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9.4

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General

  • Wild camping in a scenic Suffolk orchard and wildlife haven
  • A mile from the local village and 15 minutes drive from Stowmarket
  • Three acres of space and only a few pitches allowed

Pitch up among apple trees at the pretty Suffolk site of Stone House, set in an orchard a mile from the village of Mendlesham. Only a handful of pitches are on this three-acre wild camping site, so there’s plenty of room to spread out, laze under the fruit trees and spot the many species of wildlife living among them.

Stone House is 15 minutes drive from Stowmarket and within easy access to the A14, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. Norwich is 45 minutes drive away. If you’re arriving by car, parking isn’t allowed next to pitches but is available on the site driveway a few metres away.

The site has a toilet and cold running water. Barbecues are allowed: source supplies at the small shop in Mendlesham or at Stowmarket … or opt for fish and chips in the village or a stroll across the fields to the local and much recommended vegetarian restaurant.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 43 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  90% described as Wild camping ?

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Anonymous user

Beautiful site. Would visit again.08/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The pitches dotted around this old orchard offered plenty of space and privacy, combined with the minimalist facilities this created a safe but wild atmasphere without actually being off the grid. Owners very welcoming and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloos did the job fine and were kept reasonably clean. A couple of composting toilets would really complete this site though.

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Orchard, comfort08/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRodney A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Klondike bell tent
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    Orchard, comfort

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Exactly as described. And good facilities.08/23/2020

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

  • Shelter non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything about the site. Wild camping but with running water and a toilet, Perfect to relax and no one looking at you. And Hamish is the man for knowledge and fire building.

    Disliked: 

    None.

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Lovely atmosphere very friendly and helpful owners08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShadow H.Confirmed

  • Shelter non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely atmosphere very friendly and helpful owners

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5* peaceful rural campsite.08/17/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly host, natural and peaceful site. Clean toilets, fresh water, firewood available on site. Very secluded and uncrowded. Plenty of space, absolutely superb and can’t wait to return. Walking distance from The Walnut Tree restaurant and beautiful countryside to explore.

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This is such a gem, the opposite of a big noisy field and great owners08/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The shade, the trees, the owners, the calm

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Liked that it was in the hosts back garden and …08/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Klondike bell tent
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    Liked that it was in the hosts back garden and wasn't over crowded. Friendly atmosphere!

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Loved the orchard surrounds, trees for the children to climb …08/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEldre B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved the orchard surrounds, trees for the children to climb and the freedom they could have in the safety of the campsite. Also that it was safe and only a few other tents. The owners were really wonderful.

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Anonymous user

Generous pitches in clearings within lovely mature orchard for wild …08/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Generous pitches in clearings within lovely mature orchard for wild camping experience. Woodpeckers and hedgehogs enlivened our stay. Very friendly and helpful hosts, who were considerately under-booking to respond to social distancing when we were there. Enjoyable option to have campfire within pit offered (logs sold) and site also has a fixed bell tent (needs pre booking). Facilities are light touch (drinking water tap and porta-loos) as befits a wild campsite. Highly recommended.

    Disliked: 

    Busy road can be heard in background - this might not suit everyone.

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Friendly hosts with lovely pitches and ample space.08/12/2020

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

  • Klondike bell tent
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    Nice little orchard with ample space between the pitches. The owners were lovely as well, ensuring everything is running smoothly, while still allowing us our space.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

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

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Mendlesham Roads, Brockford, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, IP14 5NU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.2557°N 1.0966°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stowmarket: Bury St Coach Stop — 6.3 miles
Diss Bus Station — 8.2 miles
Stanton (Suffolk): Old Bury Road Coach Stop — 10.4 miles
Train stations
Stowmarket Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Needham Market Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Elmswell Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ferry ports
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 22.0 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 22.0 miles
Felixstowe for Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 22.3 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 29.6 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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Thornham Estate (scenic walks, a play area and a café): 10 minutes’ drive

- watersports, cycling and walking at Alton Water reservoir: 35 minutes

- Norwich: 45 minutes

- Beccles and the Broads: 45 minutes

- Suffolk coastal towns Southwold, Dunwich and Aldeburgh: all within an hour.

Must see

  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (9.0 miles)
  • Framlingham Castle (10.8 miles)
  • Banham Zoo (13.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (15.2 miles)
  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (16.2 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.

  • Does Stone House have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Stone House? Local attractions and activities include: - Thornham Estate (scenic walks, a play area and a café): 10 minutes’ drive - watersports, cycling and walking at Alton Water reservoir: 35 minutes - Norwich: … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Stone House?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  9:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

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.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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