Secret Shelters

We have a couple of unusual places where you can spend an exciting night or two with us at The Secret campsite, The Tree Tent and soon our brand new Gridshell structure. Both of these beautiful shelters have been designed by local inventor and designer Jason Thawley. Each Secret Shelter has built in beds and for a small charge you can collect a few basic camping utensils from us when you arrive, including cutlery, plates, mugs and a small stove with a kettle.

Our Secret Shelters both have a cut grass space for you to relax on. This space has its own campfire area and you can buy firewood in advance when you book, or on your arrival.

The Secret Shelters have different limits for the number of people that can stay in them, so please check the capacity when you book. If you have friends keen to camp with you, please just ask if they can be accommodated on neighbouring pitches and subject to availability we will do our best to make sure they are staying next door on their own spacious camping pitch.

In the highly likely event that you fall in love with your Secret Shelter, they are both for sale and Jason, their inventor, will happily create a bespoke version and deliver it to your home, or to your own Secret Hideaway.

The Tree Tent

Our Tree Tent is similar to a Harvest Mouse nest, and it is the first one to go up in England. The Tree Tent featured in George Clarkes Amazing Spaces and has been lovingly created by Brighton based designer Jason Thawley.

Access to the Tree Tent is via wooden stairs, and the tent is suspended between 3 sturdy oak trees on the edge of the ancient woodland that surrounds the camping meadow. From the two windows in the Tree Tent there are fantastic views across the campsite and on to the South Downs National Park. Inside you will find three single beds with a mattresses enabling you to relax and take in the canopy view, whilst gently moving with the sway of the trees. The Tree Tent has its own grass pitch where you can enjoy a campfire at your exclusive fire pit. The Tree Tent is designed to sleep 2 adults but  can also accommodate a child on the third bed.

 

What is provided

We provide 3 single beds with mattresses (but no sheets or pillows). There are free hot showers and toilets at the campsite.

 

What you need to bring

You will need to bring your own bedding, for three single beds. Bedding should include pillows, blankets and towels. You also need to bring any food you will need, as well as any cooking equipment such as saucepans and frying pans. However, for a small extra charge, of £10, you can hire a camping stove, a kettle, mugs, plates and cutlery for your trip. Please note that you can’t cook inside the Tree Tent, so you should bring along any cooking shelter that you require such as a small tent or a gazebo.

 

The Price

£120 per night and a minimum of 2 nights at the weekend. Click on the Book now button at the top of the page.

The Gridshell

Jason has designed and built us his first Grid Shell. The structure is comprised of locally sourced wooden laths of ash clad in a heavy duty cotton canvas and it will happily sleep up to 6 people. It is located in the orchard part of the campsite with  its own firepit and a grass area for you to relax on and enjoy the sunshine and Sussex wildlife here at The Secret Campsite

 

What is provided

We provide 2 double beds with mattresses and 2 extra mattress for those sleeping on the floor, (but no sheets or pillows). There are free hot showers and toilets at the campsite. The Gridshell has its own fire pit with 2 eclectic chairs for you to relax in front of the fire. There is also a willow withy and table for campers to cook on that offers a little protection from the elements, but not much.

 

What you need to bring

You will need to bring your own bedding, for two double beds, as well as bedding for anyone sleeping on the mattresses on the floor. Bedding should include pillows, blankets and towels. You also need to bring any food you will need, as well as any cooking equipment such as saucepans and frying pans. However, for a small extra charge, of £10, you can hire a camping stove, a kettle, mugs, plates and cutlery for your trip. Please note that you can’t cook inside the The Gridshell, so you should bring along any cooking shelter that you require such as a small tent or a gazebo.

 

The Price

£115 per night for 2 people and a minimum of 2 nights at the weekend. Extra guests pay our normal camping rates. Click on the Book now button at the top of the page.