From houses fit for a hobbit to tree houses hidden in the forest, these are glamping holidays with a difference. Brought to you by Canopy & Stars, these guys believe in making travel as low impact as possible. They work with hosts who build and live sustainably and believe that by “encouraging people to appreciate the natural world, we can be a part of preserving our environment.” Pretty cool, right?
Here’s our pick of the best eco glamping holidays to inspire you:
The Devon Den
Hidden away in Devon, this cabin is secluded enough for you to relax, but close enough to wonderful walks (Lydford Gorge) and beautiful beaches (Bude) to keep the family entertained for as long as you can get off work. Eco-friendly woodburners, solar power and compost loos make this the perfect way to appreciate nature in all its glory.
Devon Dens, Devon
Cabin for 2 from £85 per night (with extra space for 2 children)
The Shire House
Want to feed a Shetland pony from your bedroom window? A fan of hobbits? Take the kids on a storybook adventure to The Shire House; a hobbit house nestled in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with grass on the roof, herbs in the garden and a firepit ready for toasting marshmallows. The kids will be besides themselves.
North Shire, Yorkshire
Roundhouse for 6 from £81 per night
If you’ve ever wanted to sleep inside a bubble then this is the one for you. Situated on the carbon-neutral Loveland Farm in Devon, Hartland Pod is big enough to sleep eight people as well as pets. The farm is home to chickens, pigs, ducks and two resident Asian Water Buffaloes, as well as 2000 hand-planted trees. With a tipi to sleep in and a projector for movie nights, this one’s perfect for the whole family to get away.
Loveland Farm, Devon
Geodome for 4 from £150 per night (with extra space for 4 adults)
Beach-side Safari Lodge
The Curlew Safari Lodge, just a walk away from the beautiful coastal town of Elie, is seaside camping with comfort. Fully kitted out, with comfy beds, equipped kitchen and wood-burner, this is an incredible way to experience nature. Wake up to the sound of the waves, sip on a hot brew on the terrace and star-gaze to your heart’s content. What more could you want?
Catchpenny Safari Lodges, Fife, Scotland
Safari tent for 6 from £94 per night
The Yurt Sanctuary
Let’s paint you a picture. The views from the camp look out over the Mendip Hills, the bench swing is positioned perfectly so you can watch the sunset and the hot tub is perfect for late-night stargazing. There are chickens and pygmy goats to feed in the morning and a woodburner to keep you warm and cosy at night. We think The Yurt Sanctuary is just the right word for this little slice of Somerset nature.
Orchard House, Somerset
Yurt for 2 from £95 per night (with extra space for 2 children)
The Woodsman’s Treehouse
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway for two, The Woodsman’s Treehouse in Dorset is idyllic. If your own sauna, hot tub, woodburner, pizza oven, open-air shower doesn’t sound like heaven then we don’t know what to suggest. Plus, the treehouse is made from sustainable wood craftsmanship with no impact to the surrounding trees. What’s not to love?
Crafty Camping, Dorset
Treehouse for 2 from £455 per night