Here are answers to questions about the yurt, bell tents, lodges and pods at Back of Beyond Touring Park, what to bring and making a booking.
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How big are the glamping units?
Bell tents and yurt – 5 metres in diameter. Bell tents are 3 metres high in the middle. The entrance is 1.6 meters tall.
Large pods – 3 meters wide by 4 metres deep.
Medium pod –2.5 metres wide by 3.25 meters deep.
Lodges – 4 meters wide by 3 meters deep.
All furnished units are sited on 7×7 meter decking.
Are BBQs or fires allowed?
Yes! There is a place to position a BBQ, fire basket or fireplace outside each unit. If you are hiring a fully furnished Pod, Lodge or Bell Tent, a chiminea and BBQ are provided. Otherwise you can hire the BBQ/fire basket and buy charcoal and briquettes in our shop.
Are the bell tents and yurt really waterproof?
Yes. Our bell tents and yurt have thick, durable groundsheets sewn into the sides with a 3-inch lip to ensure there are no leaks. What’s more, we have erected each bell tent and the yurt on an individual decking platform 7 x 7 metres, so they are raised off the ground.
Do the glamping units have electricity?
All the furnished pods, lodges and yurt have a power supply suitable for small electric appliances such as phone chargers. All have electric lighting.
The pods have electric panel heaters and the yurt has a wood burner.
Does the glamping accommodation include cookers and kettles?
Yes – in the furnished pods, lodges and yurt come with camping cooking equipment, including a small stove, a kettle and an electric coolbox. In the unfurnished pod, Kingfisher, and the unfurnished bell tents, Foxglove and Rabbit, you will need to bring your own equipment.
How secure are the glamping units?
All are within a fenced area with a 24-hour barrier and CCTV. A park warden is on call 24/7 – the mobile number is outside the Reception building. Obviously the bell tents and yurt do not have solid, lockable doors, although we do provide a lock on the tents for when you are not there. We recommend that you keep your valuables with you when you leave a tent, as we cannot take responsibility for any loss or theft.
The pods and lodges have double glazing and lockable doors and are therefore more secure.
Can I charge my phone, camera or tablet?
There is a power point in the units that have power. However, as mentioned above, we advise you to take valuables with you when you’re out.
Do the glamping units have fridges and cookers?
Furnished units have an electrically powered cool box for storing perishables, as well as a camping stove, utensils and crockery.
Are any of the pods or lodges equipped with a bathroom?
No. You have 24-hour access to our toilet and shower block which is modern, well maintained and close to the Glamping Village.
What is the distance from to the toilets and showers?
The Glamping Village, where the furnished glamping accommodation is located, is very close to the loos – a distance of 50 yards. The unfurnished bell tents in the natural woodland glen, Emma’s Glade, is slightly further.
What time is check in and check out?
You can check in any time after 3pm and by 7pm at the latest. You can check out any time before 11am on the morning of departure.
Can my friends come and stay?
If you are booking a stay at the same time us others, let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you are next door to each other.
Friends who are not booked into Back of Beyond are not allowed to stay overnight. It would not be fair on the other guests to allow people who are not booked in to stay overnight. No more than two people can stay in each unit at a time.
If you’d like friends to visit you during the day, please ask at Reception. There may be a small fee if they want to spend a whole day at the Park, and there may be times when we have to limit the number of additional guests in the park.
What bedding is provided and what do I need to bring?
In the furnished glamping units, we provide a fully sprung mattress, two pillows and cushions, and a 10.5 tog double duvet.
You will need to bring:
- A bottom sheet for a standard double bed
- A duvet cover to fit a double duvet
- 2 standard pillow cases
- Any extra pillows, blankets or throws you might want
Even when we’re lucky with the weather, it can get chilly when the sun goes down, so please make sure you’ll be cosy at night.
What else should I bring besides bedding and towels?
The most useful items are tea towels, dish-cloths, bin bags, washing up liquid, etc. and, of course, the food, drink, tea bags and coffee you like. A torch is also handy for walking through the park at night.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome in the unfurnished Pod, Kingfisher, and in other parts of our park. Pets cannot stay in the furnished glamping accommodation, the Bell Tents or the Airstream. You can, of course, come and visit with your own tent or caravan if you want to bring your dog.
Should I bring a hairdryer and mirror?
Some furnished units are provided with makeup mirrors. There are hairdryers for you to use in the shower block.
Can I bring candles and tea lights?
We provide battery operated tea lights in the Bell Tents because naked flames inside the tents are a fire risk and therefore not allowed. If any of the batteries run out, just ask for more at Reception.
How do I make a booking?
Please go to the booking pages. Alternatively, contact us at email@example.com or call 01202 876 968.
What payments do you accept?
We accept debit card, credit card and BACS payment. We do not accept American Express or cheques. Please contact us if you would like to pay by bank transfer.
Can I make a reservation and pay later, or pay a deposit to make a booking?
We need to receive full payment in order to confirm your booking.
What will I receive to confirm my booking?
Once your booking has been processed, you will receive a confirmation booking invoice by email.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please see our Glamping Bell Tent Terms and Conditions.