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Canfields Farm

West Sussex, Rudgwick

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Rated with 9.5

(122 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Sarah and Tim

Just an hour from London, Canfields Farm is an organic beef farm that nestles between the North and South Downs, the ideal spot for a family holiday in West Sussex bordering Crawley & Horsham. You will be staying with hosts Tim and Sarah Bargman, who will teach you more about their friendly herd of suckler cows. There are also horses that graze in the fields near your hideaways. If you're looking for a unique experience, there's a 2-person hideaway now available at Canfields, ideal for couples, grandparents or friends.

The best of the North and South Downs

Excellent walking and cycling adventures start right from your doorstep of South Downs National Park, south Sussex. 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 the five courses within five miles. Feel like shopping? Try Chichester and Horsham which are also nearby, or even Surrey Hills. Just a few minutes walk away is a local brewery, shop and café called The Milk Churn, the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and sample the local beer.

What to do at Canfields Farm

The fantastic bluebell woods are close by your canvas hideaway at Canields Farm and are perfect for den-building, stream-damming and deer, butterfly and woodpecker spotting. A great timbered undercover area at the farm's centre means wet weather won’t inhibit spending time together or devouring delicious barbecue food.

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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    Organic farm

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    Pizza oven

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    Private shower

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    Cannot accept dogs

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    Communal area

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    Close to a forest

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    country pub in walking distance

What animals will you find on this farm?

Ponies

Cows

Horses

Dogs

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 4 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ A firepit next to each tent
  • ✓ Close to London
  • ✓ Beef farm
  • ✓ Bluebell woods for adventure play

Explore our canvas hideaway

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Safari tent interior glamping England
Boerenbed UK 1279 copy
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Glamping cupboard bed
Check A unique off-grid experience
Check The perfect adventure for children
Check Quality family time
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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove (1 pack per day)

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

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    Private showers

What do our guests think?

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9.5

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31/05/2024

We had the best time at Featherdow. Lots of quality family time.

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17/05/2024

A perfect family getaway

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05/04/2024

Constant fun times for the little ones!

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Ms Challis

08/09/2023

A wonderful weekend in the sunshine. Lovely to be out in nature but with all you need for a relaxing weekend. Perfect for the little one too!

10

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Mr Graeme

01/09/2023

Well kept site with everything you needed in your tent to make your stay very comfortable. Cows and horses in the field’s opposite and the sound of the night owls were a great addition to the farmyard experience. Once again , thank you Feather Down for an enjoyable stay.

10

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Mrs Black

07/07/2023

Canfields Farm was an excellent site, So much freedom for the kids top play in the woods plus space for ball games etc. Beautiful surroundings, great places to visit or eat close by and fantastic hospitality from the hosts, who couldnt have been more welcoming and helpful.

10

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Ms Cook

02/06/2023

A great first camping experience! Who knew we would get a better night’s sleep than at home?!

10

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Mrs Williams

29/05/2023

Peaceful and calm

10

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Mr Francis

05/05/2023

Relaxing weekend away with nature

10

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Miss scali

28/04/2023

Amazing first glamping experience. The was comfortable and nicely decorated. Tim and Sarah are wonderful hosts, friendly and super helpful. The children loved meeting and feeding the animals and spend time outside playing football with the children in the tents next to us.

10

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Mr Drake

14/04/2023

A really serene, relaxing, welcoming experience.

10

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Mrs Pring

23/09/2022

Lovely weekend away, surrounded by nature - great fun eating by candlelit & roasting marshmallows over the fire pit under the stars.

8.8

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Mrs Boswell

29/07/2022

Lovely relaxing family time

8.8

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Mrs Dendle

24/06/2022

Fun, relaxing and carefree

8.8

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Miss De Rossi

20/05/2022

We have had such a wonderful stay and the accomodation facilities exceede our expectations! Such a great welcome by Sarah. Thank ypu 😊 We will certainly be back. Cannot recommend this enough!

10

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Dr Saha

17/09/2021

amazing glamping experience with incredible generosity!

10

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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

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Mr Campbell

10/09/2021

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

10

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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!

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Mr Cooper

09/08/2021

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

10

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Mr Marchant

09/08/2021

Perfect rural escape with the distractions of daily life

10

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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.

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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

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Miss Cooper

02/07/2021

I just loved it - brilliant

10

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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

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Mrs Smith

24/06/2021

nice to be back to normal

8.8

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Mrs Brown

30/04/2021

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

10

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Mrs Streeter

23/04/2021

Relaxing

8.8

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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

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mrs nash

05/08/2019

Perfect getaway

8.8

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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

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Mrs Blake

19/04/2019

Great fun for all three generations of the family

10

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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

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Mr Chessum

12/04/2019

Great experience, peaceful and relaxing.

8.8

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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

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Mrs Metcalf

14/09/2018

Amazing quality family time

10

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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

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Mrs Evered

31/08/2018

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

10

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 farm in Sussex. Our beef herd is reared according to organic principles and produces some of the best meat you'll ever come across.
Canfields
Pizza in wood fired pizza oven

Highlight

Pizza night

You are welcome to 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.

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Nearby the farm

The North and South Downs

Goodwood

Chichester

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