If you’re feeling like it’s time to get that zen back into your life, you feel like you need to be one with nature, enjoy the smell of fallen leaves or you want to go camping without the annoying part of setting up your tent and sleeping on the floor – then Glamping in The New Forest might be a great fit for you.
A 21st century twist on basic camping. Glamping offers you the best of both worlds, the relaxation and comfort of a hotel, with all amenities like heating and a comfortable bed (as opposed to sleeping in a sleeping bag) along with the relaxation that comes with being able to wake up to the smell of trees and the sounds of birds.
The New Forest camping sites are some of the most popular in England ( I mean, what could be better than camping in a royal forest?) The New Forest is also one of the remaining “unenclosed pasture lands” in southern England. But if you’re one of those who would hit the buzzer at the thought of having too much personal contact with nature, New Forest glamping might be the answer.
If you want to know how it would feel to camp as a maharaja or a Chinese emperor, this glamping site is for you. It houses its guests in “yurts”, portable and round tents of Turkish or Mongolian origin used by nomads on their travels. They have been all glammed up to become a luxury camping accessory.
Sopley Lake Yurt Camp sports five of these on four different sites, each interior designed using essences of different cultures from North Africa to Asia. Each comes with a wood burner, a hot shower, flushing loo, BBQ area, campfire and a full kitchenette inclusive of a fridge.
If you thought this was luxurious, imagine being greeted by a supply of fresh farm sourced veggies and fruits right at your doorstep. These yurts are also conveniently placed to give you the best views over the lake, best access to nearby beaches such as Bournemouth and Christchurch and also in close proximity to the New Forest National Park where you can cycle and horse ride and have a pint at the pub.
This tent is located in a private area of a cottage garden, completely secluded and hidden away in a corner. It is a big 5m tent, adorned in a Bohemian style, comprising of all the commodities you would need for the New Forest glamping experience with your family. The tent is fully equipped with outdoor furniture, a kitchen, heater, bbq area and utensils, with a washroom and shower just a hop away.
From relaxing with ponies and donkeys grazing around you, to making gooey smores on the fire pit, this tent is perfectly family friendly. It accommodates 4 people, and 5 if the fifth member is a baby!
This 5m tent is perfect for a cosy 2 person getaway in the forest. Located in the middle of the New Forest on a small family run farm, it is secluded by the surrounding trees and equipped with a comfortable bed, bed linen, electricity, furniture featuring a picnic bench and cooking deck. You can make use of the communal fridge at the main campsite where all washroom and washing facilities are also provided.
Additional bedding for up to 2 children can be requested if necessary, the bedding will have to be brought along.
Enjoy the ultimate New Forest camping experience, with a nice fire pit and owl songs at night. Roe and muntjac deer sightings are also not uncommon.
This glamping spot offers the ideal getaway for families, located close to hiking and cycling paths with a children’s playground offered right at the camp site, so you can relax and enjoy the luscious green garden while your children enjoy their outdoor play arena.
This is also the perfect location to camp if you’re keen on visiting some of parts of southern England, with Southampton Guildhall and Ageas Bowl just about 9km away.
This tent glamping will make you feel nothing short of home away from home with their fully equipped, clean interiors. They’re also dog-friendly and provide free parking.
The Tin Hut offers an inviting getaway in Soberton, amidst a beautifully manicured garden. The snug en suite will make you feel like you’ve borrowed a fully equipped, gracefully decorated elf’s home for the weekend. You can bask on the terrace where you might be visited by friendly ducks and peacocks or indulge yourself in the hot tub on the property. A buffet breakfast is also included for you to kick start your day with a bang!
As the title suggests, you will literally be camping on a floating tree sphere, in complete isolation away from civilization.
You can enjoy the vast garden from the seating area or have a good old bbq. The floating sphere also comes with a kitchen including utensils, a stovetop and a toaster.
The Poole Harbour and Sandbanks are a close drive away if you’re feeling like taking in some sea breeze and visit one of the oldest castles in England. The iconic Corfe Castle was one of the first castles to be built in England using stone, and the small village of the same name just situated below. You can also witness the marvellous Old Harry Rocks, a UNESCO world heritage site made of three giant chalk formations, a must see in southern England.