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 not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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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 8 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 3 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 18 reviews

★★★★★

Beat campsite we have ever stayed at!!

From start to finish the hosts were fantastic, warm, helpful, full of local knowledge. Clean campsite, nice and quiet, great facilities (especially beer on tap 😉) We had a slight hint of rain one evening and the Barn with tv's and log burners ment we didnt have to stay in the tent!! Dog friendly too so our frenchie could join us! Would highly recommend this site and we will be back for sure. Lovely farm shop which is walkable and the beach was only a short drive!!
Jul 23, 2021 by Ria Kirby Verified Review
★★★★★

Absolutely Fantastic Camping and Glamping

Dave and his team run a brilliant eco friendly site, amenities are excellent, warm and friendly hospitality. The food on site is very tasty, the Chefs do a great job, and the bar is also well stocked. Well appointed and spacious bell tents, clean and comfortable wash facilities. Dave, Sarah and the team were fantastic hosts, nothing too much trouble. Looking forward to returning as soon as possible!
Jul 19, 2021 by Karim Bouali Verified Review
★★★★★

A totally brilliant camping weekend

What a fabulous site - gin bar, goats, great showers and amazing food. 21 very happy campers who will definetly be back.
★★★★★

Fabulous glamping, great experience

We had a really good time - it was our first tie glamping and we loved it. The staff looked after us so well. The facilities were clean and nice. There was a small children's playground on site, which my toddler enjoyed. There are also goats and chickens - also a big hit. The campsite is within easy reach of lots of lovely places on the Kent coast.
★★★★★

Excellent!

Just had the most fabulous stay at Lillyroo's! Am very much a camping novice and feared it wouldn't really suit me but I loved it! The staff were lovely. Everything was super clean and Covid compliant. Great facilities: lovely bed, secure bell tent with log burner and funky lighting, plenty of loo and shower facilities, affordable bar and great selection of food, Huge barn with big screen showing full Netflix selection and separate TV area --- even an open-top shower. Perfect. Thanks - we'll do it again!
Jul 7, 2021 by Sarah Jones
★★★★★

Just perfect

Lillyroo's what can I say! A little gem of a place! We booked at quote short notice as our event that we were supposed to attending was canceled and we wasn't disappointed! Everything about the site was just perfect..when we arrived we were very much made welcome the owner and staff were very friendly and helpful, the facilities were spotlessly clean. The converted bar and lounging area was welcoming although we catered for ourselves the food look very varied..had a lovely little play area and the glamping tents looked amazing...have recommended to friends and we will be returning
Jul 5, 2021 by Linda Mann Verified Review
★★★★★

Clean, easy, nice space

Nice & small site, friendly and great for the children. Highly recommended x
Jun 28, 2021 by May Burke Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely mid-week break

Beautiful site, lovely breakfast (rest of the menu looked good but we had other plans). Friendly hosts and always around to provide booze or a cup of tea. Some nice touch facilities for a campsite. Was quiet when we went mid week which was great, will be a good atmosphere on busy weekends I’m sure. Cheers!
★★★★★

Perfect stay

Beautiful place for all ages. Nothing was too much trouble, owners and staff are natural hosts. Love the attention to details. Thank you, we'll be back. x
★★★★★

Super fun

We had such a wonderful introduction to Glamping at Lillyroos. It’s a really lovely site. We were 5 families who were looked after incredibly well. The beds in the bell tents were super comfortable. I was 36 weeks pregnant and had no trouble all weekend. We ate 2 of the 3 nights on site as opposed to cooking and it was delicious. The kids absolutely loved it too. The goats, chickens, playground, bouncing castle! Dave was an incredible host. I can’t wait to book again . I’ve been told the gin bar will be ready!!
Jun 12, 2021 by Grainne Verified Review
★★★★★

What a find!

We have just returned from a glorious 2 night stay at Lillyroo’s in our VW campervan, and we had an excellent time! The owners (Sally & Dave), couldn’t have been nicer, or more helpful. The site has everything you need, including a really cool G&T bar and delicious food available to order. The toilets, showers, and all facilities were very clean, and the site is bbq, firepit and dog friendly! The location is great for walking out to Sandwich, Worth, Deal and beyond, or cycling on or off road if that’s your thing. They also have fully furnished glamping tents, if you want a more lux experience. Can’t wait to visit again! Matt & Alex xx
Jun 11, 2021 by Matt Walsh Verified Review
★★★★★

5 star camping

Small and very friendly campsite, great for kids with a play area, bouncy castle, goats, chickens and plenty of space to run around. This was our first Glamping experience and felt luxurious compared to our usual camping. Toilets and showers were spotlessly clean. There is a kitchen and bar on site, the food was delicious and along with a G&T from the bar, made first night set up very relaxing. The owners of the site were always on hand to help and make sure everyone was happy. Great area with lots to do and a fantastic farm shop just up the road. We will definitely be back. There is a bar and kitchen on site, which was great - food was fresh and delicious. with the owners always on hand to help. Our first time Glamping and will definitely be back.Brilliant site, toilets and showers were spotlessly clean.
★★★★★

Family glamping

We went to Lilyroos glamping as a family on the bank holiday weekend of May 2021 we all had a lovely time very welcoming. Lots of space for children to play a small playground and animals and a bouncy castle the kids had so much fun. There is a lot of places near by to go for a day out. The food at the bar was amazing. The toilet and showers where keep clean and tidy. We had an amazing time thank you Lillyroos.
Jun 5, 2021 by Claire Ogden
★★★★★

Amazing Bell Tents!

We stayed in one of the bell tents at LillyRoo’s in April. The tents were immaculate with lots of lovely little touches and very comfy beds. The whole camp site is lovely, very clean and well organised. Showers and bathrooms are kept spotless. Having the goats, chickens and little play area is a great addition for the kids! The hosts are so lovely - very welcoming and helpful. They make you feel at home straight away and can’t do enough for you, from filling up the kids hot water bottles to putting a film on for them to watch via projector in the cosy barn area. We had a great time and would definitely return!
★★★★★

Fantastic site

A lovely small site. Owners are very friendly and they are Dog friendly, there are fields around the site so great for walks. Definitely returning.
★★★★★

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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