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9.5

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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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9.5

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  93% described as Wild camping ?

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Clean portaloo with lovely big area for tents and very well kept area.08/11/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly land owners all on site we needed wood pretty late in the night and hamish(owner) was there straight away with fire wood for us, very family friendly and you are there with your own surroundings very tranquil area.

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Love this site - a few spacious pitches & a relaxed, friendly welcome08/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlex S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Klondike bell tent
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    The friendly welcome and the spacious pitches. It feels as if the site has been created to reflect what the owners (Jess and Hamish) would want to find if they went camping - limited numbers of campers at any one time, basic, but clean facilities, and plenty of space for the kids to roam free. Just happens to match what I like too!

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Everything! This is by far our favourite campsite. The hosts …08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHanna Koren F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything! This is by far our favourite campsite. The hosts are great, the children love it, it's quiet and lots to do around the site. 3rd time back!

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Even though there was a portaloo, it was really clean. Best wild camp07/28/2021

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

  • Klondike bell tent
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    Fantastic location, loved the privacy. Kids really enjoyed the swings and running around the trees. Jessie and Hamish were great hosts and helped out with building campfires and giving us too about the local area.

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    Nothing!

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Lovely people and lovely quite site07/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Klondike bell tent
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    Lovely people and lovely quite site

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Favourite place to stay so far!07/19/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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will recommend it to everyone I know who likes the …07/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomaneta o.Confirmed

  • Klondike bell tent
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    will recommend it to everyone I know who likes the camping experience. very nice welcome owners. lovely place to relax, our kids were very happy there too. quiet only a few tents allowed on the side which gives you the best experience to chill with your family next to the fire

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Perfect stay away, we will be visiting again soon :)07/04/2021

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

  • Shelter non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything about it! Peaceful, welcoming and 100% relaxing. The owners were there on arrival and showed us everything we needed to know, then left us to enjoy our stay for the rest of the duration!

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

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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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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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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
Station Road West — 10.2 kilometres
Bus Station — 13.2 kilometres
Jacobs Close — 16.7 kilometres
Train stations
Stowmarket Rail Station — 9.9 kilometres
Needham Market Rail Station — 11.8 kilometres
Elmswell Rail Station — 12.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 35.4 kilometres
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 35.4 kilometres
Felixstowe for Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 35.9 kilometres
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 47.7 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

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 (14.5 kilometres)
  • Framlingham Castle (17.4 kilometres)
  • Banham Zoo (21.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (24.5 kilometres)
  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (26.0 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.

  • 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:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 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
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

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 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.
This park 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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