Glamping- Oxford Languages definition is ‘a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.’
The recent popularity of glamping has encouraged those who like a little luxury in their holiday to brave the great outdoors and get back to nature… comfortably! It is a fabulous option for a romantic retreat or equally a great value family getaway. Cambridgeshire, with its space and beautiful fenland scenery, is the perfect location for a glamping holiday. Take in the countryside and a perfect day trip to the historic city of Cambridge at the same time. Here are our favourite 5 places for glamping in Cambridge.
Fen End Farm:
Oxholme Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, CB24 8UP
Eco campsite, Fen End Farm is situated just six miles from Cambridge city centre. It has its own working organic farm so you can purchase amazing produce to enjoy during your stay. Hire a luxury yurt for a fabulous glamping experience which is complete with wood burner and king-size bed. You are also able to rent a bell tent or tipi- great options for an original and fun getaway. All accommodation has good quality facilities and the ‘glamping’ touch of comfort expected. Prices vary depending on your accommodation and time of year- check the website for details.
Find out more about Fen End Farm here.
Houghton Mill, Near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2AZ
National Trust’s Waterclose Meadows is set in beautiful countryside near the pretty market towns of St Ives and Huntingdon. These towns are within walking distance or take the Guided Bus into the city from St. Ives in just 40 minutes. The site boasts views over the Ouse Valley. Glamp here and hire a luxury camping pod which includes a double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchenette and hot and cold water supply. Pods are priced at £60-85 per night.
Find out more about Waterclose Meadows here.
86 North End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 5PD
Just 15 miles from the city, this super-cool, eco glamping option gives you the choice of The Coppice Woodland or The Secret Garden. The secret garden is a perfect romantic getaway for two, alternatively, the Coppice Woodland is suitable for couples or for larger groups as it includes a yurt and converted VW van. Both options are truly beautiful. Think wood-fired hot tub, solar powered shower, king size bed and quality outdoor (but covered) kitchen. Genuine privacy and seclusion with the bonus of being able to access the amazing veg grown at the small holding. All power at the site is solar or wood fired so a true eco friendly option.
Find out more about Guilden Gate here.
Clayhithe Road, Horningsea, CB25 9JE
Caravanning Club certified, Gayton Farm is on the edge of Cambridge but with all of the beauty of the countryside. It offers luxury and the experience of glamping you would expect. It also has a working farm. Choose a glamping dome which includes a wood burner, double bed and en suite facilities, or perhaps the extremely romantic Gypsy caravan? A great choice for glamping in Cambridge. See website for prices and more details.
Find out more about Gayton Farm here.
Cambridge camping and caravanning club site:
19 Cabbage Moor, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5NB
Under 5 miles from the city centre, this Great Shelford based campsite has all the facilities you would expect from a good quality venue. It boasts many return visits and is praised in reviews for its cleanliness. For ease and comfort, choose a ‘ready camp tent’ for around £30 per night. Arrive and enjoy the camping experience with all of the hard work done for you. Ready camps have a kitchenette, dining furniture and pull out beds for a touch of extra comfort.
Find out more about the club site here.
Superb options for glamping in Cambridge:
Is it any wonder that glamping is so popular with these amazing options available? The facilities offer the ultimate in comfort and provide an unforgettable, unique holiday experience. Where are your favourite venues to glamp? Let us know in the comments.
Taking a trip to the city during your stay? Find our where to eat in Cambridge recommendations here.