About this listing
One of our large furnished bell tents housed within it's own private meadow within the stunning and historical setting of Mannington Hall and Gardens just outside Itteringham in North Norfolk. Get back to nature in style!
The tent is housed within the gardens of Mannington Hall, just off the main lawns with views of the moated house.
IF IT SAYS BOOKED WE MAY HAVE OTHERS AVAILABLE. JUST MESSAGE ME -
Inside - There'll be a double or single bed configuration, whatever you need for your group. The double beds (with proper mattresses!) and single camp beds are made up with duvets and pillows with 100% cotton sheets and pillow cases. Leave the sleeping bags at home!
All of our tents come equipped with an in tent log burner!! Now you can enjoy the changing seasons in the North Norfolk countryside and coast, and then warm your toes in front of the fire!!
There are apple crates to use as bed side tables, or a centre table or storage, and cushions. An led hurricane lamp is supplied with either a winder, recharchable batteries or solar power. A trunk has been placed in each tent and given a new use as a cool box come table. There is a freezer on site for changing the cool packs over.
To keep your cosy tent comfortable inside throughout your stay, we've provided a large bell tent awning, creating a shelter for boots, cooking, and maybe some star gazing.
Kitchen box - Each tent will be provided with a fire pit which also doubles up as a bbq, and a gas stove for your culinary camping creations. Keeping it stylish, there will also be a crate of vintage inspired cooking and dining ware, as follows... enamel dining ware, plate, bowl and mug for each person, cooking pots, frying pan, kettle, tea/coffee pot, spatula, wooden spoons, serving spoons, masher, sieve, tea/coffee strainer, bottle opener (an important one), can opener, cutlery, scourer, tea towels. If we've forgotton anything, please let us know. There will also be a box of basic pantry essentials....oil, salt, pepper and sugar.
What we supply...
tent with deck and awning
double bed with proper mattress, pillows and duvet
single camp beds with duvet, sheet and pillow
wood burning stove
kitchen box with cooking and dining equipment
basic pantry essentials
cold water on the field and hot water washing up facilities outside the shower block!
Outside - There's a picnic table, a fire pit / bbq, jam jars and tea lights. Fire starting kit and some wood for the first night supplied. More can be picked up from the honesty shop. There is a washing up area near the tents with running water and washing up liquid.
WC and keeping clean - There are toilets within the gardens around 200m away. There is also a facilities block with 7 loos and 4 hot showers around 500m away along with hot water washing up facilities outside the shower block. There is a cold water stand pipe within the Meadow with a rustic washing up area - so you don't have to heave your washing up too far.
Fridges - There are fridges and freezers housed outside the shower block where you can find frozen hot water bottles to use as cool packs in your 'cool boxes' in your tent. (Tin trunks)
There is a small store made up for you in an old tennis store on the lawns just outside the Meadow, housing lawn games, and solid fuels for you stoves and fires - this operates on an honesty shop system.
Honesty shop - Situated in the field shelter on the main field about 5 minute walk away, for things you may need for your stay - kindling, logs, charcoal, cooking gas, matches, candles......etc! There are invoice books allocated to each tent where you can keep a tally of the things you use during your stay - just settle up when you leave either by cash in the honesty box in the field shelter - or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) before you leave the site.
The a field shelter is kitted out with seating and ping pong table and games, and our woodstore honesty shop. Around the corner is the wood fired pizza oven and sauna in the corner of the field. New for 2017 - outside sauna shower.
Caravan Thrift Store - New for 2017 - Love the style offered to you at Amber's Bell Tent Camping? Take some of it home with you. I've set up a little antique shop in my old vintage van selling the wares that I use in the tent interiors and around the site. Apple crates, galvanised garden pieces, vintage enamel, bunting, along with some branded ABTC souvenirs.
Amber's Bell Tent Camping aims to take the hassle out of camping by supplying everything you need for a relaxing stylish comfortable camping experience, thus avoiding the never ending packing before your trip, and the dreaded unpacking at the end, leaving you more time to relax!
We have 9 tents on our 2.5 acre field with field shelter, sauna and pizza oven, and one in it's own private meadow in the grounds, available in August. Meadow for One guests are welcome to use the facilities on the main field - unless there is a private group booking.
Our campers have exclusivity to camping at Mannington, with a maximum 9 tents on the 2.5 acre field, and one in it's own Meadow, there is no chance of crowds. The gardens at Mannington are open to the public a couple of times a week, but our campers are allowed access throughout their stay. Check out the rose gardens for a great spot for a game of hide and seek, and the water meadow for nature spotting.
Extras and add ons - here at ABTC we offer additional services to help make your stay with us even more special. Intent massage from acclaimed local sports massage therapist. Bikes dropped to your tent for no extra cost. Family bushcraft sessions. Hampers and cakes available to order.
There are cultivated gardens circling the moated house, with walled gardens housing heritage garden planting, with stunning herbaceous borders, fern gardens, roses (over 1000 varieties), and areas for interest for the younger ones too, with willow tunnels and insect investigations.
Further away from the house, there are landscaped lakes, surrounded by over 50 species of different trees, with walks through the blue bells and rhododendrens. Wild flowers and plants are encouraged on the water meadow, where you'll find a board walk to a hide, over looking another lake where otters and kingfishers are regularly seen. This is an ideal place for a spot of pond dipping, the water holes always hosting a display of different damsel and dragon flies in the summer months.
Interaction with guests
I will forward detailed arrival instructions for you with named accommodation and maps detailing how to find it so you can make your own way in. There are fact sheets and user guides that you can print off from the website before your stay and there are information packs in the hut and tents for you.
Things to note when staying in the meadow - Park in the main car park near the visitors centre. From here you can put your luggage into the wheel barrows that should be housed either here or within the gates of the main field. Go through the gate marked 'no entry for walkers' to the right of the visitors centre. Head down the lawn and as it opens out head right and you should see the meadow in front of you over the old tennis lawn.
*** Arriving in daylight is highly recommended for this stay ***
I then tend to come up once in the evening to check everyone has everything they need. Am just at the end of a phone if needed. I only live 2 miles away if anything is requested or help needed.
Other things to note
We have 9 bell tents and only one calender, so if it's says we're booked, that may only be one tent, so please drop me a message :)
It's two night minimum booking at weekends, 3 nights during bank holiday. I know single nights are always wanted - I can help with this from Sunday through to Thursday during term time. For longer stays, you can message me for a special price.
The tents do sleep up to 5, but from experience, 5 adults in one tent is not comfortable. Also, only the double beds are fixed proper double beds with mattresses. The singles are of the camp variety to accommodate different family sizes. So, it's a max of 3 adults per tent please.
Terms and Conditions:
- Guests and visitors agree to be considerate tenants and to take good care of the tents and facilities during their stay. Guests and visitors agree not to act in any way which would cause disturbance to other guests. No pets are allowed at the campsite (due to wildlife and conservation). Should any facilities, equipment, or inventory, be damaged wilfully, as a result of inappropriate usage or behaviour, or a as a direct result of failing to respond to instructions from staff you will be held responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of that item. The company cannot accept responsibility from any loss, damage, or expense arising from industrial action, terrorist activity, adverse weather conditions or any other event outside the control of the company. Ambers is a back to nature campsite and as such there are natural hazards, such as ponds, tree roots, poisonous plants, and extremely limited lighting after dark, and depending upon weather conditions, cold, wet and slippery surfaces. Throughout the year, your tent, although cosy and dry, may also become home for the short term to some of our other residents such as insects, spiders, frogs, mice etc. Please remember they were here first and be kind to them. By booking you agree to be responsible for your children and any dependants of children you are in charge of, and your own welfare and to take all reasonable precautions against personal injury, injury to others and damage to the woodland, facilities and tents, such as regarding litter, fire, noise after 10.00pm. Anything you bring to the campsite or wider woodland and any damage or loss to your possessions is at your own risk. Candles and tea lights that are used in the tents must be within the candle holders and containers when alight. The Company accepts no responsibility from any loss or injury arising from being in the campsite or wider woodland (known as Mannington Hall and Gardens). By booking, and acknowledging these Terms and Conditions, you are aware of the risks, hazards, and dangers of personal injury in entering the campsite and woodland. (For example, the woodland contains deadly poisonous mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi.) . Camping in Britain can mean unpredictable weather. Whilst we supply certain facilities and equipment, it is still camping and you are responsible for your own well being and comfort regarding appropriate clothing and footwear etc. Be aware the tents are cotton canvas and in prolonged and heavy rain the tents may leak. Ambers Bell Tents Camping cannot be held responsible for poor weather conditions during your stay.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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