Bright Sky Glamping

UK England South East England Kent Canterbury

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Family-friendly, bell-tent camping in a quiet countryside setting, close to the beach at Whitstable

Halfway between the cathedral city of Canterbury and the fashionable bit of the Kent coast, Bright Sky Glamping might just have the whole 'location, location, location' thing sewn up. Set on four acres of quiet Kent countryside — owners Tony and Kerry have fashioned a quiet, relaxing micro-site that is perfectly placed for strolls in ancient woodland, ambles through historic towns and days on pebble beaches alike, all within a 10-minute drive.

There are three fully furnished bell tents and one slightly roomier, desert-style Touareg tent, each comfortably sleeping four, and that's it — no more neighbours and plenty of field space for the family to play in. You can expect quiet nights and no noise, as groups aren't allowed. Parking is close to the tents, and there are wheelbarrows on hand to transport your gear — which, let's face it, will be commandeered by the kids in a matter of minutes. Inside, you have proper beds, wooden crates as bedside tables, luggage rack, shoe storage, and shelving units, plus all the pots, pans, and kitchen utensils you need. The firepit can be turned into a barbecue and there's a picnic table with bench seating for each tent. The spick-and-span washroom has showers and toilets, while the utility area boasts hot-water washing-up sinks, a fridge/freezer, and phone-charging points.

The immediate vicinity is charming and wooded, with paths through the ancient trees of Blean Woods to explore. You can buy farm-fresh eggs up the lane and pick up basic supplies at the village shop in Blean, just under a mile away. On clear nights, the stars come out to play, while if you've brought a bike you could potter up and down the traffic-free Crab and Winkle Way bicycle route and enjoy wooded rides and uninterrupted views of the Kent coast. If that's all you could do, you'd have a great time, but this is where the 'location' business really kicks in. In one direction is Canterbury, one of England's most fascinating historic cities; in the other, Whitstable, the quirky, hip fishing port that's become a byword for oysters and fresh seafood. Around 10 minutes drive puts you in either, which means everyone gets a say in the day's outing. Ancient cathedral? Go on then, as long as we can have a picnic later on the grassy banks of Tankerton Slopes, the popular family beach on the edge of Whitstable. And then back to base for marshmallows around the fire under the big, bright, summer skies of Kent.

Details

Facilities

We offer three 5m bell tents and one 5m Touareg tent. Each tent comes with a double and two single beds, with bedding, as well as a BBQ / firepit, a gas stove, cooking equipment and crockery. Facilities include two separate toilet and shower rooms, two washing up sinks with hot and cold running water and a fridge freezer. There is also an outdoor tap for drinking water.

Suitable For

The site is suitable for couples and families with children of any age. Sorry no pets allowed or large / same sex groups. 

Nearby

We are situated halfway along The Crab and Winkle Way, a charming 7.6-mile cycle path between the cathedral city of Canterbury and the harbour town of Whitstable. Along the way you’ll enjoy ancient broadleaved woodland and fine views over the Kent countryside. On our doorstep is Victory Woods a 140-hectare (350-acre) site on the western edge of one of the largest areas of continuous ancient woodland in South East England. Take in breathtaking views across the Kent coastline and nearby Blean Woods.

Food & Drink

The Goods Shed in Canterbury is a permanent indoor food market home to a number of independent food and drinks traders running numerous stalls including a cheesemakers, a butchery and a bakery. Set on Whitstable Harbour, the fish market has a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood including the famous Whitstable oysters. 

Open

Last week of July–second week of September.

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The Owner Says

Set within 4 acres of Kent countryside, this small quiet site is an ideal place to relax and unwind this summer. Ideally located for exploring the nearby coastal town of Whitstable or the historical city of Canterbury, both less than 10 minutes drive away. Explore the nearby ancient woodland of Blean Woods National Nature Reserve that has a wealth of wildlife and many great walking and cycling paths. A pub and village shop can be found just over a mile away.

Accommodation

Three five-metre bell tents, plus one larger Tuareg tent, each sleeping four people.

Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
5m Bell Tent which sleeps 4

Touareg Tent

Grass pitch Sleeps 4
The Touareg is a modern take on the classic bell tent and gives you more space and features.

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Location

Contact Bright Sky Glamping, Chapter Farm, Denstroude Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9JU

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Getting There

By Car: From M2 coastbound continue on A299 Margate/Ramsgate for 5 minutes take exit to Canterbury A290, take 3rd exit at second roundabout continue on A290 for 5 minutes, take right turn onto Denstroude Lane. Chapter Farm will be on the right.

From A2 Londonbound take exit to Canterbury, turn right onto A28 and follow A28 to a roundabout. Take 1st exit onto Rheims Way then left again onto A2050. At the roundabout take 3rd exit onto London Road, at roundabout take 1st exit onto the A290 Whitstable Road. After you go through the village of Blean and past the Royal Oak pub take the next left which is Denstroude Lane. Chapter Farm will be on the right. Please drive carefully as the lane is narrow in parts.
Nearest Station:  Canterbury West Station is approximately 3.7 miles. High speed services to and from London St. Pancras. Bus services run every 15 minutes during the day from the central bus station and a bus stop is located 0.5 miles away from Chapter Farm.

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