Glamping at Latchetts Farm

UK England South East England West Sussex Haywards Heath

  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A pop-up glamping site on a Sussex farm, home to an award-winning ice cream parlour

What do kids love? Camping and ice cream. Well, our kids do anyway. So nothing will generate as much excitement as a stay at Latchetts Farm, which basically offers the up-market, parent-friendly version of both things: Think fully furnished bell tents with proper beds and, not just ice cream, but award-winning homemade gelato made fresh on the farm each day.

Opened in 2020 by the team at Bumble Bell Tents, who usually provide fancy accommodation at music festivals, this 40-tent hideaway in Sussex’s High Weald is ideal for long weekends away. It’s a half-hour drive from the coast, 20-minute drive from Lewes and has four National Trust properties within a 15 minute drive (as well as a steam railway less than two miles down the road). The glamping site itself, meanwhile, is spacious and green, with well-furnished cotton bell tents that feature designer matting, fairy lights, cushions, blankets and throws.

Though the meadow is quiet and secluded, in some ways it still has that almost-festival feel and you can tell the organisers are from a festival background. Festoon lighting illuminates the walkway between the tents, for example, and there’s ‘street food’-style goodies available, with wood-fired pizzas on the go each Friday and Saturday evening and an extensive BBQ on Sunday afternoons.

The glamping site is, of course, just a one-off this year (or until music festivals return) and has popped up on the far more permanent pastures of Latchetts Farm. You can walk from the campsite along farm footpaths, taking in the magnificent herd of friesians that produce the milk for Latchetts' gelato. The ice cream parlour is only a few yards from the glamping meadow and you can pop in to try a new flavour each day (they create hundreds and there are always at least 18 in the parlour at any one time), as well as trying their chocolates, coffee or ordering breakfast for the following day.

Details

Facilities

BUMBLE tents usually supply festivals and events, so expect a well-run service and all the little touches covered. The tents are five metres in diameter and sleep two to four people, with a double bed for grown ups and Jay-Be camp beds for kids. Each bell tent comes with a full bedding pack (including mattress toppers), bedside tables, extra cushions and blankets, led battery lighting, designer matting, cushions, blankets, bunting and fairy lights. Each tent has its own assigned toilet and there are (shared) shower facilities. The meadow is secure and family-friendly (off-road parking) but the farm is easily accessible, with its award-winning ice-cream parlour and breakfast available.

Suitable For

Families will be just as happy here as groups of friends looking for a short staycation.

Nearby

Once you have explored the farm and visited the Wallabies you could always check out some of the local attractions around to visit if you fancy wondering further afield. The Bluebell railway is near by, as is Sheffield Park (National Trust), the Llama Park and Ashdown Forest.

Food & Drink

On site there is a traditional cafe that serves breakfast and snacks as well as the award winning Latchetts Farm Ice Cream Parlour.

We will also have wood fired pizzas available on a Friday and Saturday evening from 5 - 9pm and a BBQ on a Sunday from 12noon - 6pm.

Local Pubs such as The Red Lion (Charwoodgate), The Bull (Newick), The Griffin (Fletchling) and The Coach & Horses (Dane Hill) are open for groups of guests, again we suggest booking in advance if you are going out to eat.

Opening Times

Open for just four long weekends from mid August to early September.

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The Owner Says

Luxurious bell tent glamping in Sussex - The perfect weekend escape for families. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside or embrace the buzz of the farm. Indulge in the award winning Ice Cream parlour and enjoy the breath taking nature trails or simply relax in the comfort of your fully furnished bell tent and the communal lounge area for a chilled weekend away.

BUMBLE Bell Tents are well known for their modern, stylish, clean and cosy set-ups. Airy and spacious, the 5m BUMBLE tents, bunting-adorned tents are made of breathable natural cotton – the perfect antidote to stuffy polyester tents.

The accommodation sleeps 2 – 4 guests in beautifully stylised 5m Bell Tents, with a comfortable double bed for the grown ups and 2 x Jay-Be camp beds for the kids. Each bell tent comes with full bedding packs, led battery lighting, designer matting, cushions, blankets, bunting and fairy lights.

Cleanliness is key so each tent will be fully disinfected before and after your stay. Every effort is made to make guests feel relaxed and safe so each tent has its own freshly cleaned port-a-loo, fully compliant within the Covid – 19 guidelines. There will also be communal showers on site. All bed linen is washed at a professional launderettes at 70 degrees or above.

The glamping field itself is beautifully festooned with a walk way throughout the site and a communal campfire area. There’s off street parking, and a street food dinner each Friday and Saturday evening and on Sundays a wonderful BBQ. Breakfast packs can be pre-ordered from the Latchetts Farm Ice-Cream parlour should you wish to book one.

To make your stay that extra little bit fuss-free, there is an on site tea room that serves breakfast as well as the wonderful Latchetts Farm Ice Cream Parlour which is famous for their award winning gourmet ice cream and who serve the nicest coffee we’ve ever tasted made with milk from the dairy herd.

Wood for your campfire is available to buy on your arrival, as our marshmallows so you can toast those marshmallows into the last of the wee hours!

Accommodation

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Bell tent Sleeps 4 24 Available
The accomodation sleeps 2 – 4 guests in our beautifully stylised 5m Bell Tents.

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Why book with Glampingly?

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