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Ouse Meadow Campsite

8.5

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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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8.5

Overall rating based on 56 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Loved it. Will de return 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Loved it. Will de return

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Great pitches, very friendly manager, lovely spot by the river 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mike p. Confirmed

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

    Great pitches, very friendly manager, lovely spot by the river

    Disliked: 

    The occasional large plane leaving Gatwick can be a bit noisy but generally they do come close.

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Campsite overall was lovely, we had a nice big pitch ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire (GE Money) M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Campsite overall was lovely, we had a nice big pitch by the river

    Disliked: 

    No bins! All rubbish had to be taken off site and with a full car of tent and camping equipment this was not ideal!

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superb basic campsite with a chilled atmosphere 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Outdoor Shower
    Spread out pitches/lots of space
    Camp fires!
    Soft Ground for pegs!

    Disliked: 

    Porta-Loos (not dirty, just not nice to use them, would be nice if they built some sort of alfresco poraloo like the shower)
    No easy access to the river from majority of the site unfortunately.

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Good family friendly spot. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Good family friendly spot.

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Fire pits. Relaxed Atmosphere. Location. Friendly and helpful staff. 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ryan B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Fire pits. Relaxed Atmosphere. Location. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Booking at short notice. Camp fires allowed. 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlotte H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Booking at short notice. Camp fires allowed.

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Lovely site, clean facilities, friendly owner, level pitches 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We really enjoyed our brief stay at this campsite. Neil was very welcoming on arrival and we appreciated being directed to a field which only had a few other campers, so it was really peaceful and we had plenty of space and choice over where to park our van. We loved the simplicity of the site, camping next to the small river and being able to have a campfire directly on the ground, which you don't find in many places. Neil kindly drives round with wood and firelighters if you need them.

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Basic but ticks all the right boxes. 10/10 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Libertad A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Pitches are very spacious, farmer is very helpful and onsite most of the time, there's a little stream, lovely steam train nearby, Sheffield Park just round the corner, swings, hammocks, pretty decent toilets for being temporary structures.

    Disliked: 

    Steam trains are noisy contraptions. But my child loved it :)

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Good all round site clean facilities 21/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Nice area lovely surroundings polite man on the gate

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

Dogs allowed all year

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Ouse Meadow Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

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

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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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 12 a.m. and 5 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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