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Hale Farm Campsite

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General

  • Working farm at the head of the Cuckmere Valley on the Weald Way
  • Sausages, bacon and free-range eggs available on site
  • Near Drusillas Park, Knock Hatch Adventure Park and the South Downs

Hale Farm is a working, family-run farm in Sussex. Situated on the Weald Way at the head of the Cuckmere Valley, it is the perfect location for exploring the South Downs National Park, the High Weald and the Sunshine Coast by car, bicycle or on foot. There are two excellent pubs and a village shop all within walking distance from the campsite.

It offfers spacious camping with no set pitches in the beautiful countryside. New compost toilets and hot showers are now available on-site. Campfires are welcomed in pre-digged fire-pits and we have logs and kindling for sale at a small extra cost. Families are very welcome.

Enjoy visiting the farm's donkeys, pedigree flocks of Lleyn and Ryeland sheep, pygmy goats, the sweet ponies Tilly and Ted, free-range chickens, geese and ducks during your stay. They offer daily visits to meet and feed all the animals and have produce available to buy so you can enjoy sausages and free range eggs for breakfast.

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


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9.6

Overall rating based on 67 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Great site, interesting but clean facilities. Lovely location 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Spencer W. Confirmed

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

    The farm owners are super friendly, particularly Scott who was happy to help with any request we had. The daily delivery of bacon, eggs and firewood is great! The field was big, and even though they were 'at capacity' there was still ample space for kids to run around and no one was camping on top each other.

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Lovely site with large, well maintained level pitches 15/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Large pitches, eco friendly, fire pits available

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Loved the whole campsite and the staff. Wood was cheap ... 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hayley_p143058 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved the whole campsite and the staff. Wood was cheap to buy, toilets and showers clean with hot water. Lovely walks around the site and two local pubs near, would deffinatly be coming back to stay.

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Lovely setting, hot water, not too crowded, feeding time for ... 11/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely setting, hot water, not too crowded, feeding time for the farm animals

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    Nothing

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Good facilities, quiet, not too crowded 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susanne L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Family friendly

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Great stay. We will be back next year 23/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lots of space(mid week we were the only ones there)...clean facilities...the farm for the kids...very friendly owners

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Great place to go to relax. 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom IAN R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loads of space, "pitches" are spread out over the field each with a fire pit.
    Wood on sale. Relaxing, friendly. Back to basics.

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Friendly welcome, beautiful flowery field and nice surroundings 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: France Christopher M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly welcome, beautiful flowery field and nice surroundings

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Basic facilities but very clean and organised. Easy to get ... 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom William C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Basic facilities but very clean and organised.
    Easy to get to, with many local amenities (pub, petrol station) but feels very rural.
    Fresh eggs sold in the morning.

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Brilliant back to basics family campsite. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom amanda_w113410 Confirmed

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

    Friendly and welcoming owners.
    Tastiest eggs, bacon and sausages available on site.
    Individual fire pits with very reasonably priced packs available from the owner with everything contained.
    Farm animals for the children to visit.
    Small but spacious site. The field was perfect for giving the children a bit of freedom to roam but it was really easy to keep an eye on them.
    Facilities were very clean and well maintained.
    Lots of things to do nearby.
    Waking up to birdsong and sheep every morning!
    We were very lucky with the weather but we have been telling lots of friends about this brilliant campsite since we returned - a true gem.

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    No light at night in the toilets, showers and washing up areas.

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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

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups 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

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Scrapers Hill, Hale Green, Chiddingly, East Sussex, England, BN8 6HQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9068°N 0.2091°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Golden Cross (East Sussex): Coach Stop — 1.6 miles
Hailsham Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Polegate Coach Station — 6.3 miles
Train stations
Berwick (Sussex) Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Polegate Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Uckfield Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 10.5 miles
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 22.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 23.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 23.7 miles

Directions


From the A22 turn north at the Esso garage in Golden Cross and continue to Muddles Green. In Muddles Green turn right and after 300 yards turn left into Scrapers Hill. Proceed along this for about 2/3 of a mile and Hale Farm is on the right-hand side.

From Horam take the road South to Eastbourne. After about 1/2 mile turn right just before the May Garland Pub. After 3/4 mile turn right again in front of a converted last house,signposted Chiddingly. After about 1.5 miles Hale Farm can be found on the left-hand side.

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

Drusillas Park and Knock Hatch Adventure Park are close by, as well as the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum.

For nature lovers there is the Arlington Reservoir, Long Man of Wilmington, the South Downs National Park and the Ashdown Llama Park. There are also several farms such as Blackberry Farm, Spring Barn Farm, the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare and Farley Farm House - home of the surrealists.

Some other attractions in the area are the Mohair Centre, the Weald Way and Cuckoo Trail, Michelham Priory, Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory Science Centre, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park and Lewes Castle.

Must see

  • Drusillas Park (6.1 miles)
  • Alfriston Clergy House (7.3 miles)
  • Batemans (9.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Alfriston Clergy House (7.3 miles)
  • Bateman's (9.3 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:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Hale Farm Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Hale Farm Campsite will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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