Traditional Tipi

UK England South East England Bedfordshire Wild Canvas Camping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Deluxe Tipi in rural Bedfordshire with workshops, activities, locally-produced food and a fun festive atmosphere
  • Exclusive 'Tipi Zone' with its own small stone circle and dedicated concierge
  • Washing block, compost toilets and hot showers
  • Porter service from the car park

The Owner Says

Timeless, soaring, elemental…

Staying in a traditional Tipi feels uplifting. Their beauty is timeless, their majestic presence adds soul to any outdoor event. Their interiors are spacious with ample head room for even the tallest of guests. Being inside a tipi, constructed entirely from natural materials, experiencing this spaciousness and the simplicity of its design, is a magical feeling few tents can match.

Tipis are iconic structures, stretching high up to the sky, providing lots of interior space and when rolled up at the side, plenty of light too. To spend time in a Tipi is to return to a simpler, more elemental way of living; Tipis embrace nature. Unlike modern tents, their entrances do not zip shut, their ground sheets are not fully sealed. Instead, they have an inner liner to keep out any draughts whilst allowing the structure to stay ventilated.

Tipis are extremely stable in strong winds with steep sides to shed heavy rain. In warm weather the sides can be rolled up and opened to create a graceful merging with the exterior space.

Our site offers washing blocks, compost toilets and hot showers. You will not be able to drive your car into the camping fields, there is a free car park.

Commitment to Sustainability: Our tipis are made in Pilton, Somerset, at Hearthworks Tipis, by local crafts people. Many of the materials used are biodegradable; the wooden frames, tipi poles, tent pegs, pure wool felt covers, coconut matting. Tipi poles are all made from local, sustainably sourced wood. The covers are sewn from robust long-lasting polycotton canvas.

Features & Facilities

This is a pop-up campsite, as such facilities are festival style and not permanent buildings. Our site has hot showers, dish washing block and compost style loos.

Cars are not allowed into the camping fields but there is free car parking on site.

Fires and BBQs are allowed but only on raised fire dishes so as to protect the grass.

Activities

There are several market towns and historic villages in the area that offer good options for food and general shopping and also for exploration. These nearest, Bedford (8 miles), has a Tesco Superstore and a Morrisons. Slightly further afield, the village of Ampthill (15 miles) has a Waitrose. Further afield, Dunstable (28 miles) is another historic market town. Local attractions include Woburn Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo and Dunstable Downs within the Chilterns (AONB), the highest point in Bedfordshire. There are also numerous market towns and charming villages in the region where visitors can combine shopping with local history.

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Getting There

The nearest, main line train station is Bedford (Thameslink) with regular trains from Kings Cross. From there you will be able to take busses (number 41) to the village of Turvey (direction Northampton). The campsite is just under a mile from the village.