Find the perfect holiday retreat


Stay with us

Stunning locations are a rare find. Whether you’re escaping the stresses of life for a long weekend of complete relaxation, or spending time with the kids on a summer adventure, we have the facilities to cater for all your holiday needs: 8 grades of affordable accommodation, astonishing views and woodland walks, and a 300+ touring field for those who prefer to holiday in the great outdoors.

Have fun with us

For those of you who prefer to immerse yourselves in fancy dress fuelled evenings, we often host weird and wonderful events in correlation with the Town’s historic entertainment schedule. Jack in the Green celebrations, Carnival week and Pirate night, alongside talent competitions, game shows and weekly bingo nights in the summer holidays!

Stay up-to-date with our upcoming events and like us on Facebook for regular updates.

Celebrate with us

Book a table in The Retreat for a family meal. With seasonal entertainment, an area for the kids to play, and a fantastic selection of locally sourced food on offer… we have all the ingredients for a perfect get-together.

Catering for more? Check out our venue hire page for more information about holding your event here, at The Retreat.

Relax with us

Sink into a hot tub with the sun on your face and a bottle of bubbly. Stroll across the Glen and navigate the miles of country-parkland that surround us. Pop into our tea rooms for a slice of your favourite and a cup of barista coffee.

The possibilities of relaxation are endless, here at Shear Barn Holiday Park.

Tripadvisor Reviews

Hayley M
Hayley M
Lovely midweek break We stayed here for a Mon-Fri staycation and it was perfect for what we wanted. We had a lodge in the lakeside section and I have to say the lodge was so clean that we thought we were the first people to stay in it! It was well equipped with a welcome pack containing a few tea bags etc and washing up liquid etc and the bottle of hand sanitiser was a nice touch! The only thing that was missing was oven gloves! The beach was about 30-45 min walk away and it is uneven so some people may prefer to drive. We didn't use any of the facilities on the park such as the restaurant as we chose to venture further afield. We would definitely return!
4 night stay in September 2020 Lakeside 133 was our accommodation and it was well presented with fully equipped kitchen. Spacious, with modern decor. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this holiday park in the future. The extra amenities were not open due to the Covid situation and we therefore couldn't comment on them.
Ian J
Ian J
Great place to stay!! Family Holiday. Just returned from a week's stay at Shearbarn, 2 Adults and 11 year old. We had a lodge - 9 Gelnside. Fantastic lodge with newly renovated outside decking with Hot tub. Location was perfect with Seaviews to the front and Country Park to the side. Inside was very clean and spacious (unit had been sanatized well) Alcohol hand wash, Antibacterial soap, Tea Coffee etc, Towels all supplied. Also had Iron and Ironing board. Very comfortable lodge everything you needed to cook. Site was very clean and well kept. Bar/restaurant was organised well for social distancing. We ate here twice not a massive selection (may be limited menu due to covid) but both meals very tasty and well priced. Pool was obviously closed. Barrier on entry via key fob supplied and security at night. Hastings can be driven in under 10 Mins (we loved the old town and rock a nore beach). Aldi under 10 mins away for supplies but also small shop onsite. Various takeaways close by and delivery to the front entrance. Staff all very happy and friendly. Would definitely visit again. Great break in these strange times.
John B
John B
Great Stay! We stayed this week for 4 nights with our grandchildren in Wood End 8.I had read a couple of negative reviews about the lodge but we found it spotless with everything we needed in it.The only downside was the Wifi which was very poor.The jacuzzi was great,our grandchildren were in it all the time! The staff on the site were excellent. I emailed Hoeseasons (who we booked through)about the hot tub about a week before the holiday,they did not even bother to reply.I also tried to phone Hoeseasons and was told by recording that they were busy so to call another time.In the end I emailed the Shearbarn reception and got an instant friendly reply.Great customer service!The site was clean .The indoor pool was closed unfortunately but think this was a maintenance issue .We will recommend to others
Great Weekend Booked a 3 night long weekend and we stayed in Lakeside 10 absolutely lovely and clean accommodation with the added bonus of a very nice hot tub sunk into the decking. Great location nice walk into Hastings and lovely seeing the badgers coming upto the decking in the evenings. Had a couple of drinks in the bar and also had Sunday lunch in the restaurant which was very nice. Couldn’t fault it and would return.
Wonderful accommodation, site and staff We stayed in the Ocean View 7 Lodge in July 2020. The lodge was amazing, well equipped, very clean and modern. The hot tub and decking was very spacious and clean. I cannot fault Shear Barn staff at all, so very helpful and polite and would always go the extra mile, especially Michelle. Friendly service in the restaurant and bar considering visiting soon after the lock down. Cant wait to book for next year. May I recommend that you book directly with Shear Barn NOT Hoseasons (very bad experience with a very unprofessional company)

Shear Barn Holiday Park

The Planned Re-opening

Welcome Back!

During these uncertain times it is our priority to ensure our team, owners and guests are safe.
We are remaining positive and hope to be more operational this season, however this does depend on restrictions in place throughout 2021 season.

We are pleased to announce that Shear Barn Holiday Park will begin its re-opening on Monday 12th April.
Please note that all information is subject to change

Monday 12th April

Lodge Holidays
The park is operating a 'Stay Safe Staycation'
Each of our lodges are deep-cleaned and fogged with a dry sanitiser for extra precaution, they are then sealed ready for our guests.

Food & Beverage
The Retreat will be operating as a takeaway bar, and there will be a food van situated in the car park outside the main complex building serving a mixed menu. Full information can be provided at reception.

Lodge Ownership Enquiries
We are currently answering Lodge Ownership enquiries via email and telephone. Viewings are by appointment only, these can be booked via reception for after the 12th April.

Monday 17th May

Touring field re-opens
Touring & Camping Holidays can commence, and shared facilities will re-open for our customers.

The Retreat Bar
Information to follow.

The swimming pool and Tea rooms will remain closed until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with us:
01424 423 583 or