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The Firs Fishery and Campsite

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The Firs Fishery and Campsite: Around the site

General

  • Quiet, well-maintained adults-only site in Shadoxhurst
  • A 30-minute drive from Dungeness, Rye and Winchelsea
  • Well-stocked on-site fishing lake with roach, rudd and perch

Planning an upcoming Kentish kid-free caper? With five acres of woodland, field and lake to its name, The Firs Fishery and Campsite covers more than a few bases. Green surrounds? Check. Low levels of light pollution? Absolutely. Quiet adults-only site? Indeed. Oh, and here's something to reel you in – this place has a fishing lake for the exclusive use of guests. 

This site may be in a rural spot, but this is far from the back of beyond. The village of Shadoxhurst is about a mile away (that's a 20-minute stroll through country lanes if you fancy stretching your legs), with a medieval chapel and top-rated local pub to its name. Looking for big-city fashion without leaving the countryside? Ashford designer outlet is under a quarter of an hour's drive away. The Kent coast is also close at hand, with seaside towns like Dungeness, Rye and Winchelsea all reachable in around half an hour. 

Back at base, plenty of space for dog exercise means a warm welcome for four-legged companions. Keep your eyes peeled for animals of the wild variety, too: one of the lakes on site has been given over to nature, and friendly waterfowl are known to waddle over the grass from time to time. For food, outdoor cookouts are on the cards as long as your barbecue is raised off the ground (you can also prebook a firepit but please don't bring your own along).

Please note

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).

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

This campground has no on-site shower facilities.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 96 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Really nice weekend and we will definitely visit again.08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdanny b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely friendly couple met us on arrival, good bit of fishing in there on site large fishing pond ( small lake ).
    Perfect for that quiet chill out weekend away.
    One thing it could do with a shower.

    Disliked: 

    The food at local pub was really bad Lovely pub for a drink just don't order food .

From the manager...

Nice to meet you, and look forward to seeing you again. We will speak to the publican about the poor food, its normally very good, maybe change of staff? Thank you for raising it.
Stuart

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Beautiful camp site with lovely owners08/02/2022

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

  • Unpowered concrete and grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful and nice lake where you can enjoy your day fishing

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From the manager...

Thanks Andrea, hope you come again?
Stuart

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Excellent site, clean facilities, friendly hosts, fairly level pitches08/02/2022

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

  • Unpowered concrete and grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful grounds and hosted by a lovely, very accomodating couple! Ducks with their ducklings roaming free around the lakes, very sweet.

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From the manager...

Thanks Lauren, nice to meet you and thanks for the great review, hope to see you again.

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Peaceful site by woodland with roomy pitch. Friendly owners. Walking …08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful site by woodland with roomy pitch. Friendly owners. Walking distance to a pub.
    One loo, but no problem accessing it and was clean.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for your review, great to meet you and glad you had a good time, hope to see you again soon,
Regards Stuart

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Excellent site with ok facilities, friendly staff and level pitches.07/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil P.Confirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, remote and semi rural. A really good place to escape to.
    The lakes swimmable and they attract interesting bird life.
    Basic facilities - this comment for the “liked” section.

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From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you come again!

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Peaceful, friendly, quiet site07/30/2022

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

  • Unpowered concrete and grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What an absolutely fabulous place to stay. Stuart and Margaret are quite simply wonderful hosts. Myself and my 2 girls (dogs) were greeted so warmly, they knew my name, they talked me through everything, we chatted about my dogs (who immediately made themselves known and enjoyed many cuddles during my stay!)
    The campsite itself is beautiful, quiet, rural and intimate - you could be anywhere yet you are not too far from anywhere either!
    Beautiful walks / countryside right on the doorstep, as well as fishing lakes and a beautiful space to wander around within the site itself.
    I cannot recommend highly enough. Without doubt i will be staying here again in the very near future. Thank you both for a wonderful visit.

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From the manager...

It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We loved you and the dogs, looking forward to you coming back to see us again,
All the best
Stuart and Margaret

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Fantastic stay!07/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon K.Confirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    A wonderful small site with good size tent pitches on level grass with woodland at the back and fishing ponds close by, a really tranquil spot! The site owners were friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble, really lovely hosts and always at hand if you had any questions. A wonderful short break and would definitely recommend a stay at The Firs!

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From the manager...

Thanks for such a lovely review, it helps to have such nice people like you and your group who visit.
We are lucky that without exception, we have such great people visit and re visit, hope you come again,
Stuart

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amazing hosts, epic lake, nice location, fish in the lake07/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven H.Confirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    amazing hosts, epic lake, nice location, fish in the lake

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Thanks for such a nice review, hope you come again?

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Beautiful site , lovely owners , so peaceful, would definitely revisit07/18/2022

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

  • Unpowered concrete and grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Nice to meet you both, glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come again, oh yes you are booked for this weekend and looking forward to seeing you again.
Stuart

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Peaceful, quiet, good fishing, nice people07/15/2022

Reviewer's country: NorwayGRAHAM V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful, quiet, good fishing, nice people

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From the manager...

Thanks Graham, nice to meet you and look forward to coming again,
Regards
Stuart

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

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

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Nickley Wood Road, Shadoxhurst, Kent, England, TN26 1LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0962°N 0.8285°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Park Street — 6.8 kilometres
Tesco Crooksfoot — 7.6 kilometres
Tesco Crooksfoot — 7.6 kilometres
Train stations
Ham Street Rail Station — 3.6 kilometres
Ashford International Rail Station — 6.3 kilometres
Appledore (Kent) Rail Station — 7.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 20.3 kilometres
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 34.2 kilometres
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 35.1 kilometres
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 17.4 kilometres
Kent International Airport — 46.3 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

There's a reason Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', you know: this part of the world is home to well-kept man-made landscapes and vistas of rolling farmland. Fans of the former may well appreciate teeing off at the local golf club (10 minutes' drive) or heading down to the Royal Military Canal (10 minutes) for bike rides along the water's edge. Rural ramblers, meanwhile, should check out the four-mile Wye Downs circular walk (25 minutes).

If you'd like to make friends with some cute farm animals on your rural break, pay a visit to the Rare Breeds Centre (10 minutes). Meanwhile, for a sense of the area's history, stop by at stunning Bodiam Castle (30 minutes) – a proper castle, with a moat to cross and everything.

Like to be beside the seaside? Dungeness' marshland landscape is home to abundant birdlife (pack your binoculars and head to the RSPB reserve to find out more), as well as an old lighthouse and the largest shingle beach in Europe (25 minutes). Head to the two genteel towns of Rye and Winchelsea, meanwhile, for castle ruins, independent book shops and vineyards, or scamper over to the dunes at Camber Sands (all around half an hour's drive).

Must see

  • Ashford Designer Outlet (7.5 kilometres)
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway (10.4 kilometres)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (12.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Smallhythe Place (11.2 kilometres)
  • Lamb House (17.6 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 caravan
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Firs Fishery and Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. The Firs Fishery and Campsite 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/site.

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

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  • Does The Firs Fishery and Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Firs Fishery and Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Firs Fishery and Campsite? There's a reason Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', you know: this part of the world is home to well-kept man-made landscapes and vistas of rolling farmland. Fans of the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Firs Fishery and Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Firs Fishery and Campsite? From $38.04 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Fishing is charged on site at £12 for the first rod and £8 for the second rod per day. Swims are limited to 10 and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Fishing is available for those with some experience. You must use barbless hooks and bring along a landing net and unhooking mat or you may be refused access to fishing.

All fish must be returned to the water.

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