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History of Bell Tents

Bell tent perfect for familes
5m Bell Tent ideal for familes

The Sibley tent, a version of the Bell Tent, was patented by Henry Hopkins Sibley in 1858. He served in the US army and fought for the Confederates in the American Civil War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hopkins_Sibley

He developed his design after studying Native American Tepees during his time in the wild west.

Today’s Bell tent designs have evolved from these 19th century origins. The original tent had no guy ropes and was dependent on the tension between its central pole and the canvas, stabilized by 24 pegs around the base.

The design is a simple tent, supported by a single central pole, covered with a cotton canvas. The stability of the tent is reinforced with tension by guy ropes connected around the top of the walls and the groundsheet held down by pegs around the circumference of the footprint of the tent. There is also a ‘V shaped frame to provide rigidity to the entrance. This design has been used by the military in many countries.

The modern equivalent, the 5M Bell tent is made from canvas, which is waterproof, mildew resistant, and flame retardant. It provides spacious, light and airy accommodation, which is less stuffy than a nylon/polyester tent.

There is more than enough space for a family of 4 in a 5m bell tent, allowing a space for sleeping area and lots of extra room for cooking, eating, and playing.

Over the last few years, Bell tents have become increasingly popular, due to the popularity of camping and glamping.

We offer 2 options for Bell tents

5m Bell tent hire – unfurnished

Tent only – £75 per night – (minimum 2 night stay) – This includes 2 adults / 2 children / pitch hire / bell tent hire – extra adults are £7.50 per night, extra child are £5 / night – Children under 3 are free.

Tent only – £195 for 3 nights (Friday / Saturday / Sunday night – This includes 2 adults / 2 children / pitch hire / bell tent hire – extra adults are £7.50 per night, extra child are £5 / night – Children under 3 are free.

Tent only – £195 for 4 nights (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday/ Thursday) – This includes 2 adults / 2 children / pitch hire / bell tent hire – extra adults are £7.50 per night, extra child are £5 / night – Children under 3 are free.

5m Bell tent hire – Glamping – Furnished

Please contact us on 07713 404233 or email botanycamping@gmail.com for further information about glamping.

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