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  • Back to basics site in scenic South Downs countryside
  • A 10-minute drive from Haywards Heath and 40 minutes from Brighton
  • Dog-friendly, with a play area and plenty of paths to follow on walks

Pretty countryside days full of literary stops, scenic spots and active plays... All part of the caboodle at Kitts Cottage Campsite, a family-friendly site 10 minutes’ drive from the small West Sussex town of Haywards Heath.

The site’s less than five minutes from the edge of the High Weald, 15 minutes from South Downs National Park and – as an added bonus – is 20 minutes from the real-life Hundred Acre Woods (actually 500 acres), Ashdown Forest. Families may want to make immediate tracks for Ashdown, gathering fast-looking sticks en route for a competitive game of pooh sticks at the original Pooh Sticks Bridge.

If a lazier day is preferable, there’s lots to do on site to keep kids who might not appreciate the concept of sitting in quiet contemplation busy. There’s plenty of room for running about wildly – and even more room for running around wildly with dog – and paths leading to the heritage line at Bluebell Railway (a five-minute drive, usually) and the nearest pub are easy ambles.

That pub serves food, if hols mean a break from cooking, but self catering is a cinch too as campfires and barbecues are encouraged. Supplies can be handily got in the supermarkets in Haywards Heath or by opting for farm to table at some of the farm shops in the area (including Townings Farm, 10 minutes away).


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Incredible experience, clean facilities, great staff and local events13/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGeorge S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The Location of Kitts campsite is among the most beautiful campsites I've been to in the Southeast of England, and It was a great base for a trip to The Sussex Country and Game show in Ardingly around the corner! The grounds are easy to locate, have hot showers which are incredibly clean (especially considering the time of year and weather), and the management and upkeep of the place was unparalleled. We were greeted around 6 O'clock with plenty of wood for our fire at a good price, and was given information about the surrounding area/local activities. The local pub - The Sloops Inn, was a mere 8 minute walk through a beautiful woodland with wild deer and amazing views throughout, the food was amazing and the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. In the opposite direction was another walk to the Bluebell railway which was another great day out, making the Kitts campsite a perfect location for local activities. At the campsite there was plenty of room between each pitch and each came with a fire pit; and most with a rope swing which would keep kids entertained for hours (and us adults too!) Overall the whole experience at Kitts was one which I would recommend to anyone, from seasoned campers to inexperienced/first timers - and also one which I certainly will be living again!

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Been staying here for over 10 years. Love it!17/09/2019

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

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    Nothing

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the cleanliness of the site and the layout19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlise m.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    the cleanliness of the site and the layout

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    hard to find!

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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

Dog park

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

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Butterbox Lane,, Sloop Lane, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH17 7NP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9963°N 0.0228°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
School Lane — 6.8 kilometres
School Lane — 6.9 kilometres
Bus Station — 8.8 kilometres
Train stations
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 5.9 kilometres
Wivelsfield Rail Station — 7.7 kilometres
Plumpton Rail Station — 8.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 23.6 kilometres
Airports
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 20.3 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport — 20.4 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 21.3 kilometres

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Local attractions

South Downs National Park and the High Weald altogether too wild? Opt instead to wander among the gardens at Borde Hill, Sheffield Park, Nymans, Wakehurst and Leonardslee – all handily within half an hour’s drive – where landscapers including Capability Brown put some structure on nature’s wilder impulses.

Leonardslee is also a choice stop for zoologists and tipplers, with wallabies (and native species) roaming the grounds, and wine – and chocolate and cheese – tastings on offer. History anoraks should aim for the gardens too, as there’s a dolls’ house museum to explore and afternoon tea to tuck into in the 19th-century mansion.

Tastes of the past piqued at Leonardslee? Make the town of Lewes in East Sussex the next stop, 20 minutes from base. It’s home to a medieval castle, the Museum of Sussex Archaeology and a house that Henry VIII’s fourth wife got in the annulment (and then never visited – tsk), which is now a Tudor museum.

For explores a little further afield, start 20 minutes from base at Barcombe Mills where there are boats to hire for lengthy days swanning along the river Ouse. Not far enough? Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, aquarium and Palace Pier are 40 minutes away, and the sights, shops, theatres and eateries of London are a 45-minute train journey from Haywards Heath.

Must see

  • Bluebell Railway (2.1 kilometres)
  • Sheffield Park Garden (2.3 kilometres)
  • Wakehurst Place (9.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (2.3 kilometres)
  • Wakehurst Place (9.0 kilometres)

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  • Does Kitts Cottage Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Kitts Cottage Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Kitts Cottage Campsite? South Downs National Park and the High Weald altogether too wild? Opt instead to wander among the gardens at Borde Hill, Sheffield Park, Nymans, Wakehurst and Leonardslee – all handily within half … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Kitts Cottage Campsite?
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    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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