Happy Friday gorgeous peeps! The weekend is nigh and I for one can’t wait for 5 o’clock to tick on round so I can head out and enjoy some of the gorgeous sunshine we have been having. My goodness do I love this time of year. I love that it’s wedding season (obviously) and that it’s festival season (again, obviously) but I also love that it is holiday season and the best possible time of year to go camping or glamping. We’ve already done one trip so far at a beautiful campsite in East Sussex and are heading off to a euro-camp in France with the children at the end of July and I can’t wait.
Bob and I actually went Glamping for our mini-moon way back in May 2013 just after we got married. We were planning an 8 week trip to South America as our main honeymoon but that wasn’t until the end of June so we couldn’t resist 4 days hiding away in Cornwall. We needed that time to just take in the sheer awesomeness that had been our wedding and to relax after 2 years of planning. There are so many cool, unique, romantic and inspirational glamping sites around the UK that are just perfect for a mini-moon and we have teamed up with campsites.co.uk to share some of them with you.
Brides and Grooms to be, if you are looking for a memorable mini-moon, consider these quirky glamping accommodation options that will help get married life off to a romantic, relaxing start……
The Woodsman’s Treehouse, at the exclusive Crafty Camping Glamping site in Dorset woodland, includes an incredible spa deck with a private hot tub and sauna for views to the Blackdown Hills. The house features a boardwalk leading to a king sized bed, copper bath and cosy sofas, and on the rear deck there is a pizza oven, BBQ and a fabulous tree shower.
This creative, eco-friendly, hideout has captivating coastal views. The kudhva are four architectural cabins raised high on wooden stilts for incredible views of their quarry setting. The off-grid site has a strong eco ethos, with solar powered shower cubicles and a large communal kitchen, plus a hot tub and bar.
Hidden deep in the Dyfi Forest at the southern end of Snowdonia, Eco Retreats is a remote collection of just three tipis and two yurts is spread over forty acres of meadow and woodland for unbridled peace and quiet. It’s possible to see no other guests during your stay! Water comes from a local spring and each unit has its own wood-burning chiminea and a wood-fired bath.
For a true escape, the largest treehouse of its kind in Europe is located in the grounds of one of the remotest hotels in Scotland. It’s so far north that if you’re there at the right time of year, you may even find yourself falling asleep under the glow of the Northern Lights. This is an ideal escape for couples with an enormous seven-foot round bed complemented by a grand bath, whilst the surrounding area is a wilderness area worthy of exploration.
Stay in a luxury bell tent at Sunridge and each night you’ll drift off to the sounds of streams bubbling through the Yealm Valley. The tents feel plush with seagrass carpets, rugs and beanbags, and there are LED fairy lights to illuminate the nights. Despite the secluded setting there are plenty of luxury touches, including wifi in the tents and a shower block with underfloor heating and mood lighting.
If you’re looking for a treehouse with character then look no further than Craighead. Built around an ancient ash tree, the romantic design inside and out is complemented by a handmade king size bed under a huge stargazing window, an integral shower and bathroom, plus a fire pit and barbecue outside. The ‘howf’ is totally self-sufficient, and also boasts a balcony from which you can enjoy views of both the loch and the Ochil Hills. It sleeps two and is not suitable for children.
For a back-to-basics break relax in a simple Shepherd’s Hut at Longthorns Farm in Wareham. While the original owners would have made do with basic furnishings, this version has a cosy double bed, wood burner and kitchenette with a traditional Dutch oven for hearty stews and an outside fire pit for grilling and heating water. For added authenticity, the farm has its own herd of cows and alpacas.
These luxurious treehouses in the Quantock Hills in Somerset are kitted out with plasma TVs, underfloor heating and a private hot tub out on the deck. ‘The Treehouse’ sleeps four, whilst the ‘The Apple Tree House’ sleeps six. Foodie newlyweds can hire one of their trained chefs to prepare romantic meals, and order locally-reared British meats from the farm to enjoy during the stay.
Campsites.co.uk lists more than 1,300 camping and glamping sites across the UK, with unique accommodation varying from converted helicopters to sky-high treehouses and hobbit homes. Visit https://www.campsites.co.uk/glamping for more information.
Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on the flip side!