South Coast Glamping @ Teddy's Farm

UK England South East England Hampshire Lymington

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A spacious summer bell tent site with campfires allowed, set in the New Forest National Park

Bell tents and grassy meadows are a match made in glamping heaven. So what to do if you have one but not the other? Kick your glamping dreams into the long grass? Of course not! You seek out your perfect partner and, together, create a summer site that offers a rather lovely, rustic but ready-made camping experience for people who don’t want to pitch a tent. Well, that’s what the brains behind South Coast Glamping have done anyway.

Rebecca and AJ have been pitching bell tents for years, usually at weddings and events, but since 2019 they’ve had a kind of summer residency at Teddy’s Farm, a Cool Camping-rated, 28-day site in the New Forest. The location in the southern part of the national park between Brockenhurst and Lymington could hardly be more idyllic. Those who have been camping here pay tribute to that in the five-star reviews they leave behind – and now it’s time for glampers to share it too. Not that it’s overly glamp-y. This is what you might call glamping for campers or even camping for glampers; a simple set up with the type of tent you’d love to own, set up ready for your arrival.

There are up to 30 off-grid bell tents set up in South Coast Glamping’s vast field. Each has matting, a pair of luxury camp beds, a bedside table, pretty bunting plus a bench table set and solar lights outside – as well as a huge amount of surrounding space. The rest is yours to customise. Go pretty with throws and cushions or keep it simple with just the camping kit you need – but whatever you do, don’t forget the bedding (that’s not included here). Campfires are allowed – either hire a fire pit with your booking, or bring your own. There is plenty of firewood available for purchase direct from Teddy the farmer and, from August, pasture-fed lamb for sale.

If the sun is shining, you could easily spend all day on site but let’s not forget the location. This is the New Forest with its wild-roaming ponies, free-running deer, ancient trees and open heathland. It’s ripe for exploration whether on foot, by bike or open-top bus tour. You can walk 10 minutes from site and be in open-access forest, hire bikes in nearby Brockenhurst to cycle among the trees or drive for five minutes to reach the coast at Lymington.



Event loos are brought in for glamping guests (6 individual loos shared between the 25 bell tents) while showers are shared with campers in the neighbouring field. There are six hot showers which are open air (Covid friendly). We recommend bringing your swimmers! We are also trialling an app where you can book your shower slot before arrival to ensure no time is wasted queuing - more details provided on booking.  The shared area is also where you’ll find a tap to fill your washing up bowl and a freezer available for ice packs (no charge). Campfires are permitted in the fire pits available to pre-book or hire on site.

Suitable For

Families and mixed small groups (max 6).  No single sex groups/stag/hen do's or multiple tents for groups of friends if not families.

Any non-approved groups will be turned away on arrival and no refund will be given.


  • Teddy's Farm is a hidden gem in the The New Forest on the South Coast.  With the option of forest or seaside walks, bike trails and plenty of days out for the family, it's an ideal location to base yourself for your Summer Break!
  • 10 minute walk from the farm to the open forest, 5 minute drive to Lymington, 10 minute drive to beaches at Milford on Sea
  • 20 minute drive from the sandy beach of Highcliffe

Food & Drink

Red Lion Pub - Boldre: a quintessential New Forest pub at the heart of the ancient village of Boldre. Unashamedly traditional in their approach to innkeeping, they offer good, truly homemade, meals, local real ales and, most importantly of all, a genuinely warm welcome.

Rosie Lea House - Boldre: From breakfast all the way through to dinner service you can expect to find local produce crafted into stunning dishes, cocktails and more.

The Haven Bar - Lymington

The Ship Inn - Lymington

The Chequers Inn - Lymington


Selected dates in July and August only.

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The Owner Says

Book your pre-pitched bell tent at Teddy’s Farm, a stunningly beautiful, family run farm located on the outskirts of Lymington, Hampshire in the New Forest during select weekends in July and August for a glamping break in the countryside to remember.

- A field with a max of 30 pre-pitched bell tents – providing each bell tent with its own private area including room for parking and plenty of peaceful space in the fields to relax and unwind – perfect for a socially distanced getaway

- Sleep up to 4 people – 2 x luxury double camp beds.  Fitted sheets provided, bring your own bedding

- Bring your own extra beds to sleep up to a max of 6 per tent.

- Perfect camping option for those who don’t want the hassle of pitching their own tent

- Campfires allowed (with a fire-pit)

- Hot showers

- Hot water for washing up

- Event loos which are clean and very efficient

- Dogs allowed (but must be kept on a lead as we don’t want our sheep chased, and of course please tidy up after them)

- Non – electric site.


25 bell tents.

Simple New Forest Bell

Bell tent Sleeps 6 20 Available
Lovely Bell tent sleeping up to four glampers, with two double camp beds included. Fitted sheet provided and luxury matting throughout – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING.

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Getting There

Leave the M27 at Junction 1, then head south on the A337 towards Lyndhurst and then Brockenhurst. Proceed over the level crossing towards Lymington. After two-and-a-half miles, turn right into Shirley Holms Rd. Take the second entrance on your left to Teddy’s Farm. Follow the signs out to the South Coast Glamping field.

There are train stations at Brockenhurst and Lymington (both around three miles away); Brockenhurst is the one you’ll reach first if coming from London. A Blue Star bus which stops close to the farm entrance connects with both towns - as well as Southampton. The New Forest open-top bus tour also passes here.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Covid times

With everyone having staycations, you will get all sorts setting up tents and calling themselves glamping. Here the tents were nice, but that is all that is included in the rather high price. Event loos to share with lots of people and a shower that is open air! (Why?) Have gone to dozens of glamping sites where it is really luxury. Private toilet right by the tent, wood provided (not sold at extra cost!), pots, pans. Just be aware of what you are getting! (Or not getting.)
Sep 23, 2020 by Parakt

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