The Boreal Belle

UK England South West England Somerset Cheddar Owley Woods Glamping

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Luxury 5 metre Dog Friendly, Lotus Belle Tent, fully furnished with king size bed, sofa, table and chairs and lots of little extras to make your staycation amazing. The Boreal Belle is dog friendly so you can bring your four legged friends to enjoy all the walks with you

The Owner Says

 With views over Somerset The Boreal Belle is colourful and cosy, with rugs, throws, cushions and a king-size bed with luxury bedding. There are drawers to store your clothes,  a sofa to relax on and a table and chairs for indoor dining, all finished with those extra luxury touches and of course bunting and fairy lights.

The sofa can become a bed and bedding provided for separate sleeping arrangements or for an extra person when notified in advance.

The tents are equipped with Crockery, Cutlery, pans etc along with a large cool box to keep your Prosecco cold on the warm evenings. There is an ordnance survey map of the local area, information books and a pair of mini binoculars to help you enjoy your stay. Tea, coffee etc are provided in Cheats Kitchen where you will find the electric kettle, toaster, fridge freezer and extra charging points for phones etc.

Outdoor games are also available in case you would like to enjoy a game of croquet or maybe quoits?

Your first basket of logs/kindling/firelighters and a pack of charcoal are provided with extras available in the honesty shop. Complimentary water from Cheddar Springs and Honey from our bee hives at Owley can also be found here.

Equipped with almost everything you need, just bring clothes, towels, provisions and a torch for stress free glamping!

Powered by Nature!

Our tents are off grid, so we provide a solar portable power pack with USB sockets for phone charging (just in case you want to stay in touch with the outside world!), and solar lights for those darker evenings.

Lotus Belle Tents really are the top of the range tents made from heavy duty weatherproof canvas. With plenty of room to move around and stand up, it really doesn’t feel like you’re camping! They have a roomy porch area which further extends the living area and is ideal for outdoor clothes, muddy boots etc, there is space for all your needs, and then topped with a leafy green cover to protect the bats and wildlife from any light spill.

Outside of your tent, you have a seating area with comfy chairs and table and wood fired stove to boil a kettle or cook breakfast on. To keep you warm and cosy on the cooler summer evening, each tent has a fire pit with additional available hanging grill if you really want to explore your culinary skills.

Our onsite facilities were brand new in 2021 and we love our heated wood  clad amenity block which has two bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers with a separate undercover washing up sink.

We are open from March - October and have a two night minimum stay (you will wish you stayed longer!)

Owley Woods is a quiet site with a 'no noise' policy after 11pm to preserve the peace and tranquillity of the area

Group bookings by prior arrangement only

Sorry, but not suitable for stag or hen parties

Please see T&C's for full details

About Owley Woods Glamping

Suitable For

Glamping adults and dogs (in two of the tents) – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, kids, stag and hen parties, noisy groups – no.


Cheddar is famous for its cheese (check out the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, 01934 742810, which makes the only Cheddar still made in the village), the sweetest strawberries, stunning walks and for the highest gorge in the country, Cheddar Gorge (01278 751874). The village and surrounding area are great for those seeking activity or for those looking for a more relaxed getaway, with climbing, caving, hiking, or sightseeing and enjoying a cream tea just a few of the things to do in the immediate area. The site is within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the West Mendip Way passes site and is a great route for walkers who want to explore the gorge itself or further afield. Cheddar Village is a 15-minute walk (or five-minute drive) away with a vast array of pubs, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets, and lots of quirky shops. You can hire bikes there from Cheddar Bikes (07864 329840) and perhaps explore the largely traffic-free Strawberry Line route. Cheddar Reservoir is four miles from the site and the place for angling, paddleboarding, or kayaking with Cheddar Watersports. For caving try Cave Climb (01934 741623). Wells is eight miles from the site and Glastonbury is 14 miles away with the Somerset seaside resorts of Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham, and Brean all within 15 miles.

Food & Drink

The gorge is full of fantastic cafes and restaurants — enough for you to try a different one each day but Lion Rock Cafe (01934 742288), Cafe Gorge (01934 741985), and The Bath Arms (01934 742425) are some of your host's recommendations as well as La Rocca Italian Restaurant (01934 743782). There are also plenty of takeaway options including the award-winning Tuckers Fish & Chip shop (01934 741212). If you need supplies Cheddar has a local deli, butcher, and baker as well as a small Sainsburys and Tesco Express all within walking distance. Larger supermarkets can be found in Wells (20 mins drive) or Weston Super Mare (25 mins drive). Don't miss cheddar cheese, strawberries, and cider!

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A wonderful weekend away - great location and fabulous facilities. Paula (the owner) was very attentive and had thought of everything. I would highly recommend it :)

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon 🦉🧑‍🍳


Owley Woods Glamping is located at Owley, Bradley Cross, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3YR

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Getting There

The site is a 30-minute drive from the M5 J21 via the A371 to Cheddar Village. From the village turn left at the monument and then right onto Redcliffe Street. Follow the road for a quarter of a mile until Bradley Cross and then turn left by the post box, follow the track to the end, keeping left when the track forks and Owley Woods Glamping is then signposted. The track runs along the West Mendip Way so please drive slowly and be aware of walkers and their dogs. Buses to Cheddar village run every hour from Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol and Wells. The nearest train station is Weston-Super-Mare from where the 126 bus (towards Wells) passes Cheddar.