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Ivy Grange Farm in Suffolk

Glamping in Suffolk

If you enjoy the great outdoors and a bit of escapism, but aren't quite so keen on the simplicity of pitching a tent and unrolling your sleeping bag for the night, then glamping might be perfect for you.

An amalgam of the words 'glamour' and 'camping,' glamping blends the close-to-nature, outdoorsy fun of camping, with a level of luxury more akin to a stay in a hotel. Think handmade shepherd's hut with luxury linens and fluffy towels or fully furnished, elegant yurts with heated woodland showers.

We have a lovely selection of glamping options in Suffolk from safari tents to retro (and luxurious) camper vans. Here's our pick...

Glamping in Suffolk © Rod Edwards
Glamping in Suffolk © Rod Edwards

Ivy Grange Farm Yurts

Based near Halesworth in the Waveney Valley, and run with a low carbon footprint, this lovely glamping site offers four yurts and a Suffolk-made shepherd's hut, each complete with its own woodburning stove.

The site has a pizza oven, heated woodland showers (as well as conventional showers if you prefer) a wild flower meadow and plenty of wildlife to keep you entertained. Watch our glamping film, which features Ivy Grange Farm Yurts.

Ivy Grange Farm
Ivy Grange Farm

Boundary Farm Glamping

Not far from Saxmundham and the heritage coast, two safari tents sit nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside in their own two acre meadow. Each of these tents at Boundary Farm has en-suite shower and toilet facilities, a wood burner and fully equipped kitchen. Real home-from-home comforts, with the benefit of being close to nature.

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Kitsch camping at its best! In 2016, Happy Days Retro Vacations was featured for the fourth year running, in The Times newspaper's list of Top 20 Glamping Sites in the UK.

Stay in an American Airstream from the 1950s or choose Elsie, the British retro caravan, and make the most of the on site family-friendly facilities. The large garden has a children's play area with swings, a trampoline and even a vintage army truck.

Happy Days Retro Glamping
Image courtesy of Happy Days Retro Vacations

Lantern & Larks Glamping

Six spacious, three bedroom safari tents in the grounds of Sweffling Hall near Framlingham, Southwold and Aldeburgh – Suffolk's “golden triangle of fun, adventure and charming discovery.”

The Lantern and Lark's Glamping site is dog-friendly and all sorts of activities can be booked in advance of your visit (an extra fee applies). Woodland activities, walking tours, knitting and crochet lessons, a horse and cart ride are just some of what's on offer.

Lanterns and Larks
Image courtesy of Lanterns and Larks

Secret Meadows

Stay off-grid in 115 acres of meadows and woodland at award-winning Secret Meadows at White Horse Farm, near Woodbridge. Choose from a luxurious lodge tent, a gypsy caravan, a shepherd's hut, or the 'hobbit box', a cleverly converted horse box which sleeps four people.

West Stow Pods

Living in a forest in a wooden pod for a few days can mean only one thing: magical adventure and exploration! West Stow Pods are set in private woodland close to Lackford Lakes nature reserve near Bury St Edmunds and the site has been listed by The Guardian as one of the top ten best glamping sites in the UK. West Stow Pods
Image courtesy of West Stow Pods

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