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The Croft Campsite

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General

  • Family-run site opened in 2016, near the Suffolk Heritage Coast
  • Wet weather facilities including games barn and picnic tables
  • Modern amenities block with underfloor heating

Owners Maria and Guy at The Croft Campsite in East Anglia know what makes guests tick: they've added heaps of little touches to this smashingly popular little site a short drive from the Sussex Heritage Coast.

Opened in 2016, The Croft is a small and family-run countryside site with a friendly vibe, high-quality amenities and loads of room to play. It's in the village of Ubbeston, near the market towns of Framlingham and Halesworth, and a couple of miles from the two pubs and supermarket of the village of Laxfield. Scenic strolls can be had along the streaming remains of the River Blyth from Ubbeston to Laxfield.

Help yourself to a tea, coffee or squash when you arrive, then set up camp in this green and pleasant setting; the owners are always around if you need any help. And then investigate your surroundings: The Croft has a big field for football, kite flying and general running around under the skies, and a barn kitted out with three table tennis tables, table football, ride-on toys for wet weather days under canvas. The Cart Lodge is a sheltered communal space with picnic tables so you can still have dinner away from your pitch if you want.

Barbecues are held on site on Fridays, tasty egg, bacon or sausage rolls are generally available on Sundays, and croissants and pain au chocolat can be ordered every morning. There's no shop, but camping essentials like torches and batteries are available for sale from Maria and Guy.

Other Croft facilities include a modern and well-kept toilet and shower block, washing-up facilities, chemical disposal and a washing machine and dryer. The owners are happy to charge mobile phones and battery packs for free.

A well-stocked supermarket, hardware store and a post office are nearby at Laxfield; the nearest town from the site is Halesworth, via a scenic drive passing Heveningham Hall.

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


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9.8

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Lots of nice touches, they've clearly thought about what makes ... 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom colin_m126243 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lots of nice touches, they've clearly thought about what makes for a good camping experience. For eg, access to a kettle to boil water for tea/coffee; BBQ on Friday night (if you're arriving and don't want the faff of cooking); treasure hunt to keep the kids amused; covered play areas & eating areas, in case the weather is... well,
    British; etc etc.
    Toilet / shower block was clean, with several shower cubicles.

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    Nothing!

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Our 3rd visit and ideal for visiting Southwols 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom darrell e. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean and friendly campsite with a safe environment for the kids to play

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Excellent family location with clean facilities. Friendly owners. 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tracy_h263095 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly owners. They were very helpful and keep the site and amenities spotless. Pitch sizes are very generous. Fantastic for families and loads of space for kids to enjoy themselves. Not far to the coast and other interesting places to visit.

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The wash facilities, the playing field, The informality, the play ... 06/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The wash facilities, the playing field, The informality, the play barn

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Lovely site with great facilities. We'll run and very welcoming. ... 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site with great facilities. We'll run and very welcoming. I liked the peace and the location, we'll definitely be back.

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The owners, Maria and Guy were so helpful and friendly, ... 02/06/2018

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    The owners, Maria and Guy were so helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. They even put on a great BBQ on Fridays and will bake you croisants or pain au chocolate for breakfast. The other campers were just as friendly too!
    We loved the facilities - clean and modern toliets and showers, plus fridges and freezers in a big barn.
    Our 5-year loved the play barn and we loved that the site felt so safe, we could let him go with the other children.

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Had an amazing stay and will definitely be going back! 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom melanie d. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The owners are always on site and happy to help.
    Play barn, the kids loved it!
    Separate field for football etc
    Clean toilet/shower blocks
    Relaxing site
    Big pitch
    Fridge/freezers for campers to use!

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    Only allowed to use wood sold by them for fires

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Very friendly, well run campsite. Lots of kids, which is ... 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly, well run campsite. Lots of kids, which is expected at half term, but was quiet between 2230 and 0800 so don't let that put you off if you are a couple travelling without kids. Plentiful pitches and all the facilities you could need, along with very modern and clean shower blocks with lots of hot water.

    Nice pub within walking distance (2.5 miles) and some stunning scenery in the surrounding area. Strongly recommend.

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Excellent 01/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julia W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Everything about this site is fantastic! Large pitches, large play areas, large barns, large showers, large sinks for washing up. The owners have thought of everything including freshly baked croissants! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be booking again.
    Thank you, Guy and Maria.

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Excellent location and very clean facilities 31/05/2018

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    Everything was amazing my kids loved it, there’s plenty of space the owners are lovely and we will definitely be returning.

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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

Nearby leisure

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • The Green, Ubbeston, Halesworth, Suffolk, England, IP19 0HB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.2934°N 1.3961°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
Diss Bus Station — 13.5 miles
Train stations
Darsham Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Halesworth Rail Station — 5.9 miles
Saxmundham Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 11.6 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 11.6 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 19.4 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 26.5 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

The Croft Campsite has easy access to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the river estuaries of the Blythe, Alde, Deben, Orwell and Stour. Get out into Suffolk for its famed beaches, rivers and peaceful roads – this county has the lowest rainfall in the UK too, always a plus when you're off on an outdoor hol…

Between 30 to 40 minutes' walk away or a two-mile drive is the ancient village of Laxfield, reachable via a riverside walk along the Blythe from Ubbeston. Have a sup in one (both?) of its two pubs when you arrive (beer is still tapped directly from the barrel in one and food is served in the other), then have a wander around the museum in the sixteenth century Guildhall, opposite the supermarket and post office and open at weekends in summer.

Day trips and afternoon wanders around Suffolk attractions and towns are easily accessed from the site: Framlingham and its castle overlooking the mere (do take a wander around the ramparts); Orford with English Heritage keep, boat trips along the River Alde and Orfordness-Havergate National Nature Reserve and lighthouse, and Minsmere, home to the coastal, woodland, wetland and heathland habitats of RSPB Minsmere.

Must see

  • Framlingham Castle (5.3 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (14.0 miles)
  • Orford Castle (14.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (14.1 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (15.1 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Midday is the time to vacate the pitch if we have someone coming onto that pitch, otherwise we are quite happy for people to pack up later if the pitch isn't being used. You can arrive at any time but you may need to wait until after midday if your pitch is still being used.

The Croft Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. The Croft Campsite will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days 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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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
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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 10:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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

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