Parkhurst Farm

River Common, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9BB

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Views and within Southdowns National Park.
  • Close to the historic great houses at Petworth and Cowdray.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Recycling Facilities

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Lat 51.013511 / Lon -0.646593
OS field ref:
SU953239
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Portsmouth (33 miles)

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Great site.

Parkhurst Farm

This is a great site, ignore the review concerning pitch spacing. It is a certified location, and benefits from being as such. It’s an off grid site with tons of space for the five pitches that are allowed. The views are great. The location is very quiet, you just need to be on your lookout for traffic going down the single track roads to get to it. Mocking out pictures are making this all regimented like so many other sites would ruin it. Hopefully the site continues to be a free format off grid site. That’s so many of us enjoy.

Moderator Comment - Reviews are individual assessments of how a member found their stay on any site or CL. The review you mention was generally positive about the site and the point about marked pitches was only made to avoid the unfortunately situation the reviewer found themselves in viz-a-viz another member pitching too close to them which seems a perfectly legitimate observation to make? I have edited the title of your review to shorten it.

Vintagecamper

Reviewed on 02/05/2024 12:52

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Parkhurst Farm
We stayed here for 10 nights and yes the lane to the site is narrow but not impossible even for someone like me. Many reviews seem to focus on this but what is the most important aspect of the site is the stunning location. The views are amazing and it is so quiet here. We were lucky to have a few nights with just us and we could have been the only people in the world. Petworth is just around the corner and Petworth house has to be on your list. I would also recommend spending a day in Midhurst. Just outside of Petworth is a pub called the Badger - Google it as it is worth a visit and the food is amazing. Back to the site, the owner popped around a few times just to say hello and make sure we were all ok and to see if we needed anything and was always helpful and friendly. Overall a really nice out-of-the-way CL for those really want to get back to nature.

markjhoward

Reviewed on 23/08/2023 03:13

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Has lots of potential

Parkhurst Farm
This site certainly has lots of potential for being a five star site however a couple of things let it down. We stayed end of May for four nights with our three dogs and two birth caravan. ARRIVAL: Make sure you do your homework on how to access the site as it's quite far down country lanes to access the site. We didn't have any trouble towing along the lanes but I imagine it would be fun meeting a lorry or any large farm machinery! My recommendation is drive along the A272 and then turn off onto "New Road". Turn left onto "Upperton Road". turn left onto Westlands Copse Lane (there's a sign post saying river common). This lane is very narrow but it's only used for access to houses so there's not much traffic. Drive along Westlands Copse Lane and the site is on the right hand side marked with a caravan and motorhome club sign. No problem with the access into the field. SITE: the site is wonderful! It's an extremely large L shaped field probably 2 acres. The views from the site are beautiful. There's is basically no traffic noise except from the odd vehicle accessing the houses at the end of the lane. There are no marked pitches so it's basically pitch up where you fancy. I like the concept of this but a regular user arrived and told us we parked in their favourite space so literally set up on our backside, I asked if they could park a little further away but she refused to move and said she comes to the site often and we were in her favourite spot, to give you a rough idea she parked 2/3 meters away despite the rest of the 2 acre site being completely empty!!! They were that close my husband said we might as well cook them dinner too. I think this site would be much better if the pitches were numbered to stop everyone clustering ontop of each other, or to stop the motorhomes parking ontop of the water tap and permanently plugging directly into the drinking water tap. FACILITIES: this is a minimal basic site which is lovely for an off grid trip. All the facilities are located at the far end of the field. There is one drinking water tap, one brown (poo) tap, recycling bin, general waste bin. The casette emptying is interesting! Definitely one to let the husband do... It was very full with lots of 'floaties' and is essentially a half buried bin in the ground. WALKING: lovely area for dog walking, there's alot of deer running around. OWNER: the site could really benefit from the owner doing a little bit of management. During our stay we saw the owner once emptying the bins. I tried to contact the owner prior to and on my arrival but I didn't get any answer. It would be lovely if the owners could manage the spacing between the pitches to stop you gaining uninvited guests!!! (The campervan that parked up our backside) and to just pop his head around to check their are no problems. I probably would return to the site again but my husband is not so sure due to the lack of management of the pitch spacing.

Byford Clan

Reviewed on 30/05/2022 13:43

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Parkhurst Farm
This is a wonderful place to stay. Lovely big field, good sunny aspect, excellent Mobile signal (Vodafone), great views. Water, elsan, rubbish and recycling. The access lane is narrow but is not a problem, just take your time. The lane serves a number of properties but that's all, so there is the occasional passing vehicle but nothing that could be classed as 'road noise'. The prominent sounds are of birds. The woodland surrounding the area is beautiful. Good walking from the site, particularly up to the Mast, if you're feeling energetic. We walked up and it was a stunning walk. Quiet, laid back beautiful place. £10 pn. Loved it. Stayed in early April.

Les and Si

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Reviewed on 23/04/2022 20:57

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Parkhurst Farm
Stayed on this site for 4 nights in a quiet beautiful area, on grass able to find level area with outstanding views, Mr Drake was very welcoming, paid cash. Able to hear lots pf birds and see deer in the field in front. The site faces West with views to the west and North. Fresh Water and disposal sewage though quite basic but it worked for me. My days were cycling around the country lanes very little traffic, but do get the odd combine harvester and tractors. The lane up to the site is narrow in places with vehicles parking so careful driving is essential. Petworth House National Trust is close by, easy by Bike or walk. Great walking area needs OS Map. Lurgashal has a very well stocked store & Post Office with local produce and the Noah's Ark Pub a Green King establishment is very popular. A basic site no frills and hope to return again.

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Reviewed on 20/08/2021 15:46

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