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Idle Hours Owlsbury Park

9.6
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General

  • Wildlife-packed park with foxes, deer and badgers
  • Coarse fishing ponds stocked with carp, roach, tench and perch
  • Shops, pubs and eateries within a mile

How might you fancy a peaceful break in a rural wildlife haven, with countryside views to the South Downs, spectacular westerly sunsets and a night under the stars around a campfire? Then Idle Hours could be the place for you.

Set on around three and a half acres, Idle Hours is an adults-only quiet site (strictly no groups and no noise after 11pm, please), with two attractive and peaceful coarse fishing ponds stocked with carp, roach, tench and perch. The site welcomes dogs, but please do keep them on leads while on site and remember to clean up after them.

Pitches are on gently sloping grass, and amenities include ladies' and gents toilets, a hot shower, a hot water washing-up area and a chemical disposal point. Fire baskets are available and logs and kindling are available for sale. Please note there is no mains electricity on site.

Despite its serene, pastoral surroundings, this site is very handy for shops, pubs and eateries, all about a mile and a half away.

Please note

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 257 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  91% described as Peaceful ?

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Peace and quiet, very clean facilities, farm produce delivery10/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peace and quiet, very clean facilities, farm produce delivery

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Clean toilets and wash facilities, nice views, friendly welcome.10/19/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean toilets and wash facilities, nice views, friendly welcome.

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Beautiful scenery, fire pits, friendly host (Julie), relaxed site, adult …10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful scenery, fire pits, friendly host (Julie), relaxed site, adult only, Tesco just down the road, 45 mins from south coast

    Disliked: 

    Train track at bottom of field, car traffic from road audible but not problematic, large party on site despite info saying no groups of 2 or more pitches. That said, it was a relaxed and friendly vibed site just not somewhere to go if you want more of a wilder or peaceful site.

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Lovely stay at owlsbury. Friendly site, great space with fire pits.10/12/2020

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

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

    Atmosphere, owners, pitch, scenery, winery next door, walks

    Disliked: 

    Road, but wasn’t bad

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Clean and nice toilet and shower facilities, lovely nature and …10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean and nice toilet and shower facilities, lovely nature and very friendly staff.

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Lovely peaceful place. Weather was horrendous so owners offered us …10/05/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely peaceful place. Weather was horrendous so owners offered us a different date, which was thoughtful. Nice hot shower, clean facilities.

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    Nothing

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Nice little site with small carp ponds, great facilities & nice owners10/05/2020

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

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

    The Fire Pits made the colder nights that bit sweeter, The Owners came across really friendly and even suggested local places, The Fishing was decent for a quick little session, with plenty of small carp in there! Very Quiet and Relaxed and The Location was pretty ideal! Just down the road from Crowborough, so plenty of little pubs around! The facilities are unmatched in my experience, extremely clean and fresh and never actually had to wait to use them, despite the site being pretty full! Definitely going to revisit in the warmer months!

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Great place to stay, clean, hosts are very friendly, loved it.09/30/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, lovely place to stay, very clean and very friendly hosts, beautiful place.

    Disliked: 

    Shower, actually shower was good but it’s just a cubicle so a little hard to dress and keep stuff dry, but managed it and didn’t mind too much.

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Lovely relaxed site09/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRiika F.Confirmed

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

    Beautiful rural location, friendly people, camp fires allowed, nice walks, pub walking distance

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Excellent Friendly, Safe, Relaxing Site09/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDionne W.Confirmed

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

    I was looking for a picturesque, peaceful, laid back and friendly site for 3 nights and that is exactly what I got at Idle Hours. I was met by Paul when I arrived who couldnt have been more helpful, made me feel really welcome and relaxed.
    I had a wonderful pitch looking out onto fields of horses, sheep and chickens. Groups of people where sitting around their fires in the evening chatting, playing music quietly - it was a nice relaxed vibe and people were very respectful of others.
    All the people I spoke to were really friendly and helpful. There are some lovely walks around, a nice little walk to The Wheatsheaf pub and some lunch I highly recommend.
    I will most definitely going back, as regularly as I can manage.
    Thank you for having me at your wonderful site. See you both soon.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - couldnt fault it!

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Features

Leisure on park

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

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

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Location

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  • Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, England, TN6 3RG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0267°N 0.1723°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 8.2 kilometres
Uckfield Bus Terminal — 8.4 kilometres
Forest Row Coach Stop — 12.7 kilometres
Train stations
Crowborough Rail Station — 2.5 kilometres
Buxted Rail Station — 5.0 kilometres
Eridge Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 27.6 kilometres
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 27.6 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 27.6 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 28.8 kilometres

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

For those who fancy ditching the car for a bit, the site is close to public transport links: trains and buses from Crowborough (a mile and a half away) go to Tunbridge Wells, London, Lewes and Brighton.

Crowborough village has plenty of amenities, including an indoor swimming pool and gym, and a miniature railway. The area is great for golfers, with a number of courses nearby.

The spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells (to give it its full title) is eight miles from Owlsbury, and well worth a visit for a stroll round the specialist shops in the Georgian Pantiles, a taste of the water from the Chalybeate Spring, or a trip on the steam railway. The town also has plenty of food and entertainment options, including a multiplex cinema.

Other potential day trips include a jaunt to the coast at Eastbourne or Brighton; to Lewes, home to a castle, gardens and the biggest Bonfire Night celebrations in the country; the National Trust gardens at Sheffield Park and Wakehurst Place; the William Morris interiors at Standen; Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh; or a steam through the Sussex countryside on the historic Bluebell Railway.

Must see

  • Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (10.1 kilometres)
  • Sheffield Park Garden (11.8 kilometres)
  • Bluebell Railway (11.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (11.8 kilometres)
  • Bateman's (15.0 kilometres)

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. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Idle Hours Owlsbury Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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. Idle Hours Owlsbury Park will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days 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 Idle Hours Owlsbury Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Idle Hours Owlsbury Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Idle Hours Owlsbury Park? For those who fancy ditching the car for a bit, the site is close to public transport links: trains and buses from Crowborough (a mile and a half away) go to Tunbridge … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Idle Hours Owlsbury Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Idle Hours Owlsbury Park? From $45.45 (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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Admission
Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 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.

Additional terms

Fishing costs: £5 per person for a day pass and £3 per person for a half day pass. A fishing licence is required.

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