Lodges come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know you can go glamping in one?
If you want to reconnect with nature and experience sleeping under the stars without sacrificing your luxuries, then safari tent glamping is the choice for you. Enjoy an out-of-Africa glamping experience that will make you roar with excitement for under £100 per night.
Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite
A beautiful spot set in tranquil countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture. The secluded setting is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycle-ways within and around the site. There are many beautiful towns and villages nearby. Access to the South Downs National Park and the coast is easy, while Brighton is only half an hour by car and London only one hour away. There is a private veranda overlooking the Sumers Lake which is ideal for fishing. The interior is fully furnished with a double room and a bunk room. Cooking equipment is provided, there is a log burning stove and the toilet and shower facilities are in the luxury amenity block just behind the tent. Sleeps: Up to 4 guests Location: West Sussex Price: £70 per night
Set in a private woodland glade in an award-winning park, these unique tents are fully self-sufficient with a built in deck. Don’t be at all surprised to see deer casually wandering past, or red squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees next to your tent! The Safari Tents have one double bedroom and a second bedroom with four single bunks, as well as a bathroom, kitchen and dining area. Just a short distance from Ambleside and Windermere you will be in the perfect location to explore the most beautiful part of the Lake District National Park.
Sleeps: Up to 6 guests Location: The Lake District Price: £92 per night
OSEA Leisure is nestled on the banks of the Blackwater Estuary and offers miles of coastal walkways on your doorstep. Explore the most beautiful rural villages, historic towns and enjoy sailing or boating on the Blackwater. OSEA Leisure offers their guests style, comfortable beds, a bathroom and your own private hot shower. The Deckhouse bar and restaurant serves food and drinks. There are a variety of local visitor attractions within easy reach of the Park including Colchester Zoo, Tiptree Jam’s tearoom and the Military Museum with the largest firearms collection in Europe.
Sleeps: Up to 8 guests Location: Essex Price: From £65 per night
Re:treat is only one hour away from London and comes complete with a wood-fired hot tub positioned on its own private deck. This beautifully equipped en-suite canvas and wood safari lodge nestles privately on a 22-acre smallholding so you will be staying exclusively on the site. Re:treat has three bedrooms. There is a quirky and comfortable ‘den bed’ which houses a king size bed, a triple bunk room (double bed with single bunk above) and a beautiful four poster bedroom. The large wood burning stove is at the hub of the open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. The raised front veranda has its own wood-fired hot tub and there is seating on the deck to take in the view of the pond.
Sleeps: Up to 7 guests Location: Bedfordshire Price: From £93 per night
The dog-friendly glamping lodges at Sloeberry Farm are nestled in 13 acres of pasture & woods, only 3 miles from the fishing village and stunning beaches of Aberporth and a short drive from the historic town of Cardigan. The area is famed for outdoor pursuits and is known as the best location to spot dolphins.
There is large raised deck area at the front of the lodge with stunning views across the coastal hills, where you can take in the sunset across the lake. A firepit, BBQ and picnic table are also included. There is a large master bedroom with a king bed, a bunk bed room sleeping 3 (with double full size bunkbed and additional a camp bed if booking for 7), and a king cabin bed. Next to the bedrooms is a shower room and separate en-suite wash room with basin and flushing toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you should need including a gas hob. Across from the kitchen area is a full size dining table great for a long lingering supper.
The lodges are lit with a mixture of lamps and candles; at the heart of the lodge is a wood burning stove, surrounded by vintage leather Chesterfields keeping the lodge warm in all weather.
Price: From £100 per night Sleeps: Up to 7 guests Location: Cardigan Bay, West Wales
Dam View has three luxurious quintessential lodges situated on a small 100 acre family farm looking out over a nature reserve. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your stay. There is a wood burning stove that heats the whole tent on those chillier days and evenings whilst also having an oven and hob too. There is a camping stove, a BBQ and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows on. Breakfast packs and BBQ packs are available on request with locally sourced meat and there are fresh eggs from the pet chickens on the farm.
There is a roll top bath with shower attachment in the tent, you can even open the back of the tent to enjoy the view while having a bath. The flushing toilet is right outside your lodge. For a back to basics experience there is no power in the lodge, it is lit by solar powered lanterns and battery powered candles in the evening. There is a solar powered phone charger for your use. Price: From £100 per night Sleeps: Up to 6 guests Location: Alloa, Scotland.
To book go to www.glampsites.com