Accommodation information for Wetherdown Lodge

About Wetherdown Lodge & Campsite

Situated in the South Downs National Park, Wetherdown Lodge is right on the South Downs National Trail and is the perfect venue for active outdoor pursuits or a relaxing break.

Whether as a stop-over for those walking the South Downs Way or a venue for families and friends reunions, the Lodge offers simple but comfortable accommodation for a wide variety of guests, including:

  • Ramblers and other walking groups
  • Cycle clubs
  • Running groups
  • School groups 
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Family gatherings 
  • Companies looking for a venue for away-day or team-building experiences.
  • Unfortunately we do NOT accept Stag or Hen party bookings or similar events. 

Wetherdown Lodge was once the home of Royal Navy trainees, but it has been completely renovated and is now a model in how to use energy and cut carbon emissions. The heating and hot water is provided by a biomass boiler, which uses locally sourced wood, whilst the warmth is retained by wool fleece insulation. It has triple glazed windows, solar roof tiles and natural maromoleum flooring.

Wetherdown Lodge Facilities

  • Sleeps up to 38 people
  • 14 bedrooms with 2-3 beds per room.
  • All linen, including duvet & towels, included in price.
  • Help-yourself breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, toast and drinks included in price.
  • A fully fitted, catering standard kitchen for self-catering.
  • Communal lounge and dining area.
  • Shared showers and toilets on both floors.
  • Secure bike storage.
  • 55 acres of beautiful grounds and woodland to explore.
  • Packed lunches and evening meals may be available from The Beech Cafe Click here to order directly with them.
  • Basic supplies, such as soap, toothpaste and some snacks are available for sale from the lodge in staff working hours
  • Local takeaway food delivery menus, for those not wanting to carry food on their walk.

CAMPSITE FACILITIES

Check In and Out
Check In – After 1pm on day of arrival.
Check Out -Before 11am on day of departure.

Quality Award
The Centre is the proud owner of a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award.

Toilets & Washing
Our facilities include a solar shower block with 3 showers and a washing up area in a straw bale building. We have 2 compost toilets.

Winter Camping is available over winter (November – March) but facilities only include the compost toilets and a standpipe for drinking water. The showers and washing up area are only available from 1st April – 31st October.

Food
We have a wood fired pizza oven and a basic BBQ for campers to use on a first-come first-served basis. Jade and Nathan run the fabulous Beech Cafe on site, which is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm (3pm in winter) and serves delicious vegetarian and vegan lunches and cakes. Evening meals can be booked in advance by contacting the Beech Cafe.

Camp Fires
We have 2 fire pits and four fire bowls on our campsite so that you can enjoy a campfire under the stars.

Logs & Fire Wood
We sell bags of firewood from our Eco-Lodge and main reception for £6.00 per bag. We only sell locally sourced firewood, including kindling. We ask guests to respect our woodland and not gather firewood and kindling from our site, in order to preserve the natural habitats for wildlife.

Noise
Please note that ours is a quiet, family friendly campsite. We do not allow music or drumming on site and we ask for all noise and loud chatter to quieten down after 10.30 pm.

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