Under canvas

Glastonbury-time is coming. Time to air out the mouldy tent, find that missing welly and dig out the industrial-thickness poncho.


I don’t really mind the camping element of Glastonbury, just as long as it isn’t too rainy (muddy sleeping bag) or too hot (sleeping in a furnace as soon as the sun comes out) and the loos are far enough so as not to be able to smell them, but near enough that you don’t bust your bladder trying to get there.

Of course you can do it in style – Camp Bagborough offers the chance to sleep in Rajasthani tents on a vineyard near the festival site, with proper beds, hot showers, pamper packs, cheese and charcuterie boards, a bar and Wi-Fi, so you can brag about it all on Twitter around the clock. All for just under £3,000 per person, including hospitality tickets to the festival.


The Pop-up Hotel offers a similar set-up with the option of a luxury Mughal tent for £8,950, but don’t go rushing to book it, it’s sold out this year.


Land N’Sky has availability if you have £2,700 to spare. But wouldn’t it be nice if the sunshine was guaranteed? The Pop-Up Hotel is mulling over locations in the Maldives, Caribbean and Australia for its luxury take on sleeping under canvas.

And One Off Places has just announced the launch of a luxury campsite in Bali. Glamping Sandat is set serenely among rice paddies  near the hill town of Ubud. The five luxury tents come with lava stone bathrooms, Balinese art and a shared infinity pool.






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