Private glamping near Portsmouth

A maritime city, international port, and beach resort—Portsmouth does it all.

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Beautiful hideaway, panoramic views

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Rake, England
The Shepherd's Hut at Coombe Farm Glamping is only an hour or so from London and within easy reach of Goodwood, Cowdray and the south coast; yet once you're here, you'll feel as if you've stepped through the back of the wardrobe. With it's unimpeded views over the South Downs and barely another soul around. It is the only hut in the field, so you can enjoy the peace and space to yourself.
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Hazelbank Farm

1 unit · Glamping17 acres · Liphook, England
Our 17 acre Farm is set deep within the beautiful South Downs National Park on the outskirts of the quiet village of Milland (near Liphook) in rural West Sussex (close to its border with Hampshire and Surrey). We have direct access to an excellent bridleway and footpath network through peaceful open countryside and quiet lanes as well as being on the Serpent Tail and close to the South Downs Way.​ Our Glamping Pod and Shepherd's Hut are available to book all year round. We also offer stabling if you would like to take your horses or ponies on holiday with you! Milland village (0.8 miles) has the Rising Sun pub, serving great food and drink, and Milland Stores, which stocks all your essential fresh and local produce as well as having a small cafe.
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The Hazel Hide

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Horsham, West Sussex, South East England
A modern, eco-friendly, A-frame hideaway on the edge of the South Downs
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Swaynes Pods

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · West Sussex, South East England
A glamping pod with en suite facilities and a hot tub, in the West Sussex countryside just an hour outside London.
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Bells at Cleavel Point

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Wareham, England
Allow us to introduce you to Bells at Cleavel Point. It's the only campsite with direct access to Poole Harbour and offers panoramic views over Brownsea Island and the small peninsula of Sandbanks. Tucked in a private woodland, down a no-through road, it would be easy to overlook this waters-edge glamping site but, trust us, you won't want to. This basic-but-beautiful bell tent site is ideally situated for exploring Dorset. Not only does it offer the chance to launch paddleboards and kayaks in to Poole's famous harbour only a five-minute walk from your tent, but it's also within reach of many of the county's iconic treasures from Corfe Castle to the Jurassic Coast. The bell tents are located within the woodland of a private estate, ensuring privacy by way of a key code provided to visitors for entry. The set-up here offers just what you need for a good night's sleep and an easy morning — tents equipped with inflatable beds for four, portaloos and a hot shower. All this means that you can leave the tents at home in favour of a pre-pitched setup. If you want things even easier, how about booking bed linen (for an extra charge) so you don't need to bring that either? And you might need that extra room in the car to take full advantage of the location. Bring swimsuits, paddleboards and kayaks for Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in Europe and a dream for watersports enthusiasts, and your bike to pedal around the Isle of Purbeck. There are on and off road routes providing stunning views of your surroundings from the towering chalk formation of Old Harry Rocks to Corfe Castle. Speaking of the castle, a brief drive will get you down to these millennia-old ruins, with pub gardens at The Greyhound and The Fox Inn providing a drink and a bite to eat with tremendous views of this former Saxon stronghold. But you needn't venture far out to be well-fed and watered, thanks to the on-site pop-up bar and shop, where you can pick up some barbecue bits to then cook on one of the tripods available to hire. Or, if you don't fancy cooking yourself, you can order some stone-baked pizzas and breakfast baps to be delivered right to your bell tent from owner Jon and his friendly team. It all makes for an easy getaway in one of the UK's most scenic regions, and you don't get a better combo for a glamping site than that. Communal Marquee Breakfast baps Goal post
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Private Yurt Retreat Ashmead Meadow

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Somerset, South West England
Year-round yurt stays in a private meadow on the Somerset Levels
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Cottage Orne

1 unit · Glamping180 acres · Dorchester, England
A cabin with views on a private country estate in Dorchester
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Feltham’s Farm Cheese Barn

1 unit · Glamping22 acres · Shepton Mallet, England
Feltham’s Farm is a certified organic farm where we make award winning cheese. We aim to be as sustainable as possible, harvesting all our rainwater, using 40kw of solar panels, ground source heat pumps, electric vans to deliver our cheeses, growing as much of our fruit and veg ourselves. Situated in the heart of Somerset’s Blackmore vale.
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At Goathill Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Dorset, South West England
A lovely lakeside shepherd’s hut on a working farm in Dorset
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Little Firs

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Seaton, England
A private and spacious handcrafted shepherd's hut on the edge of a woodland near Axminster and Lyme Regis
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Toghill House Farm

1 unit · Glamping64 acres · Bristol , England
A pair of exclusive-hire bell tents on the edge of the Cotswolds, near Bath
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Bulstone Springs Devon Eco-Glamping

1 unit · Glamping40 acres · Devon, South West England
A unique combination of off-grid glamping and spa days in Devon
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Private glamping near Portsmouth guide

Overview

Portsmouth is one of the UK’s most important ports and a popular cruise port of call, with passenger ferries setting sail for France, Spain, and the Channel Islands. Discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Historic Dockyard, climb the Spinnaker Tower for a magnificent view across the Channel, or enjoy a picnic in Victoria Park. Sunny days are best spent at Southsea Beach, where you’ll also find the city’s only camping ground. While you’re there, visit Southsea Castle, cruise around Canoe Lake on a pedal boat, and stroll along the South Parade Pier.

Top things to do in Portsmouth

Some of Britain’s most-recognisable historic ships, including HMS Victory and the Mary Rose, have found a permanent dock at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the city’s flagship tourist attraction. If camping near Portsmouth, it’s likely that this and the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth are on your list of things to do, but there's plenty more to see too.

Hop aboard a harbour boat tour, head up the Emirates Spinnaker Tower for far-reaching south coast views, or visit King Henry VIII’s Southsea Castle. Shingley Southsea beach also stretches east of the castle as a must-visit spot for seaside fun.

Just across the harbour from Portsmouth is Gosport, where there’s more maritime history, beaches, and watersports. In the other direction, it’s not far to the classic seaside destination of Hayling Island. Southampton, the historic city of Winchester, the South Downs National Park, and the New Forest are all about half an hour’s drive away.

Where to go

West Hampshire

The neighbouring port of Southampton is the gateway to the New Forest National Park. With its ancient forests, wildlife reserves, and wooded glades, it’s a paradise for campers. Choose from 5-star holiday parks with all the mod-cons, peaceful tent-only campsites surrounded by nature, or quirky glampsites hidden among the trees. All with access to the park’s network of walking, cycling, and horseback riding trails.

English Channel Coast

South coast beach resorts Brighton and Worthing are within day-trip distance of Portsmouth, but there are beach breaks right on the city’s doorstep too. Neighbouring Hayling Island is a family favourite windsurfing hotspot, with blue flag beaches and sandy shores. Bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts can also explore the Chichester Harbour AONB—take a boat cruise or bike tour for the best views.

South Downs

With more than 600 square miles of open countryside, the South Downs AONB provides plenty of opportunities to escape the crowds. Hike through rolling hills and river valleys along the South Downs Way, camp out at secluded backcountry campsites, and enjoy stargazing around a campfire. Don’t miss the twisted yew forest at Kingley Vale and the soaring white sea cliffs at the Seven Sisters.

Isle of Wight

Ferries from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight take less than 30 minutes, and England’s largest island has historic towns, beaches, and countryside all in easy reach. Explore nearly 500 miles of hiking and cycling trails, try windsurfing or parasailing along blue flag beaches, or visit the medieval Carisbrooke Castle. Camping on the island is just as fun—camp by the beachside, spend a night in a houseboat or vintage caravan, or time your visit for the annual Isle of Wight music festival.

When to go

Portsmouth is a year-round destination, whether attending a summer festival or browsing the Christmas markets in winter. July and August are busiest, with a steady flow of travellers arriving at the port, and it’s best to book ahead if visiting at this time. Each season has its highlight. Go hiking and wildlife-watching in the South Downs in spring, admire the fall foliage in the New Forest, or head to the beach in summer.

Know before you go

  • Portsmouth has several camping and outdoors stores where you can pick up supplies for your camping trip.
  • Portsmouth has public transport links to many of the surrounding towns and attractions, but it is handy to have your own transport, especially if staying at rural campsites.
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for the full payment upfront. Be sure to check opening dates, as some campsites close in the winter months.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Hampshire.

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