UK England South West England Wiltshire Highway Hill

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
Find yourself sleeping under the stars in beautiful luxury bell tents, a modern approach to camping. Each bell tent is fitted with insect screens, air vents and wood burning stoves.

The Owner Says

Highway Hill is a family-run business aimed at people who love the outdoors. We’re located near Calne, Wiltshire within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a stunning landscape of ancient woods, gently meandering chalk springs, and rolling downland, offering peace, quiet and relaxation. Staying at Highway Hill in one of our shepherd’s huts or bell tents is a very special experience. You can choose a traditionally-built shepherd’s hut or spend a night under canvas in one of our very spacious bell tents.

Your booking includes use of the large communal tent with its kitchen, dining and lounge facilities. Booking all the accommodation on site gives you exclusive use of our glamping site and communal tent, just perfect for that quiet rural retreat with family and friends.

The Isabel bell tent can comfortably sleep up to six people with up to six single futon beds (two can be put together to form a king size bed). Booking both bell tents gives you an opportunity to request your preferred sleeping arrangements with us in advance to utilise the different bed options in both. They are decorated in a bohemian style, with luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen, soft, sumptuous cushions and thick rugs, keeping you cosy whatever the weather. We have added our own personal touches to each of the bell tents: vintage trunks for storage, colourful throws, fairy lights and bunting. We have also installed wood burning stoves to keep you warm and toasty on chilly nights. We will supply you with half a dozen farm fresh eggs and a pint of milk for your arrival. If you are staying in a bell tent then you will find your eggs and milk in the communal tent kitchen.

Enjoy your evening sitting out with a barbecue watching the sun set behind the surrounding fields, woods and Wiltshire’s famous rolling downland. Once the cool evening air greets you, curl up into your snug bed with the comforting glow of the campfire just a short (but safe!) distance away. We think you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the very arms of nature as you drift off into a perfectly relaxing, restful night’s sleep…

We have washroom facilities such as toilets (with disabled access), showers, washing up facilities and a kitchen area (by the office), BBQs, fire pit and a hammock are also available for your use. Guests are welcome to bring their own charcoal for the barbecues, but logs and kindling for the fire pit and wood burning stoves are supplied on site. 

Explore the nearby attractions such as Bowood House, with its gardens and much loved adventure playground, the Georgian city of Bath with its spa and grand architecture, and the soul-inspiring Avebury stone circles – all an easy drive away. Closer to home there are networks of footpaths and bridleways which gets you out into our own beautiful local landscape, leading to magical places such as our local White Horse, one of eight still visible in Wiltshire.

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About Highway Hill

Suitable For

Glamping only. Couples, families (cot and highchair available on request) and group bookings up to 14 all welcome. Dogs not permitted.


There are plenty of fantastic walks starting close by, including a pleasant 7 mile trek to the local Cherhill White Horse, one of numerous chalky equine hill figures found across Wiltshire. A 15 minute drive away lies the ancient stone circles of Avebury, along with a museum and various other attractions in the village including the National Trust owned Avebury Manor (01672 538016). There are also several other Neolithic sites in the region, such as West Kennet Long Barrow. The Georgian stately home, Bowood House (01249 812102), is about a 15 minute drive away and features a famous adventure playground for the little ones, as well as stunning grounds designed by Capability Brown. The iconic city of Bath, with all of its Roman and Georgian attractions, is also just 45 minutes away. 

Food & Drink

Basic provisions such as milk, tea, coffee, sugar, oats, pasta and farm-fresh eggs are supplied on arrival. Guests are welcome to use the oven, microwave and other cooking facilities in the main kitchen, and pre-made meals can be ordered too. The White Horse Inn (01249 813118), found  about 2 miles away in Compton Bassett, offers a sophisticated spin on pub grub classics, while The Duke Hotel (01793 823026) in Hilmarton boasts the best of the beer gardens.
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Highway Hill is located at The Barnyard, Highway, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8SR

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Getting There

Highway Hill is easily accessible from the M4, from either Junction 16 (Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett) or Junction 17 (Chippenham). More detailed instructions will be sent upon completion of booking.  Nearest train stations are Swindon and Chippenham, and the 55 bus can take you from either of these to the nearest bus stop at The Duke in Hilmarton. Highway Hill is about 2½ miles away from the bus stop so you will need to arrange a taxi for the final stretch. Alternatively, a pre-booked taxi from Swindon or Chippenham will cost around £20.