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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’.
Summer is in full swing at the DG now and with it has come an inundation of booking requests for July and August and later in the year. We’re just adding a last few licks of paint to our fabulous cave-like Hobbity domes so there is some space in those – and because we messed them up they are now bigger than we thought!!
Which means plenty more space for happy holidays…
click here to find out what’s left
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
Just a very few slots left now…here’s the list (as of teatime on 20th July).
Weekends 3 night stays
25th Jul – Full
1st Aug – Full
8th Aug – Just two Hobbity domes left
15th Aug – Full
22nd Aug – Full
29th Aug –
two one Simple dome, two Hobbity domes.
- also now one SMALL DOMITORY and one DOUBLE DOME due to a rebooking…
Midweek 4 night stays
Mon 21st Jul – Superdome, Large domitory
Mon 28th Jul – Two Simple domes,
and a Small DOMITORY with hanging beds
Mon 4th Aug – One Simple dome, Three Hobbity domes
Mon 11th Aug –
three two Hobbity domes
Mon 18th Aug – Full
Mon 25th Aug – Two Hobbity domes
If you want to stay for a week then, where they are available you can add a midweek and a weekend together to make 7 days!
Our new Hobbity domes are being finished this weekend so here’s a bit about them.
There are 3 Hobbity domes in a small group in the far corner of the site. At 15ft in diameter they were designed for two but came out bigger by mistake!! So, now they are cosy for two – and even more so for a maximum of four people.
For couples they are 2/3rds the price of the equivalent Simple Dome. If you add more people then it’s £50 per extra head, per stay..
The structures themselves are cave-like, fero-cement domes. They are sunk into the ground by about a metre and surround a surface-level set of ensuites – one for each of the 3 domes.
Each one has its own concrete tree inside and its own ensuite outside. There are three steps up to the ensuite, which are apposite but not actually attached to each entrance…
All the ensuites are then housed in one earth covered grotto in the centre of the group, they have a flushing loos and fabulous wood fired cave showers.
So, what are you waiting for? –
29, 27 25 21 18 spaces left and counting!
Start with a simple click here to release the cave dweller within and find out about availability!