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East Barn Campsite

8.9
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General

  • In Suffolk, in a beautiful countryside location
  • Peaceful retreat with a friendly atmosphere
  • Ideally located for visiting Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham

Located in the countryside, approximately 1 mile away from the pretty Suffolk village of Rattlesden, the campsite is the perfect retreat for a quiet holiday, immersed in the countryside.

Barn Owl Campsite has basic facilities including a chemical disposal point and fresh water supply. In the nearby village you'll find a local shop, a post office and two country pubs.

You can choose among the many walking and cycle routes available near the site or explore the pretty medieval villages of Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds, both located a short drive away.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Very spacious, owners were friendly 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Luke B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very spacious, owners were friendly

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Excellent site 25/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anthony G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Peaceful rural location. Site has just a very gentle slope. Friendly reception. Reasonable price.

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Would book again excellent value 11/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We’ll organised quiet good ground.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of washing facilities a shower would have been good. But the site details were quite clear

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Very basic camping option, could do with a little more maintenance. 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alexandra W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very quiet! Lovely countryside around.

    Disliked: 

    No explanation of facilities (the owner was away and hadn't let us know); the facilities (toilet in a hut, tap for drinking water) were basic and hadn't been cleaned in a while.

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Very quiet, great to have chance to see owls and ... 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very quiet, great to have chance to see owls and bats. Walks around the farm were enjoyable.
    Lot of space, very basic (Elsan point, fresh water and a loo) but that was all I needed. Owner very friendly and helpful.
    Would recommend it to anyone who wants a few peaceful days away in a lovely part of Suffolk

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Basic facilities, beautiful site. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Louise C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The place it beautiful, the people are friendly but the highlight was seeing the owls. Wonderful experience.

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Staff friendly and very welcoming and provided us with all info. 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marie H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The area was beautiful. Quiet. Clean. No electricity, just basic real camping. Chemical loo provided. Fresh water from a tap also. Allowed a bbq. Dogs allowed too. The pond area with the fire pit is great. They have an owl house which you can watch from their camouflage tent. Really enjoyed our stay. Will definitely come back with the children.

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    Nothing.

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Clean, rural site 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorraine J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very quiet after 9pm. Rural location and the owner was very friendly and helpful

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Friendly, tidy, clean, helpful owners, nice locals, lots of nature 19/07/2017

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    I had a wonderful weekend here with my 2 children aged 15 and 6 in our vintage caravan for 2 nights. I was surprised at how small the site was initially but this became a positive feature as apart from one other tent we were the only pitch there on the first night. This site suits my requirements perfectly as i am a back to basics camper. It's a field, in a beautiful location with only a chemical loo in a shed and clean drinking water. Perfect! On Friday night we were amazed to see the barn owls hunting in the field behind us, as well as Deer and a Kingfisher. The owners are non invasive yet are to hand if you have any queries or questions, they are friendly helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be visiting again! Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

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    nothing

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Really friendly and helpful owners. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jon c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really friendly and helpful owners.

    Disliked: 

    Just a shame there's no electricity or showers.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Felsham Road, Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, IP30 0SG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1898°N 0.8732°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stowmarket: Bury St Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
Ixworth (Suffolk): Bus Stop — 7.6 miles
Bury St Edmunds: Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Elmswell Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Thurston Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Stowmarket Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 23.3 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 23.5 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 23.5 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 29.7 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Discover Lavenham, a fine medieval village with its pretty streets, busy restaurants, cafes , wine bars and pubs. There are also over 30 independent shops and art galleries. There are many medieval buildings, Guildhall National Trust and the St Peter and St Paul's Church, known to be the finest example of Late Perpendicular Gothic architecture. The village plays host to live events, car rallies, and it has been an inspirational location shoot for TV productions and films including Harry Potter.

Other popular Suffolk towns located just a short drive from the site are Long Melford, Bury st Edmunds and Hadleigh, while just 10 miles away you can find a variety of Nation Trust properties such as Ickworth Park and Long Melford Hall.

Must see

  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (9.5 miles)
  • Christchurch Mansion (15.2 miles)
  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (15.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Lavenham Guildhall (6.5 miles)
  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (7.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  12:30 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

East Barn Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

General
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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