Modern pod glamping with hot tubs in a quiet Buckinghamshire meadow
Just beyond the northern tip of the Chilterns, a natural ridge that runs like a backbone across the heart of the home counties, Wingbury Farm Glamping occupies an almost perfectly flat field in rural Buckinghamshire. When the sun rises from beyond the chalk hills, the long shadows of the nearby trees stretch their fingers across the meadow to where a trio of glamping pods reside, each sleeping up to four people.
Inside, Wingbury’s pods are a thoroughly modern glamping scene. There’s not a sleeping bag in sight, with comfortable sofas that seamlessly slide down to form proper double and twin single beds and a fully equipped kitchen that features a fan oven, sink with running water, fridge-freezer, kettle and electric hobs. This is a glamping world that has left the days of leaky tent camping far behind. There’s thermostatically-controlled heating, free Wi-FI and each of the pods has en suite toilet and shower facilities, with a powerful shower and toiletries provided. The bright, light finish of the interior, too, gives it all a sleek new feel.
Along with the pods, the camping field is also dotted with picnic tables, brick barbecues and a number of young oak trees, conscientiously planted in 2016 to help break up the meadow and add some extra greenery. Each of the pods, meanwhile, is also paired with it's own Scandinavian-style, wood-fired hot tub for those who really desire the utmost luxury.
Rise early enough and you may glimpse a fox slinking across the adjacent fields or a herd of deer making their way along the hedgerow, camouflaged amongst the shades of brown. The local gamekeeper rears partridges and pheasants just 500 metres from the glamping site and the area has a real array of birdlife – red kites have even been known to roost in the trees at the far end of the meadow. If you really want to see some animals though, you can’t beat the half hour drive to Whipsnade Zoo, one of the main family attractions in the region. It covers a full 600 acres of chalk down land and backs onto Ivinghoe Beacon, an excellent viewing point from which to survey the Chilterns and the flatter landscape stretching north into Bedfordshire. Hang around for long enough and you'll find it's the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. That's if you're not already back in the hot tub!
Aylesbury, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by William H.Joined in February 2017
15 Ratings · 18 reviews
July 8, 2022
A slice of heaven on the farm
We loved the pod, the scenery and the hot tub especially. The welcome pack of fruit juice breakfast cereal and eggs were a lovely touch. Our host Will was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. 100% satisfied would def be back
February 14, 2022
Me and my partner booked this to take some time away and switch off.
The cabin was amazing, it was spacious and clean. We spent the morning having breakfast and playing cards and had amazing views over the farm fields.
The hot tub was an amazing addition and easy to keep hot with the log burner.
Would highly recommend and looking to rebook asap!
September 4, 2021
Four of us stayed for 2 nights for our daughter’s birthday midweek. The pods were perfect and hot tub was amazing. Great views across the fields, excellent facilities with tea and coffee etc provided. All we had to bring was bedding, our 1st time ‘glamping’ and was a lot less stressful than having to pack for camping!! Definitely on our go back to list.
July 20, 2021
From the moment we first arrived and were greeted by Will we both knew this was a special place. He was attentative and always on call, showed us the layout of the pod and made sure we were comfortable.
The pod itself was cleaned to a very high standard in these times of Covid which was reassuring.
Wingbury Farm Glamping is the perfect getaway with stunning views, wonderful wildlife and stunning sunsets. A true joy to behold.
We were lucky enough to have such weather that we had a BBQ every evening for the 3 nights we stayed. The water was also warm enough we didnt need to fire up the hot tub. How lucky we were.
If i may just mention....keep your eyes out for the Red Kites overhead for a marvelous display of gliding. One of natures spectacles and free to watch.
All in all i would say Wingbury Farm is a hidden gem and one not to be missed, and for those of us lucky to glamp there never to be forgotten.
Thanks Will and to your team, we hope to return next year.
July 8, 2021
We only stayed for 2 nights but had a fantastic time. The pod we stayed in was 5* clean and so much detail in everything from the tea, fresh orange juice and cereals provided to the helpful and friendly staff. Even the cows came over to say hello! The hottub and firepit surrounded by stunning views made it feel like we were in the middle of nowhere. Perfect getaway for couples or families. Can't wait to go again!
June 29, 2021
I’m going to give my honest opinion on this holiday retreat because that’s the least I can do to give it the justice it deserves. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL place to be. To witness to breathtaking views surrounding your sweet and secluded pod, I can’t have wished for anything better. From the excellent hot tub that was to perfection to the romantic small town near by that served a tasteful lunch with live music. I couldn’t have felt more in a safe and sound place to be with Will making sure everything was 100/10 for our stay. Our trip was full of excellent surprises including a bottle of Prosecco when they found out it was our anniversary trip & as well as giving us a bottom sheet when we realised we had brought the wrong sized one and at free of charge. I can’t explain how brilliant this trip was. And definitely needed after the numerous lockdowns. Thankyou for the adventure x
From the host
Situated on the edge of a family-run farm, our
three luxury en-suite pods look out on breathtaking views by day and catch the
full beauty of the fiery sunset in the evening.
The well-insulated pods sleep four and are
equipped with a seated dining area, which converts into a comfortable double
bed. The sofas in the seating area convert into two further single beds.
As well as your well-equipped en-suite
bathroom, the pods have a fully fitted kitchen with fridge freezer, electric
hob and electric fan oven.
Outside, you’ll find a large decked area
with seating, your own brick BBQ and steel fire pit and, of course, those
For a little extra luxury all pods now come with a Scandinavian wood-fired hot tubs, which take four people each. Ideal for a
romantic evening of unwinding while you watch the sun go down.
Whipsnade Zoo (0344 225 1826) is 30 minutes away by car, situated on the northern edge of the Chiltern Hills which spread away to the south. It makes this glamping site an enviable spot for walking with a footpath running along the top fence if you fancy on striding out straight from your pod. If not, drive a little south to enjoy The Ridge Way, a long distance route which runs the full length of the Chilterns. It's 25 minutes to The National Trust's Waddesdon Manor (01296 820414), a magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château, while families will prefer Mead Open Farm (01525 852954), where children can enjoy hands-on lambing time in spring and animal handling in summer.
Food and drink
All guests receive a welcome pack on arrival with milk, orange juice, tea, coffee. BBQ packs are also available from the local butcher, Yirrell William Ltd (01525 373489), and can be organised in advance. It's a 15-minute walk to the nearest pub, The Rose & Crown (01296 708414) in Wingrave, which is just over a mile by road but less if you follow the local footpaths. There are a further 4 pubs all within 2½ miles of the campsite. The 16th-century, half-thatched Royal Oak (01296 681262) in Aston Abbotts, The Queen's Head (01296 688268) in Wing, The Cock Inn (01296 752210) just a little further up the same high street and The Stag (01296 660602) in Mentmore. For the very best, drive the 6½ miles to Ivinghoe for some fine dining at The Kings Head Restaurant (01296 668388).