The Secret Garden Glamping

UK England North West England Lancashire Wigan

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
Luxe, secluded and Instagram-friendly glamping with private hot tubs and saunas

In the great lockdown of 2020, lots of things were cancelled: work, holidays and ITV’s hit show, Love Island, among them. You might wonder what that has to do with Merseyside glamping site, The Secret Garden. The answer? Almost everything. You see, when dad-of-two, Derry Green, found himself stuck at home facing the prospect of a summer with no holidays, he decided to spruce up his garden. But what started out as a bit of decking at the side of his house, ended up as a super-luxe glamping getaway. It’s been hailed as Merseyside’s answer to the Love Island villa – and it’s only a slight exaggeration to say it’s proved almost as popular.

With a private hot tub, sauna, and fire pit all under a canopy of festoon lighting, the first hand-built accommodation at The Secret Garden, The Hideout, is as Instagrammable as it comes. It was supposed to be somewhere for Derry and his kids to use but, after friends and family showed interest, he decided to try letting it out. It certainly struck a chord with people who were missing holidays (and, perhaps, their favourite TV programme) and it wasn’t long before the ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ started racking up on social media. Soon it was even featuring under excited headlines in national newspapers. “Dad transforms ‘scrubland’ garden into Love Island replica”, read one.

Thankfully, this place lives up to the hype. While The Hideout is essentially a luxury glamping pod; it’s appeal is ramped up significantly by the outdoor space. The pod and all of its facilities are in a fully-fenced and decked secret garden. The combination of self-contained accommodation, superstar style and private spa facilities was just right for 2020 and will continue to wow those who want secluded luxury in the north west.

You may have gathered by now that Derry is not a man to do things half-heartedly and, as a result, The Hideout is now just one of the accommodation options on offer. The rest are a little further from the house, spread across his four acres of rural and wooded land. Each is hand-built and unique but has the same sense of style and seclusion; a private outdoor space with its own hot tub, sauna and fire pit. There’s The Lodge, a timber cabin on the edge of the woodland with views over fields, and The Retreat, a yurt, tucked among trees with a free-standing bath.

Most people who visit are here to relax and don’t venture far during stays. As such, all you really need to know about the local area is that there are shops and a good pub within a ten-minute drive. Everything is designed to make chilling out easy: gas barbecues, Smart TVs and the all important high-speed wifi that makes sharing images of this photogenic place a little too tempting to ignore; a not so secret garden after all and, due to its popularity, one to book well in advance.

Details

Facilities

All of the accommodation provides fully self-contained, fully equipped, glamping with made-up beds, television and a private toilet and shower. Each has a private, secluded outdoor space with a fire pit, a hot tub, a two-person sauna and a gas barbecue.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples or families – yes. Campers, campervans, caravan, motorhomes, dogs – no.

Nearby

The Secret Garden is midway between the village of Rainford and the town of Skelmersdale. You can head out on a walk around the site’s woodland or out into the fields on local footpaths or for something more energetic, there are bike trails for mountain biking and BMXs at the nearby Pimbo Bike Park (just across the fields, a drive of a couple of minutes away). For more walking and nature trails head to Beacon Country Park (three miles away). Wigan is eight miles from site, Liverpool less than 20 and Manchester less than 30.

Food & Drink

Skelmersdale is a five-minute drive from site and has shops and takeaways if you need to stock up on supplies. For a meal out though, head in the other direction towards Rainford and The Bottle and Glass Inn (01744 882712).

Open

All year.

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The Owner Says

The Secret Garden Glamping is set in 4 acres of land, with idyllic views and a private 2.5 acre woodland. We have taken glamping to a new hight of luxury demanding the nest for our customers. Every unit is hand crafted on site and have their own individual looks based around the same 5-star theme. With an amazing pod, new lodge and upcoming yurt with all the luxury of home this will be the perfect place for a romantic getaway or family break. We can comfortably fit a family of 4 in each unit and have all the amenities you need.

All of our units include private kitchen and bathroom facilities, hot tub, sauna, decks, fire pit, underfloor heating and much much more.

Accommodation

A pod, a lodge and a yurt (so far).

The Glen @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Pod Sleeps 4
The Glen is going to be an amazing 5-star luxury pod set within The Secret Garden Glamping. Equip with Hot Tub, High speed Wi-Fi, Underfloor Heating, En-suite Bathroom and much much more. This is truly a pod like no other!

The Hideout @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Pod Sleeps 4
The Hideout is the most amazing 5-star luxury glamping set within The Secret Garden Glamping. Equipt with Hot Tub, Sauna, Outdoor heated shower, High speed Wi-Fi, Underfloor Heating, En-suite Bathroom and much much more. This is truly a pod like no other!

The Keep @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Pod Sleeps 6
The Keep is the the next unit to add to our amazing 5-star luxury glamping site set within The Secret Garden Glamping. Equip with Hot Tub, High speed Wi-Fi, Underfloor Heating, En-suite Bathroom and much much more. This is truly a pod like no other!

The Lodge @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Cabin Sleeps 4
The Lodge is a cabin that will blow you away, set within The Secret Garden Glamping. Equipt with Hot Tub, Sauna, Swedish bucket drop, High speed Wi-Fi, Underfloor Heating, En-suite Bathroom and its very own Log burner.Private and secluded for thoes romantic nights away.

The Retreat @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
The Retreat is a modern yurt set in the middle of our 4 acre woodland, the spec is still under wraps but will bring everything you have come to expect here at The Secret Garden with some surprises along the way.

The Glade @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
The Glade is going to be set in the middle of our 2.5 acre woodland, the spec is still under wraps but will bring everything you have come to expect here at The Secret Garden with some surprises along the way.

The View @ The Secret Garden Glamping

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
The View is set in the middle of our 4 acre woodland, the spec is still under wraps but will bring everything you have come to expect here at The Secret Garden with some surprises along the way.

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Location

Contact The Secret Garden Glamping, The Secret Garden Glamping, Holland Moss, Skelmersdale, Lancashire

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Getting There

From the M58 between Liverpool and Manchester, exit at junction 4 for Skelmersdale. At the first roundabout, take the first exit on to the A5068, Glenburn Road and at the next roundabout take the third exit on to Grimshaw Road (B5312). After half a mile there’s another roundabout; take the third exit on to Whiteledge Road and soon after take the second exit to stay on it for another half a mile until you can turn right on to Nipe Lane and shortly afterwards, take the first right on to Holland Moss. The Secret Garden will be on your right.

Rainford Train Station is less than two miles from site. It’s advisable to book a taxi in advance if you are arriving by train as there is no taxi rank.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews

★★★★★

Exellent! Amazing Experience

Loved this place! Its fabulous and a great get away from life. Will defo be back soon!
★★★★★

Absolutely amazing

We stayed for two nights at the beginning of November it’s absolutely amazing they couldn’t do enough for us. The place has lots of little added extras that makes your stay even special. We spent so much time outside in the hot tub and by the fire it didn’t feel cold at all for this time of year as the pod is sheltered from the wind (we stayed in the Keep) and cannot wait to go back. Thanks for having us xxx
★★★★★

Breathtaking

Literally in the owners back garden, amazing pods and yurts accompanied with hot tubs and saunas. We stayed in the Retreat and oh my what a treat it was. Equipped with everything u need to enjoy and relax on ur vacation. We did require extra wood for the fire as you also need it for the hot tub, but Derry came over immediately with more as requested. The yurt was lovely and warm in fact my partner said it got too hot as I put the underfloor heating on full haha. The only thing I would complain about is the mattress not being very comfy. Other than that it’s literally perfect and we can’t wait to stay again
★★★★★

Best few days!

Three of us stayed in The Keep and it completely exceeded our expectations. We were blown away by the outside facilities and such as the hot tub and TV. We loved the small touches through out such as the board games and home made chocolates and soaps. The owner himself was lovely and was available if we needed him. We also ordered food which was easy to do.
★★★★★

Outstanding

Just come back from two nights in the Keep and it was amazing from start to finish, we loved every minute and didn’t want to leave!! The owner was very friendly and answered any queries we had promptly! It’s a shame it’s so booked up as would love to return again sooner!! Would definitely recommend to book regardless of the wait due to it being so booked up, it’s definitely worth the wait!!
★★★★★

Posh Glamping

Stayed last night with hubs and teenage son. Had a wonderful time by the fireplace toasting marshmallows and also chilling in the hot tub. It was like a Spa day. We only live 15 mins away and the surroundings and pod were fantastic. Derry and his mum could not do enough for us and we're very friendly and helpful from the beginning of our booking. Highly recommend going if you can get the chance as very much booked up. Would be nice to go again in the future in a different house and bring some of the family. Can't believe how organised the place is with detail and the customers. Thanks again for a lovely and comfortable time.
Aug 27, 2021 by Dawn Parfitt Verified Review

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