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Lovely settings surrounded by greenery

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 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 family-friendly countryside camping done old school style, with heaps of space, campfires allowed and plenty of room for the kids to run safely around? Hook Farm should surely lure you in.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

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

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

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

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

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

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


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9.4

Overall rating based on 116 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Everything15/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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Very peaceful and beautiful setting15/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very peaceful and beautiful setting

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Friendly, warm welcome and peaceful as no music allowed.14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Warm welcome on arrival. Plenty of space. No music is allowed at all - which was adhered to - making this a really peaceful location to pitch up and unwind.

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Glorious!14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Open relaxed spaces, safe fire pits, nice staff

    Disliked: 

    Compost toilets did not seem very clean have used much better, portal loos very clean.
    It would be great to have a hot water station for emergencies, but thanks to fire allowance we could heat our own.

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Great place to stay and explore nature in safe environment14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdrian G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely open space connected to tranquil woodlands

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Truly excellent staff, peaceful site, beautiful surroundings.14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fabulous views, wonderful surrounding woodland, peaceful campsite, amazing campfire facilities (you can buy plenty of logs, kindling and marshmallows on site).

    Fantastic local attractions; Wakehurst is stunning, the Bluebell Railway is great fun for kids and adults alike, and the local countryside is wonderful to explore.

    You are guaranteed a peaceful stay here. In fact, a large party arrived on our last night with loud music (which is banned on site), fast cars tearing through the family-friendly campsite, and lots of general noise; however, the owner dealt with it absolutely brilliantly. He came down to the site shortly after they arrived and managed to rearrange for them to stay at a site down the road that is geared up for parties. It meant that the families staying at the site could still enjoy the peaceful family-friendly environment that night, and the party wasn't woken up by young families at 6am after partying hard into the night; win, win! The owner even came down after they had left in order to check that the site had been left clean and safe for the young children running around and playing on site.

    We will definitely be returning, knowing that we are guaranteed a family-friendly stay here. We were very impressed and cannot recommend this campsite highly enough. A huge thank you to the owner and to the friendly campsite staff that were manning the campfire stall. We had the most wonderful stay and cannot wait to come back next season!

    If we could give more than 5 stars, we would!

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Peaceful location and clean toilets07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peaceful location and clean toilets

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Loved that you can pitch where you want. Really handy …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved that you can pitch where you want. Really handy that fire wood is sold on site

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There was loads of space so our pitches could be …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    There was loads of space so our pitches could be placed away from other campers. We also enjoyed how quiet it was.

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Lovely spot for quiet and wild style camping. West Hoathly …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte J.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely spot for quiet and wild style camping.
    West Hoathly is a beautiful little village with amazing pubs.
    Owner was very friendly and helped us with everything we needed!

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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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar 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
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


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: 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:  11 a.m. –  7:30 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Hook Farm will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

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. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hook Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

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

General
Generators are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
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 is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
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.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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 this may not be the site for you.

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

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