- Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
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About Pete's Field
Campers, glampers, tents, kids – yes. Campervans, motorhomes, caravans, large noisy groups, dogs – no.
The campsite is situated in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, less than a mile from the North Downs Way National Trail. The Kent Battle of Britain Museum (01303 893140) is about a mile away at Hawkinge and there’s a little railway museum and countryside centre, the Elham Valley Line Trust, in the other direction. Pete's Field is the closest campsite to the Channel Tunnel and just a few miles from the ferry port at Dover. Folkestone harbour and Sunny Sands beach are a 10-minute drive away as is the quaint town of Hythe with its shingle beach. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway (01797 362353), Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (01303 264647) and Dover Castle are within 10 miles of the campsite and historic Canterbury with its famous cathedral is under 20 miles away.
Food & Drink
The Cat & Custard Pot (01303 892205) is just 200 metres up the road from the campsite and offers great-value pub-grub. A more extensive menu featuring local produce is served at The Gatekeeper Inn (01303 864345) 2 miles away in Etchinghill. Nearby Folkestone has a wealth of pubs and eateries with fresh fish and seafood available in the harbour and a growing selection of food and drink outlets on the Harbour Arm. Amy and Pete can offer tips on the closest shops and places to buy local produce.
Pete's Field is located at Cole Farm, Teddars Leas Road, Paddlesworth, Kent CT18 8AD
Leave the M20 at junction 12 and follow the A20 signposted for the Channel Tunnel to the Beachborough Roundabout. Take the third exit towards Etchinghill. After 1½ miles take a right on to Teddars Leas Road. Follow for 2 miles to Paddlesworth. Cole Farm is on the right. You will need to pass the farm, turn around by the Cat & Custard Pot pub and return to access the drive.
The nearest train station is Folkestone Central, 5 miles away. It is well served by taxis. Alternatively get the number 16 bus from outside the station – it also visits the town centre, Hythe and Canterbury. The nearest bus stop is 1 mile from the farm at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Aerodrome Road in Hawkinge.