Lotus Belle Tent

UK England South West England Somerset Wincanton Gilcombe Glamping

  • Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided

Features & Facilities

Guests have their own designated compost loo, as well as access to a basic wooden shower block with hot water, hand washing and washing-up facilities. There is a communal tent for group bookings and yoga classes and an area to charge up your devices. The Lotus bell tents have a wood-frame double bed and the optional addition of single mattresses if there are more than two guests staying. Each tent has its own camping kitchen and BBQ, as well as a private area around your campfire pit.

Activities

Gilcombe Glamping is five minutes from the charming town of Bruton, where local attractions include The Stourhead Estate and Alfred’s Tower, both around 15 minutes away in the car. With its Palladian architecture and world-famous landscape garden, The Stourhead Estate (01747 841152) feels as if you're stepping back in time and has featured in such films as Pride and Prejudice. King Alfred’s Tower, on the edge of the estate, is 49 metres tall and steeped in history, named after King Alfred and commemorating George III’s accession in 1760. The Hauser and Wirth gallery (01749 814060) is also nearby around (five minutes' drive from Gilcombe), home to world-class art and architecture and a multi-purpose arts centre. You’re also not far from Longleat Safari Park, perfect for a family day out at 20-minutes away. For slightly longer trips, the town of Bath is 40-minutes north of the campsite and Glastonbury Tor is 25-minutes west.

Food & Drink

From the freshest produce, Gilcombe Farm has its own superb farm shop, a five-minute stroll from the glamping site. For anything else, it takes around half an hour to walk into Bruton (or drive in under five minutes), where The Roth Bar and Grill (01749 814700) has daily changing menus and source seasonal produce from their own walled garden and local producers. The Chapel (01749 814070) is als a good bet, both as a place to dine but also as a bakery with fresh pastries and sourdough donuts to take out with you for the day’s exploring. Tiny Osip (01749 813322) is home to one of Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chefs and makes the perfect choice if you’re looking as much for an experience as you are a place to dine. Two of the best pubs in the village are The Sun Inn (01749 813493) and The Castle Inn, which has a log-burning stove and a diverse live music schedule. Matt's Kitchen, also in the village, serves delicious 'no nonsense' homely food and has a relaxed BYO policy.

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Getting There

From the A303 (London/Exeter): Exit the A303 at the junction with the B3081. Follow the signs towards Wincanton and, just after the Hunters Lodge Pub, take a right onto the B3081 to Bruton. Continue on the B3081 to Bruton town centre and then follow signs to the A359 to Frome. Remain on the A359 heading out of Bruton until you reach the national speed limit. The campsite is a short distance further on the left hand side opposite the entrance to Gilcombe Farm Shop. ​

From the A361(Bath/Shepton Mallet/Frome): Follow the A361 to the Nunney Catch roundabout with the A359. Remain on the A359 towards Bruton for eight miles and the entrance to the campsite is on the right hand side opposite the entrance to Gilcombe Farm Shop.

Bruton Train Station is on the GWR network and can be reached from Bristol, London and Weymouth. From the village its a 25-minute walk to the campsite (around a mile and a quarter).