Wallace Lane Farm, Cumbria
Perched on a hill on the fringes of the Lake District, this farm is a good base for exploring the North Lakes, while the craggy headlands and wide-open seascapes of the Cumbrian coast are a half-hour drive away. The farm has views over the Irish Sea, Solway Firth and Galloway Hills, and is near the pretty fell village of Caldbeck. You can order Cumbrian sausages, bacon and eggs from the farm and campfires and barbecues are allowed.
£23 per night for two adults, pitchup.com.
Touring options don’t come much more luxurious than Portavadie. Hidden away on the shores of a sea loch on the Cowal peninsula, this sleek resort has views across Loch Fyne and a marina with a fabulous spa and pool complex and waterfront dining. Guests can hire bikes, sign up for kayaking, sailing or fishing trips, hop on a ferry to Tarbert in Kintyre or simply enjoy the walking trails.
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£25 per night for up to five people, portavadie.com.
Celtic Camping in Pembrokeshire Celtic Camping, Pembrokeshire
For stupendous sea views, it’s hard to beat this 250-acre clifftop farm on the St Davids Peninsula. Pitches overlook the Irish Sea and you can stride straight out onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and hike to Abereiddy’s stunning Blue Lagoon. The pretty harbour of Porthgain, the dinky city of St Davids and blue-flag beach of Whitesands are all a short drive. The farm has its own pebbly cove and campfires are permitted.
From £22.30 per night for up to two people, coolcamping.com.
Wookey Farm, Somerset
You can pet the friendly goats and watch them being milked at this working goat farm that doubles as a campsite. It has compost loos and a dozen grass pitches with electric hook-ups, firepits and outdoor seating, but no showers. Wookey Hole’s famous (and kitsch) caves are walkable, as is England’s smallest city, Wells. There are rope swings over the farm’s stream and the honesty shop stocks the farm’s goats’ cheeses and has fresh coffee in the mornings.
From £20 per night, wookeyfarm.com.
Kilbroney Park, Co Down
This 97-acre holiday park sits in the shadow of the Mourne Mountains and on the shores of vast