5 metre Ultimate Bell Tent


Our best-selling tent that gives you the best of both worlds.
  • Heavy-duty zipped-in “bath-tub” groundsheet
  • Hidden zip lets you roll the walls up
  • Our most popular size and design
  • Secure the three robust door zips with a padlock
Dimensions & Features
Rolled up walls feature of 5m zig bell tent Features heavy duty zips Features a zip-in bath-tub ground sheet

Launched in 2009, our much-copied Ultimate Bell Tent range is our most popular style. We designed this range for our customers who wanted the wet weather assurance of an integrated groundsheet and the versatility of rolling up the walls - the best of both worlds! This tent comes with all the fittings for our optional inner tents for those who wish to create a separate bedroom space and extend their season.

Heavy-duty, hidden zip allows you to separate the canvas from the groundsheet

A robust zip circumnavigates the whole tent and is hidden from the elements by a rain-resistant matching canvas flap. Relax, secure in the knowledge that you're all zipped up. When the sun comes out, unzip, roll part or all of the walls up and enjoy the summer breeze flowing through the tent.

An impressive, flexible inside space

With a 300cm centre pole and a 5 meter diameter, this is a big tent with plenty of room to move about in. It will accommodate eight adults on roll mats in camping mode, five with all the kit in glamping mode or a truly palatial space for two. Why not install a king-size mattress, set up a stove, throw some rugs on the floor, and add some of our hand-painted Indian tables - you'll never want to leave!

A quality, breathable tent come rain or shine

Featuring 100% natural, unbleached cotton canvas, this tent is way more breathable than poly-cotton imitations or other nylon nightmares. Couple this with the walls up, and gone are the days of sweating it out in your personal sauna on a summer afternoon. Great for a lie-in at a festival or to have a cool, shady area for the family. Stay out of the midday sun!

Main features of our 5m Ultimate:

  • Most popular size and version of our Bell Tent
  • Walls unzip and roll up to let the cooling breeze wash through
  • Heavy-duty zipped-in 540gsm "bath-tub" groundsheet
  • Made from 285gsm 100% unbleached, natural, breathable cotton canvas
  • 300cm centre pole offering ample headroom
  • Can be erected by one person in around 15 minutes
  • Four mesh-lined windows keep the bugs out and let the breeze in
  • Has all the fittings for an optional inner tent (quarter or half)
  • Integrated centre pole 'D' ring ideal for accessories such as tea light chandeliers or inner tent
  • Can accommodate a stove by Installing a Flashing Kit/Stove Hole
  • Treated to be water, UV and mould resistant
  • Our premium canvas has a 3000mm Hydrostatic Head (HH)
  • Our heavy-duty groundsheets are over 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head (HH)
  • Tested to BS5852 fire retardancy standards
Our tents are covered by a twelve-month manufacturer's warranty. For more detailed information please see the tent warranty section of our website.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Pauline L
Went all out

I purchased at the insistance of my husband, with the full set up, chindis, stove, chandelier, the whole lot!
Defineightly got our moneys worth, we use it as much asd we can because its pitched on our farm.
Kids love having sleep overs in it and great for guests in the summer.

A wonderful tent!

We love our 5 m belltent! We bought it after seeing one pitched next to us at a small campsite in the New Forest five or six years ago. We were enchanted and still are.

We always set it up with carpets and rugs, and the stove, unless we go for two nights only, then, the stove stays behind.

A beautiful space in the warm or cool and even rainy weather. We even pitched it on the day storm Evert hit Cornwall- we were at the fabulous little Coastal Valley campsite 3 miles off Porth beach. The 5 m belltent stood like a rock in heavy rain and very strong winds. Only the awning gave in slightly.

The perfect tent! Excellent quality. Very highly recommended.

Arabella Worth
Top notch!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Look no further for all of your glam camping needs than The Bell Tent Company. Great service from a very helpful and knowledgeable team. I’ve been delighted with my 5m ultimate bell tent which I’ve had for a couple of years now. I also bought some fabulously stylish accessories. No wonder this company comes so highly recommended!

Grant Jarvis
The best bell tent I’ve owned

Best bell tent I’ve owned, I first bought the 3m ultimate from this company and the quality was so good I bought this 5m. I use it in hot country’s such as Greece and Africa. Excellent quality canvas and stitching. Highly recommended

Chloe Le fay
Amazing tents, amazing company

I've bought for 4 of these tents last summer, and I'm absolutely thrilled. The quality of the tents is above and beyond any I've bought plenty for my businesses over the years. The customer service was excellent, not only were they very helpful and friendly but also extremely knowledgable and couldn't do enough to help me with my needs. This will be my go-to bell tent company from now on.

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