Woodminton Farm, Bowerchalke
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5DD
What's the difference between the Bell Tents and the Safari Tents?
The bell tents are smaller and the mattresses are at floor level. If you are looking for a closer experience to ‘camping’ then the canvas bell tents are an ideal option. The safari tents are extremely spacious with plenty of room to stand and walk. They contain double beds, a small table, a gas heater, a sofa futon, a single futon, and an open front with a small decking area. They also have access to their own WC and shower (no sharing required).
Can I bring a dog?
I’m afraid we do not allow dogs. Whilst we would love to allow dogs, we previously gave this a try, and it just didn’t work out with livestock on the farm. This is one of the only things we are quite strict on, so we really hope this doesn’t deter you from booking!
Do you have availability and what's the price?
This can be found under ‘Booking’ on the main menu.
When is check in and check out?
Check in is at 3.30pm onwards (if you could kindly let us know roughly what time you arrive, it would be a great help). Check out is at 11am prompt.
Are there any shops nearby?
There is a village shop selling essentials in Sixpenny Handley, which is a ten minute drive away. For several large supermarkets, Salisbury is approximately 11 miles away.
How far are the loos from the tents?
Not far at all! Probably not much further than you’d have to walk in a large house.
Can I park on site?
The parking area is next to the campsite. As we don’t allow cars onto the site (a condition of our planning consent), we provide a couple of wheelbarrows to transport your luggage the short distance to the tents.
Can I book a one night stay?
Our prices are based on 2 nights, however we do allow mid-week one night stays for an additional £25 on the base price.
Is there phone signal/electricity?
Due to the rural and idyllic nature of the site, there is no electricity – we think this adds to the experience. There are solar lights, battery powered fairy lights, two gas showers, and communal gas stove. Also we can hire out a small generator for music/lighting when the whole site is hired. Unfortunately phone signal on some networks is very limited, we suggest taking a map, or driving (or walking if you’re feeling fit!) to the top of the hill where the signal is excellent. You can also charge your phone/torches in the freezer shed at the farmyard, and you are welcome to make urgent phone calls from our landline.
Can we have camp fires, and if so, are they private?
Absolutely! This is part of the fun of camping, and we want to make sure your experience is as close to camping in the wild as possible (just without the bad bits!) Each tent has it’s own fire pit, with a table and chairs.
Can we pitch an extra tent?
If you are booking the entire site (6 tents), then yes at £20 per night per tent.
Can you recommend a pub?
Yes! The Horseshoe Inn at Ebbesbourne Wake is a traditional country pub, and accessible on foot (45 minute walk on footpaths).
Is there somewhere to keep food cool?
We supply each tent with a coolbox and ice packs. The ice packs can be exchanged using the freezer in the farmyard (half a mile from the site). There is also a small fridge at the farmyard (signposted ‘freezer shed’) that can be used by campers. We can receive an online delivery for a small charge.
Is the site accessible for disabled?
Our aim is to work with anyone who has a disability and ensure we can help in any way we can. We strongly recommend giving us a call ahead of time and asking to speak to Fiona. Due to the off-grid nature of the site, parts of the site can be bumpy and we would recommend an off-road wheelchair for those with limited mobility. The tents are on wooden bases and require a small step to enter. The tent floor is carpeted. The mattresses in the bell tents are not raised above floor level. The loos and showers require one fairly large step, however we can provide a ramp if requested in advance of your stay. There are solar lights dotted around the site, however lack of electricity means torches are advisable.
Do we need to bring bedding?
A duvet, pillows, and blanket is included for the double mattress. Guests will need to bring bedding for the two single futons. We also strongly recommend bringing extra blankets during the cooler months of our season in April, May, and September.
Can the tents sleep a 5th person?
The Bell Tents and Geodomes can sleep a maximum of 4 adults. However if you’re a family with 3 small children, there is enough space for an extra bed roll. These can be added during the booking process for £3 per night.
Do we provide cooking & BBQ utensils?
Yes – each tent is provided with crockery and BBQ tools. We also provide some basic pots and pans in the communal shelter. The communal kitchen has 2 gas hobs, a kettle, and sink.
Can we arrange a supermarket delivery to arrive before or during our stay?
Yes. This can be requested during the booking process.
Do we need to bring towels?
Yes – we do not provide towels.
Do you sell anything at the site?
We sell extra baskets of logs (£10). At the farmstead, there is a freezer shed, where we sell delicious Purbeck ice creams, and cold drinks.
Why do you no longer offer the Geodomes?
We decided to opt for a colour and material for 2024 that was more in keeping with the natural beauty of the site. Safari tents offer the same luxury camping experience, and also have the benefit of staying slightly cooler on hot days.
How far is parking from the tents?
Parking is at the entrance to the site, so the furthest you will need to walk is a couple of hundred metres.