It’s so exciting when you roll up at a campsite you’ve never visited before. If it’s coastal, will you enjoy a sea view? Can you walk via the cliff tops into town? Will breakfast be ‘al fresco’?

East SussexAs our quest to find the perfect campsite continued, we embarked on an adventure from craggy Yorkshire to the rolling downs of sensational Sussex.

Who’d have thought a site sandwiched between a busy rail route to London and an industrial estate could be so beautiful, and such fun?

Ted eyes up the birdsSo it’s hats off and happy birthday to Fairfields Farm in the beautiful East Sussex village of Pevensey.

Fairfields Farm is this year celebrating 40 years in business and it’s easy to see why it’s been so popular over the decades.

It was easy to get to, no narrow twisting lanes or awkward entrances to contend with. There’s a shop on site, plenty of showers and, for bird watchers like Ted, a host of feathered friends to meet, including a proud peacock who displayed his plumes for us.

Molly meets a ponyI enjoyed an encounter with an inquisitive pony and the maid and the chauffeur enjoyed three encounters with the chippy down the road.

Pevensey and Westham railway station was just 500 yards away, taking us to Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Next time - more about pretty Pevensey and its history… and details of a nearby Club site with a dog-friendly beach!