Nestled in the beautiful Sussex countryside, Wimbles Farm campsite and B&B is the perfect site for those who want to try a bit of wild camping but aren't sure if they can bear the potential discomforts. It's as close to wild camping as you can get, but with ablution facilities to ease you through the experience, with two well maintained pitching areas located by a meandering stream in a secluded flower meadow, and a standpipe for fresh water, fire-pits, compost toilets and access to a shower. There's only room for half a dozen or so tents, so there’s no danger of overcrowding. If you really can't face it there's a recently renovated shepherds hut with its own facilities in a quiet corner of the flower meadow with hot showers and bunks for the kids and its own fire-pit. As for things to see and do, you can start right on the farm. Coarse fishing is available from the site's own lake and bike hire and guided cycling tours are also available. It's also the only site we know where you can have your own pottery throw-down challenge! And if you can't hack the camping any longer, the B&B up at the house is the perfect refuge!
Our bespoke Shepherd’s Hut provides an ideal romantic getaway for couples looking to escape to the countryside or for families that don’t quite do camping!
Our hand made Shepherds hut provides self-contained accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children with a double bed and separate bunk room, a kitchenette with gas cooker, dining area and a unique recycled woodstove, hot shower cubicle (bring towels). We provide the bed linen & duvet for the double bed but not sleeping bags/bedding for children (under 16). The hut has its own eco compost toilet nearby which comes with flower arrangements and country living mags!
We provide a welcome pack which usually includes fresh farm eggs, bread, butter, milk, cereal and some fire wood to get you started.
Our Favourite Spot
In summer evenings enjoy a BBQ and glass of wine around a camp fire in the river meadow while the children are tucked up in bed. The Hut is positioned at the top of the river meadow amongst the wild flowers and trees..
Have your say
You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.Sign In
Places to eat & drink nearby
13 North Street Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5UG
Perfect little tea shop serving scrumptious cakes and scones
The Bell Inn
High Street Ticehurst East Sussex TN5 7AS
One-of-a-kind village pub with fun, quirky touches and superb food
The Cricketers’ Arms
Berwick Village, BN26 6SP
Country cottage pub with an idyllic garden you could happily lose an afternoon in
The George Inn
High Street Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5SY
With low beams, a roaring fire and excellent food, this is a highly congenial English village pub.
The Ram Inn
Firle Near Lewes East Sussex BN8 6NS
Cracking village pub with great walks from its doorstep.
Things to see & do nearby
Firle Near Lewes East Sussex BN8 6LL
The country home of artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, beautifully preserved in rural Sussex.
East Dean East Sussex BN20 0AB
Rockpools, stunning views and plenty of space to spread your towel
De La Warr Pavilion
Marina Bexhill-on-Sea West Sussex TN40 1DP
One of the finest Modernist buildings on the English south coast.
Alfriston Road near Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5QS
Meet meerkats, lorikeets and lemurs at this highly family-friendly animal park.
Evolution Climbing, Lye Green, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1UX
Family Climbing Centre near Crowborough, East Sussex. .
Emma Mason British Prints
3 Cornfield Terrace Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4NN
Fab little seaside gallery selling work by British printmakers
Much Ado Books
8 West Street Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5UX
Comfy sofas and a great selection of books.
Much Ado Books
8 West St Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5UX
One of the best independent bookshops in the country
Hailsham Road Stone Cross Eastbourne East Sussex BN24 5BU
Top-notch farm shop with Pick Your Own
The English Wine Centre
Alfriston Road Berwick East Sussex BN26 5QS
Over 100 English wines for sale, including award-winning local fizz.
What to expect?
A beautiful glamping or wild camping experience in beautiful Sussex countryside.
Shepherds Hut 3–4 night stays £180–£280, depending on season, £350–£490 a week again depending on season. Camping £10 a night for adults, £5 for children (and dogs!).
Open all year.
How do I get there?
By train, Polegate station is about 15 minutes away by taxi.
By car, from London follow M25 south to M23, exit J10 to join A22 to Maresfield, Take A272 to Cross-in-Hand, turn onto A267 to Horam and follow signs to Vines Cross, we are 1 mile from village on left hand side (you cannot see lake from the road you will see the barn with 2 reflective posts in front).
- Getting Away from it All
- Something Different