UK England South East England Kent Maidstone Rankins Farm

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
Spacious and well equipped glamping pod in the peaceful Kent countryside
  • Well-insulated with double-glazed doors and underfloor heating
  • Fitted kitchenette, with a fridge and two-ring electric hob
  • Smart, space saving double bed and comfortable sofa bed

The Owner Says

Each glamping pod is fully self-contained, well-insulated with double glazed doors and lighting inside and out, and contains a double bed and sofa bed. Pods are equipped with an en-suite bathroom and a fitted kitchenette, which includes a fridge with mini freezer compartment, sink, 2 ring electric hob, toaster, kettle and a microwave. You will find cutlery, crockery, saucepans, bbq set and utensils. Your bed linen and towels re also provided. Underfloor heating is installed to ensure maximum comfort during your stay. Not only do you have a foldaway table and chairs inside the pod, out the front you will find your own seating area, with a picnic bench and a personal steel fire pit/barbecue, all overlooking our breathtaking scenery. There is a Pentaque area and a small adventure playground to keep you amused or perhaps you would rather hire an electric bike and take in the scenery around, which we can easily arrange hire for you. We also have WIFI available for you to connect to.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Rankins Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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Features & Facilities

All pods are en-suite (shower, toilet, washbasin, heated towel rail, toiletries, towels e.t.c.) and sleep up to 4 people on a double bed and a pull-out sofa bed (bedding and linen provided). Each pod has underfloor heating and a compact kitchen space with a microwave oven, 2-ring hob, sink, fridge, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery and utensils. There is also a fire pit for BBQs and campfires outside, with wood sold on site. The "Blistering Beast" for communal use – an amazing wood-burning pizza oven that can also be used for roasting or cooked breakfasts (and then all sit together in the new wooden gazebo and enjoy your surroundings). WiFi throughout the site. The glamping site has a small adventure playground and a boules pitch, with games such as giant jenga available to use.


As the landing point for European invaders, Kent is home to heaps of castles, a handful of which are within easy reach of Rankins Farm. One of the best kept is Leeds Castle , a mere 7 miles away. Dating back almost 900 years, the castle has undergone a series of makeovers, from a Norman stronghold to a Tudor palace, to a privately owned home during the Jacobean era. It also served as a place of detention for Dutch prisoners of war in the 17th century and a hospital in World War II. Today, the 500-acre estate greets over 200,000 visitors a year, with activities during school holidays. Moated Bodiam Castle, built during the hundred years’ war, is a half-hour drive and still retains such features as wooden portcullis and a look-out tower that you can climb, with guided walks available. Hever Castle , childhood residence of Anne Boleyn, is also 45 minutes away, while the 460-acre Sissinghurst Estate (18 minutes drive) is more renowned for its gardens than the building itself. For further culture, it's a 15-minute drive from Rankins Farm to Maidstone, home of the Maidstone Museum , where highlights include a Solomon Island canoe and an excellently preserved Egyptian mummy, and the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages  from horse-drawn sleighs to the original ice cream cart. Maidstone's town park, Mote Park, is also great for families, with two children’s play areas, a free BMX track and a host of walking and cycling trails. For a real breath of fresh air, though, drive the 25 minutes to Bedgebury Pinetum, home to one of the world’s largest conifer collections and a fantastic place for family picnics or to Bewl Water, an 800-acre site that's a boon for wildlife lovers (be sure to bring your binoculars). The Kent Downs AONB is also on the doorstep, with the Pilgrim’s Way the best known of the local walking routes through the area.

Food & Drink

Supermarket deliveries to the glampsite are welcome if you want to use the pods kitchen facilities. Located a mile up the road on Linton Hill, The Bull (01622 743612) shares the same spectacular views as the farm, and is the ideal place to enjoy a drink in summer. The bar serves cask and keg ales from Shepherd Neame, and there’s a cosy restaurant too (traditional carvery on Sundays). If you like your booze straight from the source, though, The Musket Brewery (01622 749931) in Linton (1.2 miles) started production in October 2013 producing fantastic Real Ales using the finest malts and Kentish hops.  They have now opened The Armoury which is open on a  Friday (16:00–20:00ish!) and Saturday open 11.00am - 20:00ish! For wine, try the Hush Heath Winery (01622 832794), the only English vineyard dedicated to the production of rosé sparkling wine. A range of tours and tastings are offered to visitors all year round, with guests invited to try the wines and ciders, and dine at the estate’s pub, The Goudhurst Inn (01580 211451).
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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews


Valentines getaway

We loved our stay at Rankins farm, the pods are cosy and have anything you could possible need and more. The owners are lovely and show you round your pod on arrival. By the entrance there is a little shed to buy more woods, fresh juice and equipment for “the beast” we absalutly loved our stay and will defiantly be returning in the summer. The weather was a big let down on our stay with storm Denis. We highly recommend and can not thank Rankins farm enough for a wonderful stay. It is defiantly worth the money!
Feb 17, 2020 by Jordan and Ellena

Response from Rankins Farm

Thank you both so much for your lovely review, we so enjoyed meeting you and it was just such a shame about Denis!! Next time we will try and arrange good weather!!! Best wishes Tony and Sarah


Fantastic glamping pods in beautiful Kent

We had a wonderful stay at Rankins Farm. The hosts are brilliant - helpful without being intrusive - and the pods are beautiful, really well equipped (you don't need to bring a lot of stuff imo) and much bigger than they appear in the images (we were 2 adults, 2 children). The area is safe, pretty and the kids loved the playground area. Don't forget to check out the farm shop. The fruits are delicious. We loved the pods but the best thing is the proximity to so many wonderful areas of Kent. Do go to Leeds Castle and Bewel Water.

Response from Rankins Farm

Thank you so much for your lovely review we so enjoyed meeting you and we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves, and also that Owlie made it home safely! We hope to see you all again. 

Beautiful place for relaxing holidays

Liked the beautiful and cozy little pods which had all the modern facilities inside it. The open farm area outside the pods was such a relaxing place to spend the evening with a spectacular view of sunset. Our hosts Sarah & Tony such a lovely & friendly couple...provided everything that we asked for.thank you for making our stay memorable.Would definitely visit again in future.
Jul 16, 2019 by Vinay

Response from Rankins Farm

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was so lovely to meet you and we hope you had a lovely anniversary. We look forward to seeing you again and again thank you for your review. 


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Getting There

Leave Maidstone in a southerly direction following sign posts for Hastings on the A229 (Sutton Road and Loose Road). Drive through Loose village on the A229 to the Linton crossroads. Continue straight on down Linton Hill, passing The Bull pub on your right hand side. After ¾-mile turn right into Rankins Farm (if you reach the Stile Bridge pub, you have gone too far). Go up the main drive and follow the farm road round to the right – there are signs directing you to the glamping site car park.

Staplehurst station and Marden station are both around 5 miles from Rankins Farm but from there you'll need to take a taxi.