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Autumn luxury camping breaks on Featherdown farms; breaks from £249

Autumn is a great time to stay at a Feather Down farm with an excellent choice of locations. Get ready for woodland walks, beautiful bike rides, conker collecting, jumping in puddles, leaf fights and cuddling up, cosy at the end of the day in your luxurious tent. Tents sleep up to six (5 adults and 1 child up to the age of 12).

The following two farms have mid week breaks form £249. Sunninglye Farm is set in the High Weald, Kent an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your luxury canvas tent will be in a hilltop copse facing outwards with views across the surrounding fields and woodland. Highlights include a Naturewatch Hideout, raft building on the pond and freedom to wonder all over the farm. Each tent has its own camp fire site.

New Barn Farm is set in the Bedfordshire Wolds where the eight tents look out onto a six acre grass field. There is a woodland to play in and open access to forestry, lake sides and country parks.

Autumn holidays | Glamping luxury camping Family Holidays on the farm | featherdown.co.uk.

Family glamping in a Yurt this half term in the Wye Valley | Hidden Valley Yurts


Hidden Valley Yurts provide luxury eco-friendly yurt holidays in the Wye Valley. This year the site is staying open through to October which means you can escape to a Mongolian Yurt for a quirky half term getaway. Stay warm and cosy in felt lined yurts with wood burning stoves and an outside fire pit.

Situated in a 4 acrea wildflower meadow there are paths to follow, a fairy garden. a mown area with a badminton net, a boules pitch and lots of space for football and cricket. You may be lucky and spot deer, badges and foxes that share the land with alpacas and Jacob sheep. Locally there is mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and climbing. The Black Mountains are a twenty minute drive away.

Breaks from £435 during school holidays, from £200 non peak. Yurts sleep 5 or 7 people.

via Glamping in a Yurt | Luxury Camping Holidays at Hidden Valley Yurts | Yurt holidays for families, groups and couples.

Wild Woodland family friendly campsite & luxury camping, Sussex Weald | Dernwood Farm


For those who enjoy wild camping with open fires then Dernwood Farm in the heart of the Sussex Weald boasts 70 acres of ancient coppiced woodland. For those who like to glamp there are Bell Tents in private clearings with woodburning stoves and a Safari Tent with 3 bedrooms set in exclusive 8 acres of woodland. New for 2014 is a private area of coppiced woodland with 3 pitches available around a natural pond and own Tree Bog loo.

Free falconry displays throughout the season and you can also book a private session from £5 for half an hour following on from these. The farm produces its own beef and pork which can be purchased on-site along with free range eggs.

Family friendly camping costs £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 5 and over. Check with Dernwood Farm for glamping prices. One of the top 10 campsites in England as voted by Cool Camping. 40 minutes from Brighton and 25 from Tunbridge Wells.

Wild Woodland Campsite & Luxury Camping With Delicious Farm Produce.

Meadow keeper’s cottage on wheels Sussex; £460 for a 4 night summer break | Canopy & Stars

Meadow Keeper’s cottage is ‘a higgledy piggeldy cottage on wheels’ set in the East Sussex countryside. The cottage is a roomy four person space done out with a double bed, two singles that double up as benches, a fold-away dining table between them, an indoor cooking area with sink, a small wardrobe and, for chilly evenings, a log burner. Outside there is your own fire pit and outdoor dining area. Just to the side is a log fired shower, and opposite is a tranquil wildlife pond. The Cottage sits between two wildflower meadows.

Kids can run wild, feed the animals morning and evening, make campfires and parents can test their skills with a little longbow archery or  a tractor driving lesson!

There is limited availability over the summer for this quirky accommodation – a 4 night break arriving Monday 11 August costs£460.

Meadow keeper’s cottage | Cottage in Sussex | Canopy & Stars.

Shepherd’s hut in Cumbria sleeps 4; Easter availability £340 for 3 nights | Canopy & Stars


These comfortable, stylish Shepherd’s Huts are located on Scales Plantation a working sheep and cattle farm in Skiddaw, Cumbria in the North Lake District. Your hut is set on the edge of a woodland clearing surrounded by farmland and breathtaking views. These comfortable huts come with feather down duvets, sheepskin rugs  and a wood burner for a warm and cosy nights. 

The huts sleep 4 in one double and a bunk. There is an outdoor kitchen with wood burning range cooker and for washing there is a bath with shower in a private enclosed area close by. Help yourself to complimentary free range eggs.

For families looking for fun and adventure this is a great base. The Lake District National Park offers endless walking, cycling and climbing opportunities and the kids will love a tree top adventure at Whinlatter Forest Park (Go Ape).

A three night break starting on Friday 4 April costs £340. Pets are welcome at no extra charge.

Skiddaw | Shepherd’s hut in Cumbria | Canopy & Stars.

Luxury glamping at Lamorna Cove, Cornwall; short breaks from £344.40 | Bluebell via Classic Glamping



I just love this luxury seaside safari tent just a stone’s throw from Lamorna Cove in Cornwall an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Complete with two comfortable bedrooms (a double and a twin) plus an uber cool cabin bed in the main living area. There’s even a wood fired range for cooking on. Get this at the back of the tent is your very own en suite shower-room with hot water and walk-in double shower with separate WC and wash-basin next door….oh and sun loungers too!

For the kids there’s a play area and Bluebell’s eight-acre field to explore while the whole family can discover the surrounding 90 acres of farmland. A man-made lake has awesome views across the valley and a short walk through woodland takes you to Lamorna Cove with its sandy beach and canoe hire.

Spring and Autumn 3 to 6  night luxury glamping short breaks are available with weekly through the Summer. Three night short breaks available from £339.50 (based on the last weekend in March). Sleeps up to 6 and dog friendly too.

Bluebell, Luxury Glamping Lamorna Cove.

Cosy winter camping ideas in Wales, Dorset and the Yorkshire Dales


LARKHILL TIPIS WEST WALES: Escape to Carmarthenshire, West Wales this winter for a luxurious child-friendly, sustainable camping experience. Larkhill Tipis offers five different nomadic camping experiences with three of these available over the winter months. Accommodation includes the Alachigh a luxury tent originating from Northern Iran and two yurts. Stay warm with a woodburning stove,  sheepskins, big cushions, pillows and plenty of blankets,  beautiful rugs, lanterns and comfortable beds.

What to do: In the grounds there is a woodland park with swings and a slide. Located half an hour from Cardigan Bay’s coastline with sandy beaches plus horse riding, fishing, go karts, a butterfly farm, steam railways, castles and museums in the surrounding area. Nightly rates start from £70. www.larkhilltipis.co.uk.

THE BIVOUAC: if you are looking for a totally unique escape then this is it. The Bivouac located in the Yorkshire Dales offers luxurious, rustic and sustainable off grid accommodation. During the winter months you can stay in a hand crafted, round-wood timber frame woodland shack (from 5 Feb) or in the Bunk Barn; year round you can also choose to stay in a canvas Yurt burrowed into the hillside.


Inside the Shack there are handmade and up-cycled items furnishings providing a snug setting. Windy Smithy wood burners are fitted with a range attached for heating, cooking and warm water. Please note there is no electricity. A four night stay for a family of four starts from £410. Log-Cabins, Eco-Lodges, Yurts, Glamping & Bunk Barn Accommodation in Masham | The Bivouac.

CAALM CAMPING DORSET: Open all year round Caalm Camping has six traditional hand painted Mongolian Yurts. The yurts sleep up to six and a travel cot can be provided on request. Their location makes this is a great base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire just one hour from the M4 and M5.


Children can scramble about on the wooden play equipment, get closer to the wildlife (regular deer, rabbits and pheasants are visitors)  and the area is fenced in and safe for children to play. A four night stay in February is £250 for up to 6 people. Free wood is provided for the wood burning stove. Electric sockets are provided.

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Family friendly glamping tipi holidays in south-west France from £83 per night

These beautiful tipis in the south-west of France are perfect for families with space for up to 4 children. There are three tipis in total that can be booked individually or as a group with exclusive use. The site is open for a few more weeks so book now for a last minute getaway or book early for next year when the season opens next year.

Each tipi is individually hand finished and painted with traditional Navajo art work. There is a superking sized bed for the adults and for the children single beds. Cots can also be provided for younger guests. What I love is that there are spacious lockable private bathrooms with shower, flushing toilet and porcelain sink on antique sewing machine pedestals. Baby baths can be provided.

Visit the local French markets, hire bikes and take the family to some lovely local parks.

Rates are £83 per tipi and bathroom per night and £500 per 7 nights. There is free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly too!

Glamping Tipis in France | Family friendly glamping holidays in France.

Last minute availability on Cornwall wigwam breaks on an organic working farm; from £42 a night May half term | Penbugle Farm

If you are looking for a last minute escape this May half term then how about a Cornish wigwam holiday on a working organic farm with native rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and laying hens? With its rugged coastline and beautiful moorland, the south east part of Cornwall is a great area to explore.  The Eden Project is also just a few miles away.

These Cornwall wigwams are set in a small grass paddock behind the farmhouse and each wigwam can accommodate 5 people. The wooden wigwam provides warmth and comfort which is not always guaranteed with conventional camping. What I love about this place is the ‘little extras’ that can be provided to make your life easier as well as allowing you to ‘taste’ Cornwall – yummy breakfast boxes with organic eggs and award winning local apple juice; packed lunches with a locally made pasty and homemade cake and even a bottle of Cornish wine or beer can be sourced for you.

A four night wigwam break starting on Friday 24 May is £232 for a family of four; a three night break starting Saturday 25 May is £174.

Penbugle Farm Wigwams and Bell tents – Glamping and camping on an organic working farm in Cornwall.

2 family sized tipis Portugal on an ‘off the grid’ organic quinta Portugal | Tipping Tipis

Wow, I love the look of this place; just wish I could pack my bags and head there tomorrow. Tipping Tipis offer two 6 metre tipis on their 8 acre quinta in central Portugal. This brand new site opens in June 2013 and offers an ‘off the grid’ experience with its solar panels, local spring water for drinking and well water for washing.

The tipis come with a double bed with organic cotton sheets and a handmade quilt – a single and camp bed are also available. Both tipis have their own private shower and composting toilet. There is a large communal kitchen, lounge area plus pizza oven and bbq. You are welcome to help yourself to organic vegetables from the garden.

This area has so much to offer with its nature reserves, markets and river beaches. There’s mountain biking, horse riding and climbing school all in the locality. There is even a Geopark where you can discover tribolite fossils and cool off in a granite swimming pool.

Tipping Tipi’s has an interesting charging policy where a minimum donation of 35 euros a night for 7 nights or 40 euros per night for a minimum of three nights is asked for. The plan is to re-invest donations into developing this off-the-grid experience.

Tipping Tipis