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General

  • Peaceful farm close to Hastings
  • Five beaches and two castles within five miles
  • Meals, picnics and hampers all available from onsite chef

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 ten miles; the campsite 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.

If despite agreeing on daytime activities there’s generally a slight kerfuffle among your family about who does the cooking, Buckhurst has an on-site chef who, with a bit of notice, will prepare, cook and pack a meal for you to pick up from reception and heat over your campfire.

Picnic, breakfast and welcome hampers are also available: you might particularly like the sound of the ‘romantic hamper’ with sweet treats, cava, strawberries and cream and Belgian chocolate, although you might not be sure you could share...

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.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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


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8.1

Overall rating based on 113 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 
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it's camping as it should be, no frills but clean facillities 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jo s. Confirmed

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

    The very helpful man - I think he was the site overseer - who boiled us a kettle for coffee while we waited for the rest of our group to turn up and was generally very helpful. Really like the second field - the overflow pitch - as it had amazing views and lovely sunset and this is where we camped. I also liked the fact that you could have campfires and this made the experience more memorable.

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    Would be good to have hot water at the washing up stations but that's about it.

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Lovely campsite highly recommend! 25/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    This campsite was lovely, really simple but really friendly. There were loads of kids that my nephew had the confidence to go and play with and because it was a big open field he could play at the other end and we could sill see him! Because we were a large group we positioned our tents in a horse shoe (that the lady at reception recommended) this gave us lots of privacy. A great plus for us was being able to take our dog and have open fires, there was a lovely man selling firewood for £5 if you do get fire wood from him give him a little extra as we did find out he only makes £1 on a bag :( this is a fab camp site and I would highly recommend it especially for family's and big groups.

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Good clean toilet and showers. 25/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Good value site close to Hastings

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Great little get away 25/07/2017

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

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

    Fantastic little campsite, quiet, peaceful friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Showers were cold 😕

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No complaints, clean and nice atmosphere 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom eleanor_m357241 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Ease of booking, freedom of choice of pitch, quiet atmosphere, not cramped, clean toilets, washing up area.

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Good value well located site. 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Simple back to basics camping, With a clean well-appointed toilet block. A nice big field with loads of room for the kids to run about. Close to the sea and Bodiam castle.

    Disliked: 

    Does everything it says on the tin, the only improvement I could suggest is a sign opposite the entrance off the main road.

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Brilliant site, would easily stay again! 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joe T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Really liked how clean was everything, also how friendly the staff and locals were! Would easily stay again!

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Excellent site, friendly staff and good clear facilities 23/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very quite site, a few mins from main road

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    The way on to the site, dirt track not very good for a motorcycle

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Excellent, clean, basic campsite. Friendly staff and owners. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Annie M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The friendly approach, on site caretaker, clean toilets and showers.

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    Could have had a bit more signage on the road.

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Basic campsite good value for money 09/07/2017

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    The facilities were good and clean. Lady at reception was very welcoming. Managed to find a nice flat space to pitch and against the hedge/fence gave us some privacy.

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    It's a shame the owners don't have a time limit on loud music playing at night. I was awake after midnight and could still hear thumping music coming from across the campsite, so it didn't really feel very peaceful.

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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.

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

Buckhurst Campsite cancellation policy

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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

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 12 a.m. and 12 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 open from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. between 28/02 and 31/10.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Day visitors are permitted between 10am- 5.30pm

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