Lillyroo's

UK England South East England Kent Deal

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Camping and glamping near the Kent coast, with campfires and a good on-site bar

An hour-and-a-half out of London, there's a sweet spot in the Kent countryside. It's midway between the ancient towns of Sandwich and Deal and a short drive from the beaches at Margate, the cliffs at Dover and the city of Canterbury too. It sits in countryside so close to the coast that seagulls fly over; a short walk from a farm shop, a pub and a nature reserve. It’s here, in this sweet spot, that you’ll find Lillyroos; a camping and glamping site with campfires allowed – and a bar.

It's very much a family-friendly place and while kids will be thrilled to discover the goats and the chickens on site, mums and dads will be grateful for the G&T they can order to celebrate setting up tent. Come here and in addition to letting someone else pour the drinks, you can forget about cooking, if you want. There’s a kitchen, a chef and a menu of locally-sourced food. On night one of your stay, it's a godsend. For the rest of the time: pure pleasure. Breakfasts, dinners, real coffee, Kentish wines and locally-brewed beer are all on offer at this rustic, festoon-lit bar that's set up in a re-purposed farm building. Next door, the barn offers an equally pleasant place to hang out undercover with leather sofas warmed by a log-burning stove and a big screen for movie nights. It's the inside brought out to the field, but it'll be the field that you came for, so what of that?

Lillyroos is set up in three grassy acres that are surrounded and sheltered by neat rows of mature trees and neighboured by fields full of crops. There are ten simple grass pitches for campers and ten well-spaced bell tents for glampers. Two are unfurnished, fuss-free, good-value and dog-friendly. The others have made-up beds, fairy lights and log-burners. Campfires are allowed in off-ground fire pits that are provided for bell tent guests and available to hire for the regular camping crew.

This sweet spot in the south east is within easy reach of some big Kent attractions; Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral among them. Our advice is to visit those on your way to or from your holiday and, instead, spend days in between savouring the lower key, local attractions that surround the campsite itself. Walk straight out into marshy countryside to spot birds, explore neighbouring Betteshanger Park, cycle to Sandwich to eat fish and chips on the quay or go crabbing off Deal's little pier. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Lillyroo's with the Cool Camping 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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Details

Facilities

There are eight toilets and four showers plus two open-air sinks for washing up. Two bell tents are hired out unfurnished, while eight are furnished with made-up double beds and single futons, a log-burning stove, bunting, fairy lights and seating inside and out. Each has a fire pit. For campers with their own tents, fire pits are available to hire (or you can bring your own) and logs are for sale. There is also a fully-licensed (and well-stocked) bar on site offering local food and drinks and the barn, a cosy indoor space, with a log burner, comfy seating and a big screen that's sometimes used for showing films. There's also covered outdoor seating too.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, small campervans, groups, dogs (in unfurnished bell tents and BYO pitches only) – yes. Caravans, motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Betteshanger Park (01304 619227), a country park on the site of a former colliery, is just over a mile down the road. It has walking and cycling trails, play equipment and lots of events throughout the year. Just beyond it is Cottington Lakes Fishery (01304 380691) with a selection of lakes for anglers. The historic towns of Sandwich and Deal are within cycling distance of site (three and four miles away, respectively). The Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory field centre is just outside town and provides information on nature reserves and places to spot birds and wildlife. You can also walk directly there from site on local footpaths through marsh land. There are also wildlife boat tours, including seal-spotting, from Sandwich harbour with Sandwich River Bus (07958 376183). It's just a short drive (15 miles) to Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral, to the sandy beaches and seaside towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate or to historic Dover Castle (0370 3331181). Kids will love the exotic animals at Howletts Wild animal Park (11 miles away) and Wingham Wildlife Park (eight miles) – where life-sized dinosaur models are almost as exciting for younger kids. Older ones, and adults, might be more interested in the canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding on the River Stour. You can hire vessels for a paddle from Canoe Wild (07947 835688) 11 miles away.

Food & Drink

There is a fully-licensed (and well-stocked) bar on site offering locally-sourced food and drinks, including proper coffee. At the end of the lane, you'll find well-stocked Algar Lodge Farm Shop, which can cater for all your picnic and campfire cooking supplies, and there's a pub right over the road too. But those in the know stick with drinks at the on-site bar or head out to one of three recommended pubs just a mile away; The Crown (01304 612555) or the St Crispin Inn (01304 612081), which you'll need to get in the car for, or The Blue Pigeons (01304 613233), which is a pleasant walk away. For fish and chips, head to Sandwich and enjoy them from the quayside or head to Deal to pick up some fresh fish to cook back on site.

Open

April–October.

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

Our Mission - Life, Balance, Relaxation

We believe in building equilibrium into your life — taking the time to rest and unwind from the daily grind to focus on yourself and the wonders of nature. Eco-Friendly Lillyroo's Glamping provides you with a quintessential experience of the beautiful natural environment of this part of Kent.

Social Distancing Measures

During the road map role out and in accordance to Government restrictions the number of glamping tents and BYO pitches available will vary to allow us to adhere to the COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 Guidance.

  • Contactless/Card payments only.
  • 10 metre distance between each glamping tent.
  • The outdoor seating area has been arranged to allow for social distancing and drinks will be table or delivery service as the indoor bar and barn area will be closed off for guests use.
  • We have a list of local food delivery/takeaway options.
  • Request to keep 2m social distance when walking around the site at all times.
  • Additional hand sanitisers located around the site.
  • Additional deep cleaning of all facilities and on a more frequent basis including anti- bacterial fogging between each booking

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Accommodation

10 bell tents and 10 grass camping pitches.

Furnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 9 Available
Treat yourself to a furnished bell tent with real beds for up to 4 people. Each comes fully kitted out with everything you need for a fantastic stay.

Barn Hire

Private room Sleeps 1
Exclusive Barn hire - minimum 4 hours

Part-Furnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 2 Available
Our part-furnished bell tents are ideal if you would like to bring your own pillows and duvets. We also have 2 part-furnished bell tents that are suitable for dogs with dog friendly matting. Please put a note on the booking or call us if you are bringing your four legged friend!

BYO Tent/Camper-van

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 10 Available
We have grass pitches available for tents, trailer tents and campervans (e.g. small retro or modern VWs or Bongos). We do not have electric pitches, but mobile phone charging and ice-block freezing is available – please just ask. Dogs are allowed on grass pitches, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

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Location

Contact Lillyroo's, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent CT14 0AT

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Getting There

From London, head south on the M2 and the A2 past the Canterbury turn off. Exit on to the A257 towards Bridge, Winham and Sandwich. follow all the way to the outskirts of Sandwich (about 10 miles) to a roundabout where you take the third exit for the A256 towards Dover. At the next roundabout take the first exit on to Deal Road (A258). After about two miles, the entrance to Lillyroos is signposted on the left just after the Coach and Horses pub.

The closest railway station is at Sandwich, three miles away. From there, you can book a taxi – or contact David on site and he may be able to pick you up.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Amazing!

This is our second time staying at LilyRoos. Last year we camped on site but this year we stayed two nights glamping in the Bell Tents which are beautifully furnished and so comfortable. The facilities are spotless throughout and always a warm and hospitable welcome. We enjoyed the Breakfast Baps, really good coffee and even had an evening meal there, ordered in advance the night before. Just a fantastic experience all round and in the most beautiful of settings. Love it! See you next time. AnT & Russell XX
★★★★★

beautiful setting and warmest of welcomes

We had a fab time at Lillyroo's with our two girls aged 4 and 6. The owners are so welcoming and kind and they have created a lovely little rustic spot. The birds wake you up in the morning and the trees in the wind make the most magical sound. Thank you so much for having us - we will be back :)
May 4, 2021 by Louise
★★★★★

Fantastic experience

Very friendly welcome as we turned up on site. Everything from the tent to the shower block, toilets and field are ckean and tidy. The bar area is amazing. Nice long quiet walks through the nature areas next to the site with good pubs at the end of the walk. Would highly recommend a visit.

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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