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General

  • In the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Half an hour's walk from the East Cliff railway in Hastings
  • Indoor pool, play park and grocery shop

Make haste for this site if you seek a Hastings-based holiday: Shear Barn Holidays and Touring is well kitted out with leisurely options for all ages, and is less than a 30-minute stroll to the old East Cliff railway overlooking Hastings Old Town.

An excellent range of facilities awaits at this handsome and family-friendly park, along with marked and spacious pitches, spotless amenities and a tiptop location on the edge of the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

High in the hills above Hastings, the whole site is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, made up of green and pleasant land full of National Trust manor houses, castles, parks and gardens, scenic steam railway lines, vineyards, historic towns and outdoor activity options such as trout fishing, windsurfing, climbing and cycling.

All ages are catered for here: the games room is kitted out with machines for kids and teens, and there's a roomy play area outside and a big pool inside. A grocery shop is to hand to sort the essentials, and barbecues are allowed.

The sizeable amenities block is heated, and has toilets, shower cubicles, washbasins, shaving points and hairdryers.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £4.00 per adult and £3.50 per child per session.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/03 and 15/01.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 21s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The restaurant reopens on 21 June.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 363 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  61% described Shear Barn Holidays and Touring as Peaceful ?

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Location, facilities, staff 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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peace and tranquility good weather 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    peace and tranquility good weather

    Disliked: 

    poorly stocked shop,could not get a decent cup of coffee until after 5.30,it all just seemed a little run down

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Very nice camping site,clean toilets,showers,lot of space for tent,for children ... 15/07/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice camping site,clean toilets,showers,lot of space for tent,for children to play,

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The hygienic toilets. 15/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The hygienic toilets.

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Ease of tent locations to toilets. The cleanliness of facilities. 15/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Ease of tent locations to toilets. The cleanliness of facilities.

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The clean toilets/showers. 15/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The clean toilets/showers.

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Very good and family friendly site. 15/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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Site very busy but they seemed to cope, food was ... 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Site very busy but they seemed to cope, food was good a served in good time,
    Finding pitch could be made easier maybe better signage, as fisrt time visitor it was not obvious as to where the alloted space was as is a very large site, if arriving late in evening and dark you would not find your pitch. Staff were very friendly and helpful, restaurant / bar staff very attentive and helpful.

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Very good pitches but baths are a bit uncomfortable too ... 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sandra F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Very good pitches but baths are a bit uncomfortable too small....
    The hand sink very not working and no one come to fix them...

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    The receptionist was a bit...

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The field was lovely, with nice clean facilities. The Security ... 15/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The field was lovely, with nice clean facilities. The Security were also excellent in dealing with a antisocial family who were being noisy and rude. Games for the kids at The Retreat were brilliant, with prizes for the losers and games for everyone - very inclusive and kind and my little girl loved it. Great location, only about 10 minutes in the car to Hastings Town Centre, around a 25 minute walk.

    Disliked: 

    Food in the The Retreat! It's not on the cheap side, we waited an hour for a pizza and fish & chips - the pizza arrived still frozen and the fish and chips was cold. Waited a further 45 minutes for replacement food with no offer of a free drink or anything to compensate.

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Barley Lane, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN35 5DX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8656°N 0.6125°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hastings: Town Centre Coach Stops — 1.6 miles
St Leonards: Warrior Square Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Hastings: Sedlescombe Rd North Coach Stop — 3.0 miles
Train stations
Ore Rail Station — 0.9 miles
Hastings Rail Station — 1.7 miles
St Leonards Warrior Square Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 25.0 miles
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 27.3 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 15.3 miles

Directions


Do not come up Barley Lane - go up Gurth Road which then leads on to Barley Lane, as this is easier to navigate.

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

It's about half an hour's walk from the site to the East Hill Cliff Railway or East Hill Lift, for views from the funicular as it descends to Hastings Old Town. Wander around the Old Town's shops, cafés and pubs from here, then have a stroll along the prom a couple of minutes' walk away to the shingle beach and renovated Hastings Pier.

Shear Barn is on the edge of Hastings Country Park for miles' worth of walks and bike rides along its 853 acres of woodland, cliffs, grassland and meadow. Wildlife watching is plentiful around here as the park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the views from the clifftops are spectacular, of the coastline from Beachy Head to Dungeness and on clear days as far as Folkestone and the northern coast of France.

Other outdoor options nearby include cycling around the 13-mile network of tracks of Bedgebury Forest, or windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, sailing and fishing for pike and trout at Bewl Water; both are within 45 minutes' drive. A mile-high sandstone crag to clamber is at Harrison's Rocks, around an hour's drive from the park.

Must see

  • A Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves (1.1 miles)
  • Hastings Castle and 1066 Story (1.4 miles)
  • 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (6.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Lamb House (7.8 miles)
  • Bodiam Castle (9.9 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. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Shear Barn Holidays and Touring cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

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

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. Shear Barn Holidays and Touring will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks 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 park

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Visa

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.
Pool: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £4.00 per adult and £3.50 per child per session.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
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.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/03 and 15/01.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 15/03 and 15/11.
Reception is unmanned after 5 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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Under 21s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The restaurant reopens on 21 June.

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