Bells in the Woods

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As with everything about Badgells Wood, our bell tents are more about simplicity than luxury.  Aimed at easing you into the woodland experience.  Ideal if you are dipping your toe into woodland camping for the first time or just want to escape to the woods with the minimum of fuss.

Each five-metre tent is contained within its own pitch, set on level decking and with an awning outside for the wetter weather (or to keep your wellies under!), along with its own fire pit and picnic table.  Inside, you’ll find a comfy double bed and a double futon for the adults or fold-out single chair beds for the kids (depending on which you have booked) to comfortably accommodate either 4 adults or a family of 5 (plus toddler in its own cot).  Each bed has a base sheet provided and a floor mat covers the entire space of the tent.

We charge a fixed rate of £125 per night, for a minimum stay of two nights (three nights on Bank Holiday weekends) so there is no charge per person.

Family Bell Tents Adult Bell Tents
Bell tent size 5m 5m
Total number of guests (max) 5 (plus one infant) 4
Number of Adults (max) 2 4
Number of Children (max) 3 0
Space for a travel cot Yes* No
INSIDE the tent
Proper double bed with sheet Yes Yes
Double futon bed with sheet No Yes
Fold-out single chair beds with sheets Yes (2) No
Single roll-out bed with sheet Yes (1, if required) No

* Children under 3, sleeping in their own cot/travel cot, stay for free, but please mention them in the notes when booking.  We are unable to provide travel cots or highchairs, etc., so please bring what you will need with you.

Please note that we do not allow smoking or dogs inside the bell tents.  Nor should any cooking take place inside the tent.

Facilities

We run off-grid so it’s back to nature in our communal areas.  We have lovely hot showers and washing-up sinks, together with composting loos (loo paper & hand-sanitiser provided).  It’s basic and rustic but with everything you need!  We also supply bio-degradable shower gel and washing-up liquid to be kind to our soak-away.

We have mains drinking water (located at our central washing up area) and each tent is provided with a 10-litre water container.

We have rubbish bins and also glass and general recycling bins on site (see map for details).  We ask that you separate your recycling from general waste and use the bins accordingly.

Every tent has the basic kitchen set-up to get you started, which includes:

Camping stove (with gas)
Refillable gas safety lighter
Kettle
Frying pan
Saucepan
Colander
Wooden spoon & pasta spoon
10-litre water container
Can opener
Bottle opener
Plastic glasses
Plates, cups & bowls
Washing up bowl
Solar lighting

What you need to bring:

Required

Recommended

Duvet or sleeping bags
Pillows & pillowcases
Bed sheets
Towels
Tea towel
Food & drink
Torches & lanterns
Suitable clothing (particularly warm clothes for night-time), waterproofs and footwear (wellies, etc.)
Grill for cooking over the fire
Foil/cling film/kitchen roll
Oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, etc.
Food storage boxes or cool box (if you have lots of food and drink)
Ordnance Survey Map (or we can sell on site)
Sun Cream
Insect repellent
Folding chairs
Pen-knife for whittling sticks

Available to buy on site

Firewood (£10 per bag)
Kindling (£4 per bag)
Firelighters (£1 per pack)
Swedish Candles (£15 each)
Ordnance Survey maps
General goods, such as matches, torches, tea, coffee, basic groceries, ice-creams, crisps….and sweets!

Also on site & nearby

Woodhouse Pizza – on site every Friday evening
Kent Brewery – craft beers, available for delivery to site on a Friday
Harvel Farm Shop – locally grown meat, veg and bread
For more information on local food and drink, see our “nearby” page