Battle Normanhurst Court Caravan Club Site

Stevens Crouch, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9LR

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

Graciously set within a former garden which boasts magnificent trees, Battle Normanhurst Court Club Site, offers a choice between pitches in open areas or in small groups surrounded by shrubs for added privacy. Driving up to the entrance you will notice magnificent iron gates still bearing the name of the wonderful historic house. Visitors often marvel at the rhododendrons - an absolute riot of colour in the spring. Wander around the grounds and discover interesting artefacts from the former manor house such as floor tiles and ornate railings.

This East Sussex caravanning location offers great facilities for families, including a play area for ball games and a playground on site. Dogs are also well catered for, with a lovely dog walk on site.

Located close to the 1066 Trail, the area is rich with scenic delights for walkers, nature lovers and those who simply crave a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The attractive seaside towns of Eastbourne and Hastings are just a few destinations that are conveniently located just a short drive away from the Battle Normanhurst Court Club Site. Battle is another small but busy town that is well worth the visit for its rich history - the Battle of Hastings was won here by William the Conqueror and the picturesque Abbey stands to this day in commemoration of the victory. The audio tour of the Abbey and the historic battlefield are well worth including in your itinerary.

The site also puts you within easy reach of the charming port town of Rye, complete with its castle and cobbled streets. More local attractions include the Carr Taylor Vineyard, which offers fine East Sussex wines, and a great selection of nearby National Trust properties to explore. During the year the Battle area is host to many special events, including the Battle Bonfire parade, a marvellous spectacle and prior to that, over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Medieval Festival at Herstmonceaux Castle which attracts visitors from afar - a treat for families and all ages.

We look forward to welcoming you to the recently improved site, we have added new serviced pitches and increased the amount of hardstanding pitches. Essential work has been carried out to improve some of the roads around the site, a new style motorvan waste point has been added and playground equipment replaced. We have also preserved the historic retaining walls at the site of this former grand estate.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

A good walking route near the site is the 1066 Trail. There are many other routes in the area and local Ramblers’ Group leaflets are for sale at Reception.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Jepsons and Co-Op in Battle, about 3.5 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. From the West on the A271 - 3 miles past Herstmonceux turn left (signposted Battle) continuing on the A271. The site entrance is on the right in about 2.75 miles immediately past left bend. From Battle on the A271 - site entrance is on the left in about 3.25 miles; ignore first brown caravan site sign opposite junction with B2204. Continue on the A271 to next brown caravan site sign and turn sharp left into site. Warning: please note turning off A271 into site entrance is sharp and should be approached slowly and with caution.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TN33 9LR
GPS:
Lat 50.9077 / Lon 0.43189
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OS field ref:
TQ711148
OS map ref:
199
Handbook map ref:
L3

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Battle and Bexhill
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest park and ride: Hastings
  • Nearest train station: Battle
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great site, lots of nice pitches

Stayed here September 2020 for 12 nights, got grass pitch No 25 which I really recommend as is a bit more secluded. All site facilities were clean and tidy, wardens friendly and working hard. Lots to do in the area; Battle itself, Hastings, Beachy Head all worth a trip. Why do members all pile in at 1pm though????
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Lovely site

We stayed 3 nights at beginning of sept as we’d never explored this part of the world. We arrived a little later than advertised to avoid queuing and we literally had no wait at reception. We asked for a quiet secluded pitch and was given a map with pitches requested marked on it. We drove around a bit and found the perfect one. It had a non awning pitch in front and we were told ‘you’ll have it to yourself as no one uses non awning pitches’ Ha! About half hour after pitching, a giant motor home arrived and promptly parks in front of us!! I guess that’s the way it goes but with so many non awning pitches free, we were a bit perplexed but hey ho! Anyway, we found the facilities ie toilets and showers were scrupulously clean and of a very high standard. We do have our own facilities but with an older type van, they’re not the best so we do like to use site facilities if possible. There was hardly anyone using them so we were well happy! The site is in a good location for many places to visit and we did a fab bike ride around the countryside which was so pretty. Would recommend and would happily return.
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Fab area but campsite lacking

Forgot to mention.. serviced pitch number 94 has a tree growing to the side of it. If our friends had parked their motor home as instructed with back side to peg, they would have seriously damaged the roof, air con and TV aerial, as one tree branch has grown over the pitch. This pitch should not be hired to motor homes. When we book online, you have our details and our vehicles details, please do not direct us to unsuitable pitches.

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Fab area to visit but campsite lacking.

We stayed here for 1 week on a serviced pitch. The pitch size was too small. We have an average sized caravan and awning. But the car would only just fit into the space, resulting in the passenger having to get in after reversing out. The pitch No 106 and 107 are right above the toilet block which has an access steep staircase to them. Routinely got sewage smell in caravan and awning. All day people passing caravan and smokers even worse ! Gap to the main route road, about 3 feet so unable to sit in our 3 feet as chairs next to road. Signage on site lacking. We went up one of the many cul de sacs, as read the map wrong. After a stressful journey could have done without the reversing audience. The site is very dark at night and feels unsafe, the road in several places has risen up and unsteadiness you in the dark wifi hot spot is outside reception, it is not free. No other source. Wardens are doing there best to pick up dog poo, but there are so many dogs there, it is impossible to police. Even when owners pick up, there is a smudge of poo left . Should ban dogs. Special dog walk is on site, however most owners do a tour of the site which sets off all the other dogs, not a quiet site. Sunday was shooting day on the neighbouring land. Started at 9am and lasted tun til 12 noon. We will not return. If you do visit, I recommend you get your passenger to walk ahead of your vehicle. I counted at least 10 caravans and motor homes going round in circles lost or trying to locate the small numbered pegs on the pitches. Had an issue with the windbreak, warden mark was very nice about it, but was asked to take down as not actually on our pitch. Also pitches numbers 56 57 58 constantly flooded whilst we were there. Unacceptable.

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Good site spoilt by chaotic arrival system

When we visited this site it was very full as peak season and did feel a bit crowded with some pitches seeming to be tucked in behind others. Very different site layout as is on site of old gardens and so it is different to many purpose built sites with secluded small pitch areas and many dead ends. The site is clean and well maintained, good system in place for limiting numbers in toilet/shower blocks which were thoroughly cleaned once a day. Staff were helpful. Great walk down to Catsfield along the 1066 walk with the White Hart pub nice and handy in the village and would recommend the Squirrel Inn also nearby for great food. Poor rating for quiet site as we had to take a pitch by the children's play area (not by choice) and lots of kids zooming by on bikes and shouting loudly when playing. I'm not complaining about this as it was school holidays, it just meant our experience was we didn't have peace and quiet! This would have been an excellent rating save for the chaotic arrival system where you are given a map with what the staff believe to be free pitches and then you drive around getting stressed trying to find the actual free ones because people who have arrive don't bother to go back and tell reception and they don't check either. Basically it's the last thing you want to do after the journey there and gives a poor first impression especially as due to the site layout there are lots of dead ends and a wrong decision results in a test of your caravan reversing skills with plenty of onlookers. We watched many a new arrival suffer this same fate during our stay, with other people we spoke to during our stay also commenting about this without being prompted. This really needs sorting, why not allocate pitches during busy times like other sites or allocate staff to whizz round on bikes to check every now and then? It's not a big site! Has put us off returning again and would only consider during off peak times. Also on the Covid side of things surprised to see no hand sanitiser at water fill up/waste disposal points and none in children's play areas although most parents we saw seem to let their children roam freely so no parental supervision anyway to make them do it!!!
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01424 773808

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.