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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.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

There is no swimming or boating allowed in the lake at any time.


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Party: 2 adults

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9.1

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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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
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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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peaceful wild camping 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashleigh B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    This site was very private. the children felt they were camping in the wild. Soundings are beautiful as are the amazing animals we encountered. The children loved finding the firewood, which was plentiful and not being able to see other campers gave a sense of really being out in the wilderness alone. Staff very helpful.

    Disliked: 

    There are no facilities here so i wouldn't recommend this as a long stay camp but perfect for a couple of nights.

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Absolutely beautiful. A lovely, isolated pitch with a firepit. Lots ... 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely beautiful. A lovely, isolated pitch with a firepit. Lots of space for the kids to explore, find bugs and play with sticks.

    Disliked: 

    The only toilet was a long way away and the path wasn't well kept. The wheelbarrow to cart our stuff from the car park was in very bad condition.

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Privacy of wild woodland site, hospitality of landlord, long drop ... 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlie R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Privacy of wild woodland site, hospitality of landlord, long drop loo!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Proper wilderness, cool in the hot sun! 24/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely and cool in the hot summer sun! We woke up feeling like we were actually in the wilderness. We had a great time & the kids loved the compost toilet!

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A true camping getaway! 16/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james_p265139 Confirmed

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

    - Remoteness. The site is situated in the middle of a little forest and there really is no one around. Other pitches are far enough away not to be disturbed and not to disturb others.
    - Firepit. The fire pits were brilliant. We are able to use the wood provided as well as collect our own wood.
    - Peace. We wanted to get away from the madness of London and this was the perfect place.
    - Drinking water provided.
    - Will return for sure!

    Disliked: 

    None, As we expected a true camping experience there is nothing I can complain about. The place is very basic with only a compost loo but this is what camping is about.

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Friendly welcome and "adventurous" camping for the boys! 02/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kathrin H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The campfires were a big draw for the kids. Totally secluded.

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Stunning spot! 01/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom craig_h419676 Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely everything! Perfect spot, stunning scenery and totally secluded! We will for sure be staying here again!

    Disliked: 

    Only note, more so to fellow campers... clean up after yourself please! If a pod is kind enough to come with some comforts, i.e. Sofa bed and you have animals, it would be polite to cover these things with your own blankets!
    The owner very kindly and quickly came to dehair the sofa and even had a bottle of wine for us!

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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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Please report to Stansfield Compasses on arrival.

Stansfield Hall and Woodlands 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. Stansfield Hall and Woodlands 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.

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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