- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Self-contained glamping with shower room, toilet and well-equipped kitchenette
- Tree-top views and bird watching from the terrace with chimenea or window seat
- One of two “higgeldy-piggeldy” treehouses among the glamping options at this woodland campsite
The Owner Says
The Piggledy treehouse sleeps up to four adults or two adults and up to three children in two double beds and a single bed. Piggledy is fully self-contained with a bathroom and a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with a two-ring ceramic hob, fridge, toaster and a microwave oven. The treehouse is fully heated and insulated to the highest standard and also comes with a wood-burning stove for extra cosiness!
The generous terrace is perfect for birdwatching and al fresco dining as there is a roof covering the terrace too. You will also find a BBQ and a chiminea to keep you toasty on a chilly evening.
Bedding for both beds & towels are provided.
Features & Facilities
Campfires allowed in the designated firepits; logs and BBQ coal are available from reception, as well as food essentials. 4 hot showers on the main site; there’s also a fantastic al fresco woodland shower on the adults-only side of the site. Plenty of toilets and washing-up sinks. Logs for sale.
The South Downs National Park (01730 814810) is the newest in the UK, which means a lot of recent investment in the excellent paths and landscape. The site provides route maps for lovely local walks and, depending on which direction you take, a 45-minute walk can take you to the village of Ditchling; to the superb Jolly Sportsman pub (01273 890400) with outstanding food and friendly ambience; or to the Black Cap viewpoint, a high point on the South Downs Way from where you can see eight miles across the Sussex countryside to the sea. Chilled-out Lewes is just 5 miles away, or it’s 8 miles to the bright lights of Brighton, with its pier, pebble beach and pavilion. Take a trip back in time at the fully restored Jill Windmill in Clayton, open Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.
Food & Drink
A well-stocked campsite shops ells local produce, including eggs, bacon, sausages and honey. There’s a truly great pub within walking distance; The Jolly Sportsman (01273 890400) in East Chillington is fantastically snug and cosy, and serves up a changing menu of gastro delights. Visit the farmers’ market on the second Friday of the month at Garden Pride Garden Centre (01273 846844) in Ditchling.
From the M23 continue south onto the A23 for 14 miles. Turn left onto the A273 for about a mile, then bear right onto B2112 New Road for 2 miles. Turn right onto the B2116 Lewes Road and turn left onto Streat Lane after 2 miles. You’ll see the site signposted on the right.
Train to Hassocks railway station then a taxi which will cost around £12 or train to Plumpton station then a 25. min cross country walk