Brick Kiln Farm

UK England East Anglia Suffolk

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Unwind at this blissfully peaceful, adults-only Suffolk camping idyll

Locating Campsea Ashe can be a little tricky. For one, the village's railway station calls itself Whickham Market. But once you've solved this riddle of the road, navigating your way through the horizon-less green fields of rural Suffolk, you'll know Brick Kiln Farm when you see it, such is the aura of utter contentment that emanates from this herbaceous hideaway.

Conveniently located just off the A12 (but not so close that the passing traffic is heard) adults-only campsite Brick Kiln Farm is helmed by the wonderfully welcoming family team of Tina – who lives onsite in a charming chocolate box cottage – along with brother Guy and their mother. Tina’s father, also called Guy, sadly passed away in December 2018. He was an integral part of daily life at Brick Kiln Farm, keeping the grounds immaculate. The main camping field, named ‘Guy’s Field’ by Tina in tribute to her late father, is a tranquil, flat one acre field with decent-sized pitches (10 x 8 metres) clearly marked. Each pitch has a firepit, with wood and kindling available to purchase on site, and cars are permitted. The neighbouring Orchard field offers a peaceful garden setting where campers can pitch their tents in secluded hedged enclosure under the shade of the fruit trees. For camping couples, the Sunset Pitch suits a single small tent, nestled in the far corner of the site and offering a peerless spot for watching dusk descend.

A pleasingly relaxed pitching policy pervades at Brick Kiln Farm. On arrival, you check yourself in at the erm… ‘check-in hut’. Look for your name and allocated pitch on the whiteboard and, if you don’t see your name, you’re free to plot up wherever you like. For any supplies purchased, an honesty system operates – simply keep a tab of any items purchased on the clipboards provided, then square things up at the hut before you leave.

Facilities-wise, Brick Kiln has elements of the traditional back-to-basics site but with lots of little touches of comfort to ensure a fuss-free stay. There's a central toilet and wash block in a converted barn, with toiletries and hair dryers thoughtfully provided, plus a kitchen/dining area with washing-up facilities, utensils, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster – all free to use. There’s a trunk full of games that you can help yourself to and a barbecue and tools for hire as well (it’s even cleaned for you afterwards). Should you wish to charge your phone, there are plugs in the seating area of the barn. You will also find books and games here if the weather is wet (or too hot for that matter!) WiFi can also be accessed in some parts of the site, though we’re sure you’ll fully embrace the digital detox during your stay at this blissfully peaceful child-free Suffolk idyll.

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Facilities

30 grass pitches; 3 showers and 3 toilets; no EHU. The kitchen area has 2 sinks, a fridge and freezer, utensils, mugs, crockery, cutlery and camp stove. Board games, outdoor games and books are available on site.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans (although there are no electric hook-ups) – yes. Children are not permitted. Group bookings or exclusive hire of site for events are available. Tina is also a Wedding, Baby Naming and Funeral Celebrant. This means she can perform your ceremony either on site or wherever you wish.

Nearby

The delights of the Suffolk Coast are easily reachable including chi-chi Aldeburgh, Southwold, and Woodbridge, plus wonderfully retro Thorpeness. The 12th century Framlingham Castle (01728 724189) and its counterpart in Orford will please the history buffs, while the twitchers can spot some of Britain's rarest birds at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve (01728 648281). For all you bargain hunters, Marlesford Mill (01728 748076) and Yoxford Antiques (01728 668844) might just hold that once-in-a-lifetime find.

Food & Drink

The Duck (01728 748439) is a pretension-free gastropub that's just a short stroll from the farm. The Ship (01728 648219) in Dunwich is rightly regarded for it's excellently executed pub grub (made with the finest locally-sourced produce) such as slow-braised Bramfield ox cheeks and bone marrow fritter. For deliciously decadent sweet treats, Pump Street Bakery (01394 459829) in Orford or The Cake Shop Bakery (01394 382515) in Woodbridge – the latter a local institution, winner as it was of ITV's Britain's Best Bakery. The farm shop at Jimmy's Farm (01473 604206) near Ipswich is brimming with lots of monsieur Oliver's mate's lovely produce. It's also allegedly home to the tastiest hotdogs around.

Opening Times

Easter – end of October.

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The Owner Says

We offer friendly and peaceful camping for adults only (18+) in a quiet, rural setting. With a friendly atmosphere, our aim is to make our guests feel at home here. We also welcome well behaved dogs although request that they are kept on a lead at all times.

Brick Kiln Farm is situated on the outskirts of the village of Campsea Ashe in unspoilt, quiet Suffolk countryside, surrounded by fields. Awake to birdsong and explore the surrounding countryside and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Pitches

30 grass camping pitches for tents, campervans and small caravans only (although, please note, there are no electric hook-ups).  

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Location

Contact Brick Kiln Farm, Campsea Ashe, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0QL

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Getting There

From A12 South: Take exit for B1078, right at top of slip road, take immediate second left after flyover. Directly opposite slip road on to A12 South.

From A12 North: Come off the A12 just after the Marlesford Farm Cafe, at cross roads turn right and follow lane to Brick Kiln. Or take exit for B1078, turn right on to lane next to slip road, almost like a U turn. Follow lane to Brick Kiln.

Wickham Market Railway Station – this is actually based in Campsea Ashe, a taxi can be booked in advance to collect and drop. Brick Kiln is a 5 minute drive but a 15-20 minute walk from the station.

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