10 Stunning Glamping Spots Near Manchester with Summer Availability

With the soaring temperatures of the British climate exceeding expectations recently, it's the perfect time to think about booking a staycation...

By Emma Davidson | May 24th '22

Foxglove
Park Hey Estate, Lancashire
Located in a beautifully wooded area of the Lancashire hills, Foxglove is a cosy retreat for two complete with a woodfired tin tub and a log burner to keep you warm on an evening. The cabin has everything you need, including an electric hop, outdoor barbecue, fridge and freezer where you can store and cook up local produce from the farm shop and fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables from the owners’ walled garden. You’re sure to sleep peacefully in this magical spot.

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Meadow Head Orchard Hut
Meadow Head Farm, Lancashire
The perfect setting for a de-stress in the summer sun, Meadow Head Orchard Hut is a shepherd’s hut complete with an outdoor bath. There’s a communal fire pit in the centre of the site where you can huddle under blankets and toast marshmallows from a jar, alongside a covered seating area made for alfresco dining. You’ll find local breakfast basics in the fridge, with eggs from the ducks if they’re laying and juice from the apple trees in season, and there’s always wildlife roaming around – from wild deer and hare to the hut’s very own resident owl.

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Cargo Cabin
Trelan Farm, Flintshire
A shipping container in the rolling hills of North Wales, Cargo Cabin has a touch of class about it, with huge, open windows sharing views across the valleys. It’s been built to help you unwind surrounded by nature, with the hedges and fields so full of wildlife that some of it will come to say hello. Inside you’ll find a top-quality sofa bed, and a modern kitchen and bathroom, but if you fancy venturing out for an evening meal, the cabin is also close to a few local country pubs.

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Star Suite
North Star Club, Yorkshire
The rustic craftsmanship of Star Suite will automatically catch your eye, combining true Yorkshire heritage with a dose of America’s legendary great camps! The four-poster bed and magnificent copper bath make it perfectly romantic for couples, but the bunks and sofa-bed mean you can bring up to five friends along, too, if you’d prefer a bigger adventure or celebration. Hang out on the large veranda, looking out over oodles of wild woodland or sit with some drinks in the comfy living room. There’s also a private sauna for you to have a long steam to start or end the day.

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Beechwood Nook
Crawshawbooth, Rossendale
Located in the heart of Rossendale Valley, the brand new Crown Lodge site was built by owner, Sam over lockdown. Beechwood Nook is the more private of the three cabins, and is complete with a hot tub, a log burner, and luxury kitchen and bathroom areas. The site is situated just next to Rawtenstall, a town that’s has undergone major redevelopments over years, hosting regular street food markets and gorgeous, local pubs and cafes! The site is also very handy to reach if you don’t have a car, as it’ll take a mere 40 minutes to arrive using the x43 bus from the Manchester city centre.

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Dove Hideaway
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
A tiny tranquil house, Dove Hideaway is set off the beaten track in the picturesque hillsides of Blackshaw Head above Hebden Bridge. There’s a hot tub with stunning scenic views, alongside a balcony, a small stove, fridge, and a raised king size bunk bed with ladder access. During your stay, you will have access to a private sloped lawn, edged by trees and a timber fence, with direct views to open countryside and local monument, Stoodley Pike.

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Shepherd’s Rest Camping Pod
Newton-in-Bowland
Another camping pod that features a private hot tub, Shepherd’s Rest is ideal for hikers and bikers who want a comfortable base that’s a step above a flimsy, nylon camping tent. The pod is completely secluded, with striking, panoramic views that stretch across the Dunsop and Ribble Valleys as you sit and enjoy a beer in the hot tub. One side of the cabin holds a log burner, sofa bed and kitchen unit, and the other holds the bedroom and bathroom, complete with double bed, toilet, sink and shower.

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Falling Water
Ponden Mill, Yorkshire
Stroll up the steps to a serene haven, complete with a stream and stained glass windows that wrap around the entire structure. Falling Water in Yorkshire is a cosy cabin complete with a BBQ to cook up a cracking feast alongside a cocktail during summer. The cabin is just off the Pennine Way and you can walk a quick section or make big hikes south to the canal town of Hebden Bridge, or North to East Marton. You’re also surrounded by cultural landmarks, from Saltaire’s gallery celebrating its most famous son David Hockney, to the actual steam train featured in The Railway Children, which still runs on most days!

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Van Goff
Bodynfoel, Powys
A 1970s converted caravan, Van Goff is now a charming masterpiece of modern day craftsmanship – moulded and reworked to create an off grid hideaway for happy campers. Complete with LED lighting, a small fridge, a plug to charge your phone from, a hot shower, and a flushing loo, the colder months also benefit from an electric blanket and even a small room heater! Sunset BBQs are also a must out on the spacious raised deck, overlooking the lush Welsh hills.

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The Sleepout
Sunnylea, Powys
Crafted by botanist, Rachel and tree surgeon, Mike, The Sleepout is an astonishing piece of natural architecture for a relaxed and unscripted break. It’s a cosy cabin that welcomes you with a bunch of sweet peas, a welcome basket and a pile of logs for the wood burner, and the bed is comes with wool throws to cosy up under the stars. You can swim in or cycle by the nearby river, and for a post-exploration rinse off, the onsite private hot shower is just nearby The Sleepout, and the compost loo with a cool rally car door is even closer than that.

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