Grass Pitch for a Campervan/Tent

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Stowmarket Swattesfield Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 2 adults, 5 children)
Pitch your own tent or campervan in our lovely countryside camping field, with plenty of space, and campfires allowed in fire pits.

The Owner Says

All of our tent and campervan pitches are unmarked so you can set up wherever you'd like; in the woods, in the glade, by the hedgerows or by the pond. Open fires are allowed in our fire pits and use of our handmade Pizza Oven is free for all to use. Our toilet facilities are clean to use and there is plenty of hot water (provided by our onsite bore hole) for the showers. There is a covered double sink unit for pot washing with washing up liquid provided for free. Our communal kitchen located on the main field also houses a microwave, 4 gas hobs with FREE gas and some pots/kettles and pans for all to use. Please note, although we do allow fires in our own supplied fire pits, we do ask all campers to use our supplied wood which supports the open fire facilities we offer - we have kindling and reasonably priced nets of seasoned hard wood to purchase as an extra.

About Swattesfield Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, dogs, kids – yes. Noisy groups, stag/hen do's – no. The site is also available for whole-site hire.

Nearby

Gislingham village shop (01379 788522) is a 15-minute walk away and there’s also a play area on the green for little ones. ‘Thornham Walks’ is directly accessible from the site – 12 miles of waymarked footpaths (open daily 9am–6pm April–Oct; shorter hours outside this period). It’s a mile and a half to Thornham Fishery (07810 653600), with 3 mature well-stocked lakes – don’t forget your rod and rod licence if you want to give it a go! By car, the Museum of East Anglian Life (01449 612229) is 20 minutes away. Set over 70 acres, there is plenty for everyone, including steam engines, a farm zoo, gypsy caravans and events throughout the year.

Food & Drink

The Thornham Estate’s Forge Tea Room (01379 788566) and Thornham Coach House (01379 783373) are a 15–20-minute walk away and serve lunch and dinner. Or try the Four Horseshoes pub (01379 678777) at the other end of Thornham Magna, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is about a 30-minute walk.

Family Friendly

Bring bikes or good walking shoes to wear the kids out or head to the playground on the local village green. Then enjoy the wildlife and the peace and quiet of this smallsville rural campsite run by a father and son team.

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Location

Swattesfield Campsite is located at Gislingham Road, Thornham Magna, Suffolk IP23 8HH

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Getting There

To find the campsite from the A140, follow the signs to the Thornham Walks and continue past the Walks entrance , continuing along Gislingham Road for about a mile and then turn right soon after seeing a 'school' sign and 'Slow' marked on the road – there is a Swattesfield Campsite sign on a tree to the left marking the entrance to the site on the right. And if you're travelling from the opposite direction through Gislingham: exit the village past the Church and towards Thornham Magna. About 1/2 mile out of the village and soon after travelling under a train tunnel you will see a 'school' sign and 'Slow' marked on the road – there is a Swattesfield Campsite sign marking the entrance which will be on the left.

The nearest station is Diss (6 miles away) which is on the direct mainline from London Liverpool Street and often stops at Manningtree, Colchester, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich. It's only an hour and a half from London and there are usually cabs waiting at the station (although we would advise to book in advance) or you can put your bike on the train and cycle.