Bell Tent

UK Scotland East Scotland Angus Greenhillock Glamping & Camping

  • Sleeps 5 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Pond-dipping, bug-hunting and den-building kids will be especially at home in this furnished bell tent in a Scottish wildflower meadow.

  • A five-metre bell tent with beds and some bedding provided
  • Deck with outdoor seating and fire pit
  • One of five bell tents on this campsite with regular nature-based activities for children

The Owner Says

Situated in the beautiful North Paddock, our luxurious furnished five-metre bell tent is carpeted and comes with a memory foam double bed with bedding and up to three camp mattresses (you will need to bring sleeping bags for these). Basic kitchen equipment is also provided. Outside there is a private deck area completed with fire pit. ‘Glampers’ also benefit from a shared shower room with gas powered shower. There are no electric hook-ups on this pitch.

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Features & Facilities

5 compost toilets, 3 solar-powered showers. 3 furnished bell tents (sleeping 4), with wooden floors, a private deck and firepit. The site is car free, with parking in an adjacent plot and colourful wheelbarrows provided for transporting your gear. Campfires permitted (logs for sale). Field Kitchen (communal cooking and chillout area) housed in an ingeniously converted stable, Polyanna café-bar in a beautiful horsebox and an Art Shack (covered space with arts materials). Regular nature activities, pond-dipping, den-building, bug-hunting and more.

Activities

The site is relatively equidistant between the spectacular mountains of the Cairngorms National Park (01479 873535) and the dynamic geography of the east coast. To the former it's around a half hour drive, to the later 20 minutes or so. Try heading straight for Arbroath – a medieval port town that's now a throbbing heart of the Scottish fishing industry. Sampling the fresh seafood is a must while your there. Visit grand Arbroath Abbey (01241 878756), founded in 1178 by King William the Lion, or pop in to see Kerr's Miniature Railway (01241 874074), the oldest miniature railway in Scotland, which has been operating since 1935. Today it is run by a hobby group of volunteers and remains popular with locals, tourists and railway enthusiasts. In the opposite direction, Glamis Castle (01307 840393) is 15 minutes by car, a 14th-century castle and the late Queen Mother's childhood home with guided tours of the lavish interiors available.

Food & Drink

Communal BBQs are provided. Monthly bar and BBQ events allow you a night off from cooking and let you savour local food and drink around the communal firepit. Away from the site, it’s short drive south to The Mill (01307 469486) for hearty breakfasts and lunches, while The Drovers Inn (01307 860322) is the top gastro pub in the area. For more of a restaurant vibe, try Forbes of Kingennie (01382 350777). For seafood near Arbroath, try But ‘n Ben (01241 877223).

Family Friendly

There’s a reason it’s not called Greyhillock. Wild grasses grow, dragonflies dance around the lily pond and birds flitter in the trees. It’s all about winding down with simple pleasures here, campfires, plenty of bug-hunting, pond-dipping and den-building activities make this a truly back to basics camping experience.

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Getting There

Coming from the A90, follow the B9127 for 4 miles. Go straight through the village of Whigstreet and the woods immediately after. If you are using Satnav it will guide to to a cottage on the other side of the woods. Don't stop there, instead cross the railway bridge and where the road turns sharply to the right, take the left-hand farm track signposted "Lower Greenhillock". Greenhillock Glamping is 1/3 a mile down this track.