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We are sited on Quarry Farm in the tiny village of Bodiam. I think our 'Pinterest' board is the best way to see what is going on around us.

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Things to do on site

The River Rother

The River Rother runs through the bottom of our 200 acre family farm. It meanders quietly through the valley flanked on either side by open farmland. The unpolluted waters, which guests are free to fish, offers a perfect habitat for all sorts of flora, fauna and wildlife. An ideal place to take a relaxing stroll. Here is a link to one of our local walks: www.highweald.org/downloads/publications/exploring-the-high-weald/11-miles-and-above-walks/905-bodiam-castle-walk/file.html

Electric bike hire From our site

We have teamed up with the UK Electric Bike centre, and are now available to offer Electric Bike hire from our site. They are such fun and make life a lot easier for groups traveling together, families looking to explore the area and those traveling without a car. The bikes can be delivered to the station and can come fitted with panniers. Bike trailers, tag-ons, child seats are also available. Helmets and High visibility vest come with the bikes.

Quench Cycles Logo Bike hire from Quench Cycles

Quench Cycles operate out of Bedgebury Pinetum where they offer bike hire at either a day rate or an hourly rate. They are able to deliver bikes out to us to enable our guests the freedom to explore the area from the site. This does need to be arranged in Advance at the moment. For the service the bike would be charge at the daily rate (no option of the hourly rate). A delivery charge would also apply

Pottery with Bekky May

Creative pottery sessions for HENS! And Saturday morning pottery for kids coming soon...

Please visit www.bekkymay.com for further information and bookings

Adventure Activities Sussex

Join us for Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Archery and Bushcraft at the Original Hut Company, Bodiam

www.adventureactivitiessussex.co.uk

Fergus the Forager

Fergus Drennan is a wild food experimentalist and educator. He runs regular full day total immersion foraging courses for the general public and privately, he has written regularly on wild food and foraging for many national magazines and publications.

fergustheforager.co.uk

Breck Falconry

Breck Falconry are a falconry team specialising in flying displays and falconry experiences for a professional bird of prey service to suit your needs. We can travel to your venue or arrange an event at one of our regular countryside sites.

https://sites.google.com/site/breckfalconry/




Things to do in the village

Bodiam Castle

National Trust

Just a short walk from our campsite and you can visit the impressive Bodiam Castle. Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Visit the link below to find out full details, opening times etc..
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle

Bodiam Castle

A small ferry, 'The Dannie Lee', runs down the river from the castle to the nearby village of Newenden, where you can dine in the village pub or hire a rowing boat and splash about on the river yourself!

Dannie Lee

The Kent and East Sussex Railway

Whether you are interested in heritage, shopping, nature, food and drink, or recreation, there is always something to enjoy when visiting the Kent & East Sussex Railway. The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam for 10 1/2 miles through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley to Tenterden - "The Jewel of The Weald" Its fine High Street must rank amongst the most attractive in the Country with historic houses, shops, restaurants and pubs. At weekends an evening train runs a fansastic supper service starting from, and returning to, Tenterden.
www.kesr.org.uk/visitor-information
www.tenterdentown.co.uk/

Bodiam Steam Train

Lighthouse Bakery School

Fancy learning a new skill while enjoying your weekend away? Overlooking Bodiam Castle, in the beautiful East Sussex countryside the Lighthouse Bakery School offers a diverse range of exciting one-day courses that will get you started making fabulous breads at home!

www.lighthousebakery.co.uk

The Castle Inn

Enjoy short stroll accoss the fields and you reach our nearest local pub "The Castle Inn" serving Kentish Ales and great homemade food. Directly opposite Bodiam Castle you can take lunch in the beer garden and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Bodiam.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Castle-Inn/140443764119

The Castle Inn Bodiam

In addition to all this there are a further two country pubs within walking distance, 'The White Dog Inn' in Ewhurst Green and 'The Salehurst Halt' in Salehurst.

Curlew Restaurant

A short drive from the site, The Curlew was voted Sussex’s Best Dining Experience in 2012, 2015 and was a finalist in 2016.

www.thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk

The Curlew Bodiam


Things to do further afield

Bedgebury Pinetum

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With a variety of activities suitable for all the family, Bedgebury Pinetum is an enjoyable day out. From horse riding to walking, archery to cycle trails there is something for everyone here. Also on site is Go Ape. Take a look & book at goape.co.uk

www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk

Bedgebury Pinetum

Bewl Water

With a 13 mile perimeter, Bewl offers beautiful waterside walks all year round. The track is open to cycles and horses from Spring 2015. The lake is also home to great sporting facilities including sailing, rowing, canoeing and one of the country's top trout fisheries.

www.bewlwater.co.uk

Hawkhurst Fish Farm

This uniquely quiet and tranquil venue on the boarders of Kent and Sussex , with four main angling lakes it is the perfect location for the big fish hunter, match angler and the pleasure angler alike. They also have three junior course ponds suitable for both children and adults of all abilities, with tackle available to hire. The scenic complex is based around a large cafe that overlooks the main lake and within the landscaped grounds there are an abundance of picturesque features, planted gardens and waterfalls.

hawkhurstfishfarm.co.uk

Hawkhurst Fish Farm

Rare Breeds Centre

Set on a beautiful 100 acre farm in Woodchurch near Ashford, the Rarebreeds Centre is a perfect day out for the kids. Meet all the animals, enjoy pig racing, falconry displays and much more.

www.rarebreeds.org.uk

Rare Breeds Centre

Camber Sands

Just a short drive from the campsite the beach at Camber must be one of the best sandy beaches in South East England. Five miles of uninterrupted golden sand, beautiful grass fringed dunes and enormous skies makes it an ideal day out for all the family.

Camber Sands

Rye and Battle

Within half an hour's drive you also have the ancient towns of Rye and Battle.

www.ryesussex.co.uk

www.battle-sussex.co.uk

For more information about these please see www.visit1066country.com. They also have a free app - search 1066 country in the App store.

Battle Abbey

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For a memorable family day out in Sussex explore Battle Abbey and Battlefield, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Discover more about the most famous date in English history while walking in the steps of King Harold and William the Conqueror.

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/1066-battle-of-hastings-abbey-and-battlefield/

Battle Abbey

The Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden

Take the train down to Tenterden and visit The Chapel Down Winery. This is home to England's largest wine producer. They have a large wine and fine food store selling local and seasonal produce, which includes a large range of award-winning still and sparkling wines, plus a fantastic cheese counter, handmade chocolates, cakes, ice-cream, smoked meat and fish and much more.
www.chapeldown.com

Chapel Down Winery

Sedlescombe Vineyard

www.englishorganicwine.co.uk/

Sedlescombe Vineyard

Brede High Woods

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This stunning mosaic of ancient and secondary woodland, open heathland and acid grassland is located on the north-east shore of Powdermill Reservoir in East Sussex, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a rich history and a diverse range of wildlife.

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5605/brede-high-woods/

Great Dixter

Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

www.greatdixter.co.uk

Bateman's

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Bateman's is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England. Author Rudyard Kipling lived in Bateman's from 1902 to his death in 1936.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans/

Scotney Castle

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Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens south-east of Lamberhurst in the valley of the River Bewl in Kent, England. It belongs to the National Trust.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/

Sheffield Park and Garden

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Sheffield Park Garden is an informal landscape garden five miles east of Haywards Heath, in East Sussex, England.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden/

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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The garden at Sissinghurst Castle in the Weald of Kent, in England at Sissinghurst village, is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It is among the most famous gardens in England.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden/