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Tree Tent

Our Tree Tent is similar to a Dormouse nest, and it was the first one to go up in England. The Tree Tent featured in George Clarkes Amazing Spaces and has been lovingly created by Brighton based designer Jason Thawley.

Access to the Tree Tent is via wooden stairs, and the tent is suspended between 3 sturdy oak trees on the edge of the ancient woodland that surrounds the camping meadow. From one of the two windows in the Tree Tent there are fantastic views across the campsite and on to the South Downs National Park. The other looks across the camping meadow. Inside you will find three single beds with mattresses. Once inside you can relax and take in the canopy view, whilst gently moving with the sway of the trees. The Tree Tent has its own grass pitch where you can enjoy a campfire at your exclusive fire pit.

How many can stay

The Tree Tent is designed to sleep 3 people maximum, (2 adults and 1 child). You can also pitch your own tent on the space beneath the tree tent, but you must not exceed our maximum pitch numbers of 5 people in total. (a maximu of 4 of which can be adults). This includes those sleeping in the Tree tent.

What we provide

We provide 3 single beds with mattresses. We also provide basic cooking equipment including a camping stove, a kettle, mugs, saucepan, frying pan, plates and cutlery for your trip. There are free hot showers and flushing toilets at the campsite. There are simple perimeter lights inside the Tree Tent.

Why not read our Escapees Handbook before you arrive for some ideas on how to switch off.

What you need to bring

Required: Duvet or Sleeping Bags, Pillows and Pillow Cases, Bed Sheets, Towels, Tea Towels, Food, Drink, Rubbish Bags, Torches and Lanterns, Warm/Dry/Suitable Clothing. Wellies if the weather hasn’t been kind.

Recommended: A torch, marshmallows, ingredients for cooking and a sense of adventure….

Please note that you can’t cook inside the Tree Tent, so you should bring along any cooking shelter that you require such as a small tent or a gazebo.

Don’t forget

We don’t allow any cars or pets in our camping areas. Nor do we have large groups of campers, or any music on the site. The Secret Campsite is focused on providing a great habitat for wildlife and we strive to minimise our impact upon it. In turn this creates an amazing space for families and small groups of friends.

In order to accommodate these worthwhile idiosyncracies, we have a small fleet of  wheelbarrows and trollies. You are very welcome to make use of them to transport your belongings to the pitch.

wheelbarrows and trollies at the secret campsite

What’s stopping you?

The price is for 2 people and a minimum of 2 nights. Extra guests pay our normal camping rates. Please note, the Tree Tent can sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child inside.