5 Best Glamping Spots In County Durham, England - Updated 2024

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Located in North East England, County Durham is known for its breathtaking views of the countryside, giving off cinematic Old English drama vibes set in the modern world. The famous Norman Cathedral is set here, as well as an 11th-century castle. The temperatures aren’t that extreme when it comes to Durham’s seasons. Summers here are typically warm and don’t get too hot. On the other hand, winters here are not too cold. With its idyllic countryside, Durham is a splendid place without the static noise of the city, and what better way to experience the scenery and serenity than to go glamping out here? Read on for the best glamping spots in County Durham, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 23, 2024.

1. Charming shanty with a full kitchen in Ingleton (from USD 146)

Surrounded by fields, “Shepherd’s Hut” is a charming space to stay. However, if you get hay fever (allergic rhinitis) easily, this isn’t the best place for you. The rental is suitable for two guests and is fitted with one bedroom that has velvety burgundy curtains, which contrast with the light-colored wooden walls.

Out on the porch are a bench and two seats where you can relax and catch splendid views of the countryside. The hut has full central heating, a fully equipped kitchen, a log-burning stove, and a sofa where you can curl up while reading books from the mini library.

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the location is beautiful surrounded by sprawling fields and natural beauty
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2. Luxurious hut near Blanchland (from USD 399)

Found on a working farm on the border between Northumberland and County Durham, Herdman’s hut is a luxurious glamping rental where you can escape from the noise and chaos of the city. It has steps that lead up to the bedroom, which is suitable for two guests and is built with a glass ceiling. While lying in bed, you can watch the clouds tumble across the sky or the stars twinkling at you during the night. The kitchen is fully equipped; the living room is huge with a comfortable sofa that is perfect for snuggling. At the back of the hut is a fire pit, which can also be a griller.

From the place, it’s a 1.6-kilometer (1-mile) walk to Blanchland. There are many footpaths that lead to Derwent Reservoir.

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Northumberland, England , United Kingdom
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outside chairs and table with a firepit/bbq lovely to sit there on our last night
the breakfast & welcome baskets were amazing
the bedroom is cosy with thoughtful touches usb points two individual lights and shelving
the place was very clean cosy and every single detail was well thought out
amazing location the cabin itself is very clean and modern
it was a cleverly designed and clean space exactly the escape i needed
the hut is beautifully designed and ever so clean
kayleigh is the perfect host
kayleigh & dan (ably assisted by annie and not just yet by oliver ) were perfect hosts
a fantastic stay and kind hospitable hosts - i would definitely recommend :)
kayleigh and dan had thought of everything and were great hosts
kayleigh and dan were excellent hosts
it really is a great location
this is a boutique shepherds hut in a stunning location
had a great walk up the fell using the map from the information pack provided
expect to be amazed by the peace and quiet of the location and the views are to die for
i would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet get away
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3. Lovely shack on a farm (from USD 63)

“Jessie’s Hut” is found on a working sheep farm, is suitable for three guests, and is equipped with a double bed and a single bunk above that can be unhooked and provided for an additional fee. It’s designed with a beautiful teal color and set against the backdrop of trees. Inside, it’s fitted with wooden walls and doors that make for an overall cabin-like feel.

The shack also has a small kitchen with a microwave, a kettle, a fridge, and a toaster. While there is no air conditioning, it offers wool-based insulation and central heating. On the porch, you’ll find outdoor furniture where you can unwind for as long as you like.

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County Durham, England, United Kingdom
213 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place was immaculate both the hut itself and the bathroom were bigger than expected and both so clean
a much more comfortable alternative to camping would recommend
great venue very clean and cozy
they’re really clean and communication from andrew was great
spotlessly clean comfy bed & en suite
cosy clean and comfortable bed
the hut was clean and well maintained andrew was very friendly and helpful
the host was really helpful
very helpful friendly host highly recommend 5
absolutely beautiful hosts and huts are 1st class
andrew and lisa are lovely hosts happy to chat even though they are running a busy farm
andrew and his wife are so helpful and excellent hosts
beautiful location so peaceful
the location is very handy for both towns and countryside and is a beautiful quiet location itself
the location was fab for what we needed
fabulous location near great days out like beamish raby castle and hamsterley forest
perfect location to relax and take in the picturesque countryside
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4. Pretty hideaway close to a field in Lanchester (from USD 66)

A private romantic hideaway that is off the grid, this pretty hideaway is a short walk to the top of a grazing field that comes with amazing views of Lanchester Valley. Because of its location, there’s no Wi-Fi. The place is powered solely by solar energy. It’s surrounded by trees, and it offers breathtaking views of the sunset. If you need to relieve yourself, the toilet, which is eco-friendly, is 10 meters (32.8 feet) away from the hut.

There’s also a two-ring camping stove with a grill outside. To shower with hot water, heat some water on the stove and then hoist it on a pulley system. The hosts will prepare the water containers beforehand and ensure there’s enough gas for the stove.

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Lanchester, England, United Kingdom
104 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
5*s all around - the space is clean quiet and set in the most beautiful location
lovely shepherds hut very clean and beautifully decorated
the hut and facilities were amazing and spotless
the shepherd's hut is lovely bright airy comfortable and clean
wonderful hosts and the cakes were amazing
the hosts were so helpful and accommodating
marion was very welcoming and attentive throughout our stay
marion and peter were brilliant hosts and made us feel very welcome
marion and peter are lovely hosts
good cycling routes close by
beautiful shepherds hut fantastic location away from it all but close enough to get involved in the local village
great place to get away from it all
it's cute cosy and a perfect place to switch off and get away from the busy world
it was an ideal setting with the log burner making it a cosy place to stay
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5. Unique hut with breakfast in Middleton-in-Teesdale

“Quirky Quarry” is set in Middleton-in-Teesdale. Here, you can have a full English or Irish breakfast every morning with fresh fruits. Vegetarian options are also available.

The barbecue grill is just outside; the bench is next to the fire pit, which is perfect for having late-night talks and relishing a couple of drinks. During the day, take in spectacular views of the countryside. Pets are allowed here at no extra cost.

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Shepherd's Hut - The Quirky Quarry

Wifi Available

Address: Syke Cottage Snaisgill Road,

Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

Camp in style in County Durham

Are you ready to escape from the city for a more secluded and tranquil area? Clear your thoughts and immerse yourself in nature at any of these glamping spots. The much-needed break you couldn’t wait to have is just here, waiting for you.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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