Glamping The Cotswolds
Our Glamping in The Cotswolds is in shepherds huts and bell tents at Hill Farm near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. We are set in the middle of our 450 acre working farm and offer a friendly and peaceful holiday for guests and families seeking a relaxing break. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, riders or anyone who enjoys the countryside. On your arrival, enjoy a pot of tea and a slice of homemade cake. Then just relax, sit in the garden, look at the beautiful views, go for a walk around the farm or along the Oxford Canal towpath, hear the birds, and see the changing seasons.
JESTERS SHEPHERDS HUT
This romantic, solar powered shepherds hut has been customised for us and traditionally hand built by wonderful craftsman, using all natural wood. It is situated at the bottom of one of our paddocks, beside a small copse, and offers glamping accommodation. It has fabulous views up the hill, and guests can enjoy the gentle pace of the countryside which can help to relax and recharge our guests, with the sights and sounds of our sheep and the numerous wildlife around.
The hut has a king-sized double bed, with feather duvets and pillow, a woodburner to heat and boil a kettle on, and outside a eco-toilet, and a small shed with glamping cooking facilities! It also has a fire pit which can be used for cooking or warming you up, whilst you sit outside and look at the stars! Showers can be taken in our wonderful, quirky outdoor shower (gas powered) and changing hut beside the hut amongst the trees.
B AND B SHEPHERDS HUT
Guests can also stay in our very special 1800’s Shepherd’s Hut. Situated in an orchard below the main garden, it has fabulous westerly views and chickens, horses, birds, sheep and cattle as neighbours. A private shower / toilet is available just inside the farmhouse. Guests also have the choice of a full English breakfast in the farmhouse or your own uncooked breakfast delivered to you in a basket; a barbecue is also available to use upon request.
The B and B shepherds hut includes
- Standard double bed
- Feather duvet and pillows
- An antique settle
- An electric blanket
MACKIES AND UPPER NAVY – LOTUS BELLE TENTS
Stay in one of our two fully equipped Lotus Belle tents, Mackies and Upper Navy, named after the fields where they each live at Hill Farm. The bell tents each have king sized beds and thick duvets, so you can snuggle into a warm bed. At the heart of the tent is a wood burning stove, keeping you warm in all weathers, and will also make you a cup of tea or hot chocolate. We provide firewood to get you started, and can deliver more to your tent if you run out. All towels and linen are provided. Outside your tent are deck chairs and a kadai fire bowl, where you can toast marshmallows or use it to stay warm while you stargaze. Each tent has it’s own secluded area of the farm with a solar lit path at night, and an ingenious private eco loo just seconds away. A short walk from both tents is an outdoor heated shower set amongst the trees. Cooking facilities are found in a converted shipping container called ‘Ox Hovel’, which homes a small kitchen, table and chairs, and a garden oven for cooking.
THINGS TO DO
There is plenty of things for our guests to do – from walking either around our farm or the Oxford Canal towpath, a picnic on our hill, cooking your own delicious barbecues (there is a vintage sheep trough with herbs) walking to one of the local pubs, sitting in a deckchair and listening to the skylarks, reading, bird watching, playing croquet, or even going on a bike ride (vintage bikes supplied but not helmets!) if there are more than two of you, you could also book the other shepherds hut and bell tents for friends!
Hill Farm is a traditional mixed family farm, based around the medieval village of Priors Hardwick, on the Warwickshire border. It is 450 acres with the Oxford Canal cutting it in half. The farm has been in the family since 1938, and is now farmed on a day to day basis by Hugh Darbishire, son of Simon and Angela. We have grazing sheep and cows and farm arable crops. The farm also has a large area of land in conservation schemes.
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To the South lies
- Woodstock with Blenheim Palace
- Broughton Castle
To the West lies the honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds, such as
- National Herb Centre
- Gaydon Heritage Museum
To the North lies
- National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh
- Rugby, Birmingham, Warwick, Daventry & Coventry
- The NEC
- Garden Organic at Ryton
To the East lies Althorp and the Silverstone Circuit.
For those with sporting connections, there is eventing at Aston le Walls, Upton and Purston horse trials, racecourses at Stratford and Warwick, point to point meetings at Mollington, polo matches at the Dallas Burstson Polo Ground, golf at Hellidon Lakes, and Rugby Union at Northampton Saints.
We are also close to Cropredy for the Fairport Convention, within driving distance of Warwick and Kenilworth with their historic castles, Leamington Spa, the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon and all its Shakespearean connections and numerous pretty Warwickshire villages.
Prices for the B & B Shepherd’s Hut start from £70, and from £85 for Jester’s Shepherds Hut and the lotus belle tents.
Weekend bookings are for a minimum of two nights.
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