Midleydown Glamping, Devon
Company: Bond Fabrications
Telephone: 01453 767171
Description: Luxurious safari tents with hot tubs in the heart of Devon
Structures supplied: Three bespoke 6x11m luxury safari tents
Details: Back in 2016, Richard and Nicky Morgan approached Bond Fabrications with a desire to share their beautiful family farm in Devon with guests who would stay in unique, luxurious accommodation yet feel immersed in the natural surrounds of the Devonshire countryside.
They were keen to offer something a little different and on a grand scale too, which resulted in bespoke supersized luxury safari tents with hot tubs and a level of luxury that would rival any 5* hotel. Bond thoroughly enjoyed working with the Morgans and they were thrilled with the result. Three years on and the business is thriving with outstanding reviews from visitors.
Feedback: “At Midleydown we are delighted with the Bond safari tents. We spent time researching and viewing many glamping sites. We felt confident investing in a quality product and chose the option of higher rated steel frames, for peace of mind in the most severe weathers.
“Mike and the team were very flexible on the layout of our tents, willing to make changes for what was required, making our tents unique and setting them apart from those at other sites.
“Bond’s aftersales has been excellent. Nothing is too much trouble. Always quick to respond to questions or queries and excellent communicators. Mike and Michelle are friendly and approachable and we would be happy to recommend Bond safari tents to anyone wishing to establish their own glamping site.”
Hopton Court Estate, Shropshire
Company: Amber’s Bell Tents Camping
Telephone: 07580 072861
Description: A four-acre dell in a forest on the edge of 1,800 acres of beautiful countryside belonging to Hopton Court, a 1776 country house with parkland designed by Humphrey Repton
Structures/service supplied: Six fully furnished SoulPad 5000 Ease bell tents on a franchise business model
Details: Amber’s Bell Tents Camping offers franchisees a complete service of support, from planning to completion. Landowner Chris Woodward from Hopton Court Estate was keen to diversify his business further – he already holds festivals in his walled garden – and had beautiful land to offer. Chris visited Amber’s Bell Tents Campings’ Mannington Hall glampsite and liked the simplicity of the approach.
Spaces within the forest were created for the tents, resulting in little woodland retreats. The trees serve to shelter the tents from the elements and there are forested tunnels for children to run through. There is a pond which has been cleaned and is now a wildlife haven ready for ‘nature detectives’ to explore.
Part of the planning involves finding the right bathroom solutions for each site – at Hopton each tent has its own lockable private wet room and WC. The team is adept at creating bespoke extras which fit into the landscape including wood fired saunas, camp kitchens and field showers, all of which Amber’s husband Shaun helps design and create.
Part of the package is a two-day training course either at Amber’s Bell Tent Camping’s HQ or at a franchisee’s site.
Feedback: “Amber’s expertise is her ability to translate her unique style and brand onto a new location to create a really special hosting experience for people. She sees the little things that people will appreciate and come back for. The package is straight forward and clear and the support offered enables a faster and stress-free route into the glamping market. They are super professional and a delight to work with.”
Apple Camping, Pembrokeshire
Telephone: 02476 326585
Description: An ‘alternative’ glamping site nestling in the heart of South Pembrokeshire
Structure supplied: Bespoke 5.8m glamping dome
Details: Apple Camping is known for unique alternative glamping experiences in the heart of South Pembrokeshire. Owner Toby Rhys-Davies wanted to add to his portfolio of unique places to stay with a retro 80s Pac-Man dome and TruDomes worked with him to help achieve his vision.
The team was pleased to get its teeth into something so unique, working with Apple Camping to help breathe life into the Pac-Man dome – a truly amazing retro space that visitors love.
Feedback: “I worked with Kelda at TruDomes for my latest oddball project to create a Pac-Man that you can actually stay in. The dome itself was easy to put together and is as solid as a rock.
“TruDomes worked with us to tweak designs and helped in sourcing a unique door to reflect the 80s effect we wanted to achieve. With the dome’s Tetris-like windows it really does look the part. Many thanks from all at Apple Camping!” Toby (owner and creator) and Tiffany and Wolf (site managers).
Authentic Mongolian Yurts
These spectacular yurts comprise handcrafted Mongolian frames with bespoke UK-made FWR Regentex canvas covers. Available from 5m to a spectacular 19m diameter, the range caters for all scenarios, from a cosy couple’s retreat to a family or group space sleeping up to eight people, or seating 35 for dining. Also perfect as chill out spaces, for yoga classes and more.
With beautiful detailing, these authentic yurts create unique, memorable accommodation for guests that matures with age. With full height walls, lockable doors and woodburning stoves, they create spacious civilised living spaces.
Made to Measure Covers and Structures
The Red Tent Company
A new venture of experienced canvas tent manufacturers, all of The Red Tent Company’s tents and covers are handmade with the highest quality materials.
A speciality is unique, made to measure canvas covers. Be it to replace a yurt cover, dome, canopy or any other unique structure, The Red Tent Company produces covers with the highest functionality and longest lifespan, with strong reinforcements and attachment points wherever needed.
Don’t have a frame or have something truly bespoke in mind? The team also develops new structures on request, just send some pictures or a rough sketch to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to provide a quote.
New Leaf Treehouse Co.
The smallest and most popular treehouse from New Leaf Treehouse Co. sleeps two comfortably under a canvas roof. Fully supported by the tree, this structure uses New Leaf’s tried and tested light touch system for zero long term damage.
Made from durable, sustainable and beautiful materials including Douglas fir, cedar and sweet chestnut, the design boasts plenty of outdoor space from which to enjoy and appreciate nature’s wonders.
From £17,000+VAT, standard features include a wood burner, canvas roof and walls with zipped access, full support system and staircase.
The Glamping Tent Package
Cool Canvas Tent Company
Save 15 per cent on all the things needed to hire out a bell tent for glamping or events. The Glamping Tent Package from Cool Canvas Tent Company is designed for anyone interested in bell tents for glamping, weddings, festivals and events looking for a positive return on their investment.
Included is a high quality 5m bell tent, large coir tent carpet (supplied as two semi circles), wooden camping table, double airbed, fairy lights and bunting – all for £795. The tent itself is of superior quality with zip in ground sheets, secondary mesh and 285gsm treated canvas. The ground sheet is a heavy duty 540 gsm PVC.