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The Slade, Lamberhurst, East Sussex, TN3 8HNView on map
Some sloping pitches
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We stayed here for 4 nights in September. When we booked Tracey was very friendly over the phone and indeed made us feel very welcome when we saw her the day after our arrival. She told us of local places to visit and was quite "gob smacked" when we told her of our intention to cycle to Sissinghurst Castle - which we did! We were asked if we could possibly arrive before 1.30 on the Friday as the family were due to go to a wedding that afternoon. We duly obliged, and her husband met us in the yard and directed us to our pitch. As we had arrived early we decided to go for a walk. On the right hand side of the main road heading "up hill" we spotted a Public Footpath and followed it. It came out not far from the junction with the A21 and the turn off into Scotney Castle. As the Castle was on our itinerary we continued the long walk up the drive to the actual property and its extensive grounds. We got out on our bikes the next 3 days, cycled in a loop to Royal Tunbridge Wells on the first full day (well worth a visit - the town was buzzing). We cycled mainly on the NCR 18. The following day we cycled to Sissinghurst Castle after careful planning to utilise as much of the NCR 18 again (a 30+ mile round trip - with some stonking hills - especially the one out of Lamberhurst village itself to reach the first part of the cycle route). Tracey had also told us about a cycle ride round Bewl Water - so we did this on the Monday - expecting a cycle path all the way round. The loop round the lake is 13 miles - a lot of which was on dirt tracks through the woods (some very muddy ones) - a couple of miles on tarmac cycle paths and a mile or so on normal roads. Fortunately we had bikes with hardy tyres to do this. Road bikes would not cope! Bayham Abbey just down the road was also visited - an English Heritage property it was free to visit - but parking had to be paid for for non-EH members. Again we were on our bikes so no worries there. We really enjoyed our stay at this CL, and its proximity to so many lovely places.
We loved everything about our stay at the farm and can't wait to return. As everyone has mentioned we received a very warm welcome from Tracey who told us just relax and don't worry about anything - which we did. We didn't have time to get to the Vineyard but had a nice meal at the Brown Trout. We had walked to Bewl Reservoir and enjoyed a little while watching the amazing watersports. The next day we went to Scotney Castle and did a quick tour of the building (upstairs not open yet) and then did a tour of the estate which was fantastic. Keith our guide was very knowledgeable - it was especially interesting seeing where the hop workers lived during the summer season.
Lovely 4 nights stay in peaceful area , with great walks to scotney castle and Bewl water. Lovely warm welcome from tracy , could not have been more helpful ,with advice on walks and pubs and local area .Ate at brown trout pub, fanatastic meal , great value . Bluebell wood and quiet lanes were great for walking , and we had a lovely time . We recommend this C.L and will be back , Many thanks to tracy and steve ,the owners.
Long weekend stay. Lovely warm welcome, and quiet spacious pitches. Easy walk to Scotney Castle and worth a visit. The two local pubs (The Vineyards & The Brown Trout) are very different but we were pleased that we tried their refreshments and food.
Excellent CL in a good location for Scotney Castle and two great pubs. Tracy the owner is very welcoming and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Entrance is fine you may just need to open a gate as you go into the yard and then close it after you. Great grass pitches and fenced off field for dog walking or playing games. Nice walks locally. Been with our friends twice and looking to return again soon.