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Stansfield Hall and Woodlands

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General

  • Peaceful site on a working farm
  • Wild camping in the woods: wood provided for firepit
  • Pub within a few minutes' drive: discount on food for site guests

Stansfield Hall Woodlands is a peaceful piece of Suffolk countryside which is also a working farm.

The site has individual, wild camping pitches in the woods. This is basic camping with compost toilets and a firepit, for which a small amount of free wood is provided. Any additional wood can be purchased from the farm.

The farm has lots going on: over 60 types of birds have been identified here and there are badgers, deer (muntjac and roe), toads, frogs, newts, water voles, and dragonflies.

The pub is just a few minutes' drive away and is where you will check in. Water, wifi and other facilities are here if needed; guests also have a 10% discount on food at the pub.

The site is suitable for individuals, families and larger groups.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 36 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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Awesome site, couldn't ask for more 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dave_s436842 Confirmed

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

    what's not to like? great woodland, quiet, peaceful and plenty of fallen wood for fires. We had an excellent 2 nights there just relaxing and cooking over a camp fire. We foraged for blackberries and elderberries and made drinks and jam to go with some fire baked flat bread.
    All in all we had a great time and will be back for more, we even found that the rain Friday night made it more exciting as we needed to quickly do a make shift rain shelter from a tarp

    Disliked: 

    the fact we had to leave

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Fantastic stay in a beautiful secluded location. We had our ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mike_p217272 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic stay in a beautiful secluded location. We had our own field, next to woodlands and with a good sized cabin for when the rain became too much for the tents! Great location, host Tony was really helpful. Can't recommend highly enough

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Tony the guy that runs the site is great and has a great pub. 16/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the whole feeling of being in the woods. Very quiet and the addition of the camp fire was fantastic! Lovely walks looking for deer and a nice big space.

    Disliked: 

    Just needs a bin on the larger site and maybe a toilet that's nearer.

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Unusual woodland site with essential facilities, helpful owner 12/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We really liked the rural setting, fields and woodland. Easy to get to. Compost toilet! Tony was very friendly, easy going and amenable, helping us take our camping equipment to the site. We liked being left to get on with our few days camping without restriction. Being able to make a fire, fire pit provided. Fresh water provided daily. Good distance between pitches. Great few days, cooking in an open fire and enjoying fresh air, despite the rain.

    Disliked: 

    The rain!

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True wilderness camping 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom allie_b274097 Confirmed

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

    Back to nature.
    The whole forest to ourselves.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The beautiful woods and surrounding countryside. Proper camping! Had a ... 03/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The beautiful woods and surrounding countryside. Proper camping! Had a big fire going through the night. Great if you want to get away from everything.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Rustic retreat - for fair weather back to nature 'campers' 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Heather W. Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The peace and solitude of the back of beyond (Very much-off grid!)
    Firewood and drinking water offered as introduction.
    2 nights stay - to get out of the rain and a break between camping...(anecdotes to entertain your mates with on your return?)
    NOTE-This was rustic NOT glamping!

    Disliked: 

    The Pod is on the edge of a field so part of the track is mucky (tyres got very claggy). Im sure the advert said the shower was solar powered- an exaggeration as the water keg didn't seem to - the owner announced there was a watering can. I was ready for basic facilities but I wasn't ready for his blustery manner especially when i asked about phone charging which didn't seem to be available. (maybe its HIS ethos?)

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Everything was perfect and just what i wanted 21/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dave_s436842 Confirmed

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

    Fantastic woodland, great clearings and size for camping, chairs and fires, very peaceful and no surrounding noises from traffic and everyday life

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike, it was everything I wanted

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Excellent experience for a short weekend with young kids. 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Severine L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The woodland, the pitch, the location, the experience all very good

    Disliked: 

    The flat wheel of the wheelbarrow and the lack of big log.

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Nice private space amongst the trees to camp in with ... 07/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice private space amongst the trees to camp in with a few friends, we all enjoyed ourselves and the pitch was exactly what we were looking for. Great for anyone looking for a campsite away from other campers. Really welcoming and friendly owner. Also for those wondering there wasn't any wifi but I think all of us managed to get 3G and good phone service even in the woods.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Stansfield Compasses, High Street, Stanfield Sudbury, Suffolk, England, CO10 8LN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1327°N 0.6025°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bury St Edmunds: Bus Station — 9.1 miles
Newmarket: High Street Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
Ixworth (Suffolk): Bus Stop — 15.0 miles
Train stations
Sudbury (Suffolk) Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Bury St Edmunds Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Newmarket Rail Station — 11.1 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 28.9 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 29.0 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 19.0 miles
London Stansted Airport — 22.2 miles

Directions


From the A143 (Bury Road, connecting Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds); take the turning at the Wickhambrook crossroad, away from the Plumbers Arms (a former pub on the corner). Follow this road through Denston, past Assington Green, and round to the right, down into Stansfield. It's a long, thin village, so go down the hill, up the hill past the village hall turning, and the Compasses is on the right-hand side.

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 include:

- Clare village (four miles): with the Ancient House (dating back to the 14th century and now a small museum), a country park with the remains of Clare Castle, Clare Priory, and the common with the remains of a Roman fort.

Long Melford (10 miles): with its two stately homes; Melford Hall (connected with Beatrix Potter) and Kentwell Hall, which has medieval re-enactments.

Lavenham (13 miles): a village full of handsome medieval buildings

Newmarket: the home of horse racing.

Bury St Edmunds (11 miles): with Abbey Gardens, Apex concert hall and West Stow Country Park.

Must see

  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (6.6 miles)
  • Newmarket Racecourses (11.5 miles)
  • The National Stud (12.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Melford Hall (6.2 miles)
  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (6.6 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.

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Terms and conditions

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

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

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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.
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.

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

Additional terms

There is no swimming or boating allowed in the lake at any time. Be aware there are no safety rails around the lake, so caution must be taken at all times, particularly with those who are unsteady on their feet.

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