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The Secret Campsite (Lewes)

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The Secret Campsite (Lewes) is one of The Secret Campsites, a collection of Real Camping and Wild Glamping sites focused on nature, peace and space. The site is a small tent only campsite 5 miles north of Lewes in East Sussex. We have very large pitches and we allow campfires. The camping meadow is surrounded by ancient woodland filled with an abundance of wildlife and visitors often see kestrels, owls and deer amongst a huge variety of other species including Glow worms in July and August. Our camping meadow is kept car and dog free to allow children to roam and explore safely. We provide trolleys to transport your belongings into the camping field, which is just a couple of minutes from the car park. We have a quiet time after 10 pm to allow for the sounds of wildlife to fill the site. We offer hot showers, new flushing toilets and covered washing-up facilities.
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Gatwick Airport17 mi
London City Airport39 mi
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Stayed here for 2 nights on the basis of other reviews. Good points - Fridge and freezer. Location and staff. Wheelbarrows provided to haul tents etc from car. Plots are reasonable distance from neighbouring campers. Bad points - Communal toilet and shower block. Pretty grim.More

Thank paulalewis1234
Response from Katie J, Front Office Manager at The Secret Campsite (Lewes)Responded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback Paula. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay but so sorry about your experience with the facilities. These are cleaned on a daily basis and so it shouldn't have been the case when you visited. Please do accept our apologies...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is the place to come to escape. There are no noisy groups, no dogs, no loud music. Just big pitches set in beautiful grassland with lots of trees and wild flowers and wildlife abundant. We love it so much we stay all the day...More

Thank Chris C
Response from Katie J, Front Office Manager at The Secret Campsite (Lewes)Responded 6 September 2018

Thank you Chris! This has put a smile on our faces that'll last days. You really get what we're all about and we're so happy you enjoy your time with us, please do keep escaping to The Secret Campsite.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic pace the Secret Campsite is, a great combination of secluded pitches and decent facilities. This was our first foray into camping and it was a wonderful introduction, and one we will come back too. Tim and his wife were excellent hosts, great...More

Thank ibisti
Response from Katie J, Front Office Manager at The Secret Campsite (Lewes)Responded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much! We're very lucky to be your first camping experience and hope that it will be the first of many visits back to us. We're already open for bookings next year so we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I’m not a natural camper - I like my comfort, so I was surprised that I enjoyed my stay as much as I did. The showers and facilities are brilliantly maintained, there is plenty of space around each pitch and the silence at night is...More

Thank BiscansBiscuitTin
Response from Katie J, Front Office Manager at The Secret Campsite (Lewes)Responded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, I hope we've converted you to camping and that you'll find your way back here again to enjoy more of the same.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

I do not want you to discover The Secret Campsite, because you will spoil the peace and tranquility of the place. I know you will sit around your fire at night sipping a glass of wine and chatting well into the wee small hours and...More

Thank Mike J
Response from Katie J, Front Office Manager at The Secret Campsite (Lewes)Responded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review Mike! So lovely to hear you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of camping with us, don't keep it too much of a secret though...all the best secrets are shared.

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Peter M
28 August 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Evening Peter. Thanks for asking but unfortunately not. We keep the campsite free of cars, dogs, groups and musice to encourage lots if wildlife into the campjg areas for campers to enjoy. Thanks Tim
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2 Aug 2017
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13 Jun 2017
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"put your tent up with trees to the East,so you dont get sun too early & can enjoy the sunset."
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2 Jun 2017
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United KingdomEnglandLewesCooksbridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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