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Debden House Campsite

7.8

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General

  • Spacious 50-acre campsite bordered by Epping Forest
  • Three golf courses within 10 minutes' drive; Lee Valley 15 minutes
  • Half an hour's walk from the London Underground (Central Line)

Epping Forest – 6,000 acres of green trees, woodland trails and hidden wildlife havens. It's a rather good place to camp in anyone's book, and Debden House Campsite, right in the middle of it all, is a top spot for an alfresco getaway close to central London.

If you're wanting to get into town, or are planning on coming here without a car, you can get to the London Underground in about half an hour's walk. But don't just head into the big city every day you're here, even if you're planning an urban-based break – the area has been described as a hidden gem by many guests due to its natural scenery, with all the wildlife of Epping Forest easily accessible on foot.

This is a spacious spot, with 50 acres of land stretching over seven fields (four of which are suitable for fires). Debden House Campsite welcomes one-night stays, longer stints, youth groups and organised events.

The facilities include a shower block, toilets, a utility room, a coin-operated laundry and a vending machine selling cold drinks; wood is also available to buy. As part of Debden House Campsite's commitment to the environment, guests are asked to make use of the recycling points dotted around the pitching fields.

This is a very safe and laidback site, with an on-site security team on call overnight for added peace of mind.


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7.8

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

67% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

  67% described as Forest ?

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Views, nature and grass30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalgorzata S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views, nature and grass

    Disliked: 

    Noise neighbours

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Space around the tent pitch was good and open. Clean …25/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Space around the tent pitch was good and open. Clean toilet facilities

    Disliked: 

    Fire pits unsafe. Toilets far away from pitches when camping with young children. Grounds to get into the campsite are rough and caused damage to cars!
    No activities/play provision for children.

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The facilities was clean and well looked after15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Amazing time at Debden house the staff at reception was so lovely really got our stay of to a great start and everything was tops from there thank you for a great time

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Big plots that felt private. Clean facilities14/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big plots that felt private. Clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Loud music at night

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We really enjoyed the stay. Will definitely come back!12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nature, big space, family with children

    Disliked: 

    Wish there was another shower spot close to us. We had to walk 10 min to the shower.

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Anonymous user

Facilities a long walk from pitch09/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Rude at book in. Not helpful pitch on a slope so kept rolling out of bed. And unbelievable they where permitting open fires in this weather was really worried in the middle of a forest 😡

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Loved my stay05/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities were clean, pitch was spacious and the staff were friendly

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Obviously would not book again02/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDee W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
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  • Liked: 

    Can't comment - location looked ok

    Disliked: 

    We booked 2 nights but after check in decided to stay somewhere else.

    Check in chaotic. People arguing at the kiosk with staff basically saying nothing they could do. Sounded like they did but couldn't be bothered.

    Barrier closes after 10pm so you have no means of getting in and out after that time - you are locked in. I was not comfortable with that.

    Asked if my son who lives nearby could pop in to give us a hand with setting up - been told that he could not. But he could next day ? But not on the day of arrival.We traveled 7 hrs to see our son and he was not allowed to come on site. He wasn't intending of staying we just wanted to spend some time together.

    Just everything about this site seem dodgy. Cash only. Unhelpful. Unwelcoming. 2 young lads on reception bored of their jobs with zero customer service skills. Took the cash gave us wrist bands - and not even told us where to set up.

    We travel a lot. This has never happend to us.

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Overall we enjoyed our weekend here, everything was to standard01/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLacey E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The showers and toilets were clean, the atmosphere was calm and welcoming. We like that we could have a camp fire in the evening.

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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Everything, the staff was amazing and it’s definitely worth the …25/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShaydon M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything, the staff was amazing and it’s definitely worth the money.

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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

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

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Debden Green, Loughton, Essex, England, IG10 2NZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.6641°N 0.0779°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Romford Market — 7.3 miles
Romford Market — 7.3 miles
Bus Station — 7.4 miles
Train stations
Chingford Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Enfield Lock Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Brimsdown Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Ferry ports
East India Pier — 11.4 miles
Woolwich Ferry North Pier — 11.5 miles
North Greenwich Pier — 11.6 miles
Airports
London City Airport — 11.1 miles
London Stansted Airport — 17.5 miles
Biggin Hill Airport — 23.0 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

Set off into the forest beloved by William Morris in search of wildlife, or scout out more manicured landscapes at one of the three top-rated golf clubs that can be reached within a 10-minute drive. For more outdoor activities, head north to the Lee Valley White Water Centre (15 minutes), or for an activity that doesn't require a set of dry clothes look at what's on just down the road at River Lee Country Park (20 minutes).

For history, you're close to the Royal Gunpowder Mills (10 minutes), a great place for family outings where you can spend hours learning about gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants. Other popular kid-pleasing options in the local area include Paradise Wildlife Park (30 minutes), which is full of colourful creatures, and Canvey Island (50 minutes), where you can let the little ones run around on the sand.

With the Central Line roughly a mile and a half away, it's also easy to get into the middle of London: St Paul's Cathedral can be driven to in about an hour, but it's quicker on the Tube, with journeys typically taking about 30 minutes once you've boarded a train.

Must see

  • Lee Valley Regional Park (3.5 miles)
  • Discover (9.2 miles)
  • Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green (11.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Eastbury Manor House (9.0 miles)
  • Sutton House (9.8 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:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Debden House Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Debden House Campsite on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Debden House Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Debden House Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Debden House Campsite? Set off into the forest beloved by William Morris in search of wildlife, or scout out more manicured landscapes at one of the three top-rated golf clubs that can be reached within … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Debden House Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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