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Glamping in glorious Wales holiday cottages

Glamping in glorious Wales

We love glamping because it combines two of our favourite things: the great outdoors and a comfortable bed!

Glamping in a nutshell is glamorous camping – combing all the wonderful aspects and old-worldly, outdoor charm that comes with camping but with all the modern amenities and comforts of home. It certainly makes the idea of sleeping among the wilderness a lot more appealing! Made out of wood or under canvas, we have the finest selection of luxury glamping beneath the stars in the UK.

So firstly, what types of glamping are there? We have beautifully bohemian yurts, wooden shepherd huts, quirky eco pods, enchanting lodges and log cabins and even a few wood shacks.

There really is nothing better than staying somewhere which feels as if it’s completely off the beaten track, hidden far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Part of the magic of glamping is being surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside at all times, views for miles boasting glorious emerald hues and an endless patchwork of fields.

Wales is the true home of glamping; fall asleep in the stars and wake up in the depths of the hills!

The Best places to go glamping

  • Glamping in the Golden Valley

    With the River Dore flowing alongside the glorious Golden Valley, there are endless opportunities for adventure, activities and wildlife spotting along the water’s edge. Winding its way past the striking Black Mountains, this gorgeous valley boasts a cluster of time-forgotten villages which are just as wonderful to explore as the rural landscapes surrounding them. Our collection of Golden Valley glamping properties provide the perfect escape from which to soak up the sunshine in the heart of the Welsh countryside! Check out our guide to the Golden Valley.

  • Glamping in the Brecon Beacons

    Nestle yourself within the beautiful Black Mountain countryside and escape to the great outdoors in style. Majestic mountains and dramatic moorland captures hearts in a moment, home to some of Wales’ most historical landscapes you can be promised a stay somewhere magical whichever corner you choose to glamp in. With high peaks from which to soak up the stunning views to deep shaded grassy valleys perfect for snuggling up in a little hideaway and shutting off from the rest of the world, there really is no better place to take a glamping holiday than the Brecon Beacons. Check out our guide to the Brecon Beacons.

  • Glamping in the Black Mountains

    Set yourself in the heart of the Black Mountains with a stay in one of our stunning Black mountain glamping properties. The furthest corner of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park is dominated by the striking Black mountains which highlight the Welsh landscapes perfectly. The heather cloaked and river laced mountain sides provide a magnificent destination to escape to the wild outdoors and begin your adventure somewhere extra quirky.

What to pack for glamping

Enjoying eggs still warm from the chicken, foraging in the forest for dinner or fishing for carp on the lake or lemonade in the ice box – glamping is all about enjoying the little things! To make the most of your experience make sure you pack the essentials!

Warm, waterproof clothing: wellies, anoraks, big socks etc – you want to feel snug and prepared to explore the great outdoors!

  • A picnic rug in case you want to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or a BBQ.
  • A picnic basket in case you want to head further afield for your picnic.
  • Items to keep everyone occupied – think puzzles, footballs, kites and Frisbees.
  • Loo roll in case you run out of the amount provided for you.
  • Sun cream – you’ll find yourself exposed to the elements more than you may think.
  • Food and drink – many guest choose to pre-order a home (or glamping!) delivery so they’re well stocked for the day they arrive, if not just think essentials and then a few extra treats; bread, milk, fruit, veg, butter, jam… and of course marshmallows for toasting on the camp fire.

Camp fire treats

There is nothing more exciting than staying away from the norm and dining among the toadstools and wildlife. Many of our glamping properties boast picnic spots, BBQ facilities and even campfires, so get creative and whip up something tasty!

Glamping activities for children

Glamping with children provides the perfect opportunity to get back to basics and enjoy nature’s playground! The rural landscapes our glamping properties find themselves in mean endless fun and activities that you’d struggle to find anywhere else – and the best part? They are mostly free!

Our child friendly glamping holidays allow the whole family to put the gadgets down and appreciate the beautiful Welsh countryside.

  • Foraging
  • Fruit picking
  • Campfire pizza decorating
  • Toasting marshmallows
  • Pooh sticks
  • Tree climbing
  • Wildlife walks
  • Horse riding
  • Bike riding
  • Orienteering
  • Wild swimming
  • Kite making

Glamping with dogs

Tired of barking up the wrong tree when hunting for pet friendly glamping? We understand that your four-legged friend is just as an important family member as everyone else so we tailor our glamping experience to cater for the furry kind too.

You may have concerns when staying in a new environment with your dog but glamping really is a great choice if travelling with your pet! Glamping with dogs is the ultimate dog friendly getaway - a great opportunity to head out into the great outdoors and let your pet run wild and free in the great Welsh outdoors, right in the heart of winding trails perfect for long dog walks and muddy puddles to splash through. The lack of neighbours, noise and just the general hustle and bustle of daily life allows for a peaceful night slumber for both you and pooch. You don’t need to worry about limited home comforts either as many of our dog friendly holidays provide amenities such as dog beds and bowls too - no one is missed out!

Wales is home to a fabulous array of dog friendly pubs, restaurants, cafes and attractions to visit – our dog friendly glamping is sure to set tails wagging. Your dog couldn’t possibly be left behind if you’re heading to the countryside anyway!

Romantic glamping

Escape with your loved one for a whirlwind, world away romantic glamping holiday. One of the most magical experiences to have, a stay in a glamping property is just perfect to celebrate for an anniversary, a valentine’s weekend getaway or even glamping honeymoon.

Snuggle up together in a charming yurt, watch the sun set over the mountains, gather around a real campfire and simply soak up the serene beauty surrounding you.

The finest selection of glamping adventures in the Welsh hills and beyond is just ready and waiting. So, what kind of glamper are you? Indulge in a spot of glamping in Wales for a truly unforgettable experience!

Authentic Mongolian - Butterfly Meadow Yurt

When they say the beds are made, they mean literally. Every part of this exquisitely restored Mongolian Yurt has been hand crafted, from the authentic frame, to the canvas and bed, treading as lightly and locally as possible. Perched on the side of Little Black Hill on the English / Welsh Border, bought to life by Bruce Chatwin's evocative tale of hillside life, Butterfly Meadow Yurt is a fabulous introduction to the very best of off the grid living. Designed just for two, spend days lazing in the hammock and nights gazing up through the sky viewer at the top of the yurt to take in the constellations above.

Our favourite feature: A roll top romantic bath tub with piping hot water on tap and gorgeous organic smellies, a far reach from camping holidays of old!

Into the wild - Black Mountains Yurt

The very best in up-cycled vintage chic and local craftsmanship. Em and Keith's clever creation was the very first glamping adventure we launched and four years on, has one of the biggest followings of repeat Loafers! Adorned with sheepskin rugs, authentic Welsh blankets and an enormous wood burning stove, Black Mountains Yurt is one of the best places in the hills to get back to nature with your friends and family. A warm and friendly welcome from your hosts, join Keith patting donkeys, herding Devon Reds, or stride to the village pub for local fayre in the midst of the mountains, returning home each day for camp fires and wide open space to explore your inner child!

What's so special about this place? A beautiful mountain river runs through the land, with brilliant plunge pool for some of the best wild swimming in the hills.

Sleep under canvas - Skirrid Skies

The Safari comes to Wales, replacing the big game roars with little farm bleats, there's still plenty to get excited about. With a brand new bubbly hot tub this season set under the far reaching skies of the rolling Monmouthshire countryside, Skirrid Skies is one seriously fine tent! Decked out as if a luxury cottage with every possible comfort considered for a seriously glamourous stay in the great outdoors.

Our favourite feature: The hidden bed. Close the doors to the clever cabin and snooze away to the best nights sleep!

Honeymoons and proposals - Bluebell Shepherd Huts

Whether igniting or rekindling the romance, glamping at the Bluebell Shepherd Huts Bluebell Shepherd Huts is all about woo-ing! Deeply romantic in acres of woodland, bluebell trails, mountain views and the chance to pop down and see the newborns on the farm, hosts Pip and Graham will ensure you have everything you need in place, should a big question need to be popped!

What's so special about this place? We loved the huts so much we asked Graham to make us our very own for the Sugar & Loaf office!

Hot tub bliss - The Hot Tub Hideaway

Set in an ancient hay meadow overlooking the Black Hill of Bruce Chatwin fame, The Hot Tub Hideaway is a truly special romantic hideaway. Beautifully crafted, The Hot Tub Hideaway packs heaps of heart, soul and imagination and 800 man-hours of love and labour. Completely private, The Hideaway is hidden deep in the Herefordshire hills, just 15 minutes from Hay-on-Wye and five minutes from a stunning village pub.

Our favourite feature: The Hideaway has an ingenious hot tub using spring water created from two upcycled JCB diggers, coal and logs!

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