Winter Glamping UK – How to have the best experience

Winter Glamping UK | Lakeside Lodge

A winter glamping UK holiday can be just as exciting as a summer holiday. Although on a winter holiday you don’t need to worry about slathering on sunscreen 24/7 or getting sweaty all the time!

Luxury winter glamping in the UK is a perfect way to have a holiday in the colder months, and still enjoy your home comforts!

So how do you have the best winter glamping experience?

Choose who you’re going with

Before you choose your accommodation at Sumners Ponds, you need to figure out who you’re going with, and how many people, as this will determine which one you choose.

Make sure you choose people you love going on holiday with, as you don’t want them to ruin your much-needed getaway!

Find your accommodation

We’re probably (a bit) biased, but our luxury glamping accommodation is perfect for all seasons!

Whether you want to lounge in the sun and soak up the rays in the summer or want to wind down under a blanket with a hot chocolate in the cold winter, you can do it at Sumners Ponds.

We have 4 amazing glamping accommodation types, from tranquil lakeside lodges to quaint B&B Shepherd’s Hut. From cosy safari tents to our brand new Robin’s Nest. You really are spoilt for choice!

Winter Glamping UK | Lakeside Lodge Living room and kitchen

If you’re going with your family or friends with 4-6 people, our lakeside lodges are perfect. Our Lily and Iris lodges can sleep up to 6 people. And our Moorhen and Grebe lodges can sleep 4, and also allow well-behaved dogs (£25 per stay per dog).

Winter Glamping UK | B&B Shepherd's Huts outside view of lake

If you’re looking for a peaceful holiday with just yourself and your partner, our B&B Shepherd’s Huts sleep up to 2 people including small, well-behaved dogs at a fee of £25 per stay.

Winter Glamping UK | Safari tent willow's hide living room

Looking for a double-date couples getaway? Our Willow’s Hide Safari tent sleeps 4 adults (and 2 children!).

Winter Glamping UK | Robin's nest outside

Want to spend the weekend or week by yourself, catching some fish, reading a book, and eating good food? Our brand new Robin’s Nest is perfect for someone looking to relax, unwind and recharge their batteries. It is light and cosy with tasteful furnishing and is fully equipped to a high standard!

Write your itinerary

There are many lovely things to do when you’re staying in the Sussex countryside.

There are countless beautiful autumnal walks going through, from, and to Sumners Ponds. Why not bring your four-legged friend along, or switch it up and get the bikes out?

Sumners Ponds is based in Barns Green, Horsham. Horsham is a lovely quaint town, with lots of independent and high street shops. It also has pubs, coffee shops, and restaurants, so there’s something for everyone!

We love playing board games, and card games, so we always recommend bringing some fun games to play with family and friends. 

If you don’t want to venture far for food, we have our lovely Cafe by the Lake, which serves breakfast, and lunch. It has lots of options, including an onsite licensed bar, which has lager, beer, cider, and local ales, as well as an extensive wine and spirit selection.

Our other blog, Why West Sussex is Perfect For Autumn Glamping has even more information on how to have the best glamping experience in the Autumn and Winter.

Winter Glamping UK, Camping, and Fishing Holidays

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite, based in Barns Green, West Sussex (near Horsham), is an amazingly tranquil spot, perfectly placed in the countryside. 

It is surrounded by 100 acres of lakes, woodland, and pasture, with 5 wonderful fishing lakes. 

Our site offers a range of facilities to suit those looking for a camping or glamping getaway experience.

We also offer a range of pitches and fields, including the Family Field for a more private camping experience. 

If you would like to find out more about Summer Ponds and what we offer, including information about our delicious Café by the Lake and our other facilities, then please get in touch by calling, 01403 732539, visiting our website, or emailing us at

Book your stay here.

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Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.