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The bell tent

General

  • Small, dog-friendly, vintage-style glampsite in a woodland clearing
  • Fully heated and insulated glamping pods with bone china and bed linen
  • Firepit, toilet, hot showers and undercover area

Heated and insulated glamping pods in a handsome woodland clearing, bone china from which to sup your tea, a firepit, den building and three local pubs within easy ambling distance… what a perfectly peaceful place this is – and all well under an hour from London and 45 minutes from the sea.

Everything you need for a glamping hol is on hand for you at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury in Berkshire, from the toasty pods kitted out with cutlery, crockery, pans and barbecue equipment (as well as tea, sugar and milk), to the covered cooking area just outside with gas stove and barbecue – and the brick-built firepit for blazing up evening toastiness to sit at under the stars. A clean composting toilet, hot showers and a covered outdoor seating area are also on site.

The Hollington pods are set in a woodland clearing, on a site covering ten acres of semi-ancient woodland on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, 45 minutes from London and five minutes from historic Highclere Castle (the main filming location for Downton Abbey, gogglebox fans). Newbury is five miles away.

But there's heaps to see and do on the doorstep here first… scenic walks, three local pubs and full access to the ten-acre woodland for wood foraging, den building and wildlife spotting are all around: look out for deer, badgers and resident pheasant Bubble, often seen strutting around the site with his birds.

Then amble back to base, fire up dinner and drift off in the crisply made-up beds to the sound of hooting owls… you very much may not want to amble off home.

Queries? The owners live on site so are around to answer any questions.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The pods are only suitable for up to 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and under. Adult occupancy cannot exceed this number, with no exceptions made.

Only acoustic instruments are allowed. Radio, music and TV players are not allowed.


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Absolutely fabulous site. Very clean and well maintained. 11/03/2019

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  • Bluebelle camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Had everything you needed, just had to bring food, coal and firewood! Owners were on site most of the time and were more than happy to answer to a knock on the door or a text. Our pod was warm, cosy and just perfect for a weekend get away!

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    We did not dislike a single thing, could only suggest that woodchip patheways are put in between the pods and the toilet/shower block, especially for the winter months however - we did come out of season, so really not a complaint!

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Highly recommend. Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, cozy and insync wi 05/01/2019

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  • Bluebelle camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Magical spot. Really beatifully done with great attention to detail. Fabulous fire pit and outside livingroom, kitchen and facilities. They had absolutely everything you need, bowls, utensils pans, pots, good kettle, milk, decent glasses and gorgeous tea setts!!! The owners are onsite and ready to assist when required but never in your face.

    Disliked: 

    Had some issues with hot water, but they took out booking out of season which is likely the reason why. It was clear that they have a good setup and it would normally be a very comfortable setup.

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This was a gem hidden in the woods. We were ... 27/10/2018

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  • Bedouin bell tent
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    This was a gem hidden in the woods. We were a family of 4, with a toddler and a preteen. This campsite appealed to all of us. The hosts couldn't be more helpful and accommodating.
    The site isn't too far from London and it's a bit tricky to find but if you follow the instructions that Claire emails then you'd have no problem.
    The tent itself was huge and cosy with a furnace to keep us warm. The woods were enchanting. We could hear owls hoot at night. The fire pit was huge and we all loved making fire out of the wood that we brought along but we also looked for wood in the forest and managed to find some logs.
    The facilities such as toilets, shower room, slides and swings, barbecue, gas stove, plates and pots etc were all very clean. We didn't expect especially the toilets to be this spotless. We were very pleasantly surprised.
    This stay would be remembered forever as the memories all four of us made were unforgettable.

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Thankyou so much for such a wonderful review! we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!!! cx

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We were lucky to have beautiful weather for October. The ... 22/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah B. Confirmed

  • Bluebelle camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We were lucky to have beautiful weather for October. The facilities are all excellent and the owners were very helpful leading to a pleasant stay by all. The children especially loved the little camping pods and collecting wood for the fire!

    Disliked: 

    Thought that there could have been just a small container of handsoap in the toilet facilities. That is all though!

From the manager...

Thankyou so much for the lovely review so glad you had a lovely stay!!! apologies re soap, we do put this out but sometimes they do get taken by guests, we must have missed this! cx

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Everything! 01/10/2018

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  • Bluebelle camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything!

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Brilliant site- friendly staff, clean facilities. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Natasha T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bluebelle camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The location was lovely- backed into a small farm so the children could see some animals. Very cute and quirky. Pods were cosy and comfy. 2 toilets and showers so lots of space, each pod has a bbq and a small stove just outside, covered seating area and lots of bits included, kettle, cutlery,cups and plates etc.
    Very good all round trip would recommend and have already!

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beautiful accomodation with an attention to detail,lovely setting 31/08/2018

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    stayed in a bell tent on this lovely park. claire,the owner had thought of everything and just brought clothes and food(and torches as advised)there was some lovely home touches.had the wood burner going,used the communal firepit,cooked on the bbq and the gas stove.all cooking utensils provided.bed was comfy with warm fluffy quilt.our boys were happy on z beds,again provided with warm quilts.the park is lovely,clean and quiet.our boys loved collecting wood for the fire in the surrounding woodland. so glad we chose to stay here and would highly recommend.

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Beautiful place nice and quiet pod was perfect everything you need 28/06/2018

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  • Bluebelle camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything

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Clean, beautiful and very friendly host 19/03/2018

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    Clean, beautiful and very friendly host

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Location

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  • Rose Cottage, Hollington House, Woolton Hill, Newbury, Berkshire, England, RG20 9XR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.3476°N 1.3907°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newbury: Bus Station Market Street — 4.6 miles
Hungerford: Charnham Rd Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
Froxfield (Wilts): Lay by Bus Shelter — 9.0 miles
Train stations
Kintbury Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Newbury Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Newbury Racecourse Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ferry ports
Southampton Vehicle Ferry Terminal — 31.2 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 27.5 miles

Directions


The site can be a little tricky to find, satnavs often take you down the wrong track so watch out for that.

From the A343 from Newbury to Andover, take the only turning into Woolton Hill signposted the Rampant Cat. Follow this road for approximately half a mile until the road bends sharply right on the bend take the left hand turning Church Road. Continue for approximately half a mile until the road bends sharply right to Eastend and forks left for Hollington. Take the left-hand fork, but stop immediately. On the left, you will see a little brick and flint lodge house, some tall old wrought iron gates saying Hollington House on the walls. Go through the gates and follow the track for about 100 hundred meters, ignore the second set of large wrought iron gates on the left and carry on for another 20 meters. You'll see on the left a long feather board fence and some double wooden gates. These are the site gates, go through and park on the drive, if the owners haven't seen you first and come out to greet you, just knock on the door and they will show you around.

If your satnav tries to take you down a small track before the fork to Hollington, please ignore it. The track is for tractors only and you are likely to get stuck. It is also private.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Less than three miles from Hollington Park Glamping is Highclere Castle, the main filming location used for forelock-tugging ITV drama Downton Abbey. The castle and its gardens are open to the public during July and August and at other times during the rest of the year.

Goggleboxers and celluloid fans should also enjoy a look at Watership Down (yes, where the famed film about Fiver and his rabbity crew was based), visible from nearby Beacon Hill and ten minutes away by car. To see real critters, three farm parks are nearby at Finkley Down Farm, Four Kingdoms and Bucklebury Farm Park (you might spot Princess Kate and her crew at this last).

Beacon Hill, where Lord Carnarvon, finder of King Tut's tomb is buried (supposedly upside down to get rid of the curse) is five minutes' drive away. It's close to the historic site of Combe Gibbet, which was once where two unfortunate executed bodies were exhibited, and these days is a spot where you can get far-reaching views into Newbury and Hampshire.

For towns, the shops, pubs, restaurants, bowling alley and soft play centre of Newbury are five miles or 15 minutes' drive away; seven miles away is the old market town of Hungerford, with cafés, pubs, antique shops and a monthly village market half a mile outside town, selling local produce, art and crafts.

Must see

  • Highclere Castle and Gardens (1.9 miles)
  • Uffington Castle, White Horse and Dragon Hill (17.7 miles)
  • Didcot Railway Centre (19.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Sandham Memorial Chapel (2.3 miles)
  • The Vyne (13.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Hollington Park Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hollington Park Glamping will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The pods are only suitable for up to 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and under. Adult occupancy cannot exceed this number, with no exceptions made.

Only acoustic instruments are allowed. Radio, music and TV players are not allowed.

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