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Idle Hours Owlsbury Park

Crowborough, East Sussex

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A small, basic, yet welcoming campsite, Owlsbury Park is an adults only site that is great for singles or couples that want to get away from it all and spend some time at one with nature. One of the most charming holiday parks in East Sussex, Owlsbury Park is found in one and a half acres of beautiful countryside.

This campsite has five hardstanding pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, as well as 10 grass pitches available for holidaymakers planning to stay in their tents.

All the pitches at Owlsbury Park are within easy reach of water points and chemical waste disposal facilities, while there is also a toilet block in addition to a shower and washing up area. Solar hook-ups are available for those looking to generate energy in this manner, and there is a quiet generator that guests are able to hire.

At this campsite in Sussex you'll also find several picnic tables and benches dotted around the site where guests are able to enjoy their meals al fresco, or simply sit and take in the lovely surroundings.

There are plenty of things to do near Owlsbury Park to keep you occupied during your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays. This campsite is very close to a number of fishing lakes and there is a fishing club nearby to stock up on fishing supplies and equipment, if you need it.

You can explore the countryside that surrounds this holiday park at your own leisure, and as there's somewhere to hire bicycles near the site, why not head out on two wheels and tackle the rolling terrain this way. And remember to look out for deer and foxes which can be seen roaming the fields near this campsite. Set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding National Beauty and also close to Ashdown Forest, there are miles upon miles of wonderful natural sights to discover, with great variety, too.

Owlsbury Park is only a 10-minute drive south of Crowborough. Here and in the surrounding countryside, you can enjoy a meal in a pub to give you a break from cooking, or head into Uckfield (about seven miles or a 20-minute drive from this campsite) or Royal Tunbridge Wells (about 10 miles or a half hour drive away) for yet more choice.

And there's more. From Owlsbury Park you can head to the coast. Cosmopolitan Brighton is around an hour's drive away, Eastbourne, Hastings, Seaford, Newhaven and the Sussex Heritage Coast all within easy reach.

This is also an area packed with historical buildings. How about Sheffield Park and Garden near Uckfield, Bateman's which was the home of Rudyard Kipling, Scotney Castle or maybe the Churchill family home, Chartwell, or Pevensey Castle near the Sussex coastline.

Owlsbury Park is a great place to stay whether you’re looking for a tranquil location where you can head to and relax or for somewhere to use as a base for exploring the very best of South East England, from forests to the coast, while enjoying an authentic camping experience.

Open all year.

Adults only, Allow rallies, 2 Pets allowed, Chemical disposal point, Sanitary block(s), 5 Visitor parking, Washing up facilities

Generator hire
Drinking water

Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches, Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Leisure Centre

Tunbridge Wells 8 miles, Brighton 25 miles, Eastbourne 29 miles, Hastings 38 miles, Arundel 46 miles by car.Also nearby is Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down;Sheffield Park; Bluebell, Lavender and Spa Valley Steam Railways; Wakehurst Place; Hever Castle; Firle Place; Groombridge Place Gardens; Nymans; Batemans; Pashley Manor Gardens; Royal Pavilion, Brighton; Parham House Gardens; Battle (1066 country); Charleston Manor; Newhaven Fort; Rye; Southdown Heritage Centre; Beachy Head, Eastbourne; The Observatory, Herstmonseux; Ashdown Forest Llama Park; Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum; Brighton Sealife Aquarium; Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, Cuckmere Valley; Bedgebury Pinetim; Bewl Bridge Reservoir; Michelham Priory; Chiddingstone Castle; Dover Castle; Chartwell; Ightham Mote; Knole House; Leeds Castle; Sissinghurst Castle Gardens; Penshurst Place; Scotney Castle, Tonbridge Castle; Ramsgate Maritime Museum; Kent Battle of Britain Museum; Howletts Wild Animal Park; Port Lympne Zoo; Emmetts Garden; Squerrys Court; Romney Marshes, Paddock Wood Hop Farm; and many other National Trust, historical and beautiful properties nearby.

Buses go direct to Brighton and Tunbridge Wells from Crowborough (closest bus stop at Plough and Horses Pub - 1.2 mls); Crowborough Train Station (2 mls) serves London Bridge and Victoria (just under the hour).

Various walks and cycle routes nearby, details on request.
Farmers market in Crowborough last Sat of each month

Idle Hours Owlsbury Park

Hadlow Down Road
East Sussex, South East England
United Kingdom
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5.0 stars

Brilliant little site, with good basic facilities. Nice hot shower. Stayed 2 nights. Had a lovely evening enjoying a bbq, the sunset and views.

Very peaceful and cool sitting down by the ponds during a hot day. Shops a short drive away and 2 good pubs at the end of the road plus great fish and chips a bit further on.

The calves and lambs were galloping about full of the joys of spring (in the next door field, not actually in the site).

Owner calls each day to look after animals and make sure everything ok. Very helpful about where to go etc. Good circular walks about 200 or 300 mtrs from the site.

Will definitely come again especially during school holidays!