Hill Farm CL Site

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • 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 mesh protected grass pitches, electrical hook-ups and  ample space for awnings. 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.

There is a WC, washbasin, shower, ladies and gents toilet block with hot water for handwashing, washing machine and free Wi-Fi available across the whole site. Each pitch has its own drinking water tap. The 4-5 acre young woodland behind the CL site is accessible for dog walking.

The site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding coastal areas, especially the beautiful seaside towns of Southwold (9 miles away) and Aldeburgh (14 miles away). The popular village of Westleton is approximately 1.5 miles away and here there is a restaurant, village stores, a garage, an art gallery and 2 pubs, including the well-respected Crown Inn.

There are also many nearby attractions, such as Orford and Framlingham castles, museums, the National Trust Site at Dunwich, the famous RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve and the charming town of Woodbridge, near to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo. There are two local shops within a mile of the site selling local produce and a garage. There are also numerous local pubs, restaurants and cafes. The village of Darsham is a mile from Hill Farm and has a pub, The Fox Inn, serving very good food.

Darsham railway station is just over a mile from the CL site and has services to London’s Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich. The town of Saxmundham is 5 miles away, with Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets. Snape, with its world famous concert hall, is just over 10 miles away. The increasingly popular Latitude Music Festival on the Henham Estate in July is about 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 two 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 nearby to deal with any problems and does regular site maintenance.

(This site is becoming increasingly popular, so advanced booking is necessary and payment is 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 11am 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 (exclusive 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

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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Great location for a late Autumn break

Last few days in October: We deliberately chose this site has it offered hard standing areas - which was much needed after so much rain. The only draw back of the hardstanding (and it was very hard) was that we needed to encroach upon the adjacent grassed area to pitch our awning -but Jaik the owner was very accommodating. For such a small site the facilities were good and very clean and although close to the A12, we didn't notice much noise. There was also a handy dog walk for morning constitutionals! The other reason for choosing this site was its location - easy access to Dunwich - great for a walk and a fish and chips lunch in the cafe on the beach, Dulwich Heath and Southwold. All in all we had a great few days and would certainly go back.
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A decent, clean and honest CL.

There's not much to add to all of the comments & reviews already posted. The facilities are all well maintained and cleaned daily although we used our own shower during our stay. We thought the extra charge for a hot shower was a bit much and may have been better if included in the daily price. The pitches are all of a good size and offered plenty of room to stretch out, however the grass pitch even though it had mesh protection was quite badly churned up and a couple of caravans did struggle to get on and off. This of course it not the owners fault as any grass pitches would have suffered a similar fate after the recent deluges. It's also worth mentioning about the road noise from the A12. We did expect to hear some as we knew of the CL's location but never expect it to be so loud and constant! But after a few days we did get used to it but it was a shock on our first night!

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Wonderful relaxing site

We have been to this area several times but this was our first visit to Hill Farm. Jaik came straight out and met us when we arrived and was a very warm welcome, and we were given handy information pack. The site was immediately impressive, very clean and tidy and spacious between pitches. The showers and toilets were spotlessly clean and there’s also a washing machine. We’ve had a wonderful stay and to be honest this is the best site we’ve been to in Suffolk. Will 100% be back. Thank you Jaik.
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Fabulous place. Would definitely reccommend. I will be returning in the future.

A wonderful CL site expertly looked after by the owner Jaik Campbell who gave us a very warm reception and a detailed welcome information pack. Located just off the A12. There are 4 hardstanding pitches which are covered with stone/pebbles and 1 grass pitch. All areas have plenty of grass space around for awnings. Field is surrounded by mature bushes and trees which are kept trimmed and tidy. ALL pitches have 16amp power and their own fresh water supply. In addition to this there is a wooden construction which houses a WC with separate shower and changing room. Shower is great and has a very small fee to use. 20p for 3 minutes. There is a general waste bin along with separate containers for glass and plastics and cardboard. The other side is where you dispose chemical waste. A clothes washing machine has also been installed and there are 2 rotary lines for you to use if you wish. We loved this site so much we stayed an extra 2 nights (making 6 in total) and will definitely be returning when we are in the Suffolk area. The area is excellent for cycling. The beach at Dunwich is a mere 5 miles away which has a great pub with large garden and a very interesting museum about the lost village. RSPB Minsmere is also very close by. The location of the site is perfect for exploring Southwold, Thorpeness, Saxmundham, Woodbridge, Halesworth, Ipswich and the beautiful resort of Aldeburgh where you can buy the daily catch from one of the many fisherman's huts. 'If it was any fresher, it would still be swimming' is one of their quotes!

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Nice CL, in stage of development.

We really liked Suffolk and Jaik was very pleasant and welcoming. There are a few things we would say as feedback to help with ongoing plans and development of this CL. We had a good stay however we were the last of 5 campers and were on (1 of 2) tarmac covered pitches, which was not ideal. We feel pebbles/ stones would be better for the sites ambition to be open all year. Even in April Tar on shoes and items were an issue and if we wanted to put up an awning it would have to be erected on the grass as pegs would further damage the surface. This site offers lots of facilities, which were ok but we use are own in CLs. BIG PLUS was a good 16A supply and own water tap, which made it like a super pitch. Resident chickens were endless fun too. Main entrances to the CL is a little tight, newly planted hedges I believe will need a rethink. Wifi is a lovely bonus but is a little flaky and is ok when you can connect. Positioning for Southwold was very good, lots to see in the local area, main road was good without being noisy. We would return again as Jaik is a lovely chap who we believe is trying to provide a great value CL but would request any of the three non tarmac cover pitches. The focus should be stones for pitches to allow all year round use and pitching of awnings. The electric and water are spot on and the position and overall feel good.
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