Is this Glamping?

 Is this Glamping?

If you've ever asked yourself this question – read on... So, what constitutes the term – Well, according to Urban Dictionary its "Going camping, but with glamour. It's like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual..." Oxford Dictionary states "a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping" Both are obviously right.

So, how come so many people's experiences are not? Nowadays more so than ever camping is a regular holiday pursuit for more and more of us. Rather ironically, the technology of tents falls almost in line with today's digital technology of computers and smartphones – they're less expensive – designed to a higher standard - easier to use and deliver a better user experience. So, with (better than) good 'standard' camping being available at everyone's finger tips (both equipment and destinations), shouldn't 'Glamping' be more glamorous than ever? We certainly think so, and have drilled down to the basics of what you should expect – A real bed with a real mattress, with a proper winter tog duvet – atmospheric and functional lighting – idyllic surroundings that should take your breath away – and enough space for everyone to move freely and not play impromptu twister whilst getting dressed! Ever not had any of these when paying for a Glamping experience – if so, then let us know!


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What is a Blue Bell Tent?
Blue Bell Tents are traditional canvas 5m bell tents, originating from 19th century military camps and reimagined today as versatile tent hotel rooms. The entrance doorway is over 5ft, and the tallest part of the tent is almost 7ft high.
Is there power?
There is no electricity supplied to the tents themselves, and all lighting is either battery or solar powered. When we are operating a reception tent (at most festivals we attend) there will be facilities to charge your phone and hairdryers supplied with mirrors.
What comes included in the tents?
The tents are all 5m in diameter and come fully furnished with the queen size double or single Blue Bell wooden camp bed with a real mattress, 200 thread count pure cotton bed linen, winter tog duvets and fluffy pillows, sea-grass custom made flooring, brass vanity mirror, atmospheric lighting and lockable doors.
What should I bring with me?
You are welcome to bring whatever it is that will make your stay even more comfortable. This might be some deckchairs and a camp table, a picnic rug or cooking stove (please check with the festival you are attending on the specific rules). You will also need to bring a towel and toiletries and soap, AND don’t forget your wellingtons or boots! Blue Bell Tents come with bedding and bed linen. We have blankets available to buy and take home with you if you feel the nights are chillier than normal, otherwise you are welcome to bring your own.
Is there a deposit system?
Payment for booking is required in advance, and we do not take any additional payment as a security deposit.