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Peaceful spot and thoughtful hosts, handy for the North Downs Way
I stayed one night at Pete's Field, breaking up a two-day walk on the North Downs Way (Wye to Dover). It was in a great location for that and the site itself is on a farm in a very small village - but it does have a pub that serves food. The hosts, Amy and Pete, were helpful and thoughtful. The site is simple but well-equipped with lovely details - including a rainy-day container-living-room, providing somewhere to sit and admire the view, but also books, maps, utensils for camp cooking and various other handy things. Flushing loos, a washing-up station and bucket showers - but otherwise just really simple and peaceful. It suited my mood after a day of walking by myself - really relaxed. And with a sheltered spot to pitch my tent in, I slept well despite it being quite windy. I'd highly recommend.
Petes Field - ROCKS !!!
Not to be mistaken for Petersfield, Petes field is just fabulous. Back to basics in the nicest mist natural way, Pete and Amy are fabulous hosts who make everyone feel very welcome and at home. The amenities are great and the Showers are just LEGENDARY !!!! I am an avid camper and re-visit great campsites frequently. Petes Field is now No1 on my list for Campsites to revisit. See you again soon Pete & Amy xx :)
First time camping with our little ones
Pete’s Field was awesome. This is the first time camping since we had the kids so the pre-pitched, beds and cooking equipment all included bell tent was the perfect way to introduce them. They loved it, the rope swings and hammocks were a bonus too but just seeing them run around a huge field, meet and play with other kids was lovely. The facilities are basic but everything you need and it’s a great way to get away for a relaxing break! We will definitely be back!
Beautiful site, very peaceful and green. Well equipped with good facilities, loved the bucket showers! Very friendly owners too. Great place for a peaceful break.
Well equipped field
Great campsite, which pitches decently spaced and some stunning sunsets. Fire pits are great and there are decent Loo's and other facilities. The couple who run it were awesome too, lending us some tools to put our BBQ together and offering lots of advice on the local area. Will go again!
Perfect escape from London
Pete's field was exactly what we were looking for; very basic, no frills, nestled in nature. The fast train from St. Pancras meant it was a short and comfortable journey. We had our own fire pit, Pete and Amy provided all the basics we needed - firewood, kindling and wine glasses! We met some beautiful horses, had a pint in the quaint pub nearby and watched shooting stars. The North Downs Way is just a short walk away and if you get up early you can manage a swim in the sea! Amy and Pete were extremely helpful and made our weekend even more enjoyable.
Calm, clean and simple
Veldig fin plass for en rolig og nedpå teltturopplevelse! Lovely open field with simple and clean amenities for a calm and easy tenting experience. Only stayed one night,but Amy and Pete provided a warm welcome and plenty of good tips for local walks in the time I had. Fire pits are provided for each pitch so I could keep to my own timetable. Will definitely stay again in future!
Simple camping, well-done
One farmers field, a clean toilet block, 2 bucket showers, a laid back vibe and 2 super hosts. Thats what you get at Pete's field. We were lucky enough to book at Pete's field for the August bank holiday weekend, so enjoyed some amazing weather. We arrived early and were greeted by Pete who gave us a friendly welcome and a brief intro to the site and some tips on where might be a good place to pitch. His partner Amy also gave us some excellent tips on where to go locally for good food and beaches. The BEST thing about this site is that it's clearly run by 2 people who love camping and put the whole experience above all else so they have restricted the field to just 20 pitches. This meant that even on the Saturday night when it was full, it didn't feel full with plenty of space for everyone and the kids to run around and make noise without worry. Bliss. Facilities were simple and clean, with 2 superb outdoor bucket showers (with hot water). They also don't allow cars onto the camping field at all, preferring you instead to transfer your gear to your pitch by large sturdy wheelbarrows. It might take you a few trips but it's worth it. Pete and Amy were ever present comping on the field too, so always around to answer any questions. There is also a simple store where you can get fire wood and kindling and a few other bits using an honesty box system. It was a fantastic little place to camp, with great hosts and a great atmosphere. Just simple camping, really well-done. oh and if you're into aviation, you can enjoy (in good weather) plenty of spitfire flypasts, coastguard helicopters and cool little Battle of Britain museum at (what was) RAF Hawkinge, just a mile down the road.
One night stay Bank Holiday Weekend
This was our second year at Pete's Field and we were really happy with our return visit. The site was very busy but we still enjoyed the views, peace and tranquillity and the open fire in the evening - everyone seemed to respect the time to keep the noise down. Really appreciate the eco friendly approach with providing washing up liquid and toiletries For us, it is very near to where we live but could be absolutely miles away!
Just precisely what we were looking for.
What a lovely laid back place this is. The field slopes somewhat and you can’t take your car in, but on the other paw, the slope gives everyone a nice view and there are no cars cluttering up the place, also allowing the kids free reign (wheelbarrows available pitching for the purpose of). The quiet policy and no dogs policy add to the general tranquillity as do Pete and Amy who can be found camping at the site, unflustered and welcoming. We intended to nip down the road to The Cat & Custard Pot, but couldn’t really tear ourselves away from the place once we settled in. The fire pits are also a nice touch, swings and hammocks are hidden in the trees and there is a portacabin with local information and some local produce for sale, books and games and what seem like spare pots etc should you need them. The small toilet block was nice and clean, the outdoor bucket showers some may find daunting, but be reassured they do the job and are really quite fun. We were only there one night, so did not explore too far, Folkestone is a short drive away and is a seaside town of many parts, but I get the feeling that if we’d stayed longer we wouldn’t be straying too far from the field.
What an amazing experience. Pete and Amy have created something really special here. We stayed in a bell tent which was beautiful, clean and well equipped. The bucket showers were a highlight! Views from our tent were gorgeous as were the sunsets! The surrounding area is superb, we loved the miniature railway, Lower Leas Coastal Park, fish and chips on Dymchurch beach and live music on the Harbour Arm. Just perfect!
Friendly eco camping at its best
A brilliant family friendly field where we were warmly met by the owners Amy and Pete. The field is car free (wheelbarrows are on hand to ferry your stuff around) which was perfect for the kids and provided a fantastic space for our 'little explorers' (6, 3 and 1 year olds) to roam and find exciting bugs, critters and places like 'The Shave'. The bucket showers and outdoor washing up facilities added to the wonderful experience and kept the kids chatting for hours. Amy and Pete were ever ready with wood for the firepits, advice for the surrounding area and a friendly chat. All of this is close to Folkestone and the beautiful Kent coastline, with the field getting stunning views, beautiful sunsets and fantastic night skies. A site worthy of a return visit.
Super gezellige camping heel rustig gelegen in de natuur
De 'belly tent' was heel ruim met alle comfort, alles wat je nodig hebt om te koken, leuk met de plaats waar je vuurtje kan stoken. Sanitair tip top en de openlucht douche is super. Echt een aanrader!!
Children's first camping experience.
Thankfully our children's first experience of camping was at Pete's Field with host's Pete & Amy. Welcomed by them both on arrival, shown clean and what I would consider great camping facilities, was a lovely surprise. We felt very relaxed here and I enjoyed seeing the children explore in a safe, peaceful, outdoor, learning and fun environment. Roasting marshmallows on the BBQ and seeing the stars and planet's from our tent at night was the icing on the cake. The children said they would love to go camping again!!
(If it rain's we also really enjoyed Folkstone Museum)
Great camping in lovely part of England
We have stayed twice now and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. It is a large field with plenty of room, and the hosts could not be more helpful. Allows camp fires (always a bonus) and there is a nice pub virtually on site with pretty good food. There is plenty to explore close by- Folkestone, Hythe, Deal. We popped in to St Margaret's Bay on the way home- this was lovely and good food in the pub. Highly recommended
After an amazing stay last year my family and I returned to find everything just as we remembered. Cosy campfires, toasting marshmallows under starry skies, ample of space for the boys to explore and those amazing bucket showers! Pete and Amy were as welcoming as ever, happy to chat and on hand if needed. Can not wait to make it 3 in a row next year. Thank you Pete and Amy!
Best Camping Experience Ever
Best camping experience @ Pete's Field. Beautiful site with lots of room for kids to run around. The bucket showers are a lovely touch and the facilities are first class. Pete & Immy are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. I will be back for sure next year. Thanks for a great break. Stephane & Immy
An escape from it all, with lovely touches to make the camping experience that little bit more special!
A lovely experience all round - every little detail had been considered by Amy and Pete, who incidentally couldn't be nicer! I stayed with a group of friends and all the kids, and we caught up around the campfire watching an amazing sunset. It was just really really lovely. The campsite is away from the hustle and bustle and thats what I loved. Plenty of space to go for hikes and exploring nature, but also close enough to lovely little towns. All in all, had a great experience and am looking forward to next years pop up camping with Amy and Pete already!
Lovely, relaxed camp fun
We had a really lovely time over bank holiday. It’s a super chilled campsite with a nice relaxed vibe. Amy & Pete are great hosts and the campsite is perfect for escaping to the countryside and switching off. I even braved the bucket shower and they were fab! We will be back thank you xx
The best time out!
We had such a nice bank holiday weekend at Pete's Field. Our 7 year old son (little Pete!) loved the running around and playing footie with other campers. He enjoyed the bucket showers so much he wants one in our garden! The website describes basic camping but hosts Amy & Pete have put so much effort and detail into the site that enhances the experience. Their knowledge and passion really shows and they couldn't have been more accommodating especially during some unfortunate weather drama. Despite the rain it was amazing to leave our phones and tablets behind and take some quality, family time out in this lovely setting. We will definitely be back next year and hope to try one of the very lovely bell tents.
What a lovely campsite. Gorgeous views, everything you need, chilled out, clean, quiet, great location - the only issue is that we only had a weekend there. Really hope you're back next year as we'll definitely be back. Thank you for a great weekend to see out the summer!
Pete and Amy are most welcoming and have done everything to make it comfortable. The view from the top of the field was awesome and its in a lovely, quiet part of the world. We gazed at the stars at night in perfect tranquility. There was a lovely feel to Pete's field and I cannot recommend this enough. It was good for families like ours, but was not overrun with noisy kids!
Camping at its best!
Awesome stay at Pete’s field! Kids absolutely loved it - running free & enjoying nature at its best! Amy and Pete are the best hosts and very experienced campers ... they know exactly how to provide an amazing camping experience for all. At Pete’s field, there is something for everyone, can’t wait for next time!
Peaceful family fun
This small campsite is well thought out, Amy and Pete couldn't have been more helpful and I loved all the little touches designed to make your camping experience the best it could be. Thanks for a lovely time.
Tranquil back to basics camping - loved it.
Amy and Pete, thank you. Bucket showers, envigorating and hot. Camp fires burning. Marshmallow overload - sweet sticky and fun. We’ll be back.
The best few days off I've had in years
We stayed in a bell tent with our 5 year old. So comfortable and spacious with beautiful views. Everything has been thought of here cf. other recent reviews. Our daughter loved playing with other children and there was simply no stress wondering where she might be as every bit of the field is visible from anywhere. The loos are spotless...in fact everything is spotless. Pete and Amy do everything to make your stay pleasant and hassle free. Our daughter went paddling at nearby Hythe where you can buy excellent caught today fish (£4 got us 2 fillets of sea Bass which we cooked in butter over the excellent fire bowls). Lots to do nearby but I was happiest just chilling on site watching my daughter play with new friends in safety and outside . A great place and we will be back next year for longer. Congratulations . Marcus, Ag and Roxy
A slice of heaven in Kent
We stayed at Pete’s Field for 4 nights from 19th-23rd August in one of their bell tents and were very sad to have to leave and go back to reality! Amy and Pete were incredible and have so much knowledge and experience that there is nothing they haven’t thought of to make a stay on Pete’s Field absolutely brilliant. The bell tents are beautiful with comfortable beds for the adults and kids and all the things you could possibly need for your stay - kettle, pots, pans, gas stove, cutlery, cups, glasses, plates etc. All you need to bring is your bedding, clothes and food. We have a 5 year old and a 2 year old who fell in love with camping and played for hours with new friends they made from other tents. The field is so open they can roam and play and you can keep an eye on them really easily. Highlights were definitely the tree swing, cooking on the campfire, toasting marshmallows, the brilliant hot water bucket showers and the little hut selling lovely local produce. They also have a great ‘waste not, want not’ box with things that other campers have left behind in case they might be useful to others. Pete’s Field is really close to lots of attractions, villages and beaches so we also managed to have fish & chips on hythe seafront, go walking in Lyminge forest and spend a day at Port Lympne wildlife park - all within 10/15 minutes drive. We really can’t recommend Pete’s Field enough, and we will DEFINITELY be back next year!
Perfect in every way.
We loved our short 3 night camping experience at 'Pete's Field'. Amy & Pete are so friendly and welcoming and they have thought of every detail to make staying here superb. The toilets are clean and well maintained. The Bucket shower was very effective and rather good fun to use. Washing up sinks very well designed and include eco liquid and nice dish brushes. Good recycling facilities. The honesty shop is a great idea and being able to grab some very keenly priced cold beers from the cooler box and leave the money in the jar was a really nice touch. There are great views from the top of the field, all in all one of our new favourite camp sites. We can't wait to return next year.
Stunning views and beautiful sunsets
It was a lovely field, clean facilities and bucket showers, first time we had tried them but very refreshing, hot and eco-friendly! Amy and Pete were very friendly, they have a great well stocked "shop/station" with a few leaflets/ toys and all you need to share and enjoy your stay.
Beautiful quiet campsite
We took our 18 month year old on her first camping experience and Pete’s Field was the perfect place. Amy and Pete were helpful and welcoming, and the bell tent we stayed in was absolutely gorgeous - Amy had organised a travel cot and some toys for us, and they had provided everything else we needed. My daughter loved running free in the field, picking blackberries and using the outdoor bucket shower, and my partner loved tending the campfire (and I loved that he had all the appropriate tools and fire gloves). The hot bucket shower was a real treat, much more beautifully constructed than I was expecting from a pop up campsite! We had a lovely stay thank you, looking forward to coming back next year.
Well-run relaxed countryside-feel campsite
We had a lovely stay on this very relaxed feeling site. Amy and Pete are great hosts, very friendly but not intrusive. Highlights were the campfires, lovely scenery, bucket showers, swing for the children and bonus that no cars on the actual site. I would definitely stay if travelling via the eurotunnel which would be very convenient, and the bell tents looks ideal if didn’t have your own camping gear. We spent a happy few days and kept busy and entertained despite not brilliant weather, with Dover castle, Canterbury and the cathedral and Battle of Britain memorial museum. All in all a great stay and lovely site
Child-friendly campsite and beautiful views
I took my little girl to Pete's Field for her first camping trip, staying with my sister-in-law's family and we had an amazing time. The kids loved running around the field, playing on the rope swing and trying out the (surprisingly warm) bucket showers. Yes, we had a few hiccups -(high winds and inclement weather scuppered our first night and the toddler forced me out of my bed onto the hard floor on the second) but Pete and Amy's wonderful hosting, attention to detail and the amazing location made it all worthwhile. I am already planning to come back next year - only next time, I think I'll book a bell tent with the large comfy bed!
Wow! What a great campsite
Just stayed for 1 night & had a great time, what a lovely campsite! The bucket showers were amazing 👍😊
A beautiful spot with great hosts
We stayed in one of the beautiful, very well furnished bell tents overlooking golden corn fields. Amy and Pete were lovely hosts and the little touches - such as lovely wooden toys for the tiny campers - made for a very special weekend.
Wonderful, peaceful setting with fantastic hosts
We had a great overnight stay at Pete's field. Amy and Pete were very welcoming and accommodating. The bell tent was so homely. Great for kids and adults alike! The fire pit and views were the icing on the cake!
Definitely cool camping with a very personal and familiar service
We stayed one night with a tent and three children. Had we known this campsite earlier we would have stayed some days more. Tents a placed on a wide and open field which gives you the impression to be somewhere in the countryside but not an campsite. We enjoyed especially the bucket showers (with warm) water and the open air dishwashing sinks. Both campsite hosts are very friendly and helpful and we wish them lots of success for their brand new campsite project.
Idyllic couple of days
I spent a couple of night’s at Pete’s Field with my two children and we loved it. The location and scenery is beautiful, the bell tents are great and the bucket showers amazing on a hot day. Amy and Pete are lovely hosts and have got everything just right. Definitely think about coming back next year.
Relaxing and peaceful
I spent 2 glorious nights in a bell tent at Pete's field. The location is great to switch off and relax! The sunsets over the North Downs were beautiful. My highlight has to be the bucket showers! Other highlights were the beautiful walks on the North Downs, the honesty box farm-shop produce, the quirky pub around the corner and the REALLY comfy bed in the tent. Amy and Pete have created an really special place and they are the perfect hosts, really experienced, knowledgable and kind. I wish them every sucess with their new venture and I will definitely be back!
Back to nature camping - Autism friendly
Beautiful views, camp fires, a tree swing and those amazing bucket showers with deliciously scented eco products! Amy and Pete are the perfect hosts for a truly memorable off grid stay. The strict no noise after 10pm policy was very welcome after a busy day exploring with a noise sensitive Autistic son. First time camping for our boys and they are hooked - no one wanted to leave! Highly recommend for back to nature camping for all!
Great bell tents with everything you need!
We had a lovely weekend at this campsite. The bell tents are spacious and comfortable, and you can tell Amy and Pete have loads of camping experience as so much thought has gone into providing all the essentials (and some non-essentials such as games!) it really does make camping easy. Like others, we found the bucket shower to be excellent, particularly in the hot weather. Highly recommend this campsite!
A little bit of heaven on earth
My wife and I spent a weekend here and had the most enjoyable relaxing stay. There is plenty of space for your own secluded pitch with wonderful views accross the Kent weald looking west for some spectacular sunsets ( weather permitting). Amy & Pete ( the hosts) are both friendly and helpful and are often checking if you are ok. A great base for walking in countryside or visiting the local seaside resorts . A strict no noise policy after 10pm ensures you get a good night's sleep. We Will definitely go back.
Took my 5 year old grandson on his first camping trip and we enjoyed out stay on this eco camp site with a lovely view, glorious sunset and lots of space between tents plus the novelty of a bucket shower! Amy and Pete were extremely helpful and friendly field hosts. All in all a welcome break from the London heat
We had a great time staying in a bell tent at Pete’s Field. The facilities were excellent- clean and easy to use washing up facilities, all cooking equipment provided and a comfy bed. The huge open field with views of rolling hills and a gorgeous sunset was wonderful. I would highly recommend!
Felt like a true escape!
Was bowled over by the bell tent we stayed in and the attention to detail. Having not read the website properly (classic me) I didn't realise they are completely kitted out and you really can just grab an overnight-bag and pop to the supermarket en route for some grub...and that's it! The bed was very comfortable; loved the bucket shower; and just enjoyed feeling like I was miles away from the rat race (knowing that there's a pub down the road!). The kids ran wild and had a great time visiting the farm animals. Definitely want to return and do a bit of rambling next time. Thanks for a lovely stay Pete and Amy!
Lovely hosts and eco friendly basic but great facilities.
Quiet site only minutes from civilisation but felt a million miles away!
Quirky, comfortable and beautiful
Would definitely stay again... the bell tents are new, spacious and owners have thought of everything!
location superb, showers brilliant
We had a great stay at Pete's field, great hosts, thanks Amy and Pete. Our first time glamping with 2 young children and cotbed provided too which was perfect. Highly recommended - turn up, chill out. Hope to see you again.
Lovely and Comfy
We stayed last weekend during a festival on the Farm. Just what we needed after a busy day, very relaxing and comfortable stay. With some nice little touches, such as homemade flapjacks. Jummy. Would stay again.