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Waldegrave Farm

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General

  • Peaceful site on a farm near the village of Hartest
  • Bury St Edmunds and Ickworth House within 15 minutes' drive
  • Back to basics pitches with running water and space for campfires

Bring on the chilled country days… peace and quiet are served up by the spade at Waldegrave Farm, a secluded site between the villages of Lawshall and Hartest.

Should you require their urban amenities, the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Long Melford are all around 15 minutes away by car. Rural relaxation is really the name of the game here though – all the classic ingredients are on hand for your stay on site, including hedgerows home to wildlife, a little brook flowing through the grounds and plenty of open space for not doing very much at all (although one might stretch to creating a campfire and cracking open a beer or two...?).

There’s little here to distract from the vibe: amenities on the basic pitches are limited to running water, but there are no toilets or showers on site.

Peeps in search of rural pursuits to fill their days can easily access lots of fab walks and bike rides from here, striding forth for half an hour for pints in a country pub, perchance, or wandering off to the local vineyard. Stately homes, gorgeous gardens and river boat trips are all within half an hour’s drive, or you could stay on the road for slightly less than an hour to mix with the clever folk of Cambridge.

Please note

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 38 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  89% described as Wild camping ?

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Amazing place l. Perfect for country folk. Can’t rate highly enough.09/22/2020

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

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

    Beautifully secluded site, amazing birds of prey. Woke up and saw deer one morning! Lovely hosts, gorgeous countryside and the perfect place to hide away. We will be back very soon

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nice and peaceful scenic country farm with helpful friendly owners09/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    nice and peaceful scenic country farm with helpful friendly owners

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this is how camping should be. Back to nature. Kids loved it.09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomphil h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Peace and tranquility

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Wildish camping. Back to basics, space, peace and quiet, unspoilt09/20/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Pay in advance then pull into a rather smart farm house entrance with an outside tap - handy if hiking and backpacking which is now definitely an option I’m thinking about. Drive through a hedge gap and this site is essentially just fields and meadows. No facilities whatsoever. You only gave what you bring. There’s just plenty of flat space, peace and quiet, and a few campfire rings. If everything you want is to have the feeling of wild camping freedom but with permission for a fire, this is perfect. If you need a loo of any kind without planning a trip to a local pub or cafe, you’ll be disappointed. Personally, I absolutely loved this site, and grinned the whole time. I took everything with me like I’d never been there. Next time I will bring a mountain bike and explore more of the local lanes. A wonderful break in total peace, thank you.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all. I love sites like this that resist the lure of bell tents and shepherd huts etc for a simple approach. Long may it last!

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Very spacious pitches, secluded & quiet. No others nearby.09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFern H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Owner really kind, told us where to go and to choose a pitch we liked.
    The pitches are really spaced out, we didn’t see or hear anyone the whole evening / night / morning.
    LOTS of room for tents, a car, chairs etc round the fire pit.
    Woodland and meadows to explore around the pitches.
    Very secluded and quiet, it really was like we were alone in the middle of nowhere.
    Wild camping, but you feel very safe!
    If you’re looking for somewhere out of the way, quiet, secluded and away from others.. this is the place.
    (Note there is phone signal, internet and calls, but it’s poor and drops out. We liked this as we weren’t tempted to go on our phones - but if you needed to contact people you can manage to get some signal)
    Overall - amazing stay and would definitely come back!

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Excellent quiet site. Field to ourselves.09/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomhelen f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    The site was Fantastic. Quiet, rural and secluded. Exactly what we wanted. Will definitely be back

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Beautiful site, water was available if needed, totally off grid09/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommark w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    The absolute seclusion of the site!
    Quarter of a mile down a hidden track we came to our spot, caught between a little Brook and a huge ancient oak to one side and a field on the other, nobody around, beautiful!
    With a fire blazing we could watch the stars, and were serenaded by owls, one of which was in the old oak above us!
    Next morning we breakfasted to the screeching of buzzards!
    Utterly magical.

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    I fell in the Brook and got soggy socks, hardly the campsites fault and quite funny!

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Really great place to camp for calm vibes and privacy.09/05/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    The very chilled vibe. Very private, no other campers when we were there but even if there were it would have been private because there was a good distance between pitches. Excellent place to camp. Good space for camp fires. Only around 40 min walk to Hartest with a great pub with veggie and vegan options.

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    Nothing.

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This is the best campsite I've ever stayed on.09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkath m.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    This is the best campsite I've ever stayed on. True solitude and tranquility. Incredible. Saw deer, heard many owls. Relaxed more than I have done in ages. No humans - just nature. Yeah - there are no facilities. I've never done this before, but found it to be no problem whatsoever.

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Excellent private, remote site with a fantastic amount of space!!09/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Space, privacy, quietness, access to water and lovely local walks, access to tap water in farmer’s land

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

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 pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Location

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  • Hartest, Hartest Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, IP29 4EA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.1531°N 0.6954°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bury St Edmunds: Bus Station — 6.4 miles
Ixworth (Suffolk): Bus Stop — 11.5 miles
Stowmarket: Bury St Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Train stations
Bury St Edmunds Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Thurston Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 27.7 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 27.8 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 27.9 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 22.5 miles
London Stansted Airport — 26.0 miles

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 much to be said for just wandering out onto local lanes for a rural roam or bike ride, but if you’d prefer a proper woodland trail, consider hitting Long Melford Country Park or the Suffolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve. And if you’re the kind who requires a suitable reward to get you moving, it’ll take you around 45 minutes to walk to Giffords Hall vineyard for a tour and taster.

Ickworth Housr and its surrounding estate, 20 minutes’ drive from the farm, is a fab place to spend a day out – there’s much to see as you wander around the gardens and the huge Italianate rotunda of the main house. Kentwell Hall and the lovely Spencers Garden are all within a 20-minute drive too.

For town-based trotting, Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds and Long Melford are good places to potter around, and Cambridge is around a 45-minute drive away. Arty types should head to Sudbury, 20 minutes away, to visit Gainsborough’s House and board boat trips through the landscapes that inspired Constable.

Must see

  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (5.1 miles)
  • Newmarket Racecourses (14.3 miles)
  • The National Stud (15.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (5.0 miles)
  • Melford Hall (5.1 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:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Waldegrave Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

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. Waldegrave Farm 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.

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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Waldegrave Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Waldegrave Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Waldegrave Farm? There’s much to be said for just wandering out onto local lanes for a rural roam or bike ride, but if you’d prefer a proper woodland trail, consider hitting Long Melford Country … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Waldegrave Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Waldegrave Farm? From €28.15 (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.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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