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Visitor Reviews - The Original Hut Company

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The Original Hut Company
Quarry Farm
Bodiam
East Sussex   (Browse area)
TN32 5RA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01580 830932

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Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 8 Reviews
              9/10 from 8 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: KH-WILLIAMS 1 review from this member

Brilliant 3 nights stay away in a place of total peace and tranquillity, especially at night when the sun had gone down, and just the crackle of late night fires and a gentle hum of grown ups chatting, having put their tiddlers to bed!

The morning was an amazing dawn chorus. One you can only get when in the genuine countryside. I should have recorded it, it was that good!

During the day all the children from each camp found new friends, my 5 year old became and explorer with the bigger children and all played nicely together. Each were a credit to their parents, polite, respectful and enjoying being kids as they should be. Not strapped to an IPad or a Play Station!. What makes this site great is also nice people who visit and respect country and the environment.

Perfect off-grid camping, with clean toilet and shower facilities and plenty of hot water.

Pitch size more than ample, . And we have a pretty large tent, actually its a beast! Thanks Anna for sorting us out a great spot in the wooded glen.

Pitch separation generous.

Surrounding countryside offers fantastic walks, along the river and down into the village to explore the Bodiam Castle. (National Trust too, so don't forget your membership cards!). Awesome Castle Pub, fed and watered us on first night, the rest of our 'camping chow' was open fire cooking, as it should be. Safe fire pits and logs on site all ready to select and collect, a snip at just 4 a box.

Highly recommend this site. It has all the necessary provisions and appropriate restrictions; nothing against dogs, but this location offers so much wildlife it is important to keep it that way. Birds would practically sit beside you, and owls in tress directly above us, totally amazing.

We will definitely be coming back, and could have easily have stayed much longer had it not been back to school!

Top place, no complaints or negatives.

Karl Rayne and Breyton.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: CGW_Sussex 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from a weekend at the Original Hut Company's campsite. We camped in reasonably large tent with a friend who also had a large tent. There was good sized pitches and although the site was fairly busy; it did not feel that way. We were well away from other campers. The part we camped on was the poplar site which is very close to the river.

There were lots of children on the site and although they did run arund it was respectful and complete quiet at night.

The firepits were good and supply of wood excellent. The car free aspect made it a haven of peace. The owners are incredibly helpful and friendly.

This is a basic site. The compost loos were inadequate on this busy weekend. They look nice and started off ok but It has put us off going back. Which is a shame. There are two loos and two showers in an old converted shepherds hut.

The walk to Bodiam Castle is easy and only takes 20 mins. The Kent & East Sussex Railway run from the station at Bodiam. Great for steam railway enthusiasts.

If there could be more loos

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kuppenbender 3 reviews from this member

This is a beautiful camp site. The individual pitches are set in a multi-level wooded glade, linked to the toilet/shower block by a series of stepped pathways. The fire pits and plentiful supply of firewood (extra cost) are a wonderful bonus, and make for a 'proper' camping trip. The owners are friendly, helpful and while there is no reception block or camp site shop, they are only a phone call away.

I would say that this site is particularly suitable for families and children of pretty much any age. There's plenty of scope for them to explore the woods without having to stray too far from the tent. You must be prepared for the odd straggler or small group of children passing close to or even through your pitch, though. Although as this is such a small camp site, uninvited visitors are never overwhelming.

The site is really close to Rye and Camber Sands (short drive), The Bodiam Boating Station (short drive/long walk), and Bodiam Castle (short walk), so there's plenty to do in the surrounding area.

All in all, an excellent camping experience. Toilet/washing facilities are basic, but functional and quite picturesque. The only negative I have is that the hot water boiler for the shower/washing up was working erratically on our trip. Hopefully this will be sorted out.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jo40 3 reviews from this member

I've just had a lovely 2 night break with my two teenage boys. Our tent is large so the very accommodating owners gave us the one double pitch as we were the only campers. The other sites were lovely but much too small. Bases are bark chip which made packing up so much easier than on wet grass

Best part of the site was that you could have your own camp fire.

Toilet block was adequate although I'm not sure if two toilets would have been sufficient if site was full.

Water was warm and showers good.

Location was beautiful - very near castle and heritage steam train

Owners were very welcoming and helpful - may well visit again in the future!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fiolondon 1 review from this member

We visited for 5 (gloriously sunny) days at the end of the school holidays when we only had two other tents for company. It is a lovely site and wonderful for giving the children freedom to explore the small wood and learn respect for fire. The 2 chemical loos, 2 showers and 2 washing up sinks are housed in a shepherd's hut in the centre of the space. With 15 pitches on site, these facilities would perhaps be under pressure at full occupancy but were ideal when we visited. The design of the loo block. Has some lovely design touches including rustic timber joinery, tin bowls as plumbed sinks for handwashing and jam jars of wildflowers in each loo. Definitely the most 'chi chi' chemical loo we have ever seen! Pitches definitely better suited to small/medium tents - at 6m x3m ours would not have fitted everywhere so check when booking. We loved it and will definitely be back!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: KatGroo 1 review from this member

This is a beautiful little site and although it's not very far from home we really felt we'd left the grid. We stayed in the camping area and were able to admire the Shepherd's huts and dream of glamping as we wandered along the river bank towards the castle and the pub.

As other reviewers have mentioned the site is wooded with a central grassy area, containing a cabin for well-appointed showers, chemical loos and washing-up sinks, and a shelter with a fireplace. It's a real treasure, with each pitch hidden away and joined by log steps and bark paths.

I was here because my twelve-year old's school broke up early and I wanted him and a couple of friends to have something to show for their extra holiday, and they were really able to enjoy their freedom here, building the fire, cooking, safe from roads and with loads of space, while I read a book and enjoyed the camp cuisine!

My initial concerns that we might feel stuck without a car were completely unfounded as Carole's taxi service from Etchingham was perfect, and then we had the option of bus or steam train to get around further afield.

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