A great camping experience for the whole family

About Us

THE HISTORY OF SWISS FARM

Swiss Farm was taken over by the Borlase family in 1946. In those days most of the land
was used for dairy cattle and a few chickens. Customers would stay on the farm in bell tents, often visiting from London and storing their belongings in the farm buildings.
In 1968, Harold William Borlase handed the business to his son Stephen who set about building up a poultry business on the farm with 25,000 chickens and bringing in pedigree beef cattle. As farming became less and less profitable, Stephen turned his attention towards tourism and put together an ambitious schedule of building work and landscaping. Nearly 30 years later, in 1997, the business was taken over by his son, Joseph, who has continued to improve the park by introducing new goals to ensure Swiss Farm provides the very best camping experience.

In 2008 we started to introduce all weather pitches to the park and re surface roads and car parks. We also started to refurbish our main facility block.

2009 saw the full refurbishment of our second facility block and the upgrading of our water and electric systems.

In 2010 we refurbished 43 pitches and landscaped a large section of the park  continuing to refurbish the park facilities, adding flower beds and trees.

In 2011 we built a new reception and added a small shop for the convenience of customers. We also refurbished the bar area.

 in 2012 we upgraded the ladies shower facilities, resurfaced the park entrance road and added new signage. We achieved our goal of becoming an AA 5 pennant park!

For the 2013 season we have completed a massive refurbishment of a large section of the park. This included new roads, 39 super pitches, new service points and recycling, landscaping and tree planting as well as new footpaths and park lighting. We will also be introducing a new toddlers playground in the bar garden!

THE FUTURE FOR SWISS FARM 

For the 2014 season we hope  to refurbish the swimming pool and add a childrens paddling area as well as replacing the play frame in field 2 with a new adventure playground in a newly cleared area next to the camping area. 

We have enjoyed watching the park improve over the last few years and will continue to invest in providing the best camping experience possible. We are lucky to have very loyal customers who continue to promote the park through recomendation and we hope to continue to live up to their expectations!

The Farm

We have introduced animals to the farm for the first time in 15 years. Customers will now be able to see the following (depending on the season)
Rare breed Berkshire pigs
A pedigree heard of Sussex cattle. The heard will be sold at the end of 2013 to make way for a nature area and dog walk. 
A mixture of sheep breeds
Our animals are all free range and are kept to the highest welfare standards. 

Our green credentials

We know that our customers come to us to spend time in the countryside and to enjoy being surrounded by nature so we would like to look after our part of the world. For this reason we have introduced the following initiatives:

Solar: We have installed solar panels to heat the water from the showers

Water: We pump all our own water from a deep well on the park. This is then taken through a filtration plant and then an Ultra Violet machine to ensure that it passes all the necessary purity tests.

Recycling: We now have the facility to recycle plastics, paper and bottles

Please fill out our quick questionaire to let us know how we are doing! To participate please CLICK HERE

 

 

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Just a fantastic weekend at Swiss Farm - our first visit. The staff could not do enough for us, flexible and friendly throughout. Mr Sullivan 2012

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