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The Holmsted Himalayas: Looking north from the site towards the reed bed

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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9.8

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Lovely place to stay, Josh was friendly and helpful.19/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Tents, swimming pond, showers, area.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with a place to dry towels.

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Helpful and friendly staff, clean facilities and incredible surroundin06/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennilynn B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything. Clean toilets, amazing showers, comfy beds and especially the swimming lake.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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just an all round excellent camp site! the glamping bell …05/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    just an all round excellent camp site! the glamping bell tents are perfect for those who love to camp without the fuss of buying and setting up a tent! the swimming pond was lovely and the shower facilities were clean (if a little cold!)

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Gorgeous site, friendly, AMAZING swimming pond.05/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Swimming pond. Comfortable tents. Friendly, welcoming owners. Quiet site with beautiful scenery.

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike but additional bbqs and a microwave would be beneficial.

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Beautiful campsite, clean and peaceful, short drive from all services29/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEva H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Toilets, peaceful, views, clean, firepits, friendly staff

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Great place04/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The quiet nature of the site

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    Nothing

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Fab few nights away relaxing with the family06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura W.Confirmed

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    We stayed here the last week in May and had a fab time.

    The showers and toilets were clean, and the Glamping Tents were comfortable for a family of 4.

    The site is safe for young children to play out in the evening and we enjoyed a glass of wine by the fire each night.

    We will be back... Thank you!

    Disliked: 

    Could do with a few more plug sockets in the main tent

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Really great place to stay. The owners were really friendly.30/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The set up
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    The swimming lake

    This place is great. We were their first customers this year and thought there may have been some teething/snagging issues. Nothing, no issues at all. Really well set up. The showers are the best I’ve used at a camp site. The surroundings are great. Plenty of space for multiple families to play outdoor games. The large communal tent with fridge and power points to charge from are a great idea. The fire pits are a nice touch with log seats arranged around them. The tents came with cutlery and plates etc and beds were comfortable.
    We used the swimming lake for pretty much the whole day. The kayaks are a great idea and very reasonably priced.
    Lots of birds that use the nearby reed bed including ducks, geese. Red kite and falcons to look out for too.
    A nearby co-op is sufficient enough for dinner and lunch ingredients and there are at least two pubs near by (little over a mile away).

    We will definitely be looking to stay here again. Good luck to Josh and his family with this venture - clearly a passion project.

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    That we only stayed two nights and not four!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitising stations

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Holmsted Farm, Staplefield Road, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH17 5JT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0198°N 0.1741°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Castle — 3.6 miles
Little Chef — 3.7 miles
South Terminal Bus Station — 9.5 miles
Train stations
Balcombe Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Wivelsfield Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 18.8 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 26.7 miles
Kingston Town End Pier — 27.3 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 9.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 9.5 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 9.7 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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?

Must see

  • Nymans (2.3 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (5.1 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (7.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Nymans (2.4 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (5.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
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.

Payment

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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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  • Does The Holmsted Himalayas have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • 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.
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  • 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

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