This dreamy spot south of Bath is just the right mix of outdoorsy and plush. Each of the site’s roomy bell tents have real beds, fresh linen and a wood burner to keep you warm. The loos are of the compost variety, but you’ll also find hot showers, a well-equipped kitchen and – wait for it – an indoor pool. Fancy, right?
Finally, we can start daydreaming about all the adventures we’ll have this summer. In last week’s lockdown exit strategy announcement, the Prime Minister confirmed it will be possible to stay in self-catered accommodation in England, including Airbnbs and campsites, from April 12. While campsites with shared facilities will be able to open from May 17. So while international travel is still up in the air thanks to quarantine and travel restrictions, holidaying in the UK this summer has never looked so tempting.
Camping, too, is having a bit of a moment. Last year people grabbed their sleeping bags and flocked to remote spaces in droves. It’s a nice idea, but if the thought of actually roughing it this summer makes you want to stockpile loo roll again, here’s an alternative.
Forget about tent poles or trying to get your eight hours on the world’s thinnest ground mat: none of these ace places to go glamping require you to pitch your own, or forgo a real bed. From pre-pitched canvas to yurts and safari tents, it’s all ease and luxury at these spots. Some even come with hot tubs. Stress-free summer hols, here we come.
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