Our Story

our storyBlue Bell Tents emerged in 2008 after borrowing a friend's bell tent for a summer trip and was subsequently moved and inspired to create the glamping tents experience for others.

So I started the business to provide accommodation for groups of friends heading to festivals, having a party or putting up guests at their wedding or conference. We now spend the whole summer on the road creating camps of glamping tents for all sorts of different events, with many exciting prospects in the pipeline for the UK and overseas...

Sleeping outdoors under canvas for many nights at a time as I have done over the years stirs a certain magic in you... doing it for one or two can act as a powerful refresher to the frenetic dash of modern life and digital burn out many of us have come to know. This is what Blue Bell Tents offers- outdoor life moderated by a little luxury and a splash of aesthetic comfort. With our glamping tents we only ask that you dip your toe in, rather than submerge yourself entirely! I hope you find as much solace under canvas as I have.


I wondered whether this would be something I enjoyed, but thank god I decided to go for it! I don't ...

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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.