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Hastingford Fishery

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Hastingford Fishery: Drone view of top and bottom fishing lakes, Carp and Roach huts (photo added by manager on 26/08/2023)

General

  • Scenic and peaceful adults-only fishery site in the High Weald
  • A 20-minute drive from Tunbridge Wells and 30 minutes from Lewes
  • Fishing lakes, wild swimming and nature paths on site

Angling for a peaceful holiday without kids underfoot? Ramble along to Hastingford Fishery, an adults-only shepherd's hut site set in a scenic lakeside setting less than five minutes’ drive from the East Sussex village of Hadlow Down and 20 minutes from Royal Tunbridge Wells.

This site should suit fishing fans down to the ground. It’s got several fishing lakes to choose from, so settle down on the banks with rod in hand and while away a few hours (or days) in quiet contemplation, waiting for something to bite. But please note, the site asks anyone fishing to only use barbless hooks, and for fish to be returned to the lake quickly after being caught.

Not the fishing type? All sorts are welcome here and there’s plenty to entertain in a leisurely fashion: paths wind around the lakes and (as this is the High Weald) through the countryside, there are spectacular views towards the South Downs National Park from the top lake. A spring-fed lake is on site too to cool off in with some wild swimming.

When it comes to time for eats, pick up supplies from the supermarkets in Uckfield, Heathfield or Crowborough or take a drive to Buxted for some posh pub food (it'll take about 10 minutes to drive to any of these).

Please note

Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Guests staying in the shepherd’s hut must park vehicles in the designated area, however, an exception is made for guests who require disabled parking.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

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Amazing place to stay with friendly owners.27/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCoral R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Roach shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stayed in the Roach Shepards hut, which was over looking the lake. It was spotlessly clean. The owners Geraldine and Mark were very welcoming and friendly. We thought the welcome pack - warm croissants, bread, eggs, juice and milk was great. It was so tranquil sitting on the deck watching the wildlife. We will definitely return as I didn't want to leave.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike at all.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for a lovely review. We do try to give our guests a nice experience!! Sharing our special place with appreciative guests makes it all worth while.

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Gem of a Place!!!21/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin G.Confirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    Had a fantastic 5 night stay in the Carp Hut! The hut and private shower room, small walk away, were immaculate; as was the flushable portaloo next to the hut for those caught short moments. The hut is very well kitted out and cosy; I slept really well and I'm 6ft 2"! I had no issue's with WiFi, mobile (EE) connection, and TV reception that were good for all my requirement's.
    Everyone at the fishery is absolutely lovely and couldn't have been any more helpful!
    Arriving by bicycle, with plan's to circumnavigate the area with rides planned each day that were thwarted by the very strong winds and bad weather, staff helped by providing a lift to get provisions and picking up essentials (chocolate) later in my stay, as the road's were deemed a little unsafe to cycle!
    Despite this, the grounds of the fishery provided for a really peaceful stay. The wildlife is amazing, from speaking with the duck's, visit's to the bird feeder from the Woodpecker's and Tit's, and stunning aerial displays's from the Kingfisher's to mention a few!
    This place is a gem and I wouldn't hesitate to book; especially for the cyclist's out there. It's a great base for jumping onto numerous route's in the area. But beware there are some hill's and you'll have to put the mile's in! I will definitely consider staying again to tackle those hill's! Lastly, thank you so much again for your hospitality Geraldine, Mark, Hilda and Trish; and a big woof to Jade!!!

    Disliked: 

    Cafetière/coffee press not big enough for my unhealthy addiction!!!

From the manager...

So pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you again. thank you so much for all the lovely photos and video, I'll be using some! We will ensure you have a larger coffee maker next time!

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Such a lovely place, the second time we stayed at …29/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDana O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Roach shepherd's hut
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    Such a lovely place, the second time we stayed at the fishery. Such gorgeous surroundings and the loveliest people running it. Always there to help with anything we needed, not that we needed for much as so much was provided. We will be back for sure! Thanks guys x

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!

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Thank you Dana, so nice to have you back!!

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Great location, lovely people, hut really clean with everything you …22/05/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPAUL S.Confirmed

  • Roach shepherd's hut
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    Great location, lovely people, hut really clean with everything you could need. We will be going back!

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So pleased you liked it here! Makes it all worthwhile!

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almost everything19/04/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColin H.Confirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    almost everything

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thank you for a 10! Hopw we see you again! What would make the 'almost', perfect??

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Excellent facilities with really friendly staff20/03/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenny Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Roach shepherd's hut
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    Loved how peaceful and safe it was

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very happy you enjoyed your stay, thank you for a great review.

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Everything is as described. The carp hut was soooo cosy …06/03/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGodfrey o.Confirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    Everything is as described. The carp hut was soooo cosy and warm and the whole location is very peaceful. You don't hear any vehicles - at all! We received a basket of warm rolls and croissant on arrival which was a nice touch and all the hosts were really helpful and accommodating.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. We will definitely go back again.

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So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you.

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A Hidden Gem04/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart G.Confirmed

  • Roach shepherd's hut
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    I stayed here for three nights for a spot of fishing. I was warmly welcomed by the hosts along with hot bread & croissants. Peter was the perfect host and knowledgeable on the fishing of the lakes which are full of various species.
    Very peaceful & plenty of wildlife to watch whilst casting a line.
    Accommodation was exceptional, very clean and all the things you could possibly need along with extras of milk, juice and eggs.
    Toilets/showers also clean and well maintained.
    I'll be back with my partner and the Top Lake will be my destination next time around.
    Thanks for making my stay peaceful and enjoyable and the Sausages went down a treat, thank you.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you so much for a perfect review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Mark (my brother) was being incognito as Peter I think!!

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We had a wonderful three night stay in the Perch …23/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPearl K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    We had a wonderful three night stay in the Perch Shepherds Hut . The hut is beautifully appointed and immaculately clean as is the whole site.
    The sun had is hat on for the entire stay allowing us to enjoy the views over the lake and beyond.
    We enjoyed a touch of fishing on the well stocked lake and relaxing in the peace and quiet of the surroundings.
    Laying in bed in the morning drinking a cuppa, we watched a variety of birds including a woodpecker visit the feeder .
    Mark and Geraldine are extremely friendly and deservedly proud of what they have achieved.
    We plan to go back!

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home!

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Great place to stay. I really enjoyed staying here, relaxing …23/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    Great place to stay. I really enjoyed staying here, relaxing and I would def come back.

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Thank you for rating us 10, we really appreciate it. Hope you'll visit again.
Geraldine

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Location

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  • Hastingford Lane, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, England, TN22 4DY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.0164°N 0.1709°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 4.7 miles
School Lane — 5.2 miles
School Lane — 5.2 miles
Train stations
Crowborough Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Buxted Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Uckfield Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 16.4 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 17.5 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 17.5 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 18.2 miles

Directions


Buxted (Pig and Butcher pub) is the nearest bus stop (on the 28 or 29 from Brighton or Tunbridge Wells). Site staff can arrange pick up/drop off during daylight hours for a small charge.

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

Active guests may want to strap on walking boots and head off on explores of the South Downs National Park, 25 minutes’ drive from base. It’s a top spot for hikes, bikes, rides and rambles, and is also an International Dark Sky Reserve for those who are keen enough on stargazing to opt for an after-dark visit.

If the South Downs is too sprawling to appeal, make tracks instead for Ashdown Forest, the original Hundred Acre Wood (actually 500 acres), to wander the paths that inspired AA Milne to create Winnie the Pooh. Be sure to gather up lots of sticks along the way... one is never too old for a game of Pooh Sticks.

There’s plenty of tamer nature within easy reach too, as gardens at Sheffield Park, Borde Hill, Nymans, Wakehurst and Herstmonceux Castle are all within 45 minutes of the site, and Leonardslee – with its Wallabies, dolls' house museum, afternoon tea, and wine, chocolate and cheese tastings – is under an hour away.

When a more urban experience beckons, a 20-minute drive brings guests as far as Tunbridge Wells, where shopping in the Georgian Pantiles, digging around museums and taking a sip at Chalybeate Spring are highly recommended. It’s 30 minutes to visit the medieval castle, Museum of Sussex Archaeology and Anne of Cleves House in Lewes, Brighton is 25 miles away if seaside days appeal, and it’s just over an hour to London on the train from Crowborough, 10 minutes away.

Must see

  • Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (7.0 miles)
  • Sheffield Park Garden (7.1 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (7.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (7.1 miles)
  • Bateman's (9.2 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Hastingford Fishery cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days 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. Hastingford Fishery will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Hastingford Fishery have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Hastingford Fishery dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hastingford Fishery? Active guests may want to strap on walking boots and head off on explores of the South Downs National Park, 25 minutes’ drive from base. It’s a top spot for hikes, bikes, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hastingford Fishery?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hastingford Fishery? From £85 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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Additional terms

Guests staying in the shepherd’s hut must park vehicles in the designated area, however, an exception is made for guests who require disabled parking.

Coarse fishing is available in nearby lakes. Fishers must hold a current licence, and strict rules apply.

Wild swimming incurs an extra charge.

Please let the site know in the 'Special requests' box whether you'd like your warm rolls and croissants on arrival or the next morning.

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