Glamping in Hertfordshire: 18 glampsites

Inside a glamping tent at Hill Farm in Hertfordshire

Although Hertfordshire borders London, there are some beautiful rural spots in the county making it a perfect weekend break from the city. Whether you’re a local or coming from further afield, the glamping in Hertfordshire which I’ve listed here should provide you with a welcome respite from everyday life – the chance to unwind and relax in tranquil – and sometimes unusual – surroundings.

There are some fantastic days out in Hertfordshire, from country estates to farms and parks along with some beautiful rural walks and plenty of pretty villages and country pubs. Hertfordshire glamping offers visitors the best of both worlds – plenty of interesting things to do close by, but peaceful countryside to retreat to at the end of a busy day.

So, whether you’re looking for Hertfordshire glamping with a hot tub, or more back to basics glamping in Hertfordshire, I hope you find something suitable in this collection.

If you’re new to the county, ensure you read my guide about places to visit in Hertfordshire.

Hill Farm Campsite

Glamping near Tring

Bell tent glamping in Hertfordshire at Hill Farm
Credit Hill Farm

Hill Farm camping and glamping is in a brilliant location close to Wendover Woods in the Chiltern Hills. There is fantastic scenery for walking and biking in this part of Hertfordshire.

The farm has bell tents which come with everything you could possibly need for a glamping break. Aside from comfy beds and enough space for extra beds if you have a large brood, there are solar fairy lights, family games and rugs to make it feel cosy.

Bell tent glamping in Hertfordshire at Hill Farm
Inside a bell tent, credit Hill Farm

As well as bell tents, it’s also possible to hire normal tents pre-erected to save you the time and hassle of bringing your own. I’m sure my family would camp more frequently if we weren’t put off by all the packing and unpacking involved with camping. This option is also perfect if you don’t want to pay for a glamping experience but you would like to keep your camping experience easy. These tents come complete with camp beds plus outside table and chairs so visitors just need to bring bedding and cooking facilities.

  • Bell tents sleeping up to 6 guests
  • Shared toilet / shower facilities
  • Bedding provided
  • Kitchenware provided for cooking on the BBQ
  • Campfires
  • BBQ
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about Hill Farm

The Croft Farm

Glamping in Great Gaddesden near Hemel Hempstead

Outdoor hot tub in hertfordshire
Hot tub with a view at Croft Farm

This glamping site near Hemel started off as a music and arts festival destination. Today it’s the perfect place for a Hertfordshire hot tub glamping experience. Croft Farm is located just outside the little village of Great Gaddesden, not far from the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.

Croft Farm features several different glamping options made from reclaimed materials. The Jumble – formally the DJ’s cabin at the music festival – is a cosy space with quirky furnishings and far reaching views across the countryside. The owners have also converted an old caravan and a campervan to create fun sleeping spaces for their guests. Other glamping options are also in the pipeline – updates to follow.

Luxury glamping bedroom
Luxury glamping at Croft Farm

The Croft Farm is surrounded by the rolling Chiltern Hills so a glamping holiday here is perfect for walkers and cyclists or anyone looking for a peaceful retreat in the Hertfordshire countryside.

  • 4 glamping units, sleeping 2 to 6 guests
  • Hot tubs
  • Log burning stove in each unit
  • En-suite facilities in some units
  • Bedding provided
  • Cooking facilities in some units
  • Campfires
  • BBQs
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about the Croft Farm

North Hill Farm

Glamping near Chorleywood

Harry Potter themed accommodation in Hertfordshire, Courtesy of North Hill Farm
Hagridd’s Hideaway, image courtesy of North Hill Farm

This Hertfordshire glamping site is perfect for anyone looking for Harry Potter themed accommodation. North Hill Farm is a short drive from the Warner Bros Studios and -although it’s in the countryside – it’s also within walking distance (just) of a tube station, making it a great base from which to explore the capital.

Harry Potter themed glamping in Hertfordshire
Owl’s Lookout, image courtesy of North Hill Farm

Anyone with a love of Harry Potter will find it very tricky to choose between staying in Hagridd’s Hideaway or Owl’s Lookout. Hagridd’s Hideaway looks very similar to the hut in the movies – but with far more mod-cons, while Owl’s Lookout comes complete with a slide as your back door exit!

As well as the Harry Potter themed places to stay, there’s also camping in the fields and some brilliant adults only glamping units too.

There are walking trails directly from the farm in the beautiful Chiltern Hills and there are plenty of fun days out close by including the Roald Dahl Museum at Great Missenden and Bekonscot Model Village at Beaconsfield.

  • 5 well equipped glamping units, sleeping 2 to 6 guests
  • En-suite facilities
  • Bedding provided
  • Cooking facilities
  • Campfires
  • BBQs
  • Hot tubs with some units
  • Dog: a small dog only permitted in the Shepherd’s Hut

Find out more about North Hill Farm

Fuzzy’s Farm

Glamping near Berkhamsted

Campfire and glamping tipis in Hertfordshire
Tipis and campfire, credit Fuzzy’s Farm

This Hertfordshire glamping site consists of just three tipis situated in a spacious field with a large shared fire pit. The farm benefits from being within walking distance of the village of Potten End where you’ll find two pubs and a local shop.

Although beds and bedding aren’t provided, the tipis come with cooking facilities and crockery – you can try your hand at cooking on the campfire or use the gas stove or BBQ.

Tipi glamping in Hertfordshire
Glamping tipis, credit Fuzzy’s Farm

Fuzzy’s Farm is set up for entertaining – there’s a bar in a horse box which can be hired and themed parties for children can be arranged. Groups of friends or extended families will love this space. However, with peaceful countryside all around, and the beautiful Ashridge Estate close by, this is also the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • 3 tipis
  • Shared fire pit
  • BBQ
  • Cooking facilities
  • Separate toilet for each tipi
  • Guests to bring own beds and bedding
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about Fuzzy’s Farm

Church Farm Ardeley

Glamping near Stevenage

Bell tent Hertfordshire glamping at Church Farm Ardeley
Glamping at Church Farm Ardeley

Church Farm is somewhere we used to regularly visit when our children were toddlers. There are lots of animals to feed, farm walks, and always plenty of mud.

The farm has a café which serves particularly good cake – I used to love coming here in those sleep deprived early days of parenthood when sugar and caffeine were an essential part of my day. There’s also a very good farm shop, a woodland play area and a pub next door.

colourful signposts in farm woodland
Signposts at Church Farm

Church Farm offers both camping and glamping. There are wooden cabins and bell tents which are hidden among the trees – with plenty of space between each one. There’s also space for a tent or two if you need extra sleeping space.

The rural nature of the location means that wildlife is frequently spotted – a deer or a fox might wander past your door. Glamping at Church Farm is perfect for children – lots of space to run around and delicious local produce to cook over your campfire.

  • Wooden cabins (sleep up to 4) and bell tents (sleep up to 5)
  • Campfires (extra charge)
  • Composting toilets (flush toilets available at the farm)
  • Units come with beds and guests can pay extra for bedding
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about Church Farm Ardeley

Radwell Lake Glamping

Glamping near Baldock

Radwell Mill campsite in North Hertfordshire currently has just one glamping unit – a Mongolian yurt – but more glamping is planned. The yurt is positioned in woodland next to Radwell Lake, a peaceful secluded position.

The yurt sleeps two and comes fully equipped with everything you could possibly need – there’s a fridge and a gas cooker plus a wood burning stove which ensures you’ll be toasty warm even in winter.

Although this is the perfect place to relax amid rural surroundings, Radwell glamping is less than an hour from Cambridge and there are some lovely towns and villages to explore close by such as pretty Ashwell and the market town of Hitchin.

  • One Mongolian yurt (sleeps 2)
  • Private toilet and shower room close by
  • Proper bed and bedding provided
  • Cooking facilities
  • Dogs permitted

Find out more about Radwell Lake Glamping

Guilden Gate

Glamping near Royston

Guilden Gate Smallholding is the place to go glamping in Hertfordshire if you’re keen to learn more about sustainable living. The property is a zero CO2 emissions site – visitors are invited to take a tour of the smallholding to discover how this type of living is possible. The house has been built with sustainable materials; there are chickens, beekeeping and an orchard. Solar and wind power are the main sources of energy along with a woodland which provides fuel to heat the property.

There are two glamping options at Guilden Gate – the Coppice Woodland and the Secret Garden, both sound lovely.

The Coppice is a collection of buildings which is hired to one group at a time. Set amid two acres of woodland, there is a converted VW campervan and a wooden yurt which together can sleep up to six guests (some of the sleeping areas are just suitable for children). There are sheltered areas for cooking and dining as well as a fire pit. The bathroom consists of an open air wood-fired hot tub, a solar-powered shower and a state of the art composting toilet.

The Secret Garden is a cosy little Hobbit hole sleeping two guests which is set in a secluded garden of wild flowers and herbs. There’s a spacious covered eating area plus a swing pod and a hammock. The Secret Garden also has a wood fired hot tub, solar shower and composting toilet.

As well as glamping, the smallholding sells wood-carved furniture, veggie boxes and there’s a small vineyard in the pipeline too. This is the 21st century good life!

  • Two glamping units, one sleeping up to six guests, the other two
  • Open air cooking facilities
  • Private composting toilet and solar shower for each unit
  • Proper bed and bedding provided
  • Hot tub
  • Fire pit
  • Dogs not permitted

Find out more about Guilden Gate

Daisy Cabin

Glamping near Buntingford

Hertfordshire glamping interior
Credit Daisy Cabin

This cosy wooden cabin in North Hertfordshire is perfect for couples seeking a romantic retreat in rural surroundings. The spacious cabin comes complete with a kitchen, wood burning stove and en-suite shower room. There’s a large decking area where guests can sit and take in the views over the orchards and there are plenty of walks directly from the farm.

The open plan living space has been thoughtfully laid out with plenty of cosy touches such as comfortable armchairs, rugs and throws. The cabin is solar powered and built mostly from reclaimed materials. However, the shower is gas powered so you’re guaranteed a hot shower!

Cambridge is half an hour’s drive but if you would prefer to stay local the village of Cottered is a 20 minute walk away – there’s a good pub there for Sunday roasts. Also nearby is the lovely old windmill at Cromer reached via winding country roads. This is a great area for bike rides too – I love this part of Hertfordshire.

  • One cabin sleeping two guests
  • Private en-suite shower room
  • Proper bed and bedding provided
  • Cooking facilities
  • Fire pit
  • BBQ
  • Dogs not permitted

Find out more about Daisy Cabin

Three Lakes Glamping

Glamping near Ware

inflatables at Westmill Farm in Hertfordshire
Summer fun at Westmill Farm

Three Lakes Glamping is part of Westmill Farm which features both indoor and outdoor attractions as well as a main camping site. There is so much to do at this activity centre just outside the town of Ware.

Three Lakes Glamping features a collection of bell tents with a shared campfire area. The tents come complete with a king sized bed plus three additional beds and there’s a small fridge and a hammock provided too.

Westmill Farm has several fishing lakes – one has an inflatable assault course during the summer months. There’s also golf, high ropes, climbing and Segways. If the weather is against you, there’s also an indoor soft play area and a great art centre.

  • Bell tents
  • Guests bring own bedding
  • Shared toilet and shower facilities
  • No kitchen facilities (cook on the BBQ) but kettle and small fridge supplied
  • Campfire
  • BBQ
  • Dogs welcome

Find out more about Three Lakes Glamping

Toad Abode Glamping

Glamping in Widford near Ware

Glamping shepherds hut in Hertfordshire
Credit Toad Abode

This is a back to basics camping and glamping experience in a beautiful spot next to the River Ash in East Hertfordshire. There’s currently just one glamping option – the hand-crafted Toad’s Hut – which sleeps two. Everyone else needs to bring their own tent or campervan.

This low impact camping and glamping site uses solar energy and has composting toilets. Fresh eggs are available from the resident chickens and guests are welcome to try foraging food around the site.

Close by is the brilliant Henry Moore Studios and Gardens – a really outstanding open air art museum showcasing the best of this 20th century sculptors work. Despite being only around 15 miles from London, this part of Hertfordshire is particularly tranquil and rural – it’s a great area to escape to if you’d like a peaceful weekend away. There are some fantastic walks and bike rides available directly from the campsite.

  • One hut sleeping two (camping also available)
  • Composting toilet
  • Fire pit
  • Dogs welcome
  • Bring your own drinking water

Find out more about Toad Abode

Foxholes Farm Glamping

Glamping near Hertford

Glamping safari tent in Hertfordshire at Foxholes Farm
Glamping safari tent, credit Foxholes Farm

Foxholes Farm breeds cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. It’s a great place to visit with children – there’s lots to see and there are plenty of walks around the farm to enjoy. There’s an excellent farm shop selling a great range of local produce (I always enjoy visiting the cheese counter) and there’s also a little café with an enclosed play area for young children.

If you like to have plenty of space for yourself when you’re glamping and you don’t want to rough it, Foxholes is a great choice. There’s just one safari lodge at this farm near Hertford so you’ll have the whole place to yourselves.

There are two bedrooms, a living / dining room with log fired stove plus a children’s play area and a bathroom with a roll top bath and flushing toilet. Outside, there’s a BBQ and a hot tub. On arrival you’re provided with a cream tea. This pretty much ticks all the boxes for a wonderful, luxury weekend away I think.

  • One luxury 2 bedroom safari lodge sleeping up to 6 guests (more glamping units are planned)
  • Bedding provided
  • En-suite bathroom with tub
  • Cooking facilities
  • Hot tub (extra charge)
  • Fire pit
  • BBQ
  • Dogs welcome

Find out more about Foxhole Farm Glamping

Celtic Harmony

Glamping near Hertford

Roundhouse glamping in Hertfordshire at Celtic Harmony
Roundhouse glamping, credit Celtic Harmony

If you’re looking for family glamping in Hertfordshire which offers something a bit different, Celtic Harmony is for you. This is glamping Iron Age style. Celtic Harmony is an open air heritage site where visitors can stay in a round house and experience life as it would have been some 2,000 years – with a few 21st century touches.

The roundhouses can sleep families of up to five. Dinner and breakfast are included and visitors are taken on a bat walk in the woods during the evening, marshmallow toasting over the campfire is also included! The overnight stay starts at 5pm and runs until 10am the next day. You can add on a day out at Celtic Harmony before or after your stay.

During the day, there’s plenty to do including Celtic storytelling and plenty of craft activities. We’ve visited Celtic Harmony several times and the kids have had a brilliant time exploring the woods and learning about Iron Age life.

  • 5 roundhouses each sleeping up to 5 guests
  • Bedding provided
  • Shared composting toilet facilities
  • Vegetarian or vegan BBQ dinner included and continental breakfast
  • Shared campfire
  • Dogs not permitted

Find out more about Celtic Harmony

Sweetings Wood

Glamping in Brickendon, near Hertford

Sweetings Wood is adults only glamping in Hertfordshire. There are three wooden lodges set in woodland and they offer all the comforts of home – perfect for first time glampers who don’t want any surprises. Proper beds (with bedding), underfloor heating, a little kitchen and en-suite facilities are all included. Plus there’s a spacious terrace where guests can sit back and enjoy the woodland views.

Sweetings Wood is close to the Farmer’s Boy pub in the tiny village of Brickendon. This pub offers particularly huge Sunday roasts – perfect if you’ve worked up an appetite in nearby Broxbourne Woods (our only National Nature Reserve in Hertfordshire). The woods are extensive and there are hiking trails of varying lengths, including a 17 kilometre figure of eight route.

The train station at Bayford is just about within walking distance of Sweetings Wood – although taxis can be arranged if you don’t fancy the walk. Bayford is under an hour from central London making this Hertfordshire glamping experience ideal for those without a car. Take your bike and you can spend your days cycling the tracks at Broxbourne Woods.

  • Three wooden lodges
  • Bedding provided
  • En-suite facilities
  • Cooking facilities
  • Shared BBQ
  • Dogs not permitted

Find out more about Sweetings Wood

Lee Valley Caravan Park Dobbs Weir

Glamping near Hoddesdon

Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park scukpture trail

This is a large camping and caravan park in Lee Valley Regional Park so there are plenty of facilities to keep people of all ages entertained. There’s a choice of glamping options. Large families or groups will no doubt appreciate the two and three bedroom holiday lodges which come with fully equipped kitchens, bathroom and a hot tub on the decking. There’s also safari tents for four guests and wooden glamping pods for two – neither of these have bedding provided.

Lee Valley Regional Park is huge, its 10,000 acres stretch from Hertfordshire into Essex and London. It was created over the past 50 years to offer local people a green space in which to enjoy a range of pursuits. There are several nature reserves plus excellent cycling and walking routes including a three mile sculpture trail which is popular with children. You’ll also find formal garden areas, some good play spaces and plenty of places to enjoy food and drink.

There are a couple of other camping and glamping sites in the park – see the link below for more details.

  • 2 and 3 bedroom holiday lodges (sleeping up to 6), safari tents (sleeping up to 5)
  • Bedding provided only in the holiday lodges
  • En-suite facilities in the holiday lodges only
  • Cooking facilities in all but the smallest camping pods
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about Lee Valley Dobbs Weir

Theobalds Park

Glamping near Waltham Cross

This Hertfordshire glamping destination is part of the Camping and Caravanning Club. The site is perfect if you’re looking for glamping near London without a car as it’s just a mile and a half from a local station – Turkey Street – with a regular service into London Liverpool Street (journey time 34 minutes).

As this is a well established camping and caravanning site, there’s a good range of facilities including a play area and a shop. The glamping is in safari tents which have two bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests. Bedding is not provided but there are cooking facilities.

The campsite is close to Lee Valley Regional Park, see above, which has plenty of rural walking and cycling trails along with various other activities.

The Camping and Caravanning Club have noticed the increased popularity of glamping and now offer safari tents at 47 of their campsites. Here’s a full list of their glamping destinations across the UK.

  • 2 bedroom safari tents sleeping up to 6
  • Bedding not provided
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Cooking facilities
  • Dogs are not permitted

Find out more about Theobalds Park

Home Farm Glamping

Glamping near Elstree

Home Farm Glamping is a very well thought out and slick operation and also a family business. It has the glam of London but the surroundings of a rural farm. If you fancy a weekend away in the country, staying in a pretty bell tent, this ticks the box but there’s also an impressive range of activities on offer from archery to yoga should you require more than a campfire to keep you entertained.

There are yurts or bell tents to choose from which can sleep up to five guests. The tents are spread out across a spacious meadow. Each of the 12 units is well equipped with beds and bedding and attractive touches such as a mirror, books, rugs and cushions. All tents come with their own decking area, a BBQ and a fire pit. Everything has been thought of – matches, milk, washing up liquid, the lot!

Each tent comes with its own BBQ and firepit but if you’d like to do more extensive cooking there’s a communal barn with a shared kitchen. However, the big draw of this Hertfordshire glamping site is the on-site catering company Sainlo Events. You can pre-order cooked breakfasts, fancy afternoon teas (with Prosecco) and BBQ meal boxes, there are vegetarian and vegan options too – so you really can have a proper holiday with meals taken care of.

Home Farm is an arable farm with meadows, woodland and lakes to explore. Aldenham Country Park is just down the road and the Warner Bros Studios for Harry Potter fans is a short drive away. Stanmore tube and Elstree and Borehamwood train station are within a couple of miles of the farm with taxis on hand if you don’t fancy the walk.

  • Yurts and bell tents totalling 12 units
  • Bedding provided
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared cooking facilities (each tent has its own utensils)
  • Campfire
  • BBQ
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about Home Farm Glamping

Aldenham Country Park

Glamping near Elstree

Aldenham Country Park is a not for profit farming community and educational enterprise set over 100 acres. There’s camping and glamping including special facilities for families with SEND children. There’s plenty to do in the park – feeding the farm animals, nature trails, an adventure playground and the 100 Aker Wood to explore – will you find Pooh Bear and his friends?

There are three wooden cabins on the farm which sleep up to four guests each. In addition, there are large bell tents which can sleep up to five. Guests need to bring their own bedding for the cabins but linen is provided in the bell tents.

There’s a farm shop on site and you can order food packs in advance. I can vouch for the quality of the groceries – it comes from their sister enterprise Church Farm at Ardeley which stocks excellent food.

  • Wooden cabins and bell tents
  • Bedding provided in bell tents
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Campfire (additional charge)
  • Dogs are permitted

Find out more about Aldenham Country Park

Ready Tents in Hertfordshire

If you want a cheap camping experience but you don’t want the hassle of packing all the gear into your car, or you don’t want to buy a tent – they’re not cheap – ready tents are a great option. The Hertford Camping and Caravanning Club has tents to hire which are pre-erected. The site is on the edge of Hertford so it’s in a great position for exploring the county. It’s a large campsite but it’s also well equipped and has a play area for children.

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Please note, I try to keep the information on my website up to date, but if you notice anything incorrect please do get in contact and let me know.

If you’re interested in glamping sites elsewhere across the country, I’ve put together a list of family friendly glamping destinations across the UK.

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