Higgledy Treehouse

UK England South East England East Sussex Lewes Blackberry Wood

  • Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi

  • Bed Linen Not Included
A charming and unique treehouse near the South Downs that would look at home in the pages of a fairytale.

  • 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

New for 2016 is our fairytale treehouse perched up among the trees on the campsite. It sleeps up to four adults or two adults and two children (possibly three, ask when booking), with a double bed as well as a snug loft bed. The Tree House is fully self contained with a toilet and shower room in the turret and a kitchen equipped with ceramic hob, fridge, toaster and microwave oven. It is fully heated and insulated to the highest standard and also comes with a wood burning stove for extra cosiness. A lovely window seat is perfect for observing wild life or contemplating life in general! The outside area offers a terrace with seating for al fresco dining and a chimenea for keeping warm on chilly evenings. The double bed comes complete with bedding. For the loft bed you need to bring your own bedding/sleeping bags including pillows. Don't forget to bring towels!

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 take 20p coins; there’s also a fantastic al fresco woodland shower on the adults-only side of the site. Plenty of toilets and washing-up sinks. Bike hire and logs for sale on site.

Activities

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

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.

Family Friendly

The treehouse steals the headlines (and it's easy to see why) but Blackberry Wood is really as diverse as the many trees that grow here. From pods, gypsy caravans and double-decker buses to the myriad of woodland and meadow tent pitches, there's something hidden here for everyone.

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Getting There

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