8 Top Spots for Glamping in Brighton, UK

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Have you ever considered Glamping in Brighton for a UK glamping getaway

Brighton & Hove is a well-known and much-loved seaside destination less than two hours from London, England. The summertime brings thousands of visitors, both local and international, to this popular beach town. But there’s so much to see and do here it’s really a year-round favorite for day trips as well as longer holidays.

Although best known as a seaside resort Brighton is so much more than that. It’s vibrant, colorful and alternative and is a hotbed of creativity and culture.

Days can be spent enjoying the famous beach and pier, visiting the Royal Pavilion and attractions or by wandering the streets lined with shops and restaurants. Evenings are for nightlife, cultural events, and a variety of dining options.

As you’d expect of any decent seaside resort there are plenty of accommodations available right in the center of it all. However, if you head out of the city into the Sussex countryside you’ll find some quieter options where you can enjoy the serenity of nature with a Brighton UK glamping holiday.

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Top Glamping in Brighton

1. Brighton Experience Freedom Glamping

Brighton Experience Freedom Glamping
Image from Brighton Experience Freedom Glamping

Location: East Brighton Park

Best For: Families, small groups, couples, dog-friendly, close to Brighton city and beach

Amenities: Airstream caravan, campings pods, glamping pods, tent camping sites, community bathrooms and laundry, shop

Glamping at Brighton Experience Freedom will have you just two miles from the beach and all the activities of the city plus it’s just a 15 minute walk to Brighton Marina.

The insulated wooden camping pods sleep two adults in comfort and the glamping pods sleep two adults and two children and come with bedding, en-suite bathroom, cooking equipment and a private deck.

You can also stay in a lovely Airstream caravan which sleeps four adults and has a mini kitchen, bathroom, dining table and seating area for the ultimate Brighton glamping experience.

2. Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Glamping at Wild Boar Wood campsite
Image of Wild Boar Wood Campsite from Pegs & Pitches

Location: Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex

Best For: Families, small groups, couples, off-grid camping, nature, peaceful

Amenities: Nine Bell Tents, double beds, cooking equipment, firepit, grill, eco-stove, picnic table, community bathrooms with toilets and hot showers

At Wild Boar Wood Campsite you can experience “wild glamping” in spacious bell tents that sit in the woods just 30 minutes fro the city of Brighton

You will have a comfy bed with foam topped mattress but you will need to bring your own bedding. There is deliberately no electricity or WiFi for a true off-grid experience but you will have everything you need to cook, eat, relax, and play in a beautiful serene setting.

3. English Hobbit House in a Vineyard

Location: Robertsbridge, UK

Best For: Couples, peaceful, private, romantic

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Hobbit Home Glamping in Brighton

This luxurious hobbit home retreat is located in the Rother Valley, a short distance from Bodiam Castle and surrounded by vineyards. The neighboring steam railway, a plethora of local pubs, and hobbies include kayaking at the bottom of the farm, biking at Bedgebury, excursions to Rye and Winchelsea, and the beach at Camber, as well as local wineries, are all nearby.

You’ll be right in the middle of the Oastbrook Vineyard.  The hobbit house is 75 square metres in size and has two ensuite bedrooms and baths. There’s a full kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining and a hot tub among the woods.

4. Barcombe Cross Shepherd’s Hut near Brighton

Location: Lewes, UK

Best For: Solo, Couples

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Brighton Glamping Shepherd’s Hut in Lewes

Shepherds Cottage is a charming solitary shepherd’s hut in Barcombe Cross, East Sussex. This unit can accommodate up to two people with an expansive living and kitchen area, a double bed, and a detached shower room. There is off-road space for two cars outside, as well as a fenced garden with seats and a fireplace. Shepherds Hut is a great choice for a rustic couple’s getaway near the seashore.

5. Hopgarden Glamping in Brighton

Location: Wadhurst, UK

Best For: Couples, Small Family, Small Group

Hopgarden Glamping in Brighton

Hopgarden Glamping – Luxury 6 m bell tents are located in Wadhurst, East Sussex, and offer lodging with free private parking. A terrace with garden views, a kitchen with a refrigerator and toaster, and a common washroom with a shower are all included in each apartment. These are lovely tents with a bunch of care and attention, such as blankets, pillows, hot water bottles, matches, marshmallows, torches, and lighting.

6. Sussex Flower Glamping

Location: South Downs near Brighton

Best For: Couples, Small Family, Small Group

Amenities: Shepherd’s Hut accommodation, double bed, table and chairs, eating utensils, wood stove, firepit, compost toilet

The hut sits in an idyllic natural setting surrounded by fields, a bluebell woodland and a pond. The property is on the edge of South Downs National park for long country walks ending with a drink or meal at a choice of local pubs just minutes from the hut. Plus, in just 15 minutes a bus will take you to Brighton City Center.

This charming glamping Shepherd’s Hut is cute and cosy with a beautiful and bright interior and double bed. There’s also a brand new outdoor kitchen with all the tools you need to prepare a romantic evening meal for two.

Brighton Shepherd's Hut interior
Image of Shepherd’s Hut by Airbnb

7. Folly Hide Shepherd’s Hut

Location: Petworth, UK

Best For: Solo, Couples

Shepherd’s Hut Glamping in Brighton

The shepherd hut is located in the national park at the foot of the South Downs, in a lovely position that is both quiet and accessible. The major A285, which runs between Chichester and Petworth, is a mile away from the cabin. Goodwood is only a short distance away. The hut contains a modest double bed, a small cooking space, and a private washroom for your convenience. Towels, linens, coffee and tea-making amenities A moment’s walk from the hut leads to the South Downs Way, which is good for walkers.

8. Housedean Farm

Shepherd's Hut Glamping Pod
Image of Shepherd’s Hut from Housedean Farm
Camping Pod at Housedean Farm Brighton
Image of Camping Pod From Housedean Farm

Location: South Downs National Park between Brighton and Lewes, East Sussex

Best For: Families, pets, peaceful, close to Brighton

Amenities: Glamping pods, Shepherd’s Hut, tent camping sites, community bathrooms, hot showers, community fridge and freezer

Housedean Farm Campsite is a working farm with two glamping pods for hire that sleep two or four people on single or double beds. There is also a porch and private firepit. You must bring your own bedding.

The Shepherd’s Hut has a double bed, table, seating, wood-burning stove and an outdoor cooking area with a picnic table and firepit.

Being located in the lovely Sussex countryside makes it an ideal spot to return to after a busy day in Brighton or as a base for long country walks.

Are you ready for a unique experience glamping in Brighton & Hove? If you like the idea of days at the beach or exploring the charming streets of Brighton city and evenings in a peaceful private accommodation away from the noise, glamping may just be your answer!

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