Bewl Water Country Park straddles the East Sussex and Kent border and sits in the valley of the River Bewl, a tributary of the River Teise.
Work on this man-made reservoir was completed in 1975 and today it is the South East’s largest stretch of open water, holding more than 31,300 million litres.
Markerstudy Leisure took over the operation of Bewl Water Country Park in January 2016. Since then, significant investment has been made to improve the experience for visitors and other regular users.
We are outlining our strategy for Bewl Water and the proposed investment in 60 Earth Lodges, terraced into the ground to minimise their visual and environmental impact.
The aim is to offer enthusiasts of outdoor pursuits and the countryside a great place to visit – and a great place to stay – within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Earth Lodges concept
Inspired by the growing demand for people to reconnect with their environment and enjoy outdoor pursuits, the design of the Earth Lodges incorporates high performance construction and renewable energy technologies in a countryside environment.
Cut into a slope, the Earth Lodges are covered by earth banks and sheltered beneath a wild meadow roof, yet are bright and airy, and offer views of the water and woodland, with private outdoor space – perfect for a short break holiday.