You’ll know when you’re in Somerset, when you find yourself surrounded by rolling green hills, fresh local food, strong local brews and hearing the odd hearty ‘aarrr’. Most of all, it’ll be the hospitality of the people you meet – and you’ll certainly find that at our spaces. The only thing more hospitable than a west country welcome, is a steaming hot tub – which’ll put you in the heart of the countryside. You can soak up idyllic views in luxurious comfort after a day exploring the cave networks, sandy beaches and bustling villages. Grab a home-grown strawberry, a chunk of Cheddar and a West Country Cider and settle in for a few days of food, fun, fresh air and deep relaxation.
You can take your pick from cabins, shepherd’s huts, yurts or a treehouse in Somerset — all with a warm hot tub. Our places are utterly unique and crafted with love by our passionate owners, but we don’t just take their word for how great they are — we personally inspect every place. We toast marshmallows over the campfire, recline with glass of fizz in the tub, test the beds for comfort, and time how long it takes us to stroll to the nearest country pub.
Always look for instructions from the owner on the specific type at the space, but here are a few tips to get your hot tub technique up to a simmer before you arrive.
Breathe in the fresh air, crack open the bubbles and make new memories. Cuddling up together in a warm outdoor hot tub under a sparkling blanket of stars will be the icing on the cake (or the skylight in the treehouse).
What’s it like to stay at a glamping place with a hot tub?
You might struggle to put your finger on what feels different when you wake up in a glamping place with a hot tub. As the morning light streams through the windows and you hear birdsong and a few gently mooing cows outside, you’ll realise it’s a feeling of deep, restful peace. There’s nothing to do and nowhere to be except the hot tub. Hide your phone and relish life in the slow lane surrounded by nature.
Sustainability and glamping
At Canopy & Stars we’re committed to improving our carbon footprint and promoting a greener glamping industry. We’ve capped our destinations in over-touristed areas and we’ve set an ambitious goal to achieve net zero by 2030. We’re also one of the highest-scoring B-Corps in travel in the world but complacency isn’t in our vocabulary and you can read all about our latest environmental initiatives in our impact report.
About Canopy & Stars’ expertise
We’ve been stomping up hills, down dales and through deep Somerset gorges since 2010, to find you the most unique and beautiful glamping places to stay in nature. We’re a small team working with a huge network of passionate owners who pass on their expertise and local knowledge to our lucky guests. To help you choose exactly the right place for you, our brilliant Guest Experience Team is on hand to unpick any glamping conundrums.
What makes Essex so special?
If Somerset were a party guest, they’d be the most happy-go-lucky person in the room, squeezing the joy out of every moment. In this eclectic county, festivals and foodie hotspots sit amongst rolling Mendip Hills and wildflower meadows, with the echoes of Arthurian legends and the mystic energy of Glastonbury Tor floating in the air. If that’s not enough, you’ve got the cosmopolitan delights of Bath and Wells on the doorstep, and a thriving arts scene in Frome.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.