Fairlight Wood Caravan Club Site (REF : FLW)

Watermill Lane, Pett, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 4HY

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A stay at Fairlight Wood Club Site is almost like taking a soothing break in a large and lovely garden. This is a small and intimate caravan park set in flower rich woodland and with many quaint footpaths to wander along. The area is rich in historic value - the nearby seaside town of Hastings was William the Conqueror's base camp in 1066 and it was here he chose to build his famous castle following the historic victory at Battle.

Fairlight Wood Club Site offers a perfect retreat for nature lovers - its surrounding woodlands are listed as a Biodiversity area so are ideal for spotting wildlife. It's also in an ideal location for dog walking. The nearby Old Hastings is well worth the visit for its quiet charm - here you can watch the fisherman bringing home their daily catch, eat some of the freshest fish and chips you've ever tasted and then walk the meal off with a leisurely stroll along streets that still hold the atmosphere of days gone by. The caravan site also puts you within a short distance from the scenic East Cliffs, and for walkers who enjoy a bit of a challenge, it connects with a lovely 5 mile Country Park walk which will lead you through a wealth of natural treats such as wooded valleys and secluded beaches. Look out for The Big White House in nearby Pett Level which was featured in the Channel Four series, Grand Designs.

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
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

It is a short 10 minute walk through the woods to the local pub, "The Two Sawyers". Hastings Country Park, which is about 3 miles from the site, has 660 acres of woodland and 5km of dramatic cliffs and coastline.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Aldi (MH access), Tesco Express and Co-Op in Ore 2.5 miles. There is a Morrisons in Hastings and Tesco in Bexhill, both about 5 miles from the site.

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Directions

From the north,  A21: about 2.5 miles past B2244 junction (0.25 mile past Claremont School signs on left and just past `Welcome to Hastings and Cinque Ports' sign) pass under overhead bridge and immediately turn right into Junction Road. At T-junction turn right (signposted A259 Folkestone). In 2.75 miles at traffic lights turn left onto A259 (signposted Rye). In 1.25 miles turn right at signpost to Pett into Friars Hill (opposite White Hart public house). 140 metres past Pett village sign turn left into Watermill Lane. The site is on the right within 0.5 mile. Please note, Watermill Lane is immediately past left bend in road, 140 metres past Pett village sign. From East (Rye) on A259: continue past Robin Hood public house and Buckswood School for approximately 3.2 miles. At Guestling turn left signposted Pett Friars Hill, opposite the White Hart public house, and proceed as above. Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TN35 4HY
GPS:
Lat 50.89678 / Lon 0.65055
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OS field ref:
TQ865142
OS map ref:
199
Handbook map ref:
L3

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Hastings
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: N/A
  • Nearest port: Dover (46 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Hastings
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Charming Site

Our first time at a Caravan Club site with our smaller camper van. It was perfect for us. Very peaceful and the facilities were absolutely immaculate. Lovely walking in the woods. The Two Sawyers pub was also enjoyed. Would definitely recommend and am sure we will be back.
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Unsocial Behaviour

On Fri 12 July a caravan turned up late and pitched on 20. They put the awning up and then parked their vehicle on the grassed area between our pitches, violating the fire regulations. The next morning one of the men walked to the toilet block in just shorts showing off his fat belly in front of adults and children. I enjoy this site very much but not when it turns into a traveller site. Please stamp out this behaviour from the thuggish element of your membership.
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Peaceful country site

Visited June 2019 for a 3 night stay. Well laid out, well run & friendly site. All amenities were good & fun woodland walk to the local pub which took approx 10 minutes. Site is opposite Guesting Wood which was a perfect dog walk area. Pretty location with nearby village of Pett which has an excellent butchers. Will visit again.

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Beautiful wooded site

A gem of a site. Tucked away and surrounded by woods that are ideal for dog walking. We spent a lovely few days here and will certainly be returning. If you want to get out and about there is lots to see and do close by. On the other hand if you want peace and quiet and to enjoy lovely walks through the woods it’s a great spot. The walk to the local pub is thoughtfully marked through the woods, nice touch. The team who run the site were really friendly and always had time for a cheerful greeting or quick chat. The facilities are not the newest, but were immaculate. Yes, there are shady spots, but given it’s surrounded by woods that’s what I’d expect and it’s nice to have shade for our dogs. We will certainly be back

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I must be the exception....

We stayed for a week in early June 2019 during a week of torrential rain, so that might have biased my opinion. First, the good points - it is very peaceful and quiet, the loos and showers are clean if a little old and the wardens are very friendly. The problem, I feel , is that the pitches are just not big enough for modern caravans. When we arrived, there were a couple of free pitches that we "might just fit with a squeeze" and a couple of others where we should be OK. Our van is 7.3 metres overall, we had a small porch awning and tow with a Mercedes GLC. We took a hedged pitch on the southern edge, aware that there'd be no sun. Without a motor mover, there is no way that we could have put the van in place (as proved by later arrivals to the adjacent pitch who gave up after 15 attempts). The awning was touching one hedge and to open the car door meant that the side of the car was in the other hedge. We had about 18 inches clearance at either end. The road into Pett is narrow and pot holed and the lane to the site is single track with cars parked in the passing places. There's no phone signal on the O2 network, radio reception is hindered by the trees, but there are hook up points for the TV. The utility pillars are oddly situated, so you will need 25 metre mains and aerial leads. I guess it is an older site and more suited to motor homes (there were more of these than caravans during our stay). Sadly, I don't think it's somewhere I'd rush back to.
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