Here's how to have a summer of fun without breaking the bank! We've unearthed ten of the best luxury campsites around the world. Indulge in a bit of glamping!
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Based in Cilgerran, two miles south of Cardigan in the wilds of West Wales, Fforest is open from Easter to early October. Choose from traditional Dutch tents, 19th century military style tents, or 20' diameter geodesic domes in 200 rolling acres of woodland. Alternatively the Croglofts, with stone walls for those who don't do canvas, are open all year round.
Prices start from Â£230 depending on season.
Lochhouses Farm in East Lothian boasts six safari tents that sleep between six and eight people, and a deluxe honeymoon tent. Each tent has its own bathroom with hot shower, kitchen with wood-burning stove, and living area with covered veranda. There's also a kids' corner with chickens, ducks, rabbits, lambs, ponies and African hens, as well as a tree house and a pirate boat.
Prices (per tent) range from £475–£875 for a week, £350–£550 for a weekend, or £345–£525 for a midweek break depending on the season.
Three beachside Pavillion-style tents with four-poster beds and private en suite bathrooms with running water and hot showers. Each tent has its own sit-out and a bamboo jetty overlooking the creek.
Open from October to May, prices start at £311 per tent per week.
Open all year round, Tandara is a spacious canvas tent designed for two with impressive facilities including a king size bed, wi-fi internet access, a large flat screen TV, and an exclusive luxury bathroom with a shower fit for two. Tandara is Sydney's only under canvas luxury camping experience.
Prices start at $390.00 per night per couple.
Look no further if you like the sound of sleeping in a traditional wooden gypsy caravan, an Indonesian rice house or a circus wagon. Facilities onsite include a swimming pool and tapas restaurant housed in a converted farmhouse. Casa Del Mundo is open all year round.
Prices start from €325.
These hand-crafted belle tents in Ireland's North Leitrim are beautifully furnished with king size beds, luxurious linens and wood burning stoves. There are also two restored county cottages on the 5 acre woodland site, and plenty of hammocks and safe hiding places to keep children entertained.
Prices start from €25 per person per night (sharing). Open all year round.
Spacious, luxurious tented lodges with private bathrooms, hot showers, and views over rolling wheat fields. St Mark's Square in Venice is a short train ride away.
Open all year round, prices start at €65 euro per night including breakfast.
Accommodation consists of 20 large elevated canvas pavillions featuring hard-wood loors, rain showers and luxurious finishings. Each room has its own 180' view of the Serengeti. Onsite facilities include a sun deck and open air swimming pool, while available activities include day game drives into Serengeti National Park, and a balloon safari.
Open all year round, prices start from $630 per person and includes meals, laundry and drinks.
Situated in a small hamlet at the end of a country lane in South West France, these six tents can occupy twenty people and include comfortable beds, fluffy towels, private bathrooms with showers and your own verandah. Children are especially welcome - enquire about Family Week, or special programmes running in June as part of 'In Touch With Your Country Side' Week.
Prices start at €125 per day and include breakfast, bed linen and towels.
North America's premier luxury camping destination features four exquisite camps catering for couples, families and groups. Each safari-like tent features fine linens, rustic furnishings, art-adorned walls, electricity, cooling fans, heat and your very own camping butler at your beck and call, as well as a private master bathroom with a Montana-sized rain shower, heated floors and indulgent organic spa products. The camp chef will cook before your eyes in the camp's Dining Pavilion.
Rates start at $820 per night and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for two adults. Open end of May - September.