Glamping is the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and comfort. A great glamping space lets you feel the breeze, hear the sounds and see the beauty of nature, without having to carry everything with you. It’s one of the most restorative, exciting and inspiring ways to holiday. Inspired by the principles of aerospace design, The Fuselage at Lypiatt Hill offers a memorably different glamping experience, whilst ticking all of the boxes.
Its location is spectacular; perched high on a Gloucestershire field, overlooking hills and vales with views stretching out for miles, towards the Severn Estuary and Welsh mountains beyond. With a line of trees behind it and camp kitchen plus shower and loo block to one side, the site overlooks a gently sloping field (owned by your hosts) through which guests are free to roam. There is a shared trampoline in one lower corner of the field, beneath which is the owners’ – The Dents – home, just visible from the site. Although only five minutes’ drive from the town of Stroud, the site feels wonderfully rural and private. It’s intended for one group only.
Four-legged members of the tribe are very welcome: one small well-behaved dog per stay.
The Dents were delighted to be one of the first owners of a Fuselage which went on to win an industry design award in 2018. It has great eco-cred, using sustainably sourced wood and recycled aluminium to achieve an eco-friendly structure. It’s ability to withstand any weather that this Gloucestershire hillside has thrown at it has been put to the test since it arrived in August 2018, and it’s passed with flying colours! The woodburner combined with underfloor heating makes for a super-cosy retreat from the elements when winter looms.
Sleeping up to four, with one double and one bunk bed, the curved space is cleverly fitted with folding furniture, so while you’re cooking outside you can slide the bed out of the way and prepare the cabin for dining. The bunk bed ladder can be stowed away for those not using the bunk beds, to create even more space: clean design combines with simple decor throughout. You could always settle down with a good book when you’ve worn yourself out exploring. Then, in the evening, you can light the fire pit and huddle round, the sunsets can be out-of-this-world and when it finally gets dark, the night sky takes over.