Glamping business for sale

In this issue of Building & Construction Review, we are delighted to select Dorset Bell Tents for Commitment to Excellence. 

Hampshire couple Tiffany Wilson and Tim Ferguson have spent seven wonderful years running their dream company: Dorset Bell Tents. The family-run business has supplied bell tent hire for a variety of events such as weddings, garden parties, corporate fundraisers through to children’s birthday sleepovers across Dorset and surrounding areas. 

“We’ve had the most memorable experience, meeting a wide range of people from all backgrounds. The best moment has been seeing delighted faces as the guests arrive and the five-metre bell tent is adorned with home-made bunting, floor rugs and fairy lights. Glamping is synonymous with outdoor luxury- combining the closeness of nature with a sprinkling of magic. Imagine a clear summer’s night, the milky way stretching across the skyline and a fire pit roasting s’mores. It doesn’t get any better than that- you might even see a shooting star!” explained co-owner Tiffany.

Glamping started gaining traction back in 2011, way before COVID staycations and in fact, according to a report by Research and Markets, the UK glamping market was worth a whooping £3 billion in 2018 and £5 billion in 2022. With an annual growth rate of 10%, it has shown no signs of slowing down. Simply put, glamping offers a luxurious alternative to camping and attracts a wide demographic of fans, from DINKY’s, young families, grandparents to wedding couples. 

In the wedding industry, glamping offers a memorable, rustic, boho experience in wildflower meadows or with panoramic coastline views. Bell tents are particularly ‘instagrammable’- the off-white canvas contrasting with lush green meadows and open blue skies.

If you’ve always dreamed of running your own glamping business, here’s your chance. Dorset Bell Tents is looking for a new glamping-loving owner.

“We’ve loved every minute of our business but are now looking to travel and work in Africa, for our next big challenge. We want to pass on our business to a new owner- and what an opportunity! Dorset has everything from beautiful coast lines, summer food and music festivals and of course, the famous Jurassic Coastline: a UNESCO World Heritage Site- recognised for its outstanding rocks, fossils and landforms. There is something for everything, from kayaking, wild swimming, fossil hunting and for literary fans, many of Thomas Hardy’s novels are set in Dorset.

Our bell tents are popular from April to October for all events and we offer three graded packages, with the standard package being most popular. This includes: pre-pitched tent, zipped in groundsheet, pre-inflated beds and bedding, handmade multi-coloured rugs, external bunting and solar fairy lights and LED storm lantern. Customers can also pick n’ mix from our flexible booking options. 

Our heavy-canvas bell tents have frequently been the only ones left standing, even after the storms of late and the beauty of the design is it keeps you warm in colder months and cooler in summer.

The new owner will inherit all our summer 2024 bookings, including repeat business, all stock, website/social media and company name.” added Tiffany.

If you’re interested in the opportunity of a lifetime: contact Tiffany or Tim with all serious offers below:

T 01202 374188 | M 07503 000188