Soho Farmhouse: The Bell Tent

posted on: Tuesday, 3 January 2017

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Well, ladies and gentleman, I finally did it. I slept in a tent. Alright, to be fair this isn't my first time in a tent. I did sleep one night with a boyfriend, in a tent, just outside of Glastonbury. It never happened again. Camping wasn't my thing. However, I had always wanted to try glamping, and well, that's where Soho Farmhouse comes in. 

For one night, and one night only, we made the Bell Tents at Soho Farmhouse our humble abode. Our first impression was of absolute bliss. This romantic tent came complete with an incredibly comfortable bed, huge blankets, soft sheepskin rugs, a working fireplace and even a clothes rail. This is the way camping should be, should one choose to camp at all. That I can absolutely confirm with every ounce of my being.

First things first. We lit the fire. We then procured wine from the boathouse restaurant. Then, off went the shoes, on came the wooly socks and the fuzzy bathrobes and the night was ours for the taking. There are about 15 tents in all, and it did seem as if we were the only ones in residence. It was so quiet and quite romantic. Two bottles of wine later, I was desperate for the loo. As a seasoned hotel guest, let's just say I wasn't used to the concept of putting on boots and walking outside for a bit to find the shared bathrooms. And, oh how I wish I had thought this through before drinking copious amounts of wine. Four trips to the bathroom over the course of seven hours and let's just say I had fallen back into the idea of "camping is not for me." Of course this will seem like bliss to any frequenters of Glastonbury. The toilets are heaven in comparison. There's never a queue, the products are all cowshed, and there's no squatting. Sorry, just had to get that in there.

Also, a word to the wise for those of you looking for romance in these tents. Find said "romance" early in the evening. As tent guests begin to re-enter the camp later in the evening, it can get quite hilarious. We actually had a guest mistakenly try to come into ours. Whoops! You can also hear absolutely everything. Just saying. So it's best to be discrete on all fronts, with secrets and otherwise.

Another piece of advice. Book now. The tents were additions to the already booked up cabins... and even these are now booking up months in advance. https://www.sohofarmhouse.com

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