Dernwood Farm is a small family run farm near Heathfield in Sussex, our main business is our pedigree Sussex beef herd, traditional breed pigs and free range chickens, but we realise that the land we are privileged enough to walk round everyday is something very special. The camping field is an 8 acre meadow in the middle of 70 acres of ancient coppiced woodland, a perfect natural playground for children, lots of rope swings and fabulous camps appear every year! We allow camp fires and have nets of logs and kindling for sale in our shop together with our home produced meat for your BBQ. This is always a highlight for our campers; being able to see the animals on the farm and then cook steak and sausages, the ultimate in food tracability and provenance.
Our gorgeous five meter Bell Tents are in clearings in the woods just off the sunset side of the camping field their own tripod,grill & Dutch oven in which you can cook anything from bread to a roast dinner.
The Safari Tent is the ultimate in luxury camping and is enough to tempt even the most reluctant of campers out into the woods. Situated in a large sunny glade in exclusive eight acre area in our ancient woodland, it offers home from home comfort with the excitement and adventure of sleeping under canvas. You can go to our website for lots more photos, availability & prices. Please also view our video on this site for taste of what to expect from your stay with us.
We are 20 mins from the quiet beaches of Norman's Bay and Pevensey, or another 5 minutes and you're in Eastbourne We are 10 mins from the Cuckoo Trail, the national cyle route which goes right down to the coast 25 mins from the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and right on the farm you have the 70 acres of ancient woods to explore
Drusillas Small Zoo is 15 mins away. Blackberry Farm is a local open farm with a big in door play barn and lots of animals Carp fishing at Horam Manor Farley Farm House for Picasso fans is in Chiddingly 5 away Horse riding can be arranged at a local stables
Herstmonceux Observtory Science Centre is a fantastic family day out, loads of hands on things for kids, and only 15 mins away
Rudyard Kiplings beautiful house Batemens is in Burwash which is 20 mins away
We are 40 minutes from Brighton and 25 minutes from tunbrige Wells. Directions from Horam: Head thorough the village on the A267 heading north west towards Cross in Hand. Pass a service station on the right hand side turn left onto the lanes at Furnance Lane. After 1 mile take the first left turn signposted to Chiddingly. Continue down the lane going past Summersbrook farm on your right. Little Dernwood Farm is another 1/4 of mile down this road on the right at the top of the hill, opposite Copford Farm.
By train: London Victoria to Lewes London Bridge to Uckfield or Berwick
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