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The Firs Fishery and Campsite

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The Firs Fishery and Campsite: Around the site

General

  • Quiet, well-maintained adults-only site in Shadoxhurst
  • A 30-minute drive from Dungeness, Rye and Winchelsea
  • Well-stocked on-site fishing lake with roach, rudd and perch

Planning an upcoming Kentish kid-free caper? With five acres of woodland, field and lake to its name, The Firs Fishery and Campsite covers more than a few bases. Green surrounds? Check. Low levels of light pollution? Absolutely. Quiet adults-only site? Indeed. Oh, and here's something to reel you in – this place has a fishing lake for the exclusive use of guests. 

This site may be in a rural spot, but this is far from the back of beyond. The village of Shadoxhurst is about a mile away (that's a 20-minute stroll through country lanes if you fancy stretching your legs), with a medieval chapel and top-rated local pub to its name. Looking for big-city fashion without leaving the countryside? Ashford designer outlet is under a quarter of an hour's drive away. The Kent coast is also close at hand, with seaside towns like Dungeness, Rye and Winchelsea all reachable in around half an hour. 

Back at base, plenty of space for dog exercise means a warm welcome for four-legged companions. Keep your eyes peeled for animals of the wild variety, too: one of the lakes on site has been given over to nature, and friendly waterfowl are known to waddle over the grass from time to time. For food, outdoor cookouts are on the cards as long as your barbecue is raised off the ground (you can also prebook a firepit but please don't bring your own along).

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

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


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 77 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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Had a fantastic stay me and my partner enjoyed it all!15/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsammilee t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    waking up to the sound of birds!
    The ducks 😍
    Saving the owner from falling in the lake😂
    Thank you for a lovely stay will defo be coming back!

    Disliked: 

    N/a

From the manager...

Lovely girls, and strong to pull me up the bank... so funny!!!! Thanks and come see us again, Stuart

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Everything I needed for a one night stay. Toilet was spotlessly clean.09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGeorgie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic owners who couldn’t do enough to make me feel welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks George (Lady) for your comments, it was nice to meet you, although we did expect a man lol
Hope to see you again.....

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Amazing site - owners are so friendly and area is well kept29/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ease of access, fire, nature, animals

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!!

From the manager...

Thanks Amanda. nice to see you again and look forward to you coming again next year, all the best
Stuart

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The most wonderful hosts and surrounded by peaceful surroundings ☺️23/08/2021

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

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

    Wonder Hosts, Peaceful Site, Lovely Fire Pit

    Disliked: 

    No shower

From the manager...

Thanks for your review, although disappointed you marked us down for accommodation (it was your Campervan) We clearly state no showers.
Some nice other comments though, hope you re visit.

Stuart

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Beautiful place, clean, peaceful, 2 beautiful lakes, lovely woodland walk …17/08/2021

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

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

    Beautiful place, clean, peaceful, 2 beautiful lakes, lovely woodland walk to village and pub. Friendly hosts. Little piece of heaven.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks Pat, hope you come again, next year?
Stuart

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A VERY FRINDLEY WELCOM NICE CLEAN SITE A PLEASENT PLACE …16/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTrevor L.Confirmed

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

    A VERY FRINDLEY WELCOM NICE CLEAN SITE A PLEASENT PLACE TO STAY LOTS OF LOCAL WILDLIFE TO SEE AND HEAR.

    Disliked: 

    NONE

From the manager...

Thanks for your visit and review, hope you come again next year?
Stuart

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Hidden treasure16/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarina G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This place is a hidden treasure. The hosts were so welcoming from the minute we arrived until we left. The facilities are spotless and well situated. As novice campers this was a perfect first choice. Whilst one of us enjoyed the fishing, the other enjoyed the beautiful local walks. Thank you so much Stuart and Margaret for making our stay such a pleasure. x

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike about this place.

From the manager...

Thanks for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure having you on site, hope you come again next year?
Stuart x

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You must stay here at least once. It will cleanse your soul16/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything! Total slice of heaven. It was tranquil and beautiful. Spent our days watching the dragonflies,fish,ducks,ground hens,goats and butterflies and our nights watching the stars. Their is no light pollution so the night sky sprang to life in front of our eyes. The owners were a lovely friendly couple. Who popped by for a chat then left you to your own devices. Plenty of stunning ancient woodlands and open fields. Apart from water and a toilet. This is an off grid site. Dog friendly & Back to nature. Pub and village are a short walk away.

    Disliked: 

    Having to come home 🥺🥺🥺

From the manager...

Thanks Donna, and such great photographs, glad Lee enjoyed his fishing, and he did well, see you next year we hope,
Stuart

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Quite site with footpath running down the side. Easy walk …14/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompeter h.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quite site with footpath running down the side. Easy walk to the pub. Handy for the coast. Lovely friendly owners.

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From the manager...

Thanks Peter great to see you. You are the most local ever visitor... 1000 meters maybe?
All the best
Stuart

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Well maintained site , perfect for a relaxing weekend, with friends08/08/2021

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

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

    The warm welcome and friendly atmosphere

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Glad you had a good time, a wet weekend helped by your cocktails maybe?

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

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

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Nickley Wood Road, Shadoxhurst, Kent, England, TN26 1LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0962°N 0.8285°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Park Street — 4.2 miles
Tesco Crooksfoot — 4.7 miles
Tesco Crooksfoot — 4.7 miles
Train stations
Ham Street Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Ashford International Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Appledore (Kent) Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 12.6 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 21.2 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 21.8 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 10.8 miles
Kent International Airport — 28.8 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

There's a reason Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', you know: this part of the world is home to well-kept man-made landscapes and vistas of rolling farmland. Fans of the former may well appreciate teeing off at the local golf club (10 minutes' drive) or heading down to the Royal Military Canal (10 minutes) for bike rides along the water's edge. Rural ramblers, meanwhile, should check out the four-mile Wye Downs circular walk (25 minutes).

If you'd like to make friends with some cute farm animals on your rural break, pay a visit to the Rare Breeds Centre (10 minutes). Meanwhile, for a sense of the area's history, stop by at stunning Bodiam Castle (30 minutes) – a proper castle, with a moat to cross and everything.

Like to be beside the seaside? Dungeness' marshland landscape is home to abundant birdlife (pack your binoculars and head to the RSPB reserve to find out more), as well as an old lighthouse and the largest shingle beach in Europe (25 minutes). Head to the two genteel towns of Rye and Winchelsea, meanwhile, for castle ruins, independent book shops and vineyards, or scamper over to the dunes at Camber Sands (all around half an hour's drive).

Must see

  • Ashford Designer Outlet (4.7 miles)
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway (6.5 miles)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (7.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Smallhythe Place (6.9 miles)
  • Lamb House (10.9 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Firs Fishery and Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 Firs Fishery and Campsite 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Firs Fishery and Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Firs Fishery and Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Firs Fishery and Campsite? There's a reason Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', you know: this part of the world is home to well-kept man-made landscapes and vistas of rolling farmland. Fans of the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Firs Fishery and Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Firs Fishery and Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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

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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The fishing lakes are stocked with carp, tench, roach, rudd and perch.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/05 and 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Fishing is charged on site at £12 for the first rod and £8 for the second rod per day. Swims are limited to 10 and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Fishing is available for those with some experience. You must use barbless hooks and bring along a landing net and unhooking mat or you may be refused access to fishing.

All fish must be returned to the water.

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