Shepherd's huts near Chelmsford

Chelmsford isn't exactly known as the Mecca of all things camping, but this often-overlooked Essex city is an excellent focal point for any easy getaway in the South East of England, with its cathedral, river and RHS gardens along with beautiful surrounding countryside.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Chelmsford

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Barn Owl Camping

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Suffolk, England
Dog-friendly camping and shepherd’s huts in rural Suffolk
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Serenity Lakes

3 units · Glamping10 acres · Duxford, England
Cosy shepherd's huts with hot tubs, set alongside a tranquil fishing lake.
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£120
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Dernwood Farm Wild Camping

17 units · Glamping, Tents70 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Camping and glamping in Sussex meadows and woodlands
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£16
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Cattlestone Farm

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents60 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Friendly camping and glamping on a Sussex farm, with animals to meet, a pond to swim in, and the South Downs nearby.
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£35
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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

72 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads
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£12.50
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Hale Farm

38 units · Glamping, Tents56 acres · East Sussex, South East England
A family-run, working farm in East Sussex offering spacious, traditional camping with no set pitches
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Fontmills Farm Campsite

40 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Family-friendly camping near the Cuckoo Trail, where campfires are permitted and space is guaranteed
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£14
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Walltree House Camping

34 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Simple camping in the grounds of a farmhouse, with thrill-seeking activities in arm's reach
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Unique Shepherds Huts on a Vineyard

2 units · Glamping60 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Luxury shepherds huts near the Essex coast, with beautiful, watery surroundings and a wonderfully private setting
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£130
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Oaksbrook Retreat

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Messing, England
Adults-only glamping on an equine smallholding in Essex.
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Hastingford Fishery Glamping

4 units · Glamping32 acres · Uckfield, England
Searching for a peaceful holiday/short break without kids underfoot? Ramble along to Hastingford Fishery, an adults-only shepherd's hut and fishing site set in a scenic lakeside setting less than five minutes’ drive from the East Sussex village of Hadlow Down and 20 minutes from Royal Tunbridge Wells. This site should suit couples or singles wanting to 'get away from it all' and also fishing fans down to the ground. It’s got several fishing lakes to choose from with lots of different species, so settle down on the banks with rod in hand and while away a few hours (or days) in quiet contemplation, waiting for something to bite. But please note, the site is not for 'competition anglers' although there are plenty of good sized carp around. and asks anyone fishing to only use barbless hooks, and for fish to be returned to the lake quickly after being caught.Not the fishing type? Chill out in and around your secluded hut, or there’s plenty to entertain in a leisurely fashion: paths wind around the lakes and through copses/shaws (as this is the High Weald) plus through the local countryside. There are spectacular views towards the South Downs National Park from the top lakes. A spring-fed lake is also on site to cool off in with some wild swimming. Lots of bird life around, with feeders outside each hut and waterfowl visitors to the lakes.When it comes to eats, pick up or have supplies delivered from supermarkets or takeaways in Uckfield, Heathfield or Crowborough or take a drive to Buxted Park for some posh food or pubs in Blackboys, Crowborough, Ringles Cross, 5 Ash Down, Rotherfield, or Buxted (it'll take about 10 minutes to drive to any of these). Lots of sample menus in huts.
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White Hill Woods

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Kent, South East England
A dog-friendly log cabin and shepherd's hut in a peaceful woodland meadow, less than an hour outside London and easy to reach by train.
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£125
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Often-overlooked Chelmsford in Essex is an excellent focal point for any easy camping getaway in the South East of England, with its cathedral, river and RHS gardens. There are plenty of excellent campsites near Chelmsford if you know where to look.

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