Q3 2022

Q3 2022 | 55 Aug22246 Best Luxury Glampsite - South West In 2021, 334,000 people flocked to Stonehenge to see this historic monument with their very own eyes and to experience its enigmatic atmosphere, to walk in the footsteps of the prehistoric people who lived there 4,000 years ago. For those planning to visit the iconic Stone Circle, there couldn’t be a better accommodation experience than that at Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods, a beautiful multi-award-winning site offering a truly special glamping experience, located just 10 minutes from Stonehenge World Heritage Centre. Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods offers unique camping and glamping experiences for those who are looking to get out in the beautiful wilderness, as well as explore the Stone Circle and Neolithic Houses, the idyllic Wiltshire area, or maybe even go a little further afield to Bournemouth or Bath. Travellers who don’t fancy the idea of staying in a tent can opt for the site’s glamping pods which offer a more comfortable alternative, with eight accommodations to choose from. They also have access to an onsite shop where they can purchase eggs, milk, bacon, sausages, butter, and yogurts sourced from local suppliers, as well as free wireless internet and five-star shower blocks. The first of the site’s glamping pods is the Festival Pod which takes glamping back to basics, an introductory unit for people who are looking to cross over from camping to glamping, and for those who are looking to book accommodation on a budget. It is a pod similar to a tent but raised off the ground with two single beds, a free standing lamp, and power sockets for charging those essential devices. It sits in its own garden area with decking and comes with a firepit and BBQ to enhance that rural living experience. There is also a campers kitchen onsite with a fridge, tabletop oven, and microwave. This pod doesn’t have a source of heating so is only available from Easter to late summer. Next is The Shepherd’s Hut, cute and spacious and designed with couples in mind. The hut is furnished to create a nice, warm and homely feel, and comes with its own log burner to keep guests cosy, in addition to plenty of power sockets. It is situated in its own garden area and on sunny days, visitors can venture outside to the picnic bench and make use of the firepit and BBQ. Tea and coffee facilities are also available in the hut and can be replenished daily at reception. The Bell Tent offers a glamping experience for families, including a double bed and two singles. It also features a small fridge and a cane sofa, as well as power sockets and tea and coffee facilities. It is adorned in lights which set the mood at night and sits on decking within a small garden with a dining area, bench, firepit, and BBQ. This unit is also only available for booking from Easter to late summer. Next comes the Fox Pod which is a glamping pod designed for families with younger children (up to 14 years), comprising of a double bed with a bunk over the top and a pullout futon, and plenty of power sockets. This is in addition to a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The pod is set in its own spacious garden and comes with a picnic bench, firepit, and BBQ. For couples who are looking to experience glamping together, The Butterfly, and Eden or Moon Pods are available. Each are luxuriously furnished, comfortable, and cosy, the perfect escape for couples who are looking for a little alone time. Like all of the other glamping pods, they have plenty of power sockets and sit on decking in their own spacious gardens, featuring a firepit and BBQ. However, the most luxurious glamping experiences offered by Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods are the huge Solstice Retreat yurt, and Bustopia, a converted double-decker bus. Indeed, Bustopia is a unique one, and it doesn’t get any cosier or more comfortable, sleeping four adults and two children, with plenty of luggage storage. The lower deck is kitted out as a stylish open plan living area, which can double up as a bedroom, and fully-equipped kitchen, and a glass floor plate covers the engine which lights up and brings a new dimension at night. The driver’s seat and steering wheel remain, too, which provide a great photo opportunity. Then, upstairs there is a double bedroom, ideal for settling back and taking in panoramic views of the campsite and the sunset. Ultimately, guests at Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods can’t get enough, with one person saying, “Amazing campsite. Perfect for families. Everywhere was nice and clean and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely like to go back.” Someone else shares, “Great place to go! Facilities were lovely. Great location if you love your walking.” Another person comments, “Lovely site with room for glampers and campers. Nice country walks to a fantastic pub nearby and generally chilled vibe. We will be back.” Company: Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods Website: www.stonehengecampsite.co.uk “ Travellers who don’t fancy the idea of staying in a tent can opt for the site’s glamping pods which offer a more comfortable alternative, with eight accommodations to choose from. ”