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- Peaceful furnished bell tents close to Blagdon Lake in rural Somerset
- Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole and Bath within a 45-minute drive
- Comfy beds with linen supplied; access to hot shower and firepit area
What a splendid location for a Somerset glamping stay – you could barely be any closer to Blagdon Lake unless you had your feet in the water. Pixie Bell Tents is in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Nempnett Thrubwell side of the lake, around 10 minutes’ drive from the shops and pubs in Blagdon village.
As you’d expect from such a pretty location, this area is top outdoor activity territory, with all sorts of trails around for walks and bike rides and fishing available on the lake. Days out are easily accessible too, with Bath, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole all within striking distance.
And the tents are equally lovely, set up in a large and well-kept meadow with access to a small woodland area that’s been kitted out with solar lights and a firepit for cosy outdoor evenings. You can bring your own charcoal/wood-burning firepit if you prefer but they’ll only be allowed in the designated area.
Each of the furnished tents has a double bed (bedding supplied) and two singles (bring your own bedding) but there’s no electricity so it’s a good idea to come along armed with your own lighting and a way to charge your phone if needed. (Wellies and waterproofs are also a good idea if you’re heading here outside of high summer – it can get a tad boggy in the meadow after very heavy rain). Music is permitted but only if it doesn't upset your neighbours and is turned off after 11pm.
Close to the tents are the shared facilities: a toilet/shower block (with flush loos and a hot shower), a small outdoor cooking area with gas hob and a cold-water washing-up area.
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Just came home from a lovely 2 night stay, beds …
Glamping, but without the pretence.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Link Road — 7.8 miles
7.8 miles Stockway North — 7.9 miles
- Train stations
Nailsea & Backwell Rail Station
— 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Parson Street Rail Station — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Yatton Rail Station — 7.7 miles
- Ferry ports
The Cottage Ferry Landing
— 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Nova Scotia Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Pumphouse Ferry Landing — 8.4 miles
Bristol International Airport
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Cardiff International Airport — 29.0 miles
Once you’ve taken a walk around the lake (and perhaps seen what sort of fish you can hook out of the waters), it’s time to explore more of your Somerset surroundings. If you’re after spectacular scenery, plan days out at the soaring cliffs of Cheddar Gorge and the underground caverns of Wookey Hole (both 25 minutes’ drive away).
All sorts of city sights are within easy reach here too: aim for the gorgeous Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Roman Baths in Bath (40 minutes), wander around the dinky city of Wells (half an hour) or explore the museums and waterfront in Bristol (35 minutes).
Elsewhere, there are independent shops and intriguing attractions galore in Glastonbury (40 minutes), or you can grab yourselves a seaside day (complete with a pier, donkey rides, fish and chips and various watersports) in Weston-super-Mare (35 minutes).
- Cheddar Caves & Gorge (5.2 miles)
- Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (7.2 miles)
- Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (7.5 miles)
- King John's Hunting Lodge (6.9 miles)
- Tyntesfield (7.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Pixie Bell Tents cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Pixie Bell Tents will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Pixie Bell Tents have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Pixie Bell Tents dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Pixie Bell Tents? Once you’ve taken a walk around the lake (and perhaps seen what sort of fish you can hook out of the waters), it’s time to explore more of your Somerset surroundings. If … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Pixie Bell Tents?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.