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Burning Heart River Camp



We hire the whole river camp so you can have your own private gathering with friends and family and can accommodate up to 30 people in our various glamping accommodations OR you can book it just for two-four in the yurt. Just bring food, drink and your own towels! Everything else is provided.

Burning Heart River Camp is a magical collection of spaces in your own private 4-acre meadow, that combine into the best outdoor gathering you’ve ever had! We can provide everything you need and a couple of fairly special extras. There’s a fire pit to gather round, strings of lights leading you between the spaces.

Eventually, you’re all going to need somewhere to sleep. There are beds for 30 people, split between the riverside yurt, a camper van, a trailer tent and 5 bell tents. There will be compost loos for the whole site and space to cook if you’re well organized. If you fancy adding a little outing then there’s a pub that’s a half an hour walk and all the outdoor adventure of the South Downs National Park right on your doorstep. You could take everyone down to the beach at Normans Bay or St Leonards or into the historic and beautiful towns of Hastings or Rye. Most likely though, you’ll all just chill in the meadow, enjoying your private piece of countryside, wild swimming, watching the kingfishers hunt over the water.


Local Stuff

All the history and places of interest of this 1066 county is on your door step. – Battle Abbey, Herstmonceux Castle/Science centre, South Downs, farm shops galore, Glyndebourne, Brighton, Rye, the fantastic back street shops, music and arts in the Old Town of Hastings and St Leonards and fresh fish a plenty from the local fishermen, Normans Bay 10 minutes away. With much more to see and do in this fantastic area, the Burning Heart River Camp is perfectly placed and perfect for you to return to after a long day sight seeing or shopping. Watch the kingfishers and barn owls fly by as you cook yourselves up some fresh fish on the bbq and sit by the fire under the stars while you eat it … What could be better?

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Burning Heart River Camp
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 by Alice
Magic retreat

My partner and I loved our magical stay at Burning Heart River Camp - we didn't want to leave! The place has a very charming, relaxed and cosy feel. We loved swimming in the river every day, and we enjoyed the easy walk to the Lamb Inn (the one you can see across the fields from the camp) for a tasty final night dinner. Lying back in the outdoor bath amongst the flowers is something we'll never forget. We felt very close to nature and witnessed a whole host of amazing wildlife. On top of all that, the shower is hot and consistent, the yurt feels luxuriously snug and the bed is massive and ridiculously comfy. There are lots of different options for cooking (we just kept it simple and used the gas hobs which worked well), and the compost loo was one of the least smelly I've experienced. If it had been colder we would definitely have made use of the wood burners and fire pit. Communication with Claire and Pete was really easy - we felt like they were on hand should we need them, but at the same time they left us just to enjoy our retreat away from it all. You can also tell that you could have a pretty amazing party there. We would totally recommend it and we can't wait to be back.

 by Harriet Hatcher
Wow - what a place!

We booked BHRC for a hen party. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. Claire and Pete are just amazing, always on hand and super helpful. We loved our chilled out weekend of BBQs, discos in the barn, swimming in the river and yoga in the field. Can't wait to go back!

 by Grant

WOW!! This place blew me away so peacful and relaxing claire and Pete are so so welcoming and friendly. Dont think about booking BOOK it I guarantee you you won't be disappointed. It truly is an amazing place. X

 by Alex Laurie
Magical spot in the wilderness!

This is the most magical spot tucked away in your own little wilderness, surrounded by meadows and a beautiful river. We were a group of 14 people and we had such a fun weekend here! Claire and Pete were so helpful and everything was very easy to organise. We had a range of weather but it didn’t matter at all, during the day it was sunny so we had bbqs out in the meadows, went swimming in the river and when it rained at night we got cosy in the barn with a log fire and danced until we dropped in the disco caravan! We hired all the caravans/bell tents which were all very comfy and warm. The tin kitchen worked well too - basic facilities but we didn’t need more. There is also a (surprisingly) good and hot shower! All in all I couldn’t recommend it more - will definitely be back! Thank you!

 by Steve Chapman
Just paradise!

This was our second stay at Burning Heart River Camp, this time with our friends, who were camping. It's just such a beautiful place and the improvements Claire and Pete have made this year to the barn have really taken it to another level. I've not found another place that others so much serenity and natural beauty, plus it can be party central if that's what you want. We'll be coming back for many years to come! Thank you guys x

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