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- 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.
Open from 01/04/2017 to 29/09/2017
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.
Check availability at Hook Farm…
Party: 2 adults
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
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.
Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: unlimited x
Dimensions: Max 8.0m width x 5.0m depth (26.2ft width x 16.4ft depth) Calculated area: 40.0m² (430.6ft²)
Ground type: Grass
No trailer tents allowed.
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Excellent site, freedom for kids, friendly staff.
Excellent back to basics campsite with wonderful staff
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
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
East Grinstead: War Memorial Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Forest Row Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Felbridge: London Rd Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
- Train stations
Balcombe Rail Station — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles East Grinstead Rail Station — 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Haywards Heath Rail Station — 5.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 20.1 miles
20.1 miles Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 25.1 miles
25.1 miles Kingston Town End Pier — 25.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 8.1 miles
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.
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.
- Wakehurst Place (1.4 miles)
- Standen (2.7 miles)
- Bluebell Railway (5.6 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (1.3 miles)
- Standen (2.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Hook Farm cancellation policy
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable on arrival.