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The Firs Fishery and Campsite

9.4
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General

  • Quiet, well-maintained dog-friendly site in Shadoxhurst
  • A 30-minute drive from Dungeness, Rye and Winchelsea
  • Well-stocked on-site fishing lake with roach, rudd and perch

Planning an upcoming Kentish caper? With five acres of woodland, field and lake to its name, The Firs Fishery and Campsite covers more than a few bases. Green surrounds? Check. Low levels of light pollution? Absolutely. Oh, and here's something to reel you in – this place has a fishing lake for the exclusive use of guests. 

This site may be in a rural spot, but this is far from the back of beyond. The village of Shadoxhurst is about a mile away (that's a 20-minute stroll through country lanes if you fancy stretching your legs), with a medieval chapel and top-rated local pub to its name. Looking for big-city fashion without leaving the countryside? Ashford designer outlet is under a quarter of an hour's drive away. The Kent coast is also close at hand, with seaside towns like Dungeness, Rye and Winchelsea all reachable in around half an hour. 

Back at base, a secure horse paddock and plenty of space for dog exercise means a warm welcome for creatures great and small. Keep your eyes peeled for animals of the wild variety, too: one of the lakes on site has been given over to nature, and friendly waterfowl are known to waddle over the grass from time to time. For food, outdoor cookouts are on the cards as long as your barbecue is raised off the ground (you can also prebook a firepit but please don't bring your own along).

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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

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).


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 39 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  59% described as Peaceful ?

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We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. It was real …18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrancis M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay.
    It was real ‘find’. A wonderful woodland oasis; a perfect place to chill out.
    Will stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks Mr and Mrs Murphy, we are glad you had a great time and look forward to your return, maybe some fishing with your Granddaughter?

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Excellent site, very friendly owners17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really friendly owners who were very welcoming. Unfortunately we had to leave early due to family emergency,but we would definitely go back to visit. Beautiful site with good facilities.

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From the manager...

Thanks very much, hope to see you guys again.

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Had a great break will be sure to re visit in 202114/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTony C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great secluded site clean and well kept, owners very welcoming,

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thanks Tony, see you next year, Merry Christmas lol

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Great staycation spot. Clean facilities, wonderful hosts, great time.08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMar W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The hosts were wonderful and totally hospitable. The campsite was clean, facilities good and made for a great mini staycation. As it wasn't overly busy we had the space we desired but the hosts were available to us if we needed them. Will definitely revisit

    Disliked: 

    Not applicable.

From the manager...

Hi Mar,

What a review contrast, thanks for that and glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the previous review people pitched opposite you? So we don't suit everyone , hope to welcome you back soon, Stuart

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Not for me07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The adjacent wooded byway

    Disliked: 

    We expected much more after reading the reviews and was rather dissapointed with the reality. The campsite has two small fields, with the owners large house and out buildings bang smack in the middle. There is no real privacy or space for the number of pitches on offer and feels like camping in someone's back garden. Individual campfires aren't allowed which is a big part of the camping experience. If you are into fishing and don't mind fishing in a small pond then you'll be fine.
    There are many ducks on site, also goats and cows in nearby fields.
    The location is a bit hit or miss and a bit trashy in places, there is however a byway that runs adjacent to the campsite which is a lovely wooded walk.
    The owners are nice and friendly, overall the place felt cramped and lacked privacy. Not convinced the Firs Fishery is best served as a campsite or even a fishery.

From the manager...

What an interesting review, and one that surprised us!
We offered any pitch that suited, and when you look at the review score accommodation is two, but YOU provided your own tent??
I guess we don't suit everyone, but we do make clear what is on offer, and the price reflects this, glad all our other customers were happy, never mind Eh!!

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Excellent! recommend highly,02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The setting is located in a beautiful place and is green lush and lovely, surrounded by wildlife and is peaceful.The hosts are delightful and friendly and welcoming!it felt like camping in a friends lovely garden!will go again! thankyou

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Thanks for the review another 10 fantastic

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Stunning countryside setting, amazing hosts and cute wildlife31/08/2020

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

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! What a beautiful site, amazing attentive hosts and so helpful and informative on the local area. We're coming back again next year! :)

    Disliked: 

    What is there to dislike?

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you come again.

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Lovely attentive hosts, beautiful site, well stocked fishing lake31/08/2020

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

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Everything!

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Carly, loved having you stay, please come again.

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Fantastic site great hosts27/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShane B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really quite not too busy, good fishing and great hosts

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Very pretty little site could have done with an extra loo though!25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easy going site nice and clean too

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for your review, we are limited to one toilet, this is a rural site with no mains drainage, I thought it interesting that you gave such a low score for accommodation? It was YOUR tent...

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Nickley Wood Road, Shadoxhurst, Kent, England, TN26 1LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0962°N 0.8285°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ashford (Kent): Town Centre Coach Stops — 6.8 kilometres
Willesborough (Ashford Kt): Hythe Rd. Coach Stop — 7.6 kilometres
Sellindge (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 12.5 kilometres
Train stations
Ham Street Rail Station — 3.6 kilometres
Ashford International Rail Station — 6.3 kilometres
Appledore (Kent) Rail Station — 7.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 20.3 kilometres
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 34.2 kilometres
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 35.1 kilometres
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 17.4 kilometres
Kent International Airport — 46.3 kilometres

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

There's a reason Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', you know: this part of the world is home to well-kept man-made landscapes and vistas of rolling farmland. Fans of the former may well appreciate teeing off at the local golf club (10 minutes' drive) or heading down to the Royal Military Canal (10 minutes) for bike rides along the water's edge. Rural ramblers, meanwhile, should check out the four-mile Wye Downs circular walk (25 minutes).

Travellers with kids unwilling to be dragged up hill and down dale have plenty of options, too. The Rare Breeds Centre (10 minutes), a historic steam train (15 minutes) and stunning Bodiam Castle (30 minutes) are just some of the family-friendly jaunts to be had hereabouts. 

Like to be beside the seaside? Dungeness' marshland landscape is home to abundant birdlife (pack your binoculars and head to the RSPB reserve to find out more), as well as an old lighthouse and the largest shingle beach in Europe (25 minutes). Head to the two genteel towns of Rye and Winchelsea, meanwhile, for castle ruins, independent book shops and vineyards, or scamper over to the dunes at Camber Sands (all around half an hour's drive).

Must see

  • Ashford Designer Outlet (7.5 kilometres)
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway (10.4 kilometres)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (12.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Smallhythe Place (11.2 kilometres)
  • Lamb House (17.6 kilometres)

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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Firs Fishery and Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

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

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Firs Fishery and Campsite 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

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 The Firs Fishery and Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Firs Fishery and Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Firs Fishery and Campsite? There's a reason Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', you know: this part of the world is home to well-kept man-made landscapes and vistas of rolling farmland. Fans of the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Firs Fishery and Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Firs Fishery and Campsite? From $36.78 (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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

General
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.

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.

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

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

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

General
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The fishing lakes are stocked with carp, tench, roach, rudd and perch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This site does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Fishing is charged on site at £12 for the first rod and £8 for the second rod per day. Swims are limited to 10 and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Fishing is available for those with some experience. You must use barbless hooks and bring along a landing net and unhooking mat or you may be refused access to fishing.

All fish must be returned to the water.

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