- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
The Owner Says
SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY: To ensure the earliest possible reopening, we have implemented a phase 1 which includes the closure of all communal facilities. Customers will need to bring their own portable loos and showers. This will be monitored as we open and hopefully we will be able to phase in the reopening of communal facilities quickly. We will provide a a waste disposal point. There will be standpipes for access to clean drinking water. We will extend the pitch sizes to 18m wide to allow for social distancing and you will be allowed to park next to your tent. Whilst vehicles are on site, we will not be able to allow campfires however BBQs off the ground will be permitted 6m away from vehicles.
Both of our campsites here house 15 individual pitches, with some in a shaded glade and others on different levels and terraces. For all campsites campfires are, of course, permitted within the fire pits provided. Firewood and charcoal are available to buy.
Pitches will accommodate a 5m bell tent or a regular 6x4m family tent. Guests will find facilities in the beautifully converted shepherd's hut housing 2 loos, 2 piping hot showers and washing-up facilities. A communal covered area is also provided in both sites in case the weather doesn't behave!
We have an array of different activities here on the farm, especially throughout the summer. From bushcraft to watersports on the river, our resident activities company can help really will fill your holiday with fun!
For bookings more than 5 pitches (25+ people) we are able to hire our Udiam (our third campsite) in its entirety for group bookings, great for birthdays or big family weekends away!
Campsites are allocated to meet the need of the customers and we will accommodate your needs wherever possible, but you will be informed which site you are in before arrival.
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Bodiam Camping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
- Balance due 10 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
About Bodiam Camping
Campers, glampers, tents, groups (up to five tents) – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no.
The National Trust-run Bodiam Castle is a mere 10-15 minute stroll across three undulating fields. You can travel from the castle by boat (01797 253838) to nearby pub, The White Hart (01797 252166) in Newenden, or by a Kent and East Sussex Railway steam train to Tenterden. The Bodiam station is actually within Quarry Farm and there’s a 10% discount for midweek glampers and campers. Tenterden itself (12 miles away) has a lovely high street of independent shops and cafes and is home to both The Old Dairy Brewery and the well-known Chapel Down Vineyard, a little way out of town. Even closer to site (within walking or kayaking distance) is the Oastbrook Vineyard where tours and tastings are also available. The huge sandy beach of Camber Sands is about half an hour away (17 miles) and well worth a visit on a sunny day. Battle, with its famous abbey, battlefield and small high street of independent shops, is eight miles away. The enchanting medieval port town of Rye is 13 miles away and it’s about the same distance to seaside Hastings. There's lots of lovely walks, bike trails and Go Ape at the National Pine Arboretum at Bedgebury (nine miles from site) and the nearby Bewl Water reservoir.
Food & Drink
This part of East Sussex is renowned for food and at the heart of the English wine renaissance. You don’t have to go far to find either. On site, The Hub is a shop and a licensed cafe-bistro where you can buy and try local produce. A range of catered options are available for groups too (if booked in advance). The Oastbrook Vineyard is within walking distance of site and just one of the vineyards within easy reach. Chapel Down, Sedlescombe and Oxney Organics are others. Pub-wise, The Castle Inn (01580 083330) is within walking distance, just the other side of the river and does some great homemade pub fare. The Salehurst Halt (01580 880620) and The White Dog Inn (01580 830264) are both lovely local free houses and about an hour’s walk (or a five-minute drive) away.
Bodiam Camping is located at Hop Pickers Campsite, Quarry Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5RA
From London, head South on the A21 through a village called Hurst Green. On the south side of the village, bear left (signed to Bodiam Castle). Continue along that road to a crossroads at the end. Go straight over. As you drop down into the village, the castle is on your left. Continue over the bridge and railway crossing. The farm drive is clearly marked on the right.
Most guests drive; however the site is only a few minutes by car from the main line stations at Robertsbridge or Etchingham. Taxis are available from local firm AK Rother but pre-booking is essential (01424 401424).