Grass pitch

UK England South East England Kent Ashford The Sunnyfield

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
Basic grass pitch (no electricity) suitable for tents.

The Owner Says

Camp fires, wildlife, spacious pitches, a secluded meadow, games pitches, trees to climb and swing in.

The Sunny Field campsite is a chance for you and your family to connect with nature. A sense of discovery awaits as you drive up the narrow lanes and the camping meadow slowly reveals itself. It is a safe place for children to roam freely and explore.

Each of our pitches can accommodate most sized tents and we hope you create your own unique camp

To ensure that you have the space and peace to enjoy your stay here, each pitch is separated from neighbouring campers by wild grass and meadow flowers.

We have pitches in both the main camping meadow and in the field below, so there is plenty of space in the 8 acre field.

The site is situated towards the top of the hill and benefits from all day long sun (subject to availability!)

Camp fires are allowed in the fire pits provided.

We have built a couple of compost loos on site that are cleaned regularly, as well as standpipe taps dotted around the site for fresh drinking water. The showers on site are in old horse boxes, but other than that you're on your own!

About The Sunnyfield

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, groups, families and dogs – yes. Caravans and motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Take 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 & Drink

Home 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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Rated ★★★★★ over 110 reviews

★★★★★

Great weekend in beautiful campsite

Just returned from staying at The Sunnyfield and had such a lovely time. Good size pitches with a good distance away from other tents. Nice and quiet at night with no noisy groups keeping us awake, we had 2 young children with us so this makes a massive different to our sleep! The pizzas were fantastic and i'd highly recommend you order them when you stay here. Can't fault this place at all! Will be coming back next year.
Sep 21, 2020 by David
★★★★☆

Fantastic vista and close to lots of great sights

Really well set up campsite. The compost loos and showers were super clean and the spacing between pitches meant you could play music all run around with kids without disturbing your neighbours. Lovely spot for having a fire and watching the stars or accessing vineyards, the coast, Canterbury, or countryside walks and pubs. It would have been nice to have had someone there whilst we were checking out (as we needed to get our fire pit deposit back) and there were quite a few families waiting. But otherwise a great stay. The pizzas were divine. Hope to be back next year.
Sep 21, 2020 by Kim Perkins Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely site, very spacious pitches

We had a last minute new tent test weekend at Sunnyfield. Very big pitches, space for our 7.5m x 3.5m tent and a separate tarp cooking area and space to play frizby in between. Stunning area, middle of no where, clear night skies, no light pollution apart from camp fires. Lovely off road walk to local pub 4K away. Very tall compost loos so no smells! Amazing showers, like a wet room in a boutique hotel. Thinking about returning already.
★★★★★

What every camping experience should be like

What a wonderful approach to camping: getting back to the roots and ethos of camping. Minimising waste, environmental impact etc. Maximising peace, tranquility, closeness to nature. All this is made possible by the approach of the owners. And for those worrying about negotiating a compost loo - don't worry. They were absolutly spotless. The way the pitches are set out avoids all the worry of overcrowding, and the addition of the on site pizzas and coffee was the icing on the cake. Or was it gazing at the stars...or watching the sun rise...
★★★★☆

Space space space - proper camping!

The absence of cars in the camping fields and enormous (In camping terms) distance between the very generously sized pitches were the big winners for us. Also no busy road anywhere in the vicinity so the peaceful vibe is guaranteed. If this floats your boat then you will love this place. The local pub (The George) is a wonderful place for a drink in the garden watching the sun go down, and for food. Michael (the lovely landlord) even put on a vegetarian special for us - so kind - and his apple pie is to die for! Couple of minor points (and feel free to correct if necc) - as far as we could make out the shed in Sunnyfield was only open in the afternoon/early eve when we were there so I guess the morning coffee is down the hill at the Farmhouse? Also after a great storm overnight we struggled for any hot water when washing up but maybe this was a one off - possibly weather related. We found some from a wash-station eventually so all good in the end). Also some basics for sale on site (milk, bread etc) would be appreciated and would seem to fit the eco vibe rather than individuals having to drive out to the nearest village shop (the advice we were given). I noticed they do have a weekly delivery to Site on a Friday so that's a plus if your stay coincides (ours didn't unfortunately). All in all though this site is special, and we hope to come back soon!! 💖💕
Aug 28, 2020 by Tim
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Location

The Sunnyfield is located at Maxted Street, Nr Stelling Minnis, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6DJ

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Getting There

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.