- A barbecue, cook wares and picnic bench are included for outdoor cooking and eating
- A wood-burning stove and beds with linen provided help keep your bell tent cosy
- One of just six bell tents in the grounds of Hopton Court
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Amber's Bell Tent Camping at Hopton Court Estate with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
Features & Facilities
The cotton canvas bell tents are fully furnished, featuring single and double beds (depending on your needs) and all bedding and linen included. Wood burners, storage and soft furnishings inside, plus a kitchen box equipped with utensils and vintage dishware. Outside each tent, you'll find a picnic table and fireside log seating and a BBQ/firepit. Private, lockable shower and toilet for each tent, plus a general washing station in the field for dirty dishes. There's also an onsite honesty shop for fire essentials, such as kindling, charcoal, firewood and candles. Tents are situated in a 6-acre semi woodland, so space a plenty for play and adventure, with rope swings in the trees and nature discovery packs for littl'uns keen to get up close and personal with their natural surroundings.
The Hopton Court Estate covers some 1800 acres, playing host to various events – from folk festivals to fitness events (see their website for full details) – with plenty of footpaths to explore. On the edge of the Shropshire Hills, the estate also offers direct access onto Catherton Common and the Clee Hills – Titterstone Clee, in particular, is a prominent landmark round these parts and well worth a ramble to the top for views over Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and as far as the Black Mountains. For family-friendly routes, the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve offers cycling trails and more accessible walking routes or, to really take it easy, ride the vintage steam train from nearby Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway (and hike back along the Severn Valley Country Park). Mountain biking, climbing, fishing, canoeing and wild swimming are all possible too, while, for culture, Ludlow town is a treasure trove – antique stores, boutiques and a fantastic reputation for food – with Ludlow Castle (01584 873355) overlooking it all. The town is host to a number of festival events annually, including a gourmet food festival (01584 873957) in September, while the tiny market town of Cleobury Mortimer, just 2½ miles down the road, also boasts fine cuisine, with 6 different pubs and a brewery, Hobsons. It also has a bank, pharmacy, petrol station, Post Office and all the essential amenities, plus a charming, 12th-century church with a famously crooked spire.
Food & Drink
It's a 10-minute walk through the estate grounds to the Hopton Crown (01299 270372). Family-friendly and with a small but decent beer garden, this 16th century coaching inn was refurbished in 2018 and has a good focus on all things local, with several real ales on tap from Wye Valley and Ludlow breweries (try the Ludlow Gold or the Wye Valley Butty Bach to be a real local). The pub is open every day and food is served daily (though not until 6pm on Mondays and Tuesdays). Occasional live music. Free WiFi.
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Hopton Court Estate is situated just off the A4117 in Hopton Wafers, just west of Cleobury Mortimer, between Kidderminster and Ludlow. Leave the A4117 at the turning next to the Hopton Crown pub. Follow this road for ½ mile and you will see Hopton Court on your right, about 100m after crossing a bridge. Do not turn in to the main hall but continue on, passing the house and you will see signs for The Riddings. Follow these to Amber's Bell Tent Camping.
The nearest train stations are in Kidderminster and Ludlow. From there take bus number 292 or 2L (the same numbers from both stations just heading in the opposite direction) to Cleobury Mortimer, hopping off at the bus stop opposite the Hopton Crown pub. It's a short walk from the pub to the glamping site.