About us: Picture of Katrina and Steve from Beautiful Bells stood on posts as they went camping on the Great Ocean Road, Australia.

Camping on the Great Ocean Road Australia

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Giddy up go!
How lots of camping trips ended

About Beautiful Bells

Bell tent hire specialists

Beautiful Bells is a family owned bell tent hire service. Ethically run by Katrina and Steve, Beautiful Bells have been hiring their fabulous bells tents across the southern region since 2014.

As camping enthusiasts all their adult lives, they and their now grown-and-flown family, have camped in trailer tents and enjoyed many camping holidays under canvas. They have also attended countless music festivals in their beloved VW camper.

The first bell tent

Back in 2013 Katrina bought her first bell tent. To cut a long story short, Katrina has magpie tendencies when it comes to atmospheric lighting. So when she found a tea light chandelier on eBay, she needed a tent to hang it in.
Steve saw this as a completely unnecessary purchase. 

But undeterred, and with the excuse of being fed up of banging her head in the camper van (and months of research), she bought her first bell tent.

Veteran glampers

In reality Katrina and Steve had been glamping for years without realising it. The term used then was ‘show and shine’ – whenever the camper van got an upgrade. Whether that was a new set of fairy lights or some water pipes to keep her on the road. 

As business start-ups go it wasn’t entirely conventional. In fact, the start of the Beautiful Bells glamping hire service was almost accidental. One bell tent grew to five, and Katrina started to research the ‘glamping’ phenomenon. Early in 2014 the Beautiful Bells tent hire service was born.

In the summer of 2014, what had been intended as a ‘small hobby business’ hiring five bell tents expanded to a ten-tent hire service. It was a hobby business no more.
In 2015, Katrina left her job in the corporate world to manage Beautiful Bells full-time.

80 bell tents for hire

Beautiful Bells now boasts over 80 bell tents for hire and a designated hen camp on the outskirts of the New Forest during the summer months.

Despite the growth of Beautiful Bells, Katrina still takes a hands-on approach to their bell tent hire service, and customer enquiries take priority. Since giving up her corporate career, Katrina and Steve are 100% bell tent focused.

They bring their many years’ experience of the outdoors to give you the best possible glamping experience.

Beautiful Bells and the environment

Both Katrina and Steve are fierce believers in ‘leave no trace’. When the Bells team leave a site the only remaining evidence should be some flat grass.

All rubbish is removed and recycled where possible. Tent pegs are counted in and out to ensure none are left behind.

And when the stock has reached the end of it’s hire life, it’s put to good use. At the end of the 2016 season, Beautiful Bells donated nearly 50 duvet packs to a local homeless shelter.

2017 saw a big change to the business when George (Katrina’s sister) joined the team to pick up some of the admin workload so Katrina could continue to work on site.
Head over to the ‘meet the team’ page for some pictures of the Bells team you’re likely to meet on site during the season.

Want to know more? Phone Katrina on 07747 037656 or email for more information, availability, and bell tent hire bookings.

About
Beautiful Bells

Bell tent hire specialists

Beautiful Bells is a family owned bell tent hire service. Ethically run by Katrina and Steve, Beautiful Bells have been hiring their fabulous bells tents across the southern region since 2014.

As camping enthusiasts all their adult lives, they and their now grown-and-flown family, have camped in trailer tents and enjoyed many camping holidays under canvas. They have also attended countless music festivals in their beloved VW camper.

The first bell tent

Back in 2013 Katrina bought her first bell tent. To cut a long story short, Katrina has magpie tendencies when it comes to atmospheric lighting. So when she found a tea light chandelier on eBay, she needed a tent to hang it in.
Steve saw this as a completely unnecessary purchase. 

But undeterred, and with the excuse of being fed up of banging her head in the camper van (and months of research), she bought her first bell tent.

Veteran glampers

In reality Katrina and Steve had been glamping for years without realising it. The term used then was ‘show and shine’ – whenever the camper van got an upgrade. Whether that was a new set of fairy lights or some water pipes to keep her on the road. 

As business start-ups go it wasn’t entirely conventional. In fact, the start of the Beautiful Bells glamping hire service was almost accidental. One bell tent grew to five, and Katrina started to research the ‘glamping’ phenomenon. Early in 2014 the Beautiful Bells tent hire service was born.

In the summer of 2014, what had been intended as a ‘small hobby business’ hiring five bell tents expanded to a ten-tent hire service. It was a hobby business no more.
In 2015, Katrina left her job in the corporate world to manage Beautiful Bells full-time.

IMG_2649

Giddy up go!
How lots of camping trips ended

80 bell tents for hire

Beautiful Bells now boasts over 80 bell tents for hire and a designated hen camp on the outskirts of the New Forest during the summer months.

Despite the growth of Beautiful Bells, Katrina still takes a hands-on approach to their bell tent hire service, and customer enquiries take priority. Since giving up her corporate career, Katrina and Steve are 100% bell tent focused.

They bring their many years’ experience of the outdoors to give you the best possible glamping experience.

Katrina & Steve - camping on the Great Ocean Road

Camping on the
Great Ocean Road Australia

Beautiful Bells and the environment

Both Katrina and Steve are fierce believers in ‘leave no trace’. When the Bells team leave a site the only remaining evidence should be some flat grass.

All rubbish is removed and recycled where possible. Tent pegs are counted in and out to ensure none are left behind.

And when the stock has reached the end of it’s hire life, it’s put to good use. At the end of the 2016 season, Beautiful Bells donated nearly 50 duvet packs to a local homeless shelter.

2017 saw a big change to the business when George (Katrina’s sister) joined the team to pick up some of the admin workload so Katrina could continue to work on site.
Head over to the ‘meet the team’ page for some pictures of the Bells team you’re likely to meet on site during the season.

Want to know more?

Phone Katrina on 07747 037656 or email for more information, availability, and bell tent hire bookings.

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