Hill Farm CL Site

Lymballs Lane, Darsham, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3QH

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Hill Farm Certificated Location is in a rural setting, and yet conveniently located for easy access to the A12. The coast at Dunwich is less than 5 miles away. It is open all year and adults, children and pets are all welcome. The site is located on a large, south-facing, flat field, with 4 hardstandings, 1 grass pitch, 16 amp electrical hook-ups and ample space for awnings. Each pitch has its own drinking water tap. The site is surrounded by mature hedges and is abutted by arable fields and young woodland to the north, although Hill Farm itself is no longer a working farm. On the CL site, there is a CDP, WC, washbasin, a coin operated shared shower and washing machine.

There is also a new commercial site adjacent to the CL, separated by a thick hedge and 2 gates, with mesh protected grass pitches, and separate hook-ups, taps, and a CDP, including a ladies and gents toilet cabin with 2 washbasins and hot water for handwashing.

There is Wi-Fi available across most of the site. The 3-4 acre young woodland behind the site is easily accessible for dog walking.

The site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding coastal areas, especially the beautiful seaside towns of Southwold (8 miles away) and Aldeburgh (14 miles away). The popular village of Westleton is 2 miles away, where there is a village store, a garage, and 2 pubs, including the well-respected Crown Inn.

There are also many nearby attractions, such as Orford and Framlingham castles, museums, Dunwich Heath National Trust Site, the famous RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve and the charming town of Woodbridge, near to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo. There is a petrol station and supermarket within a mile of the site. The village of Darsham and The Fox Inn, serving good food, is a mile away and you can walk there from the site on a farm track.

Darsham railway station is just over a mile and has services to London’s Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich. Saxmundham is 5 miles away, with Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets. Snape, with its world famous concert hall, is 10 miles away. The popular Latitude Music Festival on the Henham Estate in July is 6 miles away.

The woodlands, heathlands and coast are perfect for those who enjoy walking and bird watching, and the country lanes are great for cycling. There are also 3 high quality holiday lodges next to the site (each sleeping a maximum of 4 people, with 2 bedrooms) which offer accommodation for friends and relatives visiting without a caravan. The owner lives on site to deal with any problems and does regular site maintenance and cleaning.

This site is becoming increasingly popular, so advanced booking is necessary and payment due on arrival. If you have not prebooked, please do not park your unit on site until you have checked availability. Please vacate your pitch by 11:30am on the day of departure. Sorry we cannot accept credit cards.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.8 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Commercial site adjacent

Lawned site

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Postcode:
IP17 3QH
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GPS:
Lat 52.284764 / Lon 1.539936
OS field ref:
TM516711
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Darsham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Hill Farm CL Site
I booked this site because it had toilet and a shower, but on arrival was disappointed in the state of both, I did not feel they were clean enough to use. Housed in a wooden shed, compared to a private site we had just left that was much cleaner. We didn’t notice any road noise, and found the site handy for southwold and Aldburgh , but on reflection would not return.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 12/07/2021 18:11

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Hill Farm CL Site
This site is situated in a beautiful part of Suffolk with good access to Dunwich. The local lanes are perfect for cycling. The site itself was in our opinion overpriced at £23 a night. Three of the five pitches looked to have excellent hardstanding, one pitch looked adequate but the fifth pitch (ours!) was basically uneven grass/mesh which was muddy (not sure if all pitches were £23). The CDP was in need of updating. We found the traffic noise (A12 was just 270 metres away) was way too intrusive for our liking although others may not find this to be a problem.

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Campervanner

Reviewed on 06/07/2021 00:03

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Hill Farm CL Site
Just returned from an enjoyable 6 day stay at this site with friends. Jaik the owner was as usual extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Some road noise from adjacent A12 but not a major issue. Didn’t use communal facilities due to COVID but very welcome on a CL. Within cycling distance of Suffolk coast. Will return.

JohnnyJJ

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Reviewed on 24/05/2021 07:59

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Hill Farm CL Site
The site is in a great location, although there is some road noise from the A12 and farm traffic on the road beside the site. We paid £20 per night, which is the most expensive CL we have ever used. The facilities are good, but because the pitch we booked was being resown we did not have our own water supply. I would agree with many of the reviews concerning the access to a variety of places to visit, both on the coast and inland. Please note that a couple of the hardstandings pitches are very large and may cause problems when driving in awning pegs. Would I stay there again, probably not.

dinkysteve

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Reviewed on 20/10/2020 21:11

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Lovely site in great location for exploring

Hill Farm CL Site
We originally intended to stay on the CL, but as that was fully booked Jaik suggested one of the pitches in his adjacent six van commercial site. We would have been very happy in either location - pitches have more space in the CL (better for larger outfits), but the commercial part is cosier and more sheltered from wind. However the CL costs £18 per night and the commercial section costs £23. If planning to stay in the commercial section it would be wise to tell Jaik if you have a long outfit as two of the pitches would not be an easy fit. Ground is generally reasonably level and appeared well drained. There is a toilet and shower in the commercial site, but that is easily accessed by people from the CL if they chose. We did not use those facilities because of Covid. TV reception is excellent and WiFi generally good, although it did struggle at peak, mid-evening times. There is a convenient dog walk around some woodland behind the site. Access is straightforward, although longer outfits need to take care at the entrance. This was our first visit to Suffolk and we were pleased to have chosen to stay at this site - it is well located for exploring the area, with many excellent pubs serving top quality food and mostly with very good Covid arrangements. There are some excellent beaches and coastal towns to explore as well as Sutton Hoo (National Trust) reasonably nearby. One highlight for us was a 4 hour trip on the traditional sailing barge Victor from Ipswich. That was an amazing experience on a beautiful sunny day. There is a brilliant bakery / cafe called the Two Magpies, one mile away up the A12. We could easily have spent a second week here - thank you Jaik. (The fresh laid eggs were very tasty.....)

brissle

Caravanner from Avon

Reviewed on 19/09/2020 10:35

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