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Lunsford Farm

East Sussex, Pett

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Rated with 9.6

(169 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.

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 there 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. In the other direction you soon get to Hastings, home to the UK’s largest beach-based fishing fleet and its characterful old town.

What to do at Lunsford Farm

There’s always something to discover or explore at Lunsford. 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 environs – 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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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Dogs not allowed

What animals with you find on this farm?

Sheep

Chickens

Ducks

Cows

Horses

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What our guests like

  • ✓ Close to the coast
  • ✓ Breathtaking view

Our canvas hideaways

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

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    6 persons

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

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 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.

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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Nearby

Winchelsea

What do our guests think?

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9.6

Mrs Davies

15/10/2021

A break away from life’s stresses

8.8

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

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.

10

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!

10

Mrs. KIM

19/07/2021

One of the best locations for a summer holiday. Amazing sea view from most tents. We could have used a map of walking trails to the beach and wheel barrows for general usage like all other Feather down farms have. Honesty shop was well stocked. Chicken coup is too far from the tents. Although we didn’t interact with the host, much, overall we enjoyed our stay.

7.5

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

Mrs Helm

07/06/2021

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

10

Mrs Brown

07/05/2021

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

10

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!

10

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!

10

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.

10

Mr Bryant

26/10/2020

Laid back quality family time

10

Ms Castle

23/10/2020

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

10

Mrs. Davies

18/09/2020

wonderful!

10

Mr Hodges

04/09/2020

Wonderful break

10

Mrs. Hulston

01/09/2020

Amazing loved every minute

10

Mrs. Worthington

24/08/2020

A perfect family getaway

10

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.

10

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.

10

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

Ms Mcmorris

17/07/2020

Adventurous

8.8

Mrs. Fricker

20/09/2019

Relaxing

10

Miss Brough

06/09/2019

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

8.8

Mrs Ratcliffe

19/08/2019

Beautiful location and a very relaxing holiday

10

Mrs Cosh

02/08/2019

Fantastic

10

Miss jackson

08/07/2019

8.8

Mrs. Davies

14/06/2019

Excellent location, would highly recommend!

10

Mrs Storey

27/05/2019

We had a wonderful holiday at Lunsford. Andrew, our host couldn't have been more helpful and was incredibly knowledgeable and in formative about the history of his farm and the local area. The location is so picturesque with sea views from the campsite, and the kids loved the addition of the swing and seesaw nearby.

10

Mrs Leonard

12/04/2019

The farm is in an exquisite setting. I could never get bored of the view from our tent, across fields dotted with new born lambs, to the sea.

10

Mrs. Clark

05/04/2019

A really enjoyable way to camp. In spring I recommend bringing lots of warm clothes and extra toilet roll and hand soap.

10

Mrs Nock

08/10/2018

Best glamping ever........

10

Mrs Guyton

05/10/2018

10

Mrs Smith

21/09/2018

The tents here seemed closer together than I remember from other holidays with Feather Down Farm at different destinations, so I did find it noisy at night as the other tents had older children and there seemed to be no consideration for others. They were running around after 11pm with head torches on making a lot of noise. However, the worst thing was the dreadful partying noise coming from somewhere nearby, very loud music which continued until 3am one night and 4 am the next night, absolutely dreadful. Luckily my 3 year old granddaughter slept through it but I didn't, so I would definitely not return to this farm; the Sunday night was beautifully peaceful as there was no-one else there and no nearby party!

7.5

Mrs. Davies

22/06/2018

Idyllic location on a farm with views of the sea. 15 min walk to the beach, feeding the animals, fishing and an all round glorious glamping trip.

10

Mrs. Federico

30/03/2018

Magical, an experience the kids will never forget!

10

Mrs Wright

23/03/2018

We had a lovely time at Lunsford Farm. Even though the weather was a little on the chilly side we really enjoyed our walk to the beach (via the WW2 pillbox) and particuarly enjoyed the tour of the farm with Andrew. Kids really enjoyed feeding the cows and collecting their own eggs. They are already asking for a return visit!

8.8

Mrs Yamahara

27/10/2017

Perfect

10

Mrs Liddle

27/10/2017

A wonderful location looking down to the coast with a sunrise to die for.

8.8

Mrs Jeffery

27/10/2017

Our holiday allowed us adults to enjoy the natural surroundings and switch off from day to day life, and it gave the children an important break from any technology, time outside playing and the chance to see a working farm in action. Collecting the hen's eggs was a highlight :).

10

Ms Freshwater

23/10/2017

Fantastic rustic fun, fresh air and tranquillity.

10

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