Hill Farm CL Site

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Great location for a late Autumn break

Last few days in October: We deliberately chose this site has it offered hard standing areas - which was much needed after so much rain. The only draw back of the hardstanding (and it was very hard) was that we needed to encroach upon the adjacent grassed area to pitch our awning -but Jaik the owner was very accommodating. For such a small site the facilities were good and very clean and although close to the A12, we didn't notice much noise. There was also a handy dog walk for morning constitutionals! The other reason for choosing this site was its location - easy access to Dunwich - great for a walk and a fish and chips lunch in the cafe on the beach, Dulwich Heath and Southwold. All in all we had a great few days and would certainly go back.
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A decent, clean and honest CL.

There's not much to add to all of the comments & reviews already posted. The facilities are all well maintained and cleaned daily although we used our own shower during our stay. We thought the extra charge for a hot shower was a bit much and may have been better if included in the daily price. The pitches are all of a good size and offered plenty of room to stretch out, however the grass pitch even though it had mesh protection was quite badly churned up and a couple of caravans did struggle to get on and off. This of course it not the owners fault as any grass pitches would have suffered a similar fate after the recent deluges. It's also worth mentioning about the road noise from the A12. We did expect to hear some as we knew of the CL's location but never expect it to be so loud and constant! But after a few days we did get used to it but it was a shock on our first night!

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Wonderful relaxing site

We have been to this area several times but this was our first visit to Hill Farm. Jaik came straight out and met us when we arrived and was a very warm welcome, and we were given handy information pack. The site was immediately impressive, very clean and tidy and spacious between pitches. The showers and toilets were spotlessly clean and there’s also a washing machine. We’ve had a wonderful stay and to be honest this is the best site we’ve been to in Suffolk. Will 100% be back. Thank you Jaik.
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Fabulous place. Would definitely reccommend. I will be returning in the future.

A wonderful CL site expertly looked after by the owner Jaik Campbell who gave us a very warm reception and a detailed welcome information pack. Located just off the A12. There are 4 hardstanding pitches which are covered with stone/pebbles and 1 grass pitch. All areas have plenty of grass space around for awnings. Field is surrounded by mature bushes and trees which are kept trimmed and tidy. ALL pitches have 16amp power and their own fresh water supply. In addition to this there is a wooden construction which houses a WC with separate shower and changing room. Shower is great and has a very small fee to use. 20p for 3 minutes. There is a general waste bin along with separate containers for glass and plastics and cardboard. The other side is where you dispose chemical waste. A clothes washing machine has also been installed and there are 2 rotary lines for you to use if you wish. We loved this site so much we stayed an extra 2 nights (making 6 in total) and will definitely be returning when we are in the Suffolk area. The area is excellent for cycling. The beach at Dunwich is a mere 5 miles away which has a great pub with large garden and a very interesting museum about the lost village. RSPB Minsmere is also very close by. The location of the site is perfect for exploring Southwold, Thorpeness, Saxmundham, Woodbridge, Halesworth, Ipswich and the beautiful resort of Aldeburgh where you can buy the daily catch from one of the many fisherman's huts. 'If it was any fresher, it would still be swimming' is one of their quotes!

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Nice CL, in stage of development.

We really liked Suffolk and Jaik was very pleasant and welcoming. There are a few things we would say as feedback to help with ongoing plans and development of this CL. We had a good stay however we were the last of 5 campers and were on (1 of 2) tarmac covered pitches, which was not ideal. We feel pebbles/ stones would be better for the sites ambition to be open all year. Even in April Tar on shoes and items were an issue and if we wanted to put up an awning it would have to be erected on the grass as pegs would further damage the surface. This site offers lots of facilities, which were ok but we use are own in CLs. BIG PLUS was a good 16A supply and own water tap, which made it like a super pitch. Resident chickens were endless fun too. Main entrances to the CL is a little tight, newly planted hedges I believe will need a rethink. Wifi is a lovely bonus but is a little flaky and is ok when you can connect. Positioning for Southwold was very good, lots to see in the local area, main road was good without being noisy. We would return again as Jaik is a lovely chap who we believe is trying to provide a great value CL but would request any of the three non tarmac cover pitches. The focus should be stones for pitches to allow all year round use and pitching of awnings. The electric and water are spot on and the position and overall feel good.
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Good CL open all year

Very easy access into this site from the A12 and the information given by the owner prior to arrival via e mail is most helpful and informative. Very good TV and mobile phone signals, together with the free wi-fi that is available to all pitches. Currently there a four hard-standing pitches and one grass. All are level and have the benefit of their own dedicated water tap and 16amp electric supply. The site is within easy driving range of Southwold, Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings and the owners are happy to provide information about the many attractions of the surrounding area. The on site facilities of WC and shower room (with small extra charge for the shower) are adequate, if not top quality but are an added bonus on a CL site. We stayed for four nights and would recommend it to people visiting that part of the Suffolk countryside.
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brilliant

Just spent 5 nights at this delightful site, this being our 4th visit, we have seen a few changes hard standing is now on 4 of the pitches, which is a bonus to those wishing to stay when the weather is unfavourable, though I should point out when the leaves have fallen from the trees, the road noise from the A12 is a little more pronounced but we have never found this to be a problem. the owner Jaik has always made us welcome and we will return to this site, we find the facilities adquate compared to some sites we have stayed on, but we are old school caravanners and any facilities are a bonus. This site offers a good place to explore the suffork coastal area and beyond.

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Lovely peaceful site very welcoming

on arrival our pitch was allocated for us the shower was clean and with a minimal 20p charge, plenty of local information of shops, fuel and places of interest including distances from site. we had a very relaxing time and will be going back soon

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On arrival the sun was out and our initial reaction to the site was wonderful. As we had booked by phone we were told which pitch to go on but on arrival, someone else was on it. No one came out to welcome us so we phoned. The owner said he would come right out but in actual fact we were kept waiting a good 5/10 minutes before Jaik appeared. He was extremely apologetic regards pitch 1 being occupied and offered us the grass pitch at the back of the site. We were really wanting a hard standing but proceeded with the grass pitch as it would allow us more room for our awning. Later on Jaik appeared with the information sheet and did answer our questions. The wooden toilet/shower block which also housed the bins, the washing machine and the chemical waste was basic to say the least. The shower was unpleasant with rust and was also chargeable which we decided not to use and used our own in the van. There was another toilet block which had a ladies and gents cubicle and urinals which meant that if you chose to lock the outer door, no-one else could access them, alternatively women could have the pleasure of seeing men standing at the urinals if they chose not to lock the outer door - not the best set up in my opinion. Also they were quite 'smelly'. I feel the site has the basis of being a wonderful little site as there is a lovely dog walk and the entire place is situated amongst beautiful countryside. A little TLC with some good cleaning and trimming of hedges and it would be perfect!

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Great site

We stayed for 2 nights in mid August. There are 5 generous pitches, 4 of which are hard standing. On arrival we called the owner Jaik who arrived promptly to welcome us and to give us a comprehensive information sheet about both the site and the surrounding area. This is exactly what is needed at any site. The surroundings are lovely and the facilities are good. There are clean toilets and a shower which was clean and hot if somewhat unusal! There is water and electricity on each pitch making life very easy. Jaik has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into the site and is just as obviously continuing to do so. It's a fantastic location from which to visit the delights of Suffolk. We intend to return again next year.

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