Housedean Farm Campsite

UK England South East England East Sussex Lewes

07919 668 816  Housedean Farm Campsite, Housedean Farm, Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3JW

Family-run campsite slap, bang in the heart of the iconic, undulating East Sussex Downs

Slap, bang in the heart of the iconic, undulating East Sussex Downs lies Housedean Farm. In an area boasting some of rural England's loveliest scenery (and no shortage of wonderful campsites), this 900 acre family-run farm and campsite is a real find. With 20 spacious, well-kempt pitches, more than adequate and recently improved facilities plus a newly installed 5m bell tent (sleeping 6) for hire, Housedean will suit both well-schooled campers and novices alike. Campfires and dogs are allowed and the South Downs Way offers some fantastic cycling and walking routes.  



Each pitch comes with its own fire-pit. The authentic Shepherd's Hut comes fully furnished with a double bed, single bed and wood burning stove. The Hut is provided with bedding, cooking equipment, a gas stove and a firepit. Camping Pods are provided with beds (but not bedding), firepit, lights and electricity. Across the site, campfires (in designated pits) and BBQ's (off ground) are permitted. Kindling, firelighters, disposable barbecues and bags of logs can be purchased onsite.

Suitable For

Perfefct for families & groups. Dogs & horses if prearranged and well behaved. Sadly no caravans.


A lengthy walk along the South Downs Way is certainly a must, seeing as you're already pitched on it. If you're feeling the need for some city life, Brighton and Lewes are only a couple of miles away and can be reached by local bus. Lewes, a beautiful market town, boasts quaint antique shops, lots of cafes and restaurants and Harveys Brewery, for a delicious pint of ale. The site is also within easy driving distance of the iconic Seven Sisters Country Park and many other popular attractions in the South Downs National Park.

Food & Drink

The Half Moon in Plumpton (01273 890253) is a charming 200 year old country pub with a pleasant beer garden and a cellar full of local ales from Harveys of Lewes. The varied menu changes with the seasons and its award winning head-chef only uses the finest locally sourced produce. Recommendations from the bar include the Oxtail Tortellini for starters, and the Roast Monkfish Steak for mains. Picturesque Ditchling (7 miles away) has a few decent pubs including: The Bull (01273 843147) with its timber beams and open fires, or The White Horse (01273 842 006) which serves affordable, tasty pub grub, showcasing the very best of Sussex produce.




Adults £10 per night; children (3-16yrs) £6 per night. Bags of firewood £6. Bell tent adults £20 per night; children £10 per night


26 pitches each with its own firepit. A pitch is large enough for up to 8 people. We also have 3 Camping Pods and a Shepherd's Hut.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 8 2 Available
A standard spacious camping pitch with firepit and beautiful views

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Housedean Farm Campsite, Housedean Farm, Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3JW

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Getting There

The postcode for Sat Navs is BN7 3JW. This will take you to the top of a slip road that runs parallel with the A27. The site is located at the opposite end (East) of this slip road. From the West: on the A27, pass the University of Sussex on the left and the American Express Football Stadium on the right. Follow the A27 for a further 1 mile. Upon emerging from a tunnel of trees you will soon see a bridge crossing the A27. Turn left immediately after the bridge into the lay-by and you will see Housedean Farm in front of you. From the East: When heading West on the A27, follow signs to Brighton. After passing the Ashcombe/Kingston roundabout, you will soon see the Newmarket Inn on the left. After a further 0.5 miles, before the bridge over the A27, turn left into the layby (signposted Housedean Farm). Go over the bridge and follow the signs to the farm.

There is a frequent (every 15-20 mins) bus service that stops right outside the campsite, from Brighton and Lewes. The nearest train station is Falmer, about 1.5 miles away.


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