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

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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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Jubilee Getaway

Hill Farm CL Site
We have just returned from a 4 night stay at this lovely site. We didn't see Jaik to speak to very much, but his communication both before & during our stay was spot on and the information leaflet left in a sealed plastic container on our pitch was very comprehensive and included a lot of local information & a few basic rules/requests. It's a shame some guests didn't see fit to read or abide by them. For some reason caravanners from the small adjacent commercial site seemed to prefer using the CL site's facilities rather than their own. We generally use own own facilities, so I can't comment on what's so special about them! We were on pitch 1, which is handstanding with plenty of space to park your car & grass for your awning. Each pitch has its own fresh water tap & grey water can be drained straight into the ditch running behind the pitches. Access to the site is straightforward - just a short drive down a country lane off the A12. Much to our surprise, we could hear hardly any road noise during the night & we slept well. There are plenty of quiet country lanes and tracks for cycling in the area & the scenery is lovely - not dramatic (this is Suffolk!) but beautiful countryside, heathland and coastline. Lots of lovely country pubs serving local real ales & good food. We can recommend The Fox in Darsham, Eels Foot in East Bridge and Poachers Pocket in Carlton.

grahamnallison

Reviewed on 05/06/2022 17:51

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delightful stay

Hill Farm CL Site
Just spent 6 nights here, this being our most recent of many others. As usual Jaik made us feel welcome and the pitch was nice. This is an ideal site for visiting places such as lowestoft, southwold, beccles and many others, we also rode our bikes in dunwich forest and along the country lanes, would certainly recommend it for this reason. There is some traffic noise from the A12 but not too intrusive. This is a site we will surely be returning to again.

forsythia

Reviewed on 24/09/2021 20:18

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Short Break in Lovely Site

Hill Farm CL Site
We manage to book a short stay of three days in August in this lovely area. The site is easily accessed from the A12, the pitches are flat, well laid out with individual water and electric hookups. The grass was well kept and though the facilities are not luxurious, they are well kept and were clean. Jaik the owner left us a welcome note with all the information needed on out pitch and we met him and a had a chat later. He was very welcoming. Excellent site for touring the attractions of the area. Some slight road noise at busy times but not too intrusive.

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Reviewed on 14/08/2021 14:10

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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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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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Reviewed on 06/07/2021 00:03

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