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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 84 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Great relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed by all ages in our group 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ellie D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed by all ages in our group

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It's a very spacious, no-frills campsite lying in the delightful ... 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It's a very spacious, no-frills campsite lying in the delightful hilly, significantly wooded Weald. There's plenty of wildlife around - surprisingly a fallow deer cantered across one of the campsite's meadows in the early morning. We also appreciated the dog-friendly aspect as well as the offer to purchase firewood for a BBQ - not taken up because of the rain. There's an adequate supply of toilets and standpipes scattered around - the early morning stroll through the dewy grass being a pleasure.

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Great friendly and well priced camp site 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Josie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Liked the atmosphere, great location very close to ashdown forest. Greeted as we came in and could buy wood, kindling, firelighters etc. Nice being able to camp and make a fire anywhere! Happy to find a compost loo!

    Disliked: 

    It is a bit sloped in most places but was forewarning of this so not an issue!

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Excellent site, fantastic pitch space, back to nature! 29/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely campsite and beautiful views. You could pitch up where ever we liked and there was so much space to choose from. Even over the bank holiday weekend, it was so spacious and not cramped at all like many other campsites. There is lovely woodlands surrounding it so you can go for country walks straight from your tent and feel very much out in the wild. The owners were lovely and pop around one night to ensure everything was ok and to give advice on where to go and things to do. Lovely atmosphere and great trip!

    Disliked: 

    The only thing I would say is that the portaloos - although they are dotted around the field so you are never too far from one, it was very basic, ours had no flush or hand wash so did get a bit smelly. Remember to bring some hand sanitizer.

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Lovely rural site with helpful friendly staff. There seemed to ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ELIZABETH M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely rural site with helpful friendly staff. There seemed to be a good amount of space on the bank holiday weekend. Good location with pub within walking distance. We will return.

    Disliked: 

    A couple of extra portaloos would have been handy and maybe some guidelines about considerate tent pitching and car parking to avoid neighbours blocking views unnecessarily :)

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Lovely simple and basic site in a beautiful location. Nice ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jenny P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely simple and basic site in a beautiful location. Nice area for walks and good pubs. Owner very friendly and helpful. Lack of shower etc. meant that it wasn't too busy.

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    If the best pitches are taken, you will have to pitch on a slope. Portaloos!

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Quite and beautiful place. No music.😊 Good facilities. 28/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Quite and beautiful place.
    No music.😊
    Good facilities.

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Nice and quiet. Suitable for short stay. M 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom MAGDALENA G. Confirmed

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    Nice and quiet. Suitable for short stay.
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clean loos location easy arrival and departure Being able to ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jenny F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    clean loos
    location
    easy arrival and departure
    Being able to light a campfire

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    Noisy planes late at night and very early in the morning on Saturday and Sunday

    Sloping ground

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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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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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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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