Glamping in Cheshire | 13 Best Sites in 2024

by | Last modified on Jan 1, 2024 | Glamping

In this guide, I’ll reveal the best glamping Cheshire sites, including glamping pods, cabins, bell tents, shepherd’s huts and other exciting options.

While there are plenty of excellent hotels and cottages in Cheshire, I highly recommend glamping for a more adventurous and memorable experience. Glamping has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason! This form of luxury camping offers a unique way to enjoy the natural beauty of Cheshire while still providing comfort and style.

To make it as easy as possible to choose your best glamping Cheshire site, I’ve included in the listing price, location, whether the place is family-friendly and if it has hot tubs. I’ll also cover glamping essentials and a guide to the area. This way, you can take the stress out of planning – relax, connect with nature, and make unforgettable memories in this idyllic region of Northwestern England!

WHAT TO PACK for your Cheshire glamping adventure?

For a comprehensive list of what to pack head to my complete glamping packing list.

You might also be interested in reading 28 Fun camping games | Adults & Children – a great way to add a bit of fun to your glamping adventure in Cheshire!

Glamping in Cheshire

Top things to do in Cheshire

Cheshire has loads to offer visotrs. From rural pictureque villages and Industrial Revolution heritage. It’s close to Manchester and Liverpool and a great place to base yourself for visiting the Peak District. There’s something for everyone – families, romantic couples and history lovers alike.

  • Spend a family-friendly day out at Chester Zoo.
  • Visit Chester Cathedral to soak up beautiful architecture and some medieval history.
  • Lyme Park is a beautiful 1946 National Trust house and grounds with a lovely cafe where you can stop for tea and cake.
  • One of my favourite things to do in Chesire is to visit Jodrell Bank, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site with an observatory.
  • For keen outdoor enthusiasts, head to the stunning Peak District National Park for hikes, bike rides, or try your hand at rock climbing.
  • No visit to Chester is complete without a circuit of the ancient city defence walls – Chester City Walls.
  • Little Morton Hall is an impossibly beautiful Tudor house that dates back to the 1500s.
  • For a fun day out for all the family, Gauntlet Birds of Prey offers a variety of flying displays, meet and greets and talks to learn about the birds.

4 Best Glamping tents in Cheshire: 

Tent-style glamping is what I think of as the original glamping. They offer that close-to-nature feel that you get from being under canvas while also offering considerably more comfort and luxury than regular camping. From louts tents, bell tents and safari tents.

1. Lloyds Meadow (Lotus tent)

Website: Lloyds Meadow 
Location: Mouldsworth, Chester, Cheshire
Dog-friendly glamping site? No
Family-friendly: No 
Hot tub: No
Price: Starts at £160 for two nights.

If you’re seeking a romantic getaway, I suggest booking a stay at Lloyds Meadow! This glamping site boasts luxurious bell tents and lotus tents in a peaceful lakeside setting. Although not dog or family-friendly, it’s an amazing camping spot for couples. You and your partner can indulge in a private and tranquil environment during those warm summer evenings. Customer service is top-rated at this Cheshire glamping site, as well, and you can even order a breakfast hamper and nice touches such as a wood burner and telescope for star gazing.

2. Bluebell Wilds (Bell Tent)

Website: Bluebell Wilds
Location: Whitchurch, Cheshire
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes
Family-friendly? Adult-only glamping site.
Hot tub: No
Price: Starts at £50 per night.

Bluebell Wilds offers visitors a serene rural escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located on a private farm, you’ll be treated to breathtaking Cheshire countryside views and uninterrupted peace and quiet. This adult-only glamping site is a great spot for couples or solo travellers. And, with prices starting at just £50 per night, it’s an affordable choice for anyone who wants to retreat into nature.

Bell tents at this location are fully furnished with a king-sized bed, blankets, carpeting, tables, fairy lights, and power banks. You can also access showers and toilets nearby free of charge!

3. Rackery Retreat (safari tent)

Website: Rackery Retreat 
Location:  Near Burton Village in Cheshire West
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes 
Family-friendly: Yes, it accommodates families of 4-6.
Hot tub: Yes/No
Price: Starts at £380 for two nights.

For those who want an extra spacious glamping experience, a luxury glamping safari tent could be your best option! This type of glamping is ideal for large families and groups of friends, as it can fit up to six people. The style and rustic charm of these tents also make camping more exciting and convenient. 

The safari tent at Rackery Retreat includes hardwood floors, a king-size bed, treehouse-style bunk beds for kids, single beds, a fridge, a kitchen, an en suite, electrical sockets, towels, bedding, and other necessities. Rackery Retreat is the full camping package.

4. Oakwood Marina (bell tent)

Website: Oakwood Marina 
Location: Northwich, Cheshire 
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes 
Family-friendly: Yes, can fit a family of 4
Hot tub: No
Price: Starts at £150 for two nights.

Families and travelers who are interested in camping waterside will love this next glamping location. Oakwood Marina rents out spacious bell tents right by the edge of the Trent & Mersey Canal. These tents are beautifully decorated and furnished with double beds, blankets, rugs, lighting, and enough room for your whole family. Camping right next to the private Marina also makes this the perfect spot for some summer fun, as you can rent boats and do other exciting water activities!   

6 Best Glamping Huts & Pods in Cheshire:

Pods and huts offer you a bit more protection from the elements than tents. They offer you a darker nights sleep compared to being under canvas and are an easier space to stay warm and dry, whatever the weather. Check out my top recommendations for the best pod and shepherds hut Cheshire glamping sites:

5. Pitch and Canvas (pod)

Website: Pitch and Canvas
Location: Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes
Family-friendly: Yes has accommodations for families of 4. 
With hot tub: No
Price: Starts at £50 per night for two adults.

Looking for an affordable Cheshire glamping pod? Then this next option will be great for you! At only £50 per night, couples can enjoy camping without the hassle of setting up a tent. Pods at Pitch and Canvas can even be booked by families. At £70 per night, Oak Pods can fit up to two adults and two children. You’ll enjoy a fun family vacation, especially with all the great amenities such as a fire pit, deck, fridge, and outdoor dining!

6. Bradley Hall Rural Escape (pod)

Website: Bradley Hall Rural Escapes
Location: Bradley, Malpas, Cheshire
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes 
Family-friendly: No
With hot tub: Yes/No
Price: Starts at £200 per night for 2 adults.

Bradley Hall is one of the most scenic glamping sites on this list. Right on the border of Wales, you’ll enjoy some of the best en-suite glamping pods in the region. Campers can choose between various sizes to fit their budget. But each pod has plenty of living space, large double beds, a kitchenette, a private patio are, outdoor furniture, heating, and even a welcome package with treats and coffee. This nook in the hills is truly a gem of Cheshire!

7. Shepherd’s Crook (Shepherds hut)

Website: Sheperd’s Crook
Location:  Winicle, Cheshire
Dog-friendly glamping site? No
Family-friendly: No 
With hot tub: Yes/No
Price: Starts at £220 for two nights.

Shepherd’s Huts can be rented directly in the charming village of Winicle. If you want to explore provincial life in Cheshire this is an amazing location. You’ll be surrounded by acres of woodland, fields, and a nearby river bank, perfect for long walks and exploring. Shepard’s Crook is also close to local pubs, restaurants, and shops. So, you’ll have a lot to do during your stay. The Huts are fully furnished and have a lot of room but this is an adult-only glamping site.

8. Welltrough Hall Farm (pod)

Website: Welltrough Glamping 
Location: Near the village of Lower Withington.
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes
Family-friendly: No, adult-only site.
Hot tub: Yes
Price: Pods start at £100 per night for two adults. 

If looking for a Cheshire glamping site with hot tub, this is a great choice. If you’re searching for the best glamping sites with hot tubs, Welltrough Hall Farm has got you covered! Their adult-only pod is equipped with a wood-fired hot tub that offers stunning views of Cheshire’s awe-inspiring landscape. Personally, I love glamping with a hot tub as it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and still enjoy luxury relaxation time! The pods are also fully furnished and have a kitchen, shower, toilet, and free Wi-Fi. 

9. Lady Heyes Holiday Park (pod)

Website: Lady Heyes Holiday Park
Location: Frodsham, Cheshire 
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes 
Family-friendly: Yes, but some pods are reserved for adults only.
Hot tub: Yes
Price: Start at £110 per night for two adults. 

Enjoy the serenity of Cheshire with this next selection of high-quality fully furnished pods. Each pod comes with a TV, linens, furniture, a private picnic area, and of course a hot tub! Although some pods are reserved for adults only, there are plenty of family-friendly options available.

Lady Heyes Holiday Park offers a great blend of pure relaxation and family fun. 

10. Kiss Wood Cabins (pod)

Website: Kiss Wood Cabins
Location: Wincle, Cheshire – Peak District National Park.
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes 
Family-friendly: Yes
Hot tub: Yes
Price: Starts at £110 for 2 adults and up to 2 children.

This final Cheshire glamping site provides luxurious en-suite pods that are ideal for couples and families alike. This pet-friendly glamping site comes equipped with comfy beds and hot tubs that offer stunning views of the surrounding valley. You can relax in the warmth of your hot tub and really soak in the beauty of the region!

And, if you want to get up close to nature, this is an awesome spot nestled in the Peak District National Park. Many guests enjoy bird watching, wildlife photography, and exploration of these private grounds. This is also a great location for wildflower viewings and star gazing.

3 Best Tree Houses & Cabins in Cheshire:

I adore staying in tree houses and cabins. They are always my go-to for special occasions when I want an extra memorable stay. They tend to be at the more expensive end of glamping but are usually full of luxurious comforts, are picturesque and cosy, and offer the same closeness to nature as tents and pods.

11. The Lakehouse at Coddington Mill

Website: Coddington Mill
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Dog-friendly glamping site? No 
Family-friendly: No, it’s an adult-only site.
Hot tub: No (but you do get an outdoor bath!)
Price: £230 per night for two adults.

The Lakehouse at Coddington Mill is a remote cabin located near the historic city of Chester and nestled within a conservation area. This is the ultimate oasis for vacationers who want a private weekend away or time to unwind from the stress of modern life truly! 

Although the price tag for this lakeside glamping spot is expensive, it’s well worth your money. The cabin has a king-size bed, modern amenities, log burners, heaters, en suite and spectacular views right on your private lake. Open year-round, I can’t recommend this amazing cabin enough.

12. Lazy Bear Hideaway

Website: Lazy Bear Hideaway
Location: Wirral, Cheshire 
Dog-friendly glamping site? No
Family-friendly: No
Hot tub: Yes/No
Price: £160 per night for 2 adults.

The Lazy Bear Hideaway is another glamping cabin that will suit your vacation needs. This Nordic-style space is fully furnished with a cosy interior and is located in the secluded woodlands. So, you’ll have plenty to explore during your stay! Unlike some of the other options listed in this guide, though, Lazy Bear is truly off-the-grid. 

There is no wifi or electricity. Instead, you’ll cook over the open fire or in the outdoor kitchen. Solar power and gas are available for charging your devices, powering the fridge, and heating. However, you are encouraged to live in the moment and bask in rustic living.

13. Golden Oak Treehouse 

Website: Forest Holidays
Location: Delamere Forest, Cheshire 
Dog-friendly glamping site? Yes, it has pet-friendly cabins.
Family-friendly: Larger accommodations are available for families.
Hot tub: Yes
Price: Starts at £297.50 per night (4-day minimum booking requirement).

Why not rent a treehouse-style cabin for the most authentic forest experience in Cheshire? Placed right in the heart of Delamere Forest, you and your family will experience a truly unique vacation.

I hope this Cheshire glamping guide has made it easier for you to plan your outdoor escape. I give all my advice out for free on my website so if you want to say thanks, you can buy me a coffee!

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Bex Band

Bex Band

Welcome to my blog! I'm an award-winning adventurer, bestselling author and founder of Love Her Wild. My work and adventures have featured in BBC, The Guardian and Condé Nast. I love nothing more than travelling and getting outdoors on solo and family adventures. Using my years of experience, I provide advice and inspiration on various topics, including wild camping, charity challenges, glamping and travel itineraries.


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