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5 Romantic Winter Glamping Escapes in the UK

There’s no better time of year to tuck yourself away at a glampsite. Here’s our pick of some seriously snug winter gems…

Gamping West Midlands West Midlands

The stately grounds of the grand Mere Hall set the scene perfectly for a weekend of glamping relaxation. With the sights and sounds of wildlife filling the reinvigorating country air, the centrepiece of this idyll is undoubtedly the farm’s tranquil lake. On site, there are a handful of glamping hideaways but, come the winter, and it’s just the site’s two-beautifully crafted Mongolian yurts, that are open for glamping guests. Each is kitted out with serious comfort in mind. The wood-burning stove turns them into cosy nests of loveliness while the air vent prevents things from getting too stuffy. The surrounding smallholding is home to a whole host of convivial critters including sheep, cows, geese and llamas.

Snowdonia Glamping Holidays Conwy

In the north of Snowdonia National Park, this glamping site offers not one but two huts per booking, with a living and sleeping area inside the first and a bathroom and sauna in the second. The result is more space while still offering exceptional seclusion, shielded away in a small copse of trees. Positioned above a bubbling stream – great for an invigorating, post-sauna dip for the adventurous – the huts are half a mile from the road, along a farm track, so peace (and wildlife) is guaranteed. And if this pair of huts sounds too outdoorsy for you in the winter, the site also offers two high-end glamping barns.

Runach Arrain Isle of Arran

At the southern end of 19-mile long Arran in Western Scotland, Runach Arainn sits on the banks of Kilmory Water and within the grounds of a 17th-century rectory. It’s home to just three yurts, each with a private bathroom. They do, in fact, sleep up to six people each, but work nicely as a romantic break for couples, with a deep, double bed alongside futons that work as comfortable sofas. In harsher weather, the likes of a toasty wood-burning stove and a hefty stack of logs allow you to create your own cosy cocoon, while the circular crown at the top of the yurt lets you peep out at the constellations above.

The Shepherds Hide Essex

These two shepherd’s huts on a working farm are arguably even better in winter time than in summer. With the neighbouring PYO strawberry farm quiet over the colder months and the local pubs all stoking up their open fires, the site becomes a truly romantic hideaway in a peaceful part of the world. Explore the board-walks of Essex’s tidal marshes, rich in wetland birdlife, or stay around your hut to discover a fully restored wooden water mill, built in 1831, and an array of beautiful ponds. Inside there’s a built in, king-sized bed, a kitchenette and a wood-burning stove, plus underfloor heating throughout. It has en-suite facilities too, with everything right down to botanical toiletries provided.

Hillside Hut Cornwall

Sitting at the top of its own sloping field five miles inland from Looe, Hillside Hut is a bolthole for two in a quiet Cornish hamlet. The bonus of coming here in the winter time is that the beaches and harbour villages and towns will be quieter too. It’s a great time of year for couples who want to explore, perhaps walking on the South West Coast Path or, closer to home, through nearby woods. But it’s also a great place to simply to hunker down together. The hut is en suite, fully equipped and warmed by a log burner, so simply hanging out at your hut is not a bad way to spend your holiday – and dogs are welcome too.

Still not found what what you’re looking for? Check out our selection of UK campsites for more inspiration.

Amy writes about travel, adventure, and the outdoors from her home in the South East of England. She has experience writing as a journalist and has contributed to several titles in the well-known Cool Camping guidebook series. Both and avid camper and host, Amy also runs a popular family Hipcamp alongside her partner each summer.

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