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- Bell tent glamping in the Ouse Valley, with great views and sunsets
- Nymans and Leonardslee Gardens within 10 minutes' drive
- Swimming pond; firepit for each tent
Hassle-free outdoor stays in a peaceful location with easy access to pubs, cream teas, wild swims, woodland walks… you’ll need to head to the Himalayas for that. Not the actual Himalaya mountains, but secluded glamping site The Holmsted Himalayas in the West Sussex countryside.
This quiet spot in the Ouse Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is up on a ridge so it’s got gorgeous views over the surrounding area, and is often treated to fine sunsets too (and some great stargazing after dark). The immediate surroundings are all woodland, open space and lakes to roam around, and the site has its own swimming pond where you can take a freshwater dip.
Secluded this place may be, but it’s not cut off at all – there are a couple of pubs a mile or so away (with more pubs, cafés and restaurants in nearby villages like Warninglid and Cuckfield) and large supermarkets are in Haywards Heath, 10 minutes’ drive away. Plenty of days out are easy to get to as well: botanic gardens, National Trust properties, watersports, wine tasting… take your pick…
And what of the accommodation? You’ll be staying in comfortable bell tents kitted out with camp beds, with soft bedding, rugs, lighting and an outdoor firepit (with home-produced firewood available from the farm). A short walk away is the communal stretch tent, which has shared facilities like fridges and kettles plus mains power for charging your devices.
Open from 20/07/2022 to 18/09/2022
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Group bookings of 12 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Facilities/activities including Access to the gym are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.
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Max. persons: 6 x
Dimensions: 5.0m width x 5.0m length (16.4ft width x 16.4ft length) Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
|Max. persons||6 x
5.0m width x 5.0m length
(16.4ft width x 16.4ft length)
Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
(2 x single bed, 2 x single sofa/futon, 1 x z-bed or foam mattress)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Please bring your own towels and cooking equipment.|
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Gas and electricity included|
|No dogs allowed|
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Lovely place to stay, Josh was friendly and helpful.
Helpful and friendly staff, clean facilities and incredible surroundin
just an all round excellent camp site! the glamping bell …
Gorgeous site, friendly, AMAZING swimming pond.
Beautiful campsite, clean and peaceful, short drive from all services
Fab few nights away relaxing with the family
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Hand sanitising stations
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
— 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Little Chef — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles South Terminal Bus Station — 9.5 miles
- Train stations
Balcombe Rail Station
— 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Haywards Heath Rail Station — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Wivelsfield Rail Station — 4.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 18.8 miles
18.8 miles Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 26.7 miles
26.7 miles Kingston Town End Pier — 27.3 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal
— 9.4 miles
9.4 miles London Gatwick Airport — 9.5 miles
9.5 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 9.7 miles
Getting out for walks or bike rides is a fine idea around here – there are plenty of trails to follow in this scenic area, including popular ones that take in the huge arches of the Ouse Valley Viaduct (10 minutes’ drive). Golf is another great way to get out into the open air, at the courses in Cuckfield (two minutes) or Haywards Heath (10 minutes).
Something a bit more active? Perhaps you’d like to get out onto the water for some kayaking, sailing or windsurfing at Ardingly Reservoir (15 minutes), or have a go at things like clay pigeon shooting, archery or axe-throwing at Q Leisure in Albourne (10 minutes).
It doesn’t all have to be active though – more relaxing days are on hand at Nymans (five minutes), a National Trust estate with gorgeous gardens to explore, and Leonardslee Lake & Gardens (10 minutes), where you can meet the wallabies as well as exploring the grounds. And of course there’s always the option of taking a tour at Bolney Wine Estate (10 minutes) – and perhaps picking up something for your evening by the firepit?
- Nymans (2.3 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (5.1 miles)
- Bluebell Railway (7.9 miles)
- Nymans (2.4 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (5.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
The Holmsted Himalayas cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Holmsted Himalayas will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Cancellations due to COVID-19 for bookings made before 1 March 2022 can transfer deposits to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Holmsted Himalayas have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Holmsted Himalayas dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near The Holmsted Himalayas? Getting out for walks or bike rides is a fine idea around here – there are plenty of trails to follow in this scenic area, including popular ones that take in the … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Holmsted Himalayas?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at The Holmsted Himalayas? From £90 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability