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7 glamping locations in The Cotswolds

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If camping conjures up ideas of soggy sleeping bags, bleak hillside locations and terrible food – chances are you haven’t tried glamping. The more refined (and definitely more comfortable) alternative to camping, it’s the perfect ‘staycation’ option if you are looking for a fun, family adventure with a few home comforts. Choose the ‘full service’ option, where you can expect all the mod-cons set up and ready for you in your yurt or bell tent on arrival – from feather pillow to antique furniture, cosy woodburning stoves and even electricity (perfect for those tech-addicted teens). If you’re a seasoned camper, simply pitch up and enjoy the five-star facilities that some of the local sites in The Cotswolds have to offer, giving the best of both worlds.

Here is a round-up of some of our favourites:

The Poplar Patch, Little Barrington

Tucked away on the banks of the River Windrush, The Poplar Patch is exactly that – a boutique site amongst the poplar trees, perfectly positioned for walks and cycle rides around The Cotwolds. You’ll have the exclusive location to yourself in a luxury 5m bell tent, complete with coir carpet, proper bed and even hot-running shower. Everything has been thought of, from linens to pots and pans – simply bring yourself and any offspring (or four-legged friends) for a proper Enid Blyton break.

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Treehouses at The Fish, Broadway

Choose from a trio of ‘arboreal retreats’ (treehouses to you and me) at The Fish, near Broadway for a seriously luxe outdoor adventure. Forget vision of the ramshackled forts of your youth, these modern 50sqm pods feature all the mod-cons, including underfloor heating, a pair of cedar wood outdoor baths for star-lit bathing, expansive decks amongst the boughs and luxe amenities. There’s a master bedroom and a bunk room for kids – a great escape for those looking for a touch of decadence with their adventure.

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The Greedy Goose, Moreton-in-Marsh

The Greedy Goose in Moreton-in-Marsh is a pretty campsite with just 25 pitches for experienced campers (a great manageable size if you loathe the noise and queuing for the loo at larger commercial sites). They also have five custom-made wooden cabins if you don’t fancy a night under canvas but still want to experience the great outdoors, with electricity and ‘real beds’. No need to worry about rustling up your own campfire dinner as The Greedy Goose pub offers modern, locally sourced comfort food. Perfect to fuel you for a night under the stars.

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Notgrove Glamping Pods, Notgrove

The luxury safari tents at Village Farm, Notgrove are a great option for larger families – with three bedrooms under canvas, as well as a living and dining room, kitchenette, shower room (with flushing toilet) and an outdoor deck with firepit. Whilst all the creature comforts have been thought of, they haven’t lost the romance of camping. Kids will love the adventure playgroup and 1,500 acre private Notgrove Estate on their doorstep.

Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power
Cotswolds Farm Park have a selection of camping options – including lodges, pitches and pods. Ranging from £15-£180 per night there’s something for every budget, choose a simple grass pitch and enjoy all the site facilities (and the Cotswold park next door, with animals, rides and farm shop) or their luxury lodges, each in their own private field, complete with bedrooms, bathrooms and a stunning deck to enjoy the Cotswold views.

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Campden Yurts, Chipping Campden
If the idea of communal facilities isn’t for you, Campden Yurts provide a private bathroom per yurt at their family run smallholding on the outskirts of Chipping Campden. The tree-lined site has only 2 yurts, so has a really relaxed, exclusive feel. Each also comes with a hammock and firepit to enjoy the summer events outdoors, plus luxury kingsize beds and cosy woodburning stoves when you turn in for the night.

Rookery Farm Shepherds Huts
When it comes to glamping, the vintage romance of a Shepherds Hut appeals to many and the trio at Rookery Farm definitely deliver. Sleeping two in a cosy double bed, with kitchenette and en-suite bathroom they are compact, characterful and in a fantastic hill top location overlooking the popular village of Broadway.

Need more Cotswolds’ camping inspiration?

Visit:

campinginthecotswolds.uk

coolcamping.com

campsites.co.uk