Shepherds huts are fully electric and each sleep two in a fitted double bed (all bedding, linen and towels provided). Each feature a wood-burning stove and a compact, well-equipped kitchen area, with a fridge, cooking hob and basic foods (see Food & Drink), plus a fire bowl outside. Bell tents sleep up to four or up to six people (a double and two single futons, and six single futons respectively). There's no electricity but there are ample battery-powered fairy lights and a wood-burning stove, along with bunting and bohemian decor. There are two showers and three toilets next to the glamping area, with another three toilets and a shower next to the reception and the communal kitchen for all glampers to use (one of these toilets and showers is wheelchair accessible). All Highway Hill guests have access to the large campsite fire pit (complimentary firewood is provided). There are board games, cards and jigsaws to borrow, plus maps and books detailing local walks and flora and fauna.
Glamping only. Dogs are not permitted. Whole-site bookings available, suitable for bookings of up to 16 people.
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 its Roman and Georgian attractions, is also just 45 minutes away.
Food & Drink
Basic provisions such as milk, tea, coffee, sugar, and oats, 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 beer garden.
Shepherds huts: March–mid–December.
Bell tents: March–October.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 31 reviews
Simply the best glamping experience I have ever had!
We had booked the whole site and we had a wonderful truly memorable stay. It didn’t matter that it rained and was quite chilly, we were perfectly snug by the fire inside the safari tent or toasting marshmallows by the outside fire pit. There was so much attention to detail we were all so impressed. Small touches like an eye mask on each bed and a little medical kit in each place. It was spotlessly clean as well. The children and the adults loved the animals and we wholeheartedly recommend booking in a tour of the animals with Dave. We also had a yoga class while we were there which was glorious. Can not recommend this place enough!
Response from Highway Hill
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Victoria! We really appreciate your kind words and are thrilled that you had such a lovely week. Hope you can make it next year; it would be great to see you all again. Best wishes, Claire, Ruth and the Highway Hill Team. :)
Amazing place, Spotlessly clean, Attention to detail, Friendly awesome and unique experince with the farm animals
From the minute we all arrived we could not believe how beautiful Highway Hill Farm was. We hired the 3 Shepherds Huts each one was different and kitted out with everything we needed. The equipment looked new, sparkly and spotlessly clean. The extra facilities a kitchen - shower block was just for our exclusive use because of Covid. The owners had thought of everything. Antiseptic gel at lots of points. We enjoyed campfires barbqs stay gazing at night. Our whole family did not want to leave this lovely place - full of Zen and happiness. A local artist had created a meadow experience for the children to run around and a throne bench in the middle which meant hours of imaginary games. All fenced and gated ...so safe! We all joined in the walking Alpacas experience with Farmer Dave and Farmyard visit...this was an experince we will never forget as we learnt all about the rescue animals. Our whole family would highly recommend this holdiay.!
Staying in the bell tents felt like a proper glamping experience! Warm, welcoming and cosy with lovely attention to detail. Beautiful setting with plenty to do in the surrounding area. The children loved the farm animals on site. Staff could not have been more accommodating. Highly recommend.
Just perfect. Exceeded our expectations.
Wonderfully warm welcoming without being the slightest bit intrusive. Stayed in bell Tents and they were really comfortable with lots of lovely finishing touches - bunting, fairy lights, blankets and even eye masks!. Spotlessly clean. The highway hill Team have thought of every home comfort without detracting from the outdoor experience. Setting utterly beautiful. Children just adored their time with the farm animals courtesy of “Dave and ewe”. Plenty to do in the surrounding area for adults and children alike. Loved our time there and will definitely go back.
My nine-year-old daughter and I had a blissful three nights at Highway Hill, staying in Daphnis and Chloe shepherd's hut. The hut is so thoughtfully equipped, and gorgeously cosy when it rains. The bed was really comfortable, the cooking facilities more than adequate for simple meals and the whole thing the perfect combination of indoor luxury and outdoor living. Really fun to have goats and sheep on site, and we took the alpacas walking with Dave who was so generous with his time and knowledge, a definite highlight. Staff were super nice and welcoming. We'd love to come back and have no hesitation in recommending this site to anyone wanting a tranquil and special getaway.
FANTASTIC, COSY AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE
Me and my husband stayed at Highway Hill for his birthday, we had a fantastic time. The sheperds hut (Preditha) was so comfy and cosy, we also had some friends come around to join us for food and they loved the place, definitely recommend any one who would like to experience camping with comfort :-D
We’ve just returned from a truly wonderful five days at Highway Hill. We went as a family of five (in the Isabel tent) with my 72 year old Mum staying in the Gabriel Oak Shepherd Hut (with her own loo! A definite bonus). We arrived in glorious sunshine and gasped with delight when we saw the interior of our tent. Everything was scrupulously clean and so carefully thought through. It was brilliant having a dedicated loo and shower as it meant we could leave our bits and bobs in there for the duration of the week. The location was perfect as a base to explore the area, although our kids would have been perfectly happy doing nothing more than romping around the field, feeding the goats and leaping from log to log round the communal fire pit! We went to Avebury, Bowood House and had a fabulous morning with Dave and his animals. Highly recommend. The Safari tent was brilliantly equipped. Our big mistake was bringing lots of camping and cooking equipment we didn’t need! Camping chairs, tinfoil, salt and pepper, cooking utensils, torches etc etc. Even eye masks were provided. It really was an all round fabulous experience and very good value for money. We’ll be back for sure.
Lovely Peaceful Stay with Caring Staff
We were a group of 3 close friends and stayed in one of the huge bell tents - we had never been 'glamping' before, and it was such a treat to have so much space and to enjoy the little touches which allowed us to feel very comfortable. We found the safari tent very helpful as it has everything you may need for cooking, or dining/relaxing inside if it is raining. We found the cleanliness standards to be very high and well thought out. We also enjoyed a BBQ out in the sunshine... and our neighbours enjoyed a beautiful campfire one evening. All the staff were very responsive to our questions and queries, and were very caring and friendly (Thank you Ruth and Claire!). A wonderful stay and we would love to return one day!
Bell tent was very nice , clean and had all we needed in it , as well as the safari tent which was well stocked and very useful. Staff were really friendly and helpful, animals were really nice as well. I great place to stay.
Fantastic space for a large group celebration
We celebrated my dad's 60th birthday at Highway Hill and the space was absolutely perfect for us 7 adults and 4 children. Haig's Hut made it so that we had a brilliant communal area to cook and hang out together, while the individual accommodations were really comfortable and quaint. Highly recommend the animal experience with Farmer Dave - our whole group loved hanging out with the miniature goats, rabbits, donkeys, alpacas... (especially the adults!) Overall a fantastic space for a relaxing weekend away, especially for a group celebration. Beautiful views, peaceful setting, and comfy accommodation. Highly recommended.
best place to stay , you want for nothing
Fantastic Glamping Site
A fantastic glamping site set deep into the countryside just outside Calne. Calm, peaceful and kitted our perfectly for a family of 4 to spend 5nights in a bell tent in luxury comfort. Great separate cooking area and hot powerful showers always a winner in my book. On a lovely farm and the children (3&7) loved helping the farmer take his goats for a walk around the area, checking on the other animals he has rescued. Will definitely be returning. Loads to do in the area and even the bad weather was not a damper, as no bogs or muddy areas, despite nearly 24hrs constant heavy rain on the first day!
The perfect way to spend a weekend without a care in the world!
Highway was a special place to visit in so many ways! We stayed in Gabriel Oak which was the perfect balance between outdoor living with indoor luxuries! Every little detail was so thought out from the eggs and local apple juice on arrival to the fairy lights and cosy wood burner! We feel really blessed to have experienced a piece of the Wiltshire countryside, so peaceful and lush! But to top it all off what made our trip was the well cared for, curious and kind animals that graze on your doorstep! We were lucky enough to get close up and personal with the animals with a wonderful experience with Dave! We made friends with the alpacas (Clive and Prince to be precise) and we’re always greeted beautifully by the cheeky goats! Dave was so warm and told us wonderful stories of the farm and the local area, couldn’t have asked for more!
A magical place
My group of 12 have just experienced a truly magical 5 days at Highway Hill. The setting is beautiful and surrounded by countryside and animals of all kinds ! Alpacas too ,all cared for by farmer Dave. Special thanks to Bianca for all her hard work in making our stay feel loving and warm, and we highly recommend you visit this beautiful place. Don’t forget The Scientist 😉 Rob x
Perfect campsite, wonderful experience
We came here as a group of 22 and had the best time, it exceeded all expectations. The large central tent was a total game changer and all the facilities were excellent. We are already planning a return trip. Thanks to Anna and Bianca for all the help in booking too x
Magical, easily the most wonderful glamping site I have been to
We had an unforgettable weekend with friends at Highway Hill. I grew up a few miles away so know the area well but the site exceeded my expectations in so many ways. We were in a party with two other families and we used the communal cooking facilities to produce a Lebanese style BBQ feast in the evening and had the firebowls burning until late. Our children ranged from 1 to 10 and they adored the freedom of the site. My 4 year old got to walk a group of baby goats and cuddle a duckling. Adults loved the views and sunset and peace (swallows, goats, sheep) are all you can hear. The large communal tent provides plenty of space and warmth if weather deteriorates. We actually ended up just hanging out at the campsite for the weekend with books, a slackline, badminton, animal visits and bacon sandwiches we really didn't need to go far. If I went back I would have done more exploring to Avebury stone circle and the Longbarrow, White Horse pub, and all the lovely walks across the downlands. This is a special place!
Lovely Overnight Stay!
We stayed in the shepherd hut overnight , everything we needed supplied , spotlessly clean and very friendly staff, Believe me you will NOT get cold if the weather turns the wood burner does an amazing job .We did an Archery activity with a group whilst there . There are lovely walks and cute animals and Alpaca /goat walking I had done this previos when we did Bell tents and well worth with a group of children. ;Looking forward to going again
Perfect setting for real quality time with the family
We booked all three shepherd's huts and the bell tents to cater for a family get together to celebrate a 21st birthday. We were a party of 12 and there was more than enough space for everyone to spread out and equally to sit around the dinner table together and later the sofas for family games. The site facilities are finished to a very high standard and it is exceptionally well equipped. You can tell the team really care about your experience as there are thoughtful touches throughout, like milk, eggs, juice, tea etc. and some other foods available in each hut. There were even little torches provided, as well as plenty of wood for the fire. The site has its own woodland and you can access footpaths without having to go on any roads. The surrounding area is just stunningly beautiful. The animals are gorgeous and Dave, who looks after them, is so welcoming and inclusive. You feel involved from the minute you arrive and if you're looking for a farm experience, this would be the place to go. We finished off the evening sat around the campfire toasting marshmallows. It was such a wonderful experience and we've made memories that we'll cherish. I had visited the site before staying, so I knew we were in for a treat but it exceeded my expectations and was just perfect. Thanks to the whole team for all the work that goes into making this such a special place. Whole heartedly recommend Highway Hill.
Response from Highway Hill
Kathy, words cannot express how lovely it was to read this feedback! I am absolutely thrilled that you all had such a good time and that you got everything you wanted out of the experience. Thank you for staying with us and for being so generous with your comments :)
Great glampsite, excellent facilities
This is a great site with excellent facilities and very responsive team in charge. My children really enjoyed meeting the goats. Recommend.
The most wonderful country retreat
We loved our time at Highway Hill. It was a very tranquil and calm place to get away from it all. Having the animals around was such a joy, as it turns out they are therapy animals, and it was certainly very therapeutic to wake up in the mornings and check out the Shetland ponies, donkeys and baby goats. I highly recommend booking the sessions with them. The shepherds hut was perfect! So stylish! And the wood burning stove is very powerful, it'd make a wonderful winter getaway. Thank you for a very need break!
Clean, comfortable and great location
We have just been to this place and stayed 2 nights in a tent. Kids loved it, we did too - excellent location and watching sunset on a field was great. Tent, beds were super clean. If you are going with kids, strongly recommend to take animal sessions with Dave, who is an amazing animal loving person that will ensure your kids will learn a great deal about his animals.
What did I like? All of it!!
What a lively unique awesome tranquil place!
When can we go back! Loved every hour and minute
We just loved our stay even the ugly British weather of wind and rain could not dampen our spirits. The facilities are fantastic, well equipped and very clean. More time than planned was spent in the tent but with the wood burner , some wine and board games we really relaxed! Your neighbours, the animals are just adorable, the baby goats were a fav! Communication from the team cannot be faulted, very comprehensive! The touches of milk, eggs and apple juice are a lovely touch. We hope to see you again!
Nice quiet location, great set up with the bell tent Annabelle, good amount of firewood etc provided for the stove along with breakfast supplies. Would happily stay again.
Tip Top Tents
We loved every minute of our stay at Highway Hill. Everything has been thought through to ensure you have everything you could possibly need. It is comfortable, clean and cosy. We spent an hour with Dave and the animals which was a real highlight and something my two small boys have not stopped talking about- even though it was a couple of weeks ago now. They were very taken by LJ and Percy the goats who they took for a walk- a very special experience. The communal tent was a really fantastic resource. We don’t have much camping kit, but this space provided everything you could possibly need- especially if it rains. I’d highly recommend staying here.
They have thought about almost everything and it's beautifully quiet and peaceful.
The bell tent we stayed in was beautifully and comfortably kitted out. The gypsy caravan which two of our kids slept in was beautiful and they loved the experience. Anna, who manages the place, was extremely helpful and friendly. The site is beautiful and a lot of thought has gone into it. The animals are lovely too. We will definitely be back.
Great value, excellent facilities and a beautiful place
We came with our toddlers as a group of couples together, and had the most perfect break - there was nothing else we could have wished for; the facilities were all brand new, the staff all super helpful and welcoming and the place itself, just lovely. The bell tents and wagons were gorgeous and very well equipped. We had a great night away and thoroughly enjoyed a petting session with the animals on the next day. I have been raving about this great little site to my colleagues and we'll certainly be back. Thanks!
weekend stay in an extremely pleasant part of Wiltshire, from the word go nothing was too much trouble, ace bell tent with all you need for a quiet escape and a peaceful night two little girls happy warm and very impressed with toasting marshmallows round the fire, I would have to highly recommend this site. Ask for farmer Dave what a star that man is.
Lovely clean place
Was all lovely, nice surroundings the accomodation. Everything is there that you need. Will come back next summer!
My favourite Countryside Getaway
I've been to Highway Hill a few times now, and it never disappoints. The shepherds huts are extremely well-stocked and clean and so are the bell tents. They have a cozy, comfy feel and are a lovely place to relax and enjoy the quiet. I also thoroughly enjoyed using the Wood-burner on chilly evenings - love the smell and toastiness! The location is perfect for quiet walks in green pastures and through the woods and there are plenty of animals to say hello to along the way (big fan of the miniature goats and horses!) I'm from London, where it is loud and busy all the time, and Highway Hill offers a lovely, beautiful escape from all the madness. There is a shop about a 10 minute drive away, which is super handy if you forget some things! Also, the sunsets are INCREDIBLE! 10 out of 10, will continue going back as often as I can!
Response from Highway Hill
It's always great to have you here Whit, thank you so much for your support and for this wonderful review!
Lovely site, well equipped, very relaxing
We had a lovely time at Highway Hill. The shepherd's hut was comfy, clean and well equipped. We really liked the homely feel, with fairy lights, candles and pretty decor. The bed was very comfy. The washing up facilities and toilets/showers were close so it wasn't a trek to the loo but discretely out of eye line. Nice to have a BBQ and campfire available. The staff were very friendly and helpful. With such good infrastructure it was easy to have a restful and relaxing time. And we loved the goats!
Response from Highway Hill
Thank you so much for your review Liz, we're so glad you had a good time with us and hope to see you again!