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.

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

What's on site

Here at Embers we try 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. 

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. Be sure to visit The Embers Snack Bar serving coffees, delicious hot food, and all your snack & drink essentials. And what would camping be without a campfire, with each pitch with its very own fire basket to toast your marshmallows into a delicious melting treat.

You'll feel refreshed ready to take on the day ahead with these outdoor comforts.

hot food & beverages at the embers snack bar

Our famous stone-fired pizzas are freshly made on site and individually fired. 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.

The Embers Snack Bar stocks all the drink & snack essentials - from freshly ground barista coffee to super creamy ice-cream, snacks and ice-cold drinks.

Please see our food menu here and onsite Snack Bar 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. A map of the house and gardens can be found here.

Local Attractions

Buckland Park Lake

With a pristine 50-acre lake surrounded by mature woodland, Buckland Park Lake is a great base for a memorable outing in nature. Take a stroll along their nature trails, enjoy lunch at their onsite restaurant, The Reverie, with elevated views over the lake, or book a paddleboard session with The Surrey Hills Adventure Company (The SHAC).

Painshill Park

Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden where you are invited to walk around a work of art. Stroll around the serpentine lake, wander through woodland and promenade past follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and famous Crystal Grotto. Complete your day out by taking a picnic or by visiting their Tea Room and Gift Shop.

Bocketts Farm

A working family farm in Fetcham surrounded by the beautiful Surrey countryside. A fantastic day out for the whole family with animals to feed, tractor and pony rides, pig racing and play areas.

For a full interactive map with more information and other attractions, please click here.

local pubs

local pubs

Specially chosen for their individual charm, these pubs are some of our favourites which serve local seasonal food and are sure to give you a warm welcome!

The King William IV - panoramic views of Mole Valley, often described as ‘Surrey’s best kept secret’.

Stepping Stones - within walking distance, a gastropub serving local produce.

The Plough Effingham - friendly atmosphere with beautifully presented and tasty food, your local pub with a large pub garden.

Ye Olde Windsor Castle - typical English pub serving traditional dishes.

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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