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Deaks Acres: Peaceful site in the Sussex Weald (photo added by manager on 25/05/2023)

General

  • Quiet family-friendly site on a smallholding in the High Weald
  • Ardingly Reservoir 15 minutes’ drive; Brighton half an hour
  • Firepits, communal kitchen and picnic benches; freshly laid eggs sold

Looking for a site where you can take long strolls with your dog and maybe let the kids interact with farmyard animals? Deaks Acres, a five-minute drive from the West Sussex village of Cuckfield, might just be the place for you.

Just on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this family-friendly site is part of a smallholding with goats, horses and geese, so there’s always a furry (or feathered) creature nearby for your kids to pet or help feed. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be kept on a lead.

Each pitch has its own firepit for cosy campfire evenings; if you’re in the mood for making new friends, there's also an area around a large bonfire for guests to gather and socialise.

For a fabulous breakfast you surely can't beat scrambled eggs made with eggs from the resident hens. The communal field kitchen is the place to cook these – it's also got a barbecue and a washing up area. For other provisions, the petrol station just across the roundabout on the A272 (10 minutes’ walk) has a small shop, and Haywards Heath (five minutes’ drive) has several supermarkets. Of course, you might opt for a cooked meal from a traditional pub, of which there are several in Cuckfield.

There are heaps of walks and bridleways to explore directly from the site, or you can drive to Ardingly Reservoir (15 minutes) for a waterside trail, an activity centre with paddleboards and kayaks, and a dog park you can hire by the half-hour to let your canine buddy run free. For a day at the beach, Brighton is a half hour’s drive away.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Spodding, bait boats, surface fishing, fly fishing, barbed (or micro-barbed), braided lines, uncooked tiger nuts, are not allowed.

A cradle or large padded unhooking mat with high sides and a 42″ landing net is a must if you are fishing in the specimen or pleasure lakes, while normal unhooking mat and a landing net big enough to hold 12lb carp is sufficient on the smaller, match, lake.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Everything! In particular the welcoming campsite owner, Karen who is …30/08/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything! In particular the welcoming campsite owner, Karen who is always so engaging, accommodating and kind and the animals. This is our second visit to Deaks acres and can’t wait to come back next year. Great campsite with, clean and tidy facilities.

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    Nothing to dislike

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Relaxed site with clean facilities and hands on animal experience.30/08/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The site was great for kids and their parents. Our children were able to have fun with the animals on their own whilst close to the camp. The facilities were clean. We were able to choose our own pitches and have car next to tent. Each pitch had its own bench and fire pit. The view was lovely too. Lovely, friendly owners who were great to chat with.

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    The sign to the campsite wasn't very clear.

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The campsite was a very relaxed space. A lot of …11/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPiers M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The campsite was a very relaxed space. A lot of trust in the campers, which was lovely. The animals on site were great, especially if you have young children. As the site is so small you can meet other campers if that is your thing.
    Owners were friendly and provided all that was asked for.

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    Nothing, will definitely be coming back!

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Hidden Gem04/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTed T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    What a wonderful first camping trip as a family, and what a great site. Highly recommend, the location is great, the facilities on site are amazing, the kitchen is a bonus and of course the farm animals are a huge hit with children and adults alike. The hosts are wonderful and really helpful. We would definitely stay again!

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The place was quite small which made it feel safe …03/09/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The place was quite small which made it feel safe and secure. Very friendly atmosphere. Picnic tables and fire pits provided for each pitch. Very clear toilets and shower. Lovely owner who let my children spent most of the time with the animals and help to care for them. It was my first camping but it will definitely not be last.

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Warm friendly home from home, clean facilities, perfect for families29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdaniel d.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Super friendly welcome and frequent chats with owners during stay. Loved the animals but kit the dog was a definite favourite fantastic little hideaway will definitely be back

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A welcoming and family friendly campsite!26/08/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The set up of the campsite was well thought out. It has everything you need and more.
    Showers and toilets were clean.
    The extra touches like the fire pits, picnic tables at each pitch were great.
    Our son really enjoyed visiting the farm area, meeting the kittens, pony and other animals.
    The owners were very approachable and accommodating.
    It’s a little hidden treasure!
    We will definitely be back.

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Excellent well maintained site & friendly owner. Great camping weekend20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved the clean site with well kept maintained pitches. Farm animals made the stay so much fun. My son loved roaming around visiting kittens chickens goats rabbits and pigs!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and great pitches20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRiccardo v.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    great location, great camp sites, great hosts, great weekend

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Lovely peaceful site with animals.03/09/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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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

Picnic table

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Deaks Lane, Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH17 5AS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9971°N 0.1687°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Castle — 2.2 miles
Little Chef — 2.3 miles
Black Lion — 9.1 miles
Train stations
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Wivelsfield Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Burgess Hill Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 17.3 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 28.2 miles
Kingston Town End Pier — 28.9 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 11.0 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 11.0 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 11.3 miles

Directions


From the A272 in Ansty, drive north up Deaks Lane and continue past Hoads Farm up the hill - please do not go down to Hoads Farm. Drive for 1.1 miles, up the hill past the vineyard on left and then down through a steep wooded lane which passes over a bridge. Continue up the hill to the public footpath. There is a sign for High Weald, where you should turn left. The site is on the left. Please drive up the lane for around 200 metres. The gate to the site is on the left just before top of the hill. It is signposted.

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

A partially ruined Victorian mansion makes an atmospheric backdrop to the gardens at National Trust - Nymans (10 minutes’ drive). You can stroll along colourful borders filled with geraniums, sunflowers and dahlias, admire the hydrangeas on the main lawn or stroll through the shaded woods.

Check out World War II aircraft at the Wings Aviation Museum (15 minutes), housed in a hangar-style structure. In addition to fighters and bombers, there are displays illustrating the Battle of Britain, The Blitz (including a real shelter) and D-Day.

You can book private experiences with raptors at Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens (20 minutes), from to a day (or half-day) learning about and flying a range of birds, including owls and falcons, to a walk with a hawk. After that excitement, you can relax by the pond in the vibrant gardens and check out the tropical plant collection.

Must see

  • Nymans (3.9 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (6.1 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (7.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Nymans (3.9 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (6.1 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:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Deaks Acres cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Deaks Acres on arrival.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Deaks Acres have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Deaks Acres dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Deaks Acres? A partially ruined Victorian mansion makes an atmospheric backdrop to the gardens at National Trust - Nymans (10 minutes’ drive). You can stroll along colourful borders filled with geraniums, sunflowers and dahlias, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Deaks Acres?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Deaks Acres? From £24 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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Spodding, bait boats, surface fishing, fly fishing, barbed (or micro-barbed), braided lines, uncooked tiger nuts, are not allowed.

A cradle or large padded unhooking mat with high sides and a 42″ landing net is a must if you are fishing in the specimen or pleasure lakes, while normal unhooking mat and a landing net big enough to hold 12lb carp is sufficient on the smaller, match, lake.

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