The Barn KT9

UK England South East England Surrey Epsom

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6

The Barn KT9 in Surrey's Rushett Farm is described as "in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of everywhere." Never has a description for a campsite been more apt, given the site's close proximity to London — it's just 10 miles from the centre of the capital, a stone's throw away from Zone 6 — but in rural surroundings with not a single oppressive tower block in sight. For city-dwellers, few campsites are as thoughtful and considered when it comes to providing a break away from the bustle of modern life. With its staunch focus on wellness, campers are expected to leave rejuvenated by way of its carefully selected on-site personal trainers, with it also providing a unique and morale-building getaway for businesses looking to treat their teams.

The Barn provides three pre-pitched bell tents as its glamping options, each boasting a double bed with all linen included. Glamping is available on Tuesday nights, along with Friday and Saturday weekend stays, though The Barn will do its best to accommodate those looking for different dates. There is space here to bring your own tent, too, while additional bell tents can be provided should you need them. Hot showers and compost loos are available, while each glamping tent is equipped with its own BBQ, and fire pits are available, too.

The Barn KT9 is best viewed as a retreat, both for the individual and for the team. Families and friends can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and impressive roster of food and drink, with specialty coffee being brewed by Surrey's own Rockhill Brothers Coffee Company from Thursday to Sunday, while a rotation of local street food businesses are on-hand for evening meals, including delicious calzones cooked each Tuesday. Personal training is also available to book with expert trainers, providing an experience you're not going to find at your local mainstream gym. Alongside small group PT sessions for everyone, guests can book postnatal and prenatal uplift sessions, helping both the pregnant and recently pregnant among your group embrace some much-needed winding down.

While families and friends can stay in this dog-friendly, kid-friendly site, it is also ideal for events, with two venues accommodating large groups for weddings or corporate team-building exercises. The Hangar is, as its name suggests, a converted blister hangar with room with for 200 guests under cover. The Barn is 50 square metres and spacious enough for 50 guests, complete with breakout rooms, loos, and showers. For corporate events, guests can expect to begin their day with an ice bath and sauna session, punctuating their relaxation with delicious local lunch provided by The Surrey Hills Deli or an on-site BBQ. And, of course, it can all be topped off with some beers or wine overlooking the Surrey countryside.



The three on-site bell tents have their own Weber barbecue and fire pit, while they each also have access to showers with hot water and compost loos. Toilets and showers are also located in The Barn, one of the site's two venues. There are pitches to bring your own tents along with additional bell tents to hire, all of which can be arranged with the site's owners. A variety of events take place throughout each week, which can be found via The Barn KT9's homepage, while both its titular barn and The Hangar can be booked for events such as weddings and corporate team-building exercises. Personal training and group exercises are held in the site's gym, offering the likes of pilates and parent and baby classes

Suitable For

Dog- and kid-friendly glamping, camping, weddings, and events – yes. Campervans, caravans – no (though the site is looking to change this in 2022).


The Barn KT9 prioritises the wellness of its campers, and nowhere is this evident more than in one of its various personal training sessions. Each can be booked from the campsite's official website, with the Barn enlisting the aid of experts in the field, scouted by the site's co-owner Emily Woodall who also runs classes and individual training from the farm. Those with some energy in the tank should bring a bike with them, as you can ride off from the south coast of the farm in a lengthy off-raid trail. Ashtead Common (01372 279083) is five miles away and is a 496-acre idyllic wooded area perfect for dog walking or simply experiencing your natural surroundings, with multiple routes available to ramble through. Chessington World of Adventures (01372 731657) is a two-mile walk down the road, with the theme park and zoo providing a great day out for the kids.

Food & Drink

On-site food and drink is served by way of the Rockhill Brothers Coffee Company, with it being accessible by foot or by bicycle and providing responsibly sourced takeaway coffee. A rotation of various local food vendors are available through the week, with the Doughboyz Calzone trailer setting up shop on Tuesday evenings. The food is served throughout the night or until it's all sold out, so get there first to make sure your hunger is satiated. The Shy Horse (01372 738051) is the closest pub, with this 19th-century building providing hearty favourites and a stocked bar of cask ales, wines, and British gin in just a 10-minute away from the site. The Star (01372 842416) is a 15-minute walk from the site, serving pub favourites with garden areas fr alfresco dining along with popular Sunday roasts. The Faraday (01372 817750) in Epsom is four miles from the site, offering craft beer and pub lunches.

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The Owner Says

The Barn KT9 is The Middle of Nowhere, In The Middle of Everywhere. Nestled just inside the Greater London boundary, we are an oasis of tranquility just 10 miles from Central London. The Glampsite is spacious, peaceful and has views for days. Whether you love walking, cycling, birdwatching or just enjoying the scenery, there's plenty to enjoy here.

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Social Distancing Measures

The Barn KT9 camping has plenty of space, with the 2 acre camping field ensuring all guests have plenty of room. All of our facilities are outdoors, and with a cap of no more than 40 people or 6 tents on site, there are ample safe and spacious facilities for all of our guests. 


Three bell tents for glamping, with additional tents provided on request and pitches for personal tents.

Campsite Exclusive Hire

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 40
3 Bell Tents and space to pitch up to 5 additional tents.

Bell Tent 1

Bell tent Sleeps 2 3 Available
Double Bed with all the linen and towels included.


Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Space to pitch your own tent

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Contact The Barn KT9, The Barn KT9, Rushett Farm, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington, KT9 2NH

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Getting There

From the A243 southbound, the site is situated on the last left turn in Malden Rushett before the small hill towards Leatherhead. Look out for the wooden "Rushett Farm" sign on the road.

The 465 bus stops at the end of the road, a service that runs from Dorking to Kingston. You can cycle here either on or off-road, and the site is also around a 25-30 minute walk from both Ashtead and Chessington South Stations. Uber also operates in the area.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Charlie is an amazing host and has such a lovely spot for a chilled camping get away :)!

The bell tents had a lovely atmospheric feel to them and had all that is required for a chilled get away :) Would highly recommend having a BBQ out in the evening with the fire pit burning too! The surrounding area is beautiful with the location that Charlie has in amongst it being perfect!
Aug 31, 2021 by Jake Pyett Verified Review

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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