Luxury Camping Safari Tent in a Peaceful Woodland Setting near Crawley, England

Balcombe, England (United Kingdom)

Luxury Camping Safari Tent in a Peaceful Woodland Setting near Crawley, England

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1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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  • Barbecue
This luxury camping safari tent is located near Crawley, England, and can accommodate six guests for a getaway to the great outdoors in a peaceful woodland setting. Featuring a variety of modern amenities that allow guests to reconnect to nature without having to sacrifice home comforts, the tent contains two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a living/dining area, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Guests will find a full-size bed in the first bedroom and a set of twin-over-twin bunk beds in the second bedroom. All of the beds come replete with high-quality mattresses and bedding. There is also a full-size sofa bed in the living/dining room, which is additionally furnished with a rustic wooden dining table that can seat six guests. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a gas hob, a sink with hot and cold running water, a fridge with a freezer compartment, and a set of crockery, cutlery, and utensils.

In the bathroom, guests will find a flushing toilet, a sink, a shower, and a heated towel rack. Towels and toiletries are provided. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, electric lights, power outlets, books, games, and a welcome pack of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Outside, guests will find a charmingly-lit covered porch with seating, a picnic table, a barbecue grill, and a fire pit.


  • Double bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Firewood
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Dining table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Parking
  • Fire pit
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Games
  • Television
Inside the safari tent, guests will find a variety of amenities that one would normally associate with home, rather than camping, thus fully earning the distinction of "glamping." These include Wi-Fi, electricity, hot and cold running water, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining table, a sofa that converts into a full-size bed, a full ensuite bathroom that is equipped with a shower and a heated towel rail, and two separate bedrooms that contain real beds replete with high-quality mattresses and bedding.

Outside, guests will find a covered porch with seating, a picnic table, a barbecue grill, and a fire pit. A basket of logs for the fire pit and a welcome pack of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are provided courtesy of the host.

Guest Services

A breakfast hamper, a fire pit pack, and a barbecue pack are available from the host for an additional fee.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Amusement park
  • Movie theater
  • Shopping
This safari tent is located at a glamping site in the northern outskirts of Balcombe, which is a small village in West Sussex, England. Situated in a woodland setting on a six-acre property that is home to chickens, pigs, and vegetable gardens, the site is surrounded by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which encompasses 564 square miles of verdant forests, historic parks, small farms, and charming villages. Laced with more than 1,200 miles of footpaths, the AONB provides guests with a virtually inexhaustible range of options for reconnecting to the great outdoors.

Nearby attractions within the AONB include Ardingly Reservoir and Ashdown Forest. Even if they have never been to the latter, guests will likely already have some familiarity with it, as it was A.A. Milne and E. H. Shepard's inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in which the Winnie-the-Pooh stories take place. In addition to its literary significance, the forest is also a nationally-designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Area, and Special Area of Conservation due to its ecologically important heathland habitats and the abundant species of birds that they support.

The site is just 15 minutes from the town of Crawley, where guests will find the nearest international airport and a number of shops, restaurants, and attractions such as the botanic gardens and country estate of Wakehurst Place, the ruins and garden of Nymans, and Tilgate Park. At the latter, guests will find Tilgate Lake, a silvicultural forest, a treetop adventure course, and a nature center that is home to more than 100 species of wildlife and birds, including otters, pigs, mongooses, meerkats, owls, and parrots.


  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Biking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Zip-lining

Guests will find ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and reconnection to nature during their getaway to this glamping site. With more than 1,200 miles of footpaths winding through the surrounding High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), guests will have ample options for hiking and biking through the area's bucolic woodlands, heathlands, and farmlands.

While exploring these footpaths, guests will have many chances to do a spot of birdwatching and wildlife viewing. Guests may encounter rabbits, deer, and a variety of birds in the surrounding woods. For more birdwatching, they can head to nearby Ashdown Forest, the heathlands of which provide ecologically crucial habitats to abundant species of birds. To see wildlife in a more controlled, up-close setting, guests can visit the Tilgate Nature Centre, which is home to more than 100 species of birds and mammals.

The nature center is located at Tilgate Park, where guests will also find the Tree Top Adventure course and Tilgate Lake. At the former, guests can test their mettle on zip lines, Tarzan swings, and canopy bridges. On the latter, they can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, and kayaking. For more water-based recreation, guests can head to Ardingly Reservoir, where they can go sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, powerboating, and fishing for fish such as perch, carp, and pike.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Guests should contact the host regarding the property's smoking and pets policy.

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