Derbyshire boasts a whole range of stunning landscapes, from the Derbyshire Dales to the Peak District National Park. Filled with green valleys and lofty mountains, we can’t think of a better place to wake up, whether it’s in a spacious safari tent or a cosy shepherds hut. Here is our guide to the best glampsites in Derbyshire.
This eco-award winning site is located in a rural area in the southern Peak District. As well as camping and caravan pitches, the farm has one glamping option – Gaia’s Hideaway. This authentic Mongolian yurt is a magical little hideaway in a secluded corner surrounded by nature. The yurt is luxuriously furnished with a huge circular bed, a bed settee for extra guests, drapery, mini kitchen with all the amenities, dining and lounge area, log burner. Outside, there is a decking area with a BBQ, a wood fired hot tub and a private compost toilet.
Peak Glamping Hideaway is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Quarnford just outside Buxton. It offers two family sized yurts, a shepherd’s hut for two and a bell tent. The yurts sleep six and feature a king size bed with futons. The shepherd’s hut features a king size bed with bed linen, sheepskin rugs, a wood burning stove and a kitchenette. The bell tent also has a king size bed, alongside cosy furnishings and a fire pit outside. There is a facilities building which offers two large showers, roll top bath, traditional high level toilets, hairdryers, straighteners and local soaps. There is also a communal living area with all the cooking amenities.
Set on a farm in Denby village, Enigma Lodge is in the heart of Derbyshire. There are over 100 acres to roam and explore on the farm, and which is home to all kinds of animals. The safari tent is located in a wild flower meadow overlooking a pond. It can sleep up to six people, and includes a double bed, two singles and two sofa beds. There is a lounge and dining area, storage area, kitchen equipment and a James Bond style fire sphere. Outside is a private wood fired hot tub and barrel sauna.
Longnor Wood is located in the heart of the Peak District. The adult-only site is surrounded by woodland and farmland, guaranteeing privacy and seclusion. The holiday park offers luxury glamping pods, complete with ensuite shower rooms, kitchenettes, double beds, underfloor heating and flat screen TVs. Park facilities include optional wifi, a dog walk, putting green and facilities for boules/badminton and a convenience shop.
This small, rural campsite is located in the heart of the countryside, set into the hillside of Longstone Edge. The site has three fully furnished bell tents, each sleeping two to four people. Fire pits are available for hire and barbecues are also permitted. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead. The site is less than a mile from Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail, so there’s plenty of activities nearby like walking, cycling, mountain biking and climbing.
Calwich Under Canvas is on the border of the Peaks, set in beautiful, private surroundings. There are three yurts which sleep four people, and one yurt for two which has a private hot tub. Each yurt is fully furnished with luxurious fittings including a log burner, pillows and throws. Each yurt has a private decking area with outdoor seating. The yurts don’t have electricity so candles and lanterns are provided. The bathrooms have individual heated showers, flushing toilets, underfloor heating and toiletries, and there is also a hot tub and sauna. Onsite you’ll also find a spacious communal kitchen hut which has all the amenities you need.
Scaldersitch Farm offers boutique glamping just one mile from Hartington Village in the Peak District. There are two yurts and three tipis set across a meadow and surrounded by nature. Each yurt and tipi sleeps between two and five people. All of them have woodburning stoves, wooden floors lined with sheepskin rugs, handmade beds with featherdown duvets, tea and coffee making facilities, USB charging sockets and fairy lights. Outside, there is a wood fired hot tub and outdoor seating. There are also washrooms on site with flushing toilets, rainfall showers and underfloor heating. The kitchen is fully equipped and the Rustic Wellness Barn provides wellness treatments.
Set on the southern border of the White Peak area of the Peaks, this site benefits from panoramic views all around. This family run accommodation has many eco friendly features like wind and solar power. There are two glamping pods and a restored gypsy caravan to choose from. The glamping pods are fully self contained with ensuite, heating, sofa which turns into a king size bed, cooking amenities and outdoor dining area with fire pit and swinging seat. The gypsy caravan has a pull out double bed, seating and cushions and outdoor cooking with a fire pit. There are heated showers and toilets just a short step away from the caravan.
New Hanson Shepherd’s Huts
Set in the heart of the Peaks overlooking the charming dale of the River Dove, the traditional shepherd’s huts are set on a sheep farm on the edge of woodland. Each hut sleeps up to two and is fully furnished with a double bed, wood burning stove and battery operated lanterns. A gas camping stove and BBQ is provided, and you can even order a breakfast hamper delivered to your door. Outside, you’ll find a picnic table and chairs and small, portable fire pits. Toilets and showers are located just a short walk through the orchard.
Peak Yurts is a luxury glamping site in a charming hamlet in the Peaks, yet only 20 minutes away from the spa town of Buxton. There are two yurts and a shepherd’s hut, all of them fully furnished. The yurts sleep up to four people on a double bed and futons, and one of the yurts has a woodburner. The shepherd’s hut sleeps two, with a king size bed and all the home comforts. Site facilities include a toilet and shower block and a washing up area.