Sussex Topiary Campsite

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Bottom field (added by manager 23 Sep 2022)
Electric and non-electric grass tent pitches (added by manager 23 sep 2022)
Bottom field (added by manager 05 jan 2022)
Electric pitches (added by manager 23 sep 2022)

  • Peaceful, well-maintained site in West Sussex countryside near Horsham
  • A 10-minute drive to golf and fishing; 40 minutes to the beach
  • Pub and shop within walking distance; close to hikes on the Downs Link
Want to be in peaceful countryside yet also in pole position for access to town facilities, family days out and the south coast? Set your sights on Sussex Topiary Campsite, a quiet site located in the village of Rudgwick, near Horsham in West Sussex. Swings and slides will keep the kids occupied at this family-friendly site, and there are plenty of walks around the grounds – great for doggos – as well as cute little seating areas with pond or woodland views. You can barbecue at your pitch (but please keep campfires off the ground), or head for the local pub (20 minutes’ walk) for good pub grub in a beamed dining room; there’s also a local shop where you can stock up on essentials. You can keep your food fresh in the communal fridges back at base; other facilities include a modern, spotless shower and loo block with a washing-up area. Also, every Friday from 4pm, the site plays host to a pizza van. Looking further afield, bigger shops are in Cranleigh (15 minutes’ drive) or Horsham (20 minutes), and both towns have a vast choice of pubs, restaurants and takeaways – there’s also a cinema in Horsham for the odd rainy day. If the weather's looking more pleasant, take hikes on the nearby Downs Link or set off for south coast beaches like Worthing or Shoreham for days of playing about on the sand.

Campground type

Tent sites 50
Caravans for hire 1
Open now
Opens 29 March
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

83%

would recommend this campground to a friend

78%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Big field, well kept sanitary areas, friendly host, and very nice local…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Christel G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: Big field, well kept sanitary areas, friendly host, and very nice local pub. WiFi works!!!

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, kind regards Maria Bloxham

Well organised, very friendly staff, beautiful location.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Dorin-Lucian F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: Well organised, very friendly staff, beautiful location.

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Nice campsite with helpful and friendly staff.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Remma A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: Pretty campsite, clean, well maintained. Clean toilets ans showers. Hot water provided for washing up. Land is flat and near electric hook ups. Staff v v friendly and very helpful.

Disliked: Only 2 showers and 2 toilets for each gender. They did have porter loos to help. Apparently awaiting planning permission for more. It is to be noted that the 2 were very clean and well maintained.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your kind review, please come again regards Maria

Excellent always cleaning

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Leanne A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: Highly recommend lovely stay lovely staff will use again. Showers could do with a reference but work.

Disliked: Nothing

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It was a good campsite. Would be great for families with older…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site

Liked: It was a good campsite. Would be great for families with older children as they were all playing football/rounders in the middle of the field. The kids in our group were a little young to enjoy this part. Toilets and showers were clean. There are not many, and water pressure in the showers wasn't great, but these are being replaced

Disliked: It was noisier at night than other sites we have stayed at, but it was also bigger and busier so that's to be expected. Pitches were not clearly marked, so was unsure how much space to take up. But we had lovely neighbours.

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind review, will be getting pitches numbered to be easier! Kind regards Maria

Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Gail G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: Lovely clean campsite. The staff were so friendly and super helpful. Our children made friends with other children and they all had the best time. Toilets and showers were clean and water was lovely and hot (although dependent on what time of the day you went, as my friends had issues earlier in the morning). The fox inn pub was incredible near by. A lovely walk from the campsite. A must visit.

Disliked: fire pits were small that we hired and the wood was damp and wouldn't light. But they were helpful and swapped them out.

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Excellent site with great vibes - very family friendly

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Abbi L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: The staff were lovely and tried to accommodate us as much as possible. The site was super clean and the pitches were great and well kept.

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Excellent campsite, well organised and good location.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Sarah Erica M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: Great location and welcome. Owners on hand and really helpful. Was just a great camping experience. The site was well organised and well maintained and a great feeling of community.

Disliked: Just need more showers / loos but not massive in terms of overall experience. Facilities were clean.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your kind review, will be getting more showers for next year, regards Maria

I loved the location and the recommendation of the Fox inn pub…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Katie E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site

Liked: I loved the location and the recommendation of the Fox inn pub nearby. Beautiful campsite with regularly, cleaned toilets.

Disliked: The owner did mention she was trying to expand the campsite, however there was only 2 ladies showers for a big campsite!

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From the manager: Thank you for your review, we will be getting more showers next year, planning has been hard, kind regards Maria

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The campsite is nicely laid…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Neil P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent site

Liked: The staff are very friendly and helpful. The campsite is nicely laid out.

Disliked: They need more facilities for toilets, showers, sinks, washing up areas. The current toilets are very small cubicles. I gather more are coming, but this weekend was very busy and constant queues. I felt that you shouldn’t fill the site up, until the facilities are in place. I would go back when more facilities are installed.

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From the manager: Hi, thank you for your kind review, will be getting more showers for next year, please visit again, kind regards Maria


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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundry Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Picnic table Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Communal fridge Dump point Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Convenience store nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Restaurant nearby Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities Drainage hook-up points for caravans Motorhome service point Seasonal sites Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

Sussex Topiary Campsite

Naldrettes Lane

Horsham

West Sussex

England

RH12 3BU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.0787°N
-0.44947°W

Nearest transport

Coach
20.3 km Crossroads
20.3 km Crossroads
20.9 km Tesco
Rail
6.8 km Christs Hospital Rail Station
7.1 km Billingshurst Rail Station
8.6 km Warnham Rail Station
Ferry
33.7 km Weybridge Ferry Landing
33.8 km Shepperton Ferry Landing
35.9 km Ditton Island Ferry Landing
Airport
21 km London Gatwick Airport North Terminal
21.8 km London Gatwick Airport South Terminal
21.9 km London Gatwick Airport

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

If you’re holidaying with the kids, treat them to animal encounters and pony rides at Fishers Farm Park (15 minutes’ drive) or head for the coast at Worthing or Shoreham (both 40 minutes) for bucket-and-spade-type fun on the beach. You can also chuff-chuff through scenic Sussex countryside on board the Bluebell Railway steam train (50 minutes). If you want to get active, it’s a short hop from the site to cycle rides and walks – the Downs Link (10 minutes) follows disused railway lines across the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and you’ll also get amazing views from Leith Hill Tower observation tower (25 minutes). Angling, horse riding and golf are on hand too – all within a 10-minute drive from your base camp. This area of Sussex is awash with sprawling stately estates, so you might like to tick off the Victorian rock garden and wallaby colony at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, check out the art collections and majestic architecture at 17th-century Petworth House and Park (both half an hour), or stroll the lakeside paths at the National Trust-owned Winkworth Arboretum (20 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Lancing, Beach Green 30.1 km Sea N/A Good Good Good
Worthing 30.5 km Sea N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shoreham Beach 30.7 km Sea N/A Excellent Good Excellent
Littlehampton 31.4 km Sea N/A Good Good Good
Southwick 31.6 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Fishers Adventure Farm Park 6.3 km

Petworth House & Park 15.1 km

Nymans 18 km

Parham House & Gardens 18.1 km

Denbies Wine Estate 20.5 km

National Trust

Winkworth Arboretum 13 km

Oakhurst Cottage 13.7 km

Petworth House and Park 15.2 km

Shalford Mill 17.6 km

Nymans 17.8 km

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

WARNHAM COURT 7.4 km

SEDGWICK PARK 11.1 km

VANN 11.5 km

Shipley - Knepp Castle - River Adur Circular 11.7 km

HASCOMBE COURT 12 km

Local events

  • Arundel Festival (Saturday 17 August 2024 – Saturday 17 August 2024)

    Arundel, England 26 km

  • Farnborough International Airshow (Monday 22 July 2024 – Monday 22 July 2024)

    Farnborough, England 30.7 km

  • Glyndebourne Festival (Thursday 16 May 2024 – Thursday 16 May 2024)

    Lewes, England 42.3 km

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.

Nearest campgrounds

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in West Sussex?

  • Does Sussex Topiary Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sussex Topiary Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sussex Topiary Campsite? If you’re holidaying with the kids, treat them to animal encounters and pony rides at Fishers Farm Park (15 minutes’ drive) or head for the coast at Worthing or Shoreham (both 40 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sussex Topiary Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Sussex Topiary Campsite? From $58.49 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.