South Coast Glamping @ Teddy's Farm

UK England South East England Hampshire Lymington

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A spacious summer bell tent site with campfires allowed, set in the New Forest National Park

Bell tents and grassy meadows are a match made in glamping heaven. So what to do if you have one but not the other? Kick your glamping dreams into the long grass? Of course not! You seek out your perfect partner and, together, create a summer site that offers a rather lovely, rustic but ready-made camping experience for people who don’t want to pitch a tent. Well, that’s what the brains behind South Coast Glamping have done anyway.

Rebecca and AJ have been pitching bell tents for years, usually at weddings and events, but since 2019 they’ve had a kind of summer residency at Teddy’s Farm, a Cool Camping-rated, 28-day site in the New Forest. The location in the southern part of the national park between Brockenhurst and Lymington could hardly be more idyllic. Those who have been camping here pay tribute to that in the five-star reviews they leave behind – and now it’s time for glampers to share it too. Not that it’s overly glamp-y. This is what you might call glamping for campers or even camping for glampers; a simple set up with the type of tent you’d love to own, set up ready for your arrival.

There are 25 off-grid bell tents set up in South Coast Glamping’s vast field. Each has rugs, a pair of luxury camp beds, a table and solar lights outside – as well as a huge amount of surrounding space. The rest is yours to customise. Go pretty with bunting and fairy lights, boho with throws and cushions or keep it simple with just the camping kit you need – but whatever you do, don’t forget the bedding (that’s not included here). Campfires are allowed – either hire a fire pit from Teddy next door, or bring your own. He also has firewood and, from August, pasture-fed lamb for sale.

If the sun is shining, you could easily spend all day on site but let’s not forget the location. This is the New Forest with its wild-roaming ponies, free-running deer, ancient trees and open heathland. It’s ripe for exploration whether on foot, by bike or open-top bus tour. You can walk 10 minutes from site and be in open-access forest, hire bikes in nearby Brockenhurst to cycle among the trees or drive for five minutes to reach the coast at Lymington.

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Facilities

Event loos are brought in for glamping guests (6 individual loos shared between the 25 bell tents) while showers are shared with campers in the neighbouring field. There are six hot showers which are open air (Covid friendly). We recommend bringing your swimmers! We are also trialling an app where you can book your shower slot before arrival to ensure no time is wasted queuing - more details provided on booking.  The shared area is also where you’ll find a tap to fill your washing up bowl and a freezer available for ice packs (no charge). Campfires are permitted in the fire pits available to pre-book or hire on site.

Suitable For

South Coast Glamping offers bell tents and is suited to glampers only. But it's set on Teddy's Farm Campsite where tents and small campervans are also welcome in the neighbouring field. Dogs welcome too. Caravans and motorhomes are not permitted.

Nearby

Teddy’s Farm lies in the southern part of the New Forest, with the national park eminently explorable by foot from the campsite. There are plenty of scenic trails and cycle routes – with bike hire available at Cyclexperience (01590 624808) in Brockenhurst. The scenic port town Lymington is just five minutes’ drive away. Its quaint cobbled streets boast cute shops and cafés. Be sure to visit Lymington Sea Water Baths (01590 678882) if it’s open – the UK’s oldest lido. Beachwise, there are sandy stretches of coast nearer Bournemouth. Alternatively, seek out the sailing hub of Keyhaven (six miles away) and stroll the shingle beach to Hurst Castle (0370 333 1181). This 16th-century fortress was built by Henry VIII to safeguard the entrance to The Solent. Learn about its fascinating history whilst admiring the views towards The Needles and the Isle of Wight. The National Motor Museum (01590 612345) at Beaulieu (seven miles away) makes for a perfect rainy day activity.

Food & Drink

Farm-reared, pasture-fed lamb from Teddy’s flock is available to buy onsite (usually from August onwards). The pick of the local pubs is The Red Lion (01590 673177) in Boldre – just a 10–15 mins walk from the farm. This quintessential New Forest inn boasts timber beams, a lovely beer garden, a fine variety of ales and a menu of hearty dishes that celebrate the best local produce. Wine aficionados should seek out Setley Ridge Vineyard (01590 622246) five minutes away, just outside Brockenhurst. Tasting tours can be arranged and you can stock up at the onsite farm shop. The vineyard also boasts a cracking bistro in the Rosie Lea Kitchen (01590 622908). There are plenty more dining options in Lymington too.

Opening Times

Selected dates in July and August only.

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The Owner Says

Book your pre-pitched bell tent at Teddy’s Farm, a stunningly beautiful, family run farm located on the outskirts of Lymington, Hampshire in the New Forest during select weekends in July and August for a glamping break in the countryside to remember.

- A field with a max of 25 pre-pitched bell tents – providing each bell tent with its own private area including room for parking and plenty of peaceful space in the fields to relax and unwind – perfect for a socially distanced getaway

- Sleep up to 4 people – 2 x luxury double camp beds.  Fitted sheets provided, bring your own bedding

- Bring your own extra beds to sleep up to a max of 6 per tent.

- Perfect camping option for those who don’t want the hassle of pitching their own tent

- Campfires allowed (with a fire-pit)

- Hot showers

- Hot water for washing up

- Event loos which are clean and very efficient

- Dogs allowed (but must be kept on a lead as we don’t want our sheep chased, and of course please tidy up after them)

- Non – electric site.

Accommodation

25 bell tents.

Tent 1

Bell tent Sleeps 6 20 Available
Lovely Bell tent sleeping up to four glampers, with two double camp beds included. Fitted sheet provided and luxury matting throughout – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING.

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Location

Contact South Coast Glamping @ Teddy's Farm, Battramsley Farm, Shirley Holms Road, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8NG

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Getting There

Leave the M27 at Junction 1, then head south on the A337 towards Lyndhurst and then Brockenhurst. Proceed over the level crossing towards Lymington. After two-and-a-half miles, turn right into Shirley Holms Rd. Take the second entrance on your left to Teddy’s Farm. Follow the signs out to the South Coast Glamping field.

There are train stations at Brockenhurst and Lymington (both around three miles away); Brockenhurst is the one you’ll reach first if coming from London. A Blue Star bus which stops close to the farm entrance connects with both towns - as well as Southampton. The New Forest open-top bus tour also passes here.

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Why book with Cool Camping?

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