Pete's Field Cabin

UK England South East England Kent Folkestone Pete's Field

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
A quirky camping cabin for two in the beautiful Kent Downs, just a mile off the North Downs Way and four miles from Folkestone. A made-up bed, comfy chairs and a breakfast bar help make the most of the beautiful countryside views.

The Owner Says

Pete's Field Cabin is a cosy bolthole for two in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Folkestone and less than half an hour's drive from historic Canterbury. Operated as part of Pete's Field campsite in the summer months (usually mid-July to end of August), it is offered as a standalone getaway from September to December and from April to mid-July. Positioned in the corner of a field at Cole Farm Paddlesworth, it has lovely countryside views but is just a short drive from the Kent coast.
The cabin is equipped for two people with a made-up double bed, comfy chairs and a breakfast bar as well as a kitchen unit for food preparation and washing up. It has electricity and a water supply but we've kept things simple as we want to encourage our guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Our only concession to mod cons is an electric kettle for that all-important cup of tea or coffee! There's a single-ring camping gas stove for use outdoors and a fire pit with a grill outside as well as two camping chairs and a picnic bench.
Guests have sole-use of a hot-water shower in a converted horsebox, a few steps away from the cabin and to flushing toilets a short walk away in a separate toilet block (approximately 50 metres away).
Families, with up to two children, are welcome at the cabin and two fold-out zed-bed mattresses are available but bedding is only provided for the double bed. To book for more than two, please call to discuss arrangements. Uneven ground, a raised bed and a step into the cabin means it is not suitable for people with mobility issues.
Cole Farm is a cattle farm with a small herd of cows. The cabin stands in a fenced paddock at the top of one of the cattle fields so at times you will be able to see the cows and calves in close proximity - but this is not guaranteed. Dogs are not allowed at Pete's Field Cabin due to the animals that live on the farm including cows, horses and the farm's own dogs.

About Pete's Field

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, kids – yes. Campervans, motorhomes, caravans, groups of more than two households, 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 one the closest campsites 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 is good for a pint and a packet of crisps at weekends - but is not currently serving food. The Gatekeeper Inn (01303 864345), two miles away, in Etchinghill however has a good menu featuring local produce. There's a supermarket just over a mile from site in Hawkinge and nearby Folkestone has a wealth of pubs and eateries with fresh fish and seafood available in the harbour and a growing selection of well-regarded food and drink outlets on the Harbour Arm. Amy and Pete can offer tips on the closest shops and places to buy local produce.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 83 reviews


A second lovely stay at Pete's Field

We absolutely love Pete's Field, why? Pete and Amy are super friendly and helpful It is small but lots of space between pitches - I love that Pete and Amy keep the numbers small. Car Free Campfires Bucket showers are an absolute delight - hot water, open air, spacious and lovely extra touches like the beautiful smelling shower gel and shampoo. Lovely walks straight from the campsite but really near to Folkestone, Hythe and not too far to Dungeoness
Oct 9, 2021 by Mel Burgess

Perfect, simple camping experience!

We were really impressed with Pete's Field. We had read the reviews and heard people recommend the camp-site...our expectations were high! Thankfully, the whole experience really did live up to the hype. The field is large, with beautiful views of the English countryside. The toilets were spotless throughout our stay and the bucket showers really were wonderful! Pete and Amy were friendly and often can be seen walking through the field doing their various jobs. If you have any questions then they are easy to find and very helpful. We took our own tent and were a group of two adults and four children (ages 4,5,6 and 7). The simple pleasures of climbing on hay bales, swinging in the hammocks or the tree swing were more than enough for the children. We all had a great time! Next year, we are hoping to go for a longer stay.

Eco bucket showers and proper flushing loos!

Slightly sloping spacious field with lovely springy grass (good if you're a barefoot camper!). The bucket shower was a new experience and amazingly simple but effective, using just 15litres of water. The little touches like complimentary shower gel and shampoos (which were gorgeous) and a well stocked store of wood and essential items made for a well thought out and comfortable site. Only challenges were if you wanted a more remote pitch at the bottom of the field and had not packed light, wheelbarrowing your gear up and down from your car was an effort. Avoid the haybales if you're in search of real quiet or pitch next to them if you have kids to entertain. A unique site that has clearly been carefully planned and developed by the hosts, offering space and back to nature experiences within a mile of all major amenities.
Aug 29, 2021 by Sarah Haigh Verified Review

quiet, clean, spacious, a return to real camping

We were met by Amy and Pete who told us all we needed to know about the site and the surrounding area and made us feel most welcome. The site itself is a large field that allows only 20 pitches, each marked out by it's own firepit, so plenty of space and a great sense of freedom. You choose your own pitch and set up however you like. The whole experience is a mile away from the strict sites that tell you exactly what you must do and squeeze as many in as they can. The toilets are simple but practical and extremely well kept, the showers are a real experience to be enjoyed and always with plenty of warm water, the simple honesty shop has very little in it but exactly the sort of things you always end up needing. No cars on the site, which was wonderful, lots of wheelbarrows on hand to shift all your stuff. No amplified music and the space between the pitches meant one of the quietest experiences we've had, wonderful. I really can't find fault with Petes Field and am hoping to return as soon as possible, thankyou Amy and Pete.
Aug 24, 2021 by Tina Miles Verified Review

Simple perfection

A lovely, quiet site with everything you need for a tranquil camping experience. Clean toilets and wash basins, each pitch with a metal fire bowl and an honesty shop for logs and other basic provisions. No cars in the campsite which is nice and a lovely touch to have lots of wheelbarrow to help cart things to and from the car. Excellent stay overall and would definitely visit again.
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Pete's Field is located at Cole Farm, Teddars Leas Road, Paddlesworth, Kent CT18 8AD

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Getting There

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.