Hilltop Hideaways

UK England West Midlands Warwickshire

  • Children’s playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Hilltop Hideaway by name hilltop hideaway by nature – the best views in Warwickshire and top notch glamping accommodation

Gently rolling Warwickshire doesn’t strike you as the hilliest of counties as you journey through. The open plains of yellow flowering fields and shimmering, green meadows stretch on endlessly, only broken by flanks of trees along their edges. Yet the precision engineering of the Grand Union Canal, traversing the county, marks out the rises and fall of the landscape’s every inch, its locks acting as a meter by meter way marker for every slope the water meets. In the village of Long Itchington alone 10 locks climb in sharp succession, leading boats up to one of the highest points on the whole canal. It’s just a couple of miles from here that the picture perfect pastoral scene of Hilltop Hideaways is found.

Aptly named, Hilltop Hideaways really does sit on a high, open crest, overlooking swathes of agricultural landscape. The views are outstanding and the sense of escape is palpable. Yet the juxtaposition of an open hilltop and being ‘hidden’ is equally fitting. The tall hedges that line the back edge of the site and the quarter-mile farm driveway that leads you away from the road, give you a sense of being cut off, while the open views to which the accommodation faces make you feel as if you’re looking out across the county, with no one there to look back at you.

This is all, of course, with the exception of the Hilltop Farm farm shop, a long standing business that brings a hum of local customers eager to sample the finest Warwickshire produce. Edging the meadow where the bell tent and camping cabins lay, the farm shop has a playground and café with outdoor seating and acts as a hub for the site and a reminder of the world beyond the greens and browns of the countryside surroundings.

The camping itself leaves a few options for guests to ponder. There are bell tents and wooden cabins, each with comfortable double beds and all the bed linen provided. Families are also welcome, with extra camp beds added to the spacious pads. These cosy abodes also feature lighting (the cabins have electricity and the bell tents with vintage looking lanterns) and deck chairs which all adds to that classic camping feel. Normal tents are also welcoming in the grassy meadow, with no electrical hook-ups and an easygoing, pitch-where-you-like attitude.

When you do fancy escaping back out into the real world, Royal Leamington Spa is just a few minutes in the car, a regal looking spot but with a surprisingly young and modern atmosphere, particularly during the term time of nearby Warwick University. Historic Warwick is just a couple of miles further, while Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon is also close at hand and worth dedicating a day to for the full scope of it’s treasures. On a nice day there’s a tourist buzz about the town and a wealth of Bard-related attractions. And when you’ve had your fill of the crowds, it makes escaping back to your Hilltop Hideaway all the more perfect!

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Facilities

There are modern showers, toilets and basins. Towels and all bed linen are included for the cabins and shepherds huts, and bed linen is provided for the bell tents which feature double beds and camp beds for children. Firepits and BBQs are allowed in the designated undercover BBQ area, with picnic benches and deck chairs for use. The onsite farm shop and cafe has a great play area for children.

Suitable For

Glampers, tent campers, couples, families, dogs (on the campsite) – yes. Campervans, caravans – no. Dogs are permitted in the bell tents and bring-your-own tent pitches.

Nearby

It's just 3 miles to Royal Leamington Spa, a lively town with tall, glamorous architecture and an excellent main high street that slopes up away from the River Leam and the pretty Jefferson gardens that spread along its banks. You can drive or cycle there via the tow path on the Grand Union Canal (there's also a good greenway cycle trail to nearby Kenilworth and Kenilworth Castle (01926 852078) – a good family route). It takes roughly 10 minutes to drive to historic Warwick, home to famous Warwick Castle (08712 652000), with loads of family events throughout the year, as well as the historic town centre, worthy of a visit in itself. Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon is also just 25 minutes away.

Food & Drink

There's a fabulous onsite farm shop and café (01926 632978), which is fully licence if you fancy a little day time tipple in the sun. It's got loads of local produce for slapping straight on the BBQ – including lamb and beef from the farm. Pub-wise the nearest is The Red Lion (01926 632715; just over a mile away) in Hunningham, a fantastic spot with ceiling beams, framed pictures and a huge beer garden with river views. The Stag (01926 425801), in Offchurch, is a couple of miles away and equally pleasant. The thatched pub has an ancient feel but inside surprises you with contemporary decor and a top quality, gastro menu.

Opening Times

April–December.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to your perfect escape… Enjoy the best of the beautiful British countryside from the luxury of our cabins or canvas. Hilltop Hideaways is nestled into the rolling Warwickshire hills on a third generation family farm.

We're just a few miles from Royal Leamington Spa, with Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and the magical Cotswolds right on our doorstep too.

Our newly established glamping site is family-run, offering a choice of either wooden cabins or bell tents for you to stay in.

Accommodation

Three camping pods and two shepherds hut.

Galloway Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
Our beautiful, bespoke Shepherd's Hut, with one double bed and one double sofa bed. Comfortably sleeps 4 and has electricity & lighting

Jersey Cabin Superior

Pod Sleeps 4 2 Available
Sleeps up to 4 (perfect for families)

Red Devon Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
Our beautiful, bespoke Shepherd's Hut, with one double bed and one double bunk bed. Comfortably sleeps 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and has electricity & lighting

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Location

Contact Hilltop Hideaways, Hilltop Farm, Fosseway, Hunningham, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9EL

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Reviews

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Rated ★★★★☆ over 4 reviews

★☆☆☆☆

Overpriced- not glamping

We felt our accommodation was overpriced at £70 a night for what was essentially a bed in a shed. The hosts were friendly and welcoming but beyond that our experience was disappointing. The shepherds huts and camping pods were, in our opinion, situated too close together giving little sense of space and privacy. There were 3 unisex toilets and 3 showers for the whole site which we felt quite inadequate for the number of people visiting and the field was not even particularly crowded on this occasion. One of the toilets had a door which didn’t close without considerable effort. Each time we went to use the facilities there were people either waiting to use them or just congregating in the area, chatting. This made us feel uncomfortable. It may be the case that most people don’t find this an issue but if you like your privacy then it most certainly will be. After one night we decided to leave as the situation was unacceptable to us. The owners later contacted us to express their disappointment that we had felt dissatisfied with the accommodation but made no offer to reimburse us for part of our stay. We paid £140 for 17 hours in a very basic pod with only a bed and one bedside table. We have stayed in camping pods on numerous occasions before and all have had better facilities than this one. We were very disappointed and will most certainly not be inclined to visit again.
Apr 22, 2019 by Paul
★★★★☆

Beautiful setting and lovely farm shop/cafe

We have just returned from 4 nights camping at Hilltop Hideaways. The setting is beautiful and the facillities excellent, there is also the bonus of a fabulous farm shop and cafe, which is perfect for a (very) good breakfast if you can't be bothered to fire up the gas first thing in the morning. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and there are friendly dogs and shetland ponies on site which our children loved, plus of course the play area. The only reason I am not giving this site 5 stars is that it feels to be set up more for the glampers than campers - the glampers have a good sized area, whereas the tents are squeezed into a relatively small part of the field (with no defined pitches). For the first three nights of our stay there were about 6 tents (plus gazebos etc.) pitched in an area where we would have expected a maximum of 2 tents, 3 at a push, which made for a noisy stay with little chance of privacy, which was a shame. We'd have happily pitched further away from the facilities, if it meant we could have had a little more space to ourselves. That said, the many good points about this site definitely outweigh the one bad, and we would recommend and hopefully return for another stay one day.
May 30, 2018 by Fiona Erskine-Naylor
★★★★★

A great break

We (two adults and two 4 year olds) stayed at Hilltop at the beginning of September in one of the cabins. It was just as the weather had turned so a really cold week, however the cabin was really very warm and comfy. The location for local attractions was great and the food (& beer) at the Hilltop Farm Shop / Cafe was very good - I'd highly recommend the breakfasts. We hired the barbecue for a few nights having bought some very fine meat at the farm shop and went to the local pub for food one evening. There's also loads of space for the kids to explore. All in all a great stay.

We'd definitely recommend it and would love to go back in warmer weather!

Oct 26, 2015 by Bryn R
★★★★★

Simply lovely

We spent a really lovely night at this brand new glamping venue. The cafe and farm shop at Hilltop have long been a favourite of ours and the Ellis family are always so warm and welcoming. 

With large picnic benches on the pitch and full sized BBQ's to hire, we were able to buy some fabulous local produce from the farm shop to enjoy in the evening and the children's play area was close enough that our kids could play and still be seen by us at the  tent. The site it's self is very well set up but retains a very romantic charm with winding paths mown out of the long meadow grass, lovely twinkly lights to mark the way and as all the pods and tents face West - you get the full force of sunset to round off your day. 

We stayed in a spacious bell tent and found it very comfortable. The double bed was soft and warm and given that my children slept much later than usual, I'd say that their camp beds were pretty good too! I was pleased to find lovely fluffy towels, hot showers and clean toilets and the facities were close enough so that it wasn't a treck in the night but still tucked away out of sight.

We had a delicious and very generous breakfast on the cafe patio in the morning with lovely coffee and juices. 

I will definitely be coming back to Hilltop Farm!

Jul 23, 2015 by Kate G.T

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