The Sunnyfield

UK England South East England Kent Ashford

A convivial weekend-only campsite set across two hilltop meadows in the Garden of England, with campfires permitted and glamping options too.

A few years ago, Sasha and Philip bought the fifteen grassy acres of Little Pett Bottom Farm and it wasn’t long before they were lured outside by the colourful wildflowers and dark, starry skies. After camping amid the greenery of their private paddock with family and friends, they began to realise how much fun could be had by pitching a tent on their doorstep. Now they have unbolted the meadow gate, set down the basic facilities and opened up their pristine pastures to the everyday camper.

Nestled in the Kent Downs, surrounded by ancient trees, The Sunnyfield boasts a hilltop position that's blessed with sunlight all day long (hence the name). Arrival is tinged with anticipation as you wind your way through narrow lanes, the banks overgrown with cow parsley and long grass, to this truly secluded spot in the Kentish countryside. As you pull through the gate, you’re greeted with a generous open space for just 25 pitches of various sizes and a car-free site perfect for kids. Down in the orchard, a separate meadow away from the main camping field, Philip & Sasha have set up a separate glamping space with up to 10 fully furnished bell tents, plus a communal campfire pit and a cosy field shelter. You can rent a single tent or hire the whole field exclusively, while glampers with camping friends can also pitch together.

Refreshingly understated, ablutions consist of composting loos and cleverly-converted horsebox showers, while standing pipe taps are dotted around the site supplying easy access to running water. There's also a new undercover washing-up station, so you can wash up in the dry. Other than that, this is an unadulterated meadow and it's such simplicity that creates the real charm of the site. It provides a rustic, traditional camping experience, with campfires at each pitch and dogs welcomed. When you’re done larking in the flowers or clambering among the trees, it's just a short stroll over to the fantastic Italian outdoor oven, where wood-fired pizzas are served. In the shed, meanwhile, morning lattes are served to thirsty campers and there's the occasional option of yoga (information is emailed to campers before they arrive, along side any other food evenings and events).

Such a secluded setting need not cut you off entirely and those willing to re-emerge from their cocoon in the countryside will find themselves poised to make the most of South East England. By car the beaches of Dymchurch, Sandgate and Folkestone are less than half an hour away, while historic Canterbury with its distinctive cathedral is just a 15-minute drive. Then of course there are the myriad quaint local villages with excellent pubs and restaurants, while top walking and cycling routes are on the doorstep for those who want a more vehicle-free holiday. The Sunnyfield can put you in touch with a local independent bike shop if you need route advice or want to hire a bike, while canoe trips can also be arranged.

The Sunny Field is the working definition of ‘simple but effective’. Sasha and Philip saw a space made perfect for camping and thought, 'if something ain't broke, don't fix it!' Wildlife still enlivens the hedgerows and tranquility is still the word – rural camping at its best.

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The campsite owner says

The Sunnyfield campsite is a tents, campervans & glamping only campsite for lovers of real camping and their families. Our simple car-free meadow camping pitches are large and spacious and come with their own camp firepit. We welcome groups – it's a great place for groups of friends to get together.

Wheel barrows are provided to take your kit to your pitch, hot showers are provided in horse boxes, we have our wood-fired pizza oven in operation usually one of the nights over weekend and delicious coffee available mornings in the recycled shed - we only use coffee thats roasted 3 miles away and milk from local diary 4 miles away !

The Sunnyfield Campsite is nestled in the heart of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close to the coast. Surrounded by idyllic countryside, overlooking fields, a valley and teeming with wildlife all around. It is a stress-free environment, a great place to unwind and just relax.

This beautiful site provides access to fantastic walking and biking from your doorstep with the nearby North Downs Way and excellent cycle routes. Alternatively you can just relax and enjoy the peaceful and secluded location. Being in the "Garden of England" we are surrounded by an abundance of delicious local produce to enjoy whilst watching the sun going down.

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