Swaynes Pods

UK England South East England West Sussex Horsham

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to the pub
A glamping pod with en suite facilities and a hot tub, in the West Sussex countryside just an hour outside London

As you sit in the hot tub watching the breeze gently rustle the trees that surround Swaynes Pods, it’s easy to understand your place in the world. A few miles north are the scenic Surrey Hills, to the east there’s the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, closer still, is the South Downs National Park. What’s harder to comprehend is how this green and leafy West Sussex location is so easily reached from London. It’s a commutable hour away; a mere 40 miles from Big Ben. Slip away from the city in this direction and the city soon slips away from you.

Not long after the skyscrapers have receded in the rear-view mirror, you’ll find yourself arriving at Swaynes Pods, waved down by helpful owner Greg. He’ll show you where to park your car then take you across one field into another that’s further from the road transporting you, your luggage and any excited kids in an all-terrain vehicle to your pod. At the moment there’s just the one in a field of several acres.

Space, therefore, is the biggest luxury here though the hot tub comes a close second. Beyond that, there’s something simple about the glamping on offer. Yes, the pod has its own en-suite shower and loo and yes, the beds are made — but there’s nothing too fancy here. The kitchenette is a simple construction, the grain of the curved timber-clad walls is the only decoration and it’s the French doors, not a TV, that are your window on the world. There’s no mains electricity, so power is precious and supplied by batteries and gas. Cooking is on a camping stove or outside on the campfire and, thanks to all this, the essence of camping remains — albeit softened by pillows.

The pod is comfortable for couples but, as it has a sofa bed, there’s room for a couple of kids, too (or for friends who don’t mind sharing). Whether it’s a grown-up getaway or a family affair, the walk to the local pub is a must — especially in spring when part of the way is lined by bluebells. The path that leads there is part of the traffic-free Downs Link cycling and walking route between Guilford and Shoreham-by-Sea. Fishing fans will like the nearby lakes, families will enjoy Fisher’s Farm Park and everyone will enjoy the breath of fresh air that’s afforded by this short hop into the countryside so handily positioned between city and sea.



The pod has a double bed and a pull-out futon/sofa for guests with children and bedding is provided. There's a kitchenette equipped with a small fridge (with freezer compartment), a single-ring camping gas stove, saucepans, dishes, utensils etc. The bathroom is en suite, with a flushing toilet, sink and hot shower. A heater is available inside, should you need it. The pod is off grid with all amenities powered by batteries, gas. A powerbank is provided for charging devices and re-charging lights if needed. Outside there's a a semi-covered terrace area with table and seating for four, a charcoal BBQ, fire pit and a wood-fired hot tub. Logs are provided for the hot tub, extras are available as logs.

Suitable For

Glampers only: couples, families with young children – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans – no.


A number of local attractions and amenities lie within easy reach for those who wish to venture away from the pod. You can explore several walks of varying degrees of difficulty. The location is also a cyclist’s dream, with many tracks to explore. There are a number of country pubs which you can either walk or drive to.

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The Owner Says

Set in beautiful, secluded surroundings, our glamping pod is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday. The pod is perfectly situated for long country walks, relaxing views and reconnecting with friends and family around the firepit. Finish off the evening with a glass of fizz in the hot tub, gazing at the stars.


A single self-catering pod — with a hot tub.

Swaynes Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
Glamping Pod set in over 12 Acres of secluded land with your own private hot tub.

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Why book with Glampingly?

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