North East Visits | Glamping at The Bells of Hemscott

The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
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The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott
The Bells of Hemscott

The Bells of Hemscott is a glamping site located just north of Cresswell on the Northumberland coast. The site is within driving distance to Alnwick, Amble and Morpeth. Widdrington village is close by for shops etc, I would also recommend visiting Cresswell Ices for yummy ice cream. I absolutely love living in Northumberland, we have some absolutely beautiful scenery, so when the Bells of Hemscott asked if I would like to spend a night at their gorgeous site, how could I turn them down?!

The site is featured literally 10 meters away from the beach, the setting is just lovely, there are a number of canvas tents and new for 2015 a shepherds hut, which is what me and my boyfriend stayed in. The site has little luxuries such as bedding, campfires, toilets and showers but still remains 'wild'. So if you regard glamping as electricity and other home comforts, this isn't for you! But we knew what to expect so were well prepared! 

On arrival we were told to phone Alison to let her know we had arrived, I gave her a ring which she missed and then my phone couldn't get any signal! So we sat in the little turning area and hoped for the best! Within minutes Alison arrived on her quad bike and apologised before showing us where to park. Not a big deal but maybe some other system could be used, just because signal can be hit and miss! 

We were shown to our little hut which was a few meters away from the rest of the tents, which I quite liked, we had our own little area. Alison showed us into the hut and settled us in. The hut was lovely and had a nice pull out sofa bed. It was a lovely day so me and my boyfriend went for a stroll along the beach. The best part about the site is the location, the beach is literally 30 seconds away, it's a huge stretch of beach and we only saw about 2 other people. There's no doubt in my mind that Northumberland has the best beaches. 

After eating our little picnic inside the hut we decided to sit outside around the fire with some blankets, cider and some marshmallows for toasting! No word of a lie it took us about 2 hours to get a good fire going...we're no Bear Grylls! But nevertheless we toasted our marshmallows and sat watching the sunset. I look like such a happy little elf! Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see the famous Northumberland dark skies, but on a clear night it would be fabulous! 

Now I would say I'm a very indoor girl, I've only been camping a couple of times, once at T in the Park once when I was about 12...So in my opinion, the voice of a girly girl who loves her bed, the duvet and pillows were nice and comfortable, the sofa bed was not. But I'm sure to a seasoned camper who sleeps on the floor etc, you would love it, for me, I didn't get the best nights sleep. Also even in April I was freezing, even in the hut, I had a onesie on, pyjama bottoms and a hoodie and I was still cold, so take layers! 

In the morning we sleepily packed up our stuff, ate some breakfast stuff we brought and took a last stroll on the beach before leaving. We both had a lovely time here, although I'm still not a camping fan The Bells of Hemscott definitely made the camping experience nicer with their lovely facilities and location. If you're looking to do some wild glamping and want to explore the Northumberland coast I would definitely recommend a visit! 

*Our stay was very kindly complimentary, as always all opinions are my own
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  1. It's been so interesting reading everyone's experiences of the glamping on their blogs. We stayed in the Shepherds Hut, two nights before you and I had such a good time. I think I was born to glamp ... I found the bed super comfy and I didn't even feel slightly cold. I think Simon is probably with you though, he didn't take to it quite as easily as I did.

    I'd definitely go back!

    Keep an eye on my blog on Friday when my review goes up :)

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. Loved your post, glad you had a good time, it's so lovely there isn't it?! I'm too soft for camping, I think I need to toughen up haha! x

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  2. I really love camping and I have always wanted to do this with my boyfriend! The marshmallows look delicious on the fire. I think for one night I could give up the comforts of my own bed for a view of the beach!

    lissyhayes.co.uk x

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    1. It's such a lovely setting, we really enjoyed ourselves! x

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  3. Lovely pics - we are pro-glampers and building a fire does get easier. The key is to pack a newspaper with you and use it as kindling. Love how close to the beach the tents are now x

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    1. Ooh that's a great tip, think we need some more glamping experience haha! x

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