IMG 2729 1 minQA Review of THE SECRET CAMPSITE in E. Sussex

by Jess Twitchin, founder of

Bunny rabbits bounce across a wild grassy meadow with camp corners trimmed into it in a wonderfully non-regimented way. We wheelbarrowed our logs, cooking provisions, sleeping bags and few possessions over the bridge, through the campsite... drawn by a round ball high in a tree. I felt a ripple of excitement at the thought of spending the night there.

At the foot of Tree Tent we took to the wooden stairway keen to see inside. Our suspended nest had been cleverly designed with beds for 3 that unfold like petals, with comfy mattresses, around a central pole. Views from the 'windows' showcased our place amongst the branches.


1951 image 18Cruckbarn is a sophisticated barn stay for 2-5 guests where you can stargaze and get close to nature outdoors or get cosy indoors playing vinyl and letting time slow down. It would be a wonderful winter getaway this year. It is a popular place within our directory so it's good to think ahead to book a break here. Here is what the owners say about it...
A browse through our guest book here at Cruckbarn is perhaps the best way to get a feel for our largely undiscovered retreat in northern Herefordshire. 'We cooked over the open fire most nights, listening to the owls and watching satellites and shooting stars'; 'Has been nice to just escape the madness of the city and enjoy the quietness of this place'; 'Amazing to wake up in and feel the calm'; 'We have particularly enjoyed the silence'; 'Pretty much the only sounds you can hear are from the sheep and local wildlife'; 'won't forget waking to the sound of bird song and deer in the woods'; 'a perfect retreat from our working lives'; 'It's been great to slow life down a little'.

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Hi, It's Louise here again. See the first stage of my Glamping adventures in the previous blog - here is Part 2.

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My family and I continued our glamping adventures with a trip from Cornwall into Devon. Down gorgeous country lanes, through beautiful villages we travelled until we turned into the entrance for Coastal Cabins

 My children loved the wheelbarrows that were awaiting our luggage and tried to push them themselves….that is until they got too heavy for them to carry and they decided it was more fun to have a ride themselves! 













Hi, I'm Louise. I am an administrator here at 

Last week my family and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of nights in one of the wooden pods at Atlantic Surf in Bude, North Cornwall. 

This was to be our first experience at “glamping” and we loved it! The pods sit upon an undulating field and have views over the manicured grassy space below that is reserved for pod families. Here we enjoyed many games of cricket, “it” and an evening of sitting around the firepit with bedtime stories.


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The pod itself was spacious with a very comfortable king-size bed and 2 large bean bags that my children loved sleeping on! There was a rustic style coat stand, a good sized fridge plus all the utensils, plates, pots and pans that you could need, plus a useful shelving unit. 

The free wifi went down well as this enabled us to listen to music whilst enjoying a BBQ on our private terrace. There were even USB charging points so we could charge up our phones and stay connected to the outside world, although you may choose not to!