Stubcroft farm

(11 Posts)
hillbilly Mon 16-Jun-14 21:50:54

We are booked in for early August. Has anyone been here? Any comments?

Milliways Mon 16-Jun-14 23:18:10

We went with a large group about 4 years ago - so may have changed.

Site was level, quiet and clean with a relaxed feel. It was basically a field on the farm so no bars, shop etc but we like the simple sites. Bricks provided for BBQs etc. Near enough to walk to E.Wittering beach - but do visit West Wittering as it is stunning & sandy (East is stony but also great).

The owner seemed a bit grumpy on check in, needed cash in correct amounts or something but nothing major - just gave us a giggle. He probably had a headache from which of our party had arrived and who was still to come etc.

The composting loos were not my favourite - we all had a go once, then took the walk up the lane for the "proper" loos, but I believe there are more loos now?

Space for kids to play. We had a fun time and would go back, especially as they accommodate groups together.

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 17-Jun-14 08:26:00


FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 17-Jun-14 08:32:34

We stayed there at Easter and had a lovely weekend. The owner was a bit grumpy at first but basically ok. The booking and paying system can be a bit baffling if you are a group and don't turn up together but is generally ok. There are enough showers and loos although it was Easter so they might be a bit stretched at busier times.

Raised firepits are allowed and they sell wood. Big field for the children to play in. I really liked it. They do go in for written rules everywhere but you have to let that go really.

The beaches are lovely especially west wittering though you have to pay to park there so bikes are a good idea if you have that option.

hillbilly Wed 18-Jun-14 12:13:20

I've read quite a few reviews that talk about the owner being VERY particular and a bit grumpy too. Seems like there are loads of rules and that when busy there isn't enough space for children to play.

FrozenAteMyDaughter Wed 18-Jun-14 14:22:51

Yes I think those reviews are probably fair (can't comment on the room for play bit). But you do have to take them in the context of the area around Wittering. There are only a few sites and, as far as I know, none of the others allow fires and all have de-marcated pitches (which I hate personally). One of them doesn't allow groups either and people have apparently been chucked out for trying to get round that rule and pitch together.

Compared with those sites, I think the owner of Stubcroft is practically a free-wheeling anything-goes hippy sort.

hillbilly Wed 18-Jun-14 14:25:35

Thanks Frozen - my friend who went there has also reassured me that it's a great site.

CharmQuark Wed 18-Jun-14 15:18:15

Is it an easy bike ride from the site to W Wittering?
On roads? Busy?

hillbilly Thu 19-Jun-14 18:45:07

I'm not sure of the cycle route to W Wittering but might take bikes and give it a go. I have been recommended West over East Wittering.

FusilliJerry Sat 28-Jun-14 20:53:33

it would be an easy bike ride to west wittering, and not take long. be aware that if you take you car to west wittering beach, there is an extortionate car park, so best to ride.
Good little tescos down the road by the east wittering shops.
we live nearby, went camping with dd's last year, the compost toilets smell. I have been to another site with them, and they didn't smell, so not sure why these do.

FusilliJerry Sat 28-Jun-14 20:54:21

It's also good to walk along the beach from east to west, and have a good nose in the lovely houses!

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