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General

  • Old-style camping in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Close to RSPB Minsmere and in a stargazing area
  • Immaculate amenities including three family bathrooms

Like camping trips to be chilled? Prefer to do your own thing without having to look out for loads of campsite rules? Hither thee to the relaxed Haw Wood Caravan Park in Suffolk, where friendly new owners Georgina and Dan promote a seriously chilled-out atmosphere for old-style camping.

You won’t find a clubhouse, bar or noisy entertainment at Haw Wood, just roomy pitches, plenty of space for the kids to run around (including a fab new playground), and close proximity to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the county towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Dunwich, Snape Maltings and Walberswick.

Your stay is also sorted with the site facilities, including a facilities block new in 2015, with first-class shower and toilet rooms, all with underfloor heating, along with three family bathrooms and a fully-fitted shower room with disabled access. A well-stocked shop is on site too for essentials.

The farm is popular with stargazers, nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers who come for its closeness to RSPB Minsmere; there’s even a turtle dove cooing around on site – among other wildlife visitors… Children and dogs are very welcome at Haw Wood: Georgina and Dan only ask that both are supervised and cleared up after when necessary.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 91 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

 

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Gorgeous site. Lovely warm clean bathrooms . Incredibly friendly helpful ... 22/11/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Gorgeous site. Lovely warm clean bathrooms . Incredibly friendly helpful people.

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Beautiful, level site. Quiet.Superbly laid out. Waste water discharge facilities ... 20/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor B. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Beautiful, level site. Quiet.Superbly laid out. Waste water discharge facilities excellent. Thoroughly recommended.

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brilliant site with very up to-date facilities will be back 14/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stan g. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    brilliant site with very up to-date facilities will be back

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    nothing to dislike

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All facilities were good. Showers and toilets are brilliant. A ... 29/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    All facilities were good. Showers and toilets are brilliant. A family atmosphere. Friendly staff very helpful

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Friendly welcome, immaculate facilites, quiet and clean. 27/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Quiet location, friendly owners, great pitches and immacculate facilities what more could you ask for. Hidden gem that i would highly reccommend!

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    Nothing

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Great campsite, fantastic views and the best camp site toilet ... 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matt B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great campsite, fantastic views and the best camp site toilet block I have ever seen. Would recommend.

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Perfect site for a nice relaxing few days. The site ... 14/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marlene S. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Perfect site for a nice relaxing few days. The site is well looked after with a great dog walking field. Family shower rooms were lovely and clean and well appointed.
    Just a short drive away to lovely Southwold and Sizewell beach. Will definitely be booking again.

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A lovely location which has a Dark Sky status, when ... 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_s324076 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    A lovely location which has a Dark Sky status, when the clouds cleared late Saturday, the night sky was stunning and we even saw some of the forecast meteoroids. The facilities are spotless and cleaned regularly.
    The shop and Café looked very nice, but were closed for low season and apparently reopen for half-term.
    The site is clean and well maintained, and the dog enjoyed being off the lead in the dog walking field.
    We were met by Dan on arrival who directed us to our serviced pitch and explained everything. Being newbies we naturally had lots of questions and Dan took the time to answer them.
    We only stayed one night as it was a trial run for the caravan and us before we go away for half-term later in October and having the serviced pitch couldn't have made life easier.
    We didn't use the washing machines or tumble driers but the facilities are there and there is even a freezer to store your ice-blocks in whilst on site if needed.
    The Co-Op at the end of the road is easily walkable and stocks most bits and pieces but don't expect to do a weekly shop its by no means a large store.

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    There was a group of beavers and scouts camping on site who swarmed on the play area and generally took over. They were also in and out of the toilets knocking on doors and running off which our children did not like when they were using the facilities.
    There was a Sport Trap shooting event at High Lodge just up the road on the Saturday culminating in a massive fireworks display. Beautiful to watch, but our dog is petrified and this caused her some distress. The clays were being shot from 09:30 on Sunday morning so its not as peaceful as you'd imagine for the area.
    The shower push buttons switch off very quickly and are less than 10 seconds.

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Nice site, well maintained and excellent new toilet blocks. 05/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom malcolm_j278391 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Nice big pitches. Warm welcome and introduction. Super new toilet/shower blocks and cafe/reception area. Friday night fish and chips was a bonus.

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Excellent site with large pitches, great amenities and friendly staff 24/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carolyn M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely and peaceful campsite. Well maintained, huge pitches and very good toilets, showers, washroom etc. In a nice location near some beautiful villages. Definitely a place to stay in Suffolk

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    Liked everything about this site

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Gas cylinders available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Walkers' paradise

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Hinton Darsham, Suffolk, England, IP17 3QT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.2891°N 1.5537°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 12.6 miles
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Darsham Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Halesworth Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Saxmundham Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 5.2 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 5.2 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 18.6 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 28.8 miles

Directions


Leave the A12 at the Darsham Shop and Cafe. Continue down the lane half a mile, following the signs for Haw Wood Farm. You will find the entrance to the campsite on the right just after the white farmhouse.

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

Whatever your preference, you’ll find it on the doorstep of Haw Wood Caravan Park or within half an hour’s drive, whether it’s walking through the forest, strolling on the beach, visiting a historical building or sampling – yet again – a local Adnams ale or home-cooked pub meal.

The Adnams brewery with regular tours is at Southwold fifteen minutes away: it would be rude, after all, not to sample the local produce.

Outdoors, the wildlife to see in this area is first-class: wild deer in the local fields, a string of Dartmoor ponies in Dunwich Forest and the must-do birdwatching at the RSPB reserve at Minsmere ten minutes’ drive from Haw Wood, where there are also guided walks, safaris and nature trails for walking and cycling through woodland, heathland and reed beds (bike hire is available near the campsite if you’re not bringing your own).

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust has dozens of wildlife areas along the coast and inland, including several near Southwold, Aldeburgh and Framlingham. It also co-manages the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve between Walberswick and Southwold, where there are over 500 species of butterfly and moth fluttering about the marshes and meadows.

After sampling the Adnams, stroll around the seaside town of Southwold to see its beach huts, award-winning pier and thriving harbour. Head towards the fish and chip shop on the High Street to see the blue plaque as a homage to George Orwell whose parents’ house was in the town.

Also within fifteen minutes is Dunwich, now a tiny village but once a populous port city with a population half the size of London before most of it was lost to the sea; the free museum telling the tale of the town is open from March to October.

Fourteenth century Leiston Abbey and twelfth century Framlingham Castle are 15 to 20 minutes away, and one of the best historical highlights in the country – Anglo-Saxon burial centre Sutton Hoo – is within half an hour.

We’d also recommend just getting into the car, switching off the satnav and seeing where you end up: there are plenty of pretty villages within easy reach, or go further afield to the Norfolk coast and Great Yarmouth, and shopping in Norwich and Ipswich.

This area is one of the clearest in the UK for stargazing too; there’s an observatory at Seething twenty minutes away.

Must see

  • Framlingham Castle (9.9 miles)
  • Orford Castle (13.5 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (13.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (13.7 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo (16.3 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Haw Wood Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Between 4 and 6 weeks before arrival, 50% of balance will be retained.

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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Haw Wood Caravan Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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