If you love the outdoors, but hate roughing it, then glamping might be for you! Combining the fun of camping with the glamour of *not* camping, glamping options near Bath range from shepherd huts to bell tents, yurts, and cabins.
Stay in rural surroundings on the edge of the city, or venture a little further afield to sleep under the stars or amongst the wildlife of Wiltshire and beyond.
Let’s take a look at the best glamping locations near Bath!
1. Glamping on the Hill
Stay in ‘Buttercup’ or ‘Daisy’, one of the Mongolian yurts on the hill overlooking the Mells Valley at Glamping on the Hill, and cosy up with a wood burning stove in winter or cook over the bbq and fire pit in summer.
Close to Norton St Phillip on the outskirts of Bath, the glamping resort is home to two yurts and two huts. Sleeping up to six, the traditional style yurt comes with bedding, linen, and clean cutlery and crockery that you don’t even need to wash up! You’ll also get fresh drinking water and electrical points if you can’t live without your mobile.
Looking for a wood-fired hot tub? Book the Pippin shepherd’s hut for a luxury take on rustic accommodation and head next door to the Vobster Inn for breakfast or dinner.
Address: Glamping on the Hill, C/O The Vobster Inn, Lower Vobster, Nr Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5RJ
Phone Number: 01373 812920
2. Field 725
Go wild at Field 725 near Frome, where there are 20 glamping tents set up for families to reacquaint themselves with the great outdoors.
Choose from luxury safari-style bell tents with comfy beds, traditional furniture, and even plants inside, or stay in tipis, and African-inspired touareg tents with beds and a carpeted floor.
With views of Somerset from the hilltop, you can bbq your dinner on a summer’s evening and roast marshmallows over the fire with family and friends.
Available for private hire on certain dates, the glamping options are usually part of the Be Wilder Camp that offers a family-friendly way to ‘rewild’ and get back in touch with nature through activities like bushcraft, tree-climbing, and wild food walks.
Address: Field 725, Nr Frome, Somerset
Phone Number: 07541 757829
3. Norwell View Farm
Relax in a wood-fired hot tub and stay overnight in a glamping pod cabin or treehouse at Norwell View Farm in Norton St Philip, it’s one of the best glamping locations near Bath.
Set on stilts, the simple treehouse has a double bed (a single bed can be added to sleep three) and power inside. The wooden cabin pod also sleeps two in a snug space.
Outside you have access to a bbq, fire pit, and a wet room/loo in a converted horse trailer. Tuck into a full English breakfast in the morning and spend some time relaxing in the outdoor wood-fired hot tub!
Address: Norwell View Farm, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7LR
Phone Number: 07729 778312
4. Slades Farm
Add some style to your camping experience at Slades Farm, which is only 15 miles from Bath. Slades Farm brings a touch of luxury to the camping experience with four super stylish options to choose from.
Sleep under the arched wooden cabins of Poppy Pod and Lily Pod, with sweeping views, a kitchenette, bathroom, and comfy double bed (with bedding), alongside chic homeware in the purpose built pod.
Don’t let the name of the Chicken Coop fool you, it’s a spacious cabin with bed and kitchenette and bathroom, and the Shepherd’s Hut is a bijou comfy option with a miniature kitchen, bathroom and hideaway bed.
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Address: Slades Farm, Edington, Wiltshire, BA13 4PT
Phone Number: 01380 830903
5. Widbrook Barns
Fans of Enid Blyton style adventures will love the nostalgia of the glamping offerings at Widbrook Barns near Bradford on Avon. Rent ‘Dick and Harriet’ (May-October) a Gypsy bow top wagon and Shepherd’s Hut that are on a quiet patch with a brook running behind it and (rented out together).
Pillows and towels are provided, but bring your own sleeping bag for this adventure. A private bathroom is only 20 metres away and a gas bbq is ideal for toasting marshmallows and making dinner.
Stay year-round in ‘Tom’, a retro shepherd’s hut on wheels that has heating, bedding, and an indoor bathroom so there are no chilly winter visits to the loo in the middle of the night.
Address: Widbrook Barns, Widbrook, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1UD
Phone Number: 01225 865049
6. Lacock Alpaca
Alpaca your bags and head to Lacock for a unique evening of glamping amongst some special friends! Glamp in one of Lacock Alpaca’s four six metre high bell tents, each one named after a local Wiltshire bird (Yellowhammer, Red Kite, Green Sandpiper and Sparrowhawk).
Located on an alpaca farm near the National Trust village of Lacock, each bell tent is fully equipped with a double bed, two single futons, and a log burner to keep you snug in winter.
You’ll get your own composting loo for answering the call of nature, and there is a shared hot shower for freshening up. Cook meals over the firepit or on your gas stove if you fancy staying on the campsite for the night to do some stargazing.
Address: LACOCK ALPACA, Oakley Farm House, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 7RB
Phone Number: 07976 985428
7. Blackberries Camping Park
Stay near the city in a place that feels miles away. At Blackberries Camping Park you’ll find ‘pods’, shepherds hut and bell tents to stay in for a glamping experience only three miles from Bath.
Go back to basics in a rustic wooden pod that has all the comforts of home like soft bedding, electricity, and basic cooking facilities. The 5m high bell tent sleeps up to six people in a round and comes with electricity and air mattresses for a hybrid of camping and hotel.
You’ll discover the rural-feeling Monkton Farleigh, a picturesque hilltop village, surrounded by fields, just on the outskirts of Bath (and yes, there are lots of blackberries in the hedgerows in the summer!).
Address: The Blackberries Camping Park, Farleigh Rise, Monkton Farleigh, Nr. Bath, Wiltshire, BA15 2QP
Phone Number: 07791 562580
8. Campwell Woods
Open seasonally for the summer months, Campwell Woods (near the village of Box, four miles from Bath) is an eco-village where you can head for rewilding adventures from wild swimming to foraging, woodwork, hiking, yoga, bushcraft, and stargazing around a fire, singing songs and sharing stories.
Handcrafted yurts, log cabins, and cob roundhouses with solar lighting and wood burners are nestled in a woodland valley near the city, in what was once a greenworking community.
Shared hot shower facilities, compost loos (with a view!), and a communal kitchen adds to the ‘village’ vibe of the place. Warm up in the woodland sauna in the spring and autumn (the camp is closed during the winter).
Need a little more luxury? Book the Chief’s Den to enjoy your own ensuite facilities.
Prefer a farm setting? Head to the sister location Campwell Farm, on the edge of Winsley about six miles from Bath, for an off-grid camp in a shingled cabin, yurt, or bell tent with real beds, bedding, and solar-powered kitchens. Village shops (and a pub!) are a short walk away if you need to go back on-grid for a while.
It’s one of the best glamping locations near Bath for those that want space, and seclusion.
Address: Cherry Wood, Oakford Ln SN14 8FE
Phone Number: +441225583828
9. Camp Baboon
Take your little monkeys glamping with baboons at Bristol’s Wild Place Project, where you can stay overnight in a wooden cabin with comfy beds, heating, and an ensuite bathroom, all a stone’s throw from the Gelada Baboon exhibit. Each cabin sleeps four with bunk beds and a double bed, plus a living area and hot rainfall shower.
After the gates close to the public, Camp Baboon gets into the swing of things with family-friendly activities like bushcraft, an evening animal tour, and a tasty two-course dinner cooked for you.
Wake up and experience a morning animal tour, continental breakfast, and a visit to the giraffe house, just as the creatures are waking up.
Enjoy free entry to the Wild Place Project on your day of departure, as well as free entry to their sister site, Bristol Zoo Gardens too. Camp Baboon was postponed in 2022 due to COVID, but should be back for summer 2023 and you can follow their Facebook page for updates.
Address: Wild Place Project, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol, BS10 7TP
Phone Number: 0117 428 5602
10. Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Animal adventures continue at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, where you can enjoy the park during your stay and glamp at Base Camp in a pre-pitched Explorer Tent (a mini safari style tent with four beds and recharging points), one of the ‘Lazy Daisy’ pre-pitched hexagonal tents with four camp beds, or treat yourself with a Nordic bell tent with real beds and a wood-fired hot tub!
Bring your own bedding for a cozy night under canvas.
Address: Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP
Looking to combine a trip to Bath with a local adventure? Check out our top 10 best day trips from Bath or visit the best local National Trust sites close to the city (and these best glamping locations near bath).
Amy is an award-winning travel writer born and bred in Bath. She has written for national newspapers and magazines from the Guardian and Mail on Sunday to Conde Nast Traveller and Good Housekeeping. Now she’s helping travellers explore Bath, one story at a time.