Eco Pitch

UK England South East England East Sussex Rye Dogwood Cottage Camping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
Our Eco tent is for people arriving on foot, bicycle or public transport. We have a very relaxed and friendly environment which is quiet and peaceful. The campsite itself is a good base to explore the area's finest beaches, ancient woodlands and rich, historic diversity.

The Owner Says

We offer campers the chance to relax in quiet, friendly surroundings and a base from which to explore the area's fine beaches, ancient woodlands and rich, historic diversity. Dogwood is blessed with two fine country pubs  within walking distance as well as a sensational micro-brewery. Dog and animal-friendly, we are an ideal site for hikers, cyclists, families with young children or couples. However, please note that since the site is of limited size we are more suited to smaller tents and vans rather than larger units.
Our eco tent pitches are for people arriving on foot, bicycle or public transport.

About Dogwood Cottage Camping

Suitable For

Tents, 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

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Getting There

From London take the M25. Exit at A21 towards Hastings, turn left onto A268 at Flimwell, follow onto A28. Located on A28 between Westfield and Broad Oak. Look for white sign at entrance to drive. Go to end and through gate to site (approx 150 yards).

By rail the closest stations are Rye, Battle or Hastings, with buses running from Rye and Hastings stopping just outside the campsite.