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St Ives Farm has many visiting families, couples and groups who return year on year. It is a relaxed space where you can explore the land and get away from the demands of modern life.
St Ives Farm has three fields and two fishing lakes which are stocked with perch, tench and roach. Please bring your own fishing equipment and a licence. There are Portakabin toilets between the top fields with a larger and more spacious toilet and shower block in the lower field. Attached to the shower block are sinks and work surfaces for dish washing.
Campfires may be built in existing firepits and chopped wood can be purchased daily at 6pm.
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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
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Forest Row Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
2.3 miles East Grinstead: War Memorial Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
- Train stations
Ashurst (Kent) Rail Station — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Cowden Rail Station — 3.5 miles
3.5 miles East Grinstead Rail Station — 4.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 22.0 miles
22.0 miles Greenwich Pier — 26.3 miles
26.3 miles Gravesend Pier — 26.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 12.0 miles
St Ives Farm is situated north west of Hartfield village. From Hartfield, take the B2026 towards Edenbridge. After 1 mile turn left into Butcherfield Lane, you will find the entrance to St Ives Farm after approximately half a mile.
The nearest station is East Grinstead where you can get a taxi which takes 20 minutes. The 191 bus runs from the station to Hartfield and then it's a 20-minute walk to the campsite.
St Ives Farm is in the Ashdown Forest which is the largest free public access space in the south east. One of our great walks is over to Hartfield and Pooh Corner, the home of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Other attractions are Groombridge, Hever Castle, Chartwell, Bolbroke House, Spa Valley Railway, Sheffield House and a nearby Ashdown Forest Llama Park. Ashdown Forest provides much in the way of activity outings:
Walking: St Ives Farm sits right on the High Weald Landscape Trail from which many glorious walks branch out in all directions leading to local pubs where you can find great food.
Cycling: A bridle path from the site offers access to the Forest Way - a designated cycle route along the disused Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead railway line.
Climbing: The High Rocks and Harrisons Rocks are famous soft rock features which are nearby, while the Evolution Climbing Wall is a fantastic indoor climbing adventure perfect for beginners and kids.
Golf: Nestling in the Ashdown Forest are some fine golf courses such as Royal Ashdown and Holtye Golf course.
- Standen (4.3 miles)
- Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (4.6 miles)
- Hever Castle and Gardens (5.6 miles)
- Standen (4.4 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (7.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.