TRAVEL ROUND-UP

CAMPING no longer means leaky tents and rickety gas stoves – options for glamping (“glamorous camping”) are booming. City A.M. asked Tom Dixon, MD of glamping specialist Sawday’s Canopy & Stars, for his recommendations for August escapes. Visit www.canopyandstars.co.uk for bookings and more information.

THE POP UP HOTEL, CORNWALL
This is a really cool concept – a series of tents and mobile suites that tour the country, In August they are on Trevanger farm near Rock, before heading to Devon in September. There’s also a bar, restaurant, spa and “surf bus” to the beach. From £98, www.thepopuphotel.com

THE LOVESTRUCK AT MHOR, PERTHSHIRE
This converted horse truck is also on a camping tour of the UK. It sleeps four, and is currently settled on the banks of Loch Voil, by the Mhor hotel and restaurant. It’s a total one-off. From £300 (two nights), www.thelovestruck.co.uk

THE DAPPER CAMPING CLUB, BRECON
A couple of very cool 1920s-style tents, with their own private kitchens and bathrooms and G&T bars. One sleeps four, the other sleeps eight. From £95, www.dappercampingclub.co.uk

SCALES PLANTATION, LAKE DISTRICT
Up in the Cumbrian mountains, a collection of shepherds huts and tents, each with their own woodland clearing and timber kitchen, looking out over Bowscale Fell. From £65, scalesplantation.com

SUSSEX: SWALLOWTAIL HILL, SUSSEX
A fantastic place for families, this is a conservation farm near Rye where the owners are working to maintain the biodiversity of the landscape. It’s a teaming with wildlife, and includes two beautiful bell tents, and an extraordinary woodkeeper’s cottage on wheels that’s parked in a wildflower meadow. From £90, www.swallowtailhill.com