Beech Estate Campsite

Near Battle, East Sussex, England

An off-grid camping + glamping site allowing fires. Pitches amongst the trees in stunning woodland near Battle.CLOSED IN WINTER.

Key Points

  • An off grid 'wild camping' site with pre-erected, fully equipped bell tents. The site is set in a beautiful woodland campsite with firepits and campfires and the
  • Beech Estate is close to the historic town of Battle in a 600 acre woodland within the 2000 acre private Beach Estate, an AONB.
  • There are wardens on site to assist campers.
  • Groups bookings are possible with the understanding that no amplified music is allowed and there is a low noise policy from 10pm.
  • Unique eco toilets and outdoor bucket showers (warm water supplied) are provided on site.

Description

OPEN TO GUESTS FROM THE BEGINNING OF APRIL UNTIL LATE OCTOBER.

Beech Estate Campsite is an off-grid campsite with the option to pitch your own tent or stay in one of the site's pre-erected, fully-equipped bell tents for a "wild glamping" experience. Campfires are welcome at this beautiful woodland campsite and each tent pitch and bell tent comes with its own fire pit area.

The site is located in East Sussex near the historic town of Battle, within easy reach of London, Hastings and the South Coast. It is nestled on the edge of a 600-acre woodland within the 2,000-acre private Beech Estate; a classified Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The woodland offers limitless walks, forest rises perfect for mountain bike riding and areas for kids to make dens and run wild. Guests at the campsite have the exclusive use of the estate's woodlands, as there is no access for the general public.

Tent pitches are set apart in clearings in a beautiful woodland location. For campers wanting to feel very secluded, there are “faraway tent pitches”, set on top of a hill overlooking the Bracken Valley. These are very private, although there is a short additional walk to the toilets and shower.

The lovely Bell Tents are also set in forest clearings and, in addition to designated fire pits and grills, come with their own firewood allocation, beds, a picnic table, camping chairs and cooking utensils for the "wild glamping" experience - ideal for families or those who want a comfortable hassle-free option.

There are also a number of larger pitches for groups of families wanting to camp together for that special occasion or annual catch up. 

As the site is off-grid, don't expect hair dryers, phone chargers, power points, butler service, silk sheets or hot tubs. "Wild glamping" is about a real camping experience made easy, with just about all the camping equipment you should need, set-up and waiting for you.

Adjacent to the campsite is the Estate's meadowland area of conservation, encompassing 110 acres of the largest and most important surviving tracts of interconnected ancient meadow in the South East. The Beech Estate woodlands and meadows support birds of prey such as hobby, buzzard, kestrel, sparrow hawks and barn owls. The meadows are full of orchids, ox-eye daisies, quaking grasses, bird's foot trefoil and knapweed. As it stands 34 different species of butterfly have been identified on Beech Estate (including clouded yellows and painted ladies) as well as a number of rare insects.

Also provided are unique eco toilets and the campsites famous outdoor bucket showers (hot water supplied). The campsite is off-grid with no electricity but has a mains water supply.

There are permanent wardens on site to assist the campers at all times and operate a small-scale quiet, relaxed and laid back campsite. No amplified music - there is a low noise policy from 10 pm in the evenings. The campsite is ideal for families and groups, to reconnect and renew friendships.

Single night stays possible but not including a Saturday night, then 2 night stay is required.

Bell Tent rates:

£108 per night based on two people (weekends and holidays)

£93 per night based on two people (Mon -Thurs out of holidays), extras are

£40 per adult per night£17 per child (3-16 yrs) per night

Camping rates:

£22 per adult per night

£11 per child (3-16 yrs) per night

CLOSED IN WINTER

Room Types

Double
Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Features

Bathroom

 Compost toilet

 Hot water

 Outdoor access to bathroom

 Shower - outdoor

 Toilet

Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood

Outdoor

 BBQ

 Fire pit

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Hiking

 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance

Events

 No loud parties

 Quiet after 10pm

 Whole site bookings for group events

Entertainment

 Mobile - Limited mobile signal

 WiFi - No access to WiFi

On Arrival

 Bring your own linen

 Bring your own towels

 Personal check-in

Safety & Security

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

Shared Facilities

 Shared bathroom facilities

 Shared washing up facilities

 Stroll to bathroom facilities

Young Children

 Cot

 Welcome all ages

Parking

 Free parking

 Parking not alongside accom

Setting

 Large site (12+ accoms)

 Off-grid

 Quiet location

 Secluded

Nearest Airport/s

Gatwick

Tags

  • Family Friendly  
  • Single night stays  
  • Best Views  
  • Eco friendly  
  • Glamping  
  • Groups  
  • Rural Retreat  
  • Wanting Wildlife  

Content updated on 18th November 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Hugh from Beech Estate Campsite