bluebelle cottage

UK England South East England Berkshire Newbury Hollington Park Glamping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
A cute little vintage-styled camping pod on the edge of a 10-acre woodland in Berkshire, just 45 minutes’ drive from London.

  • Snug wooden pod with bedding provided, heating and electricity
  • Gas hob and cooking facilities inside, al fresco dining on deck
  • One of just three glamping pitches sharing a communal campfire and facilities

The Owner Says

Our pods each have an outside decked seating area and a communal outside undercover seating area, communal brick built firepit, each with their own toilet, shower & sink so no sharing facilities. We also have a laundry room for longer stays. Each pod has has electricity and heating, plus a cooking station containing gas stove and BBQ, crockery, cutlery, pans, BBQ tools, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, and bottled water (although all water onsite is drinking water). All bedding and towels are included.

From April to August each pod has sunbeds and hammocks, available if the weather.

Guests have full access to the 10 acre woodland where they can forage for wood and kindling. We also have deer, foxes, the occasional badger and resident owls which you can hear most nights. Bats also roost in the trees above the site and you can feel and see them flying around in the evening. Ducks and chickens also roam freely. We also have a large feral cat colony!

Local attractions include: 4 Kingdoms Farm Park, Finkley Down Farm, Beacon Hill, Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey), Watership Down, and the market towns of Hereford and Newbury. The local village market on the last Saturday of every month is very good.

You may also like to visit The Living Rainforest, The Watermill Theatre, Snelsmore Common, Newbury Racecourse, West Berks Museum and the Bombay Sapphire distillery which hosts tours in its awesome old premises.

There are three lovely local pubs within walking distance – The Rampant Cat, The Furze Bush Inn and The Highclere Red House. There are also many beautiful walks. There is also a very old flint church and a park. We are only 40 mins from London and 40 mins from the seaside.

We are open all year and I am most always on site to help we charge from £50 to £70 per pod per night from Nov to Feb, £60 tov £ 80 march to June and Sep to Oct and from £99 to £149 per pod per night from Jul to Aug. During the winter period guests are free to stay as they please but during the summer period we ask for a minimum stay of 2 days on the weekend, 3 days on a bank holiday. We also charge a premium of £149 per pod on valentines day, or valentines day weekend, mothers day, newyears eve and bank holidays which fall in the winter period.

Features & Facilities

The pods and bell tents are accompanied by an outside decked seating area, undercover seating area, brick built firepit, each accommodation has it's own piping hot shower, sink and toilet right next to them, so no sharing facilities. Each accommodation unit has a cooking station containing a gas stove and BBQ. Crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, BBQ tools, tea, coffee, sugar and milk are all provided and all bedding and towels are included. Sunbeds or hammocks are provided when the weather is good. Guests have full access to the 10 acre woodland beyond.


For families there are excellent farm parks within easy driving distance. Finkley Down Farm (01264 324141) is excellent and The Hawk Conservancy Trust (01264 773850) are both just 15 minutes south  – ideal if your heading to the south coast. Four Kingdoms Farm Park (01635 269678) is the closest. For most people, though, it's the walking and cycling that makes the North Wessex Downs so popular. Climb Beacon Hill or wander across famous Watership Down. Woolton Hill hosts an excellent market just 5 mins walk away on the last Saturday of every month, while Hungerford, 8 miles away, is full of old antiques shops and pubs. The Bombay Sapphire distillery (01256 890090), located in fantastically atmospheric old buildings, offers tours daily – best to book in advance. And finally of course there's magnificent Highclere Castle (01635 253210). It opens for tours through July and August but outside of these peak months you'll need to check ahead for specific dates.

Food & Drink

There are four pubs within walking distance – The Rampant Cat (01635 253474), The Furze Bush (01635 253228) and, in Highclere, The Red House (01635 255531). The Red House is closed on Mondays and doesn't serve evening meals on Sundays, but the food is excellent and there are plenty of ales on tap. A little further is The Pheasant  (01635 253360)
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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Fantastic! Beautiful setting and cosy atmosphere

We stayed in a Bedouin style tent. The whole family had a great time. Facilities are excellent. Owner was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Jul 31, 2019 by Louise


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Getting There

From the A34 head towards Andover on the A343 and take the only turning available into Woolton Hill signposted 'the Rampant Cat'. Follow the road for ½ mile and as the road bends sharply right take the left hand turning onto Church Road. Follow for ½ a mile until the road bends sharply right to Eastend and forks left for Hollington. Take the left hand fork and stop immediately. On the left is a little brick and flint lodge house and some big old wrought iron gates, saying Hollington house on the walls, go through the gates and after about 100 metres there are some more wrought iron gates on the right, a little cottage with a gargoyle on the roof on the left, carry on past the featherboard fencing for 20m and turn in through the wooden gate on the left. It's necessary to have a car really but there's a train station and bus services in Newbury, 6 miles away.