Description of Glamping Units
This bright airy yurt rental is located in West Sussex, England, and features a private outdoor bucket shower. The yurt was made by a friend of the hosts and is constructed from ash and hazel. A circular ceiling window and two wall windows provide plenty of natural light. The yurt is set on a wooden platform to keep glampers away from the damp ground.
Glampers will sleep peacefully in a king-size bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linens and topped with a down duvet, pillows, and a colorful wool blanket. Battery reading lights are conveniently located by the bed and two battery hurricane lamps and a glass candle lantern offer evening ambiance. There is a leather sofa and two chairs, cowskin and sheepskin rugs, and a variety of vintage decor giving a comfortable homey feel to the space. A wood stove keeps glampers toasty warm on cooler nights.
Outside, there is an upcycled firepit and BBQ grill as well as a table with two French cafe chairs. Read More
- King-size bed
- Sofa bed/Futon
- Solar lanterns
There are two hot shower rooms kept warm with underfloor heating and also two flushing "loos." Glampers will have access to a fully-equipped glamping kitchen. It contains a large gas oven and hob and a communal fridge/freezer. There is also a wood-fired pizza oven! All cookware, dinnerware, and utensils are provided as well as clean up supplies. The kitchen runs hot and cold water and offers a charging station for electronics. Two large dining tables offer communal eating spaces and there are a variety of board games to pass the time on rainy days.
There is also a drying room on the property where glampers can dry wet clothing and towels.
The yoga garden is a peaceful yurt in a meadow of wildflowers.
- Deck or balcony
- Fire pit
- Patio furniture
- Shared bathroom
- Shared kitchen
Location + Surroundings
This property is situated on the 3,500 acre Knepp Estate just south of Horsham in West Sussex, England. The land was once used for farming but is now dedicated to one of the UK's most exciting rewilding projects. It draws a number of rare species of birds as well as an abundance of different wildlife, making it a safari of sorts, hence the tours available to those who stay here.
Horsham is an adorable market town and is considered to be "one of the finest towns in West Sussex" and also "one of the finest places to live in the UK." Horsham is an ideal base for exploring the West Sussex area. There is a pub within a 10-minute walk of the property and a peaceful two-mile walk across the countryside leads to a restaurant that often serves venison sourced from the reserve itself.
Due to the location of the property, glampers are encouraged to walk, bike, or use public transit. Gatwick Airport is just 17 miles from the property and there is a train that runs regularly from Horsham to Gatwick. Read More
Luxury breakfast baskets are available and should be ordered well in advance.
The onsite shop sells organic wine and beer, bacon, sausages and burgers, free-range eggs, homemade jams, and a range of gifts. The campsite shop sells all natural Cowhead bath and shower products.
Glampers can choose from half day, morning, or afternoon safari tours venturing to the wildlife hotspots. Early risers may wish to join a dawn tour to hear the birdsongs and catch a glimpse of the shyer animals. Nighthawks can choose from a dusk tour offering encounters with birds, bats, and free-roaming animals or a night dinner followed by a late-night tour when the sounds of rare birds can be heard. Prices vary based on the tour chosen.
Private yoga sessions, hot stone massages, Thai massages, aromatherapy, reflexology and other treatments can be arranged in the yoga garden. Read More
- Bird watching
- Paddle boarding
- Spa treatments
- Water sports
- Wildlife viewing
The property itself has so much to offer glampers. There are 16 miles of public and permissive footpaths, five tree viewing-platforms offering amazing sights across the countryside, and a bird-hide (shelter for viewing birds) overlooking Knepp Lake.
There are a number of safari tours available from dawn till dusk, all of which are very informative and unique.
Southwater Country Park is a 90-acre site offering level surfaced paths for a leisurely stroll along the lake. There are also a variety of outdoor activities. On the water, there is canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing while on land there is an adventure playground, orienteering, and mountain biking. There are rentals available as well as organized trips.
"The Quarry" is a nature and wildlife conservation area within the park where visitors can view such things as lizards, kingfishers, and nightingales as well as various butterflies and dragonflies. Downs Link Bridleway passes through the park and is perfect for covering more ground on foot, bike, or horse.
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.
- You will receive a full refund for the remaining nights and charged for one full nights stay if you cancel within 24 hours.
Check-in days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. Guests may check-in after 3:00 pm on any of these days. Check-out time is 11:00 am.
There is a two-night minimum stay during the week and three nights on weekends.
The rentals are only suitable for children over the age of 12.
Pets are not welcome. Read More