First of all, I’d like to thank all my wonderful guests for their great reviews again this year, even though, at the very start of the 2014 season, our park was carrying out major construction works, only a short distance away from both of our holiday letting units, one area being cleared to make way for new lodges, and the other area being turned into a showground. I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the inconvenience to my guests, but not only was this work started without us having any prior notice, but also totally out of my control.  There was traffic disruption, dust in the air, forest paths being closed making entry into the forest difficult, mud on the roads, not to mention the noise from the to-ing and fro-ing of the dumper trucks, it was an absolute nightmare. On top of this, I myself had broken a finger in April, so was housebound for 3 months, unable to come and introduce myself or keep the vans as clean and tidy as I like to have them, but from the reviews, I see that my helpful cleaning couple managed to keep them up to my exacting standards.


Anyway, I can now assure you that the construction work has  been completed, the entrances into the forest have now been reinstated, along with some lovely newly laid paths, so 2015 should be a much more enjoyable time for you on this beautiful park, as I know a lot of your are coming back for more to enjoy a lovely peaceful week exploring the area with your furry friends. Thank you all for your tolerance and for giving me such wonderful reviews as always.


Here are some of your reviews, the good, the bad and the downright ugly, of which, I’m pleased to say, there weren’t any!:

“Thank you Helen for our perfect mini break. It was our 15 week old cockapoo’s first holiday and it really couldn’t of been any better……” Lin, Dave and Bertie

“Sparky and Ginny loved the garden although Sparky kept barking at the dumper trucks that kept passing. Had the best sleep ever. The pillows are from Dunelm Mill, right next door to Pets @ Home, we bought ourselves a pillow each duck feather down, caravan so clean and comfy….” Ann, Fred, Sparky & Ginny

“….the best and cleanest caravan we have ever stayed in…” Patricia, Steve, Andrew and Beau

“Had a wonderful honeymoon holiday with our dogs. This is our 2nd time, we have been here and loved it as much as the last time” Grant & Kelly, Rosie & Ty

“There’s one word to describe this place “unique”. We liked the quiet and great caravan and garden, but we did not like the hills and one way sections……” Stephen, Cheryl, Kimberley, Georgia and the woofters Leila and Tilly

“Home from Home!!!! Well, what can we say! We had a wonderful break here in Sussex. Went for walks in the woods, went to Camber Sands twice (would recommend as a must for all visitors) lovely and sandy and great for tiring the dogs out. I truly thank you for your hospitality and know that the dogs will sleep for hours on his return home. Will most definitely come again and works on site didn’t bother us one little bit!” Sarah, John, David & Scooter (sprocker)

“Lovely clean caravan, everything we needed. Very pretty park although hilly. Constructions traffic didn’t bother us at all, the dog friendly garden is a big plus, would definitely come back” Margaret & Brian, Steve & Tricia and Elsa the labradoodle.

“…..we are very grateful that you are so dog friendly Helen” Ameyla, Gracy, Genny, Davy and Barry

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were amazed at all the little extras you have thought of that make the van homely and dog friendly….”Kerrie, Neil and Erni

“A lovely, clean, comfy and well equipped caravan. Excellent base for so many historical sites, attractions and coastal resorts…..” Eric, Jen and Freddie

“….You must visit the Redoubt Museum in Eastbourne if you are into millitaria, excellent display plus numerous Victoria crosses. This caravan is perfect for us and have had a wonderful time during our stay” Glyn & Margaret from Sheffield

“Had a lovely, relaxing time, very dog friendly – loved it!!!”

“We are most impressed by your mobile home, it is comfortable, warm and has good facilities. Our attraction was your dog friendly attitude and you have catered for our “Rosie” John, Angela, Sam & Rosie

“What a find!!!! Somewhere that for once welcomes dogs!!!We have been staying in basic caravans for over 20 years as dogs only allowed in these……”Philip & Jemi ps. Neighbours lovely – even cleaned my car!!!!

“We would just like to say how much we have enjoyed our week in your lovely holiday house. Besides being spotlessly clean and comfy, the little touches you have added make a real difference…….” Heather, Bill & Flinn

“Thanks Helen, lovely caravan!! Had lovely walks in Hastings Country Park, Alexander Park, Coombe Valley Park, Battle very good as well” Anne & Bill

“The best Dog Friendly Caravan – EVER! Just a thought…your caravan should be called “Home Sweet Home” instead of The Poppies, as that is exactly what it is LOL” Kath, Sue and George *woof woof*


“Thank you for a lovely holiday. The caravan was everything you said it would be” Katherine, Brian & Poppy

“Thank you so much for hiring us your caravan. It was “home from home” and wonderfully equipped, we could not have wished for more….” Frank, Steph & Toby

“Once again, had a lovely holiday here at the Poppies, just wish it could have been longer…..”Sharon, Ron Harvey & Bailey

“Once again had a lovely stay at The Poppies, couldn’t bring dogs as both were in season, never mind, we will be back again next year with them both” Maureen, Derek Jeff & Mary

“Caravan was lovely. Rosie dog was comfy. The gas fire is lovely. Helen has done really well with it, but lack of things for teens to do was a shame……”

“What could be nicer, flowers, chocs *yum yum* and a nice cup of tea! Bailey and Murphy say woof woof thankyyou very much for all their treats……” Ken, Maureen, Dave, Margaret, Bailey & Murphy

“Had a lovely week, the caravan had everything needed. Would have cut the grass if you had left a mower lol……” Vanessa Trevor Toby & Dixie

“We have had a wonderful time – the best dog friendly caravan we have EVER stayed in. Thank you for all the thoughtful things you provided, we loved staying here, it is so homely, and we will be booking again!” Sue, Dave, Winston & Harvey woof woof

“On arriving at Poppies, we were very pleased with the interior, clean, spacious & loved the red theme running through (even the dog’s bowl!)……” Heather, George & Evie the jr


“We have to say, this is one of the very best dog friendly caravans we have ever stayed in. The caravan is very bright and very clean. The mattress and feathered pillows were very, very comfortable. It was also nice to be able to let our dog roam in the caravan with the doors open knowing he was so safe. The pink folder and leaflets were very helpful and informative too……l”Alan, Jean and Marley


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12.08 | 12:26

just spent a lovely week at Helen's poppy caravan, it was lovely very clean and plenty big enough for the 5 of us, the best caravan holiday we have had. thank u

09.07 | 18:38

Helen's caravan was perfect for us - clean & comfy, pretty site and great for our two dogs. She thinks of everything and would love to return again one day.

25.06 | 22:06

Your caravan is just what we are looking for the garden is fenced safe for our very friendly spinone Luka .We usually have a wk in June 2019

03.08 | 20:59

This was the best caravan I have ever stayed in. Really lovely location, much more ntrtesting than previous sites I have stayed in. Had a real woody feel to it.

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