Glamping doesn't have to be saved for the summer months - there is plenty in our neck of the woods that you can experience year-round. Check out our pick of the best wintery options
A big Muddy *WOW* for these unique campervans, each with their own personality. Fun, bubbly, and fuss-free. We love them! Ready for a great adventure in the great outdoors? Roadtrip or rock up at a campsite of your choice? Ah, then you’re going to need one of these babies. We luuuurve these unique campervans (each with their own personality, no less) which will totally make you stand out from the crowd. These fabulous glamping-style camper vans are one of a kind and, honestly, we’ve never come across vans that stand out from the crowd quite like these. Spacious Sally is a light and airy campervan who loves being part of the family, apparently! Lula is compact and pet-loving (even with an extra seat belt clip for a dog), the perfect size for a road trip. Amelia, the latest edition to the fleet, has a clever layout to accommodate a party of 4, is easy to drive, and even has a flushing loo! For additional sleeping or living options, you can also add on their airbeam awning, event shelter or pop-up tent.
A big mention must go to their personalised service – their passion for campervan adventures is clear, and with their wealth of experience they know that your camper has to be comfortable, the beds have to be perfect for adults and children, it has to be the ideal size for getting around British roads, there has to be storage, it has to be easy, it has to be fun and it has to be magical! And they’ve ensured that their campers do just that. Everything has been thought of and they have designed the campers themselves, both inside and out, thinking of everything from well-equipped kitchens to mood lighting. And, ‘cos we’re Muddy and style is of the essence, these vans look stunning with vintage blue exteriors and funky interiors, all handcrafted by the team at Wanderlust Camper Co.
Need more tempting? Wanderlust have teamed up with local artisans, chefs and activity centres to combine a campervan stay with one of their fabulous experience suggestions. Fancy ‘set-jetting’ across the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley for film and TV set tourism trails, visiting places where Harry Potter or Star Wars were filmed? Or is following the cider-route across Herefordshire more your thing? Or if you want to blow the cobwebs away, take a look at their collection of walking festivals or breathe the fresh air along the Welsh coastline. They are also sited within a popular equestrian area and are close to many major events meaning you can park up oh-so-close to the action.
*BREAKING NEWS* Wanderlust Camper Co are offering a £65 a night stay throughout October, and don’t worry, heating is available!
Here at Muddy we LOVE a fab place to glamp, somewhere off the beaten track, somewhere real, truly back to nature. The Fuselage has all this, in gallons. For a start, the view is utterly stunning, stretching across to the Severn Estuary and beyond to the Welsh mountains on a clear day. The sunset – directly in front of the site – is beautiful, and although the site is only five minutes from Stroud (with all of this lovely town’s fab independent boutiques and cafes) it feels remote and private.
Best of all is the accommodation itself. Sleeping four, The Fuselage has been designed by a company called Tree Tents, is only the second one like it ever made, and has already won a design award for innovation with the industry! The attention to detail is extraordinary, and all the materials are from the UK and are sustainably sourced. It is incredibly cool – it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with it once you step inside. Oh, and they are Nell Gifford’s next door neighbours so it is the perfect to stay for those who’d rather walk to the circus than drive…This is quite possibly the coolest glamping spot we’ve come across at Muddy – and I can tell you we’ve seen a few! Good news is that it’s open right through the winter.
October half term with the kids? Lands End to John o’ Groats this Christmas? You’re going to need a tip top camper van, then. To make your trip truly *wow*, make sure you bag yourself a supercool VW camper from Intrepid Campers, built and designed especially for you by this fab local business. Forget vanishing tents in waterlogged fields, enjoy glamping in style with a cosy night’s sleep and dry feet. Based on their experiences of camping in Volkswagen campers, the team at Intrepid wanted to be able to offer the freedom of travelling and exploring the UK to everyone, so they designed and built their very first camper, just for you. Fancy a family holiday? A cycling trip? Holidaying with friends? All are perfect with a VW camper van.
Everything you’ll need is supplied, and if you fancy a BBQ, loo, portable TV, or any other gadgets they’ll rent you the lot. All you need to bring are clothes, some food – and be prepared to have a lot of fun! Packages are flexible – what are you waiting for? They have all you need to make your trip truly fab! #beintrepid
Experience the comfort of glamping and ease your family and friends into the great outdoors gently. Bring parents or grandparents on a short break and treat them to a little heated luxury while you camp next door. Surprise a friend or partner with a special treat on your honeymoon, birthday, reunion, romantic getaway or walking holiday – we can promise they will love it. Private, cosy, heated, insulated and tastefully furnished, we offer Wiltshire’s best luxury Glamping Pods – simply bring your bedding and make yourself at home.
A friendly, well-kept glamping site, multi-award winning and perfectly situated close to Stonehenge. Sitting in a secluded, semi woodland setting with excellent facilities, outstanding walking, woods, streams, two well reviewed local pubs and an excellent farm and village shop, all close by. They are group friendly, child friendly, bike friendly, VW friendly and campfire friendly but not dog friendly in the glamping pods.