Private glamping in Swinley Forest

This 2,600-acre evergreen woodland brings adventure to southern England’s Thames Valley.

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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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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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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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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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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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Camp Hillcrest

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Lydney, Gloucestershire, South West England
Camp Hillcrest is a small holding in the Wye Valley with a difference. Stunning views of the Wye Valley, totally rural but with added bonus of fun activities. Indoor skatepark, tree nets and hot tub. Pets welcome. Two friendly dogs on site along with pigs and chickens. Workshops and catering available.
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Abberton Shepherds Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Worcestershire, West Midlands
Romantic shepherd's hut glamping on a Worcestershire farm, with stunning views towards the Cotswolds and a storybook setting
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Berty the yurty

1 unit · Glamping8 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Our beautiful handmade yurt is set amongst an ancient orchard on an idyllic smallholding, nestled between the Kent Downs AONB and Kent's spectacular coastline. The smallholding itself is a slice of rural Kent with free-range chickens just a stone’s throw away, you’ll soon be making some fairly unique friends. We have such a great location, Canterbury is just 10 minutes drive away and the trendy coastal town of Whitstable can be reached within 20 minutes. Outside you have your own fenced off space with a gas bbq, sheltered outdoor eating area, camp fire, as well as a composting toilet, hot shower and washing up facilities adjacent to Berty, which are exclusively for your use. Berty is tucked away at the far end of the smallholding on the edge of a 20 acre accessible wood, with sweeping views of the neighbouring fields. The small holding is home to free range chickens and other animals. Eggs are complimentary and we're more than happy to arrange for you to collect them yourself if you're in a 'hunter/gatherer' sort of mood as well as a loaf of bread, milk, butter and apple juice. Our rural location is truly fantastic! You'll instantly feel the stresses and strains of everyday life disappear as you soak up the delightful Kent countryside and adjacent ancient woodland. The picturesque Stour valley is just down the road, Canterbury and it's cathedral are only 10 mins away and Kent's extensive coastline can be reached in less than 20 mins. Some delightful pubs and restaurants can be found in Canterbury, and you are spoilt for choice when it comes to top quality country pubs in the local area. Cooking can be done on top of the wood burner inside the yurt or on the bbq with side burner ring in the bbq shelter. The grassed area outside of your private space operates as a very basic campsite and welcomes campers throughout the year. Numbers are kept to a minimum in order to maintain the peace and tranquility of the area. The A2 is just under half a mile from the property so a small amount of road noise may be heard if the wind is blowing from that direction.
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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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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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Greenhill Glamping

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Folkestone, Kent, South East England
Impeccably restored huts from the late 19th-century, kitted out for couples with king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves and views over the Kent Downs
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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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Private glamping in Swinley Forest guide

Overview

Known for 15 miles of varied-level mountain bike trails and its adrenalin-addled zipline courses just south of Bracknell in Berkshire, Swinley Forest is packed with outdoor fun for adventurers of all ages. Dog-friendly walks weave through the trees (pick up maps at the Look Out reception centre), and shaded forest tracks attract cycling. This area also makes an ideal base for trips to Legoland, Ascot, Windsor, and Thorpe Park, all within 30 minutes’ drive. Campers will delight in retreating to lakeside pitches, local working farms and secluded forest grounds nearby.

Where to go

Windsor & Eton

Queen Elizabeth’s beloved weekend escape, millenium-old Windsor Castle lords it over the twin Thames-hugging towns of Windsor and Eton, a half-hour drive northwest of Swinley Forest. Wander the swish galleries and boutiques, jump aboard a boat trip along the Thames, then explore Windsor Great Park, filled with footpaths, gardens, and a much-loved deer park.

Chiltern Hills AONB

Northwest from London (and just an hour’s drive north of Swinley Forest), the Chiltern Hills AONB rolls across 320 square miles of beautiful Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire countryside. Sprawling farmland, secluded beechwoods, brick-built villages, and chalk hillsides characterise the area, which is also famous for its rare red kites. There are miles of bucolic walking paths, while cyclists can tackle the 167-mile Chilterns Cycleway. 

Along the Thames

From Windsor, the River Thames flows southwest to Tudor-tastic Hampton Court and Kingston, then onward into London, sweeping past the tiny village of Bray. Go kayaking, rowing, boating, and more before settling in at a riverside campsite.

South Downs

The chalk hills rippling between Winchester in Hampshire and Eastbourne on the East Sussex coast make up one of southern England’s most beautiful natural spaces, protected as a 628-square-mile national park. Venture here for hikes along the South Downs Way and the impossibly scenic Seven Sisters cliffs; visits to delightful country pubs and on-the-up vineyards; strolls around buzzy market towns such as Lewes; and oodles of other adventure activities. Sea-view campsites and caravan parks, along with glamping pods, bell tents, and lodges, cater to outdoors lovers in every budget.

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