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Idle Hours Owlsbury Park

9.6
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General

  • Wildlife-packed park with foxes, deer and badgers
  • Coarse fishing ponds stocked with carp, roach, tench and perch
  • Shops, pubs and eateries within a mile

How might you fancy a peaceful break in a rural wildlife haven, with countryside views to the South Downs, spectacular westerly sunsets and a night under the stars around a campfire? Then Idle Hours could be the place for you.

Set on around three and a half acres, Idle Hours is an adults-only quiet site (strictly no groups and no noise after 11pm, please), with two attractive and peaceful coarse fishing ponds stocked with carp, roach, tench and perch. The site welcomes dogs, but please do keep them on leads while on site and remember to clean up after them.

Pitches are on gently sloping grass, and amenities include ladies' and gents toilets, a hot shower, a hot water washing-up area and a chemical disposal point. Fire baskets are available and logs and kindling are available for sale. Please note there is no mains electricity on site.

Despite its serene, pastoral surroundings, this site is very handy for shops, pubs and eateries, all about a mile and a half away.

Please note

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.

There is no mains electricity on site. Bring a torch!


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 242 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  91% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendliness of the owners and everyone on the site. The …23/09/2020

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

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

    Friendliness of the owners and everyone on the site. The location was great with nice walks to the local pub and through the nature reserve. The views were great and we saw deer every night in the lower field.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities are basic. The women's shower could have been better.

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Anonymous user

Lovely place with beautiful sunsets.22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Showers. Fire pit. Ease of access. Friendly owners. Great pandemic precautions.

    Disliked: 

    I really can’t think of anything!!!

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Very clean, friendly staff, nice atmosphere.21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOliver A.Confirmed

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

    Very clean, friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The views from the site, and wood/pond area. Clean loos …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShaun T.Confirmed

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

    The views from the site, and wood/pond area. Clean loos and showers. Fire pits free for use and wood on sale (careful, only before 7pm). If you're early there are a number of pub benches up for grabs. Liked that you can park at your site and dont have to lug your stuff with wheelbarrows.

    Disliked: 

    Ground is quite sloping on the far end, and sites seem a bit close together compared to other campsites.

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Small, friendly, clean & well run site.20/09/2020

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

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

    Spotlessly clean facilities. Friendly, helpful welcome. Lovely views across the fields. Indian takeaway delivery to the site!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Had a great time, very friendly and clean site, big …16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColin K.Confirmed

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

    Had a great time, very friendly and clean site, big fun.

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Views Proper toilets15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Views
    Proper toilets

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What a beautiful spot15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    What a beautiful spot, clean, quiet with great views. I also booked on the day which was great.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Lovely place to visit clean facilities level site friendly people15/09/2020

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

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

    Lovely clean well presented site all facilities clean friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Friendly Host. Spotless amenities. Location. Fresh produce on offer.15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly Host. Spotless amenities. Location. Fresh produce on offer.

    Disliked: 

    Uneven pitches at far end of site.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, England, TN6 3RG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0267°N 0.1723°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Uckfield Bus Terminal — 5.2 miles
Forest Row Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Crowborough Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Buxted Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Eridge Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 17.1 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 17.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 17.2 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 17.9 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

For those who fancy ditching the car for a bit, the site is close to public transport links: trains and buses from Crowborough (a mile and a half away) go to Tunbridge Wells, London, Lewes and Brighton.

Crowborough village has plenty of amenities, including an indoor swimming pool and gym, and a miniature railway. The area is great for golfers, with a number of courses nearby.

The spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells (to give it its full title) is eight miles from Owlsbury, and well worth a visit for a stroll round the specialist shops in the Georgian Pantiles, a taste of the water from the Chalybeate Spring, or a trip on the steam railway. The town also has plenty of food and entertainment options, including a multiplex cinema.

Other potential day trips include a jaunt to the coast at Eastbourne or Brighton; to Lewes, home to a castle, gardens and the biggest Bonfire Night celebrations in the country; the National Trust gardens at Sheffield Park and Wakehurst Place; the William Morris interiors at Standen; Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh; or a steam through the Sussex countryside on the historic Bluebell Railway.

Must see

  • Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (6.3 miles)
  • Sheffield Park Garden (7.3 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (7.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (7.3 miles)
  • Bateman's (9.3 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Idle Hours Owlsbury Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Idle Hours Owlsbury Park will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Idle Hours Owlsbury Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Idle Hours Owlsbury Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Idle Hours Owlsbury Park? For those who fancy ditching the car for a bit, the site is close to public transport links: trains and buses from Crowborough (a mile and a half away) go to Tunbridge … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Idle Hours Owlsbury Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Idle Hours Owlsbury Park? From £23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Additional terms

Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.

Fishing costs: £5 per person for a day pass and £3 per person for a half day pass. A fishing licence is required.

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