Summer vibes are here at last! We’ve got that holiday feeling and it’s time to get planning.
If like Claire and I, you leave everything to the last minute, you might as well scratch Cornwall and every other honeypot destination from your list. The good news is you may not have to travel too far to find the perfect getaway.
We’ve picked five glamping sites within easy reach of Ludlow which offer the full Shropshire experience: breathtaking views, camp fires, romantic woodland settings, places where you can be closer to nature, gaze at the canopy of stars, enjoy good food and get away from it all.
We are seriously tempted!
Wake up in 45 acres of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside in one of five unique woodland retreats. Included in the Daily Mirrors top ten Glamping Sites, AirBNB Superhosts, awarded a certificate of excellence from Booking.Com and recently featured on the BBC’s Escape to the Country, Woodland Escapes is second to none.
Stay in a Star Gazing Tree House and sleep beneath a canopy of stars, immersing yourself in pure luxury in the heart of the woodland. The Star Dome and Tree Dome offer the simple joys of the great outdoors; designed for nature cravers, adventure chasers, peace and quiet seekers, star gazers and memory makers. All of the glamping properties have their own private facilities and hot tubs. If you’re looking for a repeat visit to a place you can call home, then Rowan Tree Lodge with its contemporary open plan design, cosy atmosphere and private wood fired hot tub is a great value alternative.
With panoramic views of over 6 counties our estate provides the perfect habitat for the wealth of wildlife and rare flora and fauna that inhabits and grows in this tranquil place of escape. You will find this a beautiful place to unwind and relax at any time of the year.
Distance from Ludlow: 5.9 miles
Shropshire Hills Glamping Retreat
Surrounded by nothing but nature, with breathtaking views of the outstanding beautiful rolling hills of Shropshire, this hilltop cabin is built on the fundamental belief that time spent in nature is good for the soul. Just a few hours here, will help you feel rested, re-energised and reconnected with the things that matter to you. Self check-in and check-out, walking maps, cosy campfires and your own private hot tub. In your cabin, you’ll find a fridge/freezer and gas stove for cooking, along with pots, pans, and kitchenware, and cooking essentials. Bespoke food hampers are available, and must be pre-ordered.
Distance from Ludlow: 9.4 miles
Individually designed and furnished the Pods provide guests with a unique environment in which to enjoy luxury glamping amongst the beautiful Shropshire Hills. With 100% cotton bed linen and all the creature comforts you need for a relaxing stay, you’ll leave refreshed and relaxed. Lovely country walks from the doorstep. Each pod has a double bed only, so it’s an ideal couples destination. No pets.
Distance from Ludlow: 13.9 miles
Nature as far as the eye can see, expect beautiful views, self check-in and check-out, walking maps, cosy campfires and your own outdoor bathtub.
Four cabins: The Sparrow, a woodland hideaway, tucked away in the pines for a little more privacy; The Nightingale, with panoramic views and framed by leafy hedgerow, the outdoor copper bathtub is the choice spot to survey Clee Hill, whilst the cosy fire pit and seating area overlook a handsome oak tree; The Wren is nestled between a hedgerow, a big Oak tree, and a very small-but-sweet lake; The Robin is set back amongst the hedgerow towards the back of the pasture, with a bathtub outside and rolling hills as far as the eye can see, a bucolic bolthole.
Distance from Ludlow: 3.7 miles
Nestled in the Worcestershire countryside Treeopia is a retreat for those who want to escape from a busy life, taking time out to relax and unwind in idyllic and peaceful surroundings.
Built around a mature ash tree giving a unique and elevated living space that works with the tree’s architecture. Expect the unexpected when staying at Treeopia; your very own luxury treehouse is full of surprises, treats and no expense is spared in making sure your experience is one to remember.
Vivianna and Eathelin are set in 4 acres of beautiful and tranquil English countryside, each treehouse sits overlooking their own lake, brooks and surrounding woodland, abundant with wildlife.
Both have an open plan living area with a fully fitted, well-equipped bespoke kitchen, bathrooms with power shower, smart TV, fibre broadband Wi-Fi and hot tub. The bedrooms have super king divans, giving luxurious interior comfort, while outside there is a bbq/fire pit area for the outback cooks and life-stylers,. You can lie back and relax in your own private hot tub and enjoy the surrounding wildlife or take a woodland walk with a picnic and relish the countryside.
Distance from Ludlow: 14.5 miles
Off the beaten track and on social media
Greenway Touring and Glamping Park, Craven Arms