Luxury Lodges, Huts and Glamping Pods to Book for a Unique Short Break
Cosy cottages, luxury glamping sites and chic boltholes to make your own
In brief: An impressive five-bedroom base combining high-spec interiors with lots of outdoor space.
Our highlight: The stand-alone games room with pool and foosball table.
Insider guide: In Northallerton, this beautiful, newly-developed home works just as well for multi-generational families as large groups of friends looking for a breakaway. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living space has bi-fold doors leading to a flagstone terrace ready for al fresco dining on warm days. Guests can enjoy the outdoors with large, enclosed expanses of grass both to the property’s rear and front, meanwhile, within half an hour’s drive, the Dales and Moors offer a plethora of walking and cycling routes too. After a long day exploring, Partridge Lodge’s two sitting rooms with a trio of sofas are the perfect place to sit back and relax, before winding down in one of the luxurious bedrooms.
HILLSIDE HUTS & CABINS
In brief: Luxury shepherds huts and cabins nestled in the Northumberland hills.
Our highlight: The huts’ eco-credentials run high – built by hand from reclaimed wood, insulated with sheep’s wool, and electricity produced by the farm’s own wind turbine.
Insider guide: For a truly unique luxury glamping holiday, with relaxation and well-being at its heart, Hillside Huts & Cabins is the perfect retreat. Set within the woodland of the farm, the four individual huts and cabins all have king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms, and have stunning far-reaching views of the Northumbrian coast. Outside, guests also have their own decking with a private wood-fired hot tub and fire pit, so they can enjoy their surroundings long into the evening.
Earsdon Hill, Morpeth NE61 3ES
BLOSSOM PLANTATION PODS
In brief: Luxury lakeside glamping pods.
Our highlight: Each pod has a stunning lakeside view.
Insider guide: Set on a family-run, working sheep farm, Blossom Plantation Pods deliver the perfect balance of modern, chic accommodation with peaceful surroundings. Their stylish design offers a deceptively spacious base from which to explore the local area, or just relax in the peace and tranquility of this adult-only location. Unwind in a wood-fired outdoor hot tub, watch the stars from your private deck, or cosy up beside the log burner before heading to the king-size bed for a great night’s sleep. Close to the stunning North East coastline, the local fortresses of Bamburgh, Dustanburgh and Warkworth are only a few minutes drive away, or the more energetic can discover the area on foot by walking St Oswald’s Way.
Blossom Plantation, Charlton Hall, Chathill NE67 5DZ
DOXFORD FARM CAMPING
In brief: A selection of ultra-luxurious country glamping pods.
Our highlight: It’s a whole family affair with four-legged friends welcome in the pods too.
Insider guide: Stay in unspoilt countryside at this family-run farm in beautiful North Northumberland, where home comforts meet rustic charm in these luxurious glamping pods. Each pod has space for four guests meaning they are perfect for couples or small families, and include all the modern amenities you’d expect – power shower, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, underfloor heating. Guests can make the most of the surroundings with walks through woodland and fields, while still being just a few miles from the nearest sandy beaches. With an abundance of private green space, this 500-acre working farm also accommodates caravans, motorhomes and camper vans to pitch up with electric hook-ups, as well as four bell tents, each with beds and a stove.
Doxford Farm, Chathill, Northumberland
In brief: Luxury Scandinavian-style pine lodges in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Our highlight: The chic juxtaposition of Scandinavian pine with granite dining tables and leather suites.
Insider guide: These Scandinavian-style lodges combine the unique character of a traditional log cabin with the modern amenities guests have come to expect. With both one and two storey cabins, they can sleep between two and six guests, making this the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a family trip. Luxe touches such as a Weber barbecue, hot tub, whirlpool bath and sauna elevate these cabins to a new level of luxury, while spa treatments, fresh flowers and a personal chef are all additional services you can take advantage of if you choose.
Hudswell Lane, Richmond DL11 6BD
In brief: Award-winning luxury lodges with views over parkland.
Our highlight: The fantastic onsite facilities including a swimming pool, gym and spa.
Insider guide: Pinelodge Holidays is a family-owned business with two lodge holiday parks in the Derbyshire Peak District: Landal Darwin Forest and Landal Sandybrook with 137 and 53 lodges respectively, both ideally located for exploring the surrounding Peak District. Sleeping between two to eight guests, each lodge has a parkland view and a veranda with outdoor furniture for dining al fresco, while spa lodges include a hot tub on the cabin’s veranda too. Inside the exclusive Vista Spa Lodges, the modern open plan design is complemented by quality furnishings and high-spec appliances.
HUTS IN THE HILLS
In brief: Luxury shepherds huts in the heart of Northumberland.
Our highlight: The outdoor fire pits which mean you can stay warm and watch the stars (and the idea of waking up to a breakfast basket each morning).
Insider guide: With incredible views of the Northumberland countryside, these luxury shepherds huts offer the ultimate glamping experience. The huts sleep from two to five guests and although they have a rustic feel to them – made from solid reclaimed oak with hand-forged wheels and sheep’s wool insulation – each one is filled with luxurious touches such as crisp Eqyptian sheets, power showers, fully equipped kitchens and wood burners. Special touches such as outdoor antique French baths make this a unique, boutique breakaway in the most remote and secluded of settings.
Prendwick Farm, Alnwick NE66 4UZ
In brief: A real back-to-nature woodland glamping site with a difference.
Our highlight: All the bothies and huts have a veranda with a barbecue and picnic bench, so getting close to nature can even extend to dinner time.
Insider guide: For a breath of fresh air yet with all of the modern comforts, Jollydays Glamping is set in 200 acres of woodland with only one small private access road, meaning you are well and truly away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Their unique Woodland Bothies take glamping to the extreme with handpainted interiors and comfy furnishings throughout. With two double bedrooms, a sofa bed, shower, roll-top bath, and large wood burning stove, they are a great option for groups looking for something a bit different. The Woodcutter Huts have one king-size and one double sofa bed, simple and tweedy interiors, a private bathroom in the bathhouse and shower block, a wood burning stove, a private kitchen shed, and a huge outside awning means you can barbecue here whatever the weather.
Buttercrambe Road, York YO41 1AP