Our CEO & Founder of QuirkyAccom, Jess, has been out and about doing what she loves best!

Glamping is great, but when you add privacy and space, jacuzzi hot tub bubbles and a 2 story yurt with all the comforts of home then the experience turns into Glorious Glamping!

Yurt with hot tub

At Graywood Canvas Cottages on East Sussex farmland there are 3 accommodations - but each has its own garden with surrounding hedge and a gap between it and the next so you feel like you have the place to yourselves.

The owners clearly ask for no loud gatherings here!

We arrived at Oak (other accommodation options are Ash and Willow) and while the sun shyly emerged to warm the scene, I understood why the word ‘cottage’ is used here.

We parked up on our own bit of drive, imagined lunch at the outdoor table and chairs and paraded our own bit of lawn before reaching the deck leading to the yurt’s front door, taking in the private hot tub closeby. This felt like home!

Once inside there is a large sitting room area (2 sofas), TV and games, dining and kitchen area, flowers even on the table.

Off these living spaces are the double bedroom and a full shower room.

Climb the staircase to the room above for up to 3 more - perfect for families as kids will love their raised room under the round yurt roof window. 2 adults can sleep up here instead.

Kitchen dining area in the yurt

For those sleeping up there, and in many yurts this is true, if you like to sleep in bring an eye mask.

So there is everything you could need for a wonderful weekend or midweek away, and this place is most certainly suitable for longer stays too.

The owners were inspired some years ago to add these unusual yurts to their farm after their own impromptu yurt getaway in California.

If you are an uncertain camper and would like to try glamping, this is a great way to ease yourself in.

There is no ducking or tripping or squeezing in with this ‘under canvas’ experience. And dips in the hot tub and fabulous outdoor space add to the relaxation.

It may be you want to settle in and stay put, take in the rural sounds of birds and wildlife and look out for the neighbouring sheep, or go walking in nature locally.

But should you want to venture out and about there is plenty to do in the area.

Jess outside Graywood

Lively Brighton is under 30 miles away, and Lewis just 10 miles with supermarkets, independent shops and restaurants with the River Ouse running through.

You could book a kayaking trip there or on the coast! (The Kayak Coach).

If you like being on the water something still on my bucket list to do is to go out to the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm (Sussex Boat Trips) from Newhaven about 16 miles away or hang out at the beach at Seaford.

The nearby village of East Hoathly is 5 minutes from Graywood in the car or a 40 minute walk if you want to have a drink at the historic pub there.

The King’s Head offers great food and handcrafted beers from the 1648 brewery next door.

This accommodation is seasonal, so book a break between April and October by clicking Graywood Canvas Cottages, go to Check Availability and select your dates for a price.

- Jess, CEO & Founder of QuirkyAccom


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