Family Field camping pitch for up to 6 people

UK England South East England East Sussex Bodiam Glottenham Castle

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
One of 12 grass pitches available in our family field – a 6 acre conservation area within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One tent per pitch

The Owner Says

Idyllic pitch in a 6 acre conservation area within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
One of only 12 pitches available. One tent per pitch
Low impact, back to nature, wildflower meadows, paddling stream and woodland
Composting toilet, fresh water standpipe and hot open air shower.
Forest school, art, craft and various courses available for children and adults depending upon numbers.
Campfires encouraged, in a fire pit - bring your own or hire one of ours. Firewood, kindling and charcoal available at our pop up shop.
Due to covid we are restricting total numbers on site. Please ensure that you choose the right sized pitch for your family. Any issues please get in touch
Base price includes 4 people, up to two extra can be added

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About Glottenham Castle

Suitable For

Glampers, tent campers, families and couples – yes. Campervans, caravans, dogs and noisy folks – no.


The historic town of Battle, site of the pivotal 1066 conflict, is just down the road. You can visit the famous Abbey and Battlefield (01424 775705) where you'll find a visitors centre featuring CGI films and interactive displays. Nearby Hastings Old Town is a charming, artsy commune – the seafront's iconic black net-huts, evidence of the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe. The black, angular lines of the adjacent Jerwood Gallery (01424 728377) of modern and contemporary art provides a pleasing contrast. The boho Norman Road in neighbouring St Leonards-on-Sea rivals Brighton for unique independent shops (particularly art and antiques). Around 20mins away, the Bedgebury Pinetum (01580 879842) has some fantastic walks and cycle routes (cycle hire available), plus a Go Ape!(0843 770 3573). Bodiam Castle (01580 830196) is the quintessential English castle. Entry to the grounds is free, but the entry fee to the castle (adults £7/children £3.50) is worth it for the views from the top of the towers. They also put on free activities for kids during the summer holidays. Bateman's (01435 882302), the home of Rudyard Kipling is also nearby, while the picturesque cobbled streets of Rye (under half an hour away) are full of medieval charm.

Food & Drink

East Sussex has an embarrassment of wonderful local produce – from cider and wine, to Glottenham's own Sussex beef cattle (not to mention eggs from the free-range chickens). Unsurprisingly, there are a wealth of artisan farm shops nearby – Poppinghole Farm (01580 880503), Buster's (01580 882020) (with its own butchery), and a little further afield Catsfield's Great Park Farm (01424 772531) are among the finest. Should you find yourself unable to leave the delights ofGlottenham, Emma and Rob can supply you with a choice of tasty, locally-sourced hampers. There is a wood fired pizza oven which can be fired up if there is enough demand – nothing says luxury camping like homemade pizzas, right? Or you can arrange an afternoon learning how to build your own oven, make dough and create your own pizza! Robertsbridge is similarly sorted for fabulous pubs. The George Inn (01580 880315) is a welcoming, family-friendly inn with an inventive menu of pub grub favourites and a fine selection of Kent and Sussex wines. The Ostritch (01580 881737) with its quirky tropical garden and the Salehurst Halt (01580 880620) are also decent shouts. For something a little more exotic, The New Spice (01580 881999) Indian restaurant is also garnering rave reviews.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews


Pretty and spacious site, limited facilities

Nice quiet spacious site, giving us a peaceful and private camping experience. We were able to purchase wood for camp shop (a tent) on site. The one shower is large and warm and powerful enough to wake you up. The wooden compost toilets were not far, one didn't have a step up so hard to use but cleaned regularly. There were toilets in a tent like structure, think they had been there sometime so wasn't keen to use. One tap on site for water but it's a back basics camp site experience so there's no washing up stations or sinks. If you don'tind you'll enjoy this site very much. We had a lovely time but would have liked more convenient toilet facilities.

Quiet and serene

We stayed for 2 nights with our young children, who loved it! Lovely spot and exactly as described. - Cash only, obviously. Honour box system to buy wood, kindling, and rent firepits. - One star off because there is no rubbish disposal - this is clearly stated on the website but is quite easy to remedy and would save us having to cart our rubbish home on our laps in a full car. Also reduces the risk that irresponsible campers will fly tip on their way out. - Shower was great, toilets were fine. - Loads of space - Beautiful starscape on a clear night - Good pub and shop options in Robertsbridge nearby To take it up a level add rubbish disposal, a small convenience shop, and more privacy for the showers. I didn't mind but my wife wasn't comfortable with the curtain system.

Beautiful location

Our experience didn’t start off the best, we put the postcode in from the cool camping email confirmation and ended up about 15mins away on an estate. We called Glottenham castle campsite and they explained this keeps happening where cool camping are giving the wrong post code out, she gave us another post code and we eventually found it (sign post was for Glottenham care home!) it was in a beautiful location and very off grid. Shower was Better than my home shower! Plenty of distance between pitches. Family even spotted the barn owl. Bodium castle was great to visit, as was The George Inn and the local Indian in Robertsbridge.

Beautiful site close to wild camping

Our stay at glottenham castle was fantastic, just what we needed. Plenty of distance between campers, enough not to hear each other. Very pretty site with a stream flowing through and owls at night. Outdoor shower with an open roof means you can shower under the stars at night. Feeling happy and relaxed, would definitely recommend.

Simple, quiet and beautiful

Our family of five had a lovely time at Glottenham. The family field is large, with plenty of space. Our kids enjoyed roaming around and exploring the woods and stream. Facilities are basic, with compositing loos and an outdoor shower (which was lovely and warm), it would have been great to have a covered area to do washing up etc.. but this is my only suggestion. Overall if you want a proper camping experience, surrounded by space, big skies and nature go here! I was even lucky enough to see a barn owl too!
Aug 29, 2019 by Isobel
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Glottenham Castle is located at Glottenham Farm, Bishops Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5EB

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Getting There

From London: Take the A21 from M25, heading south to Hastings. At Hurst Green carry on through the village and down the hill. Cross the roundabout (don’t turn into Robertsbridge village) and continue 1 mile up the hill. Take the first turning on the right, signposted to Robertsbridge, then the first left into Heathfield Gardens. Follow the road through the houses and, before you go under the railway bridge, there is a lane to the left, signposted to Glottenham Nursing Home. Carry on up the farm lane for 1 mile and go up the hill at the end. You will pass an oast house on your left, and the road splits into 3. Take the right hand fork and continue straight up and past the large farm barn. Continue along the farm track and parking/reception will be marked after 500 yards.

Robertsbridge station is on the mainline from Charing Cross to Hastings, and is accessible from Brighton, changing at St Leonards, Warrior Square. Pick-up/drop-off service can be arranged from the station for £10.