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Unique Camping and Glamping in Bodiam, East Sussex

Glamping in beautiful Hand built Shepherds’ huts sited in a sunny glade in the woods, or camp in small secluded woodland on our 200 acre family farm. Wander through the orchards to the National Trust’s Bodiam castle and the local pub; take a ferry ride down the river, hop on a steam train, take part in adventure activities or just relax in front of the camp fire and enjoy the beautiful countryside.



UPDATED 05/07/2020

Please contact us directly by email info@original-huts.co.uk to book your camping or hut stay! 

🥳Our communal facilities are Open and so are we!🥳

Hi de hi Campers,

We’ve been working hard here at The Original Hut HQ! As I’m sure you are all aware, we very rarely allow anything to stop us doing what we love; giving you the place to create unforgettable memories.Now more than ever, we feel so lucky to be in the place that we are; on a 180-acre family run farm in the East Sussex village of Bodiam. Being within an hour and a half’s drive or train journey from London and Brighton, we are the perfect escape from the city.

We wanted to try and briefly explain the measures we are putting in place to allow social distancing:


•We will be opening two extra fields beside the river allowing us to create spacious pitches that are 18 meters wide.

•One person at a time is allowed in a toilet/shower, the only exception is parent and child. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

•Hand sanitizers have been put on the outside of the toilet blocks & must be used on entering and exciting the block. There will also be antibacterial sprays in the cubicles, these are to be used by yourselves.

•We will deep clean the toilets in the morning, throughout the day, and when possible, in the evening–they will be closed whilst this happens.

•To allow for social distancing and you will be allowed to park next to your tent.

•We will allow campfires and BBQ’s and continue to asses Health & Safety risks with the local fire brigade accordingly.

Shepherd Huts

•Each unit is several meters away from the next, with each having their own outside space.

•One person at a time is allowed in the toilet/shower, the only exception is parent and child.

•All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

•Hand sanitizers have been put on the outside of the toilet doors & must be used on entering and exciting the block. There will also be antibacterial sprays in the cubicles, these are to be used by yourselves.

•We will deep clean the toilets in the morning,throughout the day, and when possible, in the evening.

•The showers will have a schedule of use.

•All cleaning will be done in line with the government COVID-19 Guidelines.

•To help us protect our staff, we would expect guests to double bag waste and remove them from the unit, bins will be provided. We will supply a black bag for used bedding at the end of your stay.

For the foreseeable future these will be the rules and if everyone wishes to use our facilities we really hope that you can appreciate and stick to these guidelines, if however, people abuse these necessary rules, we will shut it down and you will be asked to provide your own sanitation units when you book a pitch.

Our onsite licensed Café will be allowed to open but at reduced hours with everything takeaway. We will, however, provide seating. As we pride ourselves in being the meeting place for local produce, we will also have a selection of food hampers available for pre-order. We have reared our own pigs and chickens and have spent the lockdown time invested in our own veggie patches. Luckily with our licence we’ll also be able to provide you with a selection of local beers, ciders and wines too!

We want to reassure you as much as possible that we are doing everything in our power to input Social Distancing Measures across every aspect of what we do here at The Original Hut Company.

Should you feel ill, are showing signs of the virus or live in the same household as someone with the virus, please do not attend our facility. For guest that are at greater risk or are medically vulnerable please be extra cautious.

Where a guest is unable to check out due to Covid-19 symptoms, guidance will be provided.

Anna, Nick and the Team x

This page remains under constant review, due to the rapidly changing circumstances, please check back regularly for any updates.

Beautiful, Comfortable, Sustainable

Hand built by Nick here on the farm in the tiny village of Bodiam in East Sussex, our huts are based on the idea of an old Shepherd’s hut. What makes them unique in today’s market is that (in true agricultural fashion) they are built using reclaimed, recycled and locally sourced materials wherever possible. The aim of this is to make them of the lowest possible environmental impact.

Camping and Tabernacles

Bring your own tent, or alternatively we have beautiful tin tabernacles available for hire, that will be all set up and waiting for you on your arrival in one of our picturesque campsites. Our campsites offer wash huts with 2 loos and 2 piping hot showers, private fire pit per pitch and a covered seating area in case of any changes in the Great British weather!

Original Hut Company, Bodiam, East Sussex. Camping and Glamping.

Publicity & Testimonials

We have recently been featured at number 18 in the The Telegraph’s ‘Best UK and Europe Glamping Holidays’

Here is a link to a lovely blog site called This is Your Kingdom, written by one of our guests:

www.thisisyourkingdom.co.uk/ article/glamping-in-east-sussex

This is what Giovanna Fletcher had to stay about their stay with us in her Blog for ‘HELLO’ August 2014:

blog.hellomagazine.com/ giovannafletcher

Metro Online have us down as Trendy (not a word often associated with Nick and I!):

metro.co.uk/2014/07/30/ 7-amazing-camp-sites-in-the-uk-to-visit-this-summer-on-a-staycation

Here is a link to a piece which was recently published in our local paper:

www.courier.co.uk/ Glamping-retreat-Bodiam-huge-success

And we made The Independent Top 10 best exclusive – use campsites in Britain 2014!:

www.independent.co.uk/ travel/uk/the-best-exclusiveuse-campsites-in-britain

And a piece by Inspired Camping:

www.inspiredcamping.com/ environmentally-friendly-campsite