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General

  • Wild camping pitches in peaceful woodland near Saxmundham, Suffolk
  • A 15-minute drive to Snape Maltings, and 25 minutes to Southwold
  • Wildlife on site, easy access from the A12, close to shops and pubs

Thurstons Farm has just a handful of pitches in a self-seeded wilderness area – all ready and waiting for you to wild camp under the stars at a peaceful place to enjoy the Suffolk countryside. And all the pitches are totally separate, so there’ll be no bother with noisy neighbours on this site.

The camping meadow is separate to the main grounds of the farmhouse, so you can roam around within the self-sown woodland and surrounding ponds in complete privacy. And yes – this really, absolutely is wild camping – so you won’t find any showers, there’s no running water and only a compost toilet on site.

But don’t forget that the owners are just across the road, so if there is any problem, they will be able to help (sssh, they’ve got a wifi connection if you need to get hold of folks, and they’ll always top up water bottles for you too).

The grounds of Thurstons Farm are a hidden woodland playground, surrounded by rural landscapes and rare wildlife like great-crested newts and barn owls – go quietly and you might just get to spot them.

It’s also extremely handy: even though the site in the middle of the countryside, the local village is a short walk away, it’s easy to find from the A12 road, and you can stock up in nearest shops and supermarkets in Saxmundham (10 minutes’ drive), where there are pubs and restaurants too.

There’s plenty of safe storage space for bikes if you’re bringing the wheels, and you can soon be on coastal cycling paths, forest tracks or quiet country lanes.


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We have stayed here several times before. Wish it opened in winter!11/10/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Simple, clean, peaceful, location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely place and lovely host12/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely place and lovely host

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A gem of a site.20/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We liked the small size of the site; around 5 pitches each one in a secluded area.
    The simplicity and attractiveness of this wildlife friendly site with trees, brambles, meadow grass and pond.
    The fire pits that were provided, although you need to source your own wood.
    Amy, our host, who kindly invited us to help ourselves to plums from the trees at the farm house.

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Lovely friendly host, Amy. Facilities clean.06/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayley N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The solitude, so peaceful and quiet.

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    Nothing

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Charming, tents only basic site for real campers !06/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location Location Location. Set off the beaten track in glorious Suffolk countryside : cycling & walking heaven with numerous village pubs and miles of well sign posted footpaths. And only 10 miles from Aldeburgh / Thorpeness / Snape. Very friendly hosts making all guests very welcome.

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    Nothing.

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We had a lovely break - and will be back soon! Friendly and welcoming05/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorna W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Loved the area! So wild!

    Disliked: 

    The mosquitoes!

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Location

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  • Rendham, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England, IP17 2AR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.2453°N 1.4538°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Broad Street — 12.7 miles
School Lane — 12.8 miles
Chaucer Street — 14.6 miles
Train stations
Saxmundham Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Darsham Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Wickham Market Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 17.8 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 30.3 miles

Directions


Although the campsite is noted as Rendham it is not located within the village. Drive along the A12 and take the turning towards Peasenhall signposted 4 miles. Stay on this road for approximately 1.9 miles. The campsite is on your left, the main farmhouse on your right.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Saxmundham: 10 minutes’ drive

- Framlingham Castle (Tudor exhibitions): 15 minutes

- Leiston Abbey: 15 minutes

- Snape Maltings (shops and places to eat): 15 minutes

- Camel Park Oasis: 20 minutes

- National Trust - Dunwich Heath and Beach (rare bird habitat): 20 minutes

- RSPB Minsmere (nature reserve): 25 minutes

- Orford Ness National Nature Reserve: 25 minutes

- Southwold: 25 minutes

- Orford Castle (12th-century stronghold): 25 minutes

Must see

  • Framlingham Castle (4.8 miles)
  • Orford Castle (11.0 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (11.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (11.2 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo (11.6 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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Thurstons Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Thurstons Farm? Local attractions and activities include: - Saxmundham: 10 minutes’ drive - Framlingham Castle (Tudor exhibitions): 15 minutes - Leiston Abbey: 15 minutes - Snape Maltings (shops and places to eat): 15 minutes … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Thurstons Farm?
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Main House instead.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
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.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

There is no water point or flushing facilities in the camping field. Access to these are across the road at the main house. However, there is a compost toilet within the camping field.

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