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Lovely settings surrounded by greenery

General

  • Quiet site in the High Weald, set up for families and couples
  • Scenic views of the surrounding area
  • On 20 acres of grassland dotted with woodland copses

Is back-to-basics camping the sort of under-canvas hol that has you hooked? Then you'd probably like to get your claws into a stay at peaceful and popular Hook Farm near Haywards Heath in West Sussex.

This is 'back-to-basics fun camping in its truest sense,' say the Hook Farm owners… and in a most enviable location too, as the farm is in a secluded and grippingly scenic setting in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The pitching area is on the south-facing valley of the farm covering over 20 acres of grassland with small woodland copses dotted about, carefully designed to have a minimal impact on the environment and landscape, with no permanent buildings and no main roads (cattle graze the site in the winter months too).

Pitches are grass and a pick of some with smashing views over the valley and some surrounded by the small woodland copses dotted about the campsite. The site facilities include (very clean) toilets and cold running water but no showers; as the owners say, those looking for state of the art facilities might not find Hook Farm the site for them.

But if you're looking for friendly countryside camping done old school, with heaps of space, campfires allowed and plenty of room for the kids to run safely around? Hook Farm should surely lure you in.

Please note

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Hook Farm is back-to-basics fun camping, so please note that the site is very much an 'in the fields' experience with cold running water and no shower facilities.

The site has a strict no-music policy: please consider this before booking.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 128 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Peaceful site with lovely views and warm welcome from staff.09/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen S.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The most peaceful campsite we've stayed at! Beautiful location; no music policy observed by all; warm welcome - excellent! Later departure time meant it felt like a weekend away, not just a night.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Loved everything09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Loved everything

    Disliked: 

    Some screaming children

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Clean09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Clean

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Excellent site09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOscar G.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Really lovely campsite. Nice woodland, loads of space, beautiful location. Can have fires anywhere :) Came solo for some climbing down the road. Will be back with my partner.

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Setting was beautiful. Toilets basic but clean and well stocked ...08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Setting was beautiful. Toilets basic but clean and well stocked with loo roll. Fantastic welcome. Liked fact we could have the campfire and that could buy what we needed for it (and not too expensive).

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Freedom of doing ..barbecue etc08/29/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Freedom of doing ..barbecue etc

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Beautiful setting spacious unspoiled08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona S.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Beautiful setting spacious unspoiled

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Great site with helpful owner who greeted us.08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Liked the feel of the site with lots of options for gathering in groups if you wanted that or you can tuck yourselves into a quiet corner. Gradient of site might put off some but made it more interesting and did not put us off.

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Like it so much, relax, quiet, great surrounding area and ...08/27/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Like it so much, relax, quiet, great surrounding area and pub near by :)

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    No showers options :(

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Lovely staff, freedom and privacy, bit hilly08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom B.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Friendly staff, good privacy even on busiest weekend of the year, fire wood sold, fires allowed, park car and pitch up anywhere, nearby copses to forage for dead fire wood

    Disliked: 

    No music allowed but screaming children are, quite steep in places, Easyjet flights

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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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Location

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  • Hook Lane, West Hoathly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH19 4PT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0731°N 0.0563°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
East Grinstead: War Memorial Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
Forest Row Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Felbridge: London Rd Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Train stations
Balcombe Rail Station — 3.7 miles
East Grinstead Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 20.1 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 25.1 miles
Kingston Town End Pier — 25.4 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 7.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 7.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 8.1 miles

Directions


Hook Farm Campsite is located off Hook Lane. The entrance to the campsite is via a track which runs adjacent to the village cricket field.

From London, exit the M25 at Junction 7 onto the M23. Exit the M23 at Junction 10 onto the A264. At the second roundabout turn right onto the B2028 signposted Turners Hill / West Hoathly. From the centre of West Hoathly enter Hook Lane past St Margaret's Church and The Priest House. Pass the bowls club on your left and the cricket pitch. The next turn on the left is marked for the campsite.

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

As might have been mentioned, Hook Farm is in an enviable location enveloped by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; several walking trails and bridleways linking Weald villages and through splendid scenery lead directly from the site. Brighton is less than 20 miles away too for city days or nights out.

Recommended options in the region include the colourful steam railway ride from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway, an 11-mile journey along the border between East and West Sussex, or wildlife watching at one or more of the Weald's couple of dozen nature and RSPB reserves. Ardingly Reservoir, close to Hook Farm, also has yachting, sailing, canoeing and hooking samples in pike, carp, tench, coarse and match fishing.

At Ardingly village less than a mile from the farm, the National Trust's Wakehurst Gardens is a popular day out for the green-fingered as it's managed by London's Kew Gardens and is home to three national tree collections, England's biggest Christmas tree and the millennium seed bank, set up with the aim of preserving seeds from all native flora in the UK. (Kenneth Branagh's version of As You Like It was filmed here too if you feel like being dramatic among the trees.)

Next door to Wakehurst Gardens, the South of England Showground should keep most tastes occupied with its events attended by tens of thousands throughout the year, including the South of England Show and dozens of public events. And if it's gardens you're after, plenty are within easy reach: we'd suggest Standen, Borde Hill and High Beeches just to start you off.

Finally, fancy some forest to go with the woodland on the farm? Ashdown Forest is a six-mile trot from Hook Farm and has walking trails, pony trekking and other outdoor options.

Must see

  • Wakehurst Place (1.4 miles)
  • Standen (2.7 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (5.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Wakehurst Place (1.3 miles)
  • Standen (2.7 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  4 p.m.

Hook Farm cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hook Farm will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Additional terms

Hook Farm is back-to-basics fun camping, so please note that the campsite is very much an 'in the fields' experience with cold running water and no shower facilities. Camping in its truest sense, but not for everyone, so please note that if you are likely to require extensive facilities then this may not be the site for you.

No excessive use of water, e.g. paddling pools. Music is not permitted under any circumstances.

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