Oak Bell Tent

UK England North West England Lancashire Watkinsons Farm Glamping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A well set-up bell tent for comfortable off-grid camping on a working farm in Lancashire.
  • A five-metre furnished bell tent with beds, bedding and log-burner
  • Outside seating, fire pit, grill and hot plate for campfire cooking
  • Great location for country adventures and canalside walks

The Owner Says

Set on a hard base with a decked entrance, there is an individual fire pit and seating area outside your bell tent. Your own private composting loo is nestled into the trees behind your tent.

Hot, gas powered showers, a covered communal cooking area and washing facilities are all nestled into the trees nearby.

The 6m bell tent is fully furnished with carpet, a double bed, 2 single futon chairs (converted into beds when required) full bedding, log burning stove, basket of logs, lanterns, blanket boxes, cooking box and a giant bean bag.

Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (we can also fit in a cot for a toddler, 2yrs or under at no extra charge)

** Cot available on request - Please request a cot on booking and note that you must provide your own bedding for the cot.

*** If you have more children, we have smaller childrens' tents that we can put up on the same pitch. Please message us for availability & prices.

Features & Facilities

This is off-grid glamping. There is no mains electricity, gas or water. The bell tents are fully furnished with a proper double bed with all the bedding, bedside tables, blanket box & extra storage boxes, log burner (only in 2 of the tents), solid flooring, bean bag, log basket filled with logs and a cooking box. Outside there is a decking area, your own fire pit with a cooking tripod, seating and a table and all the essential BBQ utensils. Your own luxury compost toilet, shared hot gas powered showers and a sheltered communal kitchen/ washing up area are all nestled in the woods. Listen for the woodpeckers, play in the field or go exploring in the woods.


Nearby Cedar Farm Galleries (01704 822038) is home to an excellent little coffee shop, art galleries and unique shops selling an array of contemporary crafts, clothing and home furnishings. It's less than a mile to the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, great for walking or cycling along the tow path or joining a boat cruise. Haigh Hall and Country Park (10 miles) has 250 acres of park and woodland you can explore, while children will love Farmer Teds (01515 260002) – an excellent family farm park– and Windmill Animal Farm (01704 892282). The nearest good beaches – Southport, and Formby are within a ½hr drive. As is Crosby beach, home to Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ – a hundred sculptures spread across the sand, made from casts of the artist's own body.

Food & Drink

There is a cooking box inside each tent with all the cooking utensils, crockery and things you need for a successful BBQ, 3 different sized pots and pans, wine and water glasses, mugs for tea/coffee, a cafetiere and an ice box with ice packs. D.C Scott & Sons (01695 572104) in Ormskirk is the local family butchers par excellence, the campsite can arrange BBQ packs for breakfast, lunch or dinner to be delivered. You can also take home a freshly harvested veg box from the farm. For other local produce Taylors Farm Shop is located just a few hundred metres down the road.  There is an array of great places to eat within a 5 minute drive, most notably The Hop Vine (01704 893799) in Burscough (booking definitely recommended). Closer, is the newly opened Ring O’Bells (01704 893157), right on the canal-side. The Ship (01704 893117), also on the canal, is a firm favourite amongst the locals as is The Plough Inn (01695 722322).

Family Friendly

A perfect marriage of glamping comfort and a rural, of-grid setting. Do you promise to cherish and to love this campsite? In rainy times and in sunny ones? Tomorrow and always? We do.
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Getting There

Coming from the north the campsite is 6.2 miles from the M6 Junction 27. From Jn 27 of the M6, take the A5209 for Parbold/Ormskirk. At the 4th mini roundabout (about 5 miles) turn left onto Hall Lane. In 1/2 mile, turn right immediately after the sharp left hand bend, into the farm track signposted 'Watkinsons Farm'.
Coming from the South the campsite is 3.6 miles from the M58 Junction 3. From Jn3 of the M58, take the A570 for Southport/Ormskirk. At the first roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Lyelake Lane B5240. In 1.4miles (T-junction) turn left onto Wigan Rd A577. Take the 1st right onto Plough Lane B5240. This turns into Hall Lane. In 2 miles turn left, immediately before the sharp right hand bend, into the farm track, signposted 'Watkinsons Farm'.
The closest train stations are Burscough Junction (for Ormskirk, Preston, Blackpool, Liverpool) and Burscough Bridge (Manchester line), both of which are a little over 2 miles away.