Best for: Taking the kids in tow.
Set the scene: Looking across the Vale of Mowbray towards the North Yorkshire Moors, 15 lovingly-decorated Bell tents scatter the pastures and field edges.
What are the facilities like? Adorned with with fairy lights and bunting these tents take glamping to a new level. Each Bell Tent is five metres in diameter, so provides plenty of room for lazing around and relaxing. Outside you’ll have your own personal barbecue area, picnic table seating and a fire pit to keep you cosy on a chilly night, whilst inside is equipped with comfy double beds and even a spot for your four-legged friends.
Our highlight: Kids can make the most of the enchanting Woodland Kingdom, nine-hole footgolf course and off-road biking, whilst adults can escape for woodland walks that end at the bar.
Kirklington, Bedale North Yorkshire DL8 2LS
Best for: A quiet beachside retreat.
Set the scene: On a nearly-deserted beach on Isle of Sheppey, on the north-east coast of Kent, you’ll find this remote line of cosy cabins which, alongside a family farm and national nature reserve, make up Elmley.
What are the facilities like? You’ll just have cows and birds for company no matter which of their accommodation options you choose. There are simple bell tents, shepherds huts and a stone-built farm house, sleeping 14. The huts have a wild camping feel, with the added luxuries of running water and a working kitchen.
Our highlight: Waking up and gazing out of the glass-fronted hut across the reserve, whilst a bacon sandwich and tea is delivered by a member of the team.
Minster on Sea, Isle of Sheppey ME12 3RW
Best for: Getting out into the wilderness.
Set the scene: From its position in the woods on a hill on the Eden Hall Estate, The Bothy at High Barn has such incredible views of the mountains that you’ll feel like you’re out in the wild, even when you’re in the bath.
What are the facilities like? Inside the space has a hip but homely feel, and there’s running water and flushing toilets. The nearest building of any sort is 20-minutes' walk away and the forest, all the way down to the fire pit with log seats, is yours and yours alone. There are both fishing and horse riding opportunities nearby, as well as
trail running, outdoor yoga and wild swimming, or if it’s exploring the tranquility of rural Cumbria you’re here for then all you’ll need is your walking boots.
Our highlight: Relaxing alone in the hot tub outside, whilst taking in the views of lakeland fells.
Eden Hall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8ST
Best for: Those who don’t want to sacrifice life’s luxuries.
Set the scene: Designed to work in harmony with the landscape, all of the yurt and tipi accommodation here comes with wood burning stoves to keep you cosy whatever the weather, and a private wood-fired hot tub too. Imagine a warm, stylish and cosy bedroom where you can fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of birdsong.
What are the facilities like? Set just one mile from beautiful Hartington Village, the location here offers footpaths from the farm gate into some of the most beautiful parts of the Peak District – with plenty of great pubs along the way.
Our highlight: Whispering Trees Tipi, complete with little luxuries like feather-down duvets, white linens, fluffy towels and bath robes.
Sheen, Hartington, Derbyshire SK17 0HN