Woodland Meadow Pitch

UK England South East England East Sussex Battle Beech Estate Campsite

  • Sleeps 8 (max 4 adults, 6 children)
A tent pitch area within our Woodland Meadow.

The Owner Says

This is a booking for a tent pitch within the lovely tree enclosed Woodland Meadow at Beech Estate. The area is usually reserved for groups of 10-15 families but when not booked we open the meadow for individual bookings. We allow just four or five very large pitches (so large tents are no problem) - each with a fire pit - in a huge space overall of about 90 metres by 35 metres.

There is a compost toilet and a fresh water points located in the meadow. The walk from the car park is approximately 50 metres – large wheelbarrows are provided to assist you.

  • You must supply all of your own camping equipment.
  • We provide washing up liquid, hand wash and body wash.
  • We have mains water taps.
  • Please note this campsite is off grid.
  • Cars may not access the campsite.
  • Sorry No Dogs or Pets are allowed.
For group bookings enquiries, to book for more than 4 adults, stays longer than 7 days, please email us info@pegsandpitches.co.uk or call us during office hours on 01273 980218 so we can advise if we have the appropriate pitch/area for you.

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About Beech Estate Campsite

Suitable For

Families, chilled-out adults, tents, relaxed groups – yes. Caravans, campervans, dogs – no. You can also hire the whole site exclusively.


Beech Estate lies right in the heart of East Sussex and is excellently situated to drive to many of the regions top attractions. The historic town of Battle (1066, and all that) is just three miles away. Cosmopolitan Hastings, home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, is also a short-drive away. A few miles down the A271, you'll find the historic village of Herstmonceux. Besides its historic windmill, visitors flock the Observatory Science Centre and the Tudour opulence of Hertmonceux Castle. If you're planning a day trip further afield, the stunning Seven Sisters Country Park is well worth a visit. Its chalk cliffs and lush, rolling hills are the quintessential Sussex scene and nearby Eastbourne has buckets of timeless seaside charm.

Food & Drink

The White Hart Inn (01424 838382) in Netherfield serves up classy pub grub in a truly beautiful location. Visitors can expect a friendly welcome and some great seafood fresh from the Sussex coastline at The Netherfield Arms (01424 838282). The Squirrel Inn has a fine selection of ales (including local tipple Harvey's) and has live music every month.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 171 reviews


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Soooo pleased we managed to squeeze this trip in before the impending lockdown! Couldn't recommend this site enough! Great eco-friendly camping with all the utilities you need out in the sticks. Staff were super friendly and provided us with lots of useful info. The pitches are super spacious and made to feel secluded but within a short distance to water and loos/shower. The fire pits are a great addition, with logs and kindling at hand... toasted marshmallows went down a treat! Lots of places to visit nearby and if like us you don't have a car there's a nice footpath walk to Battle Abbey!

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you Poppy! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Beech Estate. We hope to see you again for more campfires and marshmallows!

Excellent stay at a hidden gem of stunning British woodland

An unforgettable experience wild camping in the beech Estate forest. From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming and friendly and full of passion and knowledge of the local area and amazing wildlife we might encounter during our stay. They were always available to answer questions and always did so with a big smile. The facilities were amazing and clean and I would highly recommend taking a bucket shower! A great experience and excellent for conserving water. The pitches were fantatstic, well spaced out to give you a real feel of seclusion and put you right on nature's doorstep. At night the only sound we could hear was the crackling of the fire (amazing to be able to have a camp fire in a safe pre made fire pit) and the occasional hooting owl. Many thanks to the team at Beech Estate we will be returning next year for sure!
Oct 21, 2020 by Ben

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you Ben! I'm glad to hear our wardens looked after you and you enjoyed all that Beech Estate has to offer. The bucket showers are always a hit so I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed them! We look forward to seeing you again for more of the same. 

Home away from home :)

I stayed three times at Beech Estate this year and have loved it every time no matter the weather!! Everything is really well set up, tidy and good covid measures in place! Best shower I've had all year :) Staff has been extraordinarily friendly and welcoming and evidently working very hard to ensure everyone gets to have a good time. There was home grown vegetables and pine cones for fire starters. I loved the big chunky tomatoes! The first time I went it was very rainy but couldn't dampen the spirits, the woods were extra pretty and there is nothing better than warming up by the fire in lovely company and with a delicious curry cooked in a Dutch oven after a long soggy walk. Second time I got to do some quality star gazing and there was lots of wildlife scuttling about. Lovely walk to the squirrel inn, well sign posted. I'll be back for sure!! Thanks Pegs&Pitches team for a lovely time away <3
Oct 21, 2020 by Mole

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you for your lovely review! It's wonderful to hear about your experiences at Beech Estate and it sounds as though you have really made the most of every visit. We hope to see you again next season!

Great place highly recommend

Stayed two nights in a bell tent with a friend who doesn't like camping and we both loved it. Cant wait to go back.

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you for your review Tania. We're very happy to hear you have converted your friend to camping! We look forward to seeing you both again. 

Still lovely, but now with real downsides

My wife and I have camped here MANY times under its previous ownership, this was the first since the rebrand to pegs and pitches. The site is still gorgeous woodland, the pitches are pretty well separated, the fire pits great, and the hosts friendly and helpful. The new facilities are more industrial, but ok, and seem to cope well with the expanded site. The extra fire and water points are welcome. The covid provisions of hand sanitiser, soap, and good directions are well thought through. On the other hand: The site was not as well cared for as in previous years. The flushing toilet block is Looking tired and worn. The compost loos seemed to be cleaned once per day and were not emptied at any point in the weekend when we were there so the poo built up to a height where the sawdust did not cover it if you used the chute provided, causing them to smell. The bucket showers are still a delight, but I had to reattach the shower rose, tighten the fitting and adjust the rope so it could be clipped in to the hook, in order to use mine. Lastly, and most disconcerting were the rats. We have never seen rats on the site before, but they were everywhere last weekend. Not just by the bins, but all over our pitch (P13). There were several, and they were intrusive, crawling through the unsealed parts of the tent, and crowding in on us as we sat by the fire. It really took the joy out of sitting by the firepit. In summary, the site is still good, but the rats and the toilets make me worry that it is not as hygenic as it could be. We have previously always planned to return ASAP. This time, we will look elsewhere first.
Oct 6, 2020 by brianj Verified Review

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Hi Brian. We are absolutely devastated to hear your experience wasn't as you’ve experienced in the past!  Firstly, we would like to let you know that the campsite is under the same management as it always has been, we have simply re-branded and changed names.

Though it's wonderful to hear the site and woodland was still enjoyed we are sorry for any issues you had. The compost loos use 600 litre IBC tanks to collect waste. These are only ever filled to 1/3 level and are then swapped for empty ones every month or two. Our apologies, as it sounds like the sawdust chute designed to spread the sawdust must not be working as well as intended. We will review our instructions and design to get a better sawdust spread.
We are aware of a first and very recent incursion of rats in a few areas of the woodland. This is not something we have ever had a problem with in any past season and have only seen the furry friends appear in recent weeks. It is important for us to understand rats are natural inhabitants of woodlands and with the campsite spread over 22 acres, we have a variety of native animals ‘camping’ with us. So we will be sensitively (and humanely) removing this issue, whilst still encouraging the welcome animals. This is a difficult balancing act but we are currently working closely with pest controllers to get this issue sorted, please rest assured this is a top priortiy for us and is well in hand.
Hugh (the campsite owner) has been in touch with you today and we do hope this cleared up some of the issues you experienced. Please do accept our sincere apologies, we would love to see you back on the campsite again, for what we can promise will be a wonderful time, more akin to the stays you have previously experienced with us.
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Beech Estate Campsite is located at Beech Estate, Netherfield, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9QU

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The Beech Estate Campsite is in a secret location, part of the 2,000 acre Beech Estate. Beech Estate is hidden in East Sussex between Netherfield and Ashburnham, near the historic town of Battle. Once your booking is confirmed, detailed instructions are provided. Once there, they have areas for car parking away from the pitches. Cars may not be driven to your pitch. Wheelbarrows are provided to move your equipment to the pitch (and the wardens will assist if you need it). It may be a 5 minute walk – but it’s worth it once you set up not to have cars in the campsite. Much safer for kids as well!

Nearest Station: Battle (3 miles away). Trains run regularly from London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street take about 1hr 20 mins. Taxi From Battle Station: About 10 minutes Bus: The nearest bus stop is on the edge of  the town of Battle. Bus Route 95. Walk: The walking distance from Battle is approximately 3.0 miles.