The Challoners offers a luxury glamping experience for couples in two bespoke timber clad huts thoughtfully and creatively styled to offer every creature comfort – even underfloor heating and a roll top bath! A great option for Christmas!
The cabin provides a warm and welcoming space for indulgent relaxation, food preparation and intimate dining. The other, a shepherd’s hut, is the perfect place to curl up for the night in a comfy cocoon of cosy bedding on a luxurious double bed. Ensuite is a lavish bathroom complete with flushing loo, hot running water and a glorious roll top bath – just add bubbles, candles and a glass of wine.
At The Challoners the devil is in the appealing detail. Modern conveniences have been cleverly matched with quirky style, pleasurable opulence and efficient heating ensuring even winter time is perfect for glamping Sussex.
Set in the east Sussex countryside close to Robertsbridge and within easy reach of Royal Tunbridge Wells there is plenty to see and do all year round.
Robertsbridge was the point at which the first ever bridge was built over the river Rother. The ancient village with pretty timber framed buildings dates as far back as 1176. It is home to Gray-Nichols, a famous and historic manufacturer of cricket bats. Trains to London and Hastings can be boarded at the local station.
The Salehurst Halt, New Spice, Route 1066 Cafe, The White Dog Inn and The Curlew Restaurant in Robertsbridge all in recommended. Local provisioner’s include The Weald Smokery at Flimwell, Battle Deli and three vineyards at Sandhurst and Sedlescombe. A variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants in nearby towns and villages provide menus for all tastes.
Visit 14th century Bodlam Castle (5.7miles away) cared for by the National Trust. It has impressive towers, battlements, a moat, a cafe and hosts a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year.
14th Century Scotney Castle (10.5miles) with its romantic garden and country house in a beautiful wooded estate, is also cared for by the National Trust.
Bodiam Boating Station in Newenden (10miles) is the perfect place for messing about on the river.
Take a Seashore Rickshaw tour around the seafronts of St Leonards and Hastings as well as parts of the old town. Pett Level beach, The Stade, Pelham beach and Covehurst Bay are all within easy reach for coastal walking and seaside fun.