Ever spent a night in a Bell Tent? Have you any idea what a Bell Tent actually is? You’d be surprised how many people have no idea. A Bell Tent is a traditional style pitched canvas tent, usually cream in colour. Ours are on raised platforms and sleep between four and six people comfortably.
Our Bell Tents might look like standard tents from the outside – but inside it’s quite a different story. They are carpeted and comfortably furnished with proper mattresses to sleep on and high-quality linen and towels. It’s a long way from the basic camping of yesteryear. Staying in a Bell Tent is an easy way to begin camping and a wonderful experience for children of all ages.
We have five tents in our Bell Tent Village. The Saddleback and Dexter sleep four people each (one double and two single beds) and the La Grande sleeps six people in two double and two single beds. There are two Tamworth tents located close to one another on the same platform and they each sleep four people (one double and two single beds). They are ideal for two families or groups of friends who want to be together. Sometimes larger groups take the entire Bell Tent Village which accommodates 22 people.
We welcome lots of family groups and of course we’ve endless space for cousins to play and enjoy special time together. Our friendly staff are always on hand for advice, information and a helping hand.
This year the Bell Tent Village is open from May to September.
Visitors staying in our Bell Tents have full access to our campsite facilities including the communal fully equipped kitchen, chill-out space, hot showers, clay pizza oven and outdoor wood-burning hot tub. There is ample outdoor seating and eating areas, a fire pit and a large green area for fun and games. We also have a natural swimming pool for cooling dips.
On Thursdays we have guided farm tours which are a huge hit with visitors of all ages. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes of our 90-acre farm and a fascinating insight into the life of an organic farmer and artisan producer. Walk through the farm and see rare breed animals like Dexter cows and Tamworth pigs as well as the happy flock of chickens who provide free-range eggs. You’ll see fields filled with the barley used for the whiskey made at Slane Distillery as well as learning about eco-tourism, glamping and strawbale buildings. If you’d like to try a Bell Tent experience for yourself, check out availability on our website.