Bell Tents

Willow & Ash

Willow & Ash are gorgeous five metre Bell Tents in individual clearings in the woods, just off the sunset side of the camping field. The clearings allow each tent its own privacy whilst letting in lots of sunshine. The tents are furnished with everything you’ll need for 4 people. They 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.

Oak

New for 2018 we have a huge 6M Bell tent for Oak clearing. This vast tent sleeps six. It has a double bed and 1 double and 2 single futons. Oak is a private wooded clearing and again has outdoor firepit and seating, plus a picnic table.

In each tent there is a 2 ring gas stove, so you can make your early morning coffee without having to light the fire first. You will find all the pots, pans and utensils you’ll need.  Best of all there is a 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.  The shower 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 there is the new shower block up at the car park for the more faint hearted!

You need to bring your own bedding and towels. We also suggest you bring a 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 please can they bring their own beds and bowls!

No smoking inside the tents please.

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

These tents are available for weekend breaks from Friday 2.30pm right up to late Sunday evening, or even into Monday first thing if you’re able to stay. We charge for Friday and Saturday nights and offer Sunday night at no charge to enable you to make the most of your weekend. We then book them for 4 night midweek breaks from Monday to Thursday. Outside our busy periods of school holidays we can be flexible and offer shorter breaks during the week. 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 that you understand what kind of site we are.