Old Ash Bell

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Cheltenham Big Skies Cotswold Glamping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Sleeps up to 4 guests. One double bed with linen, warm duvet and pillows provided; and 2 single futons with sheets provided. Guests are required to bring their own pillow and sleeping bags / duvets for the futons. This bell tent is situated in our Wildflower meadow.

The Owner Says

Our bell tents are the perfect  places if you’re looking to hide away and kick back with nature. You’ll get all that’s great about camping with the added benefit of a fuss-free, no hassle experience, so what’s not to love?!

Set in stunning surroundings, we have five tents, all of which have been carefully thought out to make your night under the stars as cosy as can be. We bring the home comforts, and all we ask you to bring is your sense for adventure and love for nature!

Each tent offers exceptional height, plenty of room and is kitted out with handy essentials to make life under canvas that little bit more convenient. With room for up to four people, you won’t think twice about taking advantage of escaping everyday life whilst soaking up the wonderful Cotswold atmosphere.

Step inside our tents and say hello to a comfy camping haven. Each tent has a double bed with a real, comfortable mattress to give that home from home comforting feel! With a futon sofa bed and beautiful tea light chandelier your night under the stars is off to a great start.

We appreciate that privacy is important so have positioned our tents 15 meters apart to allow for privacy, as well as social distancing.

 Each tent includes:

·     Double mattress bed with bed linen, blankets and cushions

·     Two futons with sheets

·     Carpets for your comfort

·     Solar fairy lights

·     Bunting

·     Tea light chandelier with 20 tea lights

·     Cutlery and Crockery

·     BBQ utensils

·     Fire pit, frying pan and dutch oven, and one bag of kindling and logs (more can be purchased if required)

.     Washing up bowl, liquid and sponge

.    Olive oil, salt and pepper, spices and herbs

.    Tea and Coffee

Big Skies guests will need to bring:

·     This is a camping experience so we advise warm/waterproof clothing, warm PJ’s and sturdy footwear/ wellies as the British weather can be unpredictable

·      Sleeping bag and pillow for futon beds

·      Torches

·      Towels

·      Toiletries

·      Food

·      A good book

.     Insect Repellent

About Big Skies Cotswold Glamping

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, families, friends, groups, dogs on leads (in one of the bell tents) – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, hen and stag dos – no.


The campsite is situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, right on the Cotswolds Way National Trail so it's a lovely place for walking. It's also just five miles away from the Regency town of Cheltenham with its shops, restaurants and impressive architecture. There are plenty of charming Cotswolds villages to explore and lots of things to do. Giffords Circus, which tours the Cotswolds during the summer months, is a family-friendly day or evening out for the whole family and there's clay pigeon shooting Ian Coley's Shooting School (01242 870 391), within walking distance of Big Skies. Tourist hotspot Bourton-on-the-Water, with its many restaurants and cafes, is 14 miles away. Other attractions within 25 miles of site include the Cotswold Wildlife Park (01993 823 006), Cotswold Farm Park (01451 850307), Broadway Tower (01386 572283) and the Cotswold Lavender fields (01386 854821).

Food & Drink

Within hiking distance (a little over three miles away) is The Kilkenny Inn  (01242 820 341). A little further (five miles) is Dunkertons Cider (01242 650 147) and a good value option is The Hungry Horse at Severn Springs (01242 870 219) which is only a 15-minute walk. There are lots of lovely pubs in the area but your hosts particularly recommend The Green Dragon Inn and Farmshop in Cockleford (01242 870 271) and The Frog Mill (01242 386 364), which has a nice outdoor dining space and a riverside setting in Andoversford. The Royal in Charlton Kings (01242 228 937) offers regular pizza nights and live music.




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Unplug and relax

My sister and I had the most wonderful weekend in our hawthorn bell tent. It was just the tonic we needed after a very stressful family period. 100% would recommend for anyone looking to unplug and relax! We took advantage of both the cook your own breakfast pack and the lazy breakfast (both amazing). Pizzas on Saturday evening are also not to be missed. And if you forget anything there is a well stocked honesty shop on site to help. Comfortable, friendly and relaxing!
Jul 6, 2021 by Tracey

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Thank you for a wonderful review Tracey and thank you for being wonderful guests 


Big Skies Cotswold Glamping is located at Wistley Heights Farmhouse, Upper Coberley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 9RE

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Getting There

If using SatNav, you'll need to use the postcode GL54 4AX (which is different to the campsite address) to reach the right road. From Seven Springs, if you’re coming from the M5/Gloucester or Cheltenham/Cirencester/M4 take the A436 towards Andoversford/Oxford. You will notice a large lay-by on the left, which means you’re on the right track. Big Skies is the first left after the lay-by, look out for the deer warning sign and you can’t miss it.

If you’re coming from Oxford/Cotswolds direction you will see Ian Coley's Shooting School on the left as you travel down the hill and the turning for the campsite is immediately at the bottom of the hill on the right. It's a good idea to start to slow down on the hill otherwise you'll miss the turning.

To arrive on public transport, the number 51 bus, which goes between Cheltenham and Swindon, has a stop 10 minutes' walk up the Cotswold Way. Its also a useful service to use if you fancy a trip to Cheltenham or Cirencester. The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa, the bus D can then be taken to Cheltenham Town Centre, then the Number 51 bus can be found on Pitville Street.