Campsite Policy and Terms & Conditions

We at Stubcroft wish you an enjoyable stay. To ensure other campers are also able to, please observe the following campsite policy - anyone consistently breaching these policies or causing a nuisance will be asked to leave without refund. Entry to the site is conditional on accepting the Campsite Policy and our Terms & Conditions:

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Arrival times
All campers must call at the reception/shop to check in before pitching. Your pitch will be ready from 2 pm and should be vacated by 12 noon on the day of leaving. (Earlier arrival or later departure may be permitted on request if the campsite is not busy) Please arrive early enough to pitch your tent before sunset. We do not allow any pitching of tents after 10 pm as it causes nuisance to other campers and children who may be sleeping. Pitches may be re-let after 5 pm unless we are notified of later arrival.

Please pitch between the white marker posts and allow 1.5 metres between your tent or vehicle and the pitch marker (3 m between tents) for fire safety. Your pitch size will be reserved according to your booking: if your tent/campervan is larger than the size of pitch you booked we cannot guarantee the extra space and you will have to pay the difference. Gazebos and Event Tents will require extra space to be booked in advance. Please use breathable groundsheets for longer stays.

Office, Reception and Shop

Sunday to Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am - 9pm
(closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm)

Outside these hours please phone 07810 751665 or 01243 671469 for urgent or emergency reasons only – if arriving after office hours please do not pitch up without being allocated a pitch number.

During quiet periods the shop and reception may only be open for limited periods. New arrivals please phone the above phone numbers as we may be working nearby on the farm or campsite.

Noise & Nuisance
Quiet Hours are between 11.00pm & 8.00am. Entrance gates will be closed between these hours and late arrivals are asked to park outside & walk to their pitch quietly to avoid disturbing other campers and sleeping children. Music is to be kept at a reasonable level, please respect your neighbouring campers and ensure you are not a nuisance to other campers on the site.  Please respect other camper’s tent space especially when playing ball games etc. Parents are asked to ensure adequate supervision of children especially in the shower & toilet block and ensure they are not a nuisance to other campers. Generators are not permitted on the site at any time.

Anyone causing a nuisance after being warned by campsite staff will be asked to leave without refund.

Children & Parental Supervision:
Parents should ensure children are under supervision at all times especially whilst using the shower & toilet facilities for their own safety. Please make sure they are not causing a nuisance to other campers and ensure they do not stray from the camping field where you are pitched or allow them near any farm machinery.

Group bookings

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We accept a limited number of group bookings provided that all campers in the group respect other campers on the field with regards to noise and nuisance. Groups must have a nominated person responsible for their conduct.
For family groups / couples a £20 deposit per tent / 2 people will be due on arrival & refunded if no complaints received / no damage is done. For other groups a £20 per person deposit will be due. Please note that for groups we have a “collective responsibility” policy with regards to noise & nuisance. Whilst we do our best to put everyone together for group bookings,at busy times  it may not be possible to mix different sized pitches or electric / non electric pitches as, like most campsites, they are in different areas of the campsite.

Please keep dogs on a short lead at all times on the site and they are not a nuisance to fellow campers. Ensure any mess is cleared up immediately and do not leave your dog unattended on the site at any time.

Barbecues & Camp Fires
We allow Barbecues and Camp Fires subject to certain safety conditions, please see the Campfires page or download our leaflet here. Please notify reception on arrival if you intend using a BBQ or having a campfire. At certain high fire risk times campfires may not be permitted for safety reasons.

Barbecues and camp fires are allowed in suitable steel containers only, set at least 24 inches (60 cm) off the ground so they do not damage or burn the grass and at least 2-3 m from hedges, tents or cars. You may bring your own BBQ or firepit providing they comply or you can hire one from reception. No fires to be lit on the ground under any circumstances. Any damaged pitches may incur a re-seeding fee. Please place disposable barbecues on blocks which may be found by the entrance of each section and return blocks after use.

No firewood is to be taken or cut from the farm or surrounding areas and lanes – firewood & kindling is available from the campsite shop, local village shops or you may  bring your own.

Ash must be placed in the metal ash bins after use – under no circumstances must hot ashes / disposable BBQ’s be placed in the rubbish bins as they may cause a fire.

Waste Disposal & Recycling
All recyclables must be sorted into the correct bins.
Stubcroft Farm is run on sustainable, environmentally friendly grounds and we ask that all campers respect that ethos. To preserve the countryside for future generations we ask that campers try to minimize environmental damage and landfill by waste reduction & recycling. Waste bins are for domestic waste only, please do not leave large items such as damaged tents, gazebos or furniture.

At Stubcroft you have a choice of using conventional flush toilets or Ecoloos. Ecoloos are natural composting toilets and by their nature are completely different from flush toilets. Modern consumer society shelters people from these natural processes, which to some may appear primitive - please remember that they produce a natural, environmentally friendly compost instead of a polluting sewage like water-based toilets. Everyday in the UK conventional toilets use 2 billion litres of water which depletes rivers, streams and aquifers and generates 2 billion litres of sewage, much of which is discharged into our rivers and coastal areas.
We ask that wherever possible campers use the ecoloos and parents encourage children to use, and understand the reasons for using them. Remember, it is 'Not Easy Going Green'!
In keeping with our sustainable ethos, we provide waterless composting ecoloos for those who wish to be more environmentally friendly. For those of a more sensitive disposition we do have our brand new “state of the art” environmentally friendly Amenity Block (please see our facilities page). We want to keep our local blue flag beaches to a high standard for your enjoyment.

Health and Safety
We take the well being and safety of our guests very seriously and we ask that you comply with the following:

  • The speed limit on the site is 5mph. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY.
  • All vehicles must confirm to the Road Traffic Act and have current tax, MOT and insurance.
  • Lorries or other commercial vehicles are not allowed onto the site.
  • No recreational vehicles can be used on the site. This includes motorised scooters, ATV’s and similar.
  • No businesses or any other work is to be undertaken on the site.
  • Please ensure that you wash your hands after handling any lambs or livestock or after using ecoloos and flush toilets. There are plenty of handwashing sinks provided around the site.
  • Please keep away from working areas of the farm, any tractors/machinery, or farm buildings. Do not enter fields with livestock or crops and ensure children are under adequate parental supervision and control at all times.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please note that a £20 cancellation booking fee will be deducted in the event of cancellation by the customer.

For late cancellations additional late cancellation fees will be deducted depending on the amount of notice given as follows:

For late cancellations with:

  • less than two weeks' notice, 50% of the total amount of the booking will be due;
  • less than one weeks' notice, 75% of the total amount of the booking will be due;
  • less than 24 hours notice or 'no-shows' on the day, the full amount of the booking will be due.

If you leave your pitch earlier than booked, no refunds can be given.
We strongly advise that you take out normal holiday insurance to cover your camping holiday at Stubcroft.

Stubcroft Farm Campsite is used by all persons at their own risk - we are a working farm and parents should ensure children are under supervision at all times and not allowed to stray from the camping field or allowed near any farm machinery. Parents should ensure that children are supervised whilst using the shower and toilet facilities. Do not leave valuable items in your tent and check you do not leave rings or other valuables in shower rooms or washing sinks. If any items are found in shower rooms, please hand them in to the reception/shop. If you have misplaced an item, email us and we will do our best to get it back to you.

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