Glamorous camping otherwise known as glamping! Basically, re-inventing camping for people like me who aren’t into the traditional camping we all know! Who needs to sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag when you can essentially have a bed with a duvet and pillow?! Winter no longer means shivering away whilst trying to enjoy your holiday because many of these glamorous stays come with log burning fires and even hot tubs- what a dream! Glamping comes in many different forms these days; anything from shepherd’s huts, showman’s wagon’s, yurts, bell tents, cabins, treehouses, domes and pods. The possibilities are endless, turning ordinary holiday stays into memorable adventures.
The past year has seen an increasing number of UK staycations, which if you love exploring new places, enjoying the great outdoors, along with relishing in local food and wine then this is a great way to enjoy some quality time with family, friends and partners. Sussex and Surrey have a surprising number of locations who cater to these types of get away’s.
The yurts sleep up to 6 people, with a range of sleeping arrangements including double beds, single futon beds and futon sofa beds, along with a room divider if privacy from other guests is wanted. A lovely wood burner and cosy soft blankets for added warmth, table and chairs and a chest of drawers for storing your belongings in.
Surrey Yurts offer a variety of beautiful, eco-friendly yurts and bell tents. Based in the stunning Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Suitable for various occasions from family holidays, hen parties and team building trips.
The location is perfect for exploring, cycling, horse-riding, archery, arts and crafts and even a wine tasting at a vineyard close by.
Dingly Dell Glamping is set in a delightful woodland glade deep in the Surrey countryside. They offer secluded and exclusive bell tents and pods that can sleep up to six people. They are children and pet friendly and offer a range of amenities during your stay. It’s a great spot to enjoy the beautiful views, watch the stars from a hammock or toast some marshmallows over a roaring fire.
Glamping Holiday is based on the border of Sussex Wield and Surrey Hills, in Springbok Estate, Alfold. They offer 5-meter bell tents which accommodate up to five people and are glammed up with home comforts. Group bookings are also available if you are looking for big family reunions, hen parties and corporate events. In true camping style there is no electricity on site however, they have covered everything from the décor to a complimentary breakfast pack with bacon from the local butcher, eggs, rolls and milk!
Graywood Canvas Cottages is a luxury campsite located in the heart of East Sussex, tucked away in the village of East Hoathly. Their accommodation offers exceptional, unique yurts within a relaxed and rural setting. The exclusive yurts offer comfortable sleeping arrangements, integrated private bathrooms with the luxury of underfloor heating and fully equipped kitchens. If that wasn’t already enough to grab your attention, they also have luxury hot tubs- perfect for those chilly evenings and it is also a great spot to star gaze! The ideal location means you are spoilt for choice with things to do, see and experience such as; various National Trusts and the nearby towns of Hastings and Rye which have beautiful beaches and an array of restaurants and shops.
Wild Boar Wood Campsite is set off the beaten track in the West Sussex countryside of the High Wield, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The woodland campsite has nine bell tents to hire, all surrounded by beautiful bluebells and the sweet sound of songbirds come Spring time as well as, magical wooded surroundings and beautiful colours. For the experienced camper, you can get stuck in with den building and campfires. The tents sleep up to 6 people and group bookings are available on request.
Tee and Toast glamping is a bespoke pop-up camping service for whatever your needs require whether it is a family camping trip, a wedding or a private event- the company will accommodate you. You pick the spot, the package and the dates and they will arrange the rest. Packages include a variety of options based on your requirements inside lovely bell tents, these come furnished or unfurnished. Although they are based in West Sussex, they are also able to accommodate Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and London, plus more.
Something A Little Different
Taking glamping to a whole new level has become more possible over the last few years with a range of unique and quirky styles and types of accommodation on offer. Imaginations gone wild, absolutely anything goes these days when it comes to a holiday let: a converted double decker bus or tree house to name a few! Whether you are looking to eventually get on a plane again and discover some new countries or a cool staycation within a beautiful part of the United Kingdom, in the most random and unconventional stay, then I have found a few within Sussex and Surrey that might be up your street!
A restored Shepherds Hut set within beautiful 40 acres of woodland in the Surrey Hills. Enjoy glorious sunrises from the glass roof of the bedroom area, with a comfortable double bed. The cosy hut contains a kitchenette with dining area and shower room. The accommodation is set on a private estate where you are able to park your car safely and explore the surroundings and enjoy the local wildlife. The owners also provide you with a complimentary breakfast and homely touches!
Seabank Selsey is a delightfully converted 19th century railway carriage located on the Southernmost point of West Sussex, a stone’s throw away (literally!) from the pebbly beach of Selsey. Tastefully renovated but incorporating many lovely original features. The cabin has bright and airy living accommodation which comfortably fits up to 8 guests. The self-catering space is fully equipped, spacious and enjoys unspoilt, gorgeous sea views!
The Oakey Koakey Treehouse in Downash Wood, East Sussex makes for a great escape for families and city dwellers looking for a country escape only an hour from London. Surrounded by private meadows, the treehouse blends beautifully into its surroundings. The spacious decking area is a perfect spot to enjoy a nice glass of wine or cosy up around the firepit whilst cooking dinner over the BBQ. The soft toned Scandi style décor creates a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The well thought out open plan accommodation is light and homely. You will find many local attractions nearby such as, Bodium Castle and Camber Sands and Ticehurst Village.
This intergalactic Airship looks as if it is from another world, especially in its woodland location. The eco-friendly, architect designed pod is nestled amongst the rural paradise of The Haven, Billingshurst. The unique exterior is a mixture of metal, round port holes and glass, bringing the outside into the comfort of your pod. The interior is an eclectic mix of rustic and homely; from sheepskin throws and blankets to a wood burning fire and old school oil lamps.
Not far from the Surrey border, this wonderful log cabin is located near the beautiful West Sussex location of Petworth. The fully insulated cabin has been beautifully renovated into a beautiful comfortable, open plan space. Complete with a contemporary fitted kitchen and bathroom, both finished to a high standard. There are many charming villages nearby with local pubs and antique shops to stumble across. Petworth House National Trust is a lovely day out where you can enjoy the stately home and the stunning grounds where you might be able to spot some of the local deer.
This creatively converted 1982 double decker bus is definitely a little bit unusual. Sleeping up to 6 guests, The Big Green Bus is secluded yet only 10 minutes away from the historic town of Lewes. Totally decked out (no pun intended!) the bus has three double bedrooms, wet room and kitchen as well as a decking area outside with a fire pit and a chill out area with a wood burner, books and games to keep you busy.
Have we encouraged you to find out more about local glamping? Keep an eye on our blogs for more local recommendations. All the teams have an incredible wealth of local knowledge, which is just one of the things that sets us apart from our competitors. With 900+ five star reviews, it’s easy to see we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. If you are thinking of moving give us a call today to book a valuation with one of our local offices. Just call 0330 223 1000, or click here to find your local office.
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