Sunnyside Farm, is nestled amongst the gently rolling countryside of North East Suffolk, surrounded by arable farm land, hidden out in the ‘stix’, and well off the beaten track. We can (just about) be found between the historic market towns of Halesworth, Bungay and Beccles.
This is a prime location for accessing Norfolk & Suffolk. The Broads & Waveney Valley are nearby. We are a 2 hour drive from London – 12 mins off the A12 at Blythburgh, towards Beccles, or 45 minutes from Norwich – turning left off the A145 (the old Roman Road known as ‘Stone Street’) from Bungay, at Ilketshall Saint Lawrence.
Situated near the level crossing at the edge of Westhall village, Sunnyside Farm is a short 15 minutes’ drive to the beautiful coast, heathland & beaches AONB at Covehithe and Southwold, Dunwich & Walberswick, RSPB Minsmere and Latitude Festival at Henham (only 4 miles away). All are reachable within easy cycling distance, along quiet country lanes.
The No.1 National Cycle Route passes along the end of our lane (Wangford Road/Cox Common) and we are a perfect little stop off for any weary cyclist in need of rest and a place to pitch up.
If you would like to hire bikes during your stay, we have included a link to CycleRecycle hire page here - https://www.cyclerecycleuk.com/hire.
Brampton Station only 2 miles away, on the Lowestoft to London (Liverpool Street) line - greateranglia.co.uk. If you wish to travel by rail, a pick up by taxi can be arranged with prior notice. From Brampton Station you can hop on the train to visit the nearby market towns of Halesworth, & Beccles or journey more further afield to Woodbridge or Lowestoft.
Railway walks are also becoming increasingly popular. A lovely route known as ‘Wolfpack Way’, starts from Brampton station and follows a public footpath through our yard across to the old WW2 airfield (now windfarm) at Holton to Halesworth. We will try to accommodate small walking groups if we can!
The Parish boasts many miles of quiet country lanes, bridleways and footpaths - ideal for families with dogs, walkers & cyclists, and those who may just like to stay local and abandon the car for a day or two!
The Church of St Andrews is C11th hidden gem, and well worth discovering during your stay. We can recommend a 5km circular walk to the church from the campsite - via the pub perhaps (?) for an enjoyable local ale and snack!
We can also boast about our 'dark skies' status. Enjoy the big Suffolk skies, spectacular sunsets, farmland views and experience special starry nights, whilst camping in this clear, open & unpolluted environment!
We are delighted that Westhall also has its own community pub ‘The Racehorse Inn ’ www.westhallpub.com which offers lunches, dinners & light refreshments on mid week days & weekends - only a 5 minutes stroll down the road. Perfect for hungry & thirsty campers! (booking advisable tel: 01502 575 665 or email email@example.com)