Large Grass Pitch
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
The Owner Says
About Dogwood Cottage Camping
Suitable ForTents, caravans, campervans, motorhomes and dogs. No groups.
Amid the High Weald AONB (01580 879500), there are plenty of good walks in the local area while a stroll in Brede High Woods is a particular highlight, the stunning ancient trees are over 400 years old and home to an array of birdlife. Head south to the numerous beaches that are within driving distance, Camber Sands being perhaps the most well known, or stop at one of the coastal towns. Hastings is an excellent place, not only for its historic old town and famous connections with the invasion of 1066, but also for the spattering of fantastic seafood that can be found. Further inland, Battle, is where William the Conqueror defeated Kind Harold II and the spectacular Abbey (01424 775705) he built to commemorate the event also has a visitor centre with a wealth of information. History lovers should also visit Rye, a wonderfully unspoilt ancient port town. The 14th century Bodiam Castle(01580 830196) is a few miles north of the campsite, while Scotney Castle (01892 893820) and Bateman's (01435 882302), Rudyard Kipling's former home, are further but still less than half an hour's drive. Those hoping for something walkable need look no further than wine tasting in the Carr Taylor Vineyard (01424 751716) or The Giants of Brede (01323 897310), a steam museum with free entry.
Food & Drink
There is a small onsite shop selling food, seasonal veg, free-range eggs and camping essentials. The Red Lion (01424 882188) pub is just a short stroll across the fields serving great local seasonal British cuisine, while The Rainbow Trout (01424 882031) is a 15 minute walk towards Broad Oak and provides a great selection of meals as well as a sizeable beer garden. Both are dog friendly. Brede Farmer's Market (01424 813928) runs every Friday 10am - 12 noon in the village hall. It offers a fantastic selection of local produce and a warm welcome is guaranteed... as are a few delectable tasters as you wander round! There's also a convenience store within walking distance and a large Sainsbury's 10 minutes drive away.
Dogwood Cottage Camping is located at The Dogwood Cottage Caravan and Campsite, Cackle Street, Brede, Rye TN31 6DY