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- 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.
Open from 01/04/2019 to 31/10/2019
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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Non-electric grass pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
Pitch size: Max 6.0m width x 6.0m depth (19.7ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
Pitches are located mainly around the edge of site, some under trees, some against hedges, others in full sun.
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Great place to stay Julie and Paul were fantastic hosts. ...
Peaceful, clean facilities, lovely owners, lovely surroundings
Lisa W. Confirmed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop
— 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Uckfield Bus Terminal — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Forest Row Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
- Train stations
Crowborough Rail Station
— 1.5 miles
1.5 miles Buxted Rail Station — 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Eridge Rail Station — 4.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 17.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport
— 17.1 miles
17.1 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 17.2 miles
17.2 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 17.9 miles
From the A26 Uckfield, head north to Crowborough. Take the right turn 0.7 miles after The Crow and Gate pub signed to Millbrook Industrial Estate. Go straight on, over the golf course, over the small roundabout, down the hill and past the fish and chip shop, antiques shop and vets on the left, then after the Plough and Horses pub, go over the narrow bridge and turn immediately right to Hadlow Down Rd. The site is 1.2 miles on the right.
From Hadlow Down (A272), the site is 2.5 miles on the left on Crowborough/Jarvis Brook Road. Do not turn into Dogetts - this is a satnav error. The site is half a mile further up the hill on the left.
From Rotherfield-Crowborough Road B2100, take the Hadlow Down/Buxted Road (after Tesco). Go 0.25 miles and turn as indicated above.
Beware of the satnav error; do not turn into Doggetts Drive.
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.
- Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (6.3 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (7.3 miles)
- Bluebell Railway (7.4 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (7.3 miles)
- Bateman's (9.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||9 p.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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer