Off-Grid Glamping in the UK this Summer


If you are looking to do some glamping this summer or autumn in the UK, here are six suggestions from England, Wales and Scotland. 

The Secluded Wee Howf at Craighead Howfs, Perthshire, Scotland

Completely secluded with amazing views of the lochan and coutryside beyond, you are immersed in the environment but have a very special place to stay. This romantic cabin for two lets you experience a getaway with a difference.  Fully insulated with a log burning stove and candle light – there is no electricity – but you are provided with everything you need to make this an amazing place to stay at any time of the year.

Price: From £125 per night

The Tabitha Glamping Lodge at Dam View,Clackmannan, Scotland

Looking out over a stunning nature reserve this accommodation is most certainly off grid. There is no power in the lodge, however the toilet uses solar lighting. The lodge provides solar powered lanterns and battery powered candles for around the lodge in the evening. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your stay including an oven and a hob. There is a wonderful wood burning stove, much like an Aga, that heats the whole tent on those chillier days and evenings.

Price: From £107 per night

Gwdihw Hut at Nyth Robin, Aberdovey, Wales

This gorgeous, rustic shepherd style hut is the perfect place for an off-grid getaway for two! Inside there’s everything you need with a double bed, comfy chairs and woodburning stove. Outside there’s a covered and well equipped kitchen, plus a chimenea and seating on your own deck, for some alfresco dining and relaxing. It’s a real home away from home, so all you need to bring is food & drink and then simply kick back and relax. There’s no electricity in the Gwdihw so you can truly get away from it all, and with the constant twitter of birds, the hooting owls at night, the trickle of the stream and the rustling of the trees, it’s the perfect place to escape a busy daily life!

Price: From £60 per night

Bulworthy Project Cabin, Devon, England

With a comfy double bed, an en suite, a wood burner and being in its own secluded woodland glade, the Bulworthy Project off-grid cabin in the woods is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Within the glade that the cabin is in, is a campfire and a barbecue. From there you can explore the 12.5 acres of woodland within which it is set. The woodland has been described as a “mosaic of habitats” by Devon Wildlife Trust who have given a gold award to Bulworthy Project for their work to protect Devon’s wildlife and natural environment. The cabin is off grid for electricity which is supplied by solar panels. This runs the lighting and an electric coolbox. The water is heated by the woodburner, which has a glass front so that you can sit up in bed and watch the flames.

Price: From £74 per night

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales  

Situated 25 minutes off the tar road on a working organic farm, Eco Retreats is an off-grid, wifi-free, forest retreat with accommodation in four yurts and one tipi. Here you will feel far away from the stresses and strains of modern day living and have the opportunity to rediscover the simple pleasures of life as you relax into the rhythms of the forest. Great for couples and families to spend time away from TV, computers and mobile phones, reconnecting with nature and with each other. Children can experience the joy of playing freely outside in the meadows and streams. Perfect for a special occasion or just to get away from it all.

Price: From £133 per night.

Cosy Under Canvas, Powys, Wales  

Cosy Under Canvas is a rustic and luxurious, award winning Glamping site in a Welsh woodland close to Hay on Wye. Whether you’re after sanctuary or adventure the unique Dome holidays are great for loved-up couples, family down-time or group gatherings. Satisfy your craving for the outdoors with no compromise on comfort. Think comfy beds, snug duvets, fluffy sheepskins and cosy rugs. The site is off-grid and eco-friendly with private compost loos, wood-fired showers and solar lights – But stylish geodesic domes, personal toiletries, real coffee, private fire pits and steamy hot tubs mean you don’t have to rough it.

Price: From £56 per night

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