Description: (From ukcampsite) Evergreen Farm is set in beautiful scenery of fields and woodland close to the medieval town of East Grinstead. Evergreen Farm has 12 pitches each with an optional fire pit (wood provided) set in 10 acres of idyllic woodland incorporating a natural pond. Natural wildlife on the site includes deer and badgers.
Site visited: 14,15,16th of May 2010.
As seen on the blog: Light my fire.
Last minute booking and since we had already booked the train tickets we had to go with the site or else we didn’t have a place to sleep that weekend. Jane at Evergreen Farm was very nice and even when we missed our train and would arrive late we were told that that would be fine. She even called up to check if we could find our way ok.
We arrived around 21:30 and were greeted by Chris and big pig and a few dogs, who are only doing their job. Chris took us to our plot, where he had already left two deck chairs, portable table along with some firewood and water. We didn’t expect the chairs and table at all, thank you very much for that, it made sitting around the fire so much more enjoyable.
We had a wander around the farm and woodland and still think that our plot on the edge of the forest was the best, since we would be able to enjoy the sunset. Though the plots within the forest look well kept and you were never right on top of your neighbour. Within the forest there is a little lake and every plot had a fire pit.
The toilet at the moment was just one very swanky, clean compost toilet, at the top of the hill next to the car park. There are no showers or washing facilities. You parked the car and Jane or Chris would take your tent and gubbins down to your plot on their quad bike. So no car driving around the site to worry about.
I must say that the price was expensive (£48 for two nights and a bag of firewood) compared to other campsites we have stayed at where there are only basic toilets (usually about £10-15 a night for two people). But if you arrive by public transport or bicycle you get a discount, which is a great idea. Chris even gave one extra bag of firewood for free to use, which made this “little” boy happy, hours of fun sitting next to a fire poking the ambers with a stick.
www : No website as of yet so here is there listings on ukcampsite.co.uk.
phone : 01342 327720
The campsite was great, thanks Jane and Chris. It was worth it for the swanky compost toilet, and the big pig called big pig, and geese, and baby chicks, and horses, and miniature ponies, and sheep, and dogs, and a cat called Parsnip.