"Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite - a unique and beautiful spot, set in tranquil West Sussex countryside with great facilities - all surrounded by 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture."
The campsite itself boasts high quality facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm and of course our 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 the and around the site. Sumners Ponds is an ideal touring base, with many beautiful towns and villages nearby. Access to the South Downs and the coast is easy, while Brighton is half an hour by car and London only an hour away. There really is something for everyone.
The campsite can accommodate caravans, motorhomes, campervans, tents and trailer tents across the four camping areas at Sumners Ponds. All the pitches on Bluebell Park, Ribbon Park and Sumners Park have electric hook-up and are a mixture of gravel (hardstanding) and grass. The Rally Field, our non-electric area is open at weekends through the summer months and is for tents only for back-to-basic camping.
There are two lakeside log cabins both situated on the Sumners Lake and each has its own character and charm with stunning views across the water all year round. Both cabins are light and spacious, tastefully furnished and are fully equipped to a high standard. This is the top end of the accommodation that we offer and are perfect for everyone, especially those wanting to fish!
Sumners Ponds is home to four quirky and beautiful handcrafted Shepherd's Huts which can accommodate up to two people in each. They're perfect for a quick stop over and a romantic few nights away and are all situated in the Sumners Park area of the site so have superb views across the Sumners Lake and Farm Pond. Best of all this accommodation is run on a B&B basis so breakfast at The Cafe by the Lake is included each morning! Please note that the Lakeside Shepherd's Huts are not suitable for fishing.
Our Safari Tent, Swallow's Hide really is the ultimate in luxury camping and perfect for those who want to 'ease themselves into camping'! Situated on the bank of the Sumners Lake the outlook and atmosphere is unrivalled. The Safari Tent can accommodate up to four people across two bedrooms so is ideally for small families especially nature lovers and anglers.
The original glamping accommodation, Camping Pods are perfect for those that want the camping experience but don't want to set up and then take down a tent. Plus you have comforts such as lockable door, heating, lighting and electricity. Our pods are otherwise unfurnished so you need to bring all your camping equipment with you such as bedding. This means you can set your Camping Pod is whatever format works for you. The Lakeside Pods are ideal for fishing too!