Tent Pitch

UK England South East England East Sussex Bodiam Bodiam Camping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Spacious camping pitch which can accommodate a 5m bell tent or a regular 6x4m family tent. There are a wealth of activities to enjoy onsite as well as cafe/bar.

The Owner Says

Both of our campsites here house 15 individual pitches, with some in a shaded glade and others on different levels and terraces. For all campsites campfires are, of course, permitted within fire pits. Firewood and charcoal are available to buy. We have opened up 2 extra fields to allow for spacious pitches of 18m wide.

Please be aware that to enable us to increase the pitch sizes we have closed some of the woodland pitches and opened space on the large flat hay field so we cannot guarantee woodland pitches this year I’m afraid - pictures of the field are in the gallery. It is just as gorgeous!

Pitches will accommodate a 5m bell tent or a regular 6x4m family tent. Guests will find facilities in the beautifully converted shepherd's hut housing 2 loos, 2 piping hot showers and washing-up facilities.

We have an array of different activities here on the farm, especially throughout the summer. From bushcraft to watersports on the river, our resident activities company can help really will fill your holiday with fun!

For bookings more than 5 pitches (25+ people) we are able to hire our Udiam (our third campsite) in its entirety for group bookings, great for birthdays or big family weekends away!

Campsites are allocated to meet the need of the customers and we will accommodate your needs wherever possible, but you will be informed which site you are in on arrival.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Bodiam Camping with the Cool Places Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About Bodiam Camping

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, groups (up to five tents) – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no.


The National Trust-run Bodiam Castle is a mere 10-15 minute stroll across three undulating fields. You can travel from the castle by boat (01797 253838) to nearby pub, The White Hart (01797 252166) in Newenden, or by a Kent and East Sussex Railway steam train to Tenterden. The Bodiam station is actually within Quarry Farm and there’s a 10% discount for midweek glampers and campers. Tenterden itself (12 miles away) has a lovely high street of independent shops and cafes and is home to both The Old Dairy Brewery and the well-known Chapel Down Vineyard, a little way out of town. Even closer to site (within walking or kayaking distance) is the Oastbrook Vineyard where tours and tastings are also available. The huge sandy beach of Camber Sands is about half an hour away (17 miles) and well worth a visit on a sunny day. Battle, with its famous abbey, battlefield and small high street of independent shops, is eight miles away. The enchanting medieval port town of Rye is 13 miles away and it’s about the same distance to seaside Hastings. There's lots of lovely walks, bike trails and Go Ape at the National Pine Arboretum at Bedgebury (nine miles from site) and the nearby Bewl Water reservoir.

Food & Drink

This part of East Sussex is renowned for food and at the heart of the English wine renaissance. You don’t have to go far to find either. On site, The Hub is a shop and a licensed cafe-bistro where you can buy and try local produce. A range of catered options are available for groups too (if booked in advance). The Oastbrook Vineyard is within walking distance of site and just one of the vineyards within easy reach. Chapel Down, Sedlescombe and Oxney Organics are others. Pub-wise, The Castle Inn (01580 083330) is within walking distance, just the other side of the river and does some great homemade pub fare. The Salehurst Halt (01580 880620) and The White Dog Inn (01580 830264) are both lovely local free houses and about an hour’s walk (or a five-minute drive) away.

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Bodiam Camping is located at Quarry Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5RA

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Getting There

From London, head South on the A21 through a village called Hurst Green. On the south side of the village, bear left (signed to Bodiam Castle). Continue along that road to a crossroads at the end. Go straight over. As you drop down into the village, the castle is on your left. Continue over the bridge and railway crossing. The farm drive is clearly marked on the right.

Most guests drive; however the site is only a few minutes by car from the main line stations at Robertsbridge or Etchingham. Taxis are available from local firm AK Rother but pre-booking is essential (01424 401424).