90 Pitches - Non Members welcome
"The peace of the South Downs"
In the heart of the South Downs – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – is our Graffham Club Site. The pitches are surrounded by trees and, in the spring, there is a carpet of bluebells around the site.
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The site is only a few miles from the historic town of Petworth, which features narrow streets and hidden courtyards containing a range of independent shops, antique stores and places to eat. The town is dominated by Petworth House, a National Trust property with a 30-acre woodland garden and an estate landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
There are plenty more attractions within easy driving distance, including the nature reserves at Pulborough Brooks, Iping and Stedham Common; the town of Arundel with its castle, museum and heritage centre; and the sandy beaches of Littlehampton, Worthing, East and West Wittering and Bognor Regis.
: May in 2009
A very warm welcome will await you when you arrive at the Graffham site. It is set amongst woodland and if you are looking for peace, tranquility and beauty, then this site offers it all. The wardens are very friendly and helpful. They soon get to know your name and cannot do enough for you.
The site itself is enormous, yet because all of the pitches are nestled in amongst the trees, either singly, in pairs or in small groups, it feels as though you are camping on a small CL, not a site as large as this.
The facilities are also nestled amongst the trees too, from the main shower/toilet block to smaller toilets, waste points, dishwashing and chemical points. All are in excellent order; very well maintained and spotlessly clean.
The beauty of this site has to be seen to appreciate it in it's fullness. We have been there when the rhodedendrons are in full bloom and it was quite magnificent. We have been told that bluebell time is also just as spectacular. You are serenaded by birdsong and dive bombed by the bats in the evening - amazing. We had birds nesting in the shrubs right next to our 'van.
This site is a dog walker's paradise. There is so much woodland surrounding the site that you are spoilt for choice. Nearby is Petworth House and it's grounds which are also lovely.
There is a local pub that is just about within walking distance if you are fit, and they serve excellent food.
Graffham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, West Sussex
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer