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Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite

4.5 (442 reviews)

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is a unique and beautiful spot set in tranquil West Sussex countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture.AA South East Campsite of the Year 2017

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The campsite itself boasts high quality campsite facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycle-ways within and around the site.

There are three camping areas at Sumners Ponds; Bluebell Park, Ribbon Park and Sumners Park. There are a total of a total of 90 pitches in these camping area, all of which have electric hook-up available. They are a mixture of grass and hardstanding gravel pitches some of which are positioned on the edge of the lakes and others in more family orientated areas of the site.

We have two Lakeside Log Cabins, each with its own character and charm, enjoying an enviable setting with their own private fishing veranda. These superb log cabins boast fantastic views over the lake and offer a paradise to fishermen and nature lovers alike.

Our Shepherd's Huts are quirky and beautifully handcrafted. They are ideal for a quick stop over or a romantic weekend away. All four of the Shepherd's Huts are located in the Sumners Park with 'Old George' and 'Gabriel' boasting views from the bank of the Sumners Lake. Also breakfast is included!

Our Safari Tent, Swallow's Hide, is the ultimate in luxury camping and would tempt even the most reluctant campers. Situated on the bank of the Sumners Lake the outlook and atmosphere is unrivalled.

Availability

Hard standing pitch with electric (Bluebell Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 17 hours ago
  • All pitches have electric hook-ups available. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block.

This area is most suited to families with young children as there is a children’s play area in the middle of the camping park, is set slightly away from the lakes and is also adjacent to the Bluebell Woods. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block. All pitches have electric hook-ups available.

Features

Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
Pet friendly
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Grass standing pitch with electric (Bluebell Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • All pitches have electric hook-ups available. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block.

This area is most suited to families with young children as there is a children’s play area in the middle of the camping park, is set slightly away from the lakes and is also adjacent to the Bluebell Woods. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block. All pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Grass pitch
Electric hook-up
Pet friendly
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Serviced hard standing pitch (Ribbon Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 21 hours ago
  • Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

This area is situated between The Farm Pond and The Ribbon Lake and is ideal for anglers and campers of all ages. Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Sumners Park. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

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Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
Water point
Pet friendly
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Serviced grass standing pitch (Ribbon Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

This area is situated between The Farm Pond and The Ribbon Lake and is ideal for anglers and campers of all ages. Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Sumners Park. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

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Grass pitch
Electric hook-up
Water point
Pet friendly
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Serviced lakeside hard standing pitch on farm pond (Ribbon Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

This area is situated between The Farm Pond and The Ribbon Lake and is ideal for anglers and campers of all ages. Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Sumners Park. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

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Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
Water point
Pet friendly
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Hard standing pitch with electric (Sumners Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • All Pitches have electric hook-ups available. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park.

This area is the original camping area situated around The Sumners Lake and The Farm Pond. Sumners Park is the most tranquil and generally the most peaceful area of the site and is most suited to those wanting to fish and the majority of pitches are lakeside or come with a view of the water. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park. All Pitches have electric hook-ups available.

Features

Electric hook-up
Hard standing pitch
Pet friendly
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Lakeside hard standing pitch with electric on farm pond (Sumners Park)

This area is the original camping area situated around The Sumners Lake and The Farm Pond. Sumners Park is the most tranquil and generally the most peaceful area of the site and is most suited to those wanting to fish and the majority of pitches are lakeside or come with a view of the water. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park. All Pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
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Lakeside hard standing pitch with electric on Sumners Lake (Sumners Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 15 hours ago
  • All Pitches have electric hook-ups available. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park.

This area is the original camping area situated around The Sumners Lake and The Farm Pond. Sumners Park is the most tranquil and generally the most peaceful area of the site and is most suited to those wanting to fish and the majority of pitches are lakeside or come with a view of the water. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park. All Pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Electric hook-up
Hard standing pitch
Pet friendly
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Grass standing rally field pitch without electric (Allocated on arrival)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • This area is a large camping field situated in the same area as the Ribbon Lake. This area is perfect for anglers and campers of all ages wanting to e

This area is a large camping field situated in the same area as the Ribbon Lake. This area is perfect for anglers and campers of all ages wanting to enjoy back to basics camping with beautiful views across the Ribbon Lake.

All grass pitches are 10m x 10m and are non-electric

All pitches are un-allocated until arrival.

The Rally Field shares a large toilet block with Ribbon Park and Sumners Park

Back to basics camping.

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Grass pitch
Pet friendly
Electric hook-up
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Family Field

  • Max 2 pets
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 4 days ago
  • The Family Field is a fantastic area in a more secluded part of the farm away from the campsite. Ideally suited to groups or large family bookings.

The hire of the Family Field includes exclusive use of this particular part of Sumners with it’s very own mini Shower Block, Toilets, electric hook-up and Fire Pit provided.

The Family Field is available for the following units;

Tents

Campervans

Trailer Tents

Caravans and Motorhomes are not permitted to stay in the Family Field.

There is a maximum group booking size of no more than 10 units and 24 people to stay in the Family Field with 2 nights minimum stay for all bookings.

The Family Field is NOT to be used for parties, day events, illegal or commercial purposes.

We ask that you and your group behave in a responsible manner at all times, any anti- social behaviour will not be accepted. We DO NOT permit Stag or Hen Party bookings at Sumners Ponds.

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Grebe Lodge

Use of electric and gas is inclusive as well as bed linen for all beds and sofa beds. Towels are provided, guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 each per week.

We require a security deposit of £200 for log cabin bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Our self-catering Norwegian log cabins stand overlooking the Sumners Lake. Fishing on Sumners is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site

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Moorhen Lodge

Use of electric and gas is inclusive as well as bed linen for all beds and sofa beds. Towels are provided, guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 each per week.

We require a security deposit of £200 for log cabin bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Our self-catering Norwegian log cabins stand overlooking the Sumners Lake. Fishing on Sumners is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site

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Iris Lodge

Iris and Lily Lodge are light and spacious, with tasteful furnishing and are fully equipped to a high standard. Both Cabins have their own fishing platform and have fantastic views of the Sumners lake. The lodges sleep 6 in total with 3 bedrooms (1 room with a double bed & en-suite bathroom, 1 room with a double bed and the last room with 2 single beds). With regret no dogs are permitted to stay in Iris and Lily Lodge.

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Lily Lodge

Iris and Lily Lodge are light and spacious, with tasteful furnishing and are fully equipped to a high standard. Both Cabins have their own fishing platform and have fantastic views of the Sumners lake. The lodges sleep 6 in total with 3 bedrooms (1 room with a double bed & en-suite bathroom, 1 room with a double bed and the last room with 2 single beds). With regret no dogs are permitted to stay in Iris and Lily Lodge.

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Swallows Hide luxury safari tent

Our Safari Tent, Swallow’s Hide, is the ultimate in luxury camping and would tempt even the most reluctant campers. Situated on the bank of the Sumners Lake, the outlook and atmosphere is unrivalled.

The tent itself can sleep a family of four between two bedrooms, one room with a king-size bed and one room with a bunk bed. All the bed linen is supplied.

The log burning stove will keep you cosy and warm even in the winter months. Towels are not provided.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Free Wi-Fi is available in Swallow’s Hide. Arrival time for Swallow’s Hide is any time after 4.00pm and departure is before 10am.

Features

Sleeps a family of four
Bed linen
Log burning stove
Showers blocks and electricity is included
Free Wi-Fi
Private veranda overlooking the Sumners Lake
A “smart” satellite television with catch-up services
A BBQ, fridge, cooking equipment, glassware, crockery and cutlery are provided
A drinking water tap is available on the veranda
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Willow's Hide luxury safari tent

Situated on the bank of Sumners Lake, the outlook and atmosphere of this Safari Tent is unrivalled, with the bifold windows allowing stunning views of the lake at all times of the year.

Willow's Hide comes with fresh running water, a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, comfy beds and a bathroom with a flushing toilet and shower. The tent itself can sleep a family of 6 between two double bedrooms and a cupboard bed. Use of electric and gas is inclusive, and all the bed linen and towels are provided. Guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc

Willow's Hide has its own fishing platform and has fantastic views of the Sumners Lake. Fishing on Sumners Lake is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by, but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site.

Arrival time for the Safari Tents is after 4.00pm and departure is before 10am

We require a security deposit of £200 for bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Features

Sleeps a family of Six
Bed linen
Private Shower and electricity is included
Free Wi-Fi
Private veranda overlooking the Sumners Lake
A “smart” satellite television with catch-up services
A BBQ, Gas hob & oven, fridge, cooking equipment, glassware, crockery and cutler
Drinking water and sink
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Small garden pod

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 2 pets
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • A Standard Pod which can accommodate up to two adults and two small children. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

A Standard Pod which can accommodate up to two adults and two small children.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric heater
Electric lighting
Double plug socket
Pod decking area
Pet friendly
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Family garden pod

A Family Pod can accommodate up to five adults.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric heater
Electric lighting
Double plug socket
Pod decking area
Pet friendly
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Small lakeside pod

The Lakeside Pods are located on the Sumners Lake or Farm Pond and can sleep up to two adults and two small children.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric heater
Electric lighting
Double plug socket
Pet friendly
Pod decking area
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Family lakeside pod

The Family Lakeside Pods are located on the Sumners Lake or Farm Pond and can sleep up to five adults.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric lighting
Electric heating
Double plug socket
Pod decking area
Pet friendly
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Lakeside Shepherds Hut

Sumners Ponds is home to four luxury handcrafted bespoke Shepherd's Huts! Each can accommodate up to two people on a fixed double bed. These quirky and beautiful huts are ideal for a quick stop over or a romantic weekend away and are positioned in some of the most stunning areas the Sumners grounds. To top it all off our Shepherd's Huts are run on a B&B basis so breakfast is included each morning.

Arrival and departure dates can only be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays. There is a minimum booking of two nights required.

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Shepherds Hut

Sumners Ponds is home to four luxury handcrafted bespoke Shepherd's Huts! Each can accommodate up to two people on a fixed double bed. These quirky and beautiful huts are ideal for a quick stop over or a romantic weekend away and are positioned in some of the most stunning areas the Sumners grounds. To top it all off our Shepherd's Huts are run on a B&B basis so breakfast is included each morning.

Arrival and departure dates can only be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays. There is a minimum booking of two nights required.

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Robin's Nest

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 2 pets
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • Robin's Nest is situated on the popular Farm Pond, it is light and cosy with tasteful furnishing and is fully equipped to a high standard.

Use of electric and gas is inclusive as well as bed linen for the double bed. Towels are provided, but guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc. There is a compact kitchen with fridge, gas hob and a bathroom with a toilet and shower.

Robin's Nest has its own fishing platform and has fantastic views of the Farm Pond. Fishing on Farm Pond is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by, but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site.

We require a security deposit of £200 for bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Features

1 x Double bed
Sleeps two persons
Towels provided
Compact kitchen with fridge and gas hob
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446 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


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Fabulous

Simpson, Tracey - 24/11/2022

5

Another wonderful stay at Sumners ponds, this place never disappoints.A true gem in the West Sussex countryside. The accommodation and touring/camping pitches are always immaculate as are the wash facilities.The quirky cafe on the lake serves delicious food/cakes beverages.With fishing lakes for all, wether you are a budding new angler or experienced, beautiful woodland walks, small play area for the kids and totally dog friendly with their own dog meadow and woodland walk. Plenty to do in and around the local area.Can not recommend enough.

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Great weekend getaway

Carter, Louise - 24/11/2022

5

Never seen such a clean shower block

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Beautiful relaxing place.

Clark, Gill - 24/11/2022

5

We had previously stayed here in our caravan, but as we no longer have it but had a weekend booked, decided to try a Shepherd's Hut. It was fantastic,so warm and cosy with an extremely comfortable bed. We were right on the lake and enjoyed a glass of wine on the decking. Bliss!Breakfast was included and we weren't disappointed. It was great. The shiwer block is beautifully clean and warm.We will be back.

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Pitch 71 November 22

Choma, John - 23/11/2022

3

We own a dog. Was discusted how other dog owners failed to clean up after their pooches when they did a mess. As for "dogs on leads at all times" was a joke. Even had one lady at the back of our van letting her dog do it's business.

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excellent stay

Childs, Richard - 22/11/2022

5

From first arrival and a warm welcome from Debbie to our sadly short stay at Sumners, we couldn't ask for a better experience. Fishing was excellent and Robins Nest was clean and tranquil. My only pointer for future residents is if your taller than 6'4" the bed might be an isssue! many thanks we will see you soon! Chas

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Relax

Currell, Keith - 22/11/2022

4

Very quiet and relaxing

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Worth it for a discount

Porter, Phil - 21/11/2022

3

We have not been to sumners ponds for a while as the pitch prices escalated to not viable. The discount offered bought the price to acceptable. Sadly the cafe shuts at 1600 with no cooked food after 15:00. Cafe is superb during its opening hours. Loos and showers excellent. Walks good. Sadly around the lake large permanent tents are being erected so less room for caravans and motorhome and the view is not so good.

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Toilet and shower facilities very clean

Clarke, Karen - 19/11/2022

4

Always enjoy our stays here, fishing not always great. Premium pitches not easy to book as reduced because of development of accommodation

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Family weekend away

Ballantyne, Dylan - 18/11/2022

5

Very welcoming when we arrived, we only had a family pod for 2 nights however loved the stay, only tiny thing that would have been nice(on arrival we didn't get code for toilet block, unfortunately wife needed loo at night).

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Lovely couple of nights

White, Chris - 18/11/2022

5

A fantastic campsite! We received a warm welcome from the friendly site warden (and her doggo!) who told us everything we'd need for an easy, relaxing stay and provided us with a map. The shower/toilet blocks are spotlessly clean, and heated! Very appreciated in winter. Our pitch (R91) was easy to find, clean and private enough that we didn't feel overlooked. All campervan facilities i.e. water, waste disposal are easy to find and use. Very peaceful and a lovely place to walk around all the lakes and explore! Super dog friendly too. Highly recommend.

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