National Geographic Traveller (UK)



Don’t miss these places to camp — and eat — in style. Words: Sarah Baxter

Forget tins of beans and fiddly gas stoves. As glamping has reinvented camping, so has it reinvented camp food. There are now plenty of luxe sites where your pitch not only comes with a barbecue and firepit, but with an onsite kitchen garden, farm shop, gourmet feast nights or delicious dishes delivered direct to your yurt, cabin or treehouse. Here are some of the tastiest retreats to try in the UK.

Oastbrook Estate, East Sussex

Wake up and smell the Chardonnay: the bell tents at Oastbrook sit right by the estate’s vines. Tours and tastings can be arranged or you can order a bottle of Oastbrook wine to match a chef-prepared meal, served in your den or by the communal fire. A breakfast hamper will be brought to your tent each morning. Bell tents (sleeping two) from £145 per night, including breakfast.

Grasmere Glamping, Lake District

The two stylish, heated glamping pods on Broadrayne Farm are perfect for the peckish: there’s no charge for room service, so guests can order breakfasts and hearty dinners direct to their door. Sister site The Yan hotel is one of the finest foodie finds in the Lakes: dishes are no-fuss, delicious (with everything down to the ketchup made from scratch) and reasonably priced. Pods (sleeping two) from £275 for three nights. grasmeregl­

Monachyle Mhor, Perth & Kinross

Foodies flock to the loch-side Monachyle Mhor hotel for its award-winning restaurant, where outstandin­g dishes are made with ingredient­s sourced from its own garden and farm, as well as the nearby hills. Glamping options in the hotel grounds — a 1950s wagon, a cosy bothy and a modern treehouse — provide quirky accommodat­ion, spectacula­r views and easy access to the hotel’s dining delights. Monachyle Mhor has its own bakery and chippy in nearby Callander, too. Wagon (sleeping four) from £145 per night. monachylem­



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