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8.3

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General

  • Peaceful farm close to Hastings, three miles from Battle Abbey
  • Five beaches and two castles within five miles
  • Modern amenities including a refurbished toilet and shower block

Battle Abbey may be only three miles away, but a peaceful time is guaranteed down on this East Sussex farm a quick drive from Hastings.

Whatever you insist on doing while on hol, disagreements will be discouraged by the sheer amount of attractions and activities within a few minutes of Buckhurst Campsite: smuggling adventures, two castles, the 1066 Story and five Sussex beaches are all within 10 miles; the site is among the walks, wildlife and Sussex scenery of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and – most happily – a vineyard is within walking distance. Absolutely nothing to wine about here, then...

Amenities at Buckhurst Campsite are plentiful and include a refurbished toilet and shower block with hot water, a washing-up area, hand basins and drinking water.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 195 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Good water facilities. Friendly staff and more permanent guests. Great ... 07/09/2018

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

    Good water facilities. Friendly staff and more permanent guests. Great shower and toilet facilities.

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    Not clear how to check in on arrival.

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Good Site with clean facilities and very friendly staff 06/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire R. Confirmed

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

    Very friendly staff
    Clean toilets
    Being able to pitch anywhere
    Relaxed camping style

    Disliked: 

    Basic facilities

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very nice land clean bathrooms liked the fridge and freezer space 04/09/2018

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Basic friendly tidy clean

    Disliked: 

    No park and no electric

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Excellent 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen J. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Excellent value for money great for families with children a very enjoyable experience thank you

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Great facilities and reception staff helpful, unfortunately not all 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sam C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Grounds were really open, toilet blocks and showers incredibly clean and usable

    Disliked: 

    One member of staff who went purposely out of his way to upset and antagonise our pet dogs with his scooter and then later a site car. Despite us asking him to go around the dogs a little further from our pitch he enjoyed the distress it caused them and was upsetting the camp. We did notify staff before we left.

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Good site 03/09/2018

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely campsite. Friendly staff. Liked that there were no restrictions on where to pitch up. Facilities were clean and tidy and well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Cleaning of toilets at 7.30am was an odd choice!
    As was the chopping of wood for fires well into the night by the guy watching the site.

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Good location, clean, friendly staff 01/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean toilet block & hot showers, man on the site was very friendly & helpful & even chopped up wood for us, good location super market up the road, near to Hastings sea front.

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Nice site, quiet and clean. Basic facilities but they were clean. 01/09/2018

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Nice and simple campsite. Facilities were basic but well presented and clean and tidy

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Situation 30/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Situation

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    Cold water and bad pitch drainage.

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Great site great amenities and staff 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Good decent showers and toilet block. Freezer availability for cooler blocks and great hospitality from owners and site marshal at all times. This was our 4 visit to buckhurst and we can’t wait to go again. Highly recommended

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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

Tents for hire

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

Luxury

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant 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

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Bluemans Lane, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, England, TN33 0SE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9120°N 0.5512°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hastings: Sedlescombe Rd North Coach Stop — 1.6 miles
Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
Hastings: Town Centre Coach Stops — 4.1 miles
Train stations
Battle Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Doleham Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Crowhurst Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 23.3 miles
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 27.8 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 17.0 miles

Directions


We are just off of the A21 as you are heading towards Hastings, Bluemans Lane. If coming from Hastings, pass Claremont School and keep going along the A21. You will come across a little farm shop: we are opposite.

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

Battlefield boffins have the history and highlights of 1066 and all that a couple of minutes’ drive away at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, site of the famous showdown between King Harold and William the Conqueror (there’s a clue there for the kids as to who won).

The heady fare here including visitor centre with CGI re-enactment, events and the abbey itself should entice all ages; if this fires up the kids’ historical imaginations, another 1066 experience is at nearby Hastings Castle (both recommended).

Reach Hastings Castle via one of the two cliff railways, West Hill and East Hill Lifts, and do remember to look down; East Hill Lifts is the steepest funicular railway in the country and has smashing views over Hastings Country Park where it ends up.

Kids castled out? Hastings has heaps of other family things to do: start off at the seafront’s Hastings Miniature Railway, which runs to old fishing village Rock-a-Nore where you can pick up some local seafood, dive into the exhibits of the Fishermen’s Village or take a boat out to land your own scaly specimens.

The famous Hastings Fishmarket, where most of the Hastings’s daily catch is sold after being landed at The Stade, is on Rock-a-nore Road, the town’s shingle beach which has been a maritime centre for over a millennia and which now has the biggest beachside fishing fleet in Europe. Check out the area’s tales at the Shipwreck Museum and at the Lifeboat Station and Visitors’ Centre, or take a boat trip out to find your own deep sea wreck.

If your history interests – or more likely, the kids’ – tend towards the more nefarious, a big local treasure is St Clements Caves back on West Hill, which tells the tales of the area’s smuggling exploits via Hairy Jack and the team.

At White Rock Gardens in the town, Clambers Play Centre has huge indoor and outdoor play areas for all ages and picnic tables, café and free parking; while retail therapy can be had at the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre near Hastings’s seafront.

Walks through 1066 Country and the High Wealds AONB are also easily accessible, as are Sussex beaches; a golf course at Battle and a golf school in Rother and stacks of other Sussex highlights such as sweet English vineyards, theme parks, watersports and cycling the Sussex Downs.

Must see

  • 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (2.8 miles)
  • Hastings Castle and 1066 Story (4.1 miles)
  • A Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves (4.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Bodiam Castle (6.2 miles)
  • Lamb House (8.3 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Buckhurst Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
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.
Recreational vehicles such as motorised scooters or quad bikes are not permitted.
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.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Day visitors are permitted between 10am - 5.30pm

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