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Where to stay for Glastonbury 2024: The best luxury staycations to book now

16 Apr 2024 | Updated on: 18 Apr 2024 |By Annie Lewis

Luxury boltholes to book if your festival non-negotiables include a comfy bed, a hot shower and, of course, a spa

Some say that camping is part of the festival experience – but we’re happy to disagree. While Glastonbury is the UK’s most iconic music festival, and tickets are similar to gold dust, nothing deters us more than the thought of queuing for showers, dirty toilets and leaky tents. And, while no one escapes a trip to a festival Portaloo, for those willing to pay a premium, you can swap the latter for fully-furnished glamping pods fitted with memory-foam mattresses, Egyptian cotton bedding, running hot water and more power sockets than you can shake a stick at. Sound like your type of festival? We’ve scoured the perimeter of Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm to find the best on-site luxury accommodation and external high-end hotels all less than half an hour from the festival, so you can enjoy Glastonbury 2024 in style (and with plenty of hot showers). 

The Pop-Up Hotel, Worthy Farm

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Distance: 10 minute walk from Gate D

If you have reserved roughly £30,000 to splash on Glastonbury, you’ve come to the right place. The Pop-Up Hotel – the brand that’s traversed the breadth and depth of the UK to provide luxury experiences at festivals since 2011 – made headlines earlier this year with its lavish 10-person Tipi Tenthouse Suite, fetching £27,999 for the five nights of Glastonbury. Unluckily for you, this has sold out, but other accommodation includes the Deluxe Room (a five-metre bell tent that comfortably caters for four people with memory-foam mattresses, mirrors and rugs) and, new for 2024, the Pavilion: a spacious 25 square metre room that sleeps up to four with a lockable door for peace of mind.

The Pop-Up Hotel is situated just one mile from all of the action and also includes an array of dining pop-ups, from 20-cover bistros to larger 100-cover restaurants, as well as private guest lounges and receptions with stunning interiors and floral installations. An unheated pool, hot tubs and full-service spas are at your service too. 

From £2,999 for a five-night stay, visit 

The Newt in Somerset, Bruton

Distance: 28 minute drive from Worthy Farm

This award-winning hotel has hosted swathes of Londoners looking for a south-west break over the years, and it will definitely be the destination of choice for savvy festival goers who don’t want to skimp on luxury. It’s slightly further away from the action compared to the others on this list, but likely prefers to host a select few rather than a troop of party-goers in muddy Wellington boots – so book sooner rather than later. 

Listed as one of The World’s 50 Best Hotels last year, The Newt is a working country estate with a luxury hotel and spa, a plethora of gardens, restaurants, farm shops and a full recreation of the 4th-century Roman villa which once stood on the site. The hotel is home to 42 individually-designed rooms set across two sites: Hadspen House, the Grade II*-listed Georgian manor house at the heart of the formal gardens, and The Farmyard which offers a laid back, private experience, hidden away in a secluded area of the estate. Sample the garden-to-table menu in the restaurants, as well as botanical treatments in the world-class spa and you’ll be ready to take on whatever the festival throws at you… 

From £875 per night, visit

Apple Tree Inn, West Pennard

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Distance: 10 minute walk from Worthy Farm

Owned and run by Glastonbury co-founder and local landlord Michael Eavis, Apple Tree Inn is a quaint country pub which transforms into a luxury glamping site come Glastonbury week. The pub-adjacent field springs to life with 175 tents, ranging from classic bell teepees sleeping six people to the Royal Indian Shikar tents that were originally used as holiday accommodation for the Maharajas of Rajasthan – and with a square-footage larger than an executive king room at The Ritz.

What makes this glamping site so unique, however, is that it’s like its own mini festival, hosting a bustling food court featuring the best local produce, live bands and DJs, a local ales and ciders bar, make-up tents and even wooden barrel saunas so you can kick back and relax. The helpful staff here have thought about everything, from handing out cool bags full of ice to take into the festival to plenty of phone charging points and free Wi-Fi. Plus, guests can rest easy as the glamping site features 24-hour security, free parking and a free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the festival’s bronze gate and private taxis to any gate. 

From £1,995 for a five-night stay, visit

Tall Trees Glamping, Coxbridge

Distance: 17 minute drive from Worthy Farm

Privacy and exclusivity are in abundance here as this field in the Somerset Levels is home to just four safari-style lodges. Offering a rural escape surrounded by a wild flower meadow and an orchard, each lodge can sleep up to six people and two dogs across the king, twin and double cabin bedrooms. Inside, discover a fully-equipped kitchen, private bathroom, complete with running hot water in the waterfall shower, and a private veranda. The team here has sweated all of the small details, providing everything from soft Egyptian cotton bedding to fluffy white towels, and homemade, prepared meals to a working log burner, so your stay is as comfortable as possible. Who said glamping wasn’t luxurious? 

From £315 for a minimum two-night stay, visit

Montigo Resorts Somerset at Charlton House, Shepton Mallet

Distance: 14 minute drive from Worthy Farm

Moments away from the rolling hills of Frome, Wells and Glastonbury, this four-star hotel is the perfect country retreat for festival goers uninterested in roughing it. Having welcomed royalty – including the late Duke of Edinburgh and the King of Thailand – book here for a Glastonbury experience that feels more like an up-market holiday than a festival. The Regency-period estate is home to 28 rooms, a spa, three restaurants, and beautiful gardens, including its very own apple orchard. 

For the full luxury experience, we’d recommend booking a Courtyard Room, featuring mezzanine bathrooms, a furnished, private patio and exclusive late-night access to the jacuzzi and spa pool. Fuel for the day ahead at Bobo’s Bistro with delicious, simple dishes from minute-steak ciabatta to an all-day brunch or get in the festival spirit at Tiigo Bar and Grill: a relaxed, al fresco barbecue diner serving fresh meats, fish, and vegetables, paired with fine wines, beers, or locally-produced artisan ciders.

From £165 per night, visit

Glastotel, West Pennard

Distance: 15 minute walk from Gate D

Another nearby luxury hotel is the imaginatively named Glastotel, which has been operating its glamping experiences on Worthy Farm since 2022. The hassle-free pre-pitched boutique camping site acts as a comfortable haven for you to recharge and refuel, with five accommodation options available just 1.5km from Gate D. Couples should opt for the deluxe yurt, featuring high walls, skylights and a lockable door, while larger groups will appreciate the space of a deluxe bell tent. Catering for up to six people, the space is furnished with raised beds, power sockets, LED lighting and mirrors. 

We’d also recommend booking the daily breakfast buffet and getting to the Pamper Parlour early to secure your own vanity mirror, power socket, hair dryer and straightener. Elsewhere, choose between the bar and cocktail lounge to get your fill of delectable cocktails and live music performances to get you in the festival mood and the Wandering Wild Spa for those post-dancing massages and hot tubs. 

From £1,499 for a five-night stay, visit

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