Camp Site Reviews

England

Bow Hill Farm Campsite
Bow Hill Farm
East Marden
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 9JB

Tel: 07715 573 148

Date Visited: 7th April 2017

This is a Caravan & Motorhome Club Certificated Location, so only five pitches, all hardstanding, although you may have to drive over a bit of grass to get to your pitch. It is very quiet and depending on which pitch you have, you could be forgiven for thinking you were the only ones there. £27.50 a night including ehu is not cheap, but it is a very nice site and we thought well worth the money.

There is a small toilet/shower block (2 loos, 1 shower) which is adequate for five caravans and they have a washing machine and tumble drier. It was all Immaculately clean. The online booking system allows you to choose exactly which of the five pitches you want (subject to availability) and book it - a great system.

The site is about 8 miles north of Chichester and surrounded by the South Downs, very picturesque.


Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite
Chapel Road
Barns Green
Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 0PR

Tel: 01403 732539

Date Visited: 20th January 2017

This is one of those sites that specialises in fishing, not just for campers, but for serious anglers. They have a number of dedicated (stocked) lakes specifically for match fishing. The centre piece of the site is a small general purpose lake with some hard standing pitches on the lake shore.

We visited in January when temperatures were well below freezing overnight and were lucky enough to get one of the lakeside pitches. The site described it as a Premium Pitch, but we think ďpremiumĒ meant lakeside. The pitch had electric hook up, but that was it. At £29 per night for a basic hard standing pitch in low season, it seemed expensive until you woke up the next morning and looked out across the frozen lake!

The number of lakeside pitches is limited, less than half a dozen, so for most people the big attraction is probably the onsite restaurant. This is on the lake shore with a terrace overlooking the lake. In summer this terrace must be great. The weekend we booked there was live music (female singer/song writer) in the restaurant. The food was excellent, the singer was excellent, but the restaurantís front of house organisation left a bit to be desired. Fortunately it didnít spoil our enjoyment of the evening.

The local village has a pub, easily within walking distance, but we didnít try it. Horsham is only a matter of minutes away in the car, with a huge Tesco on the outskirts.

The toilet and shower block was a modern purpose built facility of a very high standard. It was kept clean even though the site was pretty full, despite it being January. There was also lovely under floor heating and a piped jungle background soundtrack. Showers and hot water were free. There were dish washing facilities, laundry and freezers available.

The whole site, which includes a farm, is set in 100 acres and there are plenty of walks around the lakes and woods.

This was an excellent site to visit in winter, although one could imagine it being packed to the gunnels in the summer when people spend more time outside.


Brighton Caravan Club Site
East Brighton Park
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 5TS

Tel: 01273 626546

Date Visited: 2nd December 2016

The site is only a couple of miles out of the city centre and we walked there in the morning and back again in the afternoon. However it would be a bit of a trek to a pub in the evening.

Brighton is an interesting place, lots of shops, cafes & bars. Then of course there is the Pavillion, the I-360 and the Lanes, so plenty to see and do.

Typical CC site with clean well presented toilets & showers. Lots of hard standings and all the usual amenities. We found the wardens friendly and helpful without being overbearing. Television reception and 4G wi-fi were good. As the site is located in a dell, we also found it to be very peaceful, especially at the furthest end from the entrance where we were pitched.


Daleacres Caravan Club Site
Lower Wall Road
West Hythe
Kent
CT21 4NW

Tel: 01303 267679

Date Visited: 29th October 2016

This is a nice quiet site down on the edge of Romney Marsh. Typical CC site with all the usual facilities. Appeared to have a large rally field and excellent dog walking. Ideal for Port Lympne, Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, the beaches at Dymchurch and New Romney. Toilet/shower facilities were of the normal CC standard.


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