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Ouse Meadow Campsite
Sheffield Park
North Chailey
East Sussex   (Browse area)
TN22 3QL
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Pitches: 40
Open: 14/04/2021 to 30/09/2021
           14/04/2022 to 30/09/2022

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

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport   Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 


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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Timcos 1 review from this member

 Lovely grounds, very clean, rope swings, hammocks, campfires allowed, badminton courts with rackets.

We will come again.

Expensive wood is the only downside. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Chucknorage 7 reviews from this member

 Would not recommend this as a campsite, albeit in a very nice field with lovely surrounding countryside.

The water pressure was so bad that if anyone was filling up, or washing wellies, or cleaning teeth, or washing hands from one tap, Pretty grim when there was just the one main area for water. So you’d be left with soap on your hands after going to the loo and have to wait for everyone else to finish what they were doing.

There was no hot water at all in the toilets or main taps- not good for washing hands or washing up- again- thoughts of Covid… This is not made clear on the website.

The showers (one of which is so hidden within the bushes with no sign, we only discovered it was there when one of the children let us know on the last day) were working intermittently. Two showers (not counting the third as most campers didn’t even know about it) were not enough for that many campers. Queues were over half an hour long. The gas water heaters kept cutting out leaving you under very cold water.

The showers were outdoors with no roof, which means you can’t have a shower if it rains as there’s nowhere dry to leave your towel and clothing. This also feels like a bit of an excuse to remove the need for cleaning, as they weren’t kept tidy, with dirty pants and pant liners etc on the ground.

Toilet cleaning was at the very annoying time of between around 9 and 9:30 when everyone wants to shower and go to the toilet. Being asked if you want to have your morning poo while they rattle their buckets outside waiting for you… erm… no thanks. Cleaning at that time also meant that one morning somebody’s vomit from the night before was over the bin and the back of a toilet. YUCK. Maybe a 7am clean might be better.

No bins, with the excuse of running the place sustainably. Haven’t quite worked that one out yet. When your car is packed to the brim with camping stuff, it’s unlikely that you’ll be taking separate containers for recycling. I’ve never camped somewhere with no bins. It’s dirty, and encourages chucking everything into one bin and therefore landfill- the opposite of their claim of running the place sustainably. (Offering frozen water bottles for cool boxes is also not “sustainable”, as it is just unnecessary plastic. )

There is an industrial centre over the road with very loud vehicle engines and reverse beep alarms which go off at 6:30am and 12:30am which woke us up.

[The on site pizza van: Even with preordering 5 days in advance, they were unable to get our brownies and replaced it with a less preferred alternative. The pizzas were doughy and the mushroom pizza had about half a mushroom sliced over it, and the meat “feast” was cheap ham and salami only. ] 
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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Kirsti 1 review from this member

 Great site next to a river, lots of space with toilets in two places.

Lovely showers with lots of hot water.

Nice and quiet will definitely visit again 
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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Samant 1 review from this member

 The campsite was amazing. Stunning views, lovely clean campsite and toilets.

Loads to do in the area. We had such a lovely time.

Will definitely go back 
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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Escapingbrown 3 reviews from this member

 This campsite is brilliant. Spread across three huge fields; one of those is adults only. Flat ground, great washroom and washing facilities. Great rope swings for the kids -

Situated next to Sheffield Park vintage railway and the National Trust park, which is brilliant for walking and dipping in the river.

I'm really looking forward to returning here. 


Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Anthea York 5 reviews from this member

 The campsite was busy but the three large fields accommodated everyone round the perimeter with loads of space in the middle for games.

There were sufficient toilets, some flush in a unit or chemical in a portaloo cubicle. There were 3 open air showers with ample hot water but most people were there for a weekend and managed without.

Neil, the owner, came round frequently with fire pits (£3 for the stay) and bags of wood (£6). He was friendly and helpful.

The situation is great with immediate access to Sheffield Park estate and the children’s play trail in the wood. The start of the Bluebell Railway is immediately opposite the campsite.

I would definitely go there again as would the rest of our party of 14. 

Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Daniel 1 review from this member

 Really friendly owners, easy to find, plenty of space.

Good facilities and flat, well spaced out pitches - everything we look for.

Will use again.

Also, nice and quiet which is also a bonus. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: VWBus 72 reviews from this member

 Loved this site, back to basics, feels like an proper old school campsite.

Most camping pitches along the edge of the stream, firepits allowed, and great field next door for walking dogs etc

Toilet and outdoor shower perfectly adequate

Would return 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: DeborahTurner 17 reviews from this member

 A pretty row of pitches along the bank of the Ouse, facing lovely trees.

There are pitches mowed out of the longer grass, big and spacious, and not too close. Fire pits dug out of the ground. The site seemed well cared for.

It is 'back to basics' and is not expensive, as some of these sites can be.

5 'event toilets' (no soap dispensers), one hot shower, open the sky, (very good), one tap badly situated on a slope which became a muddy mess.

I liked it that cars are parked away from the camping field once you have unloaded.

There is a lovely walk through some nice woods if you walk along through the car park.

I really enjoyed our stay, with one proviso. There is some sort of industrial park the other side of some trees adjoining the site and from Friday afternoon until late Saturday morning there was a constant industrial noise, maybe a big generator or other machine, punctuated by a regular high pitched whine every 5 or 7 seconds. This went on all night. I hated this: I like 'wild ' sites for the silence at night. I knew that there would be some traffic noise on this site, and there was, but that was nowhere near as annoying as the industrial noise, which kept me awake.

Until we went for a walk we didn't realise there is a whole second meadow, along through the car park. This was actually prettier, with better views, further away from the road and I suspect further away from the industrial noise. I wish we had camped there. So if you arrive on a Friday night, maybe head that way for more peace and quiet. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Igorsbu 1 review from this member

 Stayed 2 nights at the end of July. Place is nice. Very basic facilities though: 2 relocatable toilets which are too small inside. (Airplane type) but clean and water tap in the field.

Kids enjoyed play with rope and tyre swings. They also found hammock in the woods. There is badminton net with rackets available.

If you take a walk beware of electric fence for horses that is not labeled! 

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