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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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Party: 2 adults and 2 children (ages: 7, 7) (listing defines adults as age 15+)

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8.1

Overall rating based on 152 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

77% would stay here again.

 

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Nice clean toilets and showers. Big site and easy to ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tom G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice clean toilets and showers. Big site and easy to put ourselves away from other campers so we could talk till late into the evening. Well kept all round. We will be back

    Disliked: 

    The road leading in was like an ice rink after the rain, but not sure quite what can be done if anything about that!

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Wicked such a good time lovely pitch 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Wicked such a good time lovely pitch

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Loved the fact you can have a firepit! 06/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    If you are okay without an electric hookup then this site is good enough, toilets and showers provided on site!
    Good staff!

    Disliked: 

    There wasn't anything I didn’t like about it!
    Well apart from no wifi, but okay for your own Internet connection!

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Fires allowed, children friendly laid back Not busy clean toilets ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen R. Confirmed

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

    Fires allowed,
    children friendly
    laid back
    Not busy
    clean toilets
    Hot showers (if you are early!)
    Arrivals after 6pm were allowed.

    Disliked: 

    A21 can be noisy
    Only cold water in washing up station

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Lovely place enjoyed our stay so did the kids. Plenty ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jennifer g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely place enjoyed our stay so did the kids. Plenty of space.

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Lovely site, traditional camping will be returning 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Eleanor P. Confirmed

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

    Good old traditional camp site, no frills, camping as camping should be. Well located for travelling out and about exploring the area. Supermarkets nearby for stocking up. Loved the fact we could have a log fire outside our tent, gave it more of an authentic feel. Was quiet on site, so ample facilities at the time for amount of campers there, but could imagine it may be a little over crowded when busy. Well signposted to site, good size field. We were able to choose our own pitch location, which is a refreshing change, allowed us to pitch nearby to the loos, i have a disability which means i find walking quite difficult at times, so this was great. Loo's were reasonably clean. Didn't see much of the site management, but our brief meeting, they were very polite and friendly. All in all we enjoyed our stay, and will be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Significant rainfall on Wednesday and the track in became quite scary, we came down almost sideways with the car skidding on the mud. But, that is a weather issue and wouldn't normally pose a problem. There was a noise issue, but not on site, it was a house across the way, early hours of the morning (4am). Not complaining to site about this, but having read other comments complaining about noisy campers late at night etc, it is possible it wasn't campers at all, but from the house across the road. A standpipe located near the sink area would be nice to fill bottles from rather than using the sinks (just easier for people like me who find lifting up to sink level difficult). We did want to freeze our freezer packs, but reception wasn't open when we called up.

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I didn't like 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diana G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    I didn't like

    Disliked: 

    Didn't have hot water for shower and dishwash. Any atractions for childs,just horses.

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nice and quiet place.peaceful area .nice views .enough space for ... 30/08/2017

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    nice and quiet place.peaceful area .nice views .enough space for kids to dash around.

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Big field. it was very laid back.You could have an ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Toni T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Big field. it was very laid back.You could have an open fire on the ground which is unusual. Toilet/shower block was modern.

    Disliked: 

    Only three womens toilets for the whole of the campsite. There was only three showers for woman too and the hot water was very hit and miss. There was no hot water to wash up in and only three sinks. The only drinking water was at one of the three sinks.

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Lovely campsite, really enjoyed our stay. 29/08/2017

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

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

    Having campfires, buying wood on site. Friendly helpful staff. Large area to choose where to set up camp. Good location.

    Disliked: 

    Nowhere to put clothes in shower. showers could be cleaner and have temp control but overall were fine.

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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.

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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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