Graywood Canvas Cottages

UK England South East England East Sussex Uckfield

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Hot Tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
These super-sized, double-decker yurts on a charming East Sussex farm take glamping to another level.

There are yurts and then there are Graywood Canvas Cottages. Set between the East Sussex High Weald and the South Downs National Park, this brand new glamping site near the charming village of East Hoathly takes yurt camping to another level – quite literally.

So taken with the mammoth luxury yurts she stayed in during an impromptu glamping excursion in Yosemite National Park over a decade over, hostess Stephanie envisioned these super-sized creations on her idyllic farm one day. And now, 15 years later, she’s sharing her slice of glamping West Coast style on the South Coast of England.

Proving the old adage true that our cousins over the pond really do make everything bigger, the three titular canvas cottages are spread over two floors –arguably the only mezzanine model yurts of their kind available to UK glampers. To call them yurts almost feels like a disservice, but these double-decker canvas cottages – crafted and imported direct from Seattle – boast full-size french doors and huge picture windows offering widescreen views that allow the light to pour in. The intricate lattice walls, rafters and a staircase made of douglas fir demonstrates the quality of the craftsmanship, while the stargazing crown means guests can enjoy a celestial show, safe in the snugness of their cosy abode.

With both a ground-floor bedroom with super-king Hypnos bed and a galleried first-floor bedroom with three single Hypnos mattresses (or a double and a single), the yurts can comfortably accommodate up to five guests. There is a separate sitting room with comfy custom-made sofas, a dining table and chairs for six, and everything else you could possibly need to make you feel right at home – electric heaters and a flame-effect fire, a television and DVD player and books and board games for rainy days.

An integrated kitchenette includes a microwave, oven and hob, a toaster and a kettle and there’s even appliances like a washer/drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher should you need them. Towels, duvets, and all bed linens is provided along with cutlery and crockery. Facilities-wise, there’s a proper bathroom with flushing toilet, hot water shower, and underfloor heating, while thoughtful touches like complimentary toiletries add to the hassle-free nature of a stay here. And when the sun’s read the script, guests should make full use of the outside furniture beside the firepit and barbecue – oh, and did we mention each yurt boasts its own private hot tub too?

Despite the obvious luxuries onsite and the scenic setting, the wonder of Sussex and the south coast await. East Hoathly is a charming country village with a couple of cracking little pubs and post-pint walks to enjoy, while historic Rye, boho Brighton and the sprawling South Downs are all within easy reach. 

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Facilities

Both yurts have a bedroom with a super-king-sized bed downstairs and a mezzanine bedroom upstairs accommodating up to 3 people. Travel cots on request. Towels and bed-linen provided. Each yurt kitchen includes toaster, kettle, oven, hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, plus all pots, crockery and cutlery. Yurt living spaces include a dining table that seats up to 6, electric heaters and flame-effect fire, a TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs, games and books for rainy days – and a hot tub at each yurt for sunny ones! Proper bathrooms with underfloor heating, shower and flushing loo in each yurt. Firepit and BBQ outside.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Dogs – no. 

Nearby

East Hoathly village is 3km away and has a shop and post office, a hairdressers, a café and a pair of decent pubs. There is a park with a children's playground and the village cricket team can be found playing there on a Sunday afternoon. Further afield, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (01825 840573) is a multi-faceted family attraction, just 10 minutes away by car, while Sheffield Park, north of Uckfield, is a magnificent National Trust garden, from where steam trains run to East Grinstead on the Bluebell Railway (01825 720800). If it's raining, you might consider a trip to the Jacobean mansion of Rudyard Kipling, Bateman's, in nearby Burwash.

Food & Drink

The family's own Offham Farm Shop (01273 478265) does great meat for BBQs. The local pub is The KIng's Head (01825 840238) in East Hoathly. This historic CAMRA-approved watering hole (dating back to 1648) boasts a fine selection of ales (courtesy of the brewery next door) and a decent menu of pub grub favourites. The Star Inn at Waldron (01435 812495) is another antiquated gem of a pub with a beautiful beer garden to boot. Not to be confused, The Star Inn (01435 863570) in Old Heathfield is well worth a visit too, as is The Black Duck (01435 830636) in Warbelton. 

Opening Times

March–end of October.

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The Owner Says

Graywood Farm is a small, family run, working farm. Over the last decade we have farmed Charolais cattle and Southdown sheep. Currently we have sheep grazing across the land. As with many farms now, we also have diversified with several small businesses being based onsite.

It is highly likely that there will be sheep in field a short way from the yurts and you may be able to see them from your window.

Accommodation

3 luxury yurts (each sleeping 5) with their own private hot tubs.

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Location

Contact Graywood Canvas Cottages, Graywood Canvas Cottages, Graywood Farm, Graywood Lane, Graywood, East Hoathly, East Sussex BN8 6QT

Getting There

Graywood Farm is just off the A22 between Uckfield and Eastbourne. Take the turning to East Hoathly from the roundabout, and in the village turn left onto Hollow Lane, shortly after taking a right fork onto Graywood Rd; follow this for a while until you reach Graywood Lane; turn left and you soon come to the farm. By train, Uckfield, about five miles away, has a train station which has a regular service to London Bridge in just over an hour. There are regular bus services from Uckfield, and from Brighton and Eastbourne, that run past the site.

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