A lovely campsite - beautiful views, very close to the town and country walks around Ecclesbourne Reservoir. It's a steep walk back from town but I'm sure a cab wouldn't be too expensive if you didn't want to take the car. The site is very well kept and in a lovely situation - we pitched towards the top of the hill to get the wonderful seaview but were still sheltered by a small group of trees/a grass bank so it wasn't too windy and the toilet block was still fairly close.
My only criticism would be that the showers weren't very good - as others have mentioned, the cubicles are very small, there's only one small hook for your clothes/towel, etc, there's no way to adjust the temperature of the shower (though I understand why they have push buttons to stop people leaving them on). The worst bit was that I had left my boots inside the door of the cubicle and though I had pulled the shower curtain, the shower head was angled up and quite powerful so it shot straight past the curtain and soaked my boots, not what you want if you're planning a day of walking. Also the hand dryer blew cold air, so it was fairly pointless.
I understand that one of the three toilet blocks had been updated with underfloor heating but this was near the entrance to the park (with no seaview) so we didn't use that one. Hopefully they will update the other two soon so the showers are bit better.
The staff are lovely - very welcoming and clearly passionate about the site, which always makes a difference.
We didn't use the Shearbarn restaurant, bar, shop and pool so can't comment on these amenities but we'd certainly return and use the site again when we are next in Hastings.
Be careful to book via the direct website for the park as I've noticed that some other websites that act as an agent were charging £11 more than if you book direct.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stunning locations are a rare find. So whether its a long weekend, family holiday, relaxation or full of things to do, we have all the ingredients to make it a special stay. Our Lodges & Caravans have something for every taste, from a place to lay your head to a luxury lodge with all the trimmings! If it's Touring or Camping, we have coded access, modern amenity blocks and space for you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors. An indoor heated swimming pool, lovely bar/restaurant and Ecclesbourne fishing reservoir top off the facilities on offer to ensure your stay with us is a memorable one. ... more less
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- Shearbarn Holiday Park Hotel Hastings