Within easy reach of London, Sussex offers a seductive antidote to big city living. You’ll find miles of gorgeous beaches to run wild on, rolling Downs hills to hike and fairytale castles to explore. Did we mention the vineyards? This new hotspot of the English wine scene is bursting with award-winning vintages thanks to its chalky soils that rival the Champagne region. A glamping break in Sussex puts you in the heart of the action, hands you a glass of fizz and guides you gently towards the hot tub.
What do we know about hot tubs? Well, with nearly three hundred of them steaming away enticingly in our collection, we’d class ourselves as experts. Particularly because we personally inspect every one of our spaces, making a not-so-reluctant beeline for the tub to test the temperature and the views. There’s an art to having a hot tub at a glamping space, you need the right size, the right kind, with the right view and the right ambiance – a certain bubbly je nais se quois – that you just won’t find elsewhere.
Always look for instructions from the owner on the specific type at the space, but here are a few tips to get your hot tub technique up to a simmer before you arrive.
Breathe in the fresh air, crack open the bubbles and make new memories. Cuddling up together in a warm outdoor hot tub under a sparkling blanket of stars will be the icing on the cake (or the skylight in the treehouse).
What’s it like to stay at a glamping place with a hot tub? A glamping break with a hot tub can transform you from stressed-out to soothed within minutes of arriving in foliage-framed solitude. Our places in Sussex include a barn in the South Downs National Park, an eclectic riverside yurt and a double-height eco cabin built from converted shipping containers. Variety is the spice of life, but what they all have in common, as well as a warm hot tub, is a deep connection to nature.
Sustainability and glamping We’re a small independent travel company, forging our own path when it comes to glamping. Not only are our wild places totally unique, we’re promoting a greener, more personal travel experience. We’ve been officially recognised as one of the highest-scoring B-Corps in travel in the world and we’ve set ourselves some ambitious goals including being net zero by 2030. You can read about our progress in our latest impact report.
About Canopy & Stars’ expertise The beaten track is a speck in the distance to our adventurous team. We’ve been exploring wild places since 2010 to bring you untamed access to nature. The glamping spaces in our collection are chosen for their playful design, cosy comfort and doorstep access to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the UK and Europe. We want our business to be a force for good which is why we’re part employee-owned, with a charitable trust that supports environmental causes.
What makes Sussex so special? If your group has different ideas about what makes a good glamping holiday, Sussex caters for every taste. Adrenaline junkies can try mountain biking or windsurfing, history buffs can head to Arundel Castle and foodies can hit the West Sussex Food Trail. If you’re looking for common ground, try a vineyard tour, a picturesque stroll in the South Downs National Park, or a mooch round Brighton’s indie boutiques.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.