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Nesta Camping

UK England South West England Somerset Frome

  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • One-way flow
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
Festival-esque yurt glamping with massage therapies, hot tubs and a cocktail bar, just over a mile from Frome

The team at Nesta Camping know how to respond to turbulent times. For their business – usually organising festivals for thousands – recent times have been about adapting. For their guests, it's been about offering a retreat from reality and creating a small, tranquil haven where you can enjoy nights under the stars and range of relaxing, holistic therapies. There are hot tubs, there are drinks and there are forest-school arts and crafts sessions for the kids, so they can learn their ABC's while you sip your G&Ts. And it's all run in a festival style, with various businesses on-site running the bar, the activities and all the frills.

One mile west of Frome and just north of English Heritage-owned Nunney Castle, Nesta Camping is a prime example of the happy medium between suburban and gently wild land. There's meadowy space, bluebell-clad woods and old oaks, all resulting in room enough for children to roam free. For adults, meanwhile, there's yoga and a wellness studio, as well as an onsite massage therapist to visit. If that doesn't hit the spot, there's also a bistro and cocktail lounge, with locally sourced food on the bar menu, Somerset cider on the drinks menu and a decent range of handcrafted cocktails from their in-house mixologist, all backed by live acoustic music.

If you haven't already got the picture, camping here errs heavily on the side of comfort. There's no need for you to lift a finger and certainly no need to bring your own tent. Accommodation comes in the form of pre-pitched yurts – there's a range of sizes to choose from, all with soft furnishings and the larger ones with proper wood-framed beds – and an onsite 'pamper parlour' has electricity for charging phones and using hair straighteners. And in the spirit of never having to lift a finger, you can even order drinks straight to your yurt.

To be clear, this is less a campsite, more an outdoor hotel, so it's important to note that some things are not quite as you would expect at a regular campsite. For instance, the yurts are lined up near to each other and all contained in one meadow area, which also houses the cocktail bar and bistro, so the vibe is more like a VIP-style festival glamping experience rather than a quiet campsite with your own private area to spread out. This festival vibe also extends to the approach to food and drink – guests are expected to use the on-site bar and bistro for their needs rather than bringing their own, and there aren't really facilities to help with that anyway, such as kitchen areas, communal fridges or ice pack re-freezing. It's helpful to understand that from the outset as this arrangement is not what many regular campers would expect. The setting too is unusual for a campsite, being in an edge-of-town location, on a small estate shared with other businesses and adjacent to a sports ground. However, once inside the soothing surroundings of Nesta Camping, the immediate outside world disappears and the lure of a hot tub, a massage, or a cocktail, takes over.

Not every hour should be spent luxuriating with a cocktail in hand. It takes around half an hour to walk into the centre of Frome, where there's a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and ample independent shops and cafés every other day of the week. In the other direction you can follow a footpath to the trees beside Nunney Brook then join the Macmillan Way, which follows the stream all the way to moated, 14th-century Nunney Castle (free entry), taking about 35 minutes each way. Further afield you can drive to Wells, Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills, all within half an hour, while it's also around 50 minutes to Bristol.



We believe that to recover from the traumatic times of the pandemic, you need to be nourished by nature, holistic therapies, hot relaxing water, good honest food and drinks, soothing tunes, and sleeps under the stars. Nesta is a family run camping site, children are very welcome and accommodated for with a range of activities, and the freedom to roam around the spacious grounds. During weekend’s we will be running forest school, arts and craft sessions and interactive entertainment to keep your little one’s occupied while you slip into the hot tub with a G'n'T, book in for a well-deserved massage or retreat back to your comfortable yurt for an afternoon snooze…. Our intention is for you to relax deeply into the tranquillity of our comfortable spaces and indulge in the presence of now.

Our Bistro and Cocktail lounge offer a small handcrafted menu, offering mouth-watering dishes to suit all dietary needs. All of our food is locally sourced and sustainably farmed. Pure nourishment from field to plate. At the bar, you can expect carefully selected wines, beers and ciders as well as handcrafted cocktails designed by our very own in-house mixologist, with relaxing tunes from live acoustic musicians.

Our wood fired hot tubs are available for group hire, or a romantic tub for two. Let us bring you a drink in the tub while you soak away the stress under the leafy shade of a canopy of tree’s. Or sit by the nightly firepit,

One of the founders of Nesta, and experienced teacher of many forms of holistic movement therapies, will provide you with daily classes under a canvas canopy. With guest teachers providing Yoga, Sound Journey Meditations, Ecstatic Dance and Restorative and Relaxation sessions, there is something for everyone in our schedule.

Suitable For

This is a family site with pre-erected accommodation only. We can cater for special requests and group bookings. No dogs are permitted or sound systems.


We are very close to Frome where theres plenty to see and do.

Food & Drink

Our on site bistro and cocktail bar will encourage you to stay and eat on site as the food will be wholesome, nourishing and delicious. But there are plenty of eateries in Frome too.



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If you’re travelling South along the A36, take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A361. Continue for just under a mile and then take the second exit onto Frome Road, then, after just under a mile, turn right onto Iron Mill Lane. Continue for just over a mile then turn left onto Jack’s Lane, then carry on for half a mile, straight onto Vallis Road. After a little over half a mile, turn right onto Robins Lane, carry on for quarter of a mile and then turn right onto Nunney Road. From here, continue for just under a mile and then turn right, carry on for 100 yards or so then turn right again and you will see Nesta Camping up ahead on your right.


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