Camping in the heart of the Sussex countryside
Boathouse Farm has been a family run traditional mixed organic farm for over 40 years. The farm is surrounded by beautiful country trails and the stunning South Downs.
We started to offer camping in 2008 and word quickly spread that camping on our farm is the best kept secret in Sussex.
Follow the directions through the farm to our spacious camping fields. Choose where to pitch your tent on fields alongside or close to the beautiful River Ouse. Try some wild river swimming, fishing, or paddle boarding. Or kick back, do nothing and just enjoy the tranquillity of the river and surrounding countryside.
A short walk along a footpath is the Anchor Inn renown for their delicious food and beautiful outdoor or indoor eating/drinking areas. There you can hire a rowing boat to complete a gorgeous summers day. Also, within walking distance is the Isfield village pub The Laughing Fish and the Isfield Farm shop.
We realise that camping would not be the same without a campfire, so why not bring your own or hire one of our fire pits. Then snuggle up with a blanket and toast some marshmallows.
We provide flushing toilets, hot showers and washing up facilities.
The major unique point of camping at Boathouse Farm is the space- space for children of all ages and you will not find yourself camping on top of your neighbour.
Please read the T & C’s to ensure that all campers have an enjoyable time whilst staying at Boathouse Farm Campsite. Please see website booking for prices. Under 5’s are free.
On this page you will find a selection of links and information about local attractions in East Sussex and the surrounding area to keep you busy and entertained during your stay at Boathouse Farm Camping.
Beautiful riverside location with food, drink and boat hire.
Traditional village pub with great food and drink and childrens' play area.
Locally sourced fresh food and veg, with butchers and delicatessen.
Victorian station and signal box, with 2 mile steam train rides through the East Sussex countryside.
Local wild swimming and canoeing location with several footpaths for hiking.
Market town with shops, boutiques, anitques centres, a farmers' market, restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Local market town with numerous shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants
Visit the home of Henry VIII's fourth wife.
1000 year old Norman Castle with panoramic views over East Sussex.
World famous opera house set in beautiful gardens.
Vibrant, colourful and creative seaside resort.
Some of the finest countryside walks in the south of England.
If you require any further answers to your questions please contact us via our email or our facebook page.
Leave Lewes heading north on the A26 for approximately 4 miles. About 1 mile after passing Clayhill Service Station on your left, take the left turn onto Isfield Road, just after the Old Ship Inn, signposted "Isfield" and "Lavendar Line". Boathouse Farm Camping is on your left hand side around half a mile along Isfield Road, just before you reach the village of Isfield.
Leave Uckfield heading south on the A22. Turn right onto the A26 at the A22/A26 roundabout. After just over a mile turn right onto Horsted Lane - signposted "Lavendar Line". Follow Horsted Lane past the village of Isfield. Boathouse Farm Camping is on the right hand side just after the village.
The 29, 29B and 29X Brighton and Hove Bus service from Brighton and Tunbridge Wells all stop at Isfield, a short walk from Boathouse Farm Camping.
Southern Rail services to Lewes from Brighton or London, or to Uckfield from London are the closest stations. You can then use the bus service above for the last part of your journey.
Taxis are available outside of Lewes and Uckfield train stations.
The campsite is on a working farm in the countryside, with unfenced river frontage including steep banks and uneven ground.
When camping at Boathouse Farm Campsite you accept that we cannot be held liable for any accident or injury sustained during your visit and we accept no responsibility for loss or damage of your property. In making this booking you are accepting full responsibility for yourself, your booking party, your children and you are agreeing to abide by these terms and conditions.
The campsite is a grass tent pitch only, no camper vans or caravans. There is no electric on site.
No music other than quiet acoustic music. No music between 10pm and 10am.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. No large single sex groups permitted.
All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking areas except when unloading on arrival or packing away on departure.
Well behaved dogs are welcome, they must be kept on a lead when near livestock. Dog mess must be cleared up.
Arrival time 2.30 to 7pm. Departure time from site is by 12pm.
To maintain a safe and spacious environment, we monitor the number of people on site, not the number of pitches. Therefore, we generally do not allow day visitors.
Refunds on the day are purely at our discretion.
Generally, all bookings are for a minimum 2 days. Please check website booking for availability and the occasional 1 night stays.
Fishing – please add a note on booking form. Purchase a fishing ticket on arrival £10 per day per adult. Supervised children £ 5.00 per day. Or purchase a block ticket for the duration of your stay.
We sell firewood and have firepits for hire. You are welcome to bring your own wood, fire pit or BBQ. BBQ’s must be raised off the ground with bricks and no fires on the ground are permitted.
Generally it is not possible to reserve or pre-book a specific field or pitch. We work on a first come first serve basis. The first to arrive out of your party will be able to choose a suitable pitch.
Please remember this is a working farm and, as such, access is not granted to the farmyard, outbuildings or machinery except for entrance to and exit from the campsite.