Highway Hill

UK England South West England Wiltshire Avebury

  • Staggered showering times
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Boutique glamping and camping in the North Wessex Downs, with immediate access to the White Horse Trail

Some places leave a lasting impression as soon as you arrive. The North Wessex Downs is one example, the undulating downland and ancient forests rightfully inspiring literary greats. Highway Hill is another, a rural idyll with a clutch of shepherd’s huts and bell tents in a quiet paddock beyond a farm. And, since 2021, there’s even a tiny pop-up campsite, too, so those with their own tents can also come and share in a slice of the quiet country pie.

Down a single lane road, guests arrive to a yard of farm buildings before spilling out to a parking area with the glamping paddock beyond. Shepherd’s huts are tucked beneath birch trees, featuring fitted beds, wood-burners and fully equipped kitchens, making them the natural choice for a romantic break. The bell tents, meanwhile, are slightly more spacious (sleeping up to six people) and cater nicely to families. Inside, bunting abounds, fairy lights festoon the central pole and thoughtful little touches like vintage trunks, vibrant throws and a wood burner mean the bells are equally inviting on cooler evenings.

In the height of summer, meanwhile, the pop-up campsite (the ‘Windmill Hill’) also appears, set in a separate meadow and with its own portable-style toilets, gas-powered showers and a communal kitchen tent. There are bell tents in this camping area, too, those these don’t have wood-burners since they’re geared up for the warmth of summer. All guests also have access to additional toilets and a disabled-access shower near the reception and car park area.

What’s notable at Highway Hill is the clear thought that’s gone in to every detail. There are conscientious extra touches like hammocks and high-chairs and, for glampers, basic provisions, from tea and porridge to lanterns and linen, are all supplied. They recently added wood-fired hot tubs you can book, too, after feedback from their glampers.

Both on site and off there’s ample to entertain. There are pygmy goats and alpacas to meet and there are plenty of footpaths leading straight from the farm. The long-distance White Horse Trail runs up the slope opposite the entrance, leading to the Cherhill White Horse, one of 13 iconic equine chalk figures that dot the Wiltshire hillsides. The mysterious stone circles at Avebury and the neolithic burial tomb at West Kennet Barrow are also nearby, while the Georgian-Roman splendour of Bath is 45 minutes away. So you can do a whistle-stop tour of England through the ages before returning to your timeless retreat in the hills.

Details

Facilities

In the Highway Hill area: Shepherds huts are fully electric and each sleep two in a fitted double bed (all bedding, linen and towels provided). Each feature a wood-burning stove and a compact, well-equipped kitchen area, with a fridge, cool box, cooking hob and basic foods (see Food & Drink), plus a fire bowl outside. Bell tents sleep up to four or up to six people (a double and two single futons, and six single futons respectively). There's no electricity in the bell tents but there are ample battery-powered fairy lights and a wood-burning stove, along with bunting and bohemian decor. There are two showers and three toilets next to the glamping area, with another three toilets and a shower next to the reception (one of which is wheelchair accessible) and the communal kitchen for all glampers to use. All Highway Hill guests have access to the large communal fire pit (complimentary firewood is provided). The Highway Hill area also has two wood-fired hot tubs, which you can hire privately for you stay.

In the Windmill Hill area: The Windmill Hill campsite has two gas-heated showers, two brand new portable-style toilets and guests can also use the three toilets and the shower next to the reception building as well. There is a communal outdoor kitchen (where there are also electric sockets for charging devices) and there is a campfire bowl at each pitch. There are pre-pitched and furnished bell tents in the Windmill Hill area, too, the only real difference with the bell tents in the Highway Hill area being that the Windmill ones do not have wood-burning stoves inside. For campers and glampers alike, there are board games, cards and jigsaws to borrow, plus maps and books detailing local walks and flora and fauna.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, tents, couples, families and exclusive hire of the whole site – yes. Campervans, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

There are plenty of fantastic walks starting close by, including a pleasant seven-mile trek to the local Cherhill White Horse, one of numerous chalky equine hill figures found across Wiltshire. A 15 minute drive away lies the ancient stone circles of Avebury, along with a museum and various other attractions in the village including the National Trust owned Avebury Manor (01672 538016). There are also several other Neolithic sites in the region, such as West Kennet Long Barrow. The Georgian stately home, Bowood House (01249 812102), is about a 15 minute drive away and features a famous adventure playground for the little ones, as well as stunning grounds designed by Capability Brown. The iconic city of Bath, with its Roman and Georgian attractions, is also just 45 minutes away.

Food & Drink

Basic provisions such as milk, tea, coffee, sugar, and oats, are supplied on arrival. Guests are welcome to use the oven, microwave and other cooking facilities in the main kitchen, and pre-made meals can be ordered too. The White Horse Inn (01249 813118), found about two miles away in Compton Bassett, offers a sophisticated spin on pub grub classics, The Dumb Post (01249 813192), run by Richard and Beth, has amazing views and delicious food, and the Hop Chapel (07889 078648) is the perfect setting for a scrumptious beer whilst watching the sun set.

Open

Highway Hill (glamping) is open March–November. The Windmill (camping) is open July–September.

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The Owner Says

Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life in order to get back to nature is incredibly important for our wellbeing. Set deep in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, Highway Hill provides luxury outdoor accommodation for families and couples who love the outdoor life but don’t want to compromise on comfort. We’re located at the end of a leafy country lane in 100-acres of private land within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a stunning landscape of ancient woods, gently meandering chalk streams and rolling downland.

Even though we do say so ourselves, staying at Highway Hill is a very special experience; one that’s perfect for seasoned campers and newbies alike. You can choose a romantic, hand-crafted shepherd’s hut for two or spend a night under canvas in one of our comfy and spacious family-sized bell tents; our Hayloft venue is perfect for special occasions, meetings, classes and group events. In exciting news, we now also have a second campsite, operating for only 8 weeks over the summer. The site is on our Windmill Hill field and will house two fully furnished bell tents and four pitch-your-own camping plots.

Our accommodation is finished to an extremely high standard and we also have two wood fired hot tubs new for 2021. Wood burning stoves offer warm, cosy nights in whilst our futons and soft, snuggly bedding make for a dreamy night’s sleep. Spend the evenings barbecuing on one of the many fire pits then, as night falls, toast marshmallows, share stories or while away the night watching the dying embers before drifting off to sleep under the stars.

Easy to find, yet hidden away, Highway Hill offers the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Simply turn up, switch off and immerse yourselves in nature.

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Social Distancing Measures

  • Key collection via key safes means no contact needed with staff.
  • Every accommodation unit and camping pitch is allocated its own WC for sole use during your stay.
  • Additional cleaning services implemented, using the healthy We Are Probiotic and Ecover cleaning products.
  • Our communal Safari Tent has a choice of time slots for your use, with cleaning products for the guest changeover.
  • Our site is naturally spacious with 100 acres of countryside to help with social distancing.

Accommodation

Three shepherds’ huts (each sleeping two people) and a pair of family-sized bell tents (one sleeping four, the other sleeping six).

Gabriel Oak

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Staying in one of our Shepherd’s huts is a chance to experience country living in a beautifully romantic and relaxed setting, while surrounded by the peace and quiet of the English countryside. At the end of a busy day exploring, curl up under the Egyptian cotton bed linen, enjoying both the toasty warmth and ambience of the hut’s wood burner.

Chloe

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Staying in one our Shepherds huts is a chance to experience country living in a beautifully romantic and relaxed setting, while surrounded by the peace and quiet of the English countryside. At the end of a busy day exploring, curl up under the Egyptian cotton bed linen, enjoying both the toasty warmth and ambience of the hut’s wood burner.

Perdita

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Staying in one of our Shepherd’s huts is a chance to experience country living in a beautifully romantic and relaxed setting, while surrounded by the peace and quiet of the English countryside. At the end of a busy day exploring, curl up under the Egyptian cotton bed linen, enjoying both the toasty warmth and ambience of the hut’s wood burner.

Annabel

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Find yourself sleeping under the stars in beautiful luxury bell tents, a modern approach to camping. Each bell tent is fitted with insect screens, air vents and wood burning stoves.

Isabel

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Find yourself sleeping under the stars in beautiful luxury bell tents, a modern approach to camping. Each bell tent is fitted with insect screens, air vents and wood burning stoves.

Peggy - Pop Up Site

Bell tent Sleeps 4
A beautifully fully furnished 5m bell tent in our brand new pop up site, Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Sleeps up to 4 persons.

Guy - Pop up site

Bell tent Sleeps 4
A beautifully furnished 5m bell tent in our brand new pop up site, Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Sleeps up to 4 persons.

Herdwick - Pitch Your Own - Pop Up site

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A private pitch-your-own space in our brand new pop up site, the Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Up to 4 persons included in rate. Additional of maximum 2 x persons charged as extra.

Ryeland - Pitch Your Own - Pop up site

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A private pitch-your-own space in our brand new pop up site, the Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Up to 4 persons included in rate. Additional of maximum 2 x persons charged as extra.

Shetland - Pitch Your Own - Pop up site

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A private pitch-your-own space in our brand new pop up site, the Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Up to 4 persons included in rate. Additional of maximum 2 x persons charged as extra.

Hebridean - Pitch Your Own - Pop up site

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A private pitch-your-own space in our brand new pop up site, the Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Up to 4 persons included in rate. Additional of maximum 2 x persons charged as extra.

Merino - Pitch Your Own - Pop up site

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A private pitch-your-own space in our brand new pop up site, the Windmill Hill at Highway Hill. Up to 4 persons included in rate. Additional of maximum 2 x persons charged as extra.

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Location

Contact Highway Hill, The Barnyard, Highway, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8SR

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Getting There

Highway Hill and the Windmill Hill pop up site are easily accessible from the M4, from either Junction 16 (Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett) or Junction 17 (Chippenham). More detailed instructions will be sent upon completion of booking.

The nearest train stations are Swindon and Chippenham, and the 55 bus can take you from either of these to the nearest bus stop at The Duke in Hilmarton. Highway Hill is about two and a half miles away from the bus stop, so you will need to arrange a taxi for the final stretch. Alternatively, a pre-booked taxi from Swindon or Chippenham will cost around £25.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 51 reviews

★★★★★

A truly wonderful experience.

Wonderful hosts Esther and Chris made us feel welcome straight away. Set in the stunning Wiltshire countryside. This place is an absolute gem. The facilities were immaculately clean, and everything provided for including bedding and towels. The on site personal hot tubs are a great touch and the log burner within the bell tent was just heaven. There are an array of animals on site where your children can spend an hour with them under the guidance of Dave the farmer….which our kids loved There are many wonderful walks to go on and also some lovely places to eat. Staying here will not disappoint. We had a truly wonderful time and are hoping to return next year.

Response from Highway Hill

Wow! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and our gorgeous spot here. And reviews like yours make it all so much better! We really hope to welcome you back again soon, thank you again! Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Perfect hen party coop!

The shepherds huts, bell tent and safari tent set in beautiful Wiltshire countryside make the perfect location for a hen party! Cosy places to sleep with the all important communal space to gather and celebrate! Thank you Highway Hill for offering the perfect venue to host a party. We can’t wait to return to celebrate our grandad’s 90th next summer!

Response from Highway Hill

Ah thanks Rebecca for leaving a review! So happy to have hosted you and that you enjoyed the hen weekend! Really looking forward to having you back! Thanks again, Chris, Esther, Ruth, Jeremy and all the team at Highway Hill x
★★★★☆

Relaxing, picturesque, cosy

We recently stayed at the Gabriel oak shepherds hut. We had a lovely time away and came back so relaxed. The facilities were very clean and tidy. The bed was so comfy and we had such good sleep whilst there. The only additions I would make to the property are that the huts could be more private from eachother and the equipment used to make fires whilst there are more sufficient and easier to use. Would definately recommend.
Sep 14, 2021 by Aimee Ford Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you for leaving a review Aimee, so glad you had a relaxing break! Thank you also for the feedback, we take all comments on board with the aim to improve each stay for our guests. We do hope to welcome you here again. Many thanks again, Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill
★★★★★

Wonderful, relaxing and perfect getaway!

My partner and I stayed in one of the Shepherd Huts and had a wonderful time. All facilities were great and very well looked after. We made use of the hot tub and very much enjoyed it! Great and helpful staff, lovely area for cyclists too.
Sep 12, 2021 by Lyn Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review Arwyn! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and the cycling! We hope to welcome you again soon, Esther, Chris and the Highway Hill team x
★★★★★

Countryside glamping at its best!!✨

We stayed for 4 nights at Highway Hill. We had a Shepherds Hut and a Bell Tent and it was just perfect! Literally everything you needed was there. The beds were so comfy. Plenty of room and the space for my little one to run around was exactly what we needed. The farmyard animals are the cutest, all with picturesque views of the countryside and the gorgeous sunflower field. We also paid for the wood fired hot tub which was well worth it. All the facilities come with plenty of instructions so you are basically left to it and nothing is too much hassle. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Thank you highway hill for making our first family glamping experience so special!☺️

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so much for this review Nicola, and we're so happy you enjoyed your first family glamping experience! We hope to see you back here again soon! Many thanks from Esther, Chris, Ruth and all here at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Delighful spot well equipped with fabulous views

We stayed on a self pitch plot at the end of the summer holidays, its a nice sheltered field between woods on a hillside with great views to the west ,- would be great for watching the sun go down - we had a bit of cloud when we stayed so will have to try that another time .The plots are generously sized and clearly marked out, each with a fire pit. The kitchen, toilets and showers etc are basic but clean and well equipped, with many of the things you might have forgotten. Also there are games and table football..The site is just off the whitehorse trail so great for walks, and the views from the top of the hill are worth the climb. We will definitely be back hopefully to catch a sunset
Sep 2, 2021 by Jeremy Gill

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you Jeremy for this review, we really appreciate it. We do really hope you get that sunset when you next visit - they are spectacular, we promise! So we hope to welcome you again. Many thanks from Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill.
★★★★★

Rural bliss

We stayed here on the Windmill hill pop up site and camped in our tent. The location is very rural with easy access to nearby towns with great facilities and plenty to do and see. The views are wonderful and it's so peaceful we didn't want to leave. There are lovely walks from the site to take in the beautiful countryside. The facilities were immaculately clean and tidy and very well considered. The owners were friendly and welcoming and communicated clearly when booking. I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable camping trip I have experienced, I am often a reluctant camper and am notoriously hard to please but this was close to perfect.

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you Louise for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay - close to perfect?! What more could we ask for :) We really hope to see you back here again next year! Thanks again, from Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Lovley Bank Holiday weekend

Great location with a beautiful view, we stayed on the pitch your own site which had great facilities and easy to access walks from the camp.
Aug 31, 2021 by Luke Hopkins Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us Luke, we hope to see you again next year! Many thanks, Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill.
★★★★★

Perfect venue for family get together

Fabulous venue for an extended family get-together (we had two bell tents & two shepherds huts), plus wood fired hot tub. We had a wonderful weekend getter together as a family of 10. The safari tent provided a great focus for meals and bonfire was perfect for late night marshmallow toasting. Hot tub a huge success with kids. Shepherds huts were super warm and cozy for the older generation who had never been camping/glamping before and perfectly kitted out for all their needs. Bell tents were spacious and comfortable for families with kids. Shower/toilet block was clean and well stocked. Dave’s animal tour was a highlight for both kids and adults! Esther was so helpful throughout our stay. We will definitely be back.

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you for this lovely review Annyck, I'm so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back here again! Very many thanks, from all of us here at Highway :) Esther x
★★★★★

Lovely setting and excellent accommodation

We returned for a second year and will go again. Lovely, peaceful setting and excellent, clean accommodation. Great for an extended family booking. Granny loves being in the shepherd’s hut! We all love the intimacy of the site, the bell and kitchen tents, the fire pit, the animals and the local walks. Silbury Hill/ Avebury/ West Kennet long barrow is a fantastic circular walk a few miles away. Really special place.
Aug 29, 2021 by Julia F Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review Julia! We're so happy you enjoyed another stay here with us, and great to hear you will be back! We look forward to welcoming you all again! Thanks so much, Esther, Chris, Ruth, Jeremy and all at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Lovely 5m bell tent

Well firstly I would like to say how lovely the pop up bell tent was. We stayed in guy and it was very cosy and comfy the beds were extremely comfortable and well set out with a gorgeous colour scheme. Chris and Esther were so helpful and were great hosts. Toilets were very clean and the showers were nice and hot and spacious. It has everything you need to cook and store your food with a cute tin trailer with all your utensils to hand. If the weather is nice the sunset is to die for you won’t be disappointed. This place is ideal for couples and families and is still fairly new with the added bell tents and it will only get better. Couldn’t book the hot tubs unfortunately as they were fully booked so get in quick if you want one with your stay.
Aug 20, 2021 by Chris Tookey Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you Chris for this really amazing review. We are just thrilled that you loved the site and it was such a pleasure to hear how much you and your daughters were enjoying it! It makes all the work worthwhile :) We hope to see you back here .. and we are working on getting a hot tub up the tub for next year, fingers crossed! Thanks again - Esther, Chris, Ruth, Matthew and all the Highway Hill team.
★★★★★

An amazingly peaceful site for a lovely back to nature break.

The team were warm, friendly and very helpful. We stayed at the newly opened Windmill Hill Pop-Up site at Highway Hill, on one of 4 “pitch your own tent” pitches. There were also two glamping pre-pitched bell tents, and a very well stocked camp kitchen (brilliant for us camping novices who may just have forgotten a thing or two!!), including a freezer for ice-blocks, and solar electricity to charge up phones/tablets. The Toilets and showers and the camp kitchen were spotlessly clean, antibacterial wipes left in the toilets and hand sanitiser was provided which was reassuring for us. The view was amazing and lots of space for the children to run around and play, and it felt very safe as cars must remain parked at the edge of the field. The individual pitches were very large too, fitting our 5m bell tent with ease, although they are on a bit of a slope. The only thing that could have improved out stay was either the grass being cut a bit shorter or some pathways cut through the grass to the carpark, toilets and kitchen as with the rainy weather and the morning dew the grass was very wet, meaning lots of wet shoes, socks and trousers. However, we loved staying there so much that we extended our stay for an extra two nights.

Response from Highway Hill

Thanks Katy for taking the time to leave this review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and made use of the facilities, and that you found them clean and useful! Thank you for your important feedback too re the grass - we have now been able to cut the grass and have pathways as you suggest to the facilities, I can only apologies this wasn't done in time for your stay. But so happy you extended and we hope to see you back again! Esther and Chris and all at Highway Hill.
★★★★★

Glamping glory.

From my initial phone call to the last goodbye, we had a wonderful experience at Highway Hill. Our shepherds hut was so beautiful, cosy and comfy. The hot tub was a real bonus and the field and surroundings just lovely. A great touch was the option to order delicious home cooked prepared meals to deliver to you at the campsite. And a real highlight was Dave, the farmer who gave us a wonderful session where we met his beloved animals. We'll be back!
Aug 3, 2021 by A WOOD Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

We're so glad to hear you had a great stay at Highway Hill, and that Heather and Dave ensured it was extra amazing! We will be sure to pass on your comments, thanks so much. We will see you soon! Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill
★★★★★

Peace and quiet

.It is a peaceful relaxing space . Staff are friendly & extremely helpful . Everything you need is there ,from comfy beds and blankets to you’re own shower cubicle . Lots of space and waking up to a field of sunflowers every morning what more could one ask for ! Many thanks to Esther & Chris and not forgetting Dave with all his animal knowledge !
Jul 31, 2021 by clair.f Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

Clair, thank you so much for this review, we're always so happy to read our guests have had a lovely relaxing stay. And we totally agree re the sunflowers - just gorgeous! We hope to see you back again :) Esther, Chris and all here at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Perfect weekend away with friends

This year was our third consecutive stay at Highway Hill; it’s such a special place that each time we go with more people and take over more of the site - this year we booked it out exclusively which was amazing. If you have a big enough group (or nearly big enough group) then I can thoroughly recommend doing that as it’s just so relaxing to have the run of the whole place and such a great way to go away as a group. The site is small and contained, the tents / shepherds huts immaculate, the central safari tent excellent as a group base (esp during any rain) and the toilets/showers perfectly clean. The addition of the log burning hot tubs is also great, unexpectedly the perfect thing to do when the rain comes in on a Sunday afternoon ;-). Chris and the team could not have been more welcoming and we’re already planning next year’s visit (it’s that good!)
Jul 30, 2021 by Lucy J

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you Lucy for such a wonderful review! We're so glad you and the group had a relaxing stay, and we love that you keep coming back with more people - do please come again! So we hope to see you next year, many thanks, Chris, Esther, Ruth and all the team at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Amazing, a dream holiday.

Highway Hill was an amazing glamping experience for our family of 6. It was a hidden gem in the beautiful countryside and you couldn't ask for anymore. I feel like I Iived a dream for few days, watching the sunset while dipping in the hot tub, the moon rising through trees from the far, listening to the bleating goats in the farm and looking at the far-away forest.The site has facilities, well equipped kitchens, clean toilets and showers and very good customer service from the lovely staff. We wish to visit again in future. My special thanks to Esther, Chris and Dave.

Response from Highway Hill

Hi Fazeena! This review managed to slip past our notice, I don't know how as its such a lovely review - thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back here again. Thanks so much and we hope you're having a lovely rest of the summer! Esther, Chris and all at Highway Hill x
★★★★★

Great set up, beautiful setting

Communication and emails with the team at Highway Hill were very clear which made arrival, getting the key and settling in an absolute breeze. We stayed in Perdita and the hut was neat, clean, bed was made, and found everything we needed for a comfortable stay! So many nice little touches and decorations as well. The area outside the hut was great also with table and chairs and the kadai fire bowl, perfect for eating dinner and watching the sunset (the site faces West and the horizon is far so chances of a great sunset are high!) The toilet & shower facilities were also kept clean and no issues with other guests on site. We did make use of the hot tub which was another nice way to watch the sunset. Location is excellent too in close proximity to an infinite number of nice walks and great views. I would 100% recommend staying here!! Thanks to the whole team at Highway Hill :D

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so so much for such an amazing review Samuel, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the sunsets and walks! We really hope to have you back to stay again! Esther, Chris, Ruth and all at Highway Hill :D
★★★★★

A very special stay

Perdita served me well. Beautifully equipped, very cosy. Whole site so well maintained in a great location, especially for walkers. Using the eco hot tub in the evenings was the cherry on the cake. A wonderful experience watching the beautiful sunsets with a glass of bubbly in hand. My stay was made very special by the caring, helpful staff. A site that I would totally recommend. All facilities were well maintained and very clean. Well worth a return visit at some point.

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so much Jennifer for this wonderful review. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and found the peace and quiet you wanted. Also so glad you enjoyed the hot tub! We look forward to welcoming you again, Esther, Chris, Ruth and the Highway Hill team x
★★★★★

Magical and luxurious glamping!!

We really could not have asked for a more magical time. The intimate size of the site and how few others are around really makes you feel part of nature, and the views are gorgeous. My partner has never been camping before and I thought glamping would be a good introduction... there were so many special touches which brought added comfort in the excellent set up at Highway Hill and my partner is now totally sold on glamping! The only problem is anywhere else might be a bit of a let down now... (genuine worry!). The wetroom and loo facilities are really clean and comfortable which made such a difference. The set up was fantastic for kids too - made it very easy to have a 2.5 year old in tow (who got to enjoy more independence and nature than ever before and was BEAMING - and fast asleep- at the end of each day). The experience of a session with Dave and Ewe was also a really special part of the weekend and I would recommend it! All in all - we will definitely be back - with the rest of the family!
Jun 1, 2021 by Kyah Mufti Verified Review

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so so much Kyah for this wonderful review :) So happy to hear you had a magical time! It is such a special place and we're so happy you could enjoy it too. I'll also pass on your comments to Dave and Ewe and all the animals ;) We absolutely look forward to welcoming you, and all your family, back again soon. Thanks so much, from Esther, Chris, Ruth and all the Highway Hill team
★★★★★

Stunningly Beautiful Site

Highway Hill is a beautiful, peaceful site with high quality accommodation. The 3 shepherds' huts and 2 bell tents are all super clean and well equipped. Our barbecue was excellent. The views and sunsets were amazing. The team were very helpful and the new hot tubs are now ready for use. We are really looking forward to visiting again.
May 29, 2021 by Sian Middleton

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so much Sian for this lovely review! We absolutely loved having you and Keith stay with us and are so glad you had a good time. We hope to see you here again soon! Maybe Chloe next time?! :) Thanks again, Esther, Chris, Ruth and the Highway Hill team 
★★★★★

Simply the best glamping experience I have ever had!

We had booked the whole site and we had a wonderful truly memorable stay. It didn’t matter that it rained and was quite chilly, we were perfectly snug by the fire inside the safari tent or toasting marshmallows by the outside fire pit. There was so much attention to detail we were all so impressed. Small touches like an eye mask on each bed and a little medical kit in each place. It was spotlessly clean as well. The children and the adults loved the animals and we wholeheartedly recommend booking in a tour of the animals with Dave. We also had a yoga class while we were there which was glorious. Can not recommend this place enough!
Aug 31, 2020 by Victoria Dacey

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Victoria! We really appreciate your kind words and are thrilled that you had such a lovely week. Hope you can make it next year; it would be great to see you all again. Best wishes, Claire, Ruth and the Highway Hill Team. :)
★★★★★

Amazing place, Spotlessly clean, Attention to detail, Friendly awesome and unique experince with the farm animals

From the minute we all arrived we could not believe how beautiful Highway Hill Farm was. We hired the 3 Shepherds Huts each one was different and kitted out with everything we needed. The equipment looked new, sparkly and spotlessly clean. The extra facilities a kitchen - shower block was just for our exclusive use because of Covid. The owners had thought of everything. Antiseptic gel at lots of points. We enjoyed campfires barbqs stay gazing at night. Our whole family did not want to leave this lovely place - full of Zen and happiness. A local artist had created a meadow experience for the children to run around and a throne bench in the middle which meant hours of imaginary games. All fenced and gated ...so safe! We all joined in the walking Alpacas experience with Farmer Dave and Farmyard visit...this was an experince we will never forget as we learnt all about the rescue animals. Our whole family would highly recommend this holdiay.!
★★★★★

Excellent!

Staying in the bell tents felt like a proper glamping experience! Warm, welcoming and cosy with lovely attention to detail. Beautiful setting with plenty to do in the surrounding area. The children loved the farm animals on site. Staff could not have been more accommodating. Highly recommend.
Aug 15, 2020 by Clare
★★★★★

Just perfect. Exceeded our expectations.

Wonderfully warm welcoming without being the slightest bit intrusive. Stayed in bell Tents and they were really comfortable with lots of lovely finishing touches - bunting, fairy lights, blankets and even eye masks!. Spotlessly clean. The highway hill Team have thought of every home comfort without detracting from the outdoor experience. Setting utterly beautiful. Children just adored their time with the farm animals courtesy of “Dave and ewe”. Plenty to do in the surrounding area for adults and children alike. Loved our time there and will definitely go back.
Aug 15, 2020 by Genevieve
★★★★★

Fabulous!

My nine-year-old daughter and I had a blissful three nights at Highway Hill, staying in Daphnis and Chloe shepherd's hut. The hut is so thoughtfully equipped, and gorgeously cosy when it rains. The bed was really comfortable, the cooking facilities more than adequate for simple meals and the whole thing the perfect combination of indoor luxury and outdoor living. Really fun to have goats and sheep on site, and we took the alpacas walking with Dave who was so generous with his time and knowledge, a definite highlight. Staff were super nice and welcoming. We'd love to come back and have no hesitation in recommending this site to anyone wanting a tranquil and special getaway.
★★★★★

FANTASTIC, COSY AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

Me and my husband stayed at Highway Hill for his birthday, we had a fantastic time. The sheperds hut (Preditha) was so comfy and cosy, we also had some friends come around to join us for food and they loved the place, definitely recommend any one who would like to experience camping with comfort :-D
★★★★★

Blissful!

We’ve just returned from a truly wonderful five days at Highway Hill. We went as a family of five (in the Isabel tent) with my 72 year old Mum staying in the Gabriel Oak Shepherd Hut (with her own loo! A definite bonus). We arrived in glorious sunshine and gasped with delight when we saw the interior of our tent. Everything was scrupulously clean and so carefully thought through. It was brilliant having a dedicated loo and shower as it meant we could leave our bits and bobs in there for the duration of the week. The location was perfect as a base to explore the area, although our kids would have been perfectly happy doing nothing more than romping around the field, feeding the goats and leaping from log to log round the communal fire pit! We went to Avebury, Bowood House and had a fabulous morning with Dave and his animals. Highly recommend. The Safari tent was brilliantly equipped. Our big mistake was bringing lots of camping and cooking equipment we didn’t need! Camping chairs, tinfoil, salt and pepper, cooking utensils, torches etc etc. Even eye masks were provided. It really was an all round fabulous experience and very good value for money. We’ll be back for sure.
Jul 25, 2020 by Sarah Sudea Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely Peaceful Stay with Caring Staff

We were a group of 3 close friends and stayed in one of the huge bell tents - we had never been 'glamping' before, and it was such a treat to have so much space and to enjoy the little touches which allowed us to feel very comfortable. We found the safari tent very helpful as it has everything you may need for cooking, or dining/relaxing inside if it is raining. We found the cleanliness standards to be very high and well thought out. We also enjoyed a BBQ out in the sunshine... and our neighbours enjoyed a beautiful campfire one evening. All the staff were very responsive to our questions and queries, and were very caring and friendly (Thank you Ruth and Claire!). A wonderful stay and we would love to return one day!
Jul 22, 2020 by Lucy Chan Verified Review
★★★★★

Very nice

Bell tent was very nice , clean and had all we needed in it , as well as the safari tent which was well stocked and very useful. Staff were really friendly and helpful, animals were really nice as well. I great place to stay.
Jul 21, 2020 by Steve Finn
★★★★★

Fantastic space for a large group celebration

We celebrated my dad's 60th birthday at Highway Hill and the space was absolutely perfect for us 7 adults and 4 children. Haig's Hut made it so that we had a brilliant communal area to cook and hang out together, while the individual accommodations were really comfortable and quaint. Highly recommend the animal experience with Farmer Dave - our whole group loved hanging out with the miniature goats, rabbits, donkeys, alpacas... (especially the adults!) Overall a fantastic space for a relaxing weekend away, especially for a group celebration. Beautiful views, peaceful setting, and comfy accommodation. Highly recommended.
★★★★★

awesome place

best place to stay , you want for nothing
★★★★★

Fantastic Glamping Site

A fantastic glamping site set deep into the countryside just outside Calne. Calm, peaceful and kitted our perfectly for a family of 4 to spend 5nights in a bell tent in luxury comfort. Great separate cooking area and hot powerful showers always a winner in my book. On a lovely farm and the children (3&7) loved helping the farmer take his goats for a walk around the area, checking on the other animals he has rescued. Will definitely be returning. Loads to do in the area and even the bad weather was not a damper, as no bogs or muddy areas, despite nearly 24hrs constant heavy rain on the first day!
Sep 1, 2019 by Jon Golightly
★★★★★

The perfect way to spend a weekend without a care in the world!

Highway was a special place to visit in so many ways! We stayed in Gabriel Oak which was the perfect balance between outdoor living with indoor luxuries! Every little detail was so thought out from the eggs and local apple juice on arrival to the fairy lights and cosy wood burner! We feel really blessed to have experienced a piece of the Wiltshire countryside, so peaceful and lush! But to top it all off what made our trip was the well cared for, curious and kind animals that graze on your doorstep! We were lucky enough to get close up and personal with the animals with a wonderful experience with Dave! We made friends with the alpacas (Clive and Prince to be precise) and we’re always greeted beautifully by the cheeky goats! Dave was so warm and told us wonderful stories of the farm and the local area, couldn’t have asked for more!
Aug 20, 2019 by Caroline Verified Review
★★★★★

A magical place

My group of 12 have just experienced a truly magical 5 days at Highway Hill. The setting is beautiful and surrounded by countryside and animals of all kinds ! Alpacas too ,all cared for by farmer Dave. Special thanks to Bianca for all her hard work in making our stay feel loving and warm, and we highly recommend you visit this beautiful place. Don’t forget The Scientist 😉 Rob x
Jul 25, 2019 by Rob
★★★★★

Perfect campsite, wonderful experience

We came here as a group of 22 and had the best time, it exceeded all expectations. The large central tent was a total game changer and all the facilities were excellent. We are already planning a return trip. Thanks to Anna and Bianca for all the help in booking too x
Jul 23, 2019 by Lynds
★★★★★

Magical, easily the most wonderful glamping site I have been to

We had an unforgettable weekend with friends at Highway Hill. I grew up a few miles away so know the area well but the site exceeded my expectations in so many ways. We were in a party with two other families and we used the communal cooking facilities to produce a Lebanese style BBQ feast in the evening and had the firebowls burning until late. Our children ranged from 1 to 10 and they adored the freedom of the site. My 4 year old got to walk a group of baby goats and cuddle a duckling. Adults loved the views and sunset and peace (swallows, goats, sheep) are all you can hear. The large communal tent provides plenty of space and warmth if weather deteriorates. We actually ended up just hanging out at the campsite for the weekend with books, a slackline, badminton, animal visits and bacon sandwiches we really didn't need to go far. If I went back I would have done more exploring to Avebury stone circle and the Longbarrow, White Horse pub, and all the lovely walks across the downlands. This is a special place!
Jun 24, 2019 by Jess Whiskin
★★★★★

Lovely Overnight Stay!

We stayed in the shepherd hut overnight , everything we needed supplied , spotlessly clean and very friendly staff, Believe me you will NOT get cold if the weather turns the wood burner does an amazing job .We did an Archery activity with a group whilst there . There are lovely walks and cute animals and Alpaca /goat walking I had done this previos when we did Bell tents and well worth with a group of children. ;Looking forward to going again
Jun 17, 2019 by linda Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect setting for real quality time with the family

We booked all three shepherd's huts and the bell tents to cater for a family get together to celebrate a 21st birthday. We were a party of 12 and there was more than enough space for everyone to spread out and equally to sit around the dinner table together and later the sofas for family games. The site facilities are finished to a very high standard and it is exceptionally well equipped. You can tell the team really care about your experience as there are thoughtful touches throughout, like milk, eggs, juice, tea etc. and some other foods available in each hut. There were even little torches provided, as well as plenty of wood for the fire. The site has its own woodland and you can access footpaths without having to go on any roads. The surrounding area is just stunningly beautiful. The animals are gorgeous and Dave, who looks after them, is so welcoming and inclusive. You feel involved from the minute you arrive and if you're looking for a farm experience, this would be the place to go. We finished off the evening sat around the campfire toasting marshmallows. It was such a wonderful experience and we've made memories that we'll cherish. I had visited the site before staying, so I knew we were in for a treat but it exceeded my expectations and was just perfect. Thanks to the whole team for all the work that goes into making this such a special place. Whole heartedly recommend Highway Hill.
Apr 21, 2019 by Kathy Davis

Response from Highway Hill

Kathy, words cannot express how lovely it was to read this feedback! I am absolutely thrilled that you all had such a good time and that you got everything you wanted out of the experience. Thank you for staying with us and for being so generous with your comments :)
★★★★★

Great glampsite, excellent facilities

This is a great site with excellent facilities and very responsive team in charge. My children really enjoyed meeting the goats. Recommend.
Nov 1, 2018 by Sam G. Verified Review
★★★★★

The most wonderful country retreat

We loved our time at Highway Hill. It was a very tranquil and calm place to get away from it all. Having the animals around was such a joy, as it turns out they are therapy animals, and it was certainly very therapeutic to wake up in the mornings and check out the Shetland ponies, donkeys and baby goats. I highly recommend booking the sessions with them. The shepherds hut was perfect! So stylish! And the wood burning stove is very powerful, it'd make a wonderful winter getaway. Thank you for a very need break!
★★★★★

Clean, comfortable and great location

We have just been to this place and stayed 2 nights in a tent. Kids loved it, we did too - excellent location and watching sunset on a field was great. Tent, beds were super clean. If you are going with kids, strongly recommend to take animal sessions with Dave, who is an amazing animal loving person that will ensure your kids will learn a great deal about his animals.
Oct 24, 2018 by Askar Verified Review
★★★★★

What did I like? All of it!!

What a lively unique awesome tranquil place!
Oct 23, 2018 by Neé
★★★★★

When can we go back! Loved every hour and minute

We just loved our stay even the ugly British weather of wind and rain could not dampen our spirits. The facilities are fantastic, well equipped and very clean. More time than planned was spent in the tent but with the wood burner , some wine and board games we really relaxed! Your neighbours, the animals are just adorable, the baby goats were a fav! Communication from the team cannot be faulted, very comprehensive! The touches of milk, eggs and apple juice are a lovely touch. We hope to see you again!
Oct 16, 2018 by Cat Benger Verified Review
★★★★★

Great stay

Nice quiet location, great set up with the bell tent Annabelle, good amount of firewood etc provided for the stove along with breakfast supplies. Would happily stay again.
★★★★★

Tip Top Tents

We loved every minute of our stay at Highway Hill. Everything has been thought through to ensure you have everything you could possibly need. It is comfortable, clean and cosy. We spent an hour with Dave and the animals which was a real highlight and something my two small boys have not stopped talking about- even though it was a couple of weeks ago now. They were very taken by LJ and Percy the goats who they took for a walk- a very special experience. The communal tent was a really fantastic resource. We don’t have much camping kit, but this space provided everything you could possibly need- especially if it rains. I’d highly recommend staying here.
Sep 4, 2018 by Rosie
★★★★★

They have thought about almost everything and it's beautifully quiet and peaceful.

The bell tent we stayed in was beautifully and comfortably kitted out. The gypsy caravan which two of our kids slept in was beautiful and they loved the experience. Anna, who manages the place, was extremely helpful and friendly. The site is beautiful and a lot of thought has gone into it. The animals are lovely too. We will definitely be back.
Sep 2, 2018 by Tanya
★★★★★

Great value, excellent facilities and a beautiful place

We came with our toddlers as a group of couples together, and had the most perfect break - there was nothing else we could have wished for; the facilities were all brand new, the staff all super helpful and welcoming and the place itself, just lovely. The bell tents and wagons were gorgeous and very well equipped. We had a great night away and thoroughly enjoyed a petting session with the animals on the next day. I have been raving about this great little site to my colleagues and we'll certainly be back. Thanks!
Aug 29, 2018 by Alex
★★★★★

Alpaca Walk

weekend stay in an extremely pleasant part of Wiltshire, from the word go nothing was too much trouble, ace bell tent with all you need for a quiet escape and a peaceful night two little girls happy warm and very impressed with toasting marshmallows round the fire, I would have to highly recommend this site. Ask for farmer Dave what a star that man is.
Aug 28, 2018 by Jeff Browning
★★★★★

Lovely clean place

Was all lovely, nice surroundings the accomodation. Everything is there that you need. Will come back next summer!
Aug 28, 2018 by Indre
★★★★★

My favourite Countryside Getaway

I've been to Highway Hill a few times now, and it never disappoints. The shepherds huts are extremely well-stocked and clean and so are the bell tents. They have a cozy, comfy feel and are a lovely place to relax and enjoy the quiet. I also thoroughly enjoyed using the Wood-burner on chilly evenings - love the smell and toastiness! The location is perfect for quiet walks in green pastures and through the woods and there are plenty of animals to say hello to along the way (big fan of the miniature goats and horses!) I'm from London, where it is loud and busy all the time, and Highway Hill offers a lovely, beautiful escape from all the madness. There is a shop about a 10 minute drive away, which is super handy if you forget some things! Also, the sunsets are INCREDIBLE! 10 out of 10, will continue going back as often as I can!
Aug 1, 2018 by Whit

Response from Highway Hill

It's always great to have you here Whit, thank you so much for your support and for this wonderful review!
★★★★★

Lovely site, well equipped, very relaxing

We had a lovely time at Highway Hill. The shepherd's hut was comfy, clean and well equipped. We really liked the homely feel, with fairy lights, candles and pretty decor. The bed was very comfy. The washing up facilities and toilets/showers were close so it wasn't a trek to the loo but discretely out of eye line. Nice to have a BBQ and campfire available. The staff were very friendly and helpful. With such good infrastructure it was easy to have a restful and relaxing time. And we loved the goats!
Jul 28, 2018 by Liz Alexander

Response from Highway Hill

Thank you so much for your review Liz, we're so glad you had a good time with us and hope to see you again!

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