10 Glamourous Places to go Glamping in Cheshire
Glamping – a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping
The art of glamping appeals to those looking for the benefits that camping brings while enjoying the luxury of having a ‘roof over your head’. The year-round pursuit of glamping can take many forms, from pods to wooden lodges, shepherd’s huts, bell tents, safari tents, and even Mongolian yurts! It is important, therefore, to know the difference between all these accommodation types before going glamping in Cheshire.
The key to enjoying your glamping experience is to begin by managing your expectations and by reading the facilities included in the price. This can vary hugely from site to site and is not necessarily indicative of how much you pay. Accommodation can vary from a basic pod where you bring all your own equipment, right through to the other end of the spectrum; a luxurious fully-equipped en-suite option with a hot tub. Finally ensure you check your accommodation is in line with your personal requirements such as adult-only or family, dog, wheelchair-friendly.
To help you with this, I have listed ten of the best places to go glamping in Cheshire this year. Whether you are looking for an adult-only romantic weekend for two, a luxurious 5* escape in the countryside, or a family-friendly staycation, continue reading for my top suggestions of places to go glamping in Cheshire.
Lazy Bear Hideaway
One of the quirkier places to go glamping in Cheshire, the Lazy Bear Hideaway close to Little Neston on the Wirral, is a romantic and magical off-grid retreat for two (sleeps up to 3 adults during Summer). This Nordic cabin combined with its very own showman’s wagon and wood-fired hot tub offers guests the most magical hideaway staycation.
Situated in private woodland on the Wirral Peninsula, close to great beaches and only a 20 minutes’ drive from Liverpool and Chester, offers guests the opportunity to get lost in nature and really escape from the modern world. With no Wi-Fi or electricity on-site, the cabin features a Kadai cooker, an outside camp kitchen, gas burner, barbeque, fridge, and hot running water.
Inside the cabin, the luxury open-plan living space includes a king-size bed, sofa, seating, solar lighting, and space for an additional person to sleep in the showman’s wagon during the warmer summer months. Glamping toilets are located close by and guests have access to the private lake and woodland with views out over the Dee Estuary to the Welsh Hills.
Welltrough Farm Glamping
Welltrough Farm is located just outside Lower Withington, close to Jodrell Bank, and is the perfect spot to go glamping in Cheshire. The site features 3 glamping pods, one shepherd’s hut, and a brand new woodland hut, all set within the grounds of a 270-acre working farm.
These adult-only glamping pods are the perfect countryside escape and all but one feature a wood-fired hot tub from where to enjoy the spectacular views. The pods/huts all feature a double bed, kitchen, a toilet, and shower as well as free Wi-Fi.
Whilst staying at Welltrough Farm, you can enjoy all that this area of East Cheshire offers including easy access to Macclesfield Forest and the Peak District. Take a visit to the pretty market town of Knutsford and the ‘Golden Triangle’ towns of Prestbury, Alderley Edge, and Wilmslow as well as enjoying walking at Mow Cop, Rudyard Lake, and Biddulph Moor.
Lady Heyes Holiday Park
Lady Heyes Caravan Park is located in rolling countryside just outside the bustling market town of Frodsham, close to Chester and Delamere Forest. This privately owned family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday park host caravans, motorhomes, and tents in its 14 acres of Cheshire countryside.
Alongside the touring park, the site is also a great place to go glamping in Cheshire, with or without the kids. The site comprises several glamping pods and quirky stagecoaches (not dog-friendly) varying in size and standard, suitable for couples and families. All feature a hot tub, and a number of the 2-berth pods are situated in an adult-only area of the site for added privacy.
The pods come with a sleeping and seating area, kitchenette, and outdoor seating with a firepit. The Windsor and Superior Pods in the adult-only area feature a bathroom but the Original (adult-only) and Deluxe (4-berth family-friendly) share communal toilet/shower facilities. Some of the pods include free Wi-Fi but not all so double check if that is essential.
The site offers plenty of space to safely roam and explore including a variety of independent shops including a soft play, the perfect wet-weather activity for little ones.
Lloyds Meadow Glamping
Lloyds Meadow Fishery located a mile from Delamere Forest, close to Mouldsworth train station, is the most magical place to go glamping in Cheshire.
This romantic spot, perfect for a celebration, comprises 5 metre bell tents set in a stunning lakeside position. The family-run site offers guests the opportunity to get away from it all and be close to nature whilst still enjoying the luxury 5* treatment in their canvas bell tents.
The 6 beautiful bell tents on-site include a comfortable double bed, luxurious bedding, and superior mattress to aid a peaceful night’s sleep. Guests also have use of a solar light and a modern communal toiler/shower block which is shared with the other couples.
Whilst stepping away from the rat-race, guests are encouraged to bring a torch for late-night toilet trips, cooking equipment (also available to hire), and walking boots to enjoy the many countryside rambles including to the nearby local pub and shop.
Close to Lloyds Meadow, guests can easily access Delamere Forest for walking and cycling trails, the GoApe course, fishing, and outdoor swimming at Manley Mere. Please take a read about Manley Mere here as part of my latest Wild Swim Blog.
Whitelee Farm Shepherds Huts
Whitelee Farm is perched on the edge of the Peak District National Park, located close to the pretty hamlet of Wincle and within a short 20-minute drive of Macclesfield and Congleton. Offering easy access to three counties, Cheshire, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire, this site is truly the best of all worlds.
Nestled in a valley close to the River Dane, the working livestock farm incorporates two bespoke shepherd’s huts ‘Dane Valley’ and ‘Hen Cloud’ enjoy stunning views over the farmland which has been in the same family for 35 years. These adult-only huts have been built in their entirety by an artisan wood craftsman in North Wales and feature a full suite of amenities that are required for a self-contained weekend away.
The huts sleep two adults and can be booked together to suit a party of four adults in total. They include a double bed, fully equipped kitchen, full-height shower room, and log burner. Located in the Peak Park and only a mile from the Three Shires Head, these huts offer the rare opportunity of glamping in Cheshire whilst being a short hop from The Peaks and all that it offers to outdoor enthusiasts.
Bradley Hall Rural Escapes
Bradley Hall Rural Escapes, located just south of Malpas in South Cheshire offers guests a truly luxurious glamping experience. The site comprises four glamping pods and promises to give guests the most comfortable and enjoyable stay. The pods are all kitted out with high-quality fixtures and fittings including a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.
The site is adult-only and will take one well-behaved dog, dependent on breed. Meadowsweet pod is also fully accessible and is suitable for wheelchair guests or those with limited mobility. The pod is close to the parking area, has a ramp, grab rails, shower seat, and call system making it a truly accessible spot to go glamping in Cheshire.
All the pods include a welcome pack on arrival including milk, treats, kitchen essentials, eco cleaning products, and toiletries. Outside the private patio area with seating makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a barbeque during the warmer months. Attractions close by including Cholmondeley Castle, Beeston Castle, and Alderford Lake with the opportunity to enjoy water sports and walking trails.
Pitch and Canvas
Situated at Broad Oak Farm, a working dairy farm, close to Tattenhall sits Pitch and Canvas opened in 2017. This family-friendly, welcoming site promises guests that lifelong memories will be made when they stay.
There is the opportunity to glamp in either of the two pods, Oak and Acorn, Bluebell the bell tent, or camp on spacious pitches. The site also has two static caravans also available to rent which makes the perfect spot for grandparents or those that prefer more space.
The Oak pod sleeps up to four and features a double bed, small fridge, futon beds, kettle, and crockery/cutlery. Outside the pod has a private seating area and the opportunity to hire a fire pit. The Acorn camping pod sleeps two and includes two camp beds, a heater, a kettle, and a seating area outside.
The bell tent has a double bed, armchairs, crockery, and cutlery. Picnic tables and fire pits are available as well as plenty of safe outside space to play. Both the pods, as well as the canvas bell tent, have access to the site’s shared bathroom and washing-up facilities.
This is a real good value way to glamp whereby you bring your bedding and equipment from home but have the benefit of a warm, enclosed pod protected from the elements. Pitch and Canvas is a brilliant budget-friendly option to go glamping in Cheshire as a family, with no Wi-Fi to encourage guests to truly switch off and enjoy time together.
Nearby guests can enjoy a treasure hunt in the nearby village of Tattenhall, you also have the Ice Cream Farm right on your doorstep as well as access to the Sandstone Ridge and many other walking routes.
Kiss Wood Cabins
Winner of the Glamping Experience of the Year 20/21, the award-winning Kiss Wood Cabins are set in stunning farmland in Wincle on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Offering three luxury en-suite pods, suitable for couples and families as well as being dog-friendly, they all feature hot tubs with breathtaking views out over the valley with the opportunity to spot wild deer from your doorstep.
Each pod comes with a double bed, sofa bed, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchenette, TV, heating, and linen. Outside guests can enjoy a private decking area with hot tub, barbeque, picnic table, and deckchairs. This luxurious option from glamping in Cheshire really does tick all the boxes and it is easy to see why it has recently picked up this prestigious tourism award.
Guests can enjoy the stunning countryside walks along the River Dane, into the Peaks and Rudyard Lake. The Derbyshire spa town of Buxton is a short drive away and there is plenty to occupy little ones including, Blaze Farm, the Peak Wildlife Park, Pooles Cavern, and GoApe at Buxton. Alton Towers is also only a 40-minute drive away.
Red Oaks Farm
Red Oaks Farm is a B+B situated on a working cattle farm close to the delightful East Cheshire town of Bollington, a short hop from Macclesfield and The Peak District.
As well as B+B accommodation available year-round, the farm also offers a private self-sustaining log pod on site. Built using raw materials, this rustic pod sleeps two and includes a double bed, camping stove with crockery/cutlery, solar lighting, eco-friendly toilet, and outdoor firepit.
The benefits of staying close to a B+B is the opportunity to take full advantage of a farmhouse fry-up is also available at an additional cost as are shower/bath facilities within the farmhouse. The Bulls Head in Kerridge is only a 5-minute walk away making the pod the ideal option to enjoy glamping in Cheshire whilst being able to enjoy eating out locally.
Within a few miles of the pod, guests can enjoy the pretty town of Bollington, walks along the Macclesfield Canal and the Macclesfield Forest. The opportunity to climb White Nancy is merely a mile away and you could easily access Manchester city centre within 30 minutes by train from Macclesfield train station.
Fordhall Organic Farm
Fordhall Organic Farm, located in Market Drayton, is a slight wild-card as it is not in Cheshire however it is only a short hop over the border to Shropshire and too good not to mention!
England’s first community-owned farm, Ford Hall is an incredible example of community spirit and a real-show of local support to keep a much-loved farm running. Now open to the public and free to visit, this small-scale organic farm offers farm trails, a farm shop, and a kitchen café as well as a calendar of events throughout the year.
Visitors to the farm also have the opportunity to stay overnight in one of their fabulous Shropshire-made Mongolian yurts. Sleeping up to 6 people, these spacious yurts make the perfect romantic retreat or family getaway hidden away from public view in a secluded spot on the farm. The yurts are fully equipped and feature a double bed and bunk beds as well as a separate living space, dining area, sink, and a wood burner.
The outside space includes a large, decked area, gas barbeque, gas hob, gas-powered fridge, and outside bathroom featuring a compost loo and camping shower. An electric shower is available to use at certain times located in the main building. The yurts are surrounded by beautiful scenery and guests can enjoy the gardens, farm trails, and friendly farm animals.