By The Red Phone Box Glamping & Camping

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Tenbury Wells

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Bell tents and spacious pitches in the Teme Valley, close to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
It is no coincidence that By the Red Phone Box's name sounds like it was lifted straight from a children's book. Offering a spot of magic in the headland of a hayfield, this campsite provides secluded glamping along with stripped-back camping on the edge of the Teme Valley. Husband-and-wife team Ian and Emma believe guests will be as taken with their site's natural surroundings as they are, and with its positioning in view of Clee Hill along with all the accompanying wildlife, it's not difficult to see why. This site looks more reminiscent of a scene from The Wind in the Willows than your average camping destination.

By the Red Phone Box boasts two furnished, spacious six-metre bell tents, lovingly named Evelyn and Lillian, each situated in their own small field. The former is nestled within three hedges and tucked away behind a fence, offering a distinctive woodland feel complemented by its dark timber furniture. Lillian is in more open ground, but still offers a sense of seclusion thanks to its distance from campers and car park. Privacy in both tents is further guaranteed by their own bathroom and kitchen facilities. Hot showers and compost loos are hidden away in unique converted horse trailers, while a two-burner gas hob, dining set, and necessary utensils are also provided in an outdoor kitchen.

Ian and Emma wanted guests to be able to share the picturesque location of By the Red Phone Box, while also ensuring that their carbon footprint remained as low as possible. As such, the site is off-grid aside from mains water. There's no electricity here and bottled gas is used to heat the showers and hob. Aside from the bell tents' personal showers, there is also a separate shepherd's hut containing a bathroom for the site's three available camping pitches, all of which are located within a spacious field with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside.

Local seasonal produce can be purchased from the on-site shop, along with wood and kindling for the bell tents' provided fire pits. You can even grab yourself some breakfast or book a spot of afternoon tea. To further ensconce yourself in your wonderfully wild surroundings, take a trip down to the neighbouring Commonwood Farm, which allows guests to enjoy a picnic in its ancient perry pear orchard. It's all so quaint that you'll soon feel like a character lifted from the pages of that children's book.



The bell tents each have their own eco-friendly outdoor bathroom area, including compost loos and gas-powered hot showers in converted horse trailers. An outdoor kitchen is also provided for each of these tents, including a two-burner gas hob, cutlery, cooking equipment, and dining ware. There's also an outdoor washing-up sink. Each bell tent has an included fire pit with firewood and kindling purchased from the on-site shot.

For the three camping pitches, there is a communal shared bathroom located in the shepherd's hut within the field, which also included a compost loo, gas-powered shower, and basin. There is also an outdoor washing-up area. Disposable barbecues can be purchased from the on-site shop.

Suitable For

Tents, glamping, campervans, and caravans - yes (though no chemical disposal is available on-site). Dogs - no.


Commonwood Farm (07974 438517) is a farm located next door to the campsite, having been owned by its family since 1887 and famed for its ancient perry pear orchard. The farm is known for its variety of delicious, homemade drinks, included its fermented sparkling vintage perry and apple juice, while visitors can pre-book a picnic in its orchard for certain weekends. The site is an 11-minute drive to Tenbury Wells, where visitors can experience the historic Regal (01584 811 442), with regular theatre performances (COVID-restrictions providing) and the latest films displayed in a cinema established in 1937. For the family, Habberley Trail (07398 929858) is a 30-minute drive and provides an adventure trail and plenty of outdoor fun. The trail is complete with a mesh maze, wobbly water squirter bridge, and other unique interactive activities to keep the kids occupied and the adults exercising.

Food & Drink

The Peacock Inn (01584 810506) is a local favourite and just a 10-minute drive away, with this 14th-century country pub providing a la carte dining and takeaway food, too. The Live and Let Live Inn (01299 832391) is a similar distance away, with an extensive range of malt whiskies and gins for the drinkers among you. The Colliers Farm Shop and Cafe (01299 832242) is a 15-minute drive away, with this relaxing cafe having been transformed from a pub into a more laid-back setting selling local produce, real ales in bottles from the shop, and the occasional draught cider in the summer.


July & August only.

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The Owner Says

Social Distancing Measures

We have a full covid risk assessment displayed on our web site, good to go accreditation, a comprehensive sanitizing and cleaning schedule and this year we have built 2 new bathrooms, so that the glamping each has a private bathroom, and there are only 3 camping pitches with a shared bathroom and washing up area, the only other shared area is the parking, there is so much space to move around,  there is not need to have close contact, we operate a 15 minutes gap between shower use, there is simply a clock, on leaving the shower the time is set to the current time, the shower is not to be used until 15 minutes has elapsed. The toilet and shower are separate, so again reducing the foot fall through the door,  There are hand sanitizing points though out the site. QR codes are displayed to check in, on the track and trace system, every time guests return to the site. We hold track and trace details for 21 days after check out. 


Two fully furnished, six-metre bell tents and three camping pitches.

Grass Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 3 Available
Lovely views to the Broadheath, one of just 3 sited on the headland of our hay field, Eco friendly and off grid, with no fence between the camping and hay field you have uninterrupted views over the countryside, a quiet place to get back to nature,


Bell tent Sleeps 4
a spacious fully furnished 6m bell tent with private field and its own private outdoor kitchen and converted Rice horse trailer as an eco bathroom


Bell tent Sleeps 4
sleeping 2 adults & 2 children this is a spacious 6m bell tent with private field and its own private outdoor kitchen and converted Rice horse trailer for a eco bathroom

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Contact By The Red Phone Box Glamping & Camping, Brick House, Knighton on Teme, Tenbury Wells, Worcesetershire WR15 8NA

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Getting There

From the A456 and A443 junction at Newnham Bridge heading from Worcester and Kidderminster, take the first right turn after the Talbot pub and the A456/A443 junction (signposted Cleobury Mortimer). Follow this lane for almost two miles, and then you will pass a right-hand turn for Bickley. Go past this turn and take the next right, signposted Cleobury Mortimer. Follow this lane for around 300 yards and you will see the site on your left; there is a sign outside with a painting of a red phone box.

From Tenbury take the A456 towards Worcester past the Peacock Inn. As you arrive by Tall Trees Stoves, take the left-hand turn into the lane immediately after Tall Trees stove. Follow this lane for two miles and you will see a red phone box on your right. Go past the red phone box to the T-junction and turn right. A few hundred yards down the lane you will see the sign outside of a red phone box.
There are train stations at Kidderminster, Worcester, Ludlow and Leominster. There is a bus from Worcester to Tenbury; the nearest stop is Newnham Bridge which is two miles away.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


Wow, you've got to stay here.

We stayed in Lilian and the set up was great. Quiet area of a field with visible sheep for neighbors but nothing else. The kitchen area was covered, so if it rained you could still eat. The bathroom in the horsebox was amazing. No worries about lack of hot water, or power shower it was better than home! The bed was comfortable and the space inside was great if you need to be inside. Overall it was the best glamping we've done and would definitely recommend and return.
Sep 4, 2021 by Lp Verified Review

Response from By The Red Phone Box Glamping & Camping

Thank you for your lovely review and being the perfect guests, hope to see you all again real soon 

Perfect in every way

Had an absolutely wonderful two nights here. Booking was straightforward and communication with Emma was very easy. The site is quiet, surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for walks or cycling round the lanes. Shower and toilet facilities were not only really quirky, but absolutely immaculate. Emma was very welcoming and a lovely host. I cycled round to the farmhouse and collected my afternoon tea! What a lovely add on! Do treat yourselves! The quirky little phone box library made me smile, and had a lovely little selection of books to borrow. Would definitely return here again. Thanks Emma xx
Aug 15, 2021 by Lesley Smith Verified Review

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