Experience the outdoors with the luxury of the indoors?

The British tourism industry may say that one positive to come from the Covid pandemic was the shift from holidays on foreign soil to those closer to home.

Coupled with a refreshed love of the outdoors, the popularity of camping and caravanning has soared in the past few years.

That said, the old style camping retreat is a thing of the past with folk these days demanding a more luxurious experience, with all the mod cons of a hotel or B&B but still within reach of nature and the great outdoors.

From cabins to treehouses and yurts to shepherds huts with even the odd riverboat  and pod thrown in, each location ensures the holiday maker is at one with outdoor life and able to experience an outdoor meal at a picnic table and watch the kids enjoy nature in a similar way to how children did back in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Glamping holidays can provide the perfect break away in cosy, intimate  accommodation. Taking the popular shepherds huts as an example, many of these huts are handmade and are located in idyllic rural or coastal locations.  The huts usually have an appealing shabby-chic vibe to them but there is nothing shabby about them!

Shepherds huts, yurts, pods and all other of the glamping accomodation types usually feature comfortable beds, small kitchenettes with electricity for a kettle or microwave, bathrooms (sometimes even en-suite), a wood or multi-fuel stove and, of course, constructed with insulation paramount to ensure the cold stays outside!

Glampers are usually greeted with peace and quiet as their glamping accommodation can be tucked away in a serene wood or hidden meadow with an abundance of natural fauna and wild flowers. Nature is quite literally on your doorstep.

Gone are the days of the clank and clunk of pots and pans hanging from a rucksack and tripping over guy ropes. 

With a glamping holiday not even the British weather can ruin your well earned break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Give it a try!

By Graham Ambler