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8.9
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General

  • Quiet campsite in the High Weald
  • Scenic views of the surrounding area
  • Discover the woods nearby

Is back-to-basics camping the sort of under-canvas hol that has you hooked? Then we reckon you'd like to get your claws into a stay at peaceful and popular Hook Farm near Haywards Heath in West Sussex.

This is 'back-to-basics fun camping in its truest sense,' say the Hook Farm owners… and in a most enviable location too, say we, as the farm is in a secluded and grippingly scenic setting in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The camping area is on the south-facing valley of the farm covering over 20 acres of grassland with small woodland copses dotted about, carefully designed to have a minimal impact on the environment and landscape, with no permanent buildings and no main roads (cattle graze the site in the winter months too).

Pitches are grass and a pick of some with smashing views over the valley and some surrounded by the small woodland copses dotted about the campsite.

The campsite facilities include (very clean) loos and cold running water but no showers; as the owners say, those looking for state-of-the-art facilities might not find Hook Farm the site for them.

But if you're looking for friendly countryside camping done old school, with heaps of space, campfires allowed and plenty of room for the kids to run safely around? We're fairly sure Hook Farm will lure you in.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Hook Farm is back-to-basics fun camping, so please note that the campsite is very much an 'in the fields' experience with cold running water and no shower facilities.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 89 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent green site, clean and suitable for young families 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom BENJAMIN M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Welcoming host and spacious campsite.

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Have booked for further stay here 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ANDREW M. Confirmed

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

    Open airy space. Gloriously quiet in the morning

    Disliked: 

    Ground is mostly sloping. Makes using the toilets a bit of a challenge if you are not fully awake

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Perfect night away just what we needed enough room to be unsociable 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing! We will be going again asap with our 4 children next time. Lovely campsite and bonus that we could have a fire going and left alone to do our own thing

    Disliked: 

    Toilets leaned backwards a little, nerv racking after a new gins but all fun

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Lovely site very much back to nature. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Wild camping, beautiful countryside, clean toilets, quite as no music aloud which we liked.

    Disliked: 

    Unsure what to do with rubbish so drove home with 2 bin liners full.

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I definitely recommend this place 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lenka K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    quite place with fire pits ideal for families and friends

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Excellent site, freedom for kids, friendly staff. 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sapphiresmith Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Pitching wherever we chose.
    Campfires allowed.
    Woods available for kids to play in.
    Peaceful and left alone.
    Easy check in at any time and can leave at any time, so no rushing on the last day.
    Portaloos could have been better in my view, although deal-able with for just the weekend.

    Disliked: 

    A little hilly.
    Grass was really long in places.
    Road in and out a bit tricky to navigate for nervous drivers!

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Excellent site for a great back to basics experience 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Erin T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Wonderfully remote and true back to basics campsite. The communication with the staff was incredible and they made us feel very very welcome.

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Beautiful, peaceful back to basics site 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Siobhan C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The campsite was really pretty and peaceful. Even though it had rained quite hard that day, it drained quickly. Logs and kindling for sale, which was helpful, and we had a fire pit near our pitch. Toilets were clean, and the farmer came round a couple of times while we were there to check them and make sure there was loo roll.

    Disliked: 

    I guess it must be a bit hard for them to manage, but bins on site would have been nice - taking rubbish with you is a bit annoying when you're going out for the day. It's also worth mentioning that the site has a no music policy.

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Excellent back to basics campsite with wonderful staff 06/08/2017

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  • Liked: 

    The campsite was exactly as advertised and as we expected - back to basics camping, in nature, surrounded by fields and trees.

    The communication with the owners of the site was fantastic, and they were very prompt with their replies, which were always very informative.

    When we arrived, Sam met us along the road and offered to drive us the rest of the way (as we'd walked from Haywards Heath), we decided to continue walking but he met us at the site and sold us firewood and kindling. The next morning, his father came by and gave us a lift to Ardingly, cutting our return walk back to Haywards Heath by at least an hour!

    We will DEFINITELY be back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great site, would recommend! 01/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Danielle G. Confirmed

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

    Lovely back-to-basics camp site. Portaloos were clean and saw staff checking on them each day that we were there.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Hook Lane, West Hoathly Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH19 4PT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0731°N 0.0563°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
East Grinstead: War Memorial Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
Forest Row Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Felbridge: London Rd Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Train stations
Balcombe Rail Station — 3.7 miles
East Grinstead Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 20.1 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 25.1 miles
Kingston Town End Pier — 25.4 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 7.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 7.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 8.1 miles

Directions


Hook Farm Campsite is located off Hook Lane. The entrance to the campsite is via a track which runs adjacent to the village cricket field.

From London, exit the M25 at Junction 7 onto the M23. Exit the M23 at Junction 10 onto the A264. At the second roundabout turn right onto the B2028 signposted Turners Hill / West Hoathly. From the centre of West Hoathly enter Hook Lane past St Margaret's Church and The Priest House. Pass the bowls club on your left and the cricket pitch. The next turn on the left is marked for the campsite.

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

As we might have mentioned, Hook Farm is in an enviable location enveloped by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; several walking trails and bridleways linking Weald villages and through splendid scenery lead directly from the site. Brighton is less than 20 miles away too for city days or nights out.

Recommended options in the region include the colourful steam railway ride from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway, an 11-mile journey along the border between East and West Sussex, or wildlife watching at one or more of the Weald's couple of dozen nature and RSPB reserves. Ardingly Reservoir, close to Hook Farm, also has yachting, sailing, canoeing and hooking samples in pike, carp, tench, coarse and match fishing.

At Ardingly village less than a mile from the farm, the National Trust's Wakehurst Gardens is a popular day out for the green-fingered as it's managed by London's Kew Gardens and is home to three national tree collections, England's biggest Christmas tree and the millennium seed bank, set up with the aim of preserving seeds from all native flora in the UK. (Kenneth Branagh's version of As You Like It was filmed here too if you feel like being dramatic among the trees.)

Next door to Wakehurst Gardens, the South of England Showground should keep most tastes occupied with its events attended by tens of thousands throughout the year, including the South of England Show and dozens of public events. And if it's gardens you're after, plenty are within easy reach: we'd suggest Standen, Borde Hill and High Beeches just to start you off.

Finally, fancy some forest to go with the woodland on the farm? Ashdown Forest is a six-mile trot from Hook Farm and has walking trails, pony trekking and other outdoor options.

Must see

  • Wakehurst Place (1.4 miles)
  • Standen (2.7 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (5.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Wakehurst Place (1.3 miles)
  • Standen (2.7 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  Anytime

Hook Farm cancellation policy

No penalties

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 on arrival.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Additional terms

Hook Farm is back-to-basics fun camping, so please note that the campsite is very much an 'in the fields' experience with cold running water and no shower facilities. Camping in its truest sense, but not for everyone, so please note that if you are likely to require extensive facilities then we may not be the site for you.

No excessive use of water, e.g. paddling pools. Music is not permitted.

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