UK England West Midlands Shropshire Ludlow Amber's Bell Tent Camping at Hopton Court Estate

  • Sleeps 5 (max 2 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
A vintage-themed bell tent where you can sleep under canvas near the Shropshire Hills

  • A barbecue, cook wares and picnic bench are included for outdoor cooking and eating
  • A wood-burning stove and beds with linen provided help keep your bell tent cosy
  • One of just six bell tents in the grounds of Hopton Court

The Owner Says

These 5 metre deluxe bell tents are fabulously roomy. At 12' high in the centre, there's plenty of wiggle room, and with a massive 5 metre diameter, they provide a palatial pad for two, a perfect nest for a couple's retreat and plentiful room for the whole family.

If you're new to bell tent camping, the benefits are not just in size. Camping under natural cotton canvas is a completely different sleeping experience to the standard polyester tent. No waking up feeling parched and sweaty. The breathable nature of the material, together with the four big vents the tents have, means you are actually sleeping in the fresh air. The vents and the main door have a separate bug screen, allowing the air to circulate through the tent, which all in all is very conducive to a good night's rest.

You will also have a wood burning stove in your fully furnished tent, everything you'll need for cooking and eating, a fire pit and BBQ as well as good footpath access if you want to walk to the local pub.

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About Amber's Bell Tent Camping at Hopton Court Estate

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs not permitted – there are kennels (01299 270394) just under a mile away. Large groups, corporate hire, birthday celebrations and (chilled out) stag and hen gatherings available by prior arrangement.


The Hopton Court Estate covers some 1800 acres, playing host to various events – from folk festivals to fitness events (see their website for full details) – with plenty of footpaths to explore. On the edge of the Shropshire Hills, the estate also offers direct access onto Catherton Common and the Clee Hills – Titterstone Clee, in particular, is a prominent landmark round these parts and well worth a ramble to the top for views over Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and as far as the Black Mountains. For family-friendly routes, the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve offers cycling trails and more accessible walking routes or, to really take it easy, ride the vintage steam train from nearby Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway (and hike back along the Severn Valley Country Park). Mountain biking, climbing, fishing, canoeing and wild swimming are all possible too, while, for culture, Ludlow town is a treasure trove – antique stores, boutiques and a fantastic reputation for food – with Ludlow Castle (01584 873355) overlooking it all. The town is host to a number of festival events annually, including a gourmet food festival (01584 873957) in September, while the tiny market town of Cleobury Mortimer, just 2½ miles down the road, also boasts fine cuisine, with 6 different pubs and a brewery, Hobsons. It also has a bank, pharmacy, petrol station, Post Office and all the essential amenities, plus a charming, 12th-century church with a famously crooked spire.

Food & Drink

It's a 10-minute walk through the estate grounds to the Hopton Crown (01299 270372). Family-friendly and with a small but decent beer garden, this 16th century coaching inn was refurbished in 2018 and has a good focus on all things local, with several real ales on tap from Wye Valley and Ludlow breweries (try the Ludlow Gold or the Wye Valley Butty Bach to be a real local). The pub is open every day and food is served daily (though not until 6pm on Mondays and Tuesdays). Occasional live music. Free WiFi.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews


Camping as it should be.

An idyllic site - just 6 tents well separated with their own areas and a really remote location. The tent was lovely and well equipped. The bed was a little hard but overall we had a fabulous stay. The local pub (the Hopton crown) is also recommended - we had a very good meal there.
Sep 1, 2020 by Jenny

Beautiful setting, perfect for children

This was a beautiful setting and the tents were great. There were a lots of storms during our stay but I never worried about the safety of the tent. The site was perfect for my children (8 and 11), who loved running off to play on the tree swings or look for wild rabbits. We were looked after very well by Claire and her husband, who even came to check we were OK in the storm. We had a few trips off site but the site itself was so perfect, we didn't feel the need to leave much. We found a public footpath from the nearby common, through fields of sheep down to a stream. It was amazing. The tents were lovely, the beds were comfortable and warm. There were lots of utensils for cooking and the children were delighted to have marshmallows to roast on the fire. The chest that was used for a cool box didn't work that well as we had some very hot weather and it got rather smelly but it didn't spoil our stay.
Aug 31, 2020 by Sarah Ellis Verified Review

Lovely part of the country to spend a long weekend with friends.

Booked with a group of friends so we essentially had the whole site to ourselves. It was fantastic. The tents were very clean and looked great, BBQ for each tent and a bench and communcal firepit. The site looks little bigger on the pictures and video but it wsa a perfect size. Lots for kids to do with swings and a pond Along with a badminton net. Amber was very helpful on arrival, extremely friendly and a lovely host. The tent s had all you could need including tea and sugar. The ice packs were an added help keeping food fresher for longer. When we had a cler night the stars were amazing, no light pollution and we were far enough away from anyone else to disturb them. The toilets/showers were kept very clean and only a short walk from the tents. Would definitely recommend and would love to revisit.
Aug 26, 2020 by george hurrell

A great place for anyone, couples or family.

Very well set up and a great, quiet location. With only 6 tents on site there really was plenty of space and a nice small community feel. A great local pub/restaurant too.
Aug 14, 2020 by Jane Haka Verified Review

Lovely experience in a beautiful setting

Spent four night in one of the bell tents with a great little wood relaxing in the middle of nowhere but on 10 minutes to the shop by car. Great for camp fires and the kids loved it too. Don’t have to worry about where the kids aware also own personal shower and toilet which Is handy. Lovely walks around the common too which is 2min walk away.
Jul 29, 2020 by Slim
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Amber's Bell Tent Camping at Hopton Court Estate is located at The Riddings, Woodhouse Road, Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, DY14 0JL

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Getting There

Hopton Court Estate is situated just off the A4117 in Hopton Wafers, just west of Cleobury Mortimer, between Kidderminster and Ludlow. Leave the A4117 at the turning next to the Hopton Crown pub. Follow this road for ½ mile and you will see Hopton Court on your right, about 100m after crossing a bridge. Do not turn in to the main hall but continue on, passing the house and you will see signs for The Riddings. Follow these to Amber's Bell Tent Camping.

The nearest train stations are in Kidderminster and Ludlow. From there take bus number 292 or 2L (the same numbers from both stations just heading in the opposite direction) to Cleobury Mortimer, hopping off at the bus stop opposite the Hopton Crown pub. It's a short walk from the pub to the glamping site.