Hampshire is the kind of county that you’ll want to spend a lot of time in. With historic sites like Highclere Castle and Winchester Cathedral, two National Parks and plenty of nature reserves, there’s so much to see and do. Glamping is a great way to make the most of this plentiful nature, without compromising on home comforts. Here is our guide to the best glamping sites in Hampshire.
Set on a private wooded peninsula at Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Marina Yurts is the perfect spot for a coastal getaway. Each self-catering yurt can accommodate two adults and up to three children. They include facilities like king sized beds, sofa beds, cooking facilities, fridge, inside/outside dining area and BBQ. There are plenty of activities in the area including sailing, fishing, surfing, kayaking, walking and cycling.
This award-winning farm offers accommodation on the edges of the New Forest. There are a range of lodges which can each sleep up to six people. All the lodges include double beds, inside toilet (some with ensuite showers), wood fired stoves, BBQs, fridge and outdoor seating. The site is a 10 minute walk from the River Avon, and you can even go fly fishing during the spring and summer months. The farm has plenty of animals to keep the little ones entertained.
Beechen Glamping is a lovely spot to relax on the edge of the South Downs National Park. There are two luxury safari lodges for the whole family to enjoy, each sleeping up to eight people. Both have a shower and toilet, well-equipped kitchen area, hot and cold water, electric hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and electricity. Set within the grounds of Beechen Stables, there is plenty of livestock and grassy fields for ball games.
The Sustainability Centre
The Sustainability Centre is a non-profit learning centre which aims to share practical solutions to educate people on how to better take care of our planet. Set in 55 acres of woodland at the heart of the South Downs National Park, the centre also has a glamping site. Stay in one of the furnished yurts, some which sleep up to four people. There is a separate solar shower block onsite. For a little more comfort, the eco lodge is fully furnished with a kitchen, toilets and showers, and a communal lounge.
Brocklands Farm Glamping
Nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park and overlooking the beautiful Meon Valley, Brocklands Farm Glamping is a fantastic place to stay. Each sleeping up to six people, the two safari tents are packed with luxuries. They include a fully equipped kitchen, sitting and dining area, king bedroom, twin bedroom and double cabin bed. There is also a bathroom cabin with toilet, basin, luxury shower and wood burner. There are plenty of walks in the area, including the Meon Valley Trail, South Downs Way and Monarch’s Way.
Gambledown Farm is a 270 acre working farm just five miles from the New Forest. There is a range of accommodation at the farm, including glamping in four luxury safari tents. Spread across a large field in a quiet corner of the farm, the tents have views of the Test Valley and Salisbury Plains. The tents sleep up to six people and are fully furnished with everything you need. There are master bedrooms, twin beds, bunk beds, a cosy double tucked in a cupboard, fully equipped kitchens, and internal bathrooms with hot water and toilet.
Blackwood Forest Lodges
Blackwood Forest is a tranquil woodland escape with 60 cabins dotted around the forest. There is a cabin for every type of traveller, whether you’re on a romantic break or a family holiday, with some cabins sleeping up to 10 people. Each cabin is self-catering, and includes all the essentials you’ll need. The best part? Each cabin comes with its own hot tub on the outside decking area. There are plenty of things to do in the forest, whether it’s walking, cycling, forest ranger adventures, or even a spa day.
Too Hoots Campsite
If you’re after a quiet getaway, Too Hoots Campsite is an adults-only site in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. You have the choice of shepherd’s huts or camping pods. The huts sleep two people and include a luxurious king-size bed, washroom with toilet, well-equipped kitchen, electric heater, lighting, sockets, TV, wood burning stove and table and chairs. The camping pods offer king-sized beds, electric heaters, lights, sockets and TV. While only one pod currently has a washroom, there is also a shower and toilet block in the main building.
The Glade Avington
This exclusive getaway is set on a clearing on a hilltop with panoramic views over the Itchen Valley and Hampshire countryside. This luxury sleeping pod is adults-only, and has a king-size bed, shower/washroom with toilet, cooking area and fire pit, cool boxes and lighting. In the nearby area, there are plenty of walking routes and wildlife to spot. The old market town of Alresford is only four miles away and has plenty of cafes, shops and amenities.
Hollington Park Glamping
Set in 10 acres of semi ancient woodland, Hollington Park Glamping is a tranquil spot set in a woodland clearing. There are two pods and a bell tent which have everything you need – all you need to do is turn up with a toothbrush. There is a bathroom shed with a hot shower and compost loo. In the middle of the clearing there is a communal fire pit with plenty of logs available.