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Haw Wood Caravan Park

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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

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

 
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Very clean and tidy.Level pitches plenty of room. 16/07/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Showers and toilets and washing up facilities were the cleanest we have ever seen with underfloor heating made it very comfortable .The staff are very helpful and show you where your pitch is and explain all the facilities .Level pitches plenty of space for car and trailer.

    Disliked: 

    The British weather!!

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Will definitely book again. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mellissa M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The site is lovely, close to many different places to visit. The site was great for our dogs.

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Will be making a yearly visit with friends 12/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, clean tiny with great loos and showers

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Best/cleanest site we've found in East Anglia so far. 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steve p. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The Owner - Very friendly and helpful (he even lent us an electric hook-up for our new caravan)

    Site - Good size level pitches and the grass was nice and short. As they weren't full we could choose where we parked our caravan.

    Dog Walking - The site has a fenced field for letting the dog have a good run off the lead, without the worry of her running across the fields

    Facilities - The cleanest shower/toilet block we've come across - they even had fresh flowers in the Men's block. I liked the 'fact-sheets' to tell us about the local area.

    Area - Near to Southwold, Dunwich, so plenty of places to explore.

    Disliked: 

    Struggling to think of anything we disliked.

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A must try. Can't fault it 25/06/2017

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    Site was excellent, good size, very modern, organised and super clean. Shower blocks are wonderful, especially the family rooms! They were a revelation! The cafe/shop was perfect, really good standard of food and service. Playground is great, very modern. Great location for access to so many different places in Suffolk and Norfolk. Well done guys, keep up the good work! We will definitely be back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!!!

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Very relaxed approach of the wardens. Spacious pitches and hot ... 17/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom vivien_t218391 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very relaxed approach of the wardens. Spacious pitches and hot showers with plenty of room for changing. On a quiet road with lots of walks. Large dog walking field. Lots of environmentally friendly stuff - trees planted, pond, grass allowed to grow in some areas.

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Very good site, friendly and helpful 15/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ray H. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Enjoyed our stay, lovely facilities, we had a service pitch, excellent, best drainage
    system we have come across in over 35 years of caravanning.

    Showers exceptional. lovely atmosphere on site. The Tents and weekends were all
    very jolly, everyone seemed to have a good time.
    We will be back

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    Sadly the weather let us down for the first few days.

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Excellent site overall. 10/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tony_d432077 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Huge, sheltered pitch. Peace and quiet mid-week. Excellent toilets and showers. Big dog walking field. Friendly and helpful wardens.

    Disliked: 

    Shop/café/reception closed most week days.

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Fire pit 06/06/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Fire pit

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Clean/modern facilities left a lasting impression, highly recommend 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom neil W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The site was immaculately presented, the toilets and showers were very clean and modern, which if maintained over the long term will be an asset to the park.

    The onsite café added a touch of indulgence to the stay with the availability of a range of pastries, coffees and cooked food on offer. The shop although not large did offer some basics as well as some extras (the local cider was certainly enjoyed on the hot afternoon).

    The staff were friendly but not intrusive. and the wood delivery by bicycle was appreciated.

    The play park was a hit with the children, our pitch was close to the park which meant we rarely saw the kids. Our stay was short so didn't get to explore the rest of the site as had everything we needed at our tent flap.

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    In our stay we found nothing that we didn't like.

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Bath available

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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

Themes

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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 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.

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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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