There are many reasons why you should try glamping in South West England. For example, you can enjoy the local food and drink that is unique to the region. You can also enjoy the various events that take place such as the annual cheese-rolling event. Finally, you can take in the beauty of the English countryside.
South West England offers a range of glamping accommodations including safari tents, bell tents, pods, tipis, shepherd’s huts and more. These are perfect for those who want a complete change of scenery and to enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Glamping is a type of camping that offers an alternative to the traditional camping experience. Camping often means roughing it out in the great outdoors, but glamping offers more of the comforts of home.
Glamping means you can enjoy the tranquillity of the outdoors without having to rough it out.
Top 6 Sites for Glamping in South West England
1. Higher Culloden Farm, Cornwall
Higher Culloden Farm is a family-run farm located between Bodmin Moor and the North Cornish Coast great for families with children who want to enjoy the Cornish countryside. With 15 acres to explore, a children’s playground, and plenty of animals on the farm including sheep, chicken, ducks and rabbits, you can also pick your own fruit and vegetables.
Their five insulated pods sleep up to four people. Bathrooms are located across the field and there is a shared kitchen area great for quick meals. When time allows you can enjoy campfire meals under covered dining shelter or eat out in a local pub.
Locally there is a lot to do, with the beaches, bluffs and seaside towns of North Cornwall all nearby. Alternatively you can head out to historic Tintagel, Daymer and Widemouth Bays, Port Isaac, or to beautiful Boscastle.
2. Livit Adventures and Glamping, North Devon
This amazing site located on the stunning North Devon coastline offers a unique fun-packed glamping experience.
Their 3 bell tents, named after local landmarks ‘Clovelly’, ‘Lundy’ and ‘Baggy’, are equipped with king size beds, a burning stove, table and chairs and a private deck. There is also an individual kitchenette, fire pit and BBQ set up to give you full comfort during your stay.
The couple who owns the site organizes adventure activities, including surfing, kiting, wakeboarding or hiking. And you can rent boards and equipment from them directly.
Locally there’s plenty of great things to do no matter what you are looking for. You may want to explore the beaches and enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean or visit nearby towns such as Barnstaple or Bideford.
3. Dreamfields Glamping, East Devon
Dreamfields Glamping is a pop-up glamping site and a perfect hideaway located on the South Devon Coast. The site is located in the countryside but with beautiful views of the ocean and is within easy reach of a beach.
It offers a great selection of spacious bell tents equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay. Onsite you can find an outdoor cinema for the kids, a cool bar for the adults and barista style coffee. Don’t miss out a delicious breakfast delivered to your tent each morning!
Dreamfields Glamping is a fantastic location for your summer glamping holiday with amazing countryside, beautiful coastline and plenty of walking trails to enjoy.
4. Campden Yurts, Gloucestershire
Campden Yurts is a glamping heaven set on 5 acre of beautiful Gloucestershire countryside close to the town of Chipping Campden. The site offers glamping stays in 2 gorgeous and fully furnished yurts that can fit up to 5 people.
Each yurt has its own bathroom with shower and toilet. There is a shared room with fridge and microwave and a shared cook hut where you can prepare your meals or enjoy campfire cooking. As well you make pre-book a ‘Tealivery’ – a homemade tea served in your yurt on vintage china.
Campden Yurts is an ideal location for exploring villages nearby, larger towns in the area such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water or keep your kids entertained at The All Things Wild Nature Centre or Countryfile’s Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park.
With so many things to do, great accommodation and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors Campden Yurts is an ideal spot for a family glamping getaway.
5. 34 Monmouth Beach, Dorset
If you are looking for a beachfront glamping getaway look no further than this stunning glamping site located on Monmouth Beach in the town of Lyme Regis, known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’.
The site offers stays in stylish wooden chalets located right on the beach. Each chalet sleeps up to 4 people and is great for couples, friends and small families with kids. All chalets have a small kitchen and a shower room with floor heating. From the wooden deck in front of the chalet you can enjoy beautiful sea views.
There are plenty of things to discover in the area, such as Heritage Coast cliffs and beaches, ancient Cobb, or you may try to spot seals and dolphins from the Monmouth beach. The site is close to plenty of local restaurants and pubs, where you can enjoy some seaside treats.
6. Secret Valley Glamping, Somerset
in the foothills of Somerset’s Quantock Hills you will find a family-run Cobbs Cross Farm and a stylish Secret Valley Glamping site. The site offers a wide range of glamping accommodation, including wigwams, shepherd’s huts, tipis, yurts, lodges and bell tents.
All accommodation units are secluded, cosy and fully furnished. Some of them are more luxurious and come with a private wood-fired hot tub, a private bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen.
The site is surrounded by farm grown Christmas trees, vineyards and rolling hills with plenty of domestic animals to be seen on the site including chickens, cows, alpacas and miniature donkeys.
The site has a games room with pool tables and a play barn for the kids, as well as a fishing lake, boules pitch and croquet. The local activity centre Black Rock Outdoors is great if you want to try out high ropes and raft building.
Have you been glamping in South West England? Is there a glamping site that should be included in this list? Let me know in the comments.