Wednesday 30th March 2022
It’s no secret that getting closer to nature and sleeping out under a blanket of stars is great for mental health and well-being.
In post pandemic times more and more of us are choosing activities that make us feel good while also staying closer to home instead of travelling off to far flung destinations. When travelling restrictions are anticipated, and various rules and regulations make it more difficult, it makes sense to pack up the car in search of a more local adventure.
The camping and glamping industry in the UK is booming with new sites popping up all the time. Many farms and rural businesses such as golf courses and local attractions are diversifying and setting up small glamping sites where visitors can switch off and unwind. A recent Air B&B survey showed that 62% of travellers are now choosing to drive to their chosen holiday destination which demonstrates just how many people are staying closer to home.
Consumers want more of a private escape too, they don’t want to be in crowded hotels and rooms. Glamping has the potential to offer boutique hotel luxuries but in the comfort of a private and relaxed space. It’s no surprise that it’s so popular.
Of course, in order to introduce the luxuries that consumers are looking for, glamping venues need to be at the top of their game. A minimum level of luxury is always expected and this will range from en-suite bathrooms with freestanding baths, heated floors and towel rails, through to private hot tubs and plunge pools, log burners for chilly nights and Netflix and voice-controlled music systems.
Glamping accommodation is continually developing and it’s quite common to see anything from the hugely popular shepherd’s huts and tipi’s through to bell tents, large safari tents with private verandas, vintage caravans and even deluxe treehouses and bespoke camping pods. The World, it seems, is your oyster when it comes to glamping, and the opportunities to create something truly memorable in an idyllic rural location are endless.
The level of luxury afforded by these beautiful glamping locations means that camping is no longer just a summer event either. Glamping is a year round activity with facilities meaning it can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Hot tub in the rain? No problem. Crackling log burner in December. Of course!
Though sites are quite often in remote locations, particularly those which are more exclusive and off the beaten track, LPG and bioLPG gives site owners the flexibility to provide instant heat and warmth. In the same way it has been used at campsites and residential parks for many years, LPG and bioLPG is now also used to power the glamping industry regardless of location.
LPG and bioLPG is the cleanest low carbon solution for rural business located off the gas grid, and provides business owners with a truly flexible yet greener and more environmentally friendly option.
We’ve listed below some of the best UK glamping sites where you can expect to find low-key luxury combined with excellent facilities, delightful views and year-round comfort thanks to LPG and bioLPG.
High Farm Holiday Park is a 5 Star luxury glamping site in Yorkshire offering a variety of different types of accommodation including sympathetically restored stone cottages with exposed beams and contemporary interiors. There are fishing lakes, nature walks and even a golf course on site as well as playgrounds, beautiful views and the opportunity to relax and unwind.
Find out more about High Farm Holiday Park Here
Troutbeck Camping is in Cumbria and gives visitors the opportunity to experience total relaxation amongst the beautiful rolling hills of the Lake District. Pip who runs the site is a fifth generation farmer and has a wealth of knowledge about the local area. Sustainability is of high importance to the family, and the farm, and campsite has a number of a green and environmentally credentials.
Find out more about Troutbeck Camping Pods here
The Park is an award winning eco holiday village with a combination of luxury lodges, cottages, yurts and cabins all within walking distance of the sea. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children’s playgrounds and an onsite restaurant serving delicious seafood and snacks, The Park is ideally situated in the North of Cornwall with many beautiful coastal walks and beaches right on the doorstep.
Find out more about The Park here
Hencote Estate is a luxury glamping site and vineyard in Shropshire offering deluxe safari tent accommodation with far-reaching views across the Shropshire Hills. Each safari tent comes equipped with an outside deck and hot tub, heated floors, a hamper of local produce and of course a bottle of fizz created from grapes grown on the vineyard. As well as beautiful views and countryside walks there is an excellent on site restaurant offering wine tasting, delicious food and panoramic views of the vineyard.
Find out more about The Park here
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