Glampitect awards 2020

The results of the 2020 Glampitect Awards are finally in! We’ve been asking you which glamping businesses deserve recognition for their efforts throughout this difficult year, and you haven’t disappointed. Thanks to your participation, we’re now able to reveal the winners of each category and showcase the best glamping businesses of 2020. Oh, and don’t forget to nominate your candidates for the 2021 Awards!

Best UK Glamping Site:

Nominees

  • North Coast 500 Pods – Achmelvich
  • Luxury Hideaways
  • Rufus Roost (Baxby Manor)

Winner:

North Coast 500 Pods – Achmelvich

Situated near the picturesque Achmelvich beach, NC500 Pods have combined stunning natural scenery with modern amenities like Netflix and smart lighting at their Achmelvich site. With homely pods and lots of activities to do in the local area, this is a worthy winner of the UK’s best glamping site category.

Best Glamping Site in England:

Nominees

  • Kudhva
  • Keer Valley Pods
  • Dragonfly Yurts

Winner:

Keer Valley Pods

This idyllic Carnforth site is a hidden gem. Based on a working farm, there are always plenty of sheep, cows, deer and barn owls to see. They even have a ‘dog pod’ for any furry friends you wish to bring with you. 

Best Glamping Site in Scotland:

Nominees

  • North Cost 500 Pods – Bora
  • Loch Katrine
  • Luxury Hideaways
Best Glamping Site in Scotland. Glampitect awards 2020

Winner

North Coast 500 Pods – Bora

Another victory for NC500 Pods, this time for their latest site in Brora. Like their Achmelvich site, they combine modern conveniences with natural beauty, and this site’s particular strength is its location. Beaches, whisky distilleries, golf courses and castles are all in the immediate vicinity. And if you fancy relaxing after a busy day out, you can visit the on-site sauna.  Bliss!

Best Glamping Site in Wales

Nominees

  • Ty Barcud
  • Slate Mountain Glamping (Llechwedd)
  • Apple Camping

Winner

Slate Mountain Glamping (Llechwedd)

This is a fantastic site that can now add the Best Glamping Site in Wales award to its growing collection of accolades. Offering a variety of accommodation types on a hillside overlooking the moors, the site also includes a tavern and a café that serves up hearty, home-cooked meals.

Best Luxury Glamping Site:

Nominees

  • Luxury Hideaways
  • North Coast 500 Pods – Achmelvich
Best GlampiBest Luxury site. Glampitect awards 2020

Winner

North Coast 500 Pods – Achmelvich

You know the drill by now. The Achmelvich site comfortably won the most votes to be crowned the first ever winner of Glampitect’s Best Luxury Glamping Site award.

Best Budget Glamping Site:

Nominees

  • Raskins Farm
  • Westfield House Farm
  • Woodside Lodges Country Park

Winner

Woodside Lodges Country Park

Woodside Lodges’ camping pods represent an excellent option for those who aren’t interested in modern amenities and just want to spend some time in nature, with the nightly rate for these being a lot lower than most glamping sites. They also offer traditional lodges for those who want a more luxurious experience.

Best Glamping Newcomer:

Nominees

  • North Coast 500 Pods – Brora
  • North Star Glamping
  • Cairnfold Cabins
Best Newcomer. Glampitect awards 2020

Winner

Best Individual Pod:

Nominees

  • Rufus’ Roost (Baxby Manor)
  • Camster Luxury Glamping Pods
  • Daviot Luxury Pods

Winner

Daviot Luxury Pods

The pods on this site, based just outside of Inverness, originated from a bespoke design and come equipped with hotel-standard beds and bathrooms, as well as a balcony, underfloor heating, a smart TV and Amazon Alexa. These pods received an incredible 193 votes, demonstrating just how satisfied their guests are with their stays.

Best Glamping Pod Manufacturers:

Nominees

  • Lune Valley Pods
  • Quality Pods Wales
  • Cedar Tree Pods

Winner

Lune Valley Pods

This was a hotly-contested category, with over 100 votes being cast by glamping site owners. A proud Glampitect partner,  Lune Valley Pods, eventually won out, with their excellent range of pods securing the victory. It’s no coincidence that Lune Valley supply the North Coast 500 Pod sites, which has no doubt contributed to NC500’s success in these Awards.

Best Shepherd Hut Manufacturers:

Nominees

  • Greendown Shepherd Huts
  • Black Sheep Shepherd Huts
  • Riverside Shepherd Huts
Best Shepherd Hut Manufacturers. Glampitect awards 2020

Winners

Greendown Shepherd Huts and Black Sheep Shepherd Huts 

These two hut manufacturers are so popular that there was nothing to separate them! Shepherd huts are the most popular form of glamping accommodation in England and Wales, and these are the cream of the crop.  If you’re a prospective glamping site owner, good luck choosing between them!

Glampitect’s Favourite Design:

Nominees

  • Braeview Glamping
  • Dairy Cottage
  • Highland Heights
Glampitects Choice. Glampitect awards 2020

Winner

Braeview Glamping

This is our top pick out of the glamping sites we’ve designed for clients in 2020. They’re getting closer and closer to opening, with their pods being installed last week. Don’t forget to check them out when they’re up and running.

Glampitect’s Choice:

Nominees

  • Rufus’ Roost
  • Kudhva
  • Blackberry Wood
Glampitects Choice 2020 Glampitect Glamping Awards

Winner

Rufus’ Roost

Our personal favourite glamping site of 2020 is Rufus’ Roost, which is unlike any other site we’ve seen. This luxury treehouse, nestled in a woodland conservation area, is like something out of a fairy tale, and is certainly deserving of the 2020 Glampitect’s Choice Award.


Know of a glamping business that deserves to be in with a chance of winning a Glampitect Award in 2021? Nominate them here.

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