Waterpump CL

Park Cottage, High Road, Badingham, Suffolk, IP13 8ND

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

Why stay here ...

Welcome to Waterpump CL, a Motorhome only site, located in the meadow aside our beautiful 200+ year old timber framed cottage with sunset views across the fields. Enjoy peace and quiet away from roads and neighbouring properties, with the gentle flowing River Alde at the far side of the meadow, there is plenty of wildlife to be spotted and enjoyed, deer, owls and otters to name but a few.

Our large, flat hardstanding pitches, perfect for Motorhomes, positioned in the properties former menage all have 16amp electric and water with uninterrupted views of the Suffolk countryside. We also have two summer grass pitches both with electric and water. Onsite we have a chemical waste disposal point, refuse and recycling point and visitor information board.

We are conveniently located in the village of Badingham down a track off the tourist route of the A1120. With direct access to the public footpath network and local to National Cycle route 1. Our drive is a single track with a passing place located at the bottom before you reach the house. Here the track descends and turns round the front of the house, with the River Alde at the bottom. Continue past the waterpump and stables, through the gate into the meadow. The site is ahead and information board on your left.

Footpaths and pretty country lanes lead from the site to Framlingham, smaller villages, pubs, cafes and the local Vineyard. Maps and further information is available via email or can be found on our visitor information board.

We also have a 2 bedroom holiday annex at the property should you wish your family and friends to join you on your holidays.

Our friendly local pub, The White Horse is just a 4 min walk along a grass footpath off the bottom of our drive. Our nearest and favourite town is Framlingham, a 10 minute drive or 1 hour 10 minute walk across the fields, a historical market town with shops, Tuesday and Saturday markets, restaurants, cafes and English Heritage Castle.

The railway station, just 20 minutes away is Wickham Market located in the village of Campsea Ashe with access to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, The Norfolk Broads and London. 

A 30 minute drive will take you to gorgeous Suffolk coastal towns and villages, such as the popular Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Also half an hour away is the town of Woodbridge on the River Deben with shops, cinema and leisure centre.

There are many other places to visit in the area, such as Snape Maltings with its shops and concert hall, Rendlesham Forest Centre, Minsmere RSPB, National Trust Site Sutton Hoo with recent publicity from the film The Dig, Stonham Barns and its Owl Sanctuary, Independent cinemas - our favourite and oldest in Leiston, The Long Shop Museum of steam also in Leiston, Adnams brewery with tours in Southwold and local vineyard Shawsgate just a 40 minute walk across the fields.

PLEASE NOTE: MOTORHOMES ONLY 

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IP13 8ND
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GPS:
Lat 52.255532 / Lon 1.38252
OS field ref:
TM309673
OS map ref:
156

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Harwich (48 miles)

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If you love peace and quiet - this CL is perfect

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The Waterpump CL is among the nicest CL’s we have stayed at, and we have done a few! We spent two weeks at the site in this tranquil and scenic part of Suffolk. It’s thoughtfully designed, with hard standings and grass, water close to each pitch, recycling baskets and brilliant free wi-fi. Great views in the daytime and at night the skies are pitch dark, ideal for watching satellites, the international space station or just star gazing. We loved the walks and cycle rides on quiet lanes from the site and also travelled further afield to the coast. Sarah and Dave are the perfect hosts and made us feel most welcome, as did Sarah’s parents. On our last night we wandered back from the pub, listening to owls, a bellowing stag, Does calling their fawns and a vixen in the distance. For us it doesn’t get any better but be aware, there are no buses or taxis and shops are a drive away. Framlingham is not too far, certainly cyclable and has a lot to offer. We will certainly be back!

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Reviewed on 07/10/2021 20:58

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Visited two weeks ago ,what a superb site set in the heart of Suffolk with beautiful country walks on your door step. If you want peace and tranquility then this is for you, at the end of the day a short four minute walk to the local pub is an absolute must serving great food and real ales. A nice touch on arrival was a welcoming slate on your pitch with your name on. Sarah and David were the perfect hosts very helpful and knowledgeable of the local area . Will definitely visit again when we are next in this area. 😊👍

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Reviewed on 24/09/2021 13:05

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A quality new site with 2 grass pitches for summer use and 3 hardstanding pitches (5 for the winter). Access from the main road is on a blind bend and therefore should always be from the East. If approaching from the West take a short detour by turning left into Badingham village by the pub and taking the next 2 turns to the right to bring you back onto the main road to the East of the entrance. The site is very quiet and well away from the road with a nice view of the countryside. Walking and cycling from the site is very good. There is no shop in Badingham but there are in other villages which can be reached by bike. Useful information on routes and places to go and eat are provided on the site.

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Reviewed on 18/09/2021 07:53

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We've just spent 9 nights on this wonderful, tucked away motorhome CL. The owners are very friendly and helpful and Sarah has produced a selection of local walk leaflets which take you across fields and quiet lanes. We have walked miles to lovely nearby villages, the highlights for us being Framlingham and its impressive castle (Ed Sheeran's 'Castle on the hill'), Dennington with its amazing restaurant, and Sweffling with its quirky pub without a bar. Sadly the pub 5 minutes walk away was closed during the duration of our stay due to Covid causing staffing issues. We tow a car so also visited the coast. If you enjoy walking or are happy to drive out for days this CL is perfectly situated. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed on 31/08/2021 10:29

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What a fabulous CL! Bilbo the springer and I thoroughly rate this place. So much care and consideration has gone into this new CL; the provision of walks and maps, local history and information, to the lawn mown strip from the site to the pub. All this plus WiFi. The pitches are spacious, level and overlook fields and woods abounding with wildlife. Bilbo could bounce and spring to his hearts content off lead through the meadow and fields The site has a narrow entrance but rapidly this turns into a very easy and navigable track down to the CL. I took the motorhome, all 7.5m of it out nearly everyday and the lanes, although narrow in some places are quiet, with plenty of pull - ins. However, there is no need to go anywhere in the van if you don't fancy. There is enough to see and do on foot and nearly all the vilages nearby have pubs with many havinng local and independent shops of interest. Sarah and Dave are super people and I suspect this CL is going to be really popular! Sad to go. Happy to return! Jo and Bilbo

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Reviewed on 26/08/2021 09:46

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