From luxurious lodges in the highlands and stylish shepherd’s huts in Yorkshire to cosy cabins with Welsh sea views, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a stay in the stunning British Countryside without compromising on quality and comfort.
Here are some of Pitchup.com’s top picks for an effortless and indulgent outdoor holiday this summer. Almost 700 glampsites are currently bookable on the platform (along with thousands more traditional campsites) making it the UK’s largest collection of outdoor options, all searchable and bookable in one place.
With super-sized Canopy tents overlooking fields of vines, this boutique glampsite is set on seven acres of private land in the rolling Rutland countryside. Beautifully styled interiors include handmade king-size oak beds, bedlinen and even scented candles. Outside, the contemporary styling continues with outdoor dining furniture and this year’s must-have – a fire pit. With the picturesque town of Uppingham just half a mile away, there are plenty of shops, takeaways, bistros and even a Friday market within easy reach, while wine bars, pubs and restaurants are all within easy driving distance.
Price: *OPENING OFFER* From £108 per night, up to 4 sharing, two-night minimum stay (includes 20% discount)
Discover the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside with a stay at this luxury ensuite shepherd’s hut, set in three acres of woodlands and ponds. Relax into pure organic cotton and natural wool bedding, whip up tasty treats in the cosy kitchen and enjoy a private ensuite shower room. With fitness and yoga classes also available on site, Strawberry Safari Shepherds Huts has everything needed for a re-energising retreat.
Price: From £132 per night for two adults
Located in an Area of Outstanding Beauty in north Cornwall, surrounded by fields of sheep and horses, stunning countryside and views of Bodmin Moor, Coutts Glamping offers a secluded spot for a glamping retreat. The site offers bell tents, shepherd’s huts and cabins, each set in their own miniature garden. Tastefully decorated and well-equipped with wood-burning stoves and outdoor dining areas, each unit has its own camping kitchen annexes and allocated loo and shower in the separate block on site. Award-winning food is also just a few minutes’ walk away at the Quarryman Pub and Restaurant.
Prices: Shepherd’s hut from £55 per night for two people. Bell tents from £70 per night for up to four people. Cabins from £75 per night for up to six people.
Embrace the Scottish countryside in style at this small, peaceful site with stunning views across the surrounding hills. Yurts sleep up to 6, are fully furnished and kitted out for cooking and relaxing. Each yurt has its own private decking area, perfect for an evening barbecue or drinks round the firepit – complete with lanterns and fairy-lights. The hands-on site team have plenty of inside tips on the best things to do in the area and after a day of exploring, guests can head back to cosy up, warmed by a toasty woodburner.
Price: 2-night minimum stay, from £275, up to 6 people
Head to the Scottish Highlands and bed down in a heated lodge, with stunning views all around and a range of activities from archery and canoeing to gorge walking and Segway tours close at hand. Premium micro lodges and cabins come complete with self-contained shower and WC, and hot tub. Self-catering is easy with a fully-equipped kitchenette, or head to the on-site Italian bistro for delicious eats.
Prices: Microlodges from £100 per night for two people. Cabins from £135 per night for up to four people. Geodesic domes from £68 per night for two people. Camping pods from £46.75 per night for two adults.
Yurts and shepherd’s huts come complete with woodburners, cosy bedding and comfy seating both inside and out. Shared facilities include a washroom and campfire area, and guests can use the site’s handy honesty shop to stock up on essentials. Units come complete with solar USB charging to ensure you won’t run out of battery either – unless you want to!
Prices: ‘Shire’ shepherd’s hut from £116 per night, based on two sharing. ‘Villager’ yurt from £126 per night, based on two sharing.
Tucked away amongst ten acres of ancient woodland in the Wye Valley, each spacious pod is made to a bespoke and unique design, built with homegrown timber by U.K. tradesmen and fully insulated using British sheep’s wool. These pods are off-grid – perfect for a digital detox – but do have power generated by solar energy, to keep the LED lights twinkling in the evening while enjoying the outdoor decking area and spectacular sunsets across the Cambrian mountains.
Price: From £50 per night, up to 4 sharing (two night minimum stay).
In the midst of the Ceredigion countryside, on a secluded site surrounded by woodland, the Bothy is ideal for a luxurious and immersive nature retreat. Guests are welcomed with a hamper of local produce, to cook up in the outdoor kitchen or enjoy in the secluded garden. The area is a haven for wildlife like red kites, and dolphins are often spotted off the nearby coast. Fishing or canoeing on the River Teifi and mountain pony trekking are all within easy reach.
Price: From £65 per night, based on two adults (two night minimum stay)
Enjoy stunning sea views over Cardigan Bay while relaxing in the hot tub, before retreating indoors to snuggle up inside this cosy wood cabin. Perfect for couples seeking a peaceful retreat, Ty Gwyn is just a ten minute walk from the village of Aberaeron and within easy reach of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Take in the sea air, soak up the views or get out on the water for a dolphin-spotting boat trip from New Quay, 15 minutes drive away.
Price: Cabin from £55 per night, based on two adults sharing.