Forest Tent Pitch

UK England South East England East Sussex Battle Beech Estate Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
One of tent pitches set in the woods for B.Y.O tent campers. Each pitch has it's own fire-pit. Bookings involving 4 or more adults must contact the office before booking please.

The Owner Says

The Forest Tent Pitches are set within glades of the forest. There are various pitch sizes including single pitches, a small number of double pitches and the two larger mini-group area suitable for up to 3-5 families. All Forest Tent Pitches have their own campfire pit.

The walk from the car park is approximately 50-200 metres to the pitches – large wheelbarrows are provided to assist you.

  • You must supply all of your own camping equipment.
  • Due to access we do not allow any caravans or campervans – tents only please.
  • 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, or for unusually large tent (all pitches fit a minimum 5 metre diameter tent) or if you want two or more large tents on the same pitch, 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, family groups groups – yes. Caravans, campervans, dogs – no.

Nearby

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 187 reviews

★★★★★

Retreat relax revitalise

After looking for somewhere more in touch with nature than just a field my partner and I came across beech farm estate. So glad we did, it is exactly what we were looking for in that it was surrounded by woodland, pitches separated very well ( we were in the faraway pitches), at night the only sounds were of the cackling of our campfire and the odd hoot from the owls. By day you can explore various routes and we came across deer early in the morning which was a bonus. If you are looking for somewhere as close to wilderness as you can but with some facilities then this surely can't be beaten. I shall definitely be back here in the future.

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you for your lovely review Michael. So glad to hear you had a good time at Beech Estate and enjoyed the wildness we try to create! We look forward to seeing you again and will endeavor to encourage the deer and owls to visit you again during your stay! 
★★★★★

Closest thing to Canadian camping ever!

Having been brought up in Canada and camping in the wilderness there, campsites in the UK and the rest of Europe always looked more like villages than campsites to me, so finding the Beech Estate campsite has been wonderful! Having a tent pitch surrounded by trees and greenery with no other tents visible is bliss, not to mention cooking on the firepit, being off grid, the exciting bucket showers, the familiar compost toilets and forest walks. Joy!

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you Charlotte! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us and how lovely to be compared to the wilds of Canada! We hope we can see you for more of the same soon. 
★★★★★

Awesome semi-wild camping in beautiful woodlands

My 14 year old daughter had requested a camping trip. In a forest. Where we could build our own fire. I booked on a whim but the Beech Estate Campsite was PERFECT! Only an hour and a half drive from SE London and then we were there - driving down country lanes under canopies of trees to find this amazing place. We loved our yurt in a secluded spot with everything we needed. We cooked in a Dutch Oven over an open fire and sat out under the trees and the stars in perfect tranquillity late into the evening. The bucket showers were great (I had been apprehensive) and we even braved the composting toilets which were also fine. We had a lovely two-night stay and will definitely be back - probably with friends next time to share two yurts and a communal fire pit. Thanks so much for looking after us so well and for thinking of everything.

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you so much Kate! We're so happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your first stay with us and it sound like you really got stuck in. Great to hear we have converted you to our lovely bucket showers too...you're not the first! Please do come and visit us again, we'd love to see you return. 
★★★★★

Hammock friendly

It's rare to find a campsite that accommodates hammock camping - we were allocated a secluded spot which was perfect for pitching our hammocks. The area is beautiful and the facilities are very good - the bucket showers are great fun (and much cleaner than traditional shower blocks). The compost toilets were well maintained and environmentally friendly. At night, I could hear an owl and the birds in the morning were a treat. A fire pit was included in the pitch which was nice and wood available to buy at a reasonable cost. The staff on hand were friendly and helpful - I felt safe here which is important being a sole adult with child in tandem hammocks. This is a lovely site and will definitely visit again.
Aug 31, 2021 by Angela Raven Verified Review

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you Angela! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the hammock pitch and all the campsite facilities! We're very pleased you felt safe on the campsite and were looked after by our wardens. We'll look forward to your return.
★★★★☆

Excellent, friendly, semi-wild camping experience

It's a large and lovely site, first of all, heavily wooded and with a lot of tents, but a secluded feel, i.e. you can't really see those around you. There is a laid-back feel but people are around to help out most of the time, and friendly when asked. You need to be prepared for composting toilets, but these are all part of the getting-back-to-nature experience, and the bucket showers, outside with a view of trees above, are simply great. There were a few noisy youngsters chatting late into the evenings, but generally it's a peaceful place, and limited planes overhead so not as noisy as the other site Wild Boar Wood can be, sadly. The bell tent we had was perfect, and our 3 year old and 12 year old were pretty amused most of the time. The walk to the Squirrel pub was hard here and there (carrying a big toddler!) but worth it - nice pub. Generally hard to fault this campsite.
Aug 19, 2021 by James Parker Verified Review

Response from Beech Estate Campsite

Thank you for your review James! Great to hear you had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed the facilities and local pub. We'd love to hear how we could have made this a 5* review so please do email us with any feedback you have. 
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Location

Beech Estate Campsite is located at Beech Estate, Netherfield, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9QU

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Getting There

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.