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Bodiam Boating Station

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All reviewssteam traincamping weekendfire pitgreat campsitelocal pubperfect weekendshower facilitiesboating stationfish and chipslong weekendgreat place to staytwo night staywharf cafehire kayaksrowingpitchesrye
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stayed at BBS for 2 nights recently with our campervan as a family of four. For us this is a perfect site: independently owned, not too many (and spacious) pitches, a wonderful cafe on site, pub in walking distance and plenty to do on its...More

Thank Glessing_Lane
Response from Vanessa F, Manager at Bodiam Boating StationResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for taking the times to write us a review and I'm glad you enjoyed your time here camping and made full use of the cafe and boating! We agree that the showers and toilets need rethinking so have put a plan into action...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

After a mix up with where our tent should go and the help from staff to relocate and the complementary wine to apologise we had a brilliant time. Never been camping before and spent so little time by the tent. There is so much to...More

Thank Pete D
Response from Vanessa F, Manager at Bodiam Boating StationResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and glad you agree that there is a lot to do and see here. We are already taking bookings for next year so look forward to...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stayed for 3 nights with friends, all with young families. The campsite was perfect, lovely family atmosphere, great location with lovely view of steam trains, river and cows! Facilities clean and cafe lovely. Would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

After years of travelling for hours to reach a camp site just to be rained on for 3 nights, this year we decided to pick somewhere a bit closer to home. Our group consisted of 4 families (15 people, youngest 10yrs), all travelling from different...More

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Response from Vanessa F, Manager at Bodiam Boating StationResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and lovely review. We definitely recommend booking all the boats so as not to be disappointed, especially with large groups. Hopefully we have you all stay with us again next year, get...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed warmly. The atmosphere in the cafe and campsite is so relaxed and friendly. The staff cannot do enough to help. We booked a fire-pit and it was brought over to our pitch with wood and marshmallows. We...More

Thank Claire J
Response from Vanessa F, Manager at Bodiam Boating StationResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. The shower are basically brand new, only being built 2 years ago, and they are cleaned 4-5 times a day but we know that after campers with muddy feet...More

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Jeff W
1 July 2016|
Response from BodiamBoatingStation | Property representative |
Yes it is as per Rother Fishing Association. We sell permits on their behalf & rod licence req. & parking fee applies. Hope this helps
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"Pitches 10 - 15 have slightly more protection should the wind get up as there is a 6ft fence running behind..."
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"Get at the front to see the sunset."
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"Just bring your tent!"
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"Electric hook ups are closer to the vehicle noise"
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