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 (please note that we do not allow disposable BBQs on site due to their fire risk and please do not place hot cooking pots on our picnic tables). Inside, you’ll find a comfy double bed and two fold-out single chair beds to comfortably accommodate either a family of 5 (plus toddler in its own cot) or 3 adults. The double beds have 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.
If you fancy some time to really unwind, and can get here in the middle of the week when it is quieter. Why not book a tuesday/wednesday stay together with a private forest bathing session.
|Family Bell Tents||Adult Bell Tents|
|Bell tent size||5m||5m|
|Total number of guests (max)||5 (plus one infant)||3|
|Number of Adults (max)||2||3|
|Number of Children (max)||3||0|
|Space for a travel cot||Yes*||n/a|
|INSIDE the tent|
|Proper double bed with sheet||Yes||Yes|
|Fold-out single chair beds||Yes (2)||Yes (1)|
|Single roll-out bed||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.
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
Wooden spoon & pasta spoon
10-litre water container
Plates, cups & bowls
Washing up bowl & sponge
* one gas canister is provided, refills are available to buy in our shop
What you need to bring:
|Duvet or sleeping bags
Pillows & pillowcases
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)
Pen-knife for whittling sticks
Hot water bottles (depending on season!)
Available to buy on site
Also on site & nearby
Stone Willy’s – pre-order and they’ll deliver their delicious pizzas to site
Kent Brewery – craft beers, available for delivery to site on a Friday
Harvel Farm Shop – locally grown meat, veg and bread