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Evergreen Farm Woodland Campsite
West Hoathly Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex   (Browse area)
RH19 4NE
Tel: 07377 662852
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Pitches: 11
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 54 Reviews
                9/10 from 54 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 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   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No 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   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 
 Fishing <5 miles   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   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  54 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Nathansantino 1 review from this member

 Brilliant! Had the best couple of nights with my family and friends. Prices was really good and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Beautiful grounds, we camped in the woods and we had our own private pitch.

Will definitely be coming back in the near future as a regular. Strongly recommend. 

Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Nicse1 1 review from this member

 What a fabulous place, we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here, we stayed on a pitch in the woodlands with friends and all experienced a fabulous stay.

The owners deliver wood and water to you, they r on hand if you need anything.

The compost toilets are not something I have experienced before and they were ok, clean and plenty of paper/ antibacterial gel. My only criticism is there are only 4 toilets at the top of the woods, so a bit of a trek when staying at the bottom,

However we will definitely be returning here. 
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Group
Reviewer: Loiraarnold 1 review from this member

 I don't have enough good words to say about our camping trip at Evergreen Farm Woodland Campsite! We traveled as a group (3 families) and 2 of us came in a car and another on train from London.

It's a really easy 5 min drive/taxi (or bus!) from East Grinstead Station. The owner of the campsite, Chris, was so helpful and available before and during our stay. When you arrive and park, he has a trailer where you put all your things and drives you to your campsite.

We had a lovely pitch at the bottom of the hill and even though it was a busy night, we felt completely secluded (couldn't hear anyone even after 10pm when it was dark -- although you could see other campfires going on in the distance).

Great for kids (we had 3 toddlers and 2 babies with us). The firewood is only £7. 50 for a big bag. Every pitch has a campfire set up too. This is only a tent only campsite but it was perfect for what we were looking for.

There are no showers, but the compost toilets were clean and you are provided with a big tank of clean, drinkable water for your stay (we didn't even get half way through it).

Also close enough to a National Trust, Ashdown Forest, and East Grinstead for kids' playgrounds, activities, a nice meal at a pub, or a quick food shop.

We'll definitely be back for a longer stay next time! 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 We're delighted to advise that this campsite will be reopening from the 2018 season, following a period closed since Dec 2015

It once again offers tent woodland pitches ( no caravans or motorhomes )

If you know that this situation has changed in the future, please could you let us know. Many thanks 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ruders 1 review from this member

 Great camping experience, best one in a long time. We had a lovely peaceful weekend at this small woodland campsite.

Pitches spacious no one nearby and the best part of all the campfire. Location lovely. Compost toilets best I have used. Did not smell. Owners helpful.

Cannot wait to go back next year. 


Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Family Brown 2 reviews from this member

 Beautiful site, extremely friendly and helpful hosts, our visit was only marred by the very loud music coming from off site both nights.

We stayed at Evergreen Farm for two nights over the bank holiday weekend, with our two children aged 6 and 4.

The site is beautiful, with lovely views and nice places to visit nearby. Even with little ones in tow we managed the walk to the local pub for some delicious food. The pitches are very well spaced through the oak woodland, on the edge of a large field, and in a couple of small paddocks. We were given a paddock to ourselves, which was wonderful! We had a firepit with tree stump seats, under a huge old oak tree. Logs were delivered to the pitch, as was a large container of water.

With no running water, no showers, and no washing up facilities, the site attracts more back to basics campers. We found it a pleasant, relaxing place. The composting toilets were always clean, and we never had to wait to use one even though the site was almost full.

The children enjoyed being able to go up to the barn and meet the animals - dogs, goats, horses, a pig, ducks and chickens. They absolutely loved the trailer rides each day too. It felt like a safe place for children, though we wouldn't have been comfortable to let ours roam about without us.

The owners were so helpful and friendly, we really can't fault them or their site at all.

Unfortunately our visit was somewhat spoilt by very loud music coming from off site. This started about 7pm and went on until 1. 30am the first night. We were then woken by Gatwick planes passing directly overhead, very frequently, from 6am. After such a bad night's sleep we were considering not staying a second night, but the owner assured us it was unlikely to happen again. Sadly it did, we had loud music the second night too. Both nights, the owners responded really quickly and drove round in the dark to locate the source of the noise. They were not able to do anything about it, but the owner kept us updated and was planning to make a formal complaint. They also gave us a free bag of logs to make up for it.

It is really such a shame about the noise, as the owners have no control over what other people off site do. I'm sure it doesn't happen often, it's just that we were camping on the bank holiday weekend. But it really was loud, even though it was coming from a mile or so away, we could hear what the DJ was saying, and we felt as if we were at a festival, not a peaceful rural campsite.

Because the site was quite expensive (cost us twice as much as we've usually paid elsewhere) I don't think we'd go back again and risk having the same experience with the noise disturbance. And that's why I can only give 7/10 as the overall rating. But we really, really loved the campsite and would give it 10/10 for lovely pitches and amazing friendly owners! 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Feekofamily 2 reviews from this member

 If you're looking for a non-nonsense campsite without any of the all too common bells-and-whistles, this is it. No caravans, no electric hook ups, no games/television room, no club room/bar, no playground, just good old fashioned woods and fields to play in - hurray. Set in beautiful oak woods, with some grass pitches, it is next to the wonderful Arts & Craft Standen National Trust house, a short 20 mins walk to Weir Wood Reservoir and 15 mins walk (off-road) to Old Dunnets Mill, a Harvey’s gastro pub.

On arrival you park up at the top of the hill, and are transported, camping gear and all, to your pitch in the woods up to 150m away by mini-tractor – great fun for kids of all ages!

There are no showers, and the toilets are composting, but the cleanest toilet you could hope to use – certainly cleaner than most public or café ones. There are only two, but we always found one free, even though the site was nearly full for the weekend. They are located near the cars, so you need to plan ahead as it’s a good 5 mins wall uphill. There are no water taps, but 25-litre containers of fresh mains water are delivered to your pitch, refilled whenever required.

The pitches are of various sizes, but all generous for all sizes and numbers of tents. They are exceptionally well spaced throughout the woods, at worst with just a glimpse of other happy campers. There are a small number of pitches on the edge of a hay field, and in two small paddocks near the cars and toilets. Each pitch has a fire pit; a large bag of logs is £6. 50, again delivered to your pitch.

East Grinstead is about 1. 5miles away, with large Waitrose and Sainsbury’s stores for groceries.

At £12. 50 per adult, it is a little expensive, but we had a wonderful, very relaxing weekend, and would definitely return. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Camping dee 1 review from this member

 What a fantastic campsite. Thank you for really looking after us. Nothing was too much trouble.

Run out of wood after the 6 pm order time. No problem.

Dogs dinner burgled by the wildlife. No problem have some of ours

Composting toilets immaculate, almost to good to use. Cleaned twice daily. Complimentry toilet roll, hand wash and disposal bins.

Free tractor ride to site and even just for fun for the children on the site.

11 families on site yet we couldn't see anyone from our pitch Pitch 2, A little clearing in the woods populated by mr Robin and a small family of blue tits nesting in a box at the start of the ' drive '.

Dog was very happy rummaging around in the wood land. Lovely walk around site proved many different, individual pitches. Small by a pond for a small tent, to open wide paddock for large family bell tent.

Every person we met here was lovely and the owners and staff impeccable in their assistance.

Centrally placed for visits to the coast or inland.

Dulcet tones of the steam engines could be heard occasionally wafting across the valley, dawn chorus was fantastic and it was occasionally joined in by a nearby peacock from Standen house gardens that were next door.

Cant wait to return

Book now, don't be frightened by the ' composting toilets ' I've been to worse in London or at festivals by a million miles. ( just don't book when we are going cos we like it quiet, :)) 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nukes67 10 reviews from this member

 Having returned from 'Evergreen' from a 3 night stay, we can thoroughly recommend this site. It is rural, no EHU and compost toilets, which all add to the wild camping feel. Under the tree canopy (which in May has only just began to thicken out) you truly feel like a proper camper. The site has a safe and easy walk to a local pub called Dunnings Mill which serves Harveys Olympia (one of my new fave beers). Anyway, back on track. I cannot say enough about Evergreen, this must be THE best campsite (off-grid) that I have been to in around 35 years. We chose the pitch called 'secluded' with it's own pond. You literally cannot see your neighbour which suits me just fine. The owners run a very friendly campsite. The quad bike ride to and from your car - pitch and back just adds a nice touch. The firepit's are generous, without becoming dangerous. We have now bookmarked this in for end of May Bank Hols, and hope to return many more times from now on. 10/10 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sarahlou1 1 review from this member

 Just returned from this lovely friendly campsite. The tent pitch we stayed in was in the woodland area, and the pitches are nice and big, with plenty of room to spread out, surrounded by oak trees and away from other campers. The campsite is situated on the farm and you and your gear are transported to it on a trailer - there are no cars about so you can feel like you are camping in the wilderness, which is great.

There are composting toilets which were always very clean but no showers or hot water. Personally I do not consider this a disadvantage as that's what hotels are for. Not campsites. I'm just adding it for information. You get more than enough water delivered to your pitch and can easily buy more wood for the fire(especially if the person in charge of your fire gets so carried away they burn up all the wood too fast, despite the wood coming in very large sacks!)

There is a pub nearby but do be prepared for an adventurous walk through the woods to get there and back if you go on foot. East Grinstead is also pleasant to visit and close by. As is the Bluebell Railway, and Winnie The Pooh Country is not really far away either.

The best thing was how beautiful and tranquil the area was. The owners were also very friendly and welcoming. There was just the two of us but this campsite is also ideal for those with kids and/or dogs. Very highly recommended. 

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