Escape from everyday life in this serene woodland sanctuary. Plush Tents Glamping is an award-winning site, which features not only luxurious glamping pods in a yurt village, but also a hot tub for resting tired muscles, hammocks for reading in and natural play areas to keep children entertained. It’s the ideal way to dip your toe in the water of ‘off the-grid-living’ while still benefitting from all of the modern comforts and conveniences you’d expect from your getaway.
Yurts here are warm, spacious and comfortable. Inside, you’ll find cosy interiors distinguished by rustic wooden details, deep jewel colours and textured furnishings. At night, cosy up beneath ultra-soft sheets and fluffy pillows, made from super-soft Egyptian cotton to help you get a night of deep sleep. Antique furniture – including plush leather furnishings – and hand-carved beds create a subtly decadent feel. Warm your hands by an authentic wood-burning stove, stoked and maintained by the site’s expert staff. In fact, before you settle down in your yurt, staff will also help you with your baggage and explain how to use all of the facilities at the site.
A sense of community is nurtured at Plush Tents Glamping – as well as the individual huts in the village, there’s a large, heated social yurt. Relax and catch up with freshly brewed tea in the seating areas, or lie back in your hammock while the smells of grilling meat and veg float up from your own private barbecue. A communal kitchen and a heated shower block help you get each day of your glamping holiday off to a refreshing start.
After a spot of rest and relaxation, you’ll be recharged to explore the South Downs. The site is nestled within acres of bluebell woods (visit in April or May to see the woodland floor carpeted in purple), where you can go dog-walking (furry friends are allowed) or exploring. There’s nothing quite like strolling through the woodland, freshly brewed tea in hand, as the morning sunlight warms the leaves.
Local highlights include the city of Chichester, with its 900-year-old cathedral, just an 8-minute drive away. Discover architecture that spans the centuries – look out for Victorian spires as well as Norman details. While in Chichester, make sure to visit the Fishbourne Roman Palace, an ancient residential Roman building which dates back to 75 AD.
Or, you might choose to spend the day at the beach at West Wittering, 20 minutes away by car. Take a stroll along peaceful sands with views of the South Downs as well as Chichester Harbour. A picnic of Sussex specialities, like locally made apple juice, chutneys, pickles and cheeses such as Brighton Blue is the ideal way to spend the afternoon here.