Glamping Bell Tent. Just outside the New Forest and Bournemouth.
Saint Leonards, England, United Kingdom
About this micro camping
Our 'fully loaded' Bell tent - Beach has everything you need from double bed to cooking area. Electric, lighting, even heating. Set up on its own wooden deck with outside seating and loungers.
Spread over 30 acres of Dorset woodland, river, heathland and lakes, Back-of-Beyond is reached via a quiet country lane and meanders over countryside naturally inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife: look out for deer, squirrels, moles, rabbits and the soaring sights of birds including the resident woodpecker.
The number of pitches is carefully managed among all this undisturbed space and, even better for a stampede of liberated parents, the park is adults-only.
Restful pastimes on site include free fishing on the park’s lakes and rivers (bring your own equipment and pick up a fishing licence when you arrive); boules; woodland walks and a five-acre nine-hole pitch and putt course among the squirrels, moles and rabbits (hire the necessary bits and pieces on site).
Guests can generally pick their own pitches and a particularly wildlife-filled option is available in ‘Emma’s Field’, a woodland glade. Although Back-of-Beyond is very dog-friendly, they aren’t allowed in Emma’s Field or around the fishing lakes (but pooches can let off steam in the ten-acre woodland area set aside especially for canines).
New owners Victoria and Martin took over Back-of-Beyond in February 2014 and are gently determined to keep the peaceful ethos of the site as well as keep guests tranquil re standards: the up-to-date facilities include three heated loo and shower blocks with power showers and hot water, a private/disabled shower room, hairdryers, indoor and outdoor washing-up areas and reception with morning bakery, lending library, newspapers, launderette and a shop selling bottled gas and essentials. All amenities are free to use and open 24 hours.
Essential supplies (food and beer) can be found at the two excellent pubs within walking distance; supermarkets, restaurants and two caravan and camping centres are within a few minutes by car.
- Campfires allowed
- Cool accommodation
- Tent on site
- Glamping (e.g.: Yurt, Safari tent, Bubble tent)
Available yes or no
- Drinking water
- RV Sanitation
- Pets allowed
- RV Hookup
- Picnic table
- Fire/Ring Grill
- Hot water
- Campfire possible
- Gas (stove)
- Extra toilet paper :-)
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £10.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/05 and 01/09.
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
How to reach this micro camping
You can park on the pitch.
Checking in and out
:Arrival not before 12pm, please notify us if you are going to be later than 6pm. There is a charge of £5 an hour after 7pm. Departures are no later than 11am, unless prior arrangement has been made with the office. :On arrival to reception we will issue you with a barrier key to enable access in and out of the park, please be aware we require a refundable £10.00 cash deposit which will be returned on the day of departure. :Pitches are allocated. You will normally have a good choice of available pitches. :If you wish to hire a fire basket we ask you either book one before your arrival or by 3pm on the day. :We can offer a breakfast service of delicious freshly baked Croissants, Pain Au Chocolates, Pain Au Raisin and Baguettes if pre ordered the day before. There is a self service coffee machine serving Costa Coffee in the shop. :Our site shop will be stocked with basic provisions such as tea, coffee, juice, bacon, eggs, pasta etc etc. Fresh milk and bread is delivered daily. The ice cream freezer is fully loaded and we have catered for the dogs too with a “Billy & Margots” nutrious dog ice cream treat being available. :Back of Beyond's own honey, from our onsite bee hives, is available throughout the year. :Award winning sausages and meat are available onsite from our local butchers, who also supply homemade jams and chutneys. :We have various mobile caterers who visit the site in the evening. Look out for the posters onsite or ask at reception.
Things to do in the area
- Wildlife watching
- Horseback riding
- Canoeing / Kayaking