Luxury Bell Tent 5m
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- A furnished five-metre tent with bunting, fairy lights, lanterns and even board games and books
- Campfires allowed in off-ground fire pits (available to hire)
- Sited in a bustling New Forest campsite, but worth it for the meadow setting and woodland walks
The Owner Says
We are keen and happy campers and we know exactly what we would want in our dream tent. Over time we have been sourcing and saving and gathering the best ingredients to furnish our new bell tents to make our customers feel truly relaxed and comfortable whilst still having a camping experience.
Forget the hours of packing the camping gear together and trying to squeeze it in to the car: let us set up camp for you; all you have to do is bring your towels, and you'll have everything you will need to enjoy a weekend's glamping in the beautiful New Forest, including an outside cooking area for your camping cuisine.
Our tents are British-made of very heavy duty canvas and have many ventilation vents and double zips. They are furnished with a real double bed and proper mattress and two single mattresses for kids if needed. The linen and duvet, pillows and blankets are provided for the double bed but you will need to bring bedding for the single beds if needed. We have tables and chairs, trunks and lights, a kettle and teapot and crockery and glasses, a few good books, some playing cards and even a homemade cake to tuck into on arrival. Lighting is provided by LED hurricane lamps, lanterns and fairy lights.
Please let us know if you would like an extra mattress which we will provide at a cost of £15/night.
You will be able to cook outside your bell tent and we will provide a camping stove, kettle and pots and pans. Your safety is our concern, so for that reason we would request no naked flames inside the tents (the image shows a chimney but these are not provided nor allowed).
We hire out firepits and sell wood, kindling and charcoal. We can also provide a grill so you can BBQ and charge a £5 cleaning fee.
We regret no dogs are allowed in the bell tents and bell tents may not be booked as part of a group booking. The tent and all fixtures and fittings are strictly only for the use and enjoyment by those sleeping in them.
A refundable deposit of £100 is required for all bell tent bookings to insure against damage/breakages - refunded within a week upon inspection on departure.
What you may need:
- Bedding for the children beds – we supply a mattress and mattress cover and ask that you bring sleeping bags and pillows for the kids.
- Towels (essential)
- Torch (for the midnight toilet visit),
- Clothes (of course)
- Wellies (hope you won’t need them)
- Walking shoes/ boots
- Paddling shoes for the kids to go in to the numerous stream and (try) and catch minnows.
Food and drink, although we have a great little stable shop which sells amongst other things local meat from the farmer in the village.
We have freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolat. We have a wonderful pizza oven cooking the best pizzas this side of Venice on Saturday nights and The Foresters Pub right next door is one of the best pubs in the New Forest and you would be wise to book if you would like to dine there.
Features & FacilitiesPlenty of toilets, hot showers and washing up sinks in the sheltered camping kitchen barn, with electric kettles, mugs & even tea, milk and sugar. Fridges and freezers available for communal use. Fire pits for hire and wood for purchase. Campfires and BBQs are permitted but must be raised off the grass. There are no electrical hook-ups but there are plenty of sockets to charge mobiles & blow-up air beds, etc. The Bell tents have proper wooden double beds and mattresses and are fully furnished (but you'll need to bring your own bedding for the children's beds). The New Forest ponies and donkeys are all around and may try join you in the camping field!
ActivitiesWalking and cycling are the most obvious attractions and the best way to take in the New Forest's diverse wildlife. If you're quiet enough deers, badgers, wild horses and ponies can all be spotted. The New Forest also boasts some of the best walking in the country. Some of the UK's best beaches are also easily accessible with Bournemouth (25 mins) and the famous National Trust beach of Studland (1hr).
Food & DrinkThere is a small shop onsite selling local produce and the best pub in the area – The Foresters Arms (01425 652294) – is right next door. Their traditional pub food is excellent and there's a selection of local ales on tap. For a secret spot, walk across the forest to the Royal Oak (02380 812606) at Fritham (1 hours walk or cycle ride with no roads or vehicles in site) or try The Hyde Out Cafe (01425 655392) half a mile away, where they make outstanding cream teas and lunches. The Royal Oak (01425 652244) at Gorley is also a great choice – a lovely, quintessentially English, thatched forest pub.
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