Chillesford

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3PS

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

The site is a grassy field to the side of the parish church. Access is from the B1084 to the west of the village, just inside the village sign.  The church tower is visible from the road.  Satnav can be confusing.

Follow a sandy track for 40 yards and right up a slight incline, hardcore, into the site.

The pitch fee will be collected early in the evening.

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0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

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IP12 3PS
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Lat 52.11726 / Lon 1.47868
OS field ref:
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Access can be difficult

Chillesford
Lovely beautiful site and helpful owners but depending on weather the 'sandy' track can be deep soft sand like a beach. I got stuck and had to dig my way out. Other larger (taller) vehicles had no problem getting in or out but my low car was not suitable. Just check your car/sandy drive is suitable to avoid disappointment.

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Reviewed on 18/08/2023 16:47

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Perfect and peaceful

Chillesford
I booked this CL for the early May bank holiday weekend for 3 nights as also visiting in Essex on the Monday. One other van on site! It was a bit difficult to find in the dark (we couldn't see the spire) but once we had the right sandy track it was great. Site where you want, quite easy to get level, beautiful church and bluebells and we could ride our mountain and road bikes from the site. We had agreed the warden came round Saturday morning, as we knew we'd be late. He explained where everything was but there were instructions in the church too. Great for road and gentle mountain biking in the forest (walking and for dogs too). We looped round to Woodford then Aldeburgh (get some smoked fish delicacies from Ash Smoked Fishes for a picnic lunch. We visited Orford Castle near closing time (as English Heritage members) and had it to ourselves. On Sunday we explored on our mountian bikes and just made it back in time for our lunch reservation at The Froize at the other end of the village. I'd looked for somewhere for Saturday night and was puzzled that this place is only open Friday/Saturday/Sunday lunchtimes. Reserve well ahead of time and go. Superb! The reviews are right. I would not normally book a carvery/canteen style served meal. i'm glad I did. Superb value at £10 a night in May 2023, we have invested in solar for our campervan so don't need/want to pay for ehu. Only 1 service a month in the church. nice to contribute to it's upkeep.

Fiona R

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Reviewed on 14/05/2023 20:24

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Simply Gorgeous

Chillesford
Such a rarity nowadays, a simple, laid back little place that oozes character and provides a lovely location for anyone able to cope with a basic site. It had all we needed, giving us a good base of grass over sandy soil, little bit of easy levelling, fresh water, CDP disposal and rubbish removal. It’s up a sandy lane, a slight incline into the sheltered pitching area, which is right under a lovely village church. Plenty of room for 5 outfits, we shared with another small camper, like us, happy to be paying so little (£8) for such a pretty stopover. Quiet overnight, little bit of passing traffic on the road 200 metres away, but it was a delight to sit out and simply enjoy nature all around, and starry skies at night. Easy to book via the phone, there’s no fuss, you pull in and pitch up, and someone calls to collect and pass on as much information as you need. The fees help with the upkeep of the church, and you are free to wander into the church and have a look around. We were told to help ourselves to fruit left over from the harvest festival. We had a good phone signal (Virgin) to tether wifi, there’s an eatery 400 metres away, closest village with a shop is lovely Orford. Plenty to see in area, good walking and cycling. For dog owners, there’s a bridleway along the field edge under the site. A proper back to nature CL, supporting an interesting little church. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

Takethedogalong

Reviewed on 08/10/2022 19:55

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Chillesford
We stayed on the Chillesford CL for two nights during the May/June half term week and it was perfect for our needs. The fresh water and waste disposal were easy to access and it was easy to find a level area to pitch our campervan on. The proximity to the church and churchyard makes for a uniquely tranquil stay and there are countless beautiful walks through the countryside straight from the site - our dogs had a fabulous time too! The gentleman who came to collect our pitch fee was even kind enough to open up the church for us so we could see inside the historic building. Even better still, we knew our money would be going towards the upkeep of the church via the PCC. Thank you for a fabulous stay - we will most certainly be back soon!

Blytheberry

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Reviewed on 06/06/2021 00:11

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Chillesford
We stayed here for three nights over a weekend in July. The site is surrounded by trees so is very secluded and the churchyard and church give it a sense of uniqueness that you don't get on a lot of sites. Access to the site is a little tight but our unit is pretty big and we had no problem getting in. The road is not far away but presented no problems in terms of noise and the site whilst not flat is also not so much of a slope as to be a problem. As always I've made a video of the site since that will give a far better impression of it than I could put into words. https://youtu.be/v1kmHDF7BqI

DavyVan

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Reviewed on 22/07/2020 19:19

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