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Hastingford Fishery: Breakfast Alfresco

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 site 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

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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9.8

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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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Very good adult only site, great for fishing, chilling & switching off16/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    Accommodation, fishing, location, scenery, the peace and quiet. Geraldine and Mark friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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EXCELLENT!! Greeted by Mark on arrival - wonderful warm and …27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire B.Confirmed

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    EXCELLENT!! Greeted by Mark on arrival - wonderful warm and friendly. Showed around the site and everything explained. Mark was a wonderful help throughout our stay and could not do ENOUGH for us - helped with the fishing which was exceptional (and we caught species we've never seen before!).

    What a place - if you want tranquility and away from the daily grind this is the place to be. We stayed in CARP shepherd's hut and it had absolutely everything your heart could desire - all the little touches had been well thought through and the fridge stocked with fresh milk, eggs and butter and croissants and warm bread!! Just lovely.

    We felt like we had really recharged our batteries on leaving - the facilities were spotless and the CARP shower hut and toilet (which is separate to the hut) were immaculate and so very clean and warm. If you don't go en-suite this is still a great option :)

    We will most definitely be returning - we felt very welcomed by Mark and Geri (exceptional hosts) even down to offering to take us to the local pub when we could not find a taxi!! Above and beyond the call of duty, thanks so much! Although in the end we got a wonderful Chinese takeaway the offer was there and much appreciated.

    All we can say is - GO GO GO! This is a place where you can rest and relax in stunning serene surroundings and the hosts cannot do enough for you!

    See you again soon - and thanks for everything again a real pleasure meeting you all and staying in your beautiful grounds and shepherd's hut.

    All the best,

    Claire and Anita x

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely NOTHING to dislike!

From the manager...

What a wonderful review, thank you so much! We just love sharing our beautiful space with people who enjoy and appreciate what we have here!

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Its perfect!08/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher H.Confirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    This fishery is in a really beautiful setting for a peaceful and relaxing stay. Our accommodation was a very comfortable Shepherds Hut, right on the lake. Thoughtfully equipped for everything needed for our stay. Mark and Geraldine gave us a very warm welcome they are extremely helpful and Mark was on hand to provide help & support for my novice coarse fishing husband, Mark graciously guided him to catch some pretty impressive Carp! Lovely area for walks and a big field to let our dog run off the lead. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay we will definitely be returning.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for a lovely review. It's nice to share our space with like minded guests! We look forward to your return visit. Gx

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The perfect location for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty04/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIsaac T.Confirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    The place is perfect in every aspect for those seeking tranquility whilst being immersed in a natural surrounding.

    • The host were very hospitable and accommodating during our stay
    • The Carp Hut has pleasant facilities (log burner, cooking equipment, toilet,
    bed, outdoor seating/dining etc)
    • Plenty of amenities within appropriate distance and information is provided by
    the hosts or within the welcome package
    • Pleasant washing facilities with warm water
    • The site is with delivery distance of local takeaways

    Overall it is an excellent site with amazing hosts

    Thank you

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Our second visit. We loved it so much first time , we went back.18/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebbie H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    The shepherds huts are honestly so lovely complete with everything you need to make your stay memorable. The lakes are full of fish which we thoroughly enjoyed fishing and the scenery is just stunning. The owners Mark and Geraldine are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. Been twice now and looking to go back again. Peace, tranquility a real hidden Gem! 😃 Derek and Debbie

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Warm Welcome14/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid K.Confirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    The Shepherd's hut was fitted out to a high standard and we were surprised with just how much you can get in one of these.
    Truly exceeded our expectations.
    We were warmly greeted by Geraldine and Mark who ensured that all our needs were catered for including fresh bread rolls and croissants on our arrival, this was a really lovely touch.
    WIFI reception, TV, Heating were all excellent.
    Managed to catch a couple of fairly decent sized healthy looking carp too.
    We have booked our second stay already.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Super guests, thank you for choosing us!!

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The location is fantastic, the owners went above and beyond …02/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    The location is fantastic, the owners went above and beyond with lovely bread , croisants and drinks on arrival. The site was spotless and the shepherds hut was too. Lovely comfortable bed and crisp sheets , just fantastic! Own decking over looking the lake , Bbq and everything you need. Very well thought out . Highly recommend and will most certainely be returning .

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    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and for leaving it in great condition, It gives us great pleasure to share our fabulous property with appreciative guests...!

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What a fantastic place! We stayed in a Shepherds hut …19/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Carp shepherd's hut
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    What a fantastic place!
    We stayed in a Shepherds hut and it was so clean, comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Mark and Geraldine really had thought of everything, to make our stay very enjoyable.
    Will 100% be returning and would highly recommend it.
    Our 2 dogs loved it too, and it was great to have a huge fenced in field that they could have a good run about in.

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    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for a super review. We really like to make our guests as happy and comfortable as possible. Look forward to hosting you and your 2 enthusiastic doggies again...

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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

Portaloo

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

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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


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:  2:30 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

Cash

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:  2:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • 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. Check prices and availability

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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.

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