Dernwood Farm - Wild Woodland Campsite and Luxury Camping with Delicious Farm Produce
We are a family run working farm in the heart of the Sussex Weald, we have a meadow the middle of 70 acres of ancient coppiced woodland for those who enjoy a bit of Wild Camping with open fires. We have our Bell Tents in gorgeous private clearings with woodburning stoves and toilet and shower facitlites, and right at the top of the camping scale we have our Safari Tent, in a large sunny glade in exclusive 8 acres of woodland, 3 bedrooms, wood burning range, 'normal' hot shower and hot water to the belfast sink in the kitchen, state of the art composting toilet, you really couldn't ask for anything more. This is the ultimate in luxury camping, or glamping as it has become known.
New for 2014 we have private area of coppiced woodland with 3 pitches available. The Encampment is an exclusive area with 3 pitches around a natural pond. It has it's own Tree Bog loo and covered washing up area. for more information and photos please click here to go to our Wild Camping page.
Best of all this year we have SHOWERS, and we are a dog friendly campsite, providing they are kept under control.
We produce our own beef from our pedigree herd of Sussex cattle and our pork is bred from traditional breeds such as the Saddleback, crossed with the Large Black, we also have a small herd of Southdown sheep. A selection of all our meat is available buy from our shop during your stay, if you would like to pre-order any meat so that it is ready for your arrival please drop me an email.
Our popular Adopt-a-piglet scheme is running again this year for the ultimate is provenance and traceability, know your pig from birth to bacon!
Emma Brown of Six Bells fame (for those of you in the know) is continuing with the catering she started last year to much acclaim. She brings her culinery expertise to the campsite for those who wish to really endulge themselves; fancy afternoon tea delivered to your tent, or Beef Bourguignon ready to reheat over your camp fire? Lots of Emma's treats are also for sale in the shop, her scotch eggs are AMAZING! Click here for a menu.
We have upgraded our shop and now alongside our own meat and eggs we stock a range of basics to get you through your stay.
Breck Falconry is running at the farm again in 2014 and we will have more free displays throughout the year. Please check our Events page for more information.
Cool Camping Guide
Cool Camping Guide voted us one of the Top 10 Campsites in England! We are obviously delighted with the great review in the third edition of this camping bible, but don't worry, we wont let it go to our heads, the site will remain as quiet and chilled out as it always has been with campfires crackling and sausages sizzling!
Dernwood Farm was in the Rough Guides Top 5 Campsite Farm shops in Britain due to our wonderful home produced meats, we are (and I quote) "Carnivore heaven...." make sure you add some to your booking.