Embers Polesden Lacey, National Trust Campsite Surrey - National Trust Estate

Embers Polesden Lacey, National Trust Campsite Surrey

Embers Polesden Lacey is our very own hidden gem. Within striking distance of London, set within a stunning National Trust estate in the Surrey Hills and surrounded by 1,400 acres of renowned natural beauty, there’s so much to see and explore when camping on this National Trust campsite at Polesden Lacey.

At our Surrey campsite you can enjoy freshly made wood-fired pizzas, flame-grilled burgers, your own personal campfire and piping hot showers. You’re in for a treat.

What We Offer at Embers Polesden Lacey, National Trust Campsite Surrey

What's on site

Here at Embers we try to provide everything you might need to make your stay an authentic and comfortable one. The campsite has a large area in the centre of the site to play game of football or cricket with the family. Embers is a tent only site, so you can pitch your family tent or hire a 5m Bell Tent that will be pre-pitched before your arrival with superior airbeds as an option.  

Opposite to the campsite, there is also a small wood with a fantastic children's play area.  Or for the more adventurous, there are 4 estate trails from the campsite ranging from easy to moderate hiking - plenty to keep you occupied for your stay!

The facilities have been tastefully designed in an oak framed building with shower and washrooms which even come with underfloor heating, offering a little taste of luxury.  You'll feel refreshed ready to take on the day ahead with these high-end facilities.  We also have an onsite shop serving coffees, delicious hot food, snacks, drinks and some camping essentials. And what would camping be without a campfire, with each pitch with its very own fire basket to toast your marshmallows into delicious melting treat. 



Hot Food, Beverages & On-Site Shop

Our famous wood-fired pizzas are freshly made on site or indulge yourself in our new flame-grilled beef or halloumi burgers served on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both are only available via pre-ordering before you arrive on site - keep an eye out for an email for pre-orders, about 5 days before you arrive on site.

Our on-site shops stock all the camping essentials - from locally sourced bacon and farm-fresh eggs to cook your campfire breakfast to our freshly ground barista coffees, super creamy Cornish ice-cream, snacks and ice-cold drinks. Our shops also offer our freshly steamed Frankfurter Hot-Dogs in our soft and warm rolls. Check on-site with your Site Manager for availability and times.

Please see our food menu here and onsite shop items here

Please note that food offerings are subject to availability and so may not be available every evening.

Polesden Lacey house and wider estate

At Embers Polesden Lacey, we are proud to offer the unique experience of camping in the Surrey Hills at one of England’s most beautiful National Trust properties.

As our campsite is close to the centre of the estate, a short stroll away is the majestic House and Gardens, open daily from 10am to 5pm. The House provided the ultimate location for renowned socialite Margaret Greville to entertain the Edwardian high society in the early 1900's, even attended by Kings and Queens of the day.  To match these occasions, the interior needed to be top class and worthy of its high class guests.  An example is the spectacular gold saloon designed by Ritz architects Mewes and Davies…a must-see for its sheer opulent decadence. A map of the house and gardens can be found here.

Four main estate walks await you from the campsite from easy to more strenuous hikes across the Surrey Hills. Having such an iconic setting right on your doorstep is an unmissable opportunity.

Local Pubs and Attractions

Local Pubs and Attractions

There's plenty to keep you active and busy on site, but if you wish to venture within a few miles of the campsite there are a number of attractions to keep the family entertained.  

Farm parks, gastro pubs to vineyards, some of which are within walking distance, await your arrival where you can taste the local wine and cuisine. Use our handy map to help you make your choice - you can view the interactive map here.


Directions, Check-in and Parking

Directions, Check-in and Parking

As the campsite is found within the unspoilt National Trust Polesden Lacey Estate, cars can only enter the campsite after 5pm for setting up camp.  If you arrive between the hours of 2pm to 5pm, we’ve got handy wheelbarrows which you’re welcome to use to walk your equipment to site. It’s around a 10-minute walk from the car park to the campsite.  Alternatively, you are welcome to park up and explore the Polesden Lacey estate before driving down all your gear down to site after 5 pm.  Cars are then parked overnight in the main National Trust Car Park.  Check out is 10am on the day of your departure.

Due to our site's secluded and private location, we recommend using What3Words to guide you directly to the campsite entrance. Simply follow the link below to take you directly to What3Words, you can then select a google map or navigation of your choice to guide you straight to the campsite entrance: 

What3Words Directions - CLICK HERE

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