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General

  • Small glamping site on a working farm in the South Downs National Park
  • A half-hour walk to Devil's Dyke; 25 minutes' drive to Brighton
  • Ensuite units with private outdoor space and stunning views

Whether it’s setting off for a cycle or a day at the seaside, the Foot of the Downs is a sound little base in the South Downs National Park. This West Sussex glamping site has lots of choices for getting out and about - just outside of the village of Fulking, it’s close to the Devil’s Dyke National Trust site and 15 minutes' drive from Shoreham-by-Sea or about 25 minutes from Brighton.

This working farm is in the South Downs National Park, so naturally, there are some fab paths around. The Devil’s Dyke Trail and the South Downs Way are both a short walk or ride away… and upon your return, bikes can be stored safely in the shed, with locks available to hire if you need them.

More options for days out include a couple of golf courses close by, castles or gardens. And if you don’t feel like travelling at all, the local pub is only a short stroll, half a mile away.

Back at the farm, all the cosy units have their own ensuite bathroom (with toilet, shower and sink), plus a comfy bed and a kitchen area with utensils provided. Each one also has its own private outdoor space too, with a picnic bench and log seating from which to admire the stunning South Downs views.

Firepits can be hired on site for an extra fee, a welcome addition to an evening of drinks and snacks as the sun goes down. Pick up anything you need at shops in Steyning or Henfield (both around 10 minutes away by car).

Please note

No charcoal barbecues allowed.

No electric barbecues allowed.

No gas barbecues allowed.

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

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.


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9.9

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Spotlessly clean, brilliantly equipped and a stunning location18/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything. Great base for exploring the downs, beautiful peaceful spot and the pod has been very well thought out and maintained. A perfect weekend.

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Thank you for your review, so pleased you had a lovely weekend away.

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Excellent Clean and well maintained shepherds hut17/10/2021

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  • Nightingale shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    Lovely location with views of the surrounding downs area. Very good quality food packs and excellent quality accommodation.Fire pits really nice addition.

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    Car park area probably needs a little tidying up.

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Thank you for your review, lovely phots!

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Excellent stay, perfect for a romantic getaway10/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Fantastic stay away from the city, with brilliant views, and such a quiet and dark location - this was the best that we wanted!
    No problems experienced, such a lovely stay!

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Great, so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

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Very cosy & well equipped, beautiful views in peaceful location.03/10/2021

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

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    We had a wonderful time. The views from the pod are amazing, great walks with fabulous views at walking distance. The cabin is very cozy and super well equipped and although we had a very rainy & windy day, it was very comfortable and enjoyable. Would highly recommend it.

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    Just a minor feedback: It would have been nice if the cost of the firepit was included in the price, especially as we could only use it once due to the rain.

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Thank you for your lovely review, I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your feedback about the firepit.

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Perfect base for exploring the Downs and Brighton. Wonderful accommodation. …27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew M.Confirmed

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    Perfect base for exploring the Downs and Brighton. Wonderful accommodation. A lovely well equipped shepherds hut

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Very clean, well equipped, comfortable and self contained pod. It …13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    Very clean, well equipped, comfortable and self contained pod. It is in a peaceful location and one of only 3 glamping units in the field so felt very secluded. Beautiful outlook from the pod. Friendly staff. Half a mile’s walk from the nearest pub which was also welcoming with good food.

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Everything's06/09/2021

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Luxury glamping at the foot of the downs06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTinu O.Confirmed

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    The Skylark pod was very nice and comfortable. The furnishings was top quality.
    Having a fire pit was good for breakfast and dinner.

    The location is ideal for walks and cycling. There were pubs and groceries nearby.

    The sunflower fields were beautiful and nice to see.

    Angela the host was very lovely and warm.

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    Nothing.

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The shepherds hut was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, and …05/09/2021

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

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    The shepherds hut was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, and the view was charming.

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Excellent pod, very clean, stunning setting.01/09/2021

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    We had such a fantastic stay with two children. The setting is beautiful and the pod well equipped. Beautifully clean and welcoming. Sunflowers were left on the porch for us one day, which was a lovely touch. Local pubs were great and Brighton was only 20 minutes away. Great walks. Definitely will be returning.

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    Nothing is great

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Thank you, so pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the surrounding area.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Local produce

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Shepherd's huts

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Leave the car at home

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Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

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Location

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  • Paythorne and Perching Manor Farm, Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, England, BN5 9LP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8896°N 0.2398°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Pilot — 4.0 miles
The Pilot — 4.0 miles
Black Lion — 4.2 miles
Train stations
Fishersgate Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Southwick Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Portslade Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 14.6 miles
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 27.9 miles
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 28.0 miles
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 4.5 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 18.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 18.8 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

Wet your palate a little… with Albourne Estate (10 minutes’ drive) so close by, you’ll be well-set to get wrapped up in a wine tasting tour around the vineyard. Fish and chips are more the kind of thing you’ll get your hands on in Brighton (25 minutes), good fuel for the beach, Lanes shopping area, pier and Sea Life Centre, depending on what kind of day out you’re aiming for.

Shoreham-by-Sea beach (15 minutes) is another of those seaside destinations – perhaps dabble in some windsurfing or kitesurfing while you’re here – but if you’re after somewhere handsome inland, there’s the Sussex Prairie Garden (15 minutes).

Of course, one of the closest spots to the site is the National Trust’s Devil’s Dyke (half an hour’s walk) and for those of who you who are wondering exactly what that is, it’s a prime beauty spot for walking in the South Downs.

Handily, historic sites are not at all hard to find either. There’s the Norman remains of the Bramber Castle (10 minutes’ drive) or you could go for a picnic by the Jack and Jill Windmills (15 minutes).

Must see

  • Hove Museum & Art Gallery (4.9 miles)
  • Preston Manor (5.1 miles)
  • Brighton Fishing Museum (6.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Nymans (11.2 miles)
  • Monk's House (11.7 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Foot of the Downs cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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. Foot of the Downs will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks 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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Foot of the Downs have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Foot of the Downs dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Foot of the Downs? Wet your palate a little… with Albourne Estate (10 minutes’ drive) so close by, you’ll be well-set to get wrapped up in a wine tasting tour around the vineyard. Fish and chips … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Foot of the Downs?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Foot of the Downs? From £110 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 5 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £150.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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

Reception
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
No electric barbecues allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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