Bell tent (13 at The Sunnyfield)
- 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.
About The Sunnyfield
Suitable ForTents, campervans, groups, families and dogs – yes. Caravans and motorhomes – no.
NearbyTake 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.
Site ReviewsAdd Your Review
Rated ★★★★★ over 117 reviews
We'll be back!
Great campsite but the glamping experience was not as portrayed
Response from The Sunnyfield
Thank you Meera for your feedback we welcome all response from campers and glampers so that we can continue to strive to keep the Sunnyfield experience as good as possible. As a small family run campsite we offer an off grid back to basics campsite where the simple things in life can be experienced; beautiful campsite in an ANOB, light pollution free sky’s for star gazing and sitting around a campfire.
When we received your booking we were slightly concerned about your stay due to the number of emails you sent with numerous questions you sent in multiple emails and your admission of being a novice camper. We get a lot of first time campers which is great and always try to answer these questions individually and follow up with a clear sheet of what is included in your bell tent and where you would be pitched. This did not include games due to Covid measures and was not mentioned on any of the information sent to you.
I know everything was detailed and as explained being an off grid campsite the freezer with ice packs is located by the farm house, a short 2 min drive down the hill, the majority of glampers in the top field tie in ice pack swapping with going out for the day. Each bell tent is individually decorated and we are sorry you found the styling of your tent underwhelming. We provided everything as per the information you were sent. We get a lot of positive feedback and requests for the pitch you were in being a prime west facing sunset spot looking cross the valley. We offer glamping tents in the top field and orchard but made sure with your last minute booking and friends booking that you were pitched together in one of our best spots.
I’m so glad you loved the campsite location, compost loos, showers and coffee, and look forward to welcoming you back any time.
Sunnyfield is perfect
Idyllic camping experience
The Sunnyfield is located at Maxted Street, Nr Stelling Minnis, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6DJ
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.