Christmas is the perfect time to get away from it all and enjoy quality time outdoors with loved ones and friends.

Glamping is the perfect option for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy quality time in a quiet and calming setting with plenty of outdoor space.

Glamping comes in many different shapes and sizes, so there’s sure to be one that fits your needs.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat or something with more action, there’s sure to be a glamping out there that will make you happy.

Luxury camping is a great way to spend time in a beautiful setting with the people you most care about.

Whether spending the Christmas holidays or taking your honeymoon somewhere special, glamping is the perfect way to do just that, with all the luxury and comfort of a hotel room but in a setting of outstanding natural beauty.

Enjoy the best nature has to offer with all the comforts in glamping sites around the UK. Keep reading to find the ten best options for glamping in the UK for your Christmas holidays. Source:

Top 10 glamping pods in the UK for families

  1. Crossgate Luxury Glamping

This first option is set in a glorious Lakeland location in Hartsop, an unspoilt village of great charm, making a perfect base to explore the whole of the Lake District. It is a relaxing escape for all who love glamping, situated in the stunning Cumbrian countryside in England.

Boasting spectacular views of wooded fallen sides, tumbling mountain streams, and some of the fields from the working Lakeland farm where the glamping accommodations sit.

The glamping site has three luxurious glamping pods available for its guests; you can even book all three for a big group of friends or the whole family.

All units present a studio-style layout with a friendly atmosphere created by the colourful décor. Inside the luxury pods, you have a king-sized bed and an additional sofa bed with a TV for entertainment. The sofa bed is an excellent option for families or friends, but you can also book the space just for a couple in a Christmas retreat in the Lake District.

Equipped with a kitchenette and a private bathroom has everything you might need for your stay. Outside decks are equipped with hot tubs and fire pits to watch the stars at night and keep you toasty.

The surrounding countryside is perfect for walkers of all abilities with its lakeshore paths, rolling hills and mountain peaks.

  1. Gorestown Glamping Chalets

These glamping chalets are an excellent camping option for a rural setting in Northern Ireland. The holiday chalets are arranged near an artificial lake populated with plenty of wildlife, from swans to ducks and chickens, making it a calm and quiet place to unwind and enjoy the stunning views.

The two- and three-bedroom homes are designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Accommodating up to six guests, the cabins comprise a well-equipped kitchen, a living and seating area, and a private bathroom. A private decking is available for each glamping accommodation, with a barbecue and outdoor furniture to enjoy alfresco meals while looking out at the lake.

With Moy village and Dungannon nearby, you have plenty of shops, restaurants, and a beautiful park (Dungannon), only a short drive away.

  1. Forest Heath Shepherd’s Hut

For the ultimate glamping experience in a fantastic location, in South East England, there is this delightful self-catering luxury camping lodge situated in its private forest, offering an opportunity to engage with the outdoors or just a tranquil place to unwind.

Forest Heath Shepherd’s Hut is a luxury glamping accommodation for a romantic getaway with a comfortable double bed, a kitchenette, a shower room, a toilet, and a seating area. Some outdoor fairy lights and seating give you a space to sit outside and unwind from your busy life.

Thanks to its position in the outskirts of Ringwood in southwest Hampshire, a market town and a stone’s throw away from the famous Moors Valley Country Park, you have an array of activities, a lake walk, and numerous cycle tracks available.

With the south’s beautiful sandy beaches just a short drive away and the enchanting New Forest National Park, guests have plenty of fun outdoor options.

  1. Bryn Glamping

This family-run site is a great cosy retreat with a private hot tub on the grounds of an organic farm in Coychurch, south of Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

The property comprises four identical log pods that can double or twin accommodation, each pod has its own wrap-around outdoor seating area and private wood-fired hot tub.

An en suite and a kitchen area with a smart TV for those relaxing evenings complete the pods.

The staff prepares a welcome pack of essentials for you before your arrival that will jump-start your glamping holidays in the best possible way.

Whether you are looking to escape the city stress and spend the Christmas holidays under the stars, or you want an action-packed outdoor getaway, you will find everything you require in this glamping spot.

  1. Embden Pod at Banwy Glamping

Offering a hot tub for the ultimate relaxing holidays, Embden Pod is on the grounds of a working farm within the stunning countryside of Llanfair Caereinion, in Mid and West Wales.

Handmade by the property owners, this open-space wooden cabin with a hot tub provides the ultimate glamping adventure for two and their four-legged friends.

Here you can relax in the inviting grey armchairs and unwind with a film on the flat-screen TV, or go out exploring the local area.

Inside, you have a king-size bed, en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC, and a dining area at the equipped kitchen counter. Stepping out onto the decking, you can relax in the private wood-fired hot tub and embrace the outstanding views after a long day of exploring.

Just a few miles away, you can go to Glyndŵr’s Way, a fantastic national trail where you can walk through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of mid-Wales. The breathtaking landscape of Snowdonia National Park sits within a short drive, home to incredible landmarks such as Arthog Stone Circle and Pont Minllyn, as well as the enchanting Corris Mines.

  1. Mena Farm

Moving on, there is Mena Farm, a more traditional camping and glamping site set on 15 acres of countryside with beautiful Cornish countryside views and the most incredible sunsets.

It is close to the village of Lanivet, the official centre of Cornwall, England, which means a great location for exploring the county’s peaceful surroundings, wildlife, and nature.

On this site, one of the award-winning UK glamping sites, you can choose between various camping and glamping accommodations, including wild camping meadows, bell tents, or luxury cabins.

The superior bell tents have a double bed with a memory foam mattress. Still, there’s no electricity, so they provide Jackery solar panel arrays, power stations for lighting and gadget charging, and your own fire pit.

Conversely, the glamping cabins are fully equipped with everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay instantly.

From here, you can visit some of the most amazing beaches the UK offers within an hour from the site. And if you enjoy cycling or hiking, there are trails leading from the property at the halfway point of the Saints Way, part of the Cornish Celtic Way.

  1. The Lazy Shepherd

Settled in an enclosed garden on Pennard Hill above Sticklinch, surrounded by farmland with stunning countryside views of South West England, the Lazy Shepherd is a fantastic retreat for all who love glamping in the winter.

It is a self-contained individual Shepherds Hut that includes a kitchenette, a king-sized bed, a wood-burning stove to keep the space warm all year round, and a private bathroom.

From the double doors, you can go to the elevated patio overlooking farmland towards the Quantock Hills and sit on the outside furniture or use the barbecue just down the stairs in your private garden.

Bring your furry friend to enjoy your glamping holidays in this lovely space surrounded by nature and farm animals.

  1. Dragon Orchard Retreat

In an idyllic 22-acre orchard sits Dragon Orchard Retreat in the rural county of Herefordshire in the West Midlands in England, which offers a great glamping experience with outdoorsy, self-catered holiday stays in some unique, hand-crafted yurts or a spacious renovated studio apartment. 

These self-contained accommodations ensure all the home comforts you might be looking for on your glamping holidays, with free Wi-Fi, cosy beds, and private washing and cooking facilities in all living spaces.

A transparent roof centre lets you see stars inside the hand-crafted yurts, kept warm by a wood-burning stove and with a fire pit available for alfresco cooking and sitting out.

From outdoor activities like walking and cycling; to exploring local market towns, castles, country houses, and gardens, relaxing in the many country pubs, or discovering The Shire‘s rich cider history – there is something to suit every interest and taste.

  1. Allt Yelkie Pod Ceithir

Going to Scotland, more specifically on the Isle of Skye, there is this charming luxury camping site surrounded by farms and unspoiled nature, which is an excellent opportunity for some great outdoor activities or to unwind in a calming setting.

Situated in a small crofting community, each pod has a spacious open space plan with a comfy king-size bed and a sofa in the living area. Things included in the space for a luxurious stay are flat-screen TV, a kitchen with everything you might need, a dining table with chairs, a lovely shower room, and outside your picnic bench and garden area to enjoy.

The property welcomes you with a basket to get you started and help you enjoy your stay during your glamping holidays.

  1. Miners Hut

For the last of the best UK glamping sites for the Christmas holiday, there is this log cabin in South West England

Boasting some stunning garden and landmarks views, this home farm stay includes a comfortable bed for two adults, a kitchenette area with a log burner, an en suite bathroom with hot water, and a small seating table.

In the front garden, guests have an outdoor sofa in front of a fire pit for roasting marshmallows while admiring the peaceful surroundings.

On site, three very friendly mini Shetland ponies are waiting to welcome you!

Why you should try glamping if you’re looking for a unique and festive holiday experience

Glamping is can be a good opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing the comfort or luxury of a hotel stay. There are many different types of glamping accommodations available, from yurts and bell tent glamping to safari tents and shepherd’s huts, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget. Some even come with private hot tubs and underfloor heating to make your stay the most relaxing and comfortable possible.

The UK is home to some of the best camping spots in the world, which means that there are many great options for spending Christmas outdoors, no matter where you are in the country.

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with your loved ones. Spending time together outside in nature is a special tradition that everyone can enjoy, no matter their age or cultural background.

What are some of the best glamping counties in the UK to spend the Christmas holidays?

In the list above, you have some of the best luxury camping accommodations in Scotland, Wales, the Lake District, and South West England.

But, for example, some other great luxury campsites are located in the Yorkshire Dales, where you have great choices of luxury lodges and camping yurts with all the commodities for a cosy holiday retreat. Plus, plenty of space for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, fishing, and much more.

Glamping is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and relax in nature, but with all the home comforts you might look for. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time with family and friends, but it also allows you to experience different outdoor activities without having to pack your bags every night.

Spending Christmas at one of these glamping pods and tents will be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or something more exciting and adventurous, these camping sites have something for everyone. Don’t miss out on unique glamping holidays and memories that you will cherish forever!

published 2022-11-08 20:13:11