Bozedown Boltholes

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Henley-on-Thames

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A single, self-contained safari tent with its own acre of land on the edge of the Chiltern Hills

A hop and a skip from the Thames, Bozedown Boltholes, ten miles from Henley, is home to just one luxury safari tent on an acre of land. It’s got everything you expect from a self-catering cottage with the charm of camping and the great outdoors looming large. Arrive in the evening and it won’t be long before you hear the hoot of an owl; wake up early and you may spot visiting deer. The safari tent seems appropriate in this wildlife-rich environment but its size means it’s comfortable too. There are two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and an en-suite shower room and loo. There’s room to dine, a wood-burner to warm the place and even a Chesterfield sofa to sit on.

Kids will love the circle of oak trees that sit behind the tent, adults will love the green-hue of the views and everyone will enjoy the fire pit. It has everything you need for campfire cooking – apart from the meal itself. For that, you can walk down the hill and over the river to Pangbourne, a steep mile away. There’s an independent butcher among the shops but, with three pubs and a clutch of decent restaurants en route, temptation to dine out may win you over. In fact, the area is foodie heaven with plenty of good food nearby and much of it within stomping or cycling distance.

The Thames Path passes within a couple of hundred metres and the Chiltern Hills lie all around. There are plenty of stately homes round these parts too with “the real Downton Abbey”, Highclere Castle, only half an hour away. Although motoring out to one’s country estate for the weekend may be out of reach for most of us: good food, fresh air and the chance to mess about on the river are not. Just head for the hills, to this particular bolthole, and enjoy a taste of country life with a spot of glamping-on-Thames.



The safari tent provides fully self-contained, self catering accommodation in an acre of land. It has an en suite toilet and shower with toiletries provided, a fully equipped kitchen within the tent, indoor and outdoor seating areas, a Chesterfield sofa and a wood-burning stove. There are two bedrooms within the tent - each with king size beds, one with a single bunk over it. Bedding and towels are provided. Outside there’s a deck with outdoor seating and separately there’s a stone-ringed fire pit for campfires and campfire cooking with a tripod, firebowl and grill also provided. Logs and kindling are included. There’s outside, undercover seating in a separate field shelter too.

Suitable For

We only have a single tent, so it's suitable for families and grown-ups alike since you'll have exclusive use of the site. You can bring along your dog too as we're dog-friendly (by prior arrangement)!

The tent sleeps 5, although we can provide a travel cot for a small person if required (by prior arrangement). The available beds are in two bedrooms: two king-sized beds, one in each, and one of these has a single bunk over the top.

If you're after a place we're you can relax in seclusion, enjoy fabulous views, have fun camping (but with the luxuries of home), sit around a campfire toasting marshmallows, but be so close to London and transport links, this place is for you!


Peace and quiet despite proximity to main road and rail links to London.

The fabulous views!

An amazing selection of walks and cycle rides straight out of the door.

The wildlife... We have a group of some 15 deer that regularly come grazing out on our field, along with the entertaining pheasants and majestic Red Kites that are prolific in our area.

Food & Drink

The Ferryboat in Whitchurch is a lovely friendly place for either a drink, or a variety of home-cooked meals and pizza.

La'de Kitchen in Pangbourne is an award-winning contemporary Mediterranean restaurantm- amazing Mezze and Mains!

The Greyhound (Anthony Worral Thompson) in Rotherfield Peppard - fabulous for steak.

The Crooked Billet in Stoke Row - an excellent range of delicious food in a secluded country pub.

For Indian, Massooms in Goring.



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The Owner Says

New in 2020. As guests in our sole safari tent, you will have exclusive use of the glamping site, with just over an acre to yourselves on our 18-acre site. There are fabulous views out over the Thames River Valley from the edge of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a wide range of things to do in the area including walking, cycling, or river sports. The nearby riverside villages of Whitchurch and Pangbourne have all you could need in terms of pubs, restaurants and food shopping. This is a family-friendly safari tent sleeping up to Five. There are two bedrooms, each having a king-sized bed, one is a four-poster while the other has a single bunk bed overhead. A travel cot can be provided for babies/toddlers.

Dogs are permitted but there is only room for one dog. If a travel cot is required, or you wish to bring a dog, this must be specified in your booking - additional fees apply. A dog bed and food/water bowls are provided but your dog may be happier if you bring a blanket as it can get a little chilly in the tent for dogs used to sleeping indoors!

A wood burning stove provides heating for cool nights. You will be provided with a generous basket of wood, kindling and firelighters as well as wood for the campfire. Additional wood can be purchased during your stay.

Kitchen/cooking facilities: four-ring induction hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge (with freezer compartment), pans, utensils, teapot, cafetière, crockery, cutlery, mugs and glasses. There is also a campfire with grill and tripod with firebowl for outside cooking.

Bathroom facilities are available inside the tent: rain shower with handheld power shower, basin and toilet (incinerator toilet as an eco-friendly remote site option!).

All bedding and towels are provided.

Social Distancing Measures

At Bozedown Boltholes, you will have exclusive use of our single safari tent, set in your own one acre of space. There is farmland all around, so social distancing is a breeze! You also have your own private facilities.


A single safari tent.

The Pheasant Bolthole

Safari tent Sleeps 5
The first of our boltholes, new in 2020. As our guests, you will have exclusive use of the glamping site, having just over an acre to yourselves on our 18 acre site.

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Getting There

Bozedown Boltholes is in a secret location close to the village of Pangbourne. Exact details of how to reach the site are sent upon booking.

The closest train station is at Pangbourne, less than a mile away. From there it’s possible to walk to site – but it is a steep uphill. Taxis should be booked in advance.


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