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Lunsford Farm

East Sussex, Pett

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Rated with 9.6

(195 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Andrew

Three generations of Dunlops have farmed this spot on the Sussex coast for over a hundred years, currently with Romney ewes, cross-bred cows, calves and Eiger the Aberdeen Angus bull. Along with rearing and caring for the livestock, Andrew grows potatoes and keeps free-range chickens. Your cosy canvas hideaways nestle among a group of trees on a stretch of higher ground, the perfect vantage point to take in the stunning sea views all through a beautiful farm stay family holiday in the very best of Sussex.

Sussex coastal life

The beach is only a 10-minute walk away from your tent, making this an ideal spot for a family holiday on the Sussex coast. Many of our guests linger so long there that they join the beach club and become regulars at the Red Pig food truck, in itself a five star attraction. On the way, you will cross meadows and marshland full of rare and endangered species, part of the Pett Level Preservation Trust.
Nearby are the old Saxon shoreline of Sussex and the royal Military Canal, dug to repel Napoleon 200 years ago. Further along the coast to the east are the dunes of Camber Sands and the other worldly beauty of the Dungeness peninsula, with the smallest passenger railway in the world and the largest shingle beach in Europe. Rye and Winchelsea are two ancient charming towns just a short drive away form the Sussex holiday spot. In the other direction, you soon get to Hastings, home to the UK’s largest beach-based fishing fleet and its characterful old town along with Hastings Country Park.

What to do at Lunsford Farm

There’s always something to discover or explore at Lunsford whenever your holiday in Sussex might take place. Roaming the farm will uncover some of the beautiful original farm buildings as well as a possible water vole sighting at any of the several ponds. Admire the sea views or simply stroll around the farm and its meadows – the Royal Oak with its boules pitch is just a few minutes away. The farm’s salt-marsh lamb is a must, for your stove or for pizza night. You will also be tempted by the farm’s shower block with its under-floor heating – it’s one of the best

What can you expect?

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    Near water

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Cannot accept dogs

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    Farm tour

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    Close to the coast

What animals will you find on this farm?

Sheep

Lambs

Ducks

Cows

Horses

Dogs

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 4 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ EV charging
  • ✓ Pond
  • ✓ Spring lambing
  • ✓ Close to the coast

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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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9.6

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31/05/2024

It was nice and relaxing and excellent for the children

8.8

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27/10/2023

From the moment we arrived to the point we left I realised I had not thought about the list of things to do I had left behind. It was so relaxing yet we were busy from start to finish. The kids loved the bedrooms and they helped with the cooking. It rained pretty much continually but the wood was dry and the fire was so cozy. I would go back there in October as it gives you an alternative experience of cozying up whilst it is pitch black outside. The local pub was amazing. The quality of food and drinks on offer were great. The honesty shop and shower block on site were great. The shower block was warm and clean. A super stay and I would really recommend it. Thanks

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heer Verheylewegen

25/09/2023

Een hele fijne vakantie gehad. Prachtige locatie van de tent. Mooi uitzicht over de schapenweide en de zee. Mooie route om naar de tenten te stappen: tussen de weides. Vriendelijke ontvangst. Kwalitatieve en lekkere producten in de honesty shop. Een beetje jammer dat er evenveel kaarsen, toiletpapier e.d. voorzien is voor verblijf van een weekend dan voor een week. Het had misschien wat meer mogen zijn als starterspakket voor ons weekverblijf.

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Mrs Nottingham

22/09/2023

An adventure

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Mrs Mann

14/08/2023

We had a wonderful stay, this was our 3rd Featherdown holiday and the second at Lunsford farm. It is in a wonderful location with access to countryside, beaches and Hastings town. The accommodation was excellent as always and the whole family had a wonderful time.

10

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Mrs Page

07/08/2023

The best fun adventure!

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Mrs Stevenson

16/06/2023

Fantastic weekend away!

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Mrs Williams

09/06/2023

Our third annual family visit to Lunsford farm & once again we were not disappointed. Now the little ones are running around the site is enclosed so they are safe. Plenty of space for family fun & games. We were lucky with lots of sunshine but nice shady areas around the tents. BBQs great for cooking & tents very comfortable. Showers are an enjoyable short walk across the farm kids loved the sheep and lambs on the way. Great location for the beach. We'll definitely be returning with our growing family. Thanks Andrew & Caroline.

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Dr. Warren

26/05/2023

We had a great time, as always! It's a special place for us to which we have returned often with our closest friends and family. Andrew and family are great, the views are amazing, the shop perfectly stocked and the shower block warm, clean, bright and very welcome at the end of a long day in the countryside!The four tents are perfectly spaced, not too close together.

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Mrs Rooney

05/05/2023

Another fantastic Featherdown Farm experience with views of the sea from the tent and lots of cute lambs to watch.

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Mrs Hodder- Williams

21/10/2022

A great rustic retreat perfect location and get away from London

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Mrs Warhurst

09/09/2022

Lunsford Farm is a glorious spot, beautiful views and very peaceful. Andrew was a lovely host, the tent surpassed expectations with every detail thought through. We had the best time.

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Mrs Bonacina

29/07/2022

We had all a wonderful time. The children could play freely and they definitely made wonderful memories this weekend. The place is very safe and perfect for young ( and not so young) children. The first night we made a bbq with the lovely meat from the bbq box the provided and the day after we had a pizza night. The pizza was amazing! The sea is very near.

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Mrs Williams

10/06/2022

Returning for a second visit to Lunsford Farm for what seems be "an annual family" trip. We were not disappointed. So lucky to have fabulous weather. The views are amazing. We spent most of our time on the farm. Having three tents together we were able to have fun with outdoor games or find a quiet spot to enjoy the views.Tents are in an enclosed area so good if you have small children. Pleasant walk up to the farmhouse to use the showers. Thank you

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Dr. Warren

01/06/2022

As always, we had a great stay!

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Mr Laybourn

23/05/2022

Just the quiet break we had in mind for the family.

8.8

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Mrs Humphreys

06/05/2022

This is the 10th year of our May trips and it is truely a special place. Andrew and Caroline make the visit super special, nothing is too much trouble and we are always made to feel so welcome. My only criticism is that the BBQ's could do with being updated, we have never had any success cooking on them and this year brought our own.

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Mrs Davies

15/10/2021

A break away from life’s stresses

8.8

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Mrs. Ayliffe

20/08/2021

We(all 21 of us) had a great long weekend. We were however very disappointed that the kids couldn’t collect eggs each morning as there was no hen coup, we’ve been to two other Featherdown farms collecting eggs was one of the highlights of the day. We were also disappointed not to get a tour of the farm so it didn’t really feel like we were staying on a farm, could have been any camp site!

8.8

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Ms Woodman

13/08/2021

We had the perfect family holiday. The location is beautiful, tents comfortable, Andrew and family welcoming and lots of great and very different beaches to visit. The children (3, 5, 8y) were very happy just playing in the wood next to the tent. Highly recommended.

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Mrs Bamford

02/08/2021

We had an amazing holiday! It was such a fun adventure together. Lunsford Farm is stunningly beautiful and Andrew the farmer is a great host. We’ll definitely be back!

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Mr Ingram

11/06/2021

A really well equipped and comfortable tent with stunning view of the Sussex cost and farm land. A warm and friendly welcome from farmer Andrew. Overall, a lovely break

8.8

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Mrs Helm

07/06/2021

Nice to get back to basics, no phones, no tv

10

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Mrs Brown

07/05/2021

Beautiful location, perfect for children, friendly helpful hosts, cosy accommodation

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Miss Harling

04/05/2021

It feels like the people at Featherdown have figured out exactly what the key perks and total joys are to camping and then got rid of the icky bits that make camping less enjoyable and harder work. We found the whole experience truly magical from the views, and surrounding area to the little touches in the canvas lodges that you wouldn’t normally get at home. We’re so obsessed with the hand coffee grinder that we got one for our kitchen!

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miss Booth

04/05/2021

Absolute bliss. Just having that space, with that exclusive view felt like an honour to be there. The tents were so cozy, everything has been thought of. A big part was connecting to nature, we loved seeing the baby lambs everywhere and enjoying a bonfire in the exclusive private bluebell woods!

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Mr hooper

23/04/2021

Idyllic. Simply wonderful - Andrew is the perfect host; welcoming and interesting, always ready to help and great conversation. Loved it, was our fourth time and we'll be back.

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Mr Bryant

26/10/2020

Laid back quality family time

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Ms Castle

23/10/2020

A wonderful escape that the weather couldn't ruin. We all loved it!

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Mrs. Davies

18/09/2020

wonderful!

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Mr Hodges

04/09/2020

Wonderful break

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Mrs. Hulston

01/09/2020

Amazing loved every minute

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Mrs. Worthington

24/08/2020

A perfect family getaway

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Miss Marmanova

10/08/2020

Peaceful. Outstanding views and fishing. Comfortable tents/lodges. Unique experience. Wonderful/helpful owners. Excellent family holiday with day trips to the beach. We will definitely return. Thank you very much.

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Mrs Taylor

10/08/2020

Had a lovely break at Lunsford Farm, the view from our tent was amazing. Andrew and Caroline are fab hosts.The tents are closer together than other Featherdowns that I have visited, but they are still a good distance apart (10 metres or so) so I didn't feel this was a negative at all. I would highly recommend the tent that we stayed in (tent 1) as it has a beautiful view over the fields and the sea which is so lovely to wake up to in the morning. The shower facilities are excellent on Lunsford, clean, warm and spacious.

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MR SQUIRRES

03/08/2020

We just returned from Lunsford farm & were plesently surprised of how spaceious & well equipped the tent was. Although the bedding space is a bit tight, we were able to sleep 5 adults comfortably. The rustic feel makes the stay that more enjoyable especially being able to sit around the dining table in the evenings. We would definately return, although we might try a different location. Only downside is the tents were more closer together then expected, although we still had our own privacy. Would recommend to family & friends.

8.8

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Ms Mcmorris

17/07/2020

Adventurous

8.8

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Mrs. Fricker

20/09/2019

Relaxing

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Miss Brough

06/09/2019

It was glorious, tents were so comfortable and in a fantastic location.

8.8

Meet your hosts

Andrew

Together with the team, I welcome you to Lunsford Farm where three generations of the Dunlop family have farmed in this unique coastal location for over a hundred years. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this beautiful place with you.

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Not only will you have the experience of staying in this wonderful corner of Sussex but here you will also find the added bonus of the sea close at hand.
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Pizza in pizza oven

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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

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Ask the farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer during your stay, but you don’t have to wait until then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about farm life at any time.

Web Lunsford shop jam

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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.

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Nearby the farm

Winchelsea

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