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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 with the customary gangs of August children streaming through the site. But, like all good things, it will end soon. So you might need to turn your attention to the Autumn and beyond. September is filling up gently and the Half term is about half full already.
So, if you’ve been hedging about a visit to the DG this year, now’s the time to jump off the fence! 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 2 slots left for August and then spaces are starting to fill for September and October now.. Can it be that the end of the season is peaking around the corner?
Better hurry if you want to come this year now!!
Gosh, where has it gone?
Here’s the list for the next few weeks (as of bedtime on 17th Aug).
Midweek 4 night stays
Mon 25th Aug – Full
Weekends 3 night stays
Fri 29th Aug –
Two One Hobbity dome s.
Midweek 4 night stays
Mon 1st Sept – Superdome, Small domitory with hanging beds, 3 Hobbity Domes.
Mon 8th Sept – Full
Weekends 3 night stays
Fri 5th Sep – One Simple Dome,
Double Dome, Hobbity Domes.
Fri 12th Sep – Double dome, 3 Hobbity domes.
Beyond that we have lots of options and plenty of space so come and see us as Autumn beckons…
HALF TERM BOOKINGS are now starting to take shape. If you are thinking of that, now might be the time.
There are three half term blocks from
Friday 24th October for three nights – lots of space still
Monday 27th Oct for three nights – nearly full
Thursday 30th Oct for FOUR nights – Halloween – starting to fill up.
It’s Halloween on the third block but we’ll be doing lots of Haloweeny things in the other two blocks too.
THE HOBBITY DOMES were finished a few weeks ago now, amidst much trauma and exhaustion – one of them even flooded during the aftermath of the Hurricane. No harm done and they’re all finished now, with lovely wood-burners to boot. Here’s a little bit about them and if you want photos try here…
The 3 Hobbity Domes are 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 two adults with a brace of ‘smalls’.
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. Each one has its own concrete tree inside and its own ensuite outside.
The en-suites are not actually attached to the domes but are three steps up from the entrance… they are housed in one (soon to be) earth-covered grotto in the centre of the group, with flushing loos and fabulous wood-fired cave showers.
So, what are you waiting for?
Start with a simple click here to release the cave dweller within and confirm availability!