Come and stay in my traditional canvas bell tent in a secluded woodland setting. It’s very quiet and private. Trees surround you on three sides and there’s an open grass and flower paddock in front of you. Beyond the paddock, the nursery starts with hedges trees, shrubs and the orchard.
Appleyard isn’t open to the general public, and there is only one glamping tent on site. There is no eco-camping when glamping weekends are booked. You can park your car securely inside the gates and reach the campsite/tent via a private woodland path.
If you want to leave the car at home, there’s a local station and we can arrange to pick you up.
Someone is always on site when guests are staying, but you won’t know unless you come and find us – you will have total privacy.
The large tent has about eight feet of headroom (it’s a ten-man tent) and plenty of room to walk around in. It’s pitched so that you are shielded from direct sun in the morning, so you’ll be able to sleep late if you wish. And being made of canvas means that you won’t be troubled by the daylight until you want to get up and open the door.
You can enjoy all the advantages of real camping without having to bring all the gear. Everything is ready for you:
Solid floor with rugs and a comfortable double bed.
A fire pit for that lovely evening glow.
A barbecue in case you feel like cooking some of the fresh local food.
A small gas cooker and an expresso maker to brew the morning coffee.
Cooking pots, plates/cutlery/etc
A fridge, food cupboard, clothes hanger, table, chairs etc.
There are showers (solar showers if you want try them, or a gas heated shower if you’re feeling less adventurous) and compost loos.
We have solar power for charging small appliances like phones etc but there’s no TV or WI-Fi; Appleyard is a place to get away from it all and relax.
We’re always on site, so if you need anything, just come and find us.
Appleyard is within easy reach of many cultural and historical sites, It’s ten minutes drive from Hastings with a local station a 15-minute stroll away if you feel like leaving the car behind. Close to the station is an excellent local pub with Harvey’s beer and great food.
The coast is 15 minutes by car, with many lovely beaches and good, safe swimming.
There are a host of historical sites around (it’s 1066 country!) and beautiful local walks to enjoy.
Come and enjoy real camping without the hassle of putting the tent up and carrying everything.
Staying at Appleyard
Glamping. Appleyard is ideal for couples or friends who would like a peaceful country weekend in a beautiful private setting. Please contact Roz if you would like to find out more. Click here to send me an email.
Eco-camping. I sometimes have space for overnight eco-campers. If you come by foot, on a bike, or via the train (station at Three Oaks and walk from there) you’re an eco-camper. You can bring your own tent and gear, or I have small tents, sleeping bags and other equipment available. I limit vehicles on site, so there’s no parking unless you’ve booked for glamping. If you’d like to visit as an eco-camper, click here to send me an email.