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UK England South East England East Sussex Lewes Housedean Farm Campsite

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
  • Dogs Allowed
A standard spacious camping pitch with firepit and beautiful views

The Owner Says

Pitches: Each pitch is large enough for up to 8 people and it is possible to book 2 or more pitches so that groups of friends or families can all pitch next to each other. We are happy to accept small campervans (VW type size – no motorhomes or caravans), but we don’t have any electric hook up available. Pitches are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you would like a specific pitch, let us know when you book and we will do our best. Please note that some pitches are further from the facilities than others (maximum 200m).
Facilities: We have modern camping facilities on-site that include: 5 flushing loos, 2 outdoor basins and 4 hot showers in wooden enclosures (one of which is open-air). Taking a hot shower outdoors is surely one of life’s most simple pleasures! We aim to keep our facilities scrupulously clean at all times. We also have a  washing up shelter with hot water, a communal fridge and freezer,power points for charging phones and a brand new area with wash basins.
Campfires: Each of our pitches has a designated fire pit. We encourage their use as we believe camping is all about having a roaring campfire and we can supply logs throughout your stay. Occasionally, during droughts or particularly hot periods, there is the risk of crops catching fire, so we may ask you to refrain from having campfires on some pitches.

About Housedean Farm Campsite

Suitable For

Perfefct for families & groups. Dogs & horses if prearranged and well behaved. Sadly no caravans.


A lengthy walk along the South Downs Way is certainly a must, seeing as you're already pitched on it. If you're feeling the need for some city life, 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 cafes and restaurants and Harveys Brewery, for a delicious pint of ale. The site is also within easy driving distance of the iconic Seven Sisters Country Park and many other popular attractions in the South Downs National Park.

Food & Drink

The Half Moon in Plumpton (01273 890253) is a charming 200 year old country pub with a pleasant beer garden and a cellar full of local ales from Harveys of Lewes. The varied menu changes with the seasons and its award winning head-chef only uses the finest locally sourced produce. Recommendations from the bar include the Oxtail Tortellini for starters, and the Roast Monkfish Steak for mains. Picturesque Ditchling (7 miles away) has a few decent pubs including: The Bull (01273 843147) with its timber beams and open fires, or The White Horse (01273 842 006) which serves affordable, tasty pub grub, showcasing the very best of Sussex produce.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 59 reviews


Great facilities - main road!

Housedean is a beautiful site with great facilities for a basic camping experience. the open air showers are particularly lush! the bus stop is a short walk and will get you into the centre of Brighton in about 40 minutes. I would recommend bringing some ear plugs as the main road is extremely loud if you’re a light sleeper!

Great site - perfect for a day out in Brighton!

We had a lovely 3 nights at Housedean Farm. The location is fantastic - a 30mins bus ride to Brighton seafront, just 5 mins walk to the bus stop from the site. Even without that, the site is great for a short break. Wonderful views of the surrounding hills, nice and quiet with fire pits ready to go. The toilets and showers were spotless, lovely hot showers which is always a welcome relief. The site is not flat, so bring your chocks if you're in a campervan - we got ourselves level so it wasn't a problem but worth knowing. The lady on reception was lovely, very helpful and welcoming. Thanks for a great stay! We'll definitely be back next year :)
Sep 23, 2021 by Kerry Verified Review

Lovely facilities!

Set in beautiful landscape, this campsite is a little gem. We had a very peaceful night, with lots of space, and all the wild blackberries we could eat. The kids loved popping to and from the campsite shop to pick up little treats (thanks to the owners for their patience!) and the loo/shower/facilities block was pristine! Only down side is the drone of the nearby A road, but it's a white noise that is easily ignored! Will definitely stay again!

Does what it says on the can !

We loved the authentic feel of the site. So free and easy with an eclectic group of individuals. Hot showers, great pitches. Yes it slopes, (It's on the South Downs) yes it's near the A27 (Does not spoil enjoyment). The descriptions from the owners are accurate. Pictures are accurate. Great views. Will be back, during our recent tour notwithstanding some 5 start sites, this was our favourite !! This is not 5 star in the true meaning , but it is everything it claims to be.
Sep 19, 2021 by Le Marrec Verified Review

Fantastic site 👍🏼

Spent a couple of nights camping at Housedean Farm and had a brilliant time. The pitch was in the lower field & had a fantastic fire pit and the facilities were great.
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Housedean Farm Campsite is located at Housedean Farm, Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3JW

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Getting There

The postcode for Sat Navs is BN7 3JW. This will take you to the top of a slip road that runs parallel with the A27. The site is located at the opposite end (East) of this slip road. From the West: on the A27, pass the University of Sussex on the left and the American Express Football Stadium on the right. Follow the A27 for a further 1 mile. Upon emerging from a tunnel of trees you will soon see a bridge crossing the A27. Turn left immediately after the bridge into the lay-by and you will see Housedean Farm in front of you. From the East: When heading West on the A27, follow signs to Brighton. After passing the Ashcombe/Kingston roundabout, you will soon see the Newmarket Inn on the left. After a further 0.5 miles, before the bridge over the A27, turn left into the layby (signposted Housedean Farm). Go over the bridge and follow the signs to the farm.

There is a frequent (every 15-20 mins) bus service that stops right outside the campsite, from Brighton and Lewes. The nearest train station is Falmer, about 1.5 miles away.