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A woodland with bluebells

Best glamping places to stay in bluebell season

Carpets of bluebells transform woodland floors across the UK from mid-March to early-May. These bell-shaped, nodding beauties are an uplifting symbol of Spring and you can often find millions of them in one wood alone. There’s magic in the air when you stroll through ancient trees surrounded by a sea of blue, and it's even more satisfying when you don’t need to set foot in a car to reach them. We’ve rounded up seven glamping spaces where bluebells can be seen from where you’re staying. Skip among them on scenic walks or count them on the forest floor in the distance, as you relax with a drink on the deck.

Lima, Gloucestershire

Lima is perched in an ancient woodland, so in spring you just have to open the front door to see an endless carpet of blue stretching into the distance. In summer, they’ll be replaced by swathes of ferns. Bluebells are known in folklore as fairy flowers and this spot definitely feels enchanted with strings of festoon lights, dappled woodland and the sound of hooting owls and birdsong. Spend lazy days exploring the woodland streams and glades where you might spot deer and badgers among the trees as you wander. The homely, Peruvian style hut is a peaceful place to unwind, but you’ve also got the Cotswolds on the doorstep including the iconic Daylesford Farm Shop a five-minute drive. Pick up locally sourced organic produce and visit the restaurants and spa before heading back to your woodland retreat.


Brockloch Treehouse, Dumfries & Galloway

Gaze down at the bluebells from a great height at Brockloch Treehouse in Scotland. The quirky design with its numerous tiny windows perfectly complements the woodland surroundings. On sunny days when the light pours into the stylish living space, it creates a dappled effect that mimics sunlight through trees. The owners provide books of local walks and there’s a multitude of outdoor activities on offer close by from sailing on Loch Ken, the UK’s longest zip wire, to craggy local beaches and coves to explore. After a day of wild adventures, laze in the double bed or the luxurious sunken bath and stargaze through the skylights above.

Treehouse in bluebell woodland

Bluebell Corner, Denbighshire

The clue’s in the name in this wild corner of North Wales. Bluebell Corner, or Cornel Clychau’r Gog, in Denbighshire is carpeted with bluebells in the spring and has spectacular views up to Caer Drewyn, the owners’ iron age fort, a 4km hike away. From the fort you can see Snowdon in the distance on a clear day. There’s wild swimming within walking distance, Snowdonia is a fifteen-minute drive away or you can head to the beautiful beaches of North Wales for a bracing day out. That is if you can tear yourself away from your own private camp, where you’ll sleep in an original gypsy caravan and relax in the hand-crafted cabin next door. Owners Sheena and Jamie are on hand for anything you need and they also run courses in everything from yoga and wellbeing to bow making and venison butchery. If you’re really keen, they’ll even walk you through the basics of pig herding.

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Knotting Hill Barn House, Leicestershire

In the heart of beautiful bluebell woods in Leicestershire, Knotting Hill Barn House is a masterclass in luxurious indulgence combined with natural tranquillity. Even the nearest B-road is far away down a country track. There’s a steaming wood-fired hot tub, a grand mezzanine sleep deck, double-ended bathtub, underfloor heating and a sound system that you can use without bothering the non-existent neighbours. When bellies start to rumble, hike the scenic two-mile route to March House Farm Shop for supplies. Keep going and you’ll eventually end up in the mouth watering pie capital of Melton Mowbray or find yourselves sampling beer in the Belvoir brewery. Knotting Hill Barn sleeps eight so you could bring the whole family or a group of mates for a spring fling among the bluebells.

Cabin in bluebell

Lady Betty, Dorset

The gorgeous bluebell woods at Ash Farm where Lady Betty resides, are one of several picturesque spots you can reach from the front door of this stylish, high-roofed shepherd’s hut. There are ancient ruins, picturesque villages and grand National Trust houses within easy reach, as well as a fantastic pub, The White Horse Inn. Bring your camera to capture the playful fun of tree climbing and den building in the woods against a backdrop of blue. The grand, cathedral-like interior of Lady Betty has a story to tell. The hut is named after Adam's great aunt, an adventurous character who loved to travel and drink Martinis, and this uplifting space encapsulates her naughty joie de vivre. She’d definitely approve of leisurely soaks in the hot tub under the stars with a glass or three of something boozy.

Cabin with hot tub on deck

Woodland Cabin, Cornwall

The beautiful bluebell woods at Woodland Cabin run alongside the river, so if you’re feeling brave you can leap in for an invigorating wild dip while still admiring the flowers. Mill Valley in Cornwall is completely off-grid and just like its neighbouring glamping spaces, the cabin is built sustainably from local wood and upcycled materials. Although you’re staying in a friendly, sociable camp, you’ve got your own loo and a private deck with woodland views, where you can relish some quiet time away from other humans. Unplug from tech for a few days, stick your phone in a drawer and embrace walks through magical woodlands, along wild coastal paths and vast sandy beaches.

Cabin in woodland