Planning a glamping getaway in South East England? If you’re looking to get away and explore the great outdoors in style, I’ve got the best glamping Kent and Sussex list for you.
There are a variety of glamping options in Kent and Sussex that are perfect for your next holiday. You can stay in a yurt, a shepherd’s hut, a treehouse, a cowboy wagon, or an eco-lodge.
Glamping in Kent and Sussex has been on the rise in the past few years and both are a perfect destination for a holiday. Many people are opting for glamping in order to stay in a new and different type of accommodation.
Glamping is a term used to describe a type of camping that is a bit more luxurious than a typical camping experience. It typically involves a four-star hotel that has been transformed into a camp-like experience.
Kent and Sussex are counties in the South East of England that have seen a steady increase in glamping over the past few years. As more and more people become interested in the idea, both counties have seen an increase in the number of glamping sites.
Top 10+ Glamping Kent and Sussex Spots
1. El Ray, Dungeness, Kent
This designer beachside house in Dungeness, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation is a great escape for everyone looking to escape daily life. El Ray house sleeps four people in two double rooms and features open plan living space combining modern and vintage style.
The house has a beautiful deck from where you can enjoy 180-degree views over the beach. You will also find two internal courtyards, great as a shelter during hot weather. The kitchen is built around a 19th century railway carriage and equipped with everything you need for meal preparation. The house is dog-friendly and you can bring up to 2 well-behaved dogs.
The area boasts beautiful scenery and is great for exploring. You might want to visit an Old Lighthouse, take a trip to Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway, explore the nearby seaside, take scenic walks and stop at some of the great local pubs.
2. Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex
Belle Tout Lighthouse is a historic site located on white cliffs of Beachy Head offering panoramic views and many other great features for your next glamping holiday. The Lighthouse is a B&B that has six nicely decorated rooms with en-suite facilities, woodburner, terrace and a breakfast.
From your terrace you can enjoy magnificent views of the English Channel, Beachy Head lighthouse, South Downs, Seven Sisters and Birling Gap.
The area is ideal for walkers, offering a 100-mile trail through historic sites, picturesque villages and beautiful nature, being located on the well-known South Downs Way.
3. Elham Treehouse, Elham, Kent
This secluded treehouse is a haven for couples looking for a romantic getaway in a complete privacy. The treehouse is made from recycled timbers and located on the edge of a barley field 20ft high. It boasts stunning views of the Kent Downs Area.
The treehouse is equipped with a double bed, a kitchen and heating. Heating and double glazing will keep you perfectly toasty. Chemical toilet is located in a cabin downstairs. There are no bath or shower facilities but you can use shower in the owner’s house located nearby.
There is also a secluded fire pit and barbecue spot.
The area is located on a national cycle route if you are into cycling. You can enjoy scenic walks through the fields, visit the nearby village of Elham or take a short ride to the coast.
4. Tiger Lodge, Hythe, Kent
If you are looking for a once in a lifetime glamping experience, then look no further than the amazing tiger lodge in Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent, located inside the tiger enclosure.
The lodge sleeps 4 and features 2 bedrooms, living room with views of tigers and private balcony with views across the Channel.
Onsite activities include free entry to Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts park, going for walks and exciting safaris. Offsite you can enjoy beautiful beaches and swimming, walks, horseback riding, swimming, visit historic sites, nature reserve, wildlife centre and many more..
5. Cooks Beach House, Pevensey Bay, Sussex
This stunning beach house is great for everyone looking for a seaside glamping experience. It sleeps up to 10 people and has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a family bathroom. Outside you will find the pebbled garden and a deck with a hot tub, barbecue and lounge area. From the garden you will have direct access to the beach.
The local area is popular for its beaches, sailing, swimming, fishing, surfing, boat trips, museums, horseback riding, cycling and more. It is close to Sovereign Harbour with many shops and attractions, Pevensey Castle and the town of Battle.
A great place to stay for large families and groups of friends. Dog friendly, too!
6. Hobbit House, Bodiam, Sussex
This amazing Hobbit House is crafted into a woodland hill in the Sussex countryside offering a great escape from daily grind. It sleeps 4 and features 2 ensuite bedrooms, floor heating, a full kitchen, dining and seating area, wood-burning stove,garden and a private hot tub.
Onsite there’a a tennis court and nearby you will find plenty of things to do, including fishing, boat trips, kayaking, boat trips, golf, horse riding, bakery school and much more.
7. Old Smock Mill, NR Cranbrook, Kent
Another great romantic getaway in a restored mill in Benenden is awaiting for you. This 1800s mill features stunning views, beautiful decor and lots of history.
The mill is set up on 3 floors and equipped with a King bedroom, spiral staircase to dust floor bathroom, walk-in shower, floor heating, bath tub, a full kitchen, wood burning effect stove, dining and sitting area and garden with outdoor furniture.
The Mill is great for enjoying the lovely countryside, as well as for exploring the Kent area and the coast.
8. Blackberry Wood, Streat, Sussex
Blackberry Wood Glamping offers some of the most unique glamping stays, including the Holicopter, Higgledy & Piggledy Treehouses, Holiday Bus, Fire Engine and more.
This amazing site, located only 30 minutes away from Brighton, will make you feel like you have entered into another world.
The Curvy Cabin is a self-contained wooden cabin with curved walls for 4 people. Holiday Bus from 1964 sleeps 4. The Holicopter is a converted 1965 Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter for 4 people.
These are just some of the unique glamping accommodations you can find at Blackberry Wood. The site is located close to the South Downs National Park and the area is popular for hiking, cycling and horse back riding.
9. The Buzzardry, Rushlake Green, East Sussex
The Buzzardy is a luxurious and secluded treehouse located on 13 acres of private woodland in Sussex close to the South Downs National Park.
The treehouse sleeps 4 and comes with 2 bedrooms, en-suite shower room and a fully-equipped kitchen. A spiral staircase leads to the open plan living space with floor heating, wood-burning stove, dining and seating area.
The surrounding area is beautiful and great for walks, cycling, birdwatching and picnics. There is a tennis court onsite. Nearby you will find plenty of historic sites to explore and the coast is just half an hour away.
10. Luna Domes, Edenbridge, Kent
Luna Domes are located in a historic Hoath House, which is a family-owned manor house on 20 acres of stunning gardens and natural woodland. There are 2 domes on the site, Knole and Chartwell.
Domes sleep up to 4 people and come with two ‘floating’ king size beds, kitchen, bathroom, wood-fired hot tubs and a private deck with nice views. One of the domes is dog-friendly.
In the area, you will find plenty of walking paths such as Knole Park with hundreds of wild deer as well as the Chartwell House, Sir Winston Churchill’s former family home, rock climbing area, ancient castles and more.
11. Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts, Sheerness, Kent
On the National Nature Reserve in Kent you will find 6 luxurious shepherds huts. In fact this National Nature Reserve is the only one in the UK that allows guests overnight stays.
Each shepherd’s hut sleeps 2 and some of them can sleep up to 2 children. Shepherd’s huts are equipped with a king or double-bed. Some of them have en-suite bathrooms or a rain shower, outdoor hot tub, outdoor seating area with a fire pit and other amenities. You may visit the property’s website to find the fut that best suits your needs.
While staying on the site you can enjoy plenty of nature trails, bird-watching, swimming, photography, holistic therapy treatments, visit historic sites, coastal park and more.
12. The Sussex Roundhouse, Beckley, East Sussex
The Sussex Roundhouse is located on Swallowtail Hill, a 40-acre farm in East Sussex.
Surrounded by meadow, woodland and grassland, the Sussex Roundhouse is a perfect romantic getaway for couples. It sleeps 2 and comes with a hot tub.
The house is fully self-contained and comes with a king size bed, a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom and covered outdoor deck.
Onsite you can pre-order delicious meals, take yoga class, go on walks and meet local animals.
Best Glamping Kent and Sussex
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