Grass pitch

UK England South East England East Sussex Lewes Stud Farm Telscombe Village

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Grass pitch NO electric hook up- for tents with or without cars and camper vans

The Owner Says

Come and have a stay at our relaxed, unique camp site. Our picturesque campsite is located on the beautiful South Downs Way, offering pitches for tents and small camper vans. Sorry no caravans or motorhomes allowed. The site is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with breathtaking views over the Downland and sea. It's also only a 20 minute stroll from the  gorgeous Sussex coast and within easy reach of Brighton. It is in a perfect location for hiking, cycling or a family break, being only a 20 minute walk from the seafront. We have some great local pubs and many family attractions close by.

The site offers a  toilet facility, 2 showers, a washing-up area and drinking water. Fire pits can be hired to create a camp fire or barbeque (camp fires directly on the ground are NOT permitted). Logs & fire lighting packs can be purchased along with breakfast hampers, barbeque hampers & marshmallows. The campsite is dog & family friendly and an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and riders.

Stud Farm is a mixed working organic farm. Previously a horse stud and home of a Grand National winner in 1902. It is now a working sheep farm, along with pigs, cattle and arable farming. It also offers horse livery, with a range of stables, paddocks & packages available as well as an outdoor school and homemade hay & straw for sale. We produce our own lamb, pork and a range of sausages, all available for purchase and along with our free-range eggs can be supplied to hungry campers! The beautiful farm house offers B&B with equine companions welcome. Perfect for a ride along the South Downs way. Also look out for our open day running every year on the Sun & Mon of the first May bank holiday.

We are based in lovely Telescombe, a historic and picturesque village recorded in the Domesday Book. It is nestled at the foot of the South Downs with Telscombe Tye to the South. It houses the ancient church of St.Lawrence which dates back to the twelfth century. Stud Farm forms part of the village along with the village Hall and houses such as The Manor and the Old Rectory. It has less than 50 inhabitants and therefore still remains quiet and unspoilt.

About Stud Farm Telscombe Village

Suitable For

Tents and small camper vans, dogs – yes. Twin-axle caravans & motorhomes are not permitted unfortunately. Large groups – by prior arrangement only.


Countryside or city life, the choice is yours. For the former, walk the South Downs Way, drive to the iconic Seven Sisters Country Park or head to Sheffield Park Station (15 miles) to ride through the glorious scenery on the Bluebell Railway Line (01825 720800), while, for the latter Brighton and Lewes are only a couple of miles away and can be reached by local bus. Lewes, a beautiful market town, boasts quaint antique shops, lots of cafés and Harveys Brewery (01273 480 217), for a delicious pint of ale, plus, Lewes Castle and Museum (01273 486290) at the centre of it all. Brighton is full of all sorts of attractions such as the pier & Sealife centre to name only 2. If you dont make it onto the Beach then try out 1 of 2 local outdoor pools, Pells pool in Lewes or the Lido in Saltdean         

Food & Drink

Stud Farm produce their own pure pork sausages and free-range eggs. Along with local bacon, these are sold as a breakfast hamper. Customers can also pre-order bread, milk, butter and beans. Marshmallows with skewers for toasting are also available. There are 3 good local pubs: The Abergavenny Arms (01273 472416) in Rodmell (2 miles), The Telscombe Tavern (01273 584674) in Telscombe Cliffs (8 miles by car but a mere 30 minutes walking direct) and The Smugglers Rest (01273 586593), which is also in Telscombe Cliffs and just as accessible. There are numerous restaurants, cafes & pubs in nearby Lewes.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 145 reviews


Hilltop campsite, calm and super clean facilities.

Loved that we could walk across the hill to a pub (Smugglers) or catch the bus to Brighton. The facilities were simple, but kept nice and clean. The location is quiet with wonderful views, our kind of place. Also had delicious sausages delivered for breakfast! We are sure we'll book again.

Great site, fantastic views

Didn't use any of the facilities but the actual camping experience was exactly what we looking for; beautiful, 'wild camping with a backup option'. Owners super friendly and relaxed. Will definitely make it a regular haunt l...
Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Richardson

Excellent small site - fantastic views

Small off grid site with fantastic views. Friendly welcome. Good size pitches. Just the sort of place we love and will return to.
Oct 28, 2021 by David Woodhead

Stunning views, friendly campsite

The views are incredible in all directions, the toilets were clean and well maintained. The lack of hot water for showers and washing up was understandable, but;something to be aware of before you go. However, I would definitely return; the views, the welcome, and the stunning walks would bring me back.
Oct 27, 2021 by Jo Savage Verified Review


Had an excellent time , excellent lady in charge, very helpful. All the food we ordered was excellent Toilets and showers are good. Brilliant for bikes and walks, good bus timings for Brighton Definitely will be going again. Graeme
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Stud Farm Telscombe Village is located at Stud Farm, Telscombe Village, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3HZ

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Getting There

It's 6 miles to Lewes train station (0845 748 4950) and 3 miles to Southease train station (0845 748 4950) – though a very limited number of trains run to the latter. Catch a bus from Lewes to Southease bus stop (20 mins) or the train from Lewes to Southease if it is running.