Graywood Canvas Cottages

UK England South East England East Sussex Uckfield

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
These super-sized, double-decker yurts on a charming East Sussex farm take glamping to another level

There are yurts and then there are Graywood Canvas Cottages. Set between the East Sussex High Weald and the South Downs National Park, this brand new glamping site near the charming village of East Hoathly takes yurt camping to another level – quite literally.

So taken with the mammoth luxury yurts she stayed in during an impromptu glamping excursion in Yosemite National Park over a decade over, hostess Stephanie envisioned these super-sized creations on her idyllic farm one day. And now, 15 years later, she’s sharing her slice of glamping West Coast style on the South Coast of England.

Proving the old adage true that our cousins over the pond really do make everything bigger, the three titular canvas cottages are spread over two floors –arguably the only mezzanine model yurts of their kind available to UK glampers. To call them yurts almost feels like a disservice, but these double-decker canvas cottages – crafted and imported direct from Seattle – boast full-size french doors and huge picture windows offering widescreen views that allow the light to pour in. The intricate lattice walls, rafters and a staircase made of douglas fir demonstrates the quality of the craftsmanship, while the stargazing crown means guests can enjoy a celestial show, safe in the snugness of their cosy abode.

With both a ground-floor bedroom with super-king Hypnos bed and a galleried first-floor bedroom with three single Hypnos mattresses (or a double and a single), the yurts can comfortably accommodate up to five guests. There is a separate sitting room with comfy custom-made sofas, a dining table and chairs for six, and everything else you could possibly need to make you feel right at home – electric heaters and a flame-effect fire, a television and DVD player and books and board games for rainy days.

An integrated kitchenette includes a microwave, oven and hob, a toaster and a kettle and there’s even appliances like a washer/drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher should you need them. Towels, duvets, and all bed linens is provided along with cutlery and crockery. Facilities-wise, there’s a proper bathroom with flushing toilet, hot water shower, and underfloor heating, while thoughtful touches like complimentary toiletries add to the hassle-free nature of a stay here. And when the sun’s read the script, guests should make full use of the outside furniture beside the firepit and barbecue – oh, and did we mention each yurt boasts its own private hot tub too?

Despite the obvious luxuries onsite and the scenic setting, the wonder of Sussex and the south coast await. East Hoathly is a charming country village with a couple of cracking little pubs and post-pint walks to enjoy, while historic Rye, boho Brighton and the sprawling South Downs are all within easy reach. 

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Facilities

These luxury unique double decker yurts provide a comfortable first class glamping experience with integral kitchen and bathrooms.

The yurts have a ground floor bedroom with a high quality Hypnos super-king-sized bed with Egyptian Cotton professionally freshly laundered linens fand a window which can be fully opened to appreciate the countryside just outside.  There is a mezzanine bedroom upstairs accommodating either 2 adults or 3 children or 1 adult and 2 children.  Here again are deep Hypnos mattresses under the rafters of the yurt where you can lie back and view the starts through the clear dome (there is a blackout blind for bright mornings too!).

Travel cots and high chairs available on request at a small charge. Egyptian Cotton bedlinen is provided along with fluffy white bathroom towels and towels for using the hot tub.

Each yurt kitchen is fully equipped including toaster, kettle, oven, hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, plus all pots, crockery and cutlery.

There is plenty of living space include a dining table seating up to 6 and super comfortable Sofa Workshop sofas to curl up on and watch a DVD or freeview on the television or maybe play a board game (provided).  There is a fitted carpet and a flame effect electric fire to keep you cozy.

The bathroom is within the yurt and has a shower, flushing toilet, basin and mirror with shaving point.  It has underfloor heating too for those cooler mornings and a fully opening window to let in the birdsong on those beautiful summer days.

As if this was not enough you also have your very own hot tub! On the decking of the yurt there is a bubbling hot tub - you are surrounded by mature hedging in your own private garden ensuring privacy.

There is also a Jamie Oliver outdoor table and chairs which has a bucket which fits into the centre of the table to use as a BBQ, firepit or icebucket.  You just need to provide the charcoal/lighters and the food!

Please note there is no WiFi and depending on your mobile provider you may find you need to walk up the driveway to find a clear signal.

Suitable For

This is a quiet site for couples and families.  No big groups, hen/stag parties.  No outside music and no use of hot tub after 10pm.  No dogs or pets.

Nearby

East Hoathly village is 3km away and has a shop and post office, a hairdressers, a café and a pub, which also does takeaway.

There is a park with a children's playground and the village cricket team can be found playing there on a Sunday afternoon. Slightly further afield, Blackberry Farm offers animals and play experiences, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (01825 840573) is a multi-faceted family attraction, just 10 minutes away by car.  Michelham Priory - an Augustine Priory, said to be one of the most haunted places in Sussex is also about 15 minutes away. Sheffield Park, north of Uckfield, is a magnificent National Trust garden, from where steam trains run to East Grinstead on the Bluebell Railway (01825 720800). If it's raining, you might consider a trip to the Jacobean mansion of Rudyard Kipling, Bateman's, in nearby Burwash. If you would like to venture a little further Brighton is just under 45 minutes away although you may wish to catch the train from nearby Polegate or Lewes as parking is expensive!  It does give you an opportunity to go over the viaduct too.  Lewes is the county town on a river just 20 minutes away where there is a castle, Anne of Cleaves house, Harvey's brewery and many antique shops and eateries.

Food & Drink

The local pub is The KIng's Head (01825 840238) in East Hoathly. This historic CAMRA-approved watering hole (dating back to 1648) boasts a fine selection of ales (courtesy of the brewery next door) and a decent menu of pub grub favourites which can also be collected as a takeaway. The Star Inn at Waldron (01435 812495) is another antiquated gem of a pub with a beautiful beer garden to boot. Not to be confused, The Star Inn (01435 863570) in Old Heathfield is well worth a visit too, as is The Black Duck (01435 830636) in Warbelton.  The Offham Farm Shop (01273 478265) does great meat for BBQs.

Open

March–end of October.

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The Owner Says

Graywood Farm is a small, family run, working farm. Over the last decade we have farmed Charolais cattle and Southdown sheep. Currently we have sheep grazing across the land. As with many farms now, we also have diversified with several small businesses being based onsite.

It is highly likely that there will be sheep in field a short way from the yurts and you may be able to see them from your window.

Accommodation

3 yurts.

Oak Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Oak yurt can sleep a family of 5 or 4 adults and you have your own private hot tub. The yurt has an en-suite bathroom and a full integral kitchen with all the essential equipment provided. Dine alfresco with your own outside dining set with 6 chairs with integral fire pit and barbecue.

Ash Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Ash yurt can sleep a family of 5 or 4 adults and you have your own private hot tub. . You have your own en-suite bathroom and a full integral kitchen with all the essential equipment provided. Dine alfresco with your own outside dining set with 6 chairs with integral fire pit and barbecue.

Willow yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Willow yurt can sleep and family of 5 or 4 adults and you have your own private hot tub. You have your own en-suite bathroom and a full integral kitchen with all the essential equipment provided. Dine alfresco with your own outside dining set with 6 chairs with integral fire pit and barbecue.

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Getting There

Graywood Farm is just off the A22 between Uckfield and Eastbourne. Take the turning to East Hoathly from the roundabout, and in the village turn left onto Hollow Lane, shortly after taking a right fork onto Graywood Rd; follow this for a while until you reach a T juncction onto Graywood Lane; turn left and you soon come to the farm on the right hand side as you come down the hill. By train, Uckfield, about five miles away, has a train station which has a regular service to London Bridge in just over an hour. There are regular bus services from Uckfield, and from Brighton and Eastbourne, that run past the site.  There is also a good taxi service.

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