Swattesfield is a campsite and a glampsite that’s situated in the Waveney Valley in Suffolk it’s been featured in the Cool Camping guide and named as one of the 10 Best UK Campsites by The Guardian – Ed Byrne stayed here with his son for their very first camping trip together – Camping Magazine Sept 2014. It’s also listed in Cool Camping with Kids and as one of the top 15 “mild” campsites by the Telegraph.
Swattesfield benefits from plenty of space yet has an intimate feel, with only a handful of glamping accommodation and around 15 pitches allowed at any one time, this is a campsite that oozes calm and relaxation. There’s plenty of space with no marked pitches and the option to camp where you’d like; in the woods, under the walnut tree, in the glade or by the hedgerow bursting with blackberries in late summer.
Unique to Swattesfield are our Pixie Huts, each has four peek-a-boo windows, a comfy full-sized double bed and two smaller beds for any little imps. With their own decking area and dining table and over-looking the South facing skies of Suffolk you’ll soak up the best of the sunny days. The huts have their own picnic tables, chimenea and all your cooking facilities including a Pizza Oven for all campers to use. These really are the new way to camp; cosy, cutesy and a great place to watch the kids expend their energy!
Also on offer are three Boutique Bell Tents with all the creature comforts you’d need to have a thoroughly enjoyable stay. At five metres across these are big enough for four or five and have a full-size comfy double bed as well as two or three fold-out child beds. Supplied by SoulPad our Bell Tents have coir matting throughout with torch lanterns, a gas hob and all your cooking equipment, your very own picnic table and fire pit.
Our latest edition is our converted Suffolk Hay Cart a vast improvement on Constable’s offering! It has been converted in the style of a shepherds hut and sleeps four and has all the cooking equipment you’ll need and with its own picnic table and fire pit.
Swattesfield is a delightful countryside campsite in North Suffolk making it the ideal spot to stay and explore the Waveney valley and the local market town of Diss with its popular auction house T.W.Gazes; auctions Friday and specialist auctions on Saturdays, and viewings on Thursdays. Mainline trains are direct from London Liverpool Street to Diss station, which is 6 miles from Swattesfield Campsite.
With 12 miles of walks directly accessed from the site and an 11th Century pub, Forge Cafe and Coach House restaurant within 25 minutes walking distance there’s more than enough to keep you fed and watered. There’s even a play area 15 minutes easy stroll away for the kids as well fishing lakes a little further afield. The market town of Eye is only 5 minutes away and all this with an easy train ride from London Liverpool Street and only an hour from Cambridge, 30 minutes from Norwich and 55 minutes from Southwold and Aldeburgh, Swattesfield Campsite is an ideal place to have a relaxing break.