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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My favourite CMC site so far

We are staying here at the moment and it's beautiful...even in last night's very rough weather with high winds and lashing rain! The site staff are very helpful, facilities immaculate and there's a very good pub 5 minutes walk through the woods. Fairlight Wood is small but there's still a choice of shaded or open pitches. There's no playground but the site is surrounded by beautiful woodland for our grandchildren to let off steam. Today, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the air is full of birdsong. I can't wait to come back when the bluebells are in flower.

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A Little Gem

We have just come back from our second week here in two years. It is a great access point for the surrounding area and has good walks from the site and close by. Hastings Country Park is not far and offers numerous walks. The pub through the woods, The Two Sawyers is great and the Royal Oak further away in the village is super for food too. There is a relatively new cafe in the village called Tic Toc and is well worth a visit as their cakes are to die for. The site is well presented and the facilities clean. The wardens were welcoming and friendly. My only beef was the hose on the Chemical Toilet point was too short and stiff so rinsing the cassette was difficult. I can see us going back again next year as we have more to explore. The Steam Giants of Brede are well worth a visit but be aware that opening times are rare.

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Good site in a great location

Chose a pitch for our motorhome that was central and so away from trees and thought it was ideal for our 4 night stay. Only a small site so short walk to clean, warm facilities block and to local pub. Warden was very helpful and small shop sells basic items including local walking maps (in aid of Air Ambulance). Great shorter walks available in Guestling Wood immediately opposite campsite, and easy access to lots of other longer walks and cycle routes (with a few challenging hills !) Walked to Hastings via public footpaths which led along cliff tops and through Hastings Country Park where you can see Exmoor ponies and Galloway cattle bought in to manage the heathland. Fantastic walk through a lot of wooded glens including some steep tracks and steps. Well worth doing if you enjoy hiking - about 14 mile round trip. Found the whole area very cycle friendly too which we enjoyed and lots of local attractions to visit. For us, who wanted to bike and walk the locality, and who wanted a nice quiet site in beautiful surroundings, it was definitely the right choice.
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a tricky one to review

We stayed 6 nights recently. The usual immaculate facilities block. We were allocated a choice of two pitches both of which were taken. Ended up in what appears to probably have been at some point, a quarry. This is probably the least nice part of the site. The pitches are very uneven and blocks are required. A bit untidy too, the vegetation around each pitch needs attention. The pitch next to us was surrounded by nettles. Pitches in the main part looked much better. Wish we'd settled on one of those. The site is in a wood. There are many trees on site. Just so you now. shady. There is no provision for children. Now child-haters will be pleased but if you are also intolerant of dogs you will be disappointed. No problems brought about by dogs though, but note there is no dog walk, just a path through the woods which has very rough terrain and require stout shoes or boots. Pub a short walk through said woods but I wouldn't tackle the route in the dark. The road to the village has no footpath and is surprisingly busy as is the village of Pett. No footpaths either. Most of the niggles I have with this site are nothing to do with the site itself just the roads being dangerous for pedestrians, terrible phone signal and a bit to much shade(Made the place cold and dank) Would I stay again? unlikely

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01424 812333

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Please do not approach the site from the north end (Robin Hood pub) Watermill Lane. It is a single track for 2 miles with no passing places and you will be unable to turn in to the site drive from this direction.