Glamping spots in the South West

The best glamping spots in the South West

If you’re looking for the perfect glamping spot, the South West of England is a region steeped in natural beauty, from the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills of Devon and the historic charm of Somerset.

Amidst this picturesque landscape, a new trend in travel has emerged – glamping.

Combining the luxury of a hotel with the adventure of camping, glamping offers a unique way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort.

In this blog, we’ll explore some of the best glamping destinations in the South West of England, where you can immerse yourself in nature while enjoying all the amenities of a luxury holiday.

Woolacombe beach

Lee Meadow Farm - Devon

Just a mile from Woolacombe’s sandy beach, Lee Meadow Farm offers stunning country and sea views on 27 acres. You can enjoy spacious grass pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, with options for electric hookups. But for a luxury touch, try the fully furnished bell tents.

Highlights:

  • Prime Location: 10-minute drive to Woolacombe beach.
  • Beautiful Surroundings: Woodland views, green hills, and Bristol Channel glimpses.
  • Great Amenities: Farm shop, tearoom, bike hire, and e-bike repairs.
  • Family & Pet-Friendly: Campfires allowed, off-lead woodland walks for dogs.
  • Easy Access: Walk to Lee Bay and explore the South West Coast Path.

The Bell Tents can sleep up to four, and are fully furnished with a double bed and two single beds.

Enjoy a peaceful retreat on this welcoming working farm and make sure you book early for the best spots!

Charlestown, St Austell

East Crinnis Holiday Park - Cornwall

Situated near the South West Coast Path and St Austell Bay, East Crinnis Holiday Park offers well-maintained pitches, stylish glamping options, and log cabins. You can walk to Carlyon Bay in less than 30 minutes or reach Spit Beach in a quick two-minute drive. The Eden Project is conveniently located just two miles away.

Highlights: 

  • Family & Pet-Friendly: Spacious pitches with excellent facilities, including a kitchen, shop, and kids’ activities.
  • Diverse Accommodations: Choose from hardstanding or grass pitches, glamping in geodomes and yurts, or luxurious log cabins.
  • Seasonal Access: Camping and touring available from March to October; yurts and geodomes from Easter to September; log cabins open year-round.

The geodomes feature a king sized bed and a woodburner. There’s a fully furnished yurt which can sleep up to four people. There are also a range of dog-friendly log cabins that are perfect for the whole family with 2-3 bedrooms inside.

Enjoy a peaceful escape at this family-run park, close to the ocean and the picturesque village of Charlestown.

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Lynmouth Harbour at low tide

Lynmouth Holiday Retreat - Devon

Nestled in Exmoor National Park with stunning sea views, Lynmouth Holiday Retreat offers a perfect blend of countryside and coast. They have glamping in pods or Lotus Belle tents to enjoy.

Highlights:

  • Spectacular Sea Views: Overlooking the Bristol Channel.
  • Prime Location: Ten minutes from Blacklands Beach, 30 minutes to Ilfracombe and Minehead.
  • Convenient Amenities: Onsite shop with essentials and a morning bakery.

The glamping options come with lovely furnishings and beautiful views. The camping pods sleep up to two people and your linen is provided but you’ll need your own towels. Inside you get a sofa, dining table, a bedside tables and a picnic beach outside.

If you choose a Lotus Belle tent, you’ll get to star gaze in bed thanks to the windowed ceilings. A double bed and bedding is provided but you’ll need to bring your own towels. You even get side tables, cushions, a rug, a small dining table, heater, fridge, and kettle.

The site is dog-friendly and ideal for exploring North Devon’s beaches and attractions. Lynmouth Holiday Retreat is open from March 25th to November 3rd.

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Lyme Regis

North Down Orchard - Somerset

Enjoy a peaceful stay at North Down Orchard, a working cider farm just five minutes from Crewkerne. Camp in the spacious hay meadow or choose one of five bell tents for a glamping experience with proper beds and fire pits.

Highlights:

  • Idyllic Setting: Relax on a quiet cider farm with spacious pitches and luxury bell tents.
  • Convenient Location: Five minutes from Crewkerne, 35 minutes from Lyme Regis and Charmouth Beach.
  • Friday Fun: Onsite Cider Barn open Fridays with homemade cider, street food, and live music.

The glamping pods come with a double bed, two air beds, soft floor rugs, a table and chairs, electric lighting, plug sockets and tea-making facilities. Campers and glampers can enjoy the rustic charm of Somerset at North Down Orchard from May 9th to September 22nd.

sunset over beach
Sunset over Porth beach

Mount Pleasant Eco Park - Cornwall

Mount Pleasant Eco Park near Porthtowan, in Cornwall, offers an eco-friendly retreat with spaces for tents and campervans, plus stylish shepherd’s huts and eco pods for glamping. You’ll get to enjoy stunning sea views and beautiful Cornish sunsets.

Highlights:

  • Prime Location: 20-minute walk to Porthtowan and Lushington beaches.
  • Breathtaking Views: Overlook the Cornish coast and historic mining valley.
  • Eco-Friendly: Onsite café, communal fire, and summer events.

The handcrafted eco pods are very simple. They sleep up to two guests, include a doublebed, bedding, towels, solar lights, and USB charging ports. There are also some shepherd huts which are beautifully furnished with beds and cooking facilities. There are four huts and three of them even have ensuites!

The site is dog-friendly and perfect for families, celebrations, or environmental projects. Campfires and barbecues are welcome. Mount Pleasant is open from the end of January to December for hardstanding pitches and glamping.

seals at Maidencombe
Seals at Maidencombe, Torquay

The Hen's Dens at Orchard Organic Farm - Devon

Stay at The Hen’s Dens in a peaceful orchard setting with unique glamping pods. Ideal for couples and families, these dog-friendly accommodations sleep up to five.

Highlights:

  • Great Location: Only 15 minutes from Torquay and sandy Maidencombe Beach.
  • Unique Glamping Pods: Former chicken sheds with insulation and cosy features.
  • Onsite Farm Shop: Organic produce including eggs, bacon, and apple juice.

The glamping pods come with a private bathroom and kitchen facilities. You also get a picnic bench and a space to make a camping fire. You can either bring your own beds or rent some camping beds for an extra fee.

Though if you do decide to go camping instead, onsite facilities do include toilets, showers, a washing up area and a covered cooking area.

There is good 4G coverage on site so you can have peace of mind that you won’t be completely cut off from the world.

Open year-round for glamping and from April to October for camping.

Cheddar Gorge

Burton Springs Holidays - Somerset

Burton Springs offers a friendly, family-friendly getaway just under an hour from Cheddar and Glastonbury. Spread over 13 acres, the site features fishing lakes and is perfect for exploring the Quantocks and West Somerset coastline.

Highlights:

  • Great Fishing: Three onsite lakes suitable for all skill levels.
  • Ideal Location: Just five minutes from the coast.
  • Varied Accommodations: Burton Springs offers lakeside camping, cosy glamping pods, and stylish bell tents.

Perfect for anglers, families, and those seeking peace, the bell tents can sleep two or four people. They come with double beds, two folding chairs and power sockets. You also get a BBQ and bench area. You will however need to bring your own bedding!

The glamping pods come with TVs, electric, a kettle, and crockery. They have three pods for families and one pod that’s perfect for a couple.

Dogs are welcome and the site is open from March 1st to December 7th.

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