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Canfields Farm

West Sussex, Rudgwick

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Rated with 9.5

(102 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Sarah and Tim

Just an hour from London, Canfields is a beef farm that nestles between the North and South Downs, the ideal spot for a family holiday close to London. You will be staying with hosts, Tim and Sarah Bargman who will teach you more about their friendly herd of suckler cows. There are other animals like horses, donkeys, sheep, lambs and chicken that you will be able to meet and help to feed.

The best of the North and South Downs

Excellent walking and cycling adventures start right from your doorstep. Scenic towpath walks and canal boat trips can also be taken locally. Fishing can be enjoyed at Furnace Lakes Fisheries nearby. Try racing at Glorious Goodwood, Fontwell or Ascot, or golf at any of five courses within five miles. Feel like shopping? Try Chichester and Horsham which are also nearby. Enjoy a pint at the end of the day at the local The Fox only ten minutes walk away.

What to do at Canfields Farm

The fantastic bluebell woods are close by your canvas hideaway are perfect for den-building, stream-damming and deer, butterfly and woodpecker spotting. Another special feature is the outdoor water-play area with a waterfall shower and sandpit. When you wake up from your comfy beds in the morning, you can collect eggs from the Lohman chickens and get to know the Goodwood lambs. A great timbered undercover area at the farm's centre means wet weather won’t inhibit spending time together or devouring delicious barbecue food. In front of the tents, a playground and play pitch is ideal for football or badminton, or whatever games you can think up!

We are sorry but we can’t accommodate your dogs at Canfields

What can you expect?

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    Groups

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    Pizza oven

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    Dogs not allowed

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    Common area

What animals with you find on this farm?

Sheep

Chickens

Cats

Calves

Donkeys

Cows

Horses

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What our guests like

  • ✓ Bluebell wood
  • ✓ Close to London
  • ✓ Beef farm
  • ✓ Bluebell woods for adventure play
  • ✓ Collect eggs

Our canvas hideaways

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje binnen douche

Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

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    6 persons

Check A unique experience
Check Back to basics
Check Live in nature
Check Have adventures together
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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove

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    Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items

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Going without electricity is our greatest luxury

Pizza night

The farmer will usually fire up the pizza oven during your stay. Everyone gathers round to tell their stories of the day’s adventures and invent pizza toppings you’ll never find on the high street

Ask the farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer. But you don’t wait till then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about how what goes on at the farm at any time.

The farm shop

It’s great for the basics and usually even better for local produce and low food miles. And every Feather Down farm shop operates on an honesty basis.

Options during your stay

Private Chicken Coop
Private Chicken Coop
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Rent your own private chicken coop, with two chickens and enjoy your very own freshly laid eggs.

Campfire Pack
Campfire Pack
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Includes all the essentials for a memorable night around the campfire! Pack includes firewood, matches, lighters, marshmallows, outdoor sparklers, popcorn, and hot chocolate ingredients.

Meet your hosts

Sarah and Tim

We are Tim and Sarah Bargman and we live and farm at Canfields with Erica, Tim’s mother, and our children Toby and Charley, not forgetting the farm cat Tinker. We are nestled between the North and South Downs in the country village of Rudgwick, where we believe we have one of the most beautiful family farms in Sussex.

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Welcome to our beautiful farm in Sussex, where you'll meet many of our farm animals.
Canfields

Nearby

The North and South Downs

Goodwood

Chichester

What do our guests think?

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9.5

Dr Saha

17/09/2021

amazing glamping experience with incredible generosity!

10

Ms Flannery

17/09/2021

I had a wonderful weekend (Sept 17th - 20th) with my husband, all my children and grandchildren and some friends. I was celebrating my 70th birthday and it could not have been better. Been to Canfield Farm before and enjoyed it so much that I thought it was the perfect place to have by birthday gathering. The hosts are fabulous and very helpful. The farm is delightful and the kids - big and little had a ball.

10

Mr Campbell

10/09/2021

A fantastic experience. Everything we needed was there. Great for kids

10

Mrs Kennedy

23/08/2021

We’ve been glamping a few times but the featherdown experience is on another level! My son exclaimed when we arrived “mummy this isn’t glamping this is housing!” But despite all the comforts it still was the fun outdoor week we all needed. Lots of campfires, lots of running around, lots of excitement every time the chicken laid an egg, just lots of fun with friends in the beautiful countryside. Helpful friendly hosts too. Thankyou!

10

Mr Cooper

09/08/2021

A great experience for the children and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

10

Mr Marchant

09/08/2021

Perfect rural escape with the distractions of daily life

10

Mrs Purser

06/08/2021

Great to go off grid for a while and enjoy some wonderful peace at this campsite. Although we didn't have the best weather the children loved it and didn't want to go home. The tent was comfortable and we soon got the knack of keeping the stove going. Shower facilities were very good and the kids loved having their own chickens to look after. We can't wait for our next visit.

10

Mrs Hurley

19/07/2021

The glorious weather certainly played a part but we have had a splendid week at Canfields Farm! Very agreeable and attentive hosts, the kids loved the play area and chatting to the chickens, and finishing every day sitting around the fire pit as the sun went down made for a very relaxing week.

8.8

Miss Cooper

02/07/2021

I just loved it - brilliant

10

Mrs Fenwick

25/06/2021

Lovely rustic family break in beautiful surroundings. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The kids loved the animals, collecting eggs and the sandpit. Grandparents who were skeptical about glamping really enjoyed it too.

8.8

Mrs Smith

24/06/2021

nice to be back to normal

8.8

Mrs Brown

30/04/2021

Fantastic. The children loved the freedom of the farm. It is unlike any other holiday!

10

Mrs Streeter

23/04/2021

Relaxing

8.8

Mrs Ralphson

19/08/2019

A lovely week spent in a great location, the accommodation was very comfortable and we all enjoyed the opportunity to switch off, relax and spend quality time together.

10

mrs nash

05/08/2019

Perfect getaway

8.8

Dr Fulljames

31/05/2019

Great. The Bargmans couldn’t have done more to make us feel welcome and ensure a good stay (they even let us use their lounge to watch the Champions League final!) My children went from being terrified of the chickens the first morning to spending literally hours in the chicken coup by themselves or with other children from the campsite and feeding the chickens, cows and sheep by hand. Although it is not a big farm the advantage was that you are much closer to the animals. The communal oven and seating area was a good addition that wasn’t at the other Featherdown campsite we stayed at last year.

10

Mrs Blake

19/04/2019

Great fun for all three generations of the family

10

Mrs Lindsay

19/04/2019

Fantastic long weekend glamping. We were exceptionally lucky with glorious sunshine which enabled us just to relax on site and enjoy the simple life and bonding as a family. The only daily excursion was a short walk to the Milk Churn café nearby for delicious coffees and to sample the local beers in the Brewery next door. The children quickly made friends with the other children and they all went round together collecting eggs, picking bluebells, going on easter egg and treasure hunts, playing in the sandpit and enjoying musical statues! Sarah and her family were warm and welcoming hosts and the site all ran very smoothly from arrival to departure. The stove took a long while to get going each morning so would strongly advise bringing a small burner for your morning tea and breakfast otherwise you could wait two hours! Outside BBQ and firepit were great and Sarah's stew that we cooked was delicious. The Sunday communal pizza/bread oven was great for chatting to other families and bringing a communal spirit to the site.The girls loved sleeping in the cupboard bed and didn't mention no tv or screens for the whole stay - bliss! We can't wait to return.

10

Mr Chessum

12/04/2019

Great experience, peaceful and relaxing.

8.8

mrs Ford

08/04/2019

The perfect camping holiday with small children. The hosts were friendly and always available to help and because almost everything is provided or available to buy it really was a very stress free week.

10

Mrs Metcalf

14/09/2018

Amazing quality family time

10

Mrs Harvey

07/09/2018

We had a fantastic tim, whole family enjoyed themselves!. Sarah, Tim andd Erica were very welcomming! Kids loved the experience of feeding the farm animals and having the woods to play in. Thank you x

10

Mrs Evered

31/08/2018

So lovely to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life

10

Mrs Harrison

03/08/2018

Fantastic time away for a quality family experience.

8.8

Mr Turner

02/07/2018

Quick declaration into an idyllic life where thing take longer and you are happy they do so that you can treasure every moment.

10

Ms Irvine

13/04/2018

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Miss Fordham

09/04/2018

This was our fifth Featherdown Farm stay and we were not disappointed. The farm was easy to find, good roads and clearly signposted, thanks. The Bargman Family were warm, kind and accommodating throughout our stay and always had a smile for all their guests. Whilst the farm benefitted from a neighbouring café, brewery and several good pubs, it was also only a short walk to the local store via a disused railway line. However, it was the animals that were the highlight of our stay. The children were invited to sit with the lambs and bottle feed them twice a day, it was wonderful. We also hired a chicken coop, although the main coop was in the centre of the site and accessible all day, for egg hunts. Personally my favourites were the cattle who were just as inquisitive as the lambs, always keen for a sniff, stroke and a bit of extra hay. We were blessed to see two very young and beautiful calves. Thank you for a lovely time.

10

Mrs. Ford

06/04/2018

Muddy fun

8.8

Mr Loveland

28/08/2017

A memorable experience for the whole family!! The perfect family holiday and so much fun for the kids to be able to interact with the farm and animals. All the family @ Canfields made the whole stay warm, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Could not recommend highly enough - thank you!!

10

Mrs. King

18/08/2017

Fun, outdoor experience

8.8

Mr Cherry

14/08/2017

A great location for a family holiday, the owners are very warm and welcoming, our son had a blast looking after the chickens and sheep all week. The forest immediately behind the tents offers fun for exploring and den building and there are great walks and nature all around. A lovely place to go, would definitely recommend.

8.8

Mrs Hill

11/08/2017

We had a wonderful family holiday. It was so nice to slow down and properly relax. The tent was wonderful. The beds were so comfortable and the boys loved the cupboard bed. We didn't really leave the site as the boys had such fun feeding the sheep, collecting eggs from the chickens (12 in 2 days!) And making friends in the field. The highlight being a football tournament with 4 tents joining in, followed by everyone eating communal pizzas at the pizza oven. We will definitely be back! Thank you.

10

Mrs. Hayden

04/08/2017

Amazing. Lovely site with very welcoming hosts. The woods are a great area for the kids to play. Shame Featherdown has stopped the outside cooking stoves, that really makes cooking fun....a BBQ isn't quite the same.

10

Mrs Chisholm

02/06/2017

Simple living but with frills!

10

Mr Yeoh

29/05/2017

We had a fantastic time!

10

Mrs Abass

19/05/2017

The perfect escape from city life

10

Mrs Kovacs

28/04/2017

Relaxed, fun and nice to be surrounded by nature

8.8

Mr Drake

10/04/2017

As 1st time glampers we were slightly nervous arriving at the farm but what a fantastic 4 days! Tim and Sarah couldn't have been more accommodating and our 2 children (5yo & 2yo) had the time of their lives feeding the animals and exploring the woods. We will definitely be back for more of the same!

10

Mrs. Close

09/09/2016

Amazing! Real quality family time, rustic environment, the perfect break for busy working families. The boys loved the animals, collecting eggs, feeding the sheep and collecting fire wood.

10

Mr. Micklewright

02/09/2016

Fantastic location and set up. The sheep and chicken enclosure was a real hit and the woods behind the campsite were an added bonus four our 3 boys. Tim, Sarah and Erica went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

10

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