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- Peaceful farm site near the North Downs
- Less than an hour from London
- Campfires allowed: buy farm produce to cook
'It’s not proper camping unless there’s a campfire,' as Prometheus said when he nicked Zeus’s fire for a singalong with some tent-dwelling ancient Greeks. The flame-loving trickster would have approved of Etherley Farm, where campers are free to get their embers blazing without reprimand (poor old Prometheus suffered a rather harsh punishment for his fireiness).
Caravans, campervans and tents are all welcome, with a free choice of location within the roomy field. The site has basic facilities including water, individual showers and a toilet block, but no electric hook-ups.
Although the poultry farm at Etherley isn't open to visitors, it's a different matter for guests, who can bag some of its mouthwatering produce for their barbie: chicken, burgers and sausages are all on sale (just drop the owners a line stating what you’d like when you book). Campers can also purchase wood for their fire on site.
Open from 01/04/2017 to 31/10/2017
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on one pitch.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Pleasant woodland nearby.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Gatwick Airport: North Terminal Coach Stops — 9.0 miles
9.0 miles Gatwick Airport: South Terminal Coach Stops — 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Guildford: Park Barn Egerton Rd Coach Stop — 11.0 miles
- Train stations
Ockley Rail Station — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Holmwood Rail Station — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Gomshall Rail Station — 4.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 15.5 miles
15.5 miles Shepperton Ferry Landing — 15.6 miles
15.6 miles Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 16.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 9.6 miles
9.6 miles London Gatwick Airport — 9.6 miles
Take the Abinger Road from Ockley Road (Etherley Hill) - we are the first farm on the left. The campsite is on the right and is marked at the end of the farm track. Sign in on arrival at the produce outlet where logs and some of our poultry produce can be bought.
There are some lovely foodie pubs very close to the site, and the area is great for walking: the sweeping views of the North Downs from Box Hill, six miles from the site, are not to be missed.
Guests who want to keep things local can visit the nearby National Trust property of Polesden Lacey, or take a tour of the country’s biggest vineyard. Those prepared to venture a little further will find a vast number of attractions and activities across Surrey and in London (a 50 minute train journey from Dorking).
- Denbies Wine Estate (6.3 miles)
- Polesden Lacey (6.6 miles)
- Fishers Adventure Farm Park (10.3 miles)
- Polesden Lacey (6.5 miles)
- Box Hill (6.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.