Original Hut

Unique Camping and Glamping in Bodiam, East Sussex

Glamping in beautiful Hand built Shepherds’ huts sited in a sunny glade in the woods, or camp in small secluded woodland on our 200 acre family farm. Wander through the orchards to the National Trust’s Bodiam castle and the local pub; take a ferry ride down the river, hop on a steam train, take part in adventure activities or just relax in front of the camp fire and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Coronavirus COVID-19 advice:

UPDATED 26/03/2020

Hi de hi Campers,

What’s happening right now feels both worrying and unprecedented. Our local and global communities have changed, literally overnight, at the hands of COVID-19. We hope that each one of you – and your families – is well and remains so in the coming weeks.  We are continuing to follow government guidance and are monitoring and adapting every day.

The Government’s advice is that we should avoid all travel other than essential travel. They have recently been clear that essential travel does not include visits to camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. Moreover an increase in population in the rural area we are, could make it increasingly difficult for the healthcare providers to cope. We only want to operate The Original Hut Company whilst is it safe, and so have come to the conclusion that it is the right decision to close imminently, this will be reviewed on the 26th April. Our onsite cafe The Hub has decided to shut for the foreseeable future.

We are staying hopeful that we will still be able to have a summer here at The Original Hut Company, and so as it stands we will be spending our time amending bookings for those who are planning to stay with us between now and the 26th of April. Those who fall in this timeframe will, if they have not already, be contacted.

We will come back and assess the situation in 2 weeks time and contact, if necessary, customers staying after the 26th of April. Please be patient with our fab Team, they are working around the clock to bring you updates. You will find updates on our Social Media or by returning to this page.

Our cancellation terms for existing bookings are as stated on the website and were sent at the time of booking.

Camping & Tabernacles: https://www.original-huts.co.uk/sites-rules/

Huts: https://www.original-huts.co.uk/hut-prices/

This is our 11th Season; yet we’ve never before faced anything as challenging as this.

Despite the challenges, there are wonderful examples of community kindness happening locally. We think these can give us some hope during darker times.

Please find below links to the latest Government advice and also what to do if you are experiencing any symptoms or are concerned you may have been exposed to the virus.



What we are doing:

We are totally committed to the health and well being of our guests and staff and to that end a number of measures have been put in place around the site to help us all “do our bit” to stop the spread.

More hand sanitizers have been put in place around the site along with information posters for guidance. Please follow the 20 second rule and wash your hands frequently.

Our usual high standards of hygiene and cleanliness has been enhanced to include extra cleaning and monitoring. We may close some facilities to enable us to concentrate our cleaning efforts more effectively.

Staff and guests are being given advice when needed regarding any new developments as they happen. This is a very rapidly changing situation.

What you must do:

If you become suddenly unwell and have flu like symptoms whilst on site please do not approach anyone or any of our staff members. Please do not visit The Hub cafe or Toilet Blocks. Isolate yourself and contact the office by phone or email to make us aware of the situation.

Booking Terms & Conditions:

In light of the UK government’s current advice and due to the ever changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus and the challenges that come with it, we understand that our customers may need to make changes to their travel plans because of it.

However, as an option and to try and help our guests through this uncertain time,  for new and existing bookings with an arrival date on or before 12th June 2020 if you contact us at least 48 hrs prior to your arrival date, we are happy to provide a credit note valid for use on a new booking taken within the next 24 months. These bookings need to be made directly with us and not through any booking systems.

As a small family business we really do appreciate your support in these difficult times. We are working  hard to look after our guests and team and hopefully we can all come together and get through to better times ahead.

Best wishes to all and stay safe,

Love Anna, Nick & The Hut Team x

This page remains under constant review, due to the rapidly changing circumstances, please check back regularly for any updates.

Beautiful, Comfortable, Sustainable

Hand built by Nick here on the farm in the tiny village of Bodiam in East Sussex, our huts are based on the idea of an old Shepherd’s hut. What makes them unique in today’s market is that (in true agricultural fashion) they are built using reclaimed, recycled and locally sourced materials wherever possible. The aim of this is to make them of the lowest possible environmental impact.

Camping and Tabernacles

Bring your own tent, or alternatively we have beautiful tin tabernacles available for hire, that will be all set up and waiting for you on your arrival in one of our picturesque campsites. Our campsites offer wash huts with 2 loos and 2 piping hot showers, private fire pit per pitch and a covered seating area in case of any changes in the Great British weather!

Original Hut Company, Bodiam, East Sussex. Camping and Glamping.

Publicity & Testimonials

We have recently been featured at number 18 in the The Telegraph’s ‘Best UK and Europe Glamping Holidays’

Here is a link to a lovely blog site called This is Your Kingdom, written by one of our guests:

www.thisisyourkingdom.co.uk/ article/glamping-in-east-sussex

This is what Giovanna Fletcher had to stay about their stay with us in her Blog for ‘HELLO’ August 2014:

blog.hellomagazine.com/ giovannafletcher

Metro Online have us down as Trendy (not a word often associated with Nick and I!):

metro.co.uk/2014/07/30/ 7-amazing-camp-sites-in-the-uk-to-visit-this-summer-on-a-staycation

Here is a link to a piece which was recently published in our local paper:

www.courier.co.uk/ Glamping-retreat-Bodiam-huge-success

And we made The Independent Top 10 best exclusive – use campsites in Britain 2014!:

www.independent.co.uk/ travel/uk/the-best-exclusiveuse-campsites-in-britain

And a piece by Inspired Camping:

www.inspiredcamping.com/ environmentally-friendly-campsite