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Brick Kiln Campsite: Sunset (photo added by manager on 18/08/2022)

General

  • Peaceful adults-only site with a no-music/TV rule; dogs allowed
  • A 15-minute drive from Framlingham and 20 minutes from Aldeburgh
  • Firepits, kitchen and undercover seating available for guests

No one could blame you for wanting a break from the kids, whether they’re your own or just the neighbourhood ones getting underfoot… If that calming escape is calling then make your way to Brick Kiln Campsite, an adults-only site less than five minutes’ drive from the small Suffolk village of Campsea Ashe.

In a rural spot, there’s little around this quiet spot but fields. The site’s not set up for electric – though plugs for charging phones can be accessed if going without is a problem – so the outside world may struggle to intrude, and a no-music rule (other than birdsong, of course) should ensure that reading hours and slumbers go undisturbed.

Eats are easily sorted without leaving this placid paradise: firepits are available, and there's a communal barbecue where you can cook up more traditional meals (disposable barbecues are also for sale here). Damper hours can be spent in the converted stable, with its shared kitchen and small honesty shop, and when cooking is to be avoided altogether it’s a 10-minute walk across fields to the nearest pub serving food. There's also a reading room with a book exchange and games to keep you entertained.

For forays off site, it’s less than 10 minutes' drive to Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – where wildlife spotting, leisurely wanders and seaside strolls are all to be had – and five minutes to the nearest golf course for those who find peace on the tees.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

No gas barbecues allowed.

No electric barbecues allowed.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 113 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Great site, well run and friendly11/09/2023

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

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

    Fantastic campsite, easy no nonsense system to find a pitch. Facilities well looked after and clean. There is an honesty shop, we just bacs transferred what we purchased. Nice and quiet being an adults only site. No electric points, but we are self sufficient so not a problem. A nice Pub just a short walk away. Great for a relaxing break away 👍

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, other than the price, like a lot of sites in this area, the price has hiked way too much in the last couple of year's. Tolerable for one night, but puts you off staying any longer.

From the manager...

Dear Colin - Thank you for your kind review - I am very grateful to you. Bless you. You are always welcome to return. Whilst you haven't reduced your overall score due to your thoughts on the price, and I do appreciate this, I feel I must comment on this as it is not the first time that it has been commented on. Firstly, I do keep a check on prices in the local area and yes, some are cheaper than mine; but these sites don't offer all that I offer and they are often family sites. Most of us are around the £30 per night mark. Family sites means that there is always a guaranteed level of campers staying on site whilst adult only sites reduces this guarantee considerably and therefore often my site can consist of a handful of campers. But campers come here because they like the quietness of the site and I plan to keep it like this. Just because on occasions I only have a few campers here, I don't suddenly reduce the facilities or the cleaning to reflect this; there will still be access to everything and showers can be taken throughout the day and night - the system runs constantly, like all the gadgets in the kitchen, including the fridges. I believe that some people may look around and think All this money just to stay in a field! But there are many 'background' costs that you don't see. There is the insurance and memberships, websites and booking systems, commission taken from each booking (I don't see that £30!!) there are bank charges, bookkeeper and accountant and staff costs, the daily running costs, the electricity of the social area and running of the shower unit and hot water ALL day/night long. There are cleaning costs. I have to maintain the site to ensure that the buildings are in good order and there are costs in maintaining the grounds. I recently had the pergola built to keep my campers dry in the rain and then sides put onto this (in total, this has cost me close to £10,000),and I am always looking at ways to invest for ongoing improvements and new projects to enhance campers experience. I had the showers re-done last year, (£16,000) When my accountant sends back my figures every year I always query where have I spent all that money! And I do spend hours going through the income and outgoings, and I can always see what it has been spent and vow to cut back another year; but I don't because I want to keep up the standards and facilities here. But times are hard for us all and general living costs have risen as we all know. Even going out for a coffee and sandwich can cost around £7-10 so I think perhaps £15 per head per night to stay in a lovely quiet location is perhaps in line with daily living costs. I am not sure where else you would stay for that amount of money - not even a youth hostel! Like all other campsites, I cannot guarantee a regular income. I am shut for 6 months of the year; if the weather is bad - like it was this year - income drops - if it is hot - income can also drop as camping is weather dependent so income is never guaranteed but I continue to guarantee the high level of services offered here. The prices will not be increasing again next year and discounts are in place if you plan to stay 7+ nights. Thank you again for your review. I really appreciate this. T.

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Definitely we will be staying here again when visiting friends.04/09/2023

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

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

    The place is very clean, quiet, and also has a nice comunal kitchen where you can boil water, hav toast, and a little shop.
    The owner is very friendly and attentive.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review. Most campers appreciate the kitchen area! And there can be social banter and gatherings there too. Tx

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Well kept site. Friendly and attentive owners without being intrusive. …02/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Well kept site. Friendly and attentive owners without being intrusive. Level grass pitches which are well marked out. Fire pit is a bonus. High standard of decor and cleanliness in the showers and toilets. Lots of hot water. Love the honesty shop and the kitchen amenities. Use of the fridge to keep our cider cool was great. Hope to see you again soon.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind review and for mentioning all the positives of the site. Bless you. I am very proud of my site and facilities and like them to be clean at all times. I also love my honesty shop and it is has been popular this year too! I look forward to welcoming you back. Tx

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10 out of 10.29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalcolm M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Fantastic site, the owner is very welcoming, and the facilities are spotless. We booked last minute as the site we had booked became unsuitable. We are so glad to have discovered this site, definitely coming back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. Hopefully get some electric hook ups in the future.

From the manager...

Thank you Malcolm for your kind review. I appreciate this and you were so welcome here. I look forward to your return. I am not sure about the hook ups but I promise that I will look into this for you!

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Excellent site , friendly people29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything ! Friendly owner who explained things, clean showers/toilets, honesty shop, the quiet was refreshing .

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Someone recently said to me that staying here was like coming to a Quiet Retreat - I loved that! Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Tx

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Really excellent campsite all round! Will be returning.26/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    -Facilities were excellent
    -Great honesty shop
    -Good showers
    -Felt safe and private
    -Very peaceful
    -Firepits with all pitches
    -Reading room
    -Location
    -Games available
    -Outside seating area
    -Well presented and clean

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Ah, I loved this review! To bullet point all those good things - THANK YOU! I may have to use this for my website!! I especially loved 'Felt safe and private' It is safe and private here and I like to create a space where campers can relax and feel at home and enjoy peace and quiet and nature too. Tx

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Amazing site. Clean facilities. Honesty shop very well stocked. Fridge, …26/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Amazing site. Clean facilities. Honesty shop very well stocked. Fridge, kettle and microwave provided. All non electric but owners have set up area for hairdryers etc. Each pitch has firepit.

    we have stayed on previous occasions and we’re not impressed by the showers. However these have been improved no end.

    Owners extremely friendly and helpful, checking daily that everything is ok. Will definitely be returning.

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Can't wait to return. Great place, everything you need on site.24/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very well decorated toilet block, cosy reading room, free kettle, hairdryers, toaster, charging for phones.

    Welcoming owners on site, honesty shop.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent Stay :)23/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen S.Confirmed

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

    A really lovely stay - one of my favourite campsites. Beautiful big, flat pitches with fire pits. The toilets and showers were immaculate and a real credit to Tina who cleans them regularly. Absolutely loved the Honesty Shop - so many thoughtful items in there. It was also really good to be able to use the fridge/freezer and microwave in the kitchen and I appreciated being able to borrow items. The whole campsite just had a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and I would definitely return.

    Tip - the pitches along the longest edge of the field get the evening sun!

    Disliked: 

    Not so keen on the push button showers and not being able to vary the temperature but this was very minor.

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Lovely peaceful site. Clean, charming facilities. Friendly staff.22/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnn L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    A truly delightful stay in this peaceful, pretty site. Friendly owners and staff. All very clean. Loved the decor in the facilities and the honesty shop. Charming! Hope to go again 🙂

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Station Road, Campsea Ashe, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, IP13 0QL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.1586°N 1.3942°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hand in Hand — 12.1 miles
Bus Shelter — 12.3 miles
Cardinal Park — 12.7 miles
Train stations
Wickham Market Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Melton (Suffolk) Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Saxmundham Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 11.6 miles
Felixstowe for Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 11.7 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 14.8 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 35.7 miles

Directions


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

Explores of this area are a cinch for pedallers: a trip to nearby Rendlesham (a 10-minute drive) should sort wheels, and the rental place even delivers to site. Once a ride is secured, head along to Rendlesham Forest, a 15-minute drive or 25-minute cycle away, to zip along bike paths through the 1,500-hectare woodland.

There’s plenty of history hereabouts to dive into too. The site’s 15 minutes from Framlingham Castle and the Anglo-Saxon king’s ship burial ground at Sutton Hoo, 35 minutes from the stunning famed Victorian pier in Southwold, and 45 minutes from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Even closer at hand, it’s less than five minutes to Marlesford Mills Antiques Centre, if bargain hunting's your bag.

On warmer days, make tracks for the seaside. The nearest shingle beach is at Aldeburgh, and it’s 35 minutes to the sandy, pebbled stretch at Southwold (stick around here for brewery and distillery tours, and an excellent pier). For a proper sandy beach though, Lowestoft is a must – it’s 50 minutes from base by car, or an hour on the train from the station five minutes’ drive from the site.

Those seeking days among museums, shops, galleries and restaurants should take those tracks in the direction of Ipswich instead, half an hour’s train journey or car ride away.

Must see

  • Framlingham Castle (4.9 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (5.1 miles)
  • Orford Castle (7.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (5.1 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (7.6 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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

A self check-in system is in place. On arrival please stop at the office and sign-in, the book is on the desk. Check the whiteboard for your pitch number. If you do not see your name on the board, you may select any free pitch. Write you name and dates of your stay against the pitch number on the whiteboard.

Brick Kiln Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

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. Brick Kiln Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Brick Kiln Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Brick Kiln Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Brick Kiln Campsite? Explores of this area are a cinch for pedallers: a trip to nearby Rendlesham (a 10-minute drive) should sort wheels, and the rental place even delivers to site. Once a ride is … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Brick Kiln Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    A self check-in system is in place. On arrival please stop at the office and sign-in, the book is on the desk. Check the whiteboard for your pitch number. If you do not see your name on the board, you may select any free pitch. Write you name and dates of your stay against the pitch number on the whiteboard.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Brick Kiln Campsite? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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