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Dome Garden is a unique collection of insulated domes formed into stylish, eco glamping lodges – a genuine, luxury camping village and one of the only planned glamping sites in the UK, with a careful blend of outdoor life and real luxury facilities.
This is not just a bunch of beds in pretty tents, stuck in the corner of a farmer’s field! NO! The 10 domes each have individual en-suites, flushing loos, proper beds, luxury linen and wood burning stoves. Everything you need for a fantastic luxury UK glamping break, and all right inside Gloucestershire’s Royal Forest of Dean, one of Britain’s biggest and most spectacular forests.
The Dome Garden is not a hotel – but it does have lovely linen, fine food and cool ensuites. Nor is it a campsite – but there are pegs and zips, with cosy fires and lots of canvas.
We think it is the benchmark for UK Glamping Sites. Luckily The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Cool Camping, and even Mumsnet, all agree, naming us ‘The Best UK Glamping site’ or in the ‘Top 5 Luxury Camping Sites in the UK’.
WOW that went quickly.
Inundated with bookings to kick off the New Year. If you’ve been hovering then land something quickly as all the key dates are going like the proverbial hot cakes.
click here to find out what’s what.
They say a picture paints a thousand words.
Well, if that is true, here’s a novel’s worth of them – a small selection of our favourite moments from the last year or so at the Dome Garden.
But if you’re already a seasoned ‘Gardeneer’ and feeling a little homesick then click this link to download next year’s calendar. Stick it on your fridge and count down the days until you come back!
Strictly speaking, ‘glamping’ comes from a concoction of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’, a superior ‘luxury camping’ experience way above the standard campsite.
But, let’s face it, it’s not a pretty word is it? And there are side effects; the spawning of variants like ‘to glamp’ and the catchall ‘glampsite’ makes you realise why it never existed before!
Other efforts included ‘camping 2.0′ – but no-one really understood what that referred to. ‘Camping with style’ is popular in South Africa, whilst in Germany ‘furnished camping’ seems to be on the up… Globally though ‘glamping’ is king with Ireland and the US now firmly on board.tell me more
2014 came and went in a flash of mince pies and potatoes!!
Then it was back to the DG to complete the projects we began before Xmas and, as usual on the glorious 5th, to deal with the avalanche of bookings that came flooding in for the new season.
As usual the prime dates are going first so here’s a few details…
2014 was busy!
Last year we accommodated 43% more people than we have ever done before and at the start of August we were saying “No” to people at a rate of 20-30 a day.
For 2015, we are already twice as booked as we were at this time last year.
2015 will be busy.
So… please, please don’t leave it ’til the last minute to book, as we don’t want to be saying no to you too!
MAY BANK HOLIDAY BOOKINGS
The first early May bank holiday May 1-4 is almost full with just two Hobbity domes left for that weekend.
The second bank holiday 25-28 May over half term is getting pretty busy too. With just two hobbity domes left for the Monday 25th slot.
There is just one Hobbity dome left on Friday 22nd but that won’t last for long.
There’s plenty of room however for the four night slot starting on the 28th May.
Every year for four years now the May bank holidays and the half term have been full to bursting so please, please, please book now to guarantee a place.
SUMMER HOLIDAY BOOKINGS
As usual the Superdome is the first to book up; just under half of those slots are now booked. So if you’re desperate for the Superdome you might’ve to be flexible. Plenty of space though for other domes throughout.
A note about the HOBBITY DOMES
We just love the Hobbity domes, they represent so much about what we are doing at the Dome Garden.
But we are changing them slightly to make them a bit more normal – but just as quirky (in fact in some cases more so). There is more shelter for inclement whether, new doors for each dome, new concrete rocket stoves, a slightly less rustic finish on some of the walls and… actually you’ll have to wait and see about the rest…
In the meantime if you want to read the whole Hobbity saga try here
So that’s it for the moment. Next step click here to release your inner Domateer.