Belvoir Holidays

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire Grantham

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Luxury bell tent glamping in the grounds of Netflix's most famous castle

Castle-spotters will know all about historic Belvoir Castle, which has existed here in various forms since the 11th century. Its current incarnation is a relatively youthful 200 years old, and boasts a striking skyline of towers, battlements and soaring chimneys that harks back to an earlier era. There are similarities in design to Windsor Castle, a fact not lost on the producers of Netflix drama The Crown, who used Belvoir as a stand-in for the Queen's home. It's all a perfect, dramatic backdrop to new glamping venture, a collection of fully-furnished bell tents adjacent to Belvoir Castle, offering high-quality glamping accommodation fit for any King or Queen.

The bell tents are nestled on a wooded grassy slope, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir and the low hills of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, as well as Belvoir Castle itself. Each tent is comfortably furnished with a proper double bed and mattress with full bedding provided, as well as rugs and lamps to create a cosy, welcoming space. Outside, there's a useful wooden table and benches, ideal for alfresco meals made fresh from the BBQ, or you can settle into the camping chairs around a mini fire bowl. A scattering of fairy lights and bunting help to create a relaxed, holiday feel.

A new state-of-the-art shower block has recently been installed for glampers, with seven wet rooms available, each with a shower, sink, toilet, mirror and changing space, so you have all the comforts you need. For those in the mood for a bit of DIY, then each tent comes with a single camping stove with one gas bottle as well as a cool box and basic cooking and cleaning kit. You can find a washing up area with hot and cold running water at the shower block too.

To take the pressure off having to fend for yourselves you can pre-order breakfast baskets. The bell tents are adjacent to the three-acre landscaped site, The Engine Yard, which has been repurposed to celebrate local food, drink and artisan shopping. Sip cocktails at the Balloon Bar, enjoy tasty woodfired pizzas at the Fuel Tank or opt for a hot chocolate from Café Allez. However you choose to spend your stay here, you're sure to have a royal time of it.



Each bell tent has its own wooden table, benches, and a mini fire bowl. Inside there are lamps and a double bed with mattress and bedding. The tents can also be set up to accommodate up to four people using additional camping mattresses. Each tent comes with a single camping stove with one gas bottle, and you will be provided with a basic cooking and cleaning kit. There is also a cool box and ice packs that you can collect when you check-in. A brand-new washblock is available to use, with seven wet rooms, each with a shower, sink, toilet, mirror and changing space (one of the wet rooms has disabled access). The shower block has two sinks dedicated for washing up with hot and cold running water. There are also large communal fire bowls and BBQ’s for use, as well as pots, utensils, and a covered table area to prep food.

Suitable For

Glamping, camping, tents, campervans, groups, kids, dogs (on leads) – yes.


Belvoir Holidays is based at The Engine Yard where, besides the food and drink options, there's also a garden shop, a chocolatier, a day spa and a collection of shops and boutiques, as well as a play area for children and pop-up events throughout the summer. The site is less than a five-minute walk to Belvoir Castle and Gardens, perfect for spending a day exploring the castle’s Capability Brown landscaped grounds and beautifully established formal gardens. On request, owners of Belvoir Holidays, Chris and Sally, can also arrange Clay Pigeon Shooting activities on the private ground of Belvoir Estate and a behind the scenes tour of Belvoir Castle. There are also private fishing lakes at Belvoir Castle and the neighboring village of Knipton (under 10 minutes away in the car) also has fishing lakes to choose from.

Food & Drink

Explore The Engine Yard for good food options. There's a café, a delicatessen, a chocolatier and a butchers and it's just a couple of minutes’ walk to The Fuel Tank (014762 47059) serving fresh wood-fired pizzas, delicious afternoon tea options and light lunches. The Balloon Bar (014762 47061) is also under a five-minute walk away, with a quirky interior full of rustic touches and miniature hot air balloons filling the ceiling, it's the perfect setting to enjoy their extensive cocktail menu. The Manners Arms (01476 879222) in nearby Knipton is another great choice – opt for the Gentleman's Afternoon Tea or Champagne Tea for something a bit different or enjoy all the local and seasonal food their a la carte menu has to offer.

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The Owner Says

Our site is pretty unique - it's not every day you glamp next door to a castle - yes a castle. Not any castle, but Belvoir Castle - as seen on the world famous drama, The Crown.

Our tents are nestled on a wooded grassy slope, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir, located next to The Engine Yard; a three acre landscaped site, carefully repurposed to celebrate local food, drink and artisan shopping with an opportunity to relax and unwind in stunning surroundings. Sip cocktails at the Balloon Bar, enjoy tasty woodfired pizzas at the Fuel Tank or savour a scrummy hot chocolate from Café Allez after a local countryside walk… what more could you ask for?


Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 10 Available
Fully dressed 4m bell tent, sleeps up to 4 people; offers stunning views of Belvoir in ideal location for walking, cycling, Belvoir Castle and The Engine Yard

Gypsy Wagon

Gypsy caravan Sleeps 2
A unique and beautiful wagon offers a private garden and all the luxuries of the Engine Yard facilities on the doorstep. The Wagon is lockable, has storage space under the bed and electricity.

Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Nestled within the beautiful Belvoir Castle Engine Yard, this unique Shepherd’s Hut is the perfect ‘back to nature’ get away with all the luxuries of the Engine Yard facilities on the doorstep.

Seafront House

Sleeps 12
This lovely little seafront terrace house, situated on the cost of Aberdovey, is the perfect location for that family getaway.

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Contact Belvoir Holidays, The Engine Yard, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 1PA

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Getting There

If you’re travelling from the north, exit the A52 at Bottesford Bypass, turning right onto Belvoir Road. After two miles turn left onto Woolsthorpe Road, continue for a mile and then bear left onto Woolsthorpe Road. In a couple hundred yards you will see signs for Rewild Retreats. To access the private glamping car park, drive past Belvoir Castle with it on your right and look out for the glamping signs soon after on the left. The site entrance is on the left, just after The Engine Yard.

The nearest train station is Grantham (regular trains to and from London, the South and North East lines). From Grantham it's a 15-minute taxi journey.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews


Just brilliant - can't recommend highly enough

I stayed in a Bell Tent with my two children (aged 13 and 11) and we all had a great time. The added extra of a cream tea hamper was perfect, the children loved making s'mores over the fire pit, and pizza from the Engine Yard was perfect. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
Sep 14, 2021 by Eleanor Verified Review

Beautiful and peaceful stay

Excellent stay on the Glamping site in the beautiful Shepherds Hut, small But well equipped and had great quality products on offer in the tea and coffee , bedding and blankets were all exceptional quality and felt very cosy. The Engine Yard offers fantastic restaurants And refreshments as well as quaint and luxurious shops . Plenty of near by great restaurants, we ate in the Wheel Inn and the Chequers Inn, both very good hosts and offering delicious meals. We had a wonderful time, my only regret is that we didn’t book for longer, I was mesmerised by the beautiful views, the peace and quiet and the superb site. Bathroom facilities were excellent and within a very short distance of our hut ! The hosts were very attentive , Chris was exceptional and greeted us when we arrived, he showed us around the site and we had the reassurance that either he or George was around if we needed anything . The Castle Entrance itself was within 5 min walk from the site and was well worth the visit , it was beautiful, well preserved and presented and the gardens stunningly beautiful . We returned to our site where we enjoyed alcoholic beverages in the Fuel Tank whilst enjoying the sun and the pleasant environment we were in . We also enjoyed hearty breakfasts there, where food was delicious and staff very pleasant . We wouldn’t hesitate to return to this area and Glamping Site , very enjoyable experience , one that I was sad to come to an end so quickly . We will return ! Thank you to Chris for making us feel so welcome.
Aug 24, 2021 by Shelly W

Glamping Plus

What a great place, hosts were fantastic. We hired a bell tent for a couple of nights, super clean and ultra comfortable, they have thought of everything you need for your stay. You have your own personal shower which was such a fabulous idea. There is an amazing restaurant and bar on-site, so if you don't fancy cooking at the tent, it's a few minutes walk to the beautiful courtyard with shops and restaurants. The pigs and goats in the next field are very friendly too!
Jul 24, 2021 by S&A Verified Review

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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