When campers become glampers.

Following on from our less glamorous boutique experience at Camp Bestival and having been bitten by the camping bug we were keen to get out in our own bell tent.

We have always been campers and this year were needing to replace our slightly manky old tent. I’d been begging for coveting a floral canvas beauty for the past year and finally managed to get my own way!

Mr Muddy rearranged work and yippee we had a spare day for a quick camping trip. We booked into a site that’s not too far away and off we went.

It was the first opportunity we had had to get the tent out (at 5m it’s slightly too wide to put up fully in our garden) so the instructions were a must. We’ve put up many tents over the years of many different styles but this one has to be by far the easiest.


Pitch chosen we set the tent out, popped in the pegs. Put the main pole and A frame pole in, pegged the guy ropes and job done!


As you can see not everybody wanted to help!

Here she is:


To add a little extra glamour we strung up a string of solar powered fairy lights and added some bunting. In half on hour we were tent up, unpacked and ready to hit the beach – how fab is that?!

Having been nervous about buying the 5m size without having seen one of these tents I was glad we had the larger size, the 5 of us had plenty of space in our canvas palace. It really did make camping feel special and never before have I been complimented on my tent.

The tent is well made, beautiful and more importantly kept us warm and dry in the tail end Bertha storms. We did have a jammed zip on first try which means the top 5mm of the door isn’t fully sealed but as it doesn’t affect use due to being so high up we can live with that.

This happy camper is most definitely a very happy glamper!