If braving the elements and camping in a tent isn’t quite your thing, but you fancy booking a romantic weekend away in nature, you’ll be happy to learn that the Cotswolds also have some amazing glamping experiences.
Whether you wish to stay in a charmingly decorated Gypsy carriage, a retro Airstream, a treehouse, a wooden hut, or safari style lodge, we have listed a few of the best Cotswolds glamping experiences for couples below.
Luxury Huts & Treehouses at The Fish Hotel – Farncombe
Tucked away on a 400-acre private estate near Broadway, you’ll find the charming Fish Hotel with a delightful hotel restaurant and comfortable luxe rooms.
However, if you prefer to immerse yourselves in nature, in the grounds, luxury hideaway huts and treehouses await.
The huts are designed for romantics. You can wake up from a comfortable sleep, jump in the ensuite shower or lounge with morning coffee in the Victorian roll-top bath before venturing outdoors. The living area features an L-shaped sofa with a wood burner for colder evenings and there’s even a private hot tub on the deck.
If you’re seeking something a little more quirky, book into the ‘Boaty McBoatface’ hut and enjoy a thrilling nautical adventure for two. The accommodation comes with your very own paddle boat with access to a private island and gazebo.
For a more elevated perspective of the countryside, luxury treehouses are also available to book on-site, containing everything from underfloor heating in the bathroom to having little luxuries such as a TV and Nespresso machine.
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Activities to enjoy during your stay include axe-throwing, clay shooting, archery and yoga, or you can simply explore beautiful surrounding villages and landmarks around Broadway.
Holycombe – Whichford
Set in a lush woodland valley on the edge of Whichford village near Shipston-on-Stour, Holycombe is a peaceful wild camping site with orchards and a moat, with picturesque tent pitches and areas for motorhomes.
If you’re not the DIY camping type, you can also live in the lap of luxury for a few days as Holycombe offers a variety of accommodations ranging from yurts and retro-style 1960s Airstreams to Gypsy caravans and cabins.
Airstream Ana in particular is perfect for couples with a cosy wood burner, kitchenette, central heating and small bathroom, and one of the yurts even comes with ensuite facilities. Firepits can be rented, so you can toast marshmallows and snuggle up wrapped in a blanket on cooler evenings, or if you want to head off-site, a local pub – The Norman Knight is a short walk or bike ride away.
Locally, Whichford Pottery – a family-run studio sells traditional flowerpots and ceramics or pop to Cotswolds Distillery for a signature cocktail at sunset on the terrace.
If that wasn’t enough, you can also dial up the relaxation factor with a range of holistic treatments and sessions available ranging from reiki and reflexology to massage and art therapy.
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Wild Carrot – Tetbury
Nestled in the grounds of Chavenage House Estate, Wild Carrot rents out shepherd’s huts and Nordic teepees where you can enjoy a relaxing escape for two.
The accommodations are beautifully decorated with a comfortable bed, signature chairs and luxe textiles. They boast an outdoor plunge shower and hot tub where you can lie back and enjoy countryside vistas, a BBQ grill for alfresco dining and a firepit that ignites for cosy evenings.
You can spend leisurely days on a guided cycle tour, nature walk, or cruise country lanes on a onewheel, and film buffs can also spend time discovering the history of Chavenage House, which has featured in many movies and TV dramas.
In the evenings, season depending, relax and listen to live jazz, a glass of wine in hand under the stars.
There’s a charming café on-site, and as an additional benefit, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, on-site staff can deliver champagne, cakes and beer to the accommodation.
Coxhorne Glamping – Nr. Cheltenham
Coxhorne Glamping is an 80-acre working farm located just a few miles from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. It’s possible to book luxury Lotus Belle tents in serene surroundings that allow you to switch off your devices for a few days and truly become one with nature.
There’s a feasting deck set atop a disused railway track where you can prepare food and dine in the great outdoors, a family-run brewery and distillery on site to tour, plus, activities incorporating everything from clay shooting to spa days and walking the Cotswold Way.
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The luxurious tents are placed in secluded corners of the farm, with just deer, owls and pheasants for company. They are beautifully furnished with a king-size bed, cosy duvets and little extras and as they are on a raised deck, you can sit outdoors and stargaze at night.
Hopefully, our post has given you some inspiration as to where to stay for a couples glamping break in the Cotswolds. These are just a few of the many accommodations available. As always, if you feel that we’ve missed somewhere you want us to feature in upcoming blog posts, please let us know!