Come and experience the wilder side of Bressingham!
Nestled in a wildflower meadow, surrounded by trees, on the edge of the world renowned Bressingham Gardens, we can now offer our beautifully appointed bell tent.
Glamping at the Bressingham Gardens
Reserved for 2 adults only, the bell tent is designed for simple but luxurious comfort, with a kingsize bed, bespoke wooden furniture, and snug seating.
There is a wood burning stove for cosy nights in, and all the kit you need to prepare a meal for two. There is also a fire-pit for tranquil evenings, flame-gazing, and barbecuing.
Wake up to the sound of birdsong, and spend your days relaxing in the glade, wandering the many gardens, or exploring the Waveney valley and Norfolk-Suffolk countryside.
Off the Grid
The 5m bell tent is ‘off-grid’. However, guests are provided with a fully charged battery pack to power warm led-lighting inside the tent, and to recharge phones and tablets. Solar lighting guides your way outside, with added light from led-lanterns. There is no wifi – but there is excellent 4G coverage from EE. Mains water is available nearby. The toilet is nearby, and is an eco-friendly compost loo. There is no shower at present – but it is our next project!
Just come and relax!
Explore our gardens, unwind and find peace
Included in the price of your stay:
Access to the public gardens, from dawn until dusk, during your stay.
king bed made up – sheets, duvet, pillows and blanket throw
a basket of firewood, kindling and paper (extra firewood is available by request)
indoor wood burning stove and outdoor fire-pit, bbq basket, dry-powder fire extinguisher
gas stove, gas canister, pan set, crockery, cutlery, utensils, kettle, wine glasses, cafetierre, water container, washing bowl/brush/liquid, tea towel
fully charged usb power pack (no cables), led-lighting, solar lighting, 2 led lanterns
2 hot water bottles!
a tent padlock
private parking nearby (100m)
You may want to bring:
food for the barbecue or for simple meals, coffee and tea cool box with freezer packs or ice
sunglasses, sunscreen, sunhat
warm clothes, waterproof clothes and shoes
and a good book!
No dogs or pets
Fires only in the fire-pit and wood burning stove – dry wood only please. Check-in between 2pm-6pm, check-out before 11am
What you need to know
The Gardens are open to the public from 10.30am until 5pm – but the bell tent area is removed from the public area. The Steam Museum neighbours the Gardens to the East – you will hear train whistles and the Victorian carousel during the day. A small gauge steam engine runs through the Gardens and to the north of the bell tent area. In a separate area, Bressingham Hall – a Georgian Mansion – is available as a holiday-let property, and it’s neighbouring Barn hosts weddings and events. Foggy Bottom Garden is a privately owned and closed to all from 5pm.
Local attractions (please see our Attractions List for more)
The Bressingham Gardens
Bressingham Steam Museum
Wortham Ling, Knettishall Heath, Thetford Forest