Mill Farm

Mill Road, Hengrave, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6LR

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Philip and Deenie look forward to welcoming you to Mill Farm.

Mill Farm is a 40-acre working farm in the Hengrave Conservation Area. It is a 5-minute drive from the Westley Interchange on the A14 to the west of Bury St Edmunds. Mill Road is the first right turn at the entrance to the village of Hengrave. Look out for the yellow plough on the right at the bottom of Mill Road, and be sure to turn right into the farmyard before the plough.

The meadows, grazed by horses, are in an agri-environment scheme and are teeming with wildlife. The CL site is in a small stream-side meadow overlooking the valley of the River Lark, and the river is the eastern boundary of the farm. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead, and please keep clear of horses and their riders.  nearby at West Stow. Pay-as-you-go golf is available in the next village of Fornham.

The 18th century Listed farmhouse was once attached to a water-mill, demolished in the 1930’s. The mill-pond beside the road is part of the owners’ garden. Mill Road is a quiet cul-de-sac leading down to the river, and from there a river-side public footpath runs all the way upstream to Bury St Edmunds.

West Stow Country Park, Fuller’s Mill Gardens, and The Lackford Lakes Wildlife Reserve are all within 3 miles, and from there the Kings Forest, the largest man-made forest in England, stretches northwards up to the Norfolk border and includes part of the Icknield Way. National Trust houses at Ickworth, Long Melford Hall and Lavenham Guildhall are a short drive south.

The town of Bury St Edmunds is 10 minutes away, with its outstanding market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are many visitor attractions – the Abbey Gardens, Cathedral, Moyses Hall museum, a big shopping centre and a wide choice of restaurants. Hourly bus services into the town centre stop at the thatched circular shelter in Hengrave village street, a short walk from Mill Farm.

Dog walk by river adjacent.

Pay and play golf is available in the next village and there are 3 golf courses within a 5 mile radius.

For more information please visit our website.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.75 acres

Sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IP28 6LR
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GPS:
Lat 52.286314 / Lon 0.679146
OS field ref:
TL829689
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Bury St Edmunds
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great CL for Bury St Edmunds

Mill Farm
Arrived and name and pitch number on board then shortly after arrival, lovely owner popped across to welcome and explain everything. Very pretty surroundings and a tidy site, with clean facilities. Great walks nearby and short walk to local village, to get bus into Bury St Edmunds to see see the sights and have drink/meal (which we did)! Will be back, as an ideal CL

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Reviewed on 06/05/2023 05:35

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Beautiful scenery

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We had a lovely 2 night stay and wished we had longer. The site is incredibly peaceful with beautiful views of horses grazing along the riverside meadows. We had a slightly challenging drive in to Mill Road as the Sat Nav took us to the wrong end of Mill Road which is a dead end due to the bridge falling down in 1991! We had to reverse back up the road and drive a further 3 miles round and enter Mill Road from the other end. Once there we were met by Deenie who explained where all the amenities are and she also told us about some lovely walks. The shower and toilet was very well kept, with lots of info leaflets available too. The pitches are assigned to you, they are all spacious and all have the lovely views. We would definitely like to visit again.

PhillAliK

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Reviewed on 06/08/2022 20:44

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Mill Farm
No other words for it. The best CL we have stayed on (and I've been caravanning since I was born 50 years ago). Pitches are well spaced out with wild grass marking them out. All amenities close to hand. Hosts were tremendous, our pitch number was waiting on the baord when we arrived. Working farm meant that some fresh, free range eggs were available to purchase. Cant wait to go back.

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Reviewed on 01/08/2022 13:17

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Stayed on site for 3 nights in June 2022. Wonderful site and location. Owners very welcoming. We have a dog and the walk beside the Lark river, adjacent to site, into Bury over the golf course is really pleasant. Also a walk along river to the 3 Kings pub in Fornham takes about 30 minutes. Shower and toilet on is an site extra bonus.

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Reviewed on 16/06/2022 09:23

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A lovely small campsite

Mill Farm
I stayed at this campsite for 3 nights in September 2021. It is such a nice campsite with 5 pitches cut out in the high grass. Not completely flat but with some manoeuvring very manageable. Lovely view towards the river over a field with horses. Only one toilet and shower but everything was functioning and clean and well thought out. I didn't meet Deenie as she was on holiday herself but we had some telephone contact beforehand due to problems with my campervan and she was lovely and understanding. Instead I had some great chats with Nigel who took the money as well. Lots of information about Mill and site available including a description of a very nice walk to West Stow. Beware, at the end of the path through the Culford School Park the gates are locked. Therefore, just before, go either right, to enter West Stow opposite the church (and go on to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village) or go left around the lake to take a short cut through the woods back to Little Farm and then on to the campsite the way you came. In Henshaw village (10 mins walk) there's a regular bus service 355 to the centre of Bury St Edmunds where I took part in a very interesting guided walk. Would have loved to stay longer and will come back.

JGH

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Reviewed on 04/12/2021 15:20

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