Too posh to pitch? We are embracing five star camping or otherwise known as glamping, the perfect balance of glamour and camping.
Glamping takes many different forms from pods, bell tents and cabins to opulent tipis, yurts and wigwams and even fully-fitted safari tents...heated, secure, cosy and even eco-friendly – far far away from those childhood memories of soggy sleeping bags and back-packs.
The trend for UK glamping first showed up at Glastonbury (where else?) with celebs and VIPs wanting to enjoy the festival in-style. Since then, summer festivals have jumped on the bandwagon, offering a range of glamping options, from £10,000-a-week shikar tents to double decker 'bed buses'.
Freixenet’s favourite glamping ideas…
Whatever your budget there will be a spot to suit your needs on Canopy and Stars.
Simple, classic and stylishly British – these Shaldon Beach huts are perfect for couples or for a weekend with the family.
For a home from home, why not try a dome? These super space age beauties bring Ibiza chic to the countryside.
If a nature retreat is what you’re after then have a look through Wigwams huge selection of UK locations. Build a campfire and get cosy!
Richard Branson eat your heart out – this safari lodge nestled in the heart of Kent is sure to impress even the fussiest of campers.
Image: Donna Tomlinson