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Campsite that hires bell tents as well as traditional pitches

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RunsWithScissors Tue 23-Aug-11 17:39:09

hello! Hoping to find a site that rents bell tents (or would allow you to have a co. set one up for you), as well as having traditional pitches. I'm looking to get a large group of friends and family together next may to celebrate DH's 40th, and this solution would cover cost/comfort issues that will surely arise in a large group. South east england is location I'm looking at with Berkshire area as the ideal. Would love a recommendation vs random google search.
Thanks!
:-)

doozle Tue 23-Aug-11 20:19:48

Wowo in Sussex allow a certain company they know to come in and pitch teepee type tents for you next to ordinary pitches. But it was pretty expensive as I recall - about £250 or something for a weekend. If you'd be happy with that kind of price, I'd recommend Wowo for a large group.

Welsummer Camping near Maidstone in Kent have bell tents as well as ordinary pitches too.

doozle Tue 23-Aug-11 20:25:23

Oh and Palace Farm in Kent also have some bell tents by the looks of things as well as ordinary pitches This was also a really nice campsite.

http://www.palacefarm.com/camping.html

Ps. All the sites above allow campfires which is a big plus imo.

RunsWithScissors Tue 23-Aug-11 20:42:32

Thanks doozle I'll check those all out :-)

Blu Tue 23-Aug-11 21:32:52

I was going to say Welsummer.

Also check UK Campsite and look under their specialist search list for 'glamping' by region.

RunsWithScissors Wed 24-Aug-11 16:24:29

Thanks blu! Have checked the site, but didn't see the glamping section... Very good tip :-)

lisad123 Wed 24-Aug-11 22:10:12

might be too far south, but long thorn farm certainly do.
There is a site in Royston Herts, called love lane, and they have a field you can rent out for 5 tents as a group THT

Blu Thu 25-Aug-11 11:50:08

UK Campsite Glamping search list UK Campsite is a bit tricky to navigate to begin with.

Lots of sites now have pre-erected bell tents. Try Bouncers Farm and why not ask NettleTea if she will be up and running by May? She has pre-erected v nice tents as well as camping places.

Sorry - no Berkshire knowledge, but check CampsiteUK.

Blu Thu 25-Aug-11 11:54:27

This is in Bucks, but doesn't say what kind the ready-pitched tents are. Looks nice though, and allows campfires - good for group gatherings

RunsWithScissors Mon 12-Sep-11 15:37:54

Tried a few, but didn't get any replies to my emails.

Have gone with a place in Wales instead, as got glowing rec from my friend.

Thanks for the help!

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