Slate Hall

Helions Bumpstead, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7AF

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.75 acres

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CB9 7AF
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GPS:
Lat 52.052991 / Lon 0.414194
OS field ref:
TL654421
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Haverhill
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (49 miles)

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2 Nights

Slate Hall
The site has 10 numbered pitches, half are well spaced grass and half are less well spaced hard standing. We were required to phone in advance to obtain our pitch number. The large square site is surrounded on 2 sides by high conifers and on 2 sides by the high popular trees seen in the photos which along with a barn filled high with straw bales and a large trailer restricts visibility of the surrounding countryside. The photos suggest a pronounced slope to the site which is not the case. TV reception is reported as 'fair' but we found it good with our omnidirectional aerial. The reported ‘information room’ is a small basket adjacent to the shower with a handful of leaflets in it. The only local leaflet was a map of walks around Helion Bumstead produced by the parish council which was a blow up of the 1:25k OS map. There appeared to be 4 village pubs within an hour’s walk but only the Fox & Hounds at Steeple Bumpstead (45 mins) was open for lunch. The closest pub in Hellion Bumpstead is a community pub with limited opening. Steeple Bumpstead is much larger and has a Jet petrol station that doubles up as a convenience store and post office. We took our motorhome to the Tesco supermarket in the town of Haverhill. Had we stayed longer we might have caught the bus from Hellion Bumpstead to Haverhill in one direction or Saffron Waldon in the other. Bus times are shown at the bus stops in Hellion Bumpstead. We only stayed two nights but the impression we gained is that if we had stayed longer we would have run out of things to do without driving somewhere. During the day there was some farmyard (incl. pig) and aircraft noise but it didn't trouble us on what we considered to be a quiet site. Slate Hall farm includes caravan and motorhome storage.

Caraman123

Motorhomer from Wiltshire

Reviewed on 24/09/2021 18:07

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Great Stay

Slate Hall
Stayed here for one evening and had a fantastic time. Communication was excellent and the site has great views over fields especially on pitches 1&2. It is a working pig farm but this was no bother all. The owners even kindly let us stay till later in the afternoon on departure. We shall return 😀

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 09:51

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Lovely clean site with good facilities and warm welcome

Slate Hall
We were pleasantly surprised when we stayed for 3 nights last week. A friendly welcome and clean toilet and shower (which costs 50p but have reasonable amount of time). As a working farm we did expect some noise and were slightly concerned over a previous review regarding smell, however we didnt encounter any smell or other major issues and would stay here again. Large well kept field with tree coverage on perimeter, well spaced out pitch. Thanks

Yachtiewest

Reviewed on 15/08/2021 19:50

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This is a working farm!!!

Slate Hall
We have recently spent a few nights at this site. The welcome was friendly and the couple were very helpful. The site is flat and grass cut and collected, and the caravans well spaced out. It is a working farm and the farmer started work at 5.30 every morning we were there using, machinery that woke us up. The caravans are not far from the sheds and barn and that is where he seemed to be. Also for all we could see sheep in the field near the caravan but most days all we could smell was pigs. The smell didn't seem to stop some people sitting out, but we found it overpowering. I know it is a farm, and farms have smells, and have learnt that next time we stay on a farm we will find out what type.

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Reviewed on 01/08/2021 19:10

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Truly wonderful stay

Slate Hall
The site is so much more than expected, we were truly amazed at the amount of space each pitch is allocated and the pitches are surrounded by open fields with fabulous views, even though it was raining, not long after we arrived Susan (owners daughter in law) came with Brolly in hand to give us a warm welcome, it was a short visit and we’re off home soon but you can bet we’ll be back, thank you Slate Hall for helping two very worn out key workers relax, hoping it’s not long till we meet again

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Reviewed on 19/06/2021 21:49

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