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Wantisden Park

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The Tow-a-Pod

General

  • Glamping site on an estate in the scenic Suffolk Coast and Heaths area
  • A 15-minute drive from both the sea and Sutton Hoo archaeological site
  • Café with views over ancient woodland and lakes, plus a small shop

Coast or country? Deciding between the two for a hol is quite often a quandary, but with Wantisden Park both types of lovely landscapes are within easy reach.

Set on a private estate, this East Anglian glamping site in the lush Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is around a 15-minute drive from the sea. It overlooks ancient oak woodland and lakes home to countless plants and wildlife – including wild deer – so it’s a top base for holidaymakers keen on roaming the countryside.

As well as wandering around the estate, guests at this site might like to partake in walks through the surrounding forestry. Plenty of pretty villages are also nearby: Orford, famed for its smokehouse, Norman castle and quay overlooking the banks of the River Ore (with boat rides available), is 15 minutes’ drive away, and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, with their sweeping sandy beaches 25 and 30 minutes respectively.

If you’re not grabbing a takeaway from one of the fish ‘n’ chip shops at these spots, retreat to the site for lunch at the Oaks Café or pick up essentials at the small shop to whip up a quick meal. This park’s amenities also include a refurbished shower block with family changing rooms, free wifi and laundry facilities.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Minimum spacing of 1 metres between pitches.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 118 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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We visited with our motorhome so, whilst not using any …12/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLance S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We visited with our motorhome so, whilst not using any of the facilities, we did find the proprietor extremely personable and friendly. The layout of the site is expansive, clean and very well maintained. It is a peaceful site in a lovely isolated area, albeit just 5 miles away from the Snape Maltings with its destinational craft shopping, entertainment and walks along the Alde. Thoroughly recommended.

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Everything was perfect!12/15/2020

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Grounds & shower/bathroom facilities and the icing on the cake was a utility shed with fridges, washing machine and sinks....very very clean all round!

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Great site - immaculate facilities and friendly staff12/08/2020

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We were greeted personally by the owner and shown to our pitch. The site was well kept and the shower blocks and toilets were immaculate!

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Lovely little campsite, surrounded by nature. Cant wait to book again!11/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoe O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic shower facilities. Spotlessly clean, Friendly hosts, Beautiful setting.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing (although the track leading to the site is a little bumpy!)

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A great family and dog friendly site. Spacious and friendly11/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSaeed M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Spacious site excellent shower and toilet facilities well planned for covid

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    Nothing

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Friendly welcome on arrival. Lovely clean facilities. Quiet site but …11/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly welcome on arrival.
    Lovely clean facilities.
    Quiet site but family friendly.
    Fab location.

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Beautiful woodland setting. Sparkling clean facilities. Helpful staff.11/07/2020

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful woodland setting. Sparkling clean facilities. Helpful staff.

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Beautiful, friendly and unfussy site in great location.11/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Wooden Tent camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    The wooden tent was fun and perfect for a short stay during colder weather
    The whole site was spotlessly clean and unfussy.
    The setting was beautiful, owls hooting all night was a treat and the trees were changing into their autumn colour, the golden sycamores set off dramatically by the blue green and russet of the Scots Pine.
    We did a lovely walk to the coast and back from the camp site and ate at the local pub which was welcoming and served good food and drinks

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    Nothing to dislike we were grateful for the effort put in by the staff to provide a holiday during the pandemic.

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Hut was very clean and warm!11/03/2020

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

  • Wooden Tent camping pod
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    Hut was very clean and warm!

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Would definitely stay again but would look into taking own Wi-fi11/01/2020

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location
    Amenities flawless
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    Privacy
    Great walks around lakes/woodlands on site
    Excellent for dogs

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    Only Wi-fi in the cafe.... none available on site.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • 40 Fenn Row, Wantisden, Butley, Suffolk, England, IP12 3PJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.1121°N 1.4376°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Trimley St Martin (Suffolk): Coach Stop — 10.0 miles
Trimley St Mary (Suffolk): Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Walton (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Train stations
Wickham Market Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Melton (Suffolk) Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Woodbridge Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 8.6 miles
Felixstowe for Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 8.7 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 12.7 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 39.2 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

One of the most sought-after sightseeing options in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths area is the Sutton Hoo archaeological site near Woodbridge (15 minutes’ drive) with its two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One was home to a ship burial where a multitude of Anglo-Saxon artefacts were uncovered, many of which were sent over to the British Museum in London due to their top cultural significance.

Learn about the discovery, then potter over to the riverside setting of Snape Maltings (15 minutes) for more history in a village that's home to industrial buildings dating back to the Victorian era as well as modern galleries and boutiques. Woodbridge, a market town 20 minutes away, is also an excellent choice if you fancy shopping for souvenirs.

For town times by the sea, Aldeburgh (25 minutes) is a pretty place set by a shingle beach on the North Sea; set off on a wander here towards the Martello Tower, built as a defence against Napoleon, then head over to the hamlet of Thorpeness (30 minutes from the site and a couple of miles from Aldeburgh) for a bit of boating on the mere.

Must see

  • Orford Castle (4.2 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (4.4 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (4.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (4.4 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo (4.4 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:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Wantisden Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 weeks of arrival date.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch and should this occur, £50 will be retained as an administration fee.

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. Wantisden Park will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks 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 Wantisden Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wantisden Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wantisden Park? One of the most sought-after sightseeing options in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths area is the Sutton Hoo archaeological site near Woodbridge (15 minutes’ drive) with its two 6th- and early 7th-century … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wantisden Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wantisden Park? From €22.96 (for 1 night, 6 people) - 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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 1 metres between pitches.

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 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09 and between 01/10 and 30/03.

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m..

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

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £150.00 (€165.86) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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