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Hook Farm: View down the main field (photo added by manager on 09/07/2023)

General

  • Quiet site in the High Weald
  • Scenic views of the surrounding area
  • On 20 acres of grassland dotted with woodland copses

Is back-to-basics camping the sort of under-canvas hol that has you hooked? Then you'd probably 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, as the farm is in a secluded and grippingly scenic setting in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The pitching 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, some with smashing views over the valley and some surrounded by the small woodland copses dotted about the campsite. The site facilities include (very clean) toilets, hot showers and cold running water; 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 family-friendly countryside camping done old school style, with heaps of space, campfires allowed, a no-music policy and plenty of room for the kids to run safely around? Hook Farm should surely lure you in.

Please note

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

Group bookings of 6 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.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

The site has a strict no-music policy: please consider this before booking.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 71 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Peaceful site amidst rolling hills and trees. Helpful friendly owner.02/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomfiona r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Absolutely loved this site. Lush rolling hills of soft grass. Very sloped in parts but plenty of flat spots to pitch and the slopes make some pitches seem very private. Huge area with gallons of space to choose where to pitch - surrounded by woodland. The owner couldn’t have been nicer - very welcoming and super attentive to every single camper’s needs. He directed me to a great walk through the woods the other side of the road - with streams, mossy boulders and gorgeous trees and he is very knowledgable about the area. A haven of wildlife around - red kites and pheasants galore (thousands of them in the woods!). Compost toilet and showers were fab. A truly lovely site which I thoroughly recommend!

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Just what a campsite should be, but rarely is.24/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    This is a magical campsite. There is space and glorious views...All at an usually fantastic price. The hosts make you very welcome and can provide anything you need to make sure everyone has the best possible experience. So unusual to see every expectation exceed.

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Rural and lovely and quiet17/09/2023

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

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

    We liked that it was spacious and very quiet. Also a couple of lovely pubs within walking distance. GREAT showers - best ones we’ve been to at a campsite!

    Disliked: 

    We weren’t so keen on the toilet facilities (compost & portaloos) by preference but they were well maintained and plenty of them dotted around.

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Lovely open site, lots of space. Compost toilets were cleaned …18/09/2023

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

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

    Lovely open site, lots of space. Compost toilets were cleaned regularly and was a really friendly site. Excellent value for money would definitely come back again

    Disliked: 

    You have to look for a level pitch as a lot of the site is on a bit of a slope. We had no problem finding one but might be more of a challenge at busier times. This is a very minor criticism though. Also be aware that it is on a flight path but this didn’t bother us.

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Very spacious, beautiful site. Friendly and helpful owners/staff at recption …18/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Very spacious, beautiful site. Friendly and helpful owners/staff at recption kiosk.
    Pub within one mile walk.
    Lovely weekend; wish we could have stayed longer.

    Disliked: 

    Not big problems but:
    Loos could do with a small solar-powered light just so you can find them in the dark without flashing your torch around.
    We picked the site because we have a dog that is reactive to other dogs. Dogs were supposed to be kept on leads, but they weren't. Fortunately the site was open and spacious enough that it didn't cause a problem and most of the dogs kept their distance.
    You have to hunt for a flat spot to pitch, but they are there if you look.
    You're not allowed to take your own wood to burn.

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All in all enjoy our trip10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet, tidy, spacious, great views, lots of stars, fires, clean compost loos.

    Disliked: 

    Water taps temperamental
    Showers scalding hot not suitable for kids

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Would visit again.11/09/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Space in campsite. Lots of well kept compost toilets/portaloos. Campfires. 15min walk to a couple of pubs. Nice location for walking in Ashdown Forest.

    Disliked: 

    Only down fall was the hills. Hard to find flat pitch if busier, but seemed like everyone found their comfy spot.

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I liked the open field in the middle of nature. …27/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCéline T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    I liked the open field in the middle of nature. We had the space! The person who received us was very friendly!

    Disliked: 

    I have to say that the toilet were not cleaned very regularly. For the price, I would have expect better cleaning.

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Peace and quiet. Close to a couple of lovely pubs …21/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJessie F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peace and quiet. Close to a couple of lovely pubs with a variety of food including vegan options. Welcomed on arrival and you can but fire wood, kindling, fire lighters onsite. Plenty of toilets all dotted around, lots of lovely woodland and space. The most amazing camping shower facility we have used. We have visited a couple of times now and will be back again.

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Location, scenery, nice hot showers.29/08/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location, scenery, nice hot showers.

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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

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

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
War Memorial — 4.1 miles
War Memorial — 4.1 miles
Brambletye — 4.3 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 site is via a track which runs adjacent to the village cricket field.

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 might have been 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: try out 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:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  2 p.m.

Hook Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hook Farm 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Hook Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hook Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hook Farm? As might have been 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hook Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hook Farm? From £24 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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