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9.8

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General

  • Cosy camping pods close to the village of Lavenham
  • Own private washroom in each pod
  • Two-minute drive to the local village

Suffolk Camping Pods is a small garden pod site of around a quarter of an acre in south Suffolk, close to the village of Lavenham. It has accommodation in cosy wooden camping pods, each with its own private washroom with shower, basin and toilet.

Bring all your own camping equipment minus the tent. You can also book your kitchen pack before arriving: just select as an extra when you make your booking.

The pods are in the peaceful garden of the house where the owners have lived for almost 20 years. Each is carpeted and has heating and lighting.

The village centre is a 20-minute walk away (or two minutes in a car), and is well served by local shops including a grocer, baker, butcher, post office and a Co-op store and well as three pubs, several restaurants and tearooms.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 12 reviews

 

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A peaceful break 29/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy H. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautifully kept site, peaceful and tranquil setting and the owners were very helpful. The pod was comfortable and spacious and the facilities clean and more than amble.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again some time in the future.

Kind regards
Lynn and Richard Payne

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Peaceful site with clean facilities & welcoming staff 19/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rachel_l339887 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and cosy facilities & friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Regards
Lynn and Richard Payne

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A wonderful calming experience in a lovely little garden location. 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Malcolm H. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The quaintness of the concept.
    Quiet, calm garden type pitch.
    Friendly and helpful owners.
    Lovely little arbour area with chimenia and fuel.
    Everywhere immaculately clean and fresh.
    Off road parking on a stoned area.
    Facing on to fields and backed by thick tall hedges.

    Disliked: 

    Hey what's to dislike!

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stayed with us and that you would recommend us. We look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future.

Regards
Lynn and Richard Payne

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All of the following were fantastic: Communication from owner, privacy, ... 01/06/2017

tobyhazelton

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All of the following were fantastic:

    Communication from owner, privacy, scenery, cleanliness, hospitality, utilities.

    Owners even went to extra effort to leave a Birthday card for my Wife.

    Will stay again!

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that you would return to stay with us again. If we are made aware that guests have a special occasion we will always try to do what we can to assist with the celebrations.

Kind regards
Lynn and Richard Payne and Family

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Good clean site with clean shower and kitchen area. Friendly owner 27/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom janet j. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean site and kitchen area. Friendly owner. Pods were extremely good.

    Disliked: 

    Showers were not powerful enough.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with and would return and recommend us to friends. Sorry that the showers were not as powerful as you would have liked. We have quite low water pressure here but will look into what could be done to improve them.

Kind regards
Lynn and Richard

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Excellent in every way. Facilities better than expected. 28/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lindsey_w5 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pods were very clean x well maintained. Private, quiet. Carpeted with lighting x heating if needed. Each pod had its own shower x toilet very close by, along with the use of kitchen facilities which were extremely welcome, maintained every day to a high standard.Children had space to play. Owners were welcoming x friendly. Milk for us ready on arrival, a thoughtful touch.
    Lavenham village close by which is stunning x many other places to visit in the area.

    Disliked: 

    For those that need to know there's no Wi-Fi.
    But phone signal good.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. A few guests have mentioned the lack of wi-if. We may have to look into that for next season, although some guests like being "wi-if free". We look forward to welcoming you back again some time in the future.

All the best
Lynn and Richard

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First time podding and found it very enjoyable. Lovely clean site 02/08/2016

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

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very welcoming site holders. The pods were immaculate as well as the facilities. I liked having our own shower and toilet facilities, aswell as full use of the kitchen. Thank you for the coffee and milk on arrival and the newspaper on our first morning. The village Lavenham and Kentwell hall nearby are worth a visit.
    Will definitely visit again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and what the area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Lynn and Richard.

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ideal peaceful stay 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matthew B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    friendly site and owner , very helpful , everything clean and tidy , cosy and peaceful , in a beautiful setting

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. We are grateful that you would recommend us to friends.

Many thanks
Richard and Lynn

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Excellent small site with clean facilities 01/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lalji J. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    we got a fridge and they provided milk which was a bonus
    we had our own bathroom
    pods were clean and fresh with a heater

    Disliked: 

    during the night when it rained the tree above the pod made lots of noise with the droplets falling on the roof of the pod. This was even with very light rain.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are pleased you appreciated what we offer on site. Sorry if the tree was an issue for you.

Regards
Lynn and Richard

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Excellent site, with friendly owners! 31/07/2016

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

  • 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pods, spaces allocated, bathroom and kitchen facilities

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We hope to see you again and are pleased that you would recommend the site.

Regards
Lynn and Richard

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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

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • The Old Stamp House, Lavenham Road, Acton Sudbury, Suffolk, England, CO10 0BL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0935°N 0.7804°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bury St Edmunds: Bus Station — 10.9 miles
Stowmarket: Bury St Coach Stop — 11.3 miles
Capel St Mary (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 13.4 miles
Train stations
Sudbury (Suffolk) Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Bures Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Thurston Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 22.5 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 22.6 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 22.6 miles
Airports
London Stansted Airport — 26.3 miles
Cambridge Airport — 27.0 miles

Directions


From Bury St Edmunds:
On A14 take junction 44, then take the A134 exit to Bury/St.Edmunds East/Sudbury. At the second roundabout, take the first exit onto the A134 (Sicklesmere Road). Continue to follow A134 for about eight minutes, then turn left onto A1141 signposted Lavenham (about nine minutes). Go right through Lavenham and at Howletts Garage turn right on to the B1071 (signposted Long Melford). Suffolk Camping Pods is after 800 yards on the left-hand side.

From Sudbury:
Take the B1071 (signposted Lavenham and Great Waldingfield). Go through Great Waldingfield and carry on for 5 miles to Lavenham. As you enter Lavenham at Howletts Garage, turn left into Melford Road B1071. Suffolk Camping Pods is after 800 yards on left-hand side.

From Ipswich:
Take the A1071 to Hadleigh. On the Hadleigh bypass, turn right onto the A1141 (signposted Lavenham and Bildeston. After 2 minutes turn left (still on the A1141) signposted Lavenham. On entering Lavenham on Water Street at T-junction in the centre of village, turn left onto the B1071 (towards Sudbury). On leaving Lavenham at Howletts Garage, turn right onto the B1071 (signposted Long Melford). Suffolk Camping Pods is after 800 yards on left-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

The site is surrounded by farmland and is on the edge of Lavenham village, described as the best preserved medieval village in the country.

It's ideally located for walkers, ramblers and cyclists.

Lavenham is four miles from Long Melford (Lovejoy country), which has a spectacular church, village green, stately homes and a long main street full of antique shops.

Must see

  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (10.3 miles)
  • East Anglian Railway Museum (11.7 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (14.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Lavenham Guildhall (1.3 miles)
  • Melford Hall (2.6 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Suffolk Camping Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations made between 6 and 3 weeks before arrival will receive 50% of the balance payment. We will try to accommodate any changes to avoid cancellation - subject to availability.

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. Suffolk Camping Pods will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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