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The Barn KT9

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· Chessington, Greater London, England
3 acres hosted by Charlie W.
3 glamping pitches · 12 tent pitches
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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 “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 on-site gym, 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 & Wednesday 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, with 12 different sized areas for you to pitch up on. Hot showers and flushing loos are available, while each glamping tent is equipped with its own BBQ, and firepit. Hampers with crockery, glassware and cutlery can be rented too. Those bringing their own tent are welcome to use the communal firepit area in the centre of the site.

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 at the on site cafe from Wednesday to Sunday, while a rotation of local street food businesses are on-hand for evening meals, including delicious calzones cooked each Tuesday. Check The Barn’s website for the latest food timetable. 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. Sunday morning Pilates, and Monday evening Yoga are also on the schedule.

The campsite also sits adjacent to an active airfield, where you may catch a glimpse of one of the light aircraft or helicopters based at the farm coming in to land if you are lucky. There's excellent cycling both on and off-road right from the door, pubs aplenty nearby and great transport links both to London and to the south.

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, private parties or corporate team-building exercises. The Hangar is, as its name suggests, is a converted blister hangar with room with for 175 guests under cover. The co-working space in the gym works perfectly as a smaller meeting or presentation room and has it’s own luxury loos, and showers.  

The Barn KT9 is also a fully licensed venue and can sell you ice cold beers and more to enjoy around the campfire.

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133 Ratings · 70 reviews
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Tom C.recommends
May 27, 2024
3 - Bell Tent 3
Loved this place
We loved this place. So chilled and relaxing, and the tent was kitted out perfectly. The cafe on site is such a nice spot to sit in the morning. We’ll definitely come back
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Tina G.recommends
May 20, 2024
2 - Bell Tent 2
Perfect for one night in the open , lovely views and close by for our party venue
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Keith D.recommends
May 20, 2024
3 - Bell Tent 3
Big Bell Tent
The Bell tent was very spacious, and the bed quite comfy. The facility's were ok if a bit basic.
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Rhian K.recommends
May 19, 2024
Bring-your-own-tent (1 Tent)
We had a lovely one night stay at the barn. Good pitch sizes which felt quite private due to the way they have been marked out. Easy access to pitch. You can’t drive to the pitch but there are barrows and trolleys available and it was easy enough to get everything too and from the car. Toilets are very basic but clean and tidy and well stocked. Things it would have been good to know before are the picnic tables are not tables but pallets on the floor. This was practical for the stove kettle etc but not ideal if, like us you have an opportunistic dog you may want to pack a table. The kids had a great time but there are spiky weeds and lots of tics so long trousers and closed shoes are a must for maximum fun. None of this is the sites fault though! We will definitely come again!
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Steph A.recommends
May 15, 2024
Bring-your-own-tent (1 Tent)
Fantastic
This was our first ever time camping and we loved it !! This place is fantastic.. great location... private and close to supermarkets n petrol stations. We loved our stay. Tnx u
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Caroline M.recommends
May 14, 2024
Bring-your-own-tent (1 Tent)
Lovely clean site, very quite for our group. Great location, just what we wanted.
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Chessington, Greater London, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Charlie W.Joined in June 2021
From the host
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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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 and drink

On-site food and drink is served from the Barn KT9's own licenced cafe 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. Check The Barn's website for the latest timetables. 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 walk away from the site. The Star (01372 842416) is a 15-minute walk from the site, serving pub favourites with garden areas for alfresco dining along with popular Sunday roasts. Epsom has a number of pubs including The Cricketers, Jolly Coopers, Rising Sun and Marquis of Granby which are all 25-35 minutes walk away.

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