Nine quirky glamping holidays for a cool staycation

As camping and caravan sites plan to reopen from early July onwards, here are some fun ideas for unique glamping holidays around the UK!

Surf pods

Atlantic Surf Pods at Atlantic Farm in Bude. Image owned by

Enjoying a sheltered spot in Cornish farmland, the Atlantic Surf Pods offer a quiet and peaceful retreat, close to the sea. Combine the adventure of sleeping in the outdoors with the comfort and style of a cosy bedroom!



Sir James

Sir James campervan - image from

Meet your trusty steed, Sir James! This four-berth, four-belt campervan based in Liverpool is in a class of its own and offers all the comfort of a motorhome with far more fun - ideal for a funky family trip.

Sleeps: 4



Collection of high-end yurts with, private outside hot tubs, set within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Image owned by

Fancy spending a night or two in a high-end yurt with a private outside hot tub? Yurtshire is set within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and this countryside retreat offers you the thrill of life under canvas... with none of conventional camping's compromises!

Sleeps: 5


Steam rocket

The Steam Rocket caravan, Williton. Image owned by airbnb

The Steam Rocket is a retro-style aluminium caravan overlooking the West Somerset Steam Railway. The side wall lifts up to a wooden deck from which you can listen to buzzards and owls, and marvel at the night sky!

Sleeps 2


Wee lodge

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges. Image owned by CoolStays.

Relax in your own private cosy and quaint lodge nestled in the trees, complete with hot tub and marvellous views of the Scottish Highlands.

Sleeps: 2


Glamper camper

GlamperRV at night in a forest. Photo owned by

GlamperRV's fleet are bespoke, ultra-luxury A class motorhomess full of style. They come packed with all the luxuries you will need for a great adventure!

Sleeps: 2


Dragon Tipi

The Dragon Tipi hidden amongst the trees of a wildlife-rich woodland campsite in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Image owned by

The Dragon Tipi is hidden amongst the trees of a wildlife-rich woodland campsite in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The tipi is set in a woodland of larch trees next to a small pond, a mile or so from the coast.

Sleeps: 4


Double-decker bus

Ceridwen Centre's converted double decker bus. Image owned by

Ceridwen Centre's converted 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus is positioned in a quiet spot on an organic farm in West Wales' Teifi Valley, and accommodates up to six people in two double bedrooms.

Sleeps: 6



Yeworthy Eco-Treehouse - Off-Grid, Private Retreat. Image owned by airbnb.

Yeworthy Eco-Treehouse is an off-grid private retreat perched above a lake in Eworthy, Devon. And... relax.

Sleeps: 2