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Thurstons Farm

9.7

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General

  • Wild camping pitches set within woodland areas
  • Hidden setting in a wildlife haven
  • Local village a short walk away

Get into the wilderness and camp under the stars at Thurstons Farm, a peaceful place to enjoy the countryside.

The site has a handful of camping pitches within a wilderness area just outside the main grounds of the farmhouse, so you can roam around the outdoors within the self-sown woodland, surrounding ponds and nature. Please note that this is wild camping in a small and private nature reserve, with no showers, no running water and only a compost toilet on site.

Thurstons Farm is a hidden woodland playground, surrounded by natural landscapes and rare wildlife including great-crested newts and barn owls. It's also well set: even though it's in the middle of nowhere: the local village is a short walk away; the site is easy to find from the A12, and the nearest shops, pubs and supermarkets are accessible in Saxmundham.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 7 reviews

 

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Back to basics camping. Soul cleansing!29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Seclusion and very friendly host!

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Simple but natural.29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet natural environment.

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Great host and site28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great host and site

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Beautiful site with isolated pitches.01/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely welcome as always- starting to feel like a home from home. The location is beautiful with plenty of walks nearby. The pitches are isolated adding to the wilderness feel and creating a real sense of adventure.

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The best place for wild camping. Really good for people …27/05/2019

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

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

    The best place for wild camping. Really good for people who wants to escape from the city . Definitely visit again.

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    None

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Amazing rural Suffolk location with excellent walking from the site27/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin B.Confirmed

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

    Quiet site and relaxed atmosphere good for people who like their own space to relax after a mental week at work in a really nice area as well you can walk across the fields with lots of footpaths and glorious rural Suffolk countryside.

    Disliked: 

    We were half expecting the pitches to be a bit more secluded from each other but this might be just us being a bit antisocial.

From the manager...

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to post a review of the site and thanks for coming to visit us here at Thurstons.
We are sorry you wanted a more secluded pitch and these do change depending on seasons due to allowing grassland and area to grown back and work within the nature plan for the site.
Hopefully the few selected pitches were ok and you managed to get a choice of the best site for yourselves but we will look to take the feedback onboard and locate more secluded pitches within the woodland.
Many Thanks

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Absolutely everything beautiful camp site really friendly staff23/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Absolutely everything beautiful camp site really friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to post feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in future.
Many Thanks

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 14.6 miles
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 15.5 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

Some of Suffolk's finest attractions are close by.

For wildlife fans, RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve is not far away. A footpath runs along the land through Thurstons Farm and the owners have route maps should you wish to walk from the barn itself.

There are miles of coastal path around the area as well, with forest tracks, country lanes and cycle paths. There's plenty of storage space for bikes if you're bringing your wheels.

The small towns around the coastline have plenty to offer even on a rainy day, with piers, award-winning fish and chip shops and plenty of seaside boutiques to pick up souvenirs.

Other attractions include Dunwich Beach and Heath National Trust, a rare habitat home to special species such as the Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark, ant-lion, adders and more. Orford Ness National Nature Reserve National Trust is an important nature reserve with unusual buildings making a scenic landscape.

Framlingham Castle was a place of refuge for Mary Tudor and there's plenty to discover here while walking the walls and viewing the exhibitions. Orford Castle is also not far away: this 12th-century stronghold has many passageways and chambers to explore on your visit. Leiston Abbey is instead one of Suffolk’s impressive monastic ruins with spectacular features.

For a bit of shopping, Snape Maltings has a selection of shops, activities and places to eat and drink beside the Alde river.

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  5:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Thurstons Farm cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Thurstons Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Thurstons Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Thurstons Farm? Some of Suffolk's finest attractions are close by. For wildlife fans, RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve is not far away. A footpath runs along the land through Thurstons Farm and the owners have … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Thurstons Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  5:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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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.
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 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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