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Blackberry Wood Tree Houses, Helicopter & Glamping

Treehouse at Blackberry Wood
Truly unique glamping site nestled in the South Downs close to Brighton. Not just treehouses, but helicopter, bus and more
East Sussex, England

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There are 2 topsy-turvy Tree Houses at Blackberry Wood aptly named "Higgledy" and "Piggledy" for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Not only that this site offers many other unusual accommodation to inspire you such as a "holipcoter", a double decker London bus, a Gypsy Caravan and a Curvy Cabin. This quiet glamping and camping site has everything you need for a back to nature experience.

Like something out of a Harry Potter film and formed out of naturally curvy branches, the handcrafted "Higgledy" Tree House has a double bed and a snug loft bed. Fully self contained with a shower room in the copper lined turret and the kitchen offers a 2 ring hob, fridge, toaster and microwave. Heating is provided and also a wood burning stove for those chilly British evenings. A nice touch is the window seat for animal watching. There is also an outside dining area and a chiminea. Bedding is provided for the double bed, but bring your own bedding and pillows for the loft bed. Also bring your own towels.

A new edition in 2017 is the marvellous "Piggledy" Tree House which sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children in 2 double beds. The beautiful heart shaped stained glass window is a unique feature, inside it is deceptively spacious with two double beds, a fitted kitchen with hob, toaster, fridge and microwave. In addition to heating there is a wood burning stove which will keep you warm on chilly evenings. There is a bathroom with shower.

The Holicopter is a 1965 Royal Navy Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter conversion which sleeps 4 in either 2 doubles or 1 double and twin beds. An outside kitchen area is a welcome addition to the Holicopter. Bring your own bedding and towels.

Why not stay on the Holiday Bus. It is a 1964 Routemaster London double decker bus converted to sleep up to 4 and also has a large soft play area on board which at night converts to a bedroom. Downstairs is a kitchen/dining area whilst upstairs is the lounge/sleeping area.

For a perfect romantic escape the 1930's Gypsy Caravan sleeps 2. There is a handmade outside kitchen with fridge, gas cooker, toaster and utensils. To complete your stay, a fire pit is provided for a fire or BBQ.

A designer eco log cabin which sleeps 4 is named the Curvy Cabin. It has a double bed and bunk room for kids. Perhaps the most agreeable option at Blackberry Wood. It is fully insulated with shower room, WC and well equipped kitchen.

And a retro caravan "Double Bubble" which sleeps 4 people in 6ft double beds and benefits from a heater and an outside kitchen.

Also there are 20 camping pitches nestled in their own woodland glade with their own fire/BBQ pit. Basic washing and loo facilities nearby.

Nearby there is plenty to keep you entertained - maps of the area are supplied and a walk to the nearest country pub is just 30 minutes away. The pretty village of Ditchling is a 40 minutes walk. The area is also perfect for cycling. Brighton is just 10 miles away.

Prices for the Tree House start from £160 per night in the Low season to £245 per night in the High season.

The Holicopter £55 - £95 per night for 2 adults.

Holiday Bus - £60 - £99 per night for 2 adults.

Gypsy Caravan £45 - £60 per night for 2 adults.

Curvy Cabin £80 - £118 per night for 2 adults.

Double Bubble Retro Caravan - £40 - £60 per night for 2 adults.

Wild Camping - £10 - £17 for one tent and one adult. Additional people as prices below.

Extra adult is £10 per night and Child (aged 3 - 15 years) £5 per night.

2 nights minimum stay or 3 nights minimum stay for Bank Holiday Weekends. It is possible to book for 1 night if 2 nights are unavailable - ask for details.

Dogs welcome on the campsite and but not in the glamping units and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Please click the Check Availability link above to select the accommodation type, then see availability and book online.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Accommodation for 5+


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
Wood burning stove
cosy bed in tree house
Unique handbasin
Beautiful heart stained glass window
quirky kitchen
colourful bed surrounded by books
Little London area
Blackberry Wood
Gypsy caravan
Holiday bus
Double Bubble Caravan and dining table
Double Bubble Retro Caravan
Site shop
Lopsided quirkiness
Glamping at Blackberry Wood
Double Bubble Retro Caravan Interior
Tree House

A winter weekend
by Jackie Lincoln
on February 15, 2018
My family stayed in one of the beautiful treehouses for a weekend in January. They are very imaginatively made and quite spacious. Once we had the fire going and heating on it got cosy and it felt like a real adventure. Bedding was only provided for 2 people so do bring your own if there are more of you - and towels. And don't forget your wellies in winter! Its not far from Brighton which is good for a visit in the day too.
Fabulously quirky treehouses + glamping
by Jess @ QA
on November 16, 2017
The 2 treehouses here are surprisingly spacious and have many clever, unique and fantastical features. No straight lines...this is a treehouse stay at its best. Your kids will love it ...or any accommodation here.
I also loved the helicopter, bus and the new cabin looked really cosy. Although the wagon is itself small there is a good outdoor kitchen space that comes with it.
I would be happy to stay in any of the accommodation here, all are fun and inspired. The owners really are craftsmen and have made a lovely site with love.