Swattesfield Campsite and Glamping in Suffolk is a wonderful camping experience set in the heart of the East Anglian Countryside in the Waveney Valley with access to delightful woodland walks and wildlife. We have plenty of glamping options for those looking for something uniquely special. Two cosy pixie huts, three boutique bell tents and a converted hay cart.
North Suffolk is an ideal spot to stay and explore the Waveney valley and the local market town of Diss with it’s popular auction house T.W.Gazes; auctions Friday and specialist auctions on Saturdays, and viewings on Thursdays. The poet John Betjeman said of Diss, ‘Yes, it will be bliss. To go with you by train to Diss’. And he was right with direct mainline trains direct from London Liverpool Street to Diss station, which is 6 miles from Swattesfield Campsite.
With 12 miles of direct walks from the site and an 11th Century pub, Forge Cafe and Coach House restaurant within 25 minutes walking distance there’s more than enough to keep you fed and watered. There’s even a play area 15 minutes easy stroll away for the kids as well fishing lakes a little further afield. The market town of Eye is only 5 minutes away and all this with an easy train ride from London Liverpool Street and only an hour from Cambridge, 30 minutes from Norwich and 55 minutes from Southwold and Aldeburgh, Swattesfield Campsite is an ideal place to have a relaxing break.
Named as one of the 10 Best UK Campsites by The Guardian!
PIXIE HUTS – Sleeping up to 4
You’ll love our cosy Pixie Huts with full sized double beds, your own south-facing decked outside space, all your cooking equipment and Chimenea to relax around in the evenings.
BELL TENTS – Sleeping up to 4
There are three Bell Tents available to rent, all large 5 metres in diameter and each able to accommodate up to five people.
Each Bell Tent is equipped with a cosy and comfy double bed, the mattresses are made from memory foam and there’s coir matting throughout for extra comfort and warmth.
We supply all your cooking facilities including pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. There’s an outdoor kitchen, a large picnic table and firepit all for your exclusive use – the perfect place to sit around in the evenings or to cook on. The whole of the tent has thick, warm Coir matting and there are further throws and cushions for added comfort.
THE HAY CART
This Hay Cart is in the process of being converted to accommodate up to four people. The base of this conversion is a genuine Hay Cart as seen in Constable’s famous Hay Wain. This converted Suffolk Hay Cart comes complete with it’s own outside picnic table and have all the cooking equipment needed to cook for yourself if you wish on a gas hob or on your own open fire.
RENT-A-TENT – Sleeping up to 4
Rent a pitched empty bell tent for £40 per night
CAMPING AVAILABLE TOO
Swattesfield Campsite is a very natural site. Fortunately it doesn’t mean you have to give up all your creature comforts, we have a clean his and hers toilet block each with wash facilities and a hot shower.
There is a communal fridge and freezer and food prep area with double sinks. There are men’s and women’s shower and toilets with plenty of hot water! Open fires are allowed in our fire pits and use of our handmade Pizza Oven is free for all to use. Our toilet facilities are clean to use and there is plenty of hot water for the showers.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS include
- Suffolk Heritage Coast including Southwold and Aldeburgh
- Dunwich Heath
- Minsmere Nature Reserve
- Historic City of Norwich
- Market Town of Diss and T.W.Gazes Auctions days
- Bury St Edmunds
- Thetford Forest
- Rendlesham Forest
- Marked country walks from campsite
- Thornham Walks
PRICES FROM per accommodation
Hay Cart – £190 off peak £235 peak
Pixie Hut – £190 off peak £235 Peak
Bell Tent – £175 off peak £205 peak
Rent a tent- £40 one off Pitching fee plus the cost of a pitch for each night stayed.
Tents – from £17 a night
Campervans – from £17 a night
Dogs allowed – £3 per night off peak or £4 per night peak
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