Bell Tents

Our gorgeous five metre Bell Tents are in individual clearings in the woods just off the sunset side of the camping field. The clearings allow each tent its own privacy and are large enough to let in lots of sunshine. They are sumptuously furnished with everything you’ll need for 4 people and come complete with their own tripod with grill pan and Dutch oven in which you can cook anything from bread to a roast dinner over the fire pit in your own clearing.   Beds are one double and two single futons.

There is a 2 ring gas stove so you can make your early morning coffee without having to light the fire first, and all the pots, pans and utensils you’ll need.  Best of all there is a mini wood burning stove to keep you toasty warm if the evenings are chilly.  LIghting is a tealight chandelier around the  central pole and a solar light.

The bell tents have their own toilet and shower facilities; we are always aware our green credentials so we have built a ‘Tree Bog’ situated in an ancient grove of willow trees. The trees are so old the trunks are totally hollow, my two girls can climb inside them, and tree bog works fantastically well with willow trees as they are so nutrient hungry, so they reduce the waste we produce far more efficiently than I would have ever believed.  It is a hazel hurdle outdoor shower you just need to heat up some water to put in the galvanised shower bucket, all part of the fun! Or you can of course use the new shower block up at the car park for the more faint hearted!

You just need to bring your own bedding and towels, we also suggest you bring torch and a battery powered light for use inside the tent.  We provide an initial ‘fire pack’ of  1 x 15kg net of logs, 1 net of kindling, 1 pack of fire-lighters and a pack of matches.  More of all of these can be bought at our shop.  Dogs are welcome but no smoking inside the tents please.

The Bell Tents are situated near our Wild Camping field and are a 400M walk from the carpark, the site is car free and off grid. ( no power in the tents) Those with mobillty concerns should call first to discuss 01435-812726. Oak Tent is more private in a wooded clearing, Ash and Willow Tents are in a grassy clearing surrounded by the woodland, they are separated by curved woven fence so work equally well for booking both tents together or separately.

We book these out for 3 night weekend breaks Friday to Sunday, or 4 night mid week breaks Monday to Thursday. Outside our busy periods of school holidays we can be flexible and offer shorter breaks during the week so please do email me your requirements: amanda@dernwoodfarm.co.uk

Please check our Things to Know before you Book section on the Booking Information page so you understand what kind of site we are.