Glamping at Melbourne Hall

Johnny Vegas brings his Field of Dreams vintage vehicle glamping to Melbourne Hall for 2024.

Glamping at Melbourne Hall

Since our sell-out season in 2021, the Field of Dreams team has been busy rescuing and restoring more vehicles and moving the collection to our brand new site at Melbourne Hall in beautiful South Derbyshire. We can’t wait for you to meet the vehicles, and to welcome you to their new home.

Happy Glamping!
Johnny and the Field of Dreams team

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Our rates for accommodation are the same throughout the season.
Here’s a guide to help you plan your break:

Off Peak Dates
12 Apr-24 May 2024, 3 Jun-18 Jul 2024 and 9 Sep-3 Oct 2024

Check in Monday – Check out Wednesday – 2 nights minimum
Check in Wednesday – Check out Friday – 2 nights minimum
Check in Friday – Check out Monday – 3 nights minimum

Peak Dates
24 May-2 Jun 2024 and 19 Jul-8 Sep 2024

Check in Monday – Check Out Friday – 4 nights minimum
Check in Friday – Check out Monday – 3 nights minimum

There really is no other glamping experience like this available in the UK!

All vehicles have mains electricity, and access to fresh drinking water. Field of Dreams guests are provided with a welcome tray of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and sugar, and some tasty local treats.

Bedding and towels are included in your stay, along with all the other amenities you could need including a small stock of logs for your first night, with more available on site to purchase. 

Just bring yourself, clothes and your favourite foods and enjoy staying in your choice of wonderful vehicle.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Field of Dreams.

Eagle-eyed viewers of ‘Carry on Glamping’ Series 2 will notice that a slightly earlier iteration of the Field of Dreams at Melbourne Hall is present on our screens (i.e. the 2023 set-up across one large field and a smaller poolside field).

For 2024, and following guest feedback, the site has been reconfigured to bring all glamping vehicles onto one Field of Dreams.

Mahala’s now hosting her glamping guests on the big field with the other four vehicles, Patricia, Oscar the Puma, Skoolie and Citroen.

Each special vehicle is spaced out just as before, with a sense of its own individual plot, and we’re nurturing the communal feel too; with the pitstop area, communal fire and bell tent with games to share in, still in the same spot around the centre of the field.

We wave goodbye to Billy The Snail, Deano & the Fire Truck, as they’ve gone back down South to their owners Jim & Claire to find new homes.

Places to eat and drink

If you wish to eat out during your stay we highly recommend our facilities within the Melbourne Hall Courtyard, located on entry to the Estate.

The Sitooterie (say it with your best Scottish accent and it will make sense) open 9am-5pm daily, is the coffee hut on entry to the Courtyard and serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice cream.

Further into the Courtyard you will find The Brewhouse, open Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-9pm where you will find a great selection of craft ales, wines and fizz. They also serve a selection of authentic Italian Pinsa’s (Pizza) until 8pm.

Just past the main Courtyard you will find the Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms, open Wednesday to Sunday 9am-3pm, serving traditional afternoon teas and great home cooked dishes and cakes.

Further into Melbourne Village you have a great selection of pubs, cafes and shops, including The Spirit Vaults, Harpurs, Meaks and Forteys.

Beer and Pizza

Places you can stock your vehicle up with food and drink within the Courtyard include Stable Ales, stocking a huge selection of independent craft beer and cider from around the world; Pierre Hourlier Wines, who stock a great selection of French wines; and V Bottirie, an independent Italian food deli.

And further into Melbourne Village you have a great selection of places to get food including, Forteys, Melbourne Deli & Kitchen, Melbourne Fish & Chip Shop and Kana Kazana. For your essentials you have Sainsbury’s and Heaths Farm Shop, both on the edge of the Village.

Johnny Vegas

If you’re making use of one of the many wonderful walks from Melbourne Hall around the Pool (our lake) to Calke Abbey, Staunton Harold Reservoir, Breedon on the Hill, and Wilson, you will find some great pubs and cafes along the way.

Illustrated trees at Melbourne Hall