Tune into nature without forgoing luxury at this super-stylish South Wiltshire glamping site. Cook under the stars, snooze under canvas and admire the thread-count for a perfect break.
Fancy your own private glamping site in fabulous countryside? This one at Milton Farm nestles in five acres of leafy hilltop surrounded by wildflowers and woodlands. It’s totally off-grid and set within an official Dark Skies Reserve and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are two bell tents, the most gorgeous shepherd’s hut (built by James the farmer) and a covered dining area. It’s not often you insta the toilet, but this compost one is the cutest. In fact every inch of this place has enormous style.
A second site (a few miles down the road) at Higher Mere Park Farm has three bell tents for sleeping and one for dining (plus shower and compost toilet). It’s a working dairy farm (and an interesting one – see @grass2beef365) with stunning views, possibly best admired from the wood-fired hot tub. It’s such an oh-so peaceful spot to cook on the fire-pit and dine under the stars.
Both sites are for the exclusive hire of small groups (up to around ten people), and would be dreamy for a reunion, hen party or weekend away. Or even, come to that, a week’s holiday – there’s so much to do in this corner of Wiltshire: art at Messums, the Fonthill Estate, some of the best food in the county at Pythouse Kitchen Garden, the Beckford Arms and Bird and Carter.
Bellorama really know how to put both the comfort and the glam into glamping – think sheepskin rugs, storm lanterns and wood-burning stoves at every turn. The eco side of things here is no greenwash, with real environmental considerations part of the fabric of the place.
The heart of Bellorama is Olivia, your host. She has an eye for detail that will make you weep (in a good way). Fresh flowers, hot water bottles in beds, fires lit, 100 Acres products, St Eval candles, fresh coffee in tents, extra blankets, heavenly beds and bed linen; everything is tip-top quality. And then there is the over-and-above: a strategically placed ukulele, a pair of binoculars – who knows what you will find, but it will be thoughtful and individual.
Bellorama is very much part of the local community and will recommend, and possibly deliver to your tent, the best the area has to offer in the way of food and activities – hampers, tours of the farm, sun printing with cyanotypes – they have all sorts up their sleeve. Incredible yoga retreats take place here together with solstice feasts. Like everything else, they manage to be both down-to-earth and totally luxe. The joy of the setting, the style, the detail, add up to a unique stay. They think of everything. All you have to do is turn up. And breathe.
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