Taking a glamping holiday is a wonderful way to escape the pressures of modern-day life and connect with nature. Of course, that doesn't mean you need to give up modern conveniences altogether and, depending on the accommodation you pick, you can enjoy boutique accommodation in the heart of the countryside.
To make the most of this kind of break though, it's important to do plenty of research. By doing so, you'll not only be able to book the glamping holiday of your dreams, but once you arrive at your destination you can devote more time and energy to having fun. Spend a little time considering the following points and you ought to find organising a fantastic getaway is a breeze.
How long do you want to go away for?
As obvious as it may sound, you should consider the length of time you have free to go away for. Perhaps one of the best things about UK glamping is that you can enjoy a weekend break - perfect if you can only take a day or two of annual leave - or have a longer holiday relaxing in a yurt or cabin for a week or more.
It's also worth bearing in mind that going on a midweek break tends to be a little bit cheaper than going away at the weekend, something that can be ideal if you're hoping to stay in chic accommodation but trying to keep to a budget.
Select your destination
Once you've established how much time you have free to enjoy a luxury glamping break, you should look at where you could stay. A great benefit of having a domestic glamping holiday is that you don't have to travel too far to your destination.
Generally speaking, glamping accommodation tends to be situated in the country's most popular holiday destinations. As such, you may be able to book a stay in fantastic destinations like the Isle of Wight and Wales.
Others, meanwhile, are situated just a short distance away from some of the UK's biggest towns and cities. If you've become fed up with life in the concrete jungle, you should look for accommodation that can be conveniently accessed from places like Manchester and London. That way, you can be relaxing in a treehouse or yurt within a couple of hours of leaving home.
No matter where you want to go, it's a good idea to pick a holiday destination that caters to your interests and offers plenty of things for you to see and do. By visiting the Isle of Wight, you'll have the chance to try water sports such as kayaking and surfing. You can also visit the Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens, where you will see red squirrels, butterflies and other creatures.
Pick your accommodation
Whether you hope to stay in a yurt or treehouse, it's important to give some thought to the type of accommodation that you stay in.
Although some traditional camping holidays mean you will have to do without many of the modern amenities you're used to, selecting glamping accommodation means you can have electricity and hot water, even if you're in the middle of a field. Should you book a stay in an eco-friendly lodge, you might even have Wi-Fi access and digital television. As such, you can enjoy the pleasurable aspects of camping - like breathing in fresh country air and connecting with nature - but not miss out on the creature comforts of home.