Grandfather Bell Tent 1

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberporth Sloeberry Farm

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Pet Friendly
This furnished, grand bell tent offers plenty of space and an idyllic rural base from which to explore the natural beauty of West Wales.

  • A spacious double-peaked bell tent with mattresses and bedding provided
  • Outdoor cooking equipment and fire pit for evenings round the campfire
  • One of nine tents in 13 acres of pasture and woodland that’s open for exploration

The Owner Says

Our traditional bell tents provide luxurious camping with proper mattresses, high-quality linens and coir floor matting. Bell tents are spacious and warm when zipped in, a selection of blankets are provided for colder nights or for sitting wrapped up in the glow of the fire with a glass of wine.


Outside the tent on the decking is the cooking area with two high specification military grade gas burners and a trunk containing all you should need; cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery glassware and that very important cork screw. Each bell tent is equipped with a cold locker which will keep items well chilled for a few days until you swap over the cold blocks. Just outside the the tent is a firepit, grill and tripod, perfect for campfire cooking.


Each bell tent has its own picnic table, two deckchairs and plenty of grass for laying on during a sunny summer afternoon. As evening settles what better spot to sit by a crackling log fire whilst gazing at the stars across the immense West Wales night sky.


Each tent accommodates up to four people in one double bed and two singles, made up with superwarm duvets and cosy blankets. Made of thick, protective canvas, our tents keep the warmth in without shutting the sounds of nature out.


At the bottom of the meadow are modern toilets and hot gas-powered showers, each hidden in a traditional-style hut built by a local craftsman. There is also a washing up area that looks like its grown from the gravel, this is also where you will find a tap for your drinking water supply.


Do I need to bring sleeping bags and bedding?

We supply all bed linen but please do bring your own bath and beach towels. If you are bringing your pet with you, please also bring any towels or blankets that may be required for them.

Will I be warm enough?

Our bell tents are very luxurious, weatherproof, windproof and equipped with thick warm duvets and blankets but its still a tent, so if you’re prone to feeling the cold pyjamas are good for bedtime and its worth packing a coat and a few jumpers just in case the British summer weather isn’t so summery, layering is key.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are always welcome by arrangement at Sloeberry Farm, all we ask is you keep them on the lead at all times (it’s a condition of our planning) and clean up all dog mess straight away so another guest doesn’t stand in it.

Are the showers hot and what about the loos?

A hot shower is crucial after a day out on the beach, all of our showers supply a limitless amount of hot water (no putting 50p in a meter which runs out just when you have got your shampoo in) and all of our toilets are modern flushing variety.

Cooking do I need to bring pots, pans etc. and how do I keep things cold?

We think we have provided all of the crockery, pans, knives, spatula’s, can openers, chopping boards etc. you need but if there is an item you can’t live without its best to bring it from home. Each bell tent is equipped with a cold locker which will keep items well chilled for a few days until you swap over the cold blocks.

Can I have a campfire?

In our opinion campfires are a key part of camping. Not only do they offer warmth, and an atmospheric backdrop to an evening but they also provide plenty of heat for cooking. (We have lots of campfire recipes on request) Each bell tent has its own fire pit with access to a good supply of firewood which you can buy daily on site. Be it baking potatoes, toasting marshmallows or cooking a cowboy chilli, as the stars start to twinkle, the camp fire becomes the centrepiece of your evening. We source our camp firewood locally from sustainably managed woodlands, for insurance reasons only logs supplied at Sloeberry Farm can be used in the firepits.

What about BBQs?

The firepit has a hanging grill but if you fancy a larger BBQ our Sloeberry Farm barrel BBQ's are available to hire for use with the Bell Tents. These are the only BBQ's we allow on site as they are designed to be safer in a glamping environment and are placed a set distance from each tent.

Is there electricity to power my hairdryer, straighteners etc?
Sloeberry Farm is a mains electricity free experience so as well as having slightly frizzy hair, there’s no internet, TV, email or games consoles to be distracted by. Enjoy the experience of chatting to each other by lamplight, of long nights tuggled in a blanket lulled by the sounds of the logs crackling on an open fire, trying to spot a hedgehog snuffle by... (We do provide a couple of points where you can charge your phones if you really must, we’re not complete luddites).

Features & Facilities

Hot Tub Lodges are equipped with leather sofas, wood burners, dining table and fully equipped kitchen and private wood fired hot tub just outside
Our unique lodges each have a private shower room and en suite wash room with basin and flushing toilet.
Just outside each lodge is a picnic tables, fire pit and a separate BBQ.

Bell tents contain real mattresses, duvets and blankets, gas hob cooking facilities, cold locker, kitchen equipment, firepits, picnic tables and deck chairs. There are modern toilets and gas powered showers housed in huts created by a local craftsman and a spacious washing up area. Canvas lodges sleep up to 7 people in a king bed, full size bunk beds, comfy camp bed and a king size cabin bed.


Lonely Planet recently voted Cardigan Bay "the best place to be in the world right now" and it certainly fits the bill with it's mix of fantastic beaches and coastal villages, yet still retaining a relatively uncrowded feel, especially out of peak season. Cliff walks on the coastal path, sandy bays and National Trust-owned beaches are the highlights. By car, the town of Cardigan is not far away, formed around a Norman castle which is open to the public and boasts a great café and frequent outdoor events. Nearby Cilgerran Castle (01239 621339) still welcomes visitors – its two massive drum towers dominate the surroundings. North, picture perfect New Quay has a cobbled stone harbour – with plenty of cafés and fantastic chippies, it's a great place to enjoy the views and spot the Cardigan Bay dolphins

Food & Drink

The nearest pub, the Penllwyndu Inn (01239 682533), is an easy mile and a half walk away – don’t be put off by the hangman's noose sign! There are plenty of other places to eat and drink within within easy striking distance but the nearest are either in Cardigan (5 miles) or Aberporth (3 miles). The former has plenty of choice, plus a supermarket for supplies, while the latter is slightly smaller but has a great fish and chip shop (01239 811003) next door to The Ship Inn (01239 810822), both of which have excellent views of the beach.

Family Friendly

Getting back to nature doesn't mean giving up every modern luxury – as Sloeberry Farm shows – but there are some that you'll certainly not need while you're here. Put down the iPads, switch off the Kindle, throw away their phones and let the kids loose.
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Getting There

Sloeberry Farm very close to Aberporth, the nearest large town is Cardigan 10 mins away and is easily reachable from the M4 to the East or the main A487 coast road from the North and South. Full directions given upon booking.