We love camping, so glamping is even better! Here are three spots we stayed at in different parts of the county, all unique and special.

Quirky glamping at The Meadow

The Meadow Glamping, is located just 20 minutes from Winchester, providing a quirky and cool getaway spot in Hampshire

We were invited to spend a night at this great spot in Broughton, near Stockbridge. If you are looking for a local stay in Hampshire or a mini weekend or midweek getaway this is a strong option.

They have 3 separate types of accommodation, each one for two guests and they have their own little area to enjoy. The Meadow’s two-acre setting is idyllic, peaceful and tucked away and as soon as we pulled the car up we were greeted by some rather friendly ducks who headed straight over to say hello, duck food is provided in each glamping spot too!

Each unit has its own bedroom, large outdoor area with seating, firepits and cooking facilities (including cover from the elements) and your own riverside seating to watch the trout and ducklings cruise by on the Wallop Brook. We stayed on ‘the magic rat’ which is a cool narrowboat with cosy furnishings inside and situated on its own mini island.

There’s plenty of activities to enjoy like taking the rowing boat for a short lap around the lake, playing tennis on the grass court, or sitting quietly reading a book by the lake. We really enjoyed an evening BBQ on the gas fire followed by a log fire which has a sofa to enjoy as the small bats whizz around in the trees.

As an article from The Guardian put it about this brilliant place…

With its hand-painted signage, chandeliers, hammocks, and sparkly stuff, the Meadow feels less like a campsite and more like a boutique festival – albeit with a very select guest list.

You can also rent the whole place if you have a larger group!

You can find out more at themeadowglamping.co.uk

Bell tent glamping at Great Oaks

🌳🏕️ A Hampshire glamping spot nestled on a hillside farm on the South Downs…

Located just ten minutes from Petersfield, in Liss, we stayed in a bell tent on this working farm and were surrounded by beautiful walks and wildlife.

Each bell tent is set up with a Double bed but can sleep up to 5 people (usually 2 adults and 3 children). There are three in the field and you can either rent one or the whole field so great for a night or weekend with family or friends. 🤌🏼

Bell tent experience at Great Oaks Glamping

In terms of amenities, Greak Oats offers a loo and shower unit with 2 x flushing toilets & 2 x warm showers. Eco-friendly shower gel and shampoo are available, but towels are not supplied. For cooking, there is a washing up tap, a fire pit with logs, basic BBQ utensils and crockery, and there is even a gas cooker as an alternative. There is covered communal area if the weather turns out unfriendly.

It’s lovely and remote so feels like a true escape in the countryside, on arrival we had loads of treats waiting for us like brownies and apple juice, the tent in spacious and had nice decor. The kids loved all the space in the field for games and we enjoyed an evening campfire, BBQ, and also a late-night search for badgers in the nearby forest! 🦡

As it’s a working farm for cattle for the BBQ we had some burgers and sausages from the farm itself (£7). 🍔 If you like, you also have the option to purchase a breakfast hamper (£20), a family hamper (£30), or even a smores kit (£20)

More info on their website and below: https://www.greatoaksglamping.co.uk

Barn glamping at North Lodge

Forget a holiday cottage and check out the lovely Barn at North Lodge

A fave Hampshire staycation spot, this stylish converted barn near Alresford is set in the grounds of a Georgian Lodge House within the South Downs National Park.

Rustic luxury is the barn’s style; whitewashed timber walls, heated oak floors and a huge super king bed. A complimentary breakfast of granola, yogurt, fruit, fresh bread and jam was provided, and we also had brownies hand-delivered from the friendly owners. As coffee lovers the Nespresso coffee machine went down a treat in the well-equipped kitchen. The Barn has the usual mod cons with TV, Chrome Cast, WIFI, and Sonos Music System.

There are Sweeping views from the bedroom French doors up the field and plenty of wildlife to be seen with a family of deer startled jogging around the nearby field! We also visited the North Lodge’s chickens who had freshly laid eggs for our welcome brekkie pack.

We combined our stay with brunch at party at the mill in Alresford, a walk on the meon valley trail, a visit to historic Petersfield and dinner at tapas spot Pulpo Negro in Alresford. It’s the perfect escape for both visitors outside of Hampshire and locals looking for that country retreat too and it is an ideal base to explore Hampshire.

Prices start at £196 for a 2-night stay including breakfast supplies booked via Airbnb.

Head out to the countryside & enjoy


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