Camping - The Grove

The Grove

The Grove is a small grassy glade surrounded by mature broadleaf woodland, making it an ideal space for family and friends to gather in a woodland setting, The Grove has capacity for seven, 8m x 10m pitches to accommodate a maximum of 30 people.  We are offering The Grove as an exclusive use site. Please give us a ring to see how we can make this space work for you.

Camping in The Grove provides a ‘wild camping’ experience with a communal campfire site and is a great place to explore the surrounding woodland.  

Access to The Grove is via a woodland track, with the last 150 metres completed on foot.

Due to its location, there is no electric hook-up option but compostable toilets and a cold water hand washing sink will be available.  Showering is a 10-minute walk to the main house complex. To enable social distancing, times will need to be booked with camp reception.

To book this exclusive location contact us on 01424 892244

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Camping Activities

In addition to exploring the grounds of Ashburnham Place, with its secret grotto, walled garden and Grecian style ‘Look Out’, there is a network of woodland and lakeside paths to be enjoyed. We take view that camping is a time to slow down, relax and immerse yourself in nature. Whilst you’re with us why not try the following:

  • Lake Water Swimming
  • Defined swimming area
  • Lifeguard Present
  • Starts at £2.00 each
  • Family cycle around Broad Water Lake.
  • Bring your bicycles
  • Bring your rowing boats
  • Enjoy the peace
  • Experience the lakes
Orangery Tea Room
Orangery Tea Room
  • On-site Tea Room
  • Hot drinks
  • Cakes & Cream Teas
  • Light lunches,  
Football and Volley Ball
Football and Volley Ball
  • All age 5 aside football
  • Why not have a go at volleyball
  • Nets provided.
Camping policy overview
Covid19 policy

Pricing for Camping

Families and individual campers welcome.  Groups by prior agreement only.  Minimum two-night stay.

Arrival time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Departure time: 8 am – 12 pm 

South Lawn
Standard Family Pitch 8m x 10m.  £25 All tents, including guy ropes must remain within the 8m x 10m pitch.
Small pitch 6m x 6m.  £20 per night.  We have a limited number of smaller pitches in a semi-woodland setting, suitable for a single person or couple.

The Grove
Exclusive use site, up to a maximum of 30 people. £125/night.  Minimum 2-night stay.  It will be the responsibility of the group organiser to ensure that social distancing measures are adhered to. There is sufficient space for a maximum of 7 family pitches (10m x 8m) at 6-metre spacing.

Booked daily at Camp Reception
Adult £3.00 swim per day, subject to availability
Child £2.00 swim per day, subject to availability 

The lake is deep and shelving and, as such, not suitable for non-swimmers.

'Launching fee £10 per day payable online or at Camp Reception.(Life jackets must be worn at all times when on the water, regardless of age or swimming ability).’

Fire Pits
Hire from £10 per day. (This will include a fire pit, firelighter, kindling and logs for the evening). 

For those bringing their own fire pits, an evening’s supply of wood can be purchased for £5 (This will include firelighter, kindling and logs for the evening). 

Visit the Orangery Tea Room
Visit the Orangery Tea Room
<p>The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes</p>

The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes

<p>Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation</p>

Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation

<p>Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.</p>

Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.

<p>A look at the history of Ashburnham Place</p>

A look at the history of Ashburnham Place

What people say
What people say

Our church weekend was the best we have had for years. The location, the facilities and the staff were outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.