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Glamping in glorious Wales holiday cottages

Glamping in glorious Wales

We love glamping in Wales 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! Whether your hideaway is made out of wood or canvas covered, we have the finest selection of luxury glamping beneath the stars in Wales. Take a look at our collection of bohemian yurts, wooden shepherd huts, quirky eco pods and enchanting lodges and log cabins perfect for your summer glamping holiday in Wales. 

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 in Wales

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 provides 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.

Where to stay? Ultimate Seclusion – View of the Valley Hut

Sometimes you just need to get off the grid and bask in the silence, just you and the wilderness. View of the Valley Hut will not disappoint, set in ancient woodland, this aptly named hut overlooks the dramatic Usk Valley. In spring, a carpet of bluebells adds bursts of colour to the lush green floor. The outside world isn’t far away though, at the bottom of the hill lies the rest of Wales.

Our favourite feature: The beautiful view from the hut, the perfect scene to gaze over as you get lost in your thoughts.

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons

Nestle yourself within the beautiful Brecon Beacons and escape to the great outdoors in style. Majestic mountains and dramatic moorland can capture hearts in a moment. They are home to some of the most historic landscapes in Wales, so you are promised somewhere magical to stay 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 is no better place to take a glamping holiday than the Brecon Beacons. Check out our guide to the Brecon Beacons.

Where to stay? 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 handcrafted, from the authentic frame to the canvas and bed, treading as lightly and locally as possible. Perched up on the side of Little Black Hill on the English / Welsh Border, famed for inspiring Bruce Chatwin's novel, On Black Hill, you will find the pretty Butterfly Meadow Yurt - 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 bathtub with piping hot water on tap and gorgeous organic smellies, a far reach from camping holidays of old!

Where to stay? 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 glamorous stay in the great outdoors.

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

Where to stay? Honeymoons and proposals - Bluebell Shepherd Huts

Whether igniting or rekindling the romance, glamping at the Bluebell Shepherd Huts is all about woo-ing! Deeply romantic in acres of woodland, bluebell trails and mountain views, don't miss the chance to pop down and see the new-borns on the farm. Hosts Pip and Graham 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!

Where to stay? 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!

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 mountainsides provide a magnificent destination to escape to the wild outdoors and begin your adventure somewhere extra quirky.

Where to stay? 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! With an interior adorned in 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. After a warm and friendly welcome from your hosts, join Keith petting donkeys, herding Devon Reds, or enjoy a stride to the village pub for some local fare. Safe in the knowledge that you can return to your holiday home each day for campfires 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.

Glamping in North Wales

Epic mountain scenery, ancient culture and heritage, thrilling activities and vibrant coastal resorts combine to provide a destination with variety. Hide deep in the mountains of Snowdonia National Park or breath in the fresh sea air on the beaches of Borth Wen or Lligwy, two of Anglesey’s best. Check out our guide to Snowdonia National Park to help plan your glamping holiday in North Wales.

Where to stay? Back to nature – Island Hide

Wildlife lover or not, you will find it difficult to ignore the sweet bird song that will gently wake you on summer mornings at Island Hide. Set in a beautiful spot four miles from Llangefni in North Wales, this beautifully extended shepherds hut enjoys uninterrupted views over a nearby RSPB Wetlands Reserve. You will find yourself whiling away the hours on the enclosed veranda enjoying the views and watching as the resident Alpacas graze in the field next to you.

Our favourite feature: The wood-fired hot tub to add an extra element of relaxation to this peaceful area.

Glamping in South Wales

One minute you could be hiding away in a secret corner of Monmouthshire and the next, exploring the city of Cardiff. Glamping in the South of Wales allows first-time glampers, easy access to urban life.  Step back in time at Blaenavon World Heritage site, discover a surprising history in Newport, marvel at the castles and manor houses of Caerphilly, before heading into the rolling hills of the Vale of Glamorgan. Our collection of glamping properties in South Wales provide a peaceful escape.

Where to stay? The best of both worlds - The Cwtch Hut

Situated in a rural setting in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside, The Cwtch Hut feels a million miles from anywhere else yet a short drive reveals your relativity to some of the best activities and attractions in Wales. The perfect blend of seclusion and easy access, it’s a great option for glamping in South Wales. Perfectly finished for just the two of you (and your four-legged friend), it could be the romantic break you have been waiting for.

Our favourite feature: Besides a hammock for ultimate chill-time, the village pub is conveniently within walking distance.

What to pack for glamping in Wales

Enjoy eggs still warm from the chicken, foraging in the forest for dinner or fishing for carp on the lake or lemonade in the icebox – glamping in Wales 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 guests choose to pre-order a home (or glamping!) delivery so they’re well stocked for the day they arrive. Or just take essentials and then a few extra treats; bread, milk, fruit, veg, butter, jam… and of course marshmallows for toasting on the campfire.

Campfire 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 in Wales

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 in Wales 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 in Wales

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

You may have concerns when staying in a new environment with your dog, but glamping is a great choice if travelling with your pet. Glamping with dogs in Wales is the ultimate dog-friendly getaway. It’s a great opportunity to head into the great outdoors and let your pet run wild and free. They love the winding trails which are just 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 properties provide amenities such as dog beds and bowls.

Romantic glamping in Wales

There 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.

Escape with your loved one for a whirlwind, worlds away romantic glamping holiday. Perfect for celebrating an anniversary, Valentine's weekend getaway or even glamping honeymoon, a glamping break in Wales is one of the most magical experiences to have. 

Snuggle up together in a charming yurt, watch the sunset 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 luxury glamping in Wales for a truly unforgettable experience!

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