Is there anything as wonderful as being reconnected with nature? Setting your body clock back to normal, listening to the sounds of insects and birds, seeing the stars in the night… It’s amazing what being outside in nature can do for your mind, body, and soul. Plenty of people, however, enjoy the comforts of urban living too much: toilets, soft beds, and bubbly baths. It does not come as a surprise that people came up with glamping, glamourous camping, which allows you to camp but still enjoy those little everyday comforts. We give you a list of the best glamping destinations in Europe.
The Green Hills of Ireland
As if the Ireland isn’t magical enough by itself, there is a small area in the north-west, in County Leitrim. There is an incredibly luxurious yurt camp called Teapot Lane Luxury Camp, and when you step in there you will have the feeling that you stepped in a fairy tale. All of the yurts are hand-crafted and they really convey the old tradition to these modern times. You can have a small and private one just for two, or you can choose a bigger one for up to five people so your entire family can sleep there. Even though you will be close to nature, you will have all the conveniences of modern living: comfortable king-size beds, soft rugs, and pot-bellied stoves so you can cook and make tea and coffee. The camp is rather close to a great surfing place so you can go on and get adventurous with surf board.
In Mid-Whales, surrounded by beautiful scenery, lies Gwalia Farm, a small site that offers wild camping as well as exclusive glamping in a cottage near a lake. Their Cabin on the Lake perfectly combines wilderness with luxury: wood-burning stove in one room and king-size bed with sheets made of Egyptian cotton. There is a great little kitchen as well as a no-power fridge so you can bring your own supplies and not worry about wasting food. Gwalia Farm is incredibly popular among glampers, and if you want to spend the most comfortable layby holidays, you should book your cottage in advance. You will get a great price if you book months in advance and you will make sure that you get your perfect vacation.
Hidden Gems of Spain
Lanzarote is one of the Canary islands, a small island known for perfect weather and breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Lanzarote Retreats offers the perfect place to get away from all the hustle and noise of living in the city, and it’s the perfect place to glamp alone or with company. You can choose whether you want to stay in cabins, cottages, lovely yurts or luxury villas, and the entire place is the perfect little rural eco-resort powered solely by wind and solar energy. Volcanic landscape and hidden beaches are perfect for those who got tired of seeing all that steel, glass, and concrete in the cities. For those who would like to go exploring but would still like to leave as little impact on surrounding as possible, you can pick one of the Toyota hybrid cars and enjoy the luxury of driving without pollution the environment.
Glamping can be something just for you – going away and spending some quality alone time with your own thoughts. It can also be the perfect opportunity to hang out with old friends, your significant other, and your family. This year forget about five star hotels, and instead opt for five billion star one – nature itself.