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  • Relaxed hilltop site in the grounds of a village pub
  • A 10-minute drive from Frome; half an hour from Bath city centre
  • High-spec, fully-furnished accommodation overlooking the Mells Valley

Cider, historic cities and a landscape of gorgeous green hills are just three reasons you might pick Somerset for your next break. See any overlap between the points above and your own holiday priorities? Then you'd do well to take a closer look at Glamping on the Hill, a family-friendly site in the Mells Valley.

As well as the cracking vistas you can take in from this hilltop vantage point, the site has a pub, The Vobster Inn, which serves up both cooling drinks and slap-up meals. For days out, Bath's Georgian circuses and terraces are an easy half-hour drive away; the smaller but equally visit-worthy cathedral city of Wells is about the same distance.

The smart accommodation here is set in spacious, natural-style grounds that young and old are sure to enjoy rambling through; every unit also comes with a firepit for when there's call for open-air stargazing and storytelling sessions. If you didn't get a chance to take Bath's thermal waters (or just fancy something more laidback), a hot tub is also available for those looking to sink into soothing bubbles.

Set in the hamlet of Lower Vobster, Glamping on the Hill is bordered by a pretty local river. For waterside wanders, walk or drive the mile and a half into Mells and join the Mells River Walk, a traffic-free trail that passes sluices, kilns, aqueducts and waterfalls. For food shopping or a trip to the cinema, meanwhile, Frome (10 minutes' drive) will be your go-to destination.

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An excellent site in beautiful and quiet location22/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pippin shepherd's hut (hot tub)
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    Lovely, clean, well equipped and maintained Shepherds hut, friendly and helpful staff, great hot tub!


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Beautiful view17/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJeanette R.Confirmed

  • Shawn shepherd's hut
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    The view from Shawn was just lovely. Everything was very clean. The hut itself was bigger than I expected and included a small TV. You can add a continental breakfast while you're there which was nice on the day of leaving. Ate at the Inn on the second night, food was very good. The walk up to Shawn is quite steep in places, but I managed with my crutches with no problem at all, and so worth it for the view. Owners are very help. Check-in nice and simple.


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Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool



Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams



Hikers’ paradise


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market


Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

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  • Lower Vobster, Frome, Somerset, England, BA3 5RJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2403°N 2.4241°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Victoria Hall B — 5.9 kilometres
Oakhill Primary School — 7.2 kilometres
Oakhill Primary School — 7.2 kilometres
Train stations
Frome Rail Station — 8.1 kilometres
Freshford Rail Station — 14.2 kilometres
Bruton Rail Station — 14.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing — 25.9 kilometres
Prince Street Bridge Ferry Landing — 26.1 kilometres
Temple Bridge (Bristol) Ferry Landing — 26.1 kilometres
Bristol International Airport — 25.8 kilometres


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

It's not the Serengeti, but it's the next best thing… 'It', of course, being Longleat Safari Park (25 minutes' drive), a family favourite whose notoriously cheeky monkeys, graceful big cats and cuddlier critters like armadillos and meerkats will likely be a holiday highlight for all animal fans. Afterwards, you'll also get the chance to admire Longleat House, an Elizabethan edifice with a large collection of artworks.

Bath (30 minutes) has similarly genteel vibes, with a pretty weir, canal trips, well-kept parks and landmark Georgian buildings to tick off. The city is also home to Sally Lunn's far-famed buns (or teacakes, if you want to get into that debate…), plus the Roman Baths, an abbey, a golf course and several museums. Into Jane Austen, astronomy, East Asian art or the postal system? You'll have plenty to play with here.

Half an hour away to the west are the cathedral city of Wells and Wookey Hole, a limestone cave and underground river system near the scenic slopes of Cheddar Gorge (35 minutes).

Must see

  • Longleat (11.8 kilometres)
  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (14.9 kilometres)
  • Wells Cathedral (15.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Westwood Manor (14.5 kilometres)
  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (14.8 kilometres)

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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  • What attractions are near Glamping on the Hill? It's not the Serengeti, but it's the next best thing… 'It', of course, being Longleat Safari Park (25 minutes' drive), a family favourite whose notoriously cheeky monkeys, graceful big cats and cuddlier … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glamping on the Hill?
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    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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

Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Sheddy McShedface.

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.

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

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

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

No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reception is closed from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.. No arrivals are permitted between these times.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

This area is not subject to city tax.

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