‘Glamping’ is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the novelty of camping but with the home comforts that you are used to when on holiday. Across The Malverns there are many sites that offer just that. They cater to anyone, from couples to families and pets, even work conferences and events. The sites listed below show a range of ‘glamping’ options and what there is to offer in the beautiful countryside across The Malverns.
Where? In the Teme Valley countryside.
What’s Included?They offer bell tents containing everything that you need for a luxury break including: a double bed, wood burning stove, fire pit, cooking utensils and a kettle. They also offer camping beds for extra guests so you can bring the kids along.
The tents are just a stroll away from the toilets and showers but note that the tents do not have electric connection so it’s recommended that you “bring a torch for those midnight toilet trips”.
The Appeal: “Camping as it should be” (with just a spot of luxury)Hidden Valley Camping
What’s Included?Luxury spa lodges that sleep six people with a private hot tub, sauna, fire pit, bathroom, TV, mains electric and water, Wi-Fi and a log burner.
Children can enjoy the nature hideout and adventure camp play area while you take advantage of the spa treatments on offer. Extras on this break include bike hire so you can explore the area before coming back to relax and a home cooked menu so you can have the luxury holiday you deserve.
The Appeal: Breaks for wellbeing, families and couples with dogs allowed and activities on offer for all make for a luxury, relaxing and comfortable holiday.SWallowfields
Where? Malvern Hills
What’s Included? This site has self-catered ‘pods’ to sleep in which are insulated, have electric lights and power sockets. Each pod has a porch to sit on and inside has a kettle, mini fridge and flat screen TV/DVD player.
The site is also home to some animals such as micro-pig, Annabelle, pygmy goats, miniature horses and sheep.
The Appeal: This relaxing site is ideal for those who wish to take a break from everyday life in a unique accommodation surrounded by wildlife and open space.Rosebud Meadow
Where? Malvern Hills
What’s Included? Luxury safari lodges with home comforts such as hot showers, double bedroom with cotton sheets, wood burner, gas hob, sink and fridge.
BBQ and breakfast goodies are available from the pantry with a kitchen complete with utensils, gas hob, toaster, sink and fridge. There is also the option to order in a home cooked meal if you’d rather save the cooking for someone else while you’re on holiday!
Due to the location of this site there is lots to see and do including paddling down the Wye, mountain biking in the Forest of Dean and exploring the Hills.
The Appeal: The charm of camping but with the luxury of comfortable beds, a hot shower and good food.Upsticks Glamping
Where? Leigh Sinton in Malvern
What’s Included? The private, secluded woodland location is the highlight of Bluebell Retreat. There are wildflowers, a pretty pond and green countryside views as well as plenty of resident wildlife such as butterflies, birds of prey, frogs and deer. The accommodation is wooden wishbone shaped cabins with a choice of king-sized, twin or double beds – equipped with top quality mattresses. Each cabin has a veranda with chairs and BBQ for outdoor lounging and cooking, as well as all the comforts of a hotel room like a fridge, tea making facilities, utensils and even a TV. Fishing lakes and private woodland are outside and clean toilets, luxury slate tiled shower and kitchenette are just a short walk from the cabins.
The Appeal: Comfort, seclusion and cosy lodgings that allow you to experience the wonders of the outdoors. Plus Bluebell Retreat Glamping was awarded Best New Business at the 2023 Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards.
Where? A little south of Tenbury Wells
What’s Included? Two uber-luxurious hand crafted tree houses, glorious wooded location with a lake, private hot tub, underfloor heating, fully equipped kitchen, cosy sofas and a smart TV – in short: the ultimate glamping experience. The tree houses are fully equipped with bathrooms and rainfall shower and the wrap around veranda provides the perfect post for taking in the surrounding 4 acres of stunning Worcestershire countryside. You will want for nothing during your stay, apart from the opportunity to extend your trip indefinitely. Green credentials are taken seriously at Treeopia where close attention has been paid to make all areas as low impact as possible – including solar powered lighting and robust recycling practices. Multi award-winning accommodation taking home the Award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism at the 2023 Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards and over all winners of the 2022 Visit England Gold Award.
The Appeal: The opportunity to live out your childhood dreams in luxury and stay in a real life tree house.
THE FIRS CAMPSITE
Where? Welland, Malvern
What’s Included? Affordable group glamping option in well equipped, comfortable safari style tents. The tents can accommodate 6 are £175 in July and August and £150 per night the rest of the year with an extra £50 for linen and towels to be provided. For 6 people, even in high season and including the extra linen charge, this comes to £37.50 per person per night. Perfect for a family or group holiday. The price includes a welcome pack of firewood for long summer nights chatting over toasted marshmallows and outdoor cooking. The safari tents are very comfortable with separate bedrooms, a kitchenette, sofa, wood burners, proper beds, veranda and outdoor firepit. All set in the beautiful countryside at the food of the Malvern Hills. Cows and sheep graze the neighbouring fields and two tame emus, Rhubarb and Custard, also live onsite.
The Appeal: Spacious tent living that allows you to maximise family and social time.