With glamping, getting back to nature doesn’t mean sacrificing the essentials. Although some abodes have a little more ‘rustic charm’ than others, there are a few basics which most guests will expect from their accommodation. Some are more obvious than others, but when the time comes for their use during a stay, it can make or break a holiday as to whether they are there or not. So, to ensure you have happy glampers time and time again, we recommend including the following, or variations of, at your abode.

Bathroom Facilities

Understandably, not all glamping abodes have access to install modern and fully functioning bathrooms. Often the appeal of this type of break is being immersed in nature, and with these wild, untouched and beautiful locations come limitations to utilities. If your abode boasts one of these outstandingly scenic spots, installing a private compost loo, tap and basin will go a long way into securing bookings.

Abodes with flushing toilets and hot water are often a plus for potential glampers. Why not go all out with either an outdoor shower or bath? For those novelty soaks under the stars!

Bathroom Essentials:

• Toilet rolls
• Hand soap
• Hand and body towels
• Bath mat
• Bathroom hook
• Toothbrush holder
• Waste bin
• Mirror.

Kitchen Facilities and Utensils 

Kitchen facilities at a glamping abode.

To rustle up some family favourites or sample some of the local produce, providing kitchen facilities and utensils will allow your guests the option of eating at the abode. For some glamping options, the lack of space or the remoteness can make installing a full kitchen challenging. Instead, at a minimum, you could opt for a kettle, toaster and sink, enabling a light breakfast before your guests head out to explore.

If you have enough space for a full kitchen, we’d recommend a fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, toaster and kettle.

Kitchen Essentials:

• Sponge or scourer
• J-cloth
• Washing up liquid
• Tea towel
• Oven gloves
• Cutlery and crockery set
• Knives and sharpener
• Bin and extra bin bags
• Recycling box
• Full range of cooking utensils, including peeler and cheese grater.

Quality Beds, Pillows and Bedding

The inside of a yurt with a four-poster bed.

After a day spent exploring the local area, there’s nothing more inviting than sinking into a luxurious bed. Plump pillows, soft covers and of course, a comfortable mattress will go a long way into ensuring your guests get a good night’s rest.

Wood Burner

A wood burner.

For nights with a chill in the air, sitting next to a log-burning fire, playing games and sipping on something bubbly can be an evening well-spent. For those who aren’t regular fire starters, providing instruction on how best to get the flames roaring can be helpful.

Essentials For a Wood Burner:

• Paper
• Kindling
• Firelighters (just in case!)
• Matches or safety lighter
• Logs
• Instruction of where to put fire ash.

Lighting

A light illuminating the ceiling of a treehouse.

Adequate lighting can enhance an abodes’ atheistic appeal, as well as improve the functionality of the space. With evenings spent by the outdoor fire, cosy nights reading in bed or a late dinner, having the option to adapt and provide light on the activity can make things much more enjoyable.

Essential Lighting:

• Soft fairy lights
• Outdoor lights
• Bedside lights
• Reading lights.

Welcome Pack

After a long day travelling to a holiday abode, guests will warm to a hot cup of tea or coffee and a couple of biscuits. Providing a welcome pack, either just with the bare essentials or one which is a little more indulgent, will allow them to refresh before heading out and stocking up!

Essentials in a Welcome Pack:

• Tea
• Coffee
• Fresh milk
• Sugar.

Outdoor Seating and Blankets

A pile of three knitted blankets

A highlight of glamping is the ability to spend time in the natural environment; listen to the birds, spend time in the woodlands, dip in the stream, sit around a campfire or gaze at the starry night’s sky. For glampers who relish the twilight hours outdoors, offer comfortable seating and warm blankets.

A Touch of Luxury

A wood-fired hot tub.

Although not an essential, the additional luxurious and well-considered touch can turn what is a great glamping holiday, into one which is exceptional! Whether it’s an outdoor shower, glamping with a hot tub, the amenities to cook outside, a soft dressing gown or locally made biscuits in the welcome hamper, it can all contribute to your guests feeling truly spoilt.

Have we missed anything which you would consider an essential for your glamping abode? We always appreciate feedback from our owners, especially when they mean our guests are happy with their stay! Please get in touch via our social media channels.

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