Now the school holidays are well under way, it’s time to pack up those suitcases and get a well deserved break. But there’s no need to travel far because there are plenty of wonderful places to stay right here on the doorstep in Surrey and with the wonderful weather we’ve been having, why not make the most of the great outdoors with a bit of glamping?
North Downs Shepherd Huts, Oxted
Situated near the North Downs Way, Broomlands Farm is home to a pair of luxury shepherd huts for an altogether intimate glamping experience. Rustic yet fitted with all the necessities of modern life - you can even order afternoon tea to be delivered to your hut - they provide the perfect base for a cosy weekend in the countryside.
Surrey Hills Yurts, Westcott
In a picturesque countryside spot near Westcott, you’ll find Surrey Hills Yurts a collection of six yurts, which each sleep up to six and have both a wood stove and fire pit. Here you’ll be surrounded by a host of farm animals including Sussex cows, Gloucester Old Spot pigs and chickens and you can take part in a range of courses from archery to wild-food tasting. It’s a true taste of the Surrey countryside.
The Green Escape, Leith Hill
At the Green Escape on the slopes of Leith Hill you’ll find seven shepherd’s huts set within a six-acre National Trust wood with an eco-friendly straw-bale lodge providing a hub for cooking and dining. Nestled among the trees you’ll find fire pits and plenty of hammocks providing a fantastic space for larger groups of up to 20 people.
Escape the chaos and find some calm glamping at Long Acres. Long Acres has a great range of glamping accommodation available for guests including three pods; Cedar Pod, Higgledy Piggledy and Pathfinder Pod, which each sleep three to four people and are dog-friendly too!
Springbok Farm Estate, Alfold
At Springbok Estate in Alfold, a charity run organisation providing housing with support to seafarers in need, you’ll find six bell tents in shabby-chic style with fire pits for cooking. The toilet blog is painted in Farrow & Ball colours and you can even order meals prepared by a Cordon Bleu cook, to be delivered to your room – this is the glamorous side of glamping.