Pop-up bell tent
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
- Beds Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Bed Linen Not Included
5-metre bell tent furnished only with coir matting, found on a working Kent farm.
- Double futon mattress
- Private fire pit
- Stretch your legs in a 5-acre woodland
The Owner Says
Our pop up 5m bell tent furnished with coir matting, double futon mattress, porch and fire pit. Please bring all your bed linen and pillows.
Stretch your legs in a 5 acre woodland or picnic and lounge in the top grassy meadow.
We have lovely new shared toilet and shower facilities just a short walk from your tent, which is located by our new communal area in the heart of the heart of the farm yard where guests can get together, chat, cook and catch the last of the summer sun, or just sit and enjoy the day to day farm yard activity.
Features & FacilitiesTents are on flat timber decking, which also accommodates a firepit, sun chairs and BBQ (plus colourful wind breaks to create your own sun trap). Bell tents have traditional rugs and coir matting, furnished with a double bed, armchair, folding table-and-chair set and storage chest, plus a compact kitchenette, with everything you need, including a gas-fired hob, crockery, cutlery, a basic larder (oil, spices, tea, coffee) and cool box (ice-packs replenished). Linen, towels, torches, games, playing cards, extra batteries, firelighters, a local OS map and Redrock's Handbook to Glamping at Roundoak also provided. Initial bucket of logs supplied (more available to purchase). There are also 3 basic 'pop-up' bell tents, fitted out with only coir matting, a small table and with a firepit outside. Futon beds and BBQs can also be supplied at an extra cost. Basic but well-maintained toilet and shower facilities, as well as a covered washing up area.
ActivitiesDespite the rural feel of the place, the accessibility of the M20 puts heaps of attractions within speedy travelling distance, while many of Kent's top spots are even closer at hand. Moated Leeds Castle (01622 765400) is perhaps one of the most picture-perfect keeps in the world and lies just 5 miles from Redrock Glamping. For almost 900 years it has stood above the moat and, with almost 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, there's plenty to do beyond the castle building itself. It has free falconry displays, daily activities and numerous special events year round (particularly during school holidays). It is widely held as one of the top attractions in South East England. Further afield, Bedgebury Pinetum (0845 094 9174), one of world's most impressive conifer collections, is 30 minutes away. The forested parkland there is ideal for cycling, walking and riding, with an adventure play, plus a Go Ape (0845 094 9174) are for high-wiring in the trees. Surrounding towns offer decent shopping and bags of history. Royal Tunbridge Wells to the west; historic Canterbury, the home of Chaucer, to the east; while, on your doorstep, is the county town of Maidstone with it's vibrant night life, museum and River Medway.
Food & DrinkPurchase the farm's very own meat, raised and butchered by Ruth and Norman, and enjoy the ultimate BBQ feast. For everything else, there's a Sainsbury's Local in Headcorn Village (less than 3 miles away), where the dog-friendly, family-friendly (there's a play area in the garden) and real-ale-friendly White Horse pub (01622 890625) is a nice spot to have a pint. For a treat, though, the whitewashed Pepper Box Inn (3½ miles; 01622 842558) is highly recommended by The Good Pub Guide: Cask ales, good food, dogs welcome and a fantastic shrub-filled beer garden – "just the place to relax after a walk along the nearby Greensand Way footpath" – make it a real winner. Inside, meanwhile, low beams, cosy nooks and an open fire give it rainy day appeal too.
The closest mainline train station is Headcorn or Bearsted. Local buses are available there and take you to the entrance of Heniker Lane. From there it is a 1 mile walk. Taxis available from both stations.