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Housedean Farm Campsite is within the South Downs National Park and directly on the South Downs Way. We are uniquely located for walkers of the South Downs because there is no need to deviate from the national trail at the end of the day. Some of the most popular spots on the Downs are within an easy walk (Ditchling Beacon, Firle Beacon, Devil's Dyke).
We pride ourselves on a laid back atmosphere and there are amazing views of the South Downs from every pitch. There are 23 spacious pitches, each with its own firepit for campfires.
A frequent bus service stops directly outside the campsite and runs to and from Brighton and Lewes. This makes the site great for those wishing to visit Brighton without the cost and difficulty of parking.
The site has excellent flushing loos (that we keep scrupulously clean!) and three hot showers in separate wooden enclosures (one of which is open air). There are also two washing-up sinks.
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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
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Patcham (Brighton): London Road Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Brighton: Withdean Pk Carden Ave Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Brighton: Preston Circus Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
- Train stations
Falmer Rail Station — 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Lewes Rail Station — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Moulsecoomb Rail Station — 3.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 7.2 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 20.5 miles
20.5 miles London Gatwick Airport — 20.5 miles
If travelling east on the A27, go past Sussex University and the football stadium and continue for approximately one mile. Soon after emerging from a tunnel of trees you will see a bridge crossing the main A27. Turn left immediately after the bridge and Housedean Farm is located just off the road on the right.
If travelling west on the A27, go past the Newmarket Inn and turn left off the A27 approximately half a mile (before the bridge over the road). Go over the bridge and follow signs to Housedean Farm.
Lewes is located four miles away and is easily reachable by bus or car. Alternatively there is a cycle path from the campsite to Lewes or it is possible to walk over the Downs. Brighton is approximately seven miles away, and buses run from the campsite. All major attractions within the eastern half of the South Downs are within easy driving distance.
- Brighton Marina (4.4 miles)
- Preston Manor (4.4 miles)
- Royal Pavilion (4.7 miles)
- Monk's House (3.7 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (9.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.