Looking for a rural escape that truly allows you to switch off and unwind? While camping may not be everyone’s cup of tea, glamping provides a memorable alternative that allows you to explore the great outdoors without sacrificing on comfort and style.
Here are our top picks for an extraordinary lodge getaway, all rated by the AA or VisitEngland.
Concierge Glamping, West Sussex
Experience West Sussex glamping at its best at the AA campsite of the year 2018-19. Concierge Camping’s luxury safari lodges greet visitors with exposed timber frames, underfloor heating, and a vista of cornfields from the canvas windows.
Offa’s Pitch & Aethers Tilt, Shropshire
Beautifully furnished and elegantly retro, these luxury lodges both sleep two. Take in the stunning views of the Shropshire Hills from the hot tub, and don’t forget to look up at night for awe-inspiring clear night skies.
Pheasant Lodge, Cumbria
This adults-only Norwegian lodge is primely located in the Cumbrian countryside, close to the Scottish border. Kick back in the private sauna and hot tub and soak in the serene peace and quiet of this rural retreat before sinking into the cabin’s comfy king-sized bed.
Plassey Holiday Park, Wrexham
Set in several hundred acres of the Dee Valley, Plassey Holiday Park’s cedar-clad luxury studio lodges are built with sustainability in mind. Sleeping up to five people, each bespoke lodge comes complete with a private jacuzzi hot tub and all the mod-cons required for a comfortable stay.
The Roost Luxury Glamping, Gloucestershire
Experience the Forest of Dean’s magic from The Nook and The Nest – two charming cabins created by talented local carpenters. Enjoy outdoor living from the Japanese soak tub or indulge in your favourite tipple sitting on the cedar swinging love seat.
Tom’s Eco Lodge, Isle of Wight
Brilliant for family holidays, a group get-together or a romantic break, choose between beautiful wood cabins, eco pods, modulogs and safari tents, all set in the gorgeous surroundings of Tapnell Farm. Expect an unforgettable stay, framed by stunning sea views.
Wakefield Court Beach, Norfolk
Overlooking the gorgeous beaches on the Norfolk coastline, Wakefield Court Beach’s six holiday chalets and log cabin, Pine Lodge, all offer breathtaking sea views. Step out onto the private patio area and revel in the relaxed and tranquil setting.