Stay year-round at our new Bothy
bothy dining area

Hidden in an ancient wood in the rewilded park surrounding Knepp Castle, the Bothy is our only holiday accommodation available all year round.

Originally a dairy for the three milk cows for the castle, the Bothy has been converted into a charming rustic cabin suitable for a single person or couple. The spacious main room features a four-poster bed at one end and comfortable sofa and armchair around a woodburning stove with a plentiful stock of sustainable, home-sourced wood at the other.

Additional furnishings are reclaimed, antique and/or have their origins on the estate. The walls are made from cedarwood planked from 300-year-old trees that fell around the castle during the 1987 storm, and the bathroom (which also features a deluxe rain shower) has an enormous vintage bath salvaged from Knepp’s dower house, Floodgates.

While you’ll be close to nature, falling asleep to the hoots of owls and – in autumn – roaring stags, we’ve done our utmost to ensure you’re as cosy and comfortable as possible. The kingsize bed with luxury natural-fibre mattress is made up with four down pillows, Egyptian cotton bed linen and down duvet, topped with a beautiful quilt for additional warmth. Radiators supply additional heating.

The well-equipped, country-style kitchen contains a Rangemaster 5 ring gas cooker, fridge/freezer and washing machine, with a Sheila maid from the ceiling for eco-drying.

bothy dining area
bothy dining area

The Bothy does not have a TV but there is good Wifi so you can stream away for cosy movie nights in, or simply curl up for a read from the Bothy’s bookshelves.

You are just a short stroll from Knepp’s extensive network of public footpaths through the rewilding project. A map of circular walking routes is provided, along with information on local shopping, pubs, restaurants and recommended activities for rainy days.

You’ll find complimentary organic tea, coffee, milk and sugar for your arrival so you can make yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and settle in.


October to April, minimum stay one week. May to September, minimum stay 4 or 5 nights.

Check-in is from 4pm; check out by 10am.

No pets please.

To make your booking please 01403 713230 or email us at

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your campsite booking.

Our campsite ethos is all about the peaceful observation of nature. For that reason we cannot accommodate large groups, stag or hen dos, or weddings.