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The Wildings

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Bourton-on-the-Water

01451 518 869   Lankett Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

  • 6 Pods, 4 Bell Tents, 2 Yurts
  • Perfect for Families
A lovely, all-season glamping site within walking distance of the quintessential Cotswolds’ village of Bourton-on-the-Water

With a tremendous position on a half-acre sliver of land surrounded by fields close to Bourton-on-the-Water, The Wildings is a desirable glamping site in its own right, and a perfect base for seeing The Cotswolds. This little glamping paradise village was set up by owner Kim when she was pregnant – and it shows. It’s a lovely spot for everyone but perfect for young families, with each unit sleeping up to a family of five. The pods, tents and yurts are warm and weatherproof, and can be tailored to your needs. Bringing a baby? Add the cot bundle. Camping as a couple? How about booking a celebration hamper? Plus there's an on-site Cook House with a well-equipped communal kitchen, along with comfy seating and books to browse. An on-site farm shop provides tasty produce while there are also a couple of mobile pizza ovens available to hire.

As for the accommodation, there are six camping pods, each with insulation, heating, lights, and electricity, four seasonal bell tents, and two yurts. You can book the pods with camping mats-only, for what must surely be one of the best-value, all-season stays in the area, or ramp up the luxury by adding from a range of extras, customising your own glamping experience with beds, linen and towels, campfire cooking kits and tableware. The bell tents offer boutique camping for a family or four adults, illuminated by solar-powered fairy lights and lanterns. There's a campfire in a private garden for evening meals, and each tent has access to its own barbecue and benches. Finally there are the yurts, which are off-grid and lit up by solar-powered lighting, each kept warm with the addition of a small and efficient wood-burning stove.

A sign in reception recommends “You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day... unless you are busy, then you should sit for an hour", and we can't deny that The Wildings is a terrific place to do just that, while enjoying a campfire and watching the bats, while the kids play on the climbing frame. However, lovely as it is,  The Wildings is also a great base for the Cotswolds and it s numerous attractions, with picturesque, riverside Bourton-on-the-Water just a mile away and home to sights like Birdworld and The Cotswold Motoring Museum, as well as numerous tearooms, inns and cafes. There’s enough to keep you occupied for a week around here, and the site is also well connected with footpaths as well as roads leading out to the rolling hills and other pristine villages that the region is so famous for.



We think our extras make us super special! There are a few of them but it means that we appeal to hardened, experienced campers through to those who have never camped before or, like myself, you're a parent who loves the experience of camping and making our kids so happy but the thought of packing up the entire house and the washing/drying of a tent etc etc fills you with utter dread (you are not alone!) then this is the place for you!

Grass Camping Pitches - super simple bring everything you need

Pods - Available all year round, these are heated and have electricity, they come with a double bed and mattress.  Thats it.  Tailor it to your hearts desire with our extras or keep it simple and bring everything you need.  They are big enough to sleep up to 5 people

Star Tents and Yurts - these are off grid and come with a double bed and mattress (bring your own bedding or grab our extras), basic cooking essentials; pans, kettle, utensils, tableware, mugs, cutlery, a box of logs, an outdoor BBQ fire pit, picnic table.  Lighting is battery operated.  The tents are large enough for 4 people and the yurts are large enough for 5 people

Bell Tent Village - Complete with bunting and fairy lights, cooking essentials; pans, kettle, utensils, tableware, mugs, cutlery, a box of logs, utterly comfy Bundle Beds for everyone staying which roll away if you want more space, a BBQ firepit outside, extra blankets, a welcome hamper and cool box with ice packs.

Facilities - we have hot showers and flushing loos on site with space for families.  We have changing units and a disabled loo on site too.

Cookhouse - our cookhouse is brill! Its small - but it has a fully fitted kitchen with basic pans, crockery, tableware etc.  It has a cooker, microwave, kettle, 2 fridges with some freezer space, toaster and a small seating area along with books, board games and toys for children.

Farm Shop, Coffee Shop and Sweet Shop - Again its small but its so full of all the useful things; caffeine, alcohol, food and fun!

Pamper Tent - Grab a massage, pre book only open Wednesdays and Saturdays from June

BBQ Hut - Indoor BBQ in pure luxury! Seats up to 12 so great for groups - pre book

Suitable For

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a break from busy city life or a relaxing family holiday, we think it is the perfect location right in the very heart of the gorgeous Cotswolds!!

We love pets and all nice


We are in the very heart of The Cotswolds, there is so much going on here and its a great place to be whatever the weather.  On a summers day a wander down into the village of Bourton-on-the-Water (1 mile away) to the Model Village followed by a paddle in the River Windrush and fish chips on the waters edge followed by glass of wine round by the campfire with friends, or a breezy autumn day at the local National Trust Sherborne Estate (4 miles away) followed by a chilli con carne cooked in the Kotlich with baked potatoes in the embers


Open all year.


From £55 - £130 per night.

The Owner Says

We want to give all our guests an amazing experience while staying with us, therefore we have designed our site to give you the best value for money, while also offering lots of options, so you can make it the perfect break for you.

We want to take any hassle out of camping for you and so have created a 'design your own holiday' campsite.

We have grass camping pitches, camping pods, star tents, yurts and a bell tent village.

Utterly simple and tailor made for you

We also offer a relaxing Cookhouse for all our guests to share; there is a full kitchen, two fridges, sofas, games, books, and all sorts of other things to make your stay comfortable.

New for 2022 - We have an amazing fully stocked Farm Shop on site with everything you need for your stay, along with a fabulous little coffee shop and a miniature old fashioned traditional sweet shop!

For children, we have a fantastic little play area to keep them busy while you make supper or relax with a book!

When you arrive you'll be met by one of us, we'll show you around and give you a welcome guide, kids get their own guide too and you'll get a solar fairy light lantern (not for camping pitches).  Our communal area is lit at night but our paths aren't - we're not that big though so you can't get too lost!!  Feel free to ask us lots of questions we are all local and so happy to help.

 Once you're settled come for a shop to grab everything you need in our farm shop, enjoy a coffee from our amazing new mechanical coffee machine, it takes a bit longer to make coffee than a big commercial space but enjoy watching the lever slowly pour the water through the coffee, take a deep breath and relax. You're on holiday!  Let the kids loose in our miniature old fashioned sweet shop where they can weigh out some old school favourites or let them grab a milkshake for themselves with milk from our local diary whilst you shop

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Contact Website  01451 518 869  The Wildings, Lankett Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Getting There

From the A429, turn south east signposted Clapton Sherborne. Continue along Lanketts lane until you reach us on the right hand side, if you get to a junction you've gone too far!!

From the A40, turn north signposted Sherborne Clapton, stay on this road for a few miles, its wiggly but don’t turn anywhere. Drive carefully as there are often roe deer about. Keep driving until you reach a junction at the top of the hill, take a left and we are the next left.

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The nearest train station is nine miles away at Moreton-in-the-Marsh from where the 801 bus service (which provides a handy connection to much of the surrounding area) runs frequently to Bourton-on-the-Water (except on Sundays). An alternative station is at Kingham, about 20 miles away, from and to where you can take a taxi.


  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking

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