Fulfil your childhood fantasies by staying in one of these very cool glamping sites. From shepherds huts to treehouses, tipis to vintage aristreams, make sure you have a truly memorable holiday.
American Airstream Caravans
Wonderfully retro, these truly American Airstream caravans give the Isle of Wight an irresistible kick of Stateside style. Each caravan has been restored with authentic furnishings and features. On-site toilets and showers, plus a shower in your Airstream. There’s a range of vintage vehicles, including Overlanders, Spartanettes and Safari Airstreams with outside space for every van – a barbecue, deckchairs and picnic bench. Near Ryde, the Island’s largest town with great food, shopping and ferry access, this is a charming slice of America in a classic British holiday destination! We think Vintage Vacations has that one all sewn up.
Crafty Camping Tipis
Come and stay in this fabulously luxurious 24-ft tipi nestled in the Dorset woodlands, offering ‘glampers’ a chance to experience the peace and tranquillity of nature without sacrificing on comfort. It’s an ideal all year-round retreat with electric sockets, hot water, an electric blanket and a heated towel rail. There are also private amenities, including a hot ‘tree’ shower, fully-functional toilet as well as washbasin with both hot and cold water. If you are interested, there are also some great on site activities such as wood craft courses. Alternatively, just kick back and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings of the Dorset countryside.
Head into the realms of make-believe with a stay in this fantastical North Devonshire treehouse. Quality craftsmanship and modern technology make this treehouse a unique and luxurious retreat. Set upon different levels, the treehouse is a delight to explore with stunning views and hidden coves. With plenty of country walks to keep you entertained, the treehouse is perfect for both romantic escapes and family adventures. Set in the grounds of a country hotel, guests can enjoy the privacy of the treehouse along with the facilities of the hotel. Overlooking a fishing lake, it is stocked with rainbow trout amongst other varieties which guests are welcome to try and catch.
Bodger Shepherds Hut
Shepherds huts are a travel trend that continues to grow, and Bodgers is an exceptionally luxurious and beautiful shepherds hut. Set in a Dorset woodland, and open all year round for glampers, you can get close to nature and discover peace and tranquillity in this idyllic location. The hut itself is hand crafted, with a cosy double bed, plush interiors and a beautiful finish. Outside there is an amazing outdoor shower, a deck, BBQ and fire pit. This is the perfect off-grid escape, where you can get away from it all and really relax.
The Harbour House Boat
Sensational sea views will catch you hook, line and sinker at this luxury houseboat on the Isle of Wight Solent. The Harbour Houseboat is moored in scenic Bembridge Harbour and is a 72’ Thames lighter conversion. Beautifully updated and with 4 spacious bedrooms, it is now a high-end houseboat suitable for groups, families or couples. Its modern interiors have a designer vibe with a sophisticated mix of maritime styles. Its modern restyle has brought it right up-to-date with gas, electricity and hot water. The sea-view deck has breath-taking vistas and is perfect for sunbathing, sunsets and starlit dining.
Crafty Camping Yurts
Wander into these secluded Dorset woods to enjoy a child-free glamping experience in a unique, handcrafted yurt. Bathroom luxuries include private hot tree shower, flushing toilet and running water. Electricity is also in full flow with each yurt having electric blankets, lights, plug sockets and heated towel rails. There’s no compromise on comfort in these luxury yurts - king size beds are a standard feature! This glamping site offers shared facilities including the ‘Out of Africa’ kitchen complete with WiFi, a wood-fired pizza oven and an on site sauna.
If you’re curious to find out more, or indeed what other weird and wonderful camping and glamping opportunities are out there on the South Coast, then visit www.coolstays.com