To put it succinctly: it’s camping, but nice. Typically involving accommodation a good deal more luxurious that a tent, glamping is ideal for those who want to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of the great indoors – such as electricity, heating and being able to stand up properly. You still get all the fun of toasting marshmallows on an open fire, the mind-expanding inspiration of gazing at the stars, and the meditative delights of fresh air and serene countryside isolation; but you also get a flushing toilet and somewhere to charge the iPhone. And, best of all, you don’t have to build your own accommodation – and no one, not even the most ardent outdoors lover, really enjoys the process of putting up a tent.
Glamping might involve yurts, bell tents, luxe wooden chalets or tricked-out bothies, or – as you’ll find at Farncombe Estates hotel, The Fish – Treehouses, Hilly Huts and Hideaway Huts.Tell me more