- A five-metre bell tent set up with everything you need for a comfortable glamping stay
- Fire pit, grill and gas stove available for al fresco dining
- Pitched in a rural meadow with a back-to-basics feel
The Owner Says
Each tent is uniquely stylised and accessorised with themes/names like; Alice in Wonderland, Romantic Ratten, Under the sea, Farm yard Friends, Colourful Scandi & 70’s soft filter!
Bell tents are fully furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay including a comfortable double mattress bed and linen, king-size duvet, six pillows, bottom sheet, throws and hot water bottles. Fantastic kids' bunk beds are also available.
The tents are internally lit with solar and LED lighting and also contain bedside tables, an Ottoman trunk box filled with blankets, rugs, a cool box, crockery box with cutlery, frying pan, saucepan, washing up items, BBQ equipment, glasses and wine glasses as well as a vanity mirror, coat stand, books, board games and surprises - not to mention slippers and an umbrella!
Fridges for ice packs are available at the main house. Outside the tent, you'll find a fire pit, pop-up grill, camping gas stove and outdoor seating.
A wood-fired pizza oven will be available for making your own pizzas and the shop will stock essential items such as wood, kindling, fire lighters, head torches, organic meats, raw milk from the local diary and quirky local crafted items. A range of freshly made coffees available.
Features & FacilitiesComposting loos, converted horsebox showers, standing pipe taps dotted around the site, plus a new undercover 99% recycled washing-up station and a wood-fired pizza oven. The bell tents include a comfy double mattress and bunk beds with all the bedding, assorted furniture, books, board games, plus an firepit and grill outside with seating. There is a swing in the oak tree and good walks from the campsite gate. Campfires are permitted with each pitch. Bike hire & canoe excursions available.
ActivitiesTake the short journey to one of England's most venerable cities, Canterbury, with its historic cathedral (01227 762862), ancient castle ruins (01227 378100) and fantastic museums. There is plenty to make for a good day trip, including punting (07786 332666) on the river or weekend concerts in the Dane John Gardens (01227 378100). Heading south will take you to the coast and the Cinque Ports of Dover and Hythe, the front to continental Europe and full of nautical history. Dover Castle (01304 211067) is an iconic structure above the white cliffs, while further east Walmer Castle (01304 364288) is also worth a visit. Dymchurch beach stretches along to the promontory of Dungeness, a strange but interesting site for a convivial little community. Closer to home, forget the car and enjoy The Kent Downs (01303 815170), perfect for cycling and walking with the notable North Downs Way passing close to the campsite.
Food & DrinkHome made wood fired pizzas available on one of the nights during your weekend. There is a great village shop in Stelling Minnis and the local garage at the top of the lane has just about all the basics. An abundance of fresh produce is available from Farm Shops and local farmers markets in Wye. Perry Court Farm Shop (01233 812408) serves amazing apple juice and veg with fish fresh off the boats from the coast on Friday and Saturday. Potten Farm Shop (01303 814804) and Ripple Farm Organics (01227 730898) are also local gems. There are excellent pubs near the campsite, including The Bowl Inn (01233 750354) in Hastingleigh, The Tiger Inn (01303 862130) in Stowting, The Five Bells (01303 813334) in Brabourne, Timber Batts (01233 750237) in Bodsham, The George (01227 709170) on Stone Street and Hop Pocket (01227 709866) in Bossingham.
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Sat Nav co-ordinates are: 51.159752, 1.038184
From Ashford/Folkstone M20, Exit Junction 11 and follow signs for Canterbury on the B2068 (Stone Street). Continue on this road for 4.6 miles as you drive up to the top of the downs. When you get to Six Mile Garage on the left you need to make a left hand turn down a very narrow lane. Not the first left signposted “Stowting” the other left with a sign saying 6.6” Drive SLOWLY down this track past half dozen houses until you come to a sharp cornerthe entrance to The Sunny Field is the gate on this corner.
From Canterbury Take the old Dover road out of Canterbury. Turn Right past the Kent cricket ground on to B2068 Nackington Road. Follow B2068 for 7.6 miles. Take a right when you see a sign pointing saying “Maxted Street”. Follow this narrow lane at the T junction take a right. Drive SLOWLY down this track past half dozen houses until you come to a sharp cornerthe entrance to The Sunny Field is the gate on this corner.