- Fully insulated, heated and self-contained
- Private area with fire pit for those all-important campfires and a BBQ grill
- Sleeping 4 people in double bunk beds
The Owner Says
The latest addition to our collection of quirky glamping options is 'Angus' the Fire Engine.
Refurbished to a high standard, Angus is fully insulated, heated and comes with kitchen, dining area, shower room/toilet and sleeps 4 people in double bunk beds. It is possible to sleep an additional person on a daybed, please ask when booking.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with pots and pans, cutlery, crockery and an induction 2-ring hob and a fridge. Outside the Fire Engine is your own private area with fire pit for those all-important campfires and a bbq grill.
Features & Facilities
Campfires are encouraged in the designated firepits; logs and BBQ coal are available from reception, as well as food essentials and alcohol. Blackberry wood has a renovated beuatifully hand crafted toilet and shower building on the main site. The Wildside summer camping area has much more basic facilities but has flushing toilets and showers.
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, there are footpaths and bridleways galore 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 or Half Moon 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.
Food & Drink
A well-stocked campsite shop sells local produce, including eggs, bacon, sausages and locally produced wine and beer. There’s some great pubs within walking distance; The Jolly Sportsman and The Half Moon are fantastically snug and cosy and serve up a changing menu of gastro delights. Ditchling the closest village also within walking distance has 2 great pubs and 2 fine luncheon cafes.
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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