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.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews

★★☆☆☆

More camping than glamping

Be warned, this place is more camping than glamping. They don't provide anything except the tent and cots. Looks nothing like the photo on website. You can definitely find better glamping places elsewhere. They advertise "chandelier", but it is just battery operated tea lights that barely give any light. Why bother? you have to wear a bathing suit to shower. They say "Think comfy beds, romantic lighting, chic furniture and luxury soft furnishings," but there is none of this unless you pay extra. It is too expensive for what it is. The toilets are just event loos and far away.
Sep 13, 2020 by Parakt

Response from South Coast Glamping @ Teddy's Farm

Hi, thanks very much for your review. Not sure of your name as can’t identify you from any bookings we’ve had, but welcome any feedback.
South Coast Glamping @ Teddys Farm on CoolCamping is advertised as exactly how you describe - camping for glampers with beds and a side table only.  This year we stripped all the tents out to ensure Covid compliance and advertised ourselves as pre-pitched bell tents only!
If you have visited our website then, there you will find our overview of ‘soft furnishings and chic furniture’ because when we provide bell tents for weddings and events, this is exactly what we offer!
All of our other customers at Teddys this year have praised the loos for being clean and ideally located (right next to the tents) so unsure how you think they are far away?!
Sorry if you used our website as a guide rather than our clear description of the site on CoolCamping which as you’ve left a review on here, you must have booked via? Would be great to hear any personal feedback face to face in the field where we are present throughout stays where we’re always very happy to assist! Best wishes :)

★★★★★

Amazing, open and unwinding? (if a touch noisy)

Massive thanks to tall the team at Teddy's, we finished up our holidays with a long weekend and the kids LOVED it, playing with the sheep, roaming around in a real open and relaxed sense of space, some good walks and the Fleur De Lys Pub is about the best Sunday Lunch we've ever eaten. Only downside was it was pretty noisy, from morning planes, to distant traffic to an enthusiastic bunch of campers cackling until 3am. Annoying but ultimately minor to how lovely it all is. Many thanks.
★★★★★

Excellent relaxing great time!

We stayed in one of the bell tents at teddy’s farm and it was great and spacious with plenty of room around to make our own little home from home! The site it self had lovely open views and the facilities were clean and tidy and well stocked! I would also like to thank AJ and Becki for all their help with planning a special surprise for my wife’s birthday nothing was to much trouble for them! The lamb from Teddy’s farm was delicious! I wouldn't hesitant to recommend a weekend away with south coast glamping @ teddy’s farm! We will definitely be visiting again! Thanks again for a great weekend!
Aug 10, 2020 by David Horne Verified Review
★★★★★

Excellent weekend

AJ and Becki were extremely helpful nothing was too much trouble they really did go the extra mile! I would highly recommend south coast glamping clean and tidy facilities everyone was really friendly and helpful
Aug 10, 2020 by David Horne Verified Review
★★★★★

A really great spot - would definitely return

We stayed a weekend in one of the bell tents and would definitely come again. The tents are well spaced out so everyone has a decent space for some privacy. The facilities were also really good, toilets kept clean and were plentiful. Showers good too although maybe consideration should be given to providing a bit more privacy for the female showers, shower curtains or an extra haystack. Teddy and co were really friendly and couldn’t be more helpful. The setting is also ideal for exploring the local area. I wouldn’t bother with the Red Lion for dinner (recommended on the website) as the food was lower end pub fare and not really worth the walk (nice as it was)....One of those places thar looks like it’s living off its location rather than the taste of its menu. Setley Ridge vineyard def worth a visit and a tour, Food good too.
Aug 10, 2020 by Johnny Zee Verified Review
★★★★★

A really great stay, definitely recommended

We had a really chilled and peaceful stay in one of the bell tents. They are well spaced out so other campers don’t really impinge on the tranquility of the setting. Teddy and co were very friendly and approachable. Facilities were also very good, toilets were well stocked and clean. Maybe it should be highlighted that the showers are very much open so a swimsuit is essential (I think it mentioned in the small print in one of the emails) and maybe Shower curtains on the ladies showers or an extra haystack would be welcomed. ....but that’s pretty small fry. Really nice area to explore, wouldn’t recommend the Red Lion for dinner, just standard pub grub not really worth the walk.
Aug 10, 2020 by Johnny Zee Verified Review

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