Birch Trees Farm

Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5AG

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year Award 2010 - Regional Winner

My CL is a quiet secluded adults only 2.5 acre lawned field, with electric hook-up facilities. Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside with views across to the South Downs and adjoining Sussex Weald. Opened in 1981, the CL has been landscaped with a variety of specimen trees and shrubs, overlooking a wild flower meadow. The site has won 3 awards being placed 2nd in the 'CL of the Year Award' in 1991 and winners of the 'Regional Award' in 2003 and 2010. 

For members who enjoy winter caravanning hard standing areas are available overlooking the CL field. The site is excellent for walking and the nearby picturesque village of Cuckfield which offer shops, pubs and restaurants can be reached by an enjoyable walk across fields. The South Downs, Ditchling Beacon, Jack and Jill Windmills and Ashdown Forest are all within easy reach from the site.

Beautiful gardens and National Trust properties including Nymans, Wakehurst Place, Sheffield Park gardens and Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens are all nearby. Also of great interest is the famous Bluebell Railway, where daily trips of nostalgia can be enjoyed. 

Strictly 1 dog only by arrangement with the owner. We charge £3.00 per night for a dog which is then donated to Sussex Air Ambulance.

Minimum 2 night stay.  Sorry no groundsheets.  Motorhomes - hardstanding only.

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  • Information room
  • TV reception: good

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Postcode:
RH17 5AG
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Lat 50.993318 / Lon -0.160918
OS field ref:
TQ293233
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  • Nearest train station: Haywards Heath

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One of the best

Birch Trees Farm continues to be one of the best Cls in the network and is ideal for stays in West Sussex. The large, flat grass site is kept to a high standard and the five pitches are arranged to give a really spacious feel. The carefully planted trees and shrubs encourage a variety of wildlife and give the impression of being in a garden setting. A drinking water point together with recycling bins and chemical emptying facility are all located near to the site entrance. A further water tap is located in the centre of the site. 10 amp electric supply points are available to all pitches.The Information Shed has a good selection of leaflets on the local area, together with a selection of books that are available for a small donation to the air ambulance. TV is generally good but can be variable, mobile phone signals are good. Hard standing areas are also available if required. Car parking in Brighton can be very difficult but there is a good Park and Ride that runs from Withdean Sports Centre although it does have height restrictions at some peak times. We recently stayed for four nights and were made most welcome by the owners and have no hesitation in recommending this adult only site to other members.
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Lovely relaxing CL

Birch Trees Farm is tucked away down a quiet lane - ensure you follow the owners directions, but easy to find when you do. Its a huge grassy area with loads of room for all units, surrounded by lovely mature planting. The pitches are extremely generous and spacious. There is also hard standing pitches available if required. We had a lovely warm welcome, and there's a great information shed full of leaflets and information to help with your stay. Plenty of local walks if you don't wish to take the car/motorhome out. Thoroughly recommended, we will definitely stay again if we're in the area.

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A pleasant week

There isn’t much more to be said than is already in the other reviews. An exceptionally large, pretty and well looked after CL with rural views. It is a peaceful haven in an otherwise busy part of the country. There are 4 good NT properties within 30 mins drive and a 5th 45 mins away and NT car parks on the easy to reach South Downs Way. There are large Waitrose and other supermarkets in Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, which are a short drive away. The quaint village of Cuckfield is within easy walking distance and has places to eat and a small Co-op. The triangle of woodland and pasture bounded by the A272 to the North and the A273 and the B2036 to the East and West, with Ansty and the CL in the North West corner, is very attractive and crisscrossed with well-marked public footpaths and bridleways.
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Stayed for 2 weeks 09/07-23/07..... Birch Trees is a fabulous site, plentiful space, freedom to pitch up just how you decide and has a lovely countryside feel to it despite being in a busy county. Nature is key here and Mr & Mrs Upton are very keen to keep it that way, we loved watching the birds and bunnies! There is an information shed with a ton of info relating to places to visit and amenities locally. We've made the most of our National Trust membership as there is an abundance of houses and gardens within a reasonably short drive.....our favourite 2 being Standen House and Petworth. Day trip to Brighton with the open top City Sightseeing Bus tour is a good way to get around, see the different parts and learn some of it's history. West Wittering beach was beautiful but VERY popular...probably best to avoid a weekend and be prepared to pay £8.50 to park on a rough field as it is sooo busy. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely return in the future to do more and will be staying at Birch Trees CL......
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Beautiful Site

This is a wonderful site which has been lovingly maintained. Set in beautifully landscaped ground, lawned with mature trees and shrubs and a wild flower area, it is very spacious so plenty of room around your caravan. There is also a well stocked information room. We would definately return here in the future.

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