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Ouse Meadow Campsite

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General

  • Small site among spectacular scenery on the River Ouse
  • Campfires encouraged: forage for kindling around the site
  • Rope swings, hammocks and play area

On the banks of the River Ouse opposite the Bluebell Railway, Ouse Meadow is a site for back-to-nature stays in the scenic Sussex countryside. The emphasis here is on wild camping in peace and quiet, with campfires allowed.

Pitches aren't marked, so you can pitch in any spot that suits. Several rope swings, hammocks and a play area including swingball and badminton are on hand to keep the kids happy.

The owners believe that a small campfire is a crucial part of family camping: foraging for kindling is allowed (and popular with kids), but for ecological reasons big logs from the woods shouldn't be burned and obviously no branches should be cut from trees.

Amenities on site include a drinking water tap, toilets and a hot shower. The owners sell sacks of logs, kindling and firelighters.

Please note this is a small basic site, so has no washing-up facilities. The team also asks that all rubbish is taken home with you on departure.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 99 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent reception and hosting. Ease of access. Choice of pitches. ... 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shaun B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent reception and hosting.
    Ease of access.
    Choice of pitches.
    Natural beauty.

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Loved the relaxed back to nature aspect of this campsite. ... 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Heather W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved the relaxed back to nature aspect of this campsite. Lots of space for kids to play and explore, great to be able to have a campfire. Toilets were clean and stocked all weekend. No issues, a lovely place to camp as a family, we’ll definitely be booking here again!

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Quiet back to nature site, clean facilities and friendly. 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    Everything. Good location and the site was quiet. Facilities were fine. Neil was very welcoming and helpful.

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Would highly recommend this site 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nancy K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    What a gorgeous campsite! Wonderfully welcoming host, beautiful site, great basic toilet blocks, swings and hammocks for the children, games set up for families. A half hour drive to Brighton and other beaches. Right next to the Bluebell steam train. Easy to find, but feels secluded. Loved it!

    Disliked: 

    Couldn't have the car with the tent... It wasn't far away but am used to having the car next to us so we don't have to take everything out if we don't want to.

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Pretty site- i liked how it was seperated into multiple ... 05/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Louise E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    Pretty site- i liked how it was seperated into multiple smaller fields so it didnt feel crowded. great value for money. Clean portaloos. Nice man came round with firewood for campfires.

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Brilliant for children with lots of tyre swings lovely river 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ryan B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    Brilliant for children with lots of tyre swings lovely river

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Great site for back to basics camping in nature. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    Open fires, river, nature

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    None

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Beautiful location, on the banks of the River Ouse. Big ... 31/08/2018

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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location, on the banks of the River Ouse. Big area , very polite host, next to few good attractions.
    There are rope swings, hammocks , play area with swingball and badminton kit provided. It was fun having shower in bathroom without roof :)

    Disliked: 

    Only problem is toilets (portaloos) for such a big area its just two

From the manager...

Thanks for such a lovely review, we had acres of space with 3 fields. The main field has a large flushing toilet block and the further 2 fields had over 12 brand new portaloos all regularly cleaned and serviced in back to back blocks of four so plenty of toilets for all.

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Great site for kids. Lots of space and plenty of room for pitches 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great for kids, loads of space to run around and explore, with various rope swings dotted around.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities could be better, very small toilet with only a single very small basin for washing hands.

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Loads of space; large site with plenty of room for ... 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Megan P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    Loads of space; large site with plenty of room for pitch and privacy. Facilities clean. Lovely views and the nice sound of the Bluebell Railway tooting nearby. Close to Sheffield Park and lots of nice pubs.

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Sheffield Park, Lewes, East Sussex, England, TN22 3QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9937°N 0.0025°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Uckfield Bus Terminal — 4.4 miles
Forest Row Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
Train stations
Uckfield Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Plumpton Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 14.2 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 13.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 13.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 14.0 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

Ringwood Toll
The site is a 10-minute footpath walk from a free natural woodland play trail including giant swings, stepping stones, camp building and more.

Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line using steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. It's set directly opposite the site.

Newick Village
30-40 minutes' walk largely along the banks of the River Ouse takes you to Newick village with three pubs, a bakery, an Indian restaurant, grocery store and butcher.

Trading Boundaries
A café and collection of small shops. Have a coffee and a bite to eat while the kids use the large outdoor play area.

Must see

  • Sheffield Park Garden (0.5 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (0.6 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (6.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (0.5 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (6.3 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:  12 p.m.

Ouse Meadow Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

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. Ouse Meadow Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 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 park

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Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
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 10 p.m. and 5 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
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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