Glamping in Wales: 3 of the Best Sites for Luxury Holidays
Gone are the days when camping means you need to pitch a tent in a muddy field, collect firewood from a nearby forest and become one with nature when using the outdoor bathroom. Enter glamping. Literally “glamorous camping”, it is a more luxurious way of camping that still has you sleeping in the great outdoors, but with more comfort than your average tent and sleeping bag on the earth’s floor.
Glamping has appealed to the faster pace of life, which means less time spent unloading the car and pitching the tent, and more time for visiting the beach, exploring the countryside and climbing the hills. If you haven’t got any camping gear or just fancy a bit more comfort when you’re on holiday, there’s plenty of glamping in Wales to choose from.
North, West and South Wales have a growing range of options from basic bell tents to incredible pods and yurts, as well as everything in between. These days, when it comes to camping, if you can’t live without it, you don’t have to – all thanks to glamping.
Ready to get started? Take a look at just a few of the best glamping sites in Wales.
1. NightSky Glamping
Glamping in North Wales doesn’t get much more luxurious than NightSky Glamping, complete with bell tents and safari tents with well-equipped kitchens, private bathroom facilities, log burners and private hot tubs – all set on an alpaca farm. There are also holiday cottages available for between two and 11 people. The site is a five-minute drive from the beautiful village of Abersoch, 200 metres from the local village shop and a mile from a lovely dog-friendly pub.
NightSky has got glamping down to a T with a hot tub, barbecue, decked out kitchen, shower and toilet in every tent so you feel the major step up from traditional camping. All tents have an electricity supply and there’s even a launderette on site and reception where you can purchase logs and charcoal for the night’s fire.
It’s the perfect place to watch the sun go down and to see what inspired the owners, Angie and Derek, to name the site NightSky. Once the night falls, the stars light up the sky – perfect for gazing from your hot tub with a glass of wine in tow.
The site owners can organise “Alpaca Trekking” where you’ll get to interact with the resident, friendly alpacas, learn about them, take them for a trek alongside the River Soch and then finish the day with a piece of cake and a drink. It is certainly an experience you won’t forget any time soon!
2. Cosy Under Canvas
Award-wining eco-domes with open-air hot tubs await you at this luxurious glamping site in Newchurch, Powys, Wales. Here, you’ll truly get to experience the complete glamping experience, including geodomes that allow you to sleep under the stars. It’s unique, low-impact and environmentally friendly camping with everything provided.
Each dome has its own fire pit and a stylish wood-burning stove to keep you toasty overnight, as well as a private hot tub. Inside, you’ll find thick duvets, extra blankets and fluffy rugs that ooze comfort – the epitome of luxury glamping in Wales. Set against stunning woodland, you will be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave!
Cosy Under Canvas glamping in mid Wales is perfect for those looking to escape their hectic lifestyles and get in touch with nature in style.
3. Wild Wellingtons Glamping
Looking for glamping in West Wales? Wild Wellingtons Glamping is eco-friendly dome glamping only ten minutes from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, which manages to combine rustic comfort with a natural feel. Ideal for families of all ages and sizes, this sense of space and fun gives you the chance to experience a new way of camping while discovering the amazing Welsh environment.
Wild Wellingtons is passionate about balancing their sustainable ethos and keeping that luxurious glamping feel, with solar energy, an eco-friendly ‘tree bog’ and cruelty-free cleaning products.
The West Wales coast is right on your doorstep with three beaches only minutes away. You are also close to the picturesque towns of Llangrannog, Aberporth, Aberaeron and New Quay. The panoramic views of pasture, skies and the Preseli Hills will truly make you feel far from hectic city life.