- Family-run site on a 2000-acre working farm in the South Downs
- On the site of Bignor Roman Villa; 25 minutes' drive from Chichester
- Located in a dark sky reserve; 12-acre maize maze during August
Friends, Romans, country fans – take a look at this neat little farm site deep in the South Downs. Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa marries ancient history with rural views and ultra-low levels of light pollution for a break full of learning, roaming and stargazing.
The surrounding area is stonkingly scenic (these are the Downs, after all) and mightily easy to access, too – the long-distance South Downs Way is about 1.5 miles from site. Those looking to refuel while out and about will find barrowloads of welcoming country pubs on their explores; the nearest is a 25-minute stroll away.
Barbecues are welcome at Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa, so self-prepped grub is another option here. Fresh produce is sold on site when in season; head to Pulborough (15 minutes' drive) to pick up other bits and pieces at a well-stocked supermarket.
Amenities like portable toilets and showers mean you won't have to live totally ancient-style while you're here, but don't expect luxuries like underfloor heating or a spa… unless, that is, you're planning on checking out the Roman-built versions at the museum next door. Bignor Roman Villa also has a tearoom, gift shop and picnic area that you're free to use during opening hours.
Heading to this site during August? The farm's 12-acre maize maze has pride of place here at the height of summer; kids and adults alike are encouraged to give it a go and be thoroughly bamboozled by its twists and turns…
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Please note that the villa is only open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in July and access to the groups is only allowed during villa opening hours. Entrance to the villa and maze (in August) incur an additional cost payable at the villa.
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Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size: Min 10.0m width x 10.0m depth (32.8ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 100.0m² (1076.4ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Lovely, small campsite in a really special setting. You can …
A wonderful location with all the basic facilities you could want.
Beautiful countryside and quiet area.
Super friendly welcome at a lovely open site
Little gem of a campsite, we come every summer
Excellent all round, including staff. Child & dog friendly.
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Queen St — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Anchor Springs — 8.2 miles
- Train stations
Amberley Rail Station
— 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Pulborough Rail Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Arundel Rail Station — 5.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing
— 14.1 miles
14.1 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 14.3 miles
14.3 miles Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 20.7 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport
— 14.7 miles
14.7 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 24.5 miles
24.5 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 24.7 miles
Local attractions and activities include:
- Bignor Roman Villa: next door
- Arundel Castle: 15 minutes' drive
- Duncton Mill Fishery: 15 minutes
- RSPB Pulborough Brooks: 20 minutes
- Chichester: 25 minutes
- Petworth House and Park: 25 minutes
- West Wittering beach: 35 minutes
- Brighton: 50 minutes
- Parham House & Gardens (4.5 miles)
- Petworth House & Park (4.6 miles)
- Arundel Castle and Gardens (5.0 miles)
- Petworth House and Park (4.5 miles)
- Uppark House and Garden (13.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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. Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa? Local attractions and activities include: - Bignor Roman Villa: next door - Arundel Castle: 15 minutes' drive - Duncton Mill Fishery: 15 minutes - RSPB Pulborough Brooks: 20 minutes - Chichester: 25 … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Bignor Farms Camping at Bignor Roman Villa?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.