Review for Eagles Garth, Beckley

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                           N 50 59 48.8, E 0 37 51.6

Address:                                   Eagles Garth, Stoddards Lane, Beckley, Northiam, East Sussex, TN31 6UE

Good for visiting:                   Rye, Winchelsea, Romney Marshes, Hastings, Battle, Bodiam, Sissinghurst, Scotney Castle, Bewl Water.  We also went further afield and visited Folkestone, Dover and Walmer Castle.

Phone & e-mail:                      01797 253494        lin@eaglesgarth.co.uk

Website:                                  http://eaglesgarth.co.uk/campsite.html

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Good pitches around a large field.  Not laid out rigidly.  This is a nice big field with hook-ups all around.  There is a 2nd field where tents are generally accommodated, plus a smaller one near the toilets.  There is also a hard standing area.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No – but there are 3 taps available and easily accessible.

What is the electric like?           

16A – excellent

Drainage?     

No

What’s the site access like?        

Fairly good; be careful when you turn into the site as it’s a bit bumpy (to slow people down!).  Knock at the bungalow for the owners.

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                              3 toilets available, 2 of them in large shower rooms.                Toilet paper provided? Yes. Unfortunately when busy it can run out and not be replenished for a while.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Showers:                          Very large, but not really clean enough which is not helped by the homemade concrete base.  As the floors of the toilet are also painted concrete these can also get dirty quickly, and there are no mops available for people to clean up after themselves.  We stayed for 3 weeks, but only used the showers once – we did wash though!!

What other facilities are there?    

Chemical waste disposal. Rubbish bins.  Washing up facilities. Spin drier.

Situated on a quiet lane so walking is possible.  There are also peacocks kept which are interesting to watch.  The peacock himself (there are 3 peahens) regularly displays, but is more interested in displaying to campers than the peahens – we were a little worried about his priorities!!

No. No internet

Very welcoming and friendly.  Owners are very nice, but, in our opinion, could do more to maintain the site.

How much is it?     

We paid £15 per night including electric hook up

What’s the area like?            

Nice.  Lovely views from the site; bluebells in the wood, lambs in the fields opposite and a horse in the field.   There is a huge amount to see in the area – hence why we stayed 3 weeks.  Rye is the nearest large town and it’s an absolute delight – see my review here.

If you need a launderette we used 1 in Hastings (St Leonards actually) which has an Asda close by.  Useful but the worst Asda we’ve ever been in….

More detail:

The Good:-

The area, the people, the peacocks

The Bad:-

When the site is busy, particularly with campers in tents, the showers are in constant use in the morning, meaning that the toilets are dirty very quickly and the toilet paper runs out quickly!

The showers are not particularly clean most of the time

 The Ugly:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We went home as we were going to Ibiza.  Our next stop in the UK (on our tour) was North Kent and Herne Bay (Hampton Bay Park)

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