Wednesday 5th May
Sunday 9th May, 2021

Luxury Glamping – The Badminton Retreat

New for 2019 – Luxury Glamping at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Retreat, Huntsmans Close, Badminton Estate

Celebrate Badminton’s 70th Anniversary in Style!

The Badminton Retreat is the official provider of luxury glamping accommodation at one of the world’s most thrilling and prestigious International Horse Trials.

This beautiful glamping site is located right in the heart of the action by Huntsmans Close on the cross country course, next to Badminton House.  We are surrounded by woodland with stunning views across the parkland of the Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton Estate.

Being situated directly on the course you will be enveloped in the electric atmosphere so unique to Badminton where you can enjoy the pleasure of a much more relaxed timetable, no more commuting to and from your hotel or guest house each day.

Our exclusive glamping site includes all the features you would associate with a guest house or B&B and many more exciting highlights to make your stay truly thrilling.

  • Fully licensed Retreat bar with big screen highlights throughout the three day event of all the action with up to date reports from competitors and associated guest speakers.
  • Fabulous food in the onsite Retreat restaurant, serving cooked breakfasts, cream teas and a supper menu.
  • Chill out area with fire pits, hot and cold tubs
  • Top of the range hot showers and sparkling toilets
  • Pamper Room with electricals such as hairdryers, straighteners and phone charging facilities
  • Private secure parking area close to your accommodation

All our accommodation is tastefully furnished and includes real mattresses and cotton linen bedding, padded carpets and lighting. Choose from deluxe Safari tents or traditional canvass bell tents. Prices from £1199 for the full 6 nights for two people sharing. Additional guests at £300pp.

6 nights from Midday Tuesday 30th April – 11am Monday 6th May 2019

As The Badminton Retreat is within the Badminton Estate Grounds and event area, a Badminton Season Admission Pass is required in addition to your glamping accommodation at a cost of £60 per person plus £30 per car which can be parked in our onsite car park. These should be purchased from our online shop at the time of booking your glamping accommodation.  Please note that if you are an Official, Owner, Exhibitor etc. and will already be in possession of a Badminton Car Pass and Admission then you will not need to purchase this additional Pass to allow entrance to the Badminton Retreat Car Parking area.

Background on The Badminton Retreat

The Badminton Retreat is a family run business founded by husband and wife Barny and Emily Lee. Barny and Emily are no strangers to Badminton – Emily (nee Mackenzie) competed at the prestigious 4* event several times during her professional eventing career and Barny also successfully competed to 3*.

Today Barny runs a thriving marquee and events business Barny Lee Marquees and an annual luxury pop up glamping site in Pilton for Glastonbury music festival – The Glastonbury Retreat.

Emily is a sought after event coach and is regional under 18 coach in the South West for the sport’s national governing body, British Eventing.

Based on their Somerset stud farm, they thrive on an extremely busy work schedule and spending family time together with their sons Jonny (11 years) and George (7 years) and little Isla (6 year old Jack Russell).


Enquiries: 01454 740182 / 01225 220032