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Glamping at the Deer Park

9.3

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General

  • Peaceful bell tent site in over 800 hectares of private deer park
  • A 25-minute drive from Bewl Water; 35 minutes from Bedgebury Forest
  • Shop and café; trout fishing and clay pigeon shooting available

A warm welcome to you, the newest lucky resident at Eridge Park. As the home of the Marquess of Abergavenny and the oldest enclosed deer park in Britain (mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, no less), this is a special spot for a bell tent break. At Glamping at the Deer Park, you’ll be next in line (after the existing black deer herd) to experience the sprawling, 800-hectare estate in East Sussex.

The rare black deer roam freely here, and there’s clay pigeon shooting and trout fishing available to book by way of activities. There’s a café if you fancy a sweet treat or a caffeine dose, as well as a florist. The café serves tasty homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks, breakfasts, lunches and light bites. Alternatively, head to the on-site shop to pick up fresh local produce for the barbecue.

That’s all without going off site… when you’re ready to direct your attention outwards, cycling and hiking are all splendid in the rural surroundings. Hot step it to a historical National Trust or English Heritage property next or sign yourself up for outdoorsy pursuits at Bewl Water (25 minutes’ drive) or Bedgebury Forest (35 minutes).

The large and luxurious bell tents are all set on a generously spacious pitch. Each one comes with one private parking space, but additional parking is available. With full use of toilet and shower facilities and washing-up facilities, you’ll have a dandy set-up on the site of the annual Black Deer Festival. Dogs aren’t permitted, due to the livestock on site.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 3 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful site, lovely walks in the woods20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPriscille R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The deers, the wood. The facilities were clean. The tent was nicely decorated. The tent is well equipped for a couple, but not really for a family of 4 (small table indoor with 2 poufs and a small table outdoor with 2 chairs). There were plenty of blankets and enough pillows but no fitted sheet for the children.

    Disliked: 

    There was no one at reception, no one to welcome you. A code is given to you to access the tent. The shop was closed. There is no equipment to warm up food (lucky we had brought coal for the bbq as the shop was… closed). A list of equipment would have been useful so we could have come prepared.

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Very few showers and toilets.30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cleanliness

    Disliked: 

    No towels provided even though they were supposed to be included.

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Excellent site and tent. Very friendly staff, clean and cafe on site.29/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLJ L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really comfy tent, bed and living space. Our tent also had some essentials for cooking and cleaning to make the stay even easier. Lovely views from tent also.

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Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • The Deer Park Campsite, Sham Road, Eridge, East Sussex, England, TN3 9JB
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0838°N 0.2256°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
War Memorial — 6.1 kilometres
Royal Victoria Place — 6.2 kilometres
Victoria Hall — 8.4 kilometres
Train stations
Eridge Rail Station — 1.8 kilometres
Crowborough Rail Station — 4.9 kilometres
Frant Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 34.8 kilometres
Gravesend Pier — 41.5 kilometres
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 42.0 kilometres
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 28.4 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 28.4 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 29.6 kilometres

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

Outdoorsy types, unite and arm yourself with a paddleboard or a bike. Bewl Water (25 minutes’ drive) has paddleboarding and bicycle hire, as well as places for sweet strolls and fishing trips. Bedgebury Forest (35 minutes) is just as suited to adventurous souls, with cycling and mountain biking trails and a Go Ape treetop obstacle course. Hiking is splendid at the High Rocks National Monument (10 minutes), where the rocks are millions of years old.

A bit of history instead? Bodiam Castle (45 minutes) is a 14th-century abode, with some romantic features like spiral staircases and a moat. Alternatively, pretend you’re travelling in the 20th century on the Spa Valley Railway (five minutes), which has a station in Eridge.

The Pantiles (10 minutes) are a series of arches hailing from the Georgian era – and that's just one of the local historical sites. Some of the closest National Trust properties include the arts and crafts home Standen House and Garden (35 minutes) and Winston Churchill’s home Chartwell (35 minutes). Hever Castle & Gardens (half an hour) has a maze, model houses, military museum, archery and boating.

Must see

  • Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (4.5 kilometres)
  • Penshurst Place and Gardens (10.5 kilometres)
  • Scotney Castle (12.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Scotney Castle (12.8 kilometres)
  • Sprivers Garden (14.5 kilometres)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Glamping at the Deer Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The campground/park 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Glamping at the Deer Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: GBP50.00 ($87.58) 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the campground/park is able to relet your unit/site.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Glamping at the Deer Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Glamping at the Deer Park dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Glamping at the Deer Park? Outdoorsy types, unite and arm yourself with a paddleboard or a bike. Bewl Water (25 minutes’ drive) has paddleboarding and bicycle hire, as well as places for sweet strolls and fishing trips. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glamping at the Deer Park?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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