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General

  • Peaceful site seven miles from Brighton
  • Carefully maintained to avoid overcrowding
  • Barbecues, picnic tables and play area

Like Topsy, it just growed…The Barn Caravan Park at Lancing, West Sussex opened in 2003 and has been growing and welcoming guests ever since.

Fret not though if big sites aren’t your thing: this is a peaceful medium-sized site and is carefully maintained by owner Joe to avoid overcrowding even in busy periods. Hide yourself away here or take a trip to Brighton about seven miles away; several West Sussex beaches are even closer to hand.

Pitches are on grass and come with access to The Barn’s five toilets, baby changing, showers with lashings of free hot water, and a cold water beach-type shower for outdoor suds. There are brick barbecues and picnic tables for guests to use, and a good play area with full-sized football goal, swings, ball game area and a climbing tower slide.

For getting off site, buses and trains are within a mile; Lancing train station, with a supermarket outside, is about half a mile away.

Please note

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

There are no hot washing-up facilities.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 83 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Very friendly helpful gentleman. Perfect for one night stay while ... 17/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Edina J. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly helpful gentleman. Perfect for one night stay while my son was running Brighton marathon.

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Great location friendly staff, lovely campsite. 17/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andy b. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice flat field, friendly welcome

    Disliked: 

    If anything would be the electric. Wish the fuses were higher. Had to switch everything off in the Caravan to boil the camping kettle.

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Joe who owns the site was very friendly and helpful ... 17/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diane C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Joe who owns the site was very friendly and helpful always made time to check that you had what you needed.Toilet/shower block was very clean and showers were lovely and hot.we will definitely be returning in the future.

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The site owner was very accommodating despite the weather conditions ... 16/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site owner was very accommodating despite the weather conditions (rainy and wet).
    Great location

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Friendly owner, weather was awful but he didn't cancel our ... 06/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clare A. Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly owner, weather was awful but he didn't cancel our booking which other sites in the area had done apparently!

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    Ladies showers were very temperamental!

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Very pleasant time on the site over a somewhat rainy ... 03/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Very pleasant time on the site over a somewhat rainy Easter weekend. The site owner was very attentive in making sure we didn't get stuck and very friendly. Excellent WiFi coverage even in the furthest corner of the field and the showers were free. Would happily return.

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Worth a visit! 02/04/2018

Reviewer's country: Germany Gregor B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Joe and his wife are very lovely people. They're always helpful and nice to chat to.
    The train links to Brighton and London are incredibly convenient to use.

    Disliked: 

    The mud! :-( that March was horribly wet everything got dirty.

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Good position.Disinterested owner.Facilities dirty & poorly serviced. 17/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom anne g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Position. Bus service brilliant. Bus stop is 10 minutes from campsite and buses run every 10 minutes (20 minutes on Sundays). Also bike routes along seashore.

    Disliked: 

    Almost everything. Owner briefly pointed us in direction of campsite entrance and that was last we saw of him. Little evidence of cleaning or replenishing the toilet block. Wet grass cuttings were a real problem, and contributed greatly to the general feeling of lack of effort and care. Suggest owner invests in a grass catcher for his mower. Even decent door mats would help.

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Great little spot to get away from the city, in ... 12/10/2017

Reviewer's country: Australia Scott M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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    Great little spot to get away from the city, in a huge open paddock next to a horse farm. Facilities are well maintained and showers are hot- just what you need after a night camping in October. Owner is really friendly and made us feel welcome.

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Very good basic campsite 11/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phil R. Confirmed

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

    Nice, simple, spacious and mostly flat pitches
    Very good location for exploring the Brighton area
    Short walk to the train station, for quick and easy access to Brighton
    Free 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

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Old Salts Farm Road, Lancing, West Sussex, England, BN15 8JG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8262°N 0.3101°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lancing: Brighton Rd Coach Stop — 0.7 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea: High Street Coach Stop — 1.5 miles
Worthing: Marine Parade Coach Stop — 2.8 miles
Train stations
Lancing Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) Rail Station — 1.8 miles
East Worthing Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 16.2 miles
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 24.3 miles
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 24.4 miles
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 1.0 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 23.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 23.7 miles

Directions


From the A259: 1 mile past the Shoreham Beach roundabout, turn right after the car wash into Old Salts Farm Road. Follow the road, turn right into the lane, follow lane and take the first turning on the right.

From the A27: turn left at Lancing Manor roundabout signposted South Lancing (Grinsted Lane); follow all the way to A259 Coast Road. Turn left at the roundabout opposite Setyres and follow the road; take third turn on left into Old Salts Farm Road and follow this road; turn right into the lane, follow lane and take first turning on right.

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

Beaches, beaches, beaches… the nearest beach, South Lancing, is within a short walk, with the beaches of Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea each two miles’ walk from here. Or head west along the coast to the flumes of Littlehampton’s Harbour Park or to the bountiful resort of Bognor Regis.

The town of Lancing is less than a mile away from The Barn with a nature reserve, Lancing Ring, to its north and restaurants and shops at which to fill your boots and empty your wallet. Worthing is also well worth a look as one of the biggest towns in the area – and the former home of Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter for those who like their literature.

There are a couple of hundred listed buildings in the town to make your way around as well as the biggest museum in West Sussex, an undercover shopping centre and, er, a haunted oak tree. Along the coast to the west there’s cracking Chichester with its Norman cathedral, festivals and shops; Fishbourne Roman Palace, the biggest Roman home in Britain, is just outside the city.

Going inland, nature lovers, sightseers and adrenaline seekers will find heaps of things to do: the market town of Horsham and its birds of prey centre; horse-riding, hiking and historical artefacts in the South Downs National Park; the RSPB reserve of Pulborough Brooks and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust wildlife haven Arundel overlooked by Arundel Castle.

Sprogs have plenty of choice too: take them along to West Sussex’s farm parks and play centres, to Chichester for mountain boarding (not biking) or for a puff on the South Downs Light Railway.

Must see

  • Hove Museum & Art Gallery (5.6 miles)
  • Preston Manor (7.1 miles)
  • Brighton Fishing Museum (7.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Monk's House (14.2 miles)
  • Nymans (16.2 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:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

The Barn Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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 Barn Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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

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

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

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Generators are not permitted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

Please note there are four toilets, four showers and one outside cold water shower available. There are no hot washing-up facilities.

Please call the site using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email when you are on your way to confirm arrival time. Late arrivals must notify the site as soon as possible.

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