Trying to find a lavish outdoor retreat? Here are ten of England’s finest glamping domes for luxurious camping. These eco-friendly vacation sites can be found all throughout the beautiful England countryside, from the scenic Forest of Dean to the scenic Chalke Valley on the Wiltshire–Dorset border. Discover the wonder of nature in comfort with these one-of-a-kind glamping solutions.
On the boundary between Dorset and Wiltshire, not far from Hampshire’s New Forest, is the small, exclusive campsite of Chalke Valley Camping and Glamping. The farm features a variety of glamping accommodations, including geodomes and bell tents, that provide conveniences like hot showers and comfy mattresses while also fostering a sense of community with the surrounding environment.
Wildlife such as frogs, dragonflies, mallards, and a nesting moorhen can be seen here, and the site also features beautiful sunsets and clear night skies. The tents come with amenities like a cafetiere, literature, playing cards, and hot water bottles, making them perfect for small get-togethers or families.
There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the vicinity, including hiking, biking, and sightseeing at landmarks including Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, and the Jurassic Coast.
Located between two small settlements in Cornwall lies the family-run campground known as Elysian Fields. The campground features modern bathroom facilities and an eco-friendly children’s play area in addition to a variety of camping alternatives, such as bell tents, a geodesic dome, and touring caravans.
The bar serves drinks and dinner and welcomes guests with dogs by offering a customized menu only for them. Guests of the campground can easily reach Porthleven harbor, Tregonning Hill, Praa Sands beach, and St. Michael’s Mount, just to name a few of the nearby landmarks.
Numerous conveniences are available at the campground, including a laundromat, a camp store, a playground, kennels for pets, and both hot and cold water taps. There is a three-night requirement for stays at the campground.
On the outskirts of the North Yorkshire Dales, you’ll find Camp Kátur, a luxury camping site spread across the Camp Hill Estate’s 300 acres. Lodging options at the site include geodomes, wood cottages, and canvas tents, all of which have been strategically situated to take advantage of the region’s natural beauty.
Nighttime stargazing is spectacular at Camp Kátur because it is situated on the outskirts of a Dark Sky Reserve. There is a small holding farm, a swing park, an outdoor gym, an adventure play area, and bushcraft experiences available on the estate.
On-site amenities include a wood-burning pizza oven for group use, as well as a traditional Hebridean pub complete with a fire and stunning garden. There is a wide range of sizes and amenities available, making it possible to find the perfect place for a couple’s retreat, a family vacation, or a large party. A two-night stay starts at £97.
On the border between Norfolk and Suffolk is Lings Meadow, a tiny eco-camping site with a glamping stardome, a shepherd’s hut/living van hybrid, and Slow camping choices. The stardome, like a yurt, is equipped with a double bed, a set of bunk beds, and two futons, sleeping a maximum of five people.
In addition to a canvas cooking shelter and use of a shared kitchen, each 5.5m bell tent at the Slow campsite also comes equipped with a fire pit, tripod, and grill. Both the shepherd’s hut and the living van have been renovated using salvaged materials to provide an authentic, rustic atmosphere with all the comforts of modern camping.
The living van also includes a sofa bed in addition to a double bed, a kitchen, and a wood burner. Lings Meadow is an ideal location for small, intimate gatherings of family and friends, as it can host up to 25 campers in its 25 available spots. A two-night stay in a Slow camping bell tent starts at £70.
There is a one-of-a-kind glamping spot in the middle of the ancient Forest of Dean called Gloucestershire Dome Garden, which features eleven insulated geodesic domes. These eco-lodges accommodate groups of two to eight people and have a unique combination of natural beauty, sustainable practices, and high-end comforts.
Each dome includes its own private bathroom with a toilet, shower, or bath heated by wood, as well as comfortable beds, high-end bedding, and a stove made of wood. The diameters of the domes range from 12 to 24 feet, and they come with all the amenities you’ll need for a pleasant stay.
There are four different kinds of domes to choose from: single-family, small-domitory, double-family, and multi-family domes. In addition to the domes, guests may enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits and a laid-back cafe on the premises.
The English county of Cornwall is home to the luxury camping destination known as Ekopod. There are geodomes, a glamping pod, and safari tents available for guests to use during their stay. Each geodome has its own unique design and amenities, such as a super king-size four-poster bed, kitchenette, bathroom annex, fireplace, and outside terrace.
Steren, the couple-oriented glamping pod, features a private terrace with sun loungers and a BBQ, as well as windows above the bath and bed for stargazing. Guests can stay in the safari tents between Easter and the October break. All of the rooms look out over the countryside from their perches in cabins either in a wooded area or a wildflower meadow.
The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the seaside town of Padstow are just a short drive from the luxury camping grounds. The safari tents are between £140 and £260, the geodomes are between £110 and £200, and the glamping pod is between £110 and £150. A two-night minimum is required, and a covid-19 booking guarantee is provided.
The Isle of Wight is home to Tom’s Eco Lodges at Tapnell Farm, where guests may enjoy luxurious camping in a natural setting. The brand-new Geodesic Domes are big and comfy, and they also offer breathtaking views of the ocean. Each dome has its own bathroom, king-sized four-poster bed, comfortable sitting area, and galley kitchen.
In addition, each dome features a porch extension at the front door, a barbecue, and a fire pit, making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sunset. Domes 1 and 5 feature an extra-luxurious wood-burning tub. In addition to its gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine, the Isle of Wight is also known for its many events throughout the year, such as the Isle of Wight Festival, Cowes Week, and The Bestival.
Dome accommodations begin at £400 for weekends and £194 during the week. The domes at Tom’s Eco Lodges are pet-friendly, and guests may also choose from a variety of other glamping options, including Safari Tents, Pods, and Modulogs.
At In the Stix, glampers in Rutland and Leicestershire can unwind in luxurious domes outfitted with all the conveniences of home while still taking part in traditional camping activities like outdoor cooking and campfires. The domes feature a mezzanine floor with additional sleeping space for two cribs or adults, as well as a master king-size bed, a log burner, a Chesterfield sofa, and a flushing toilet.
In addition to the gorgeous hot tub and outdoor kitchen, each dome also features an own field kitchen. Oakham, Stamford, Belton House, Burghley House, Grimsthorpe Castle, Rockingham Castle, and Belvoir Castle may all be easily reached from In the Stix, as can a wide variety of outdoor pursuits such as swimming in open water, cycling, sailing, windsurfing, birdwatching, fishing, and golf.
The starting weekly rate for a stay in one of the domes is £1160, with prices dropping to £585 on the weekends and weekdays.
Greenacres Glamping is located in a scenic and peaceful area of the Lea village in Herefordshire, and it provides a number of different types of exquisite glamping accommodations, such as bell tents, yurts, and domes. Each bell tent has all the comforts of home, including a double bed, linens, a wood stove, and an outdoor canopy equipped with a kitchen and dining area.
Each insulated dome features a king-size bed, two single beds, a refrigerator, a stove, and a wood-burning stove, accommodating a total of five people. Both the Falcon and the Merlin yurt have been lovingly created by their respective owners, and they both boast a peaceful setting amidst a grove of fruit trees.
Greenacres Glamping also features modern restrooms with flushing toilets, separate shower stalls, and a wash basin. The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are just a couple of the nearby places that are perfect for outdoor adventures and day trips.
Bell tents start at £65/night, yurts at £85/night, and domes at £105/night. All bookings are for a minimum of 2 nights.
Somerset Yurts is an exclusive camping resort in the picturesque Quantock Hills, where guests may enjoy the farm’s active dairy operations. Each of the site’s various abodes—from yurts to safari lodges to a geodesic dome—is tastefully decorated and supplied with modern conveniences like wood stoves, LED lighting, and en suite lavatories.
The Quantock Hills, Hestercombe Gardens, and Exmoor National Park are just a few of the local points of interest that visitors can visit to experience the beauty and serenity of the countryside. In addition to being pet-friendly, Somerset Yurts is available for group bookings, such as family reunions.
Rates for a two-night weekend or weekday stay in a yurt begin at £200.