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9.8

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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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9.8

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A very well appointed and run site. Bit too close to noise of A12. 23/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steve_b102439 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly, informative greeting. Walked to pitch and shown facilities.
    Toilets/shower block clean well appointed and looked after.
    I particularly liked the info cards above the urinals and inside the W/c doors telling you relevant local facts and information.
    Had an electric grass pitch for my tent and had no problems with it at all.
    Location for cycling was great and visited Southwold and Aldeburgh on alternate days.
    Having read other reviews which seemed to criticise the “curfew” I can only say if you can’t abide with it you shouldn’t be staying here! I agree with the owners and endorse the policy. It’s fair for all other campers peace and quiet.

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    Only reason I haven’t given “excellent” review is simply down to the proximity to the A12.
    Unfortunately my stay coincided with a westerly wind which blew the traffic noise across the site. Both days in the early hours (0300 & 0415) I was woken by this.
    This, of course, is not the fault of the owners, but is worth bearing in mind if you’re a light sleeper and in a tent. Caravans and motorhomes would not be affected I suppose. Hence my yes to “stay again?”, only in one of those.......

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Great place for touring caravans verything you need 22/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything lovely quite location, excellent facilities with friendly staff. Large pitches separated by hedgerows all very well maintained. Plenty of water stands and shower block really well set out. Although it was busy with lots of families as a couple we were placed away from the facilities so didn’t particularly notice the children playing and running around. Our puppies loved the dog walking field and couldn’t wait to bounce in the long grass. Lovely long weekend the weather made it and we will certainly stay there again.

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Excellent well thought out site....Shower and toilet facilities 5 star 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Yvonne S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being able to pitch our caravan next to my daughter's tent.

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Lovely site, very relaxed 10/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site, very relaxed

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Family bathroom, friendly staff 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Damien b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Family bathroom, friendly staff

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Lovely site with very clean facilities 25/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angie D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The peace and quiet, and the large area that we could pitch up.

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    The shop not being open through the week

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Immaculately clean, helpful staff and environmentally friendly. 24/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kate_m115789 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    What a wonderful site! Immaculately clean, very helpful staff and environmentally friendly. We were given a pitch as requested - quiet and were shown the dog friendly Meadow - a bonus!

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    Nothing!

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Fantastic site. One of the best! Perfect pitch size too 21/05/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Facilities were amazing. Very clean and well kept!

    Disliked: 

    Upon arrival we had booked an electric pitch but were told we hadn’t. After showing my booking confirmation all was sorted out pretty quick though.

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Excellent site with very clean facilities, and friendly staff 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom BRIAN B. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Liked everything about the place and the people who we met who worked there,This was our first time there and no complaints what so ever , The place was well kept on and around the pitches , and the toilets and shower blocks spotless , All in all a very welcoming place , A very clean place and we will be going back many more times in the future,

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Delightful and well maintained site with excellent facilities. Very welcoming. 16/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Delightful and well maintained site with excellent facilities. Very welcoming.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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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

Local produce

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Hinton, Darsham, Suffolk, England, IP17 3QT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Haw Wood Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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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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