Welcome to the Belle Tents website. Please use the links on the left to view our range of tents and marquees.
We are Laura Ashton and Dave Rothwell and this year will be our 20th anniversary of making tents and marquees. Each tent is made to order by the two of us, here in our small workshop, ensuring that we have complete control from start to finish. We are not a factory and we do not carry ready-made stock.
Over the years both of us have, in one way or another, been involved in theatre and music, which has had a profound effect on the way we approach all aspects of our lives, including business. Tents to us are more than just a means to earn a living, they are a passion. We have an on-going interest in mobile structures and what goes on inside them. We love the fact that a tent can create a space filled with magic one day and be gone the next - often with no trace left behind.
'Fantasy tents for people who want to do strange things inside the outside... after all what is the point of having an outside if you can't go in it! The truly lovely thing about having your own Belle Tent is that you can be out and in at the same time, and when you do go out you can take your own bit of inside with you.'
We hope you enjoy the site.
"Cottage industry this may be, yet it is the Savile Row of the camping world." (The Times, 1995)
At present we can no longer offer red canvas. However, the good news is that our supplier has now started to make Regentex canvas in new range of colours but so far no red.
They plan to have these colours as standard stock; we'll keep working on them for the red.
For summer 2011 Camp in a Belle Tent here at Owls Gate, North Cornwall.