Kits Coty Glamping

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Shepherd's huts, tipis, bell tents and more offer both a convenient escape from London and a pleasant rural location in the Garden of England

As scouts, Mark and Ami have spent many a night camping under the stars and loved every moment. However as they got older (and wiser) they discovered there were many ways to make the great outdoors experience more comfortable, and soon decided to open their very own site. The result? Kits Coty: a small, peaceful glampsite located in the Kent Countryside, which makes a perfect getaway for couples seeking a cosy break, families in need of a hassle-free holiday and regular campers who fancy trying a touch of luxury. Scouts honour.

Fascinated by what makes a dwelling a ‘home’ rather than simply a place to sleep, Mark and Ami offer a selection of romantic, traditionally built abodes. Every possible need has been considered – each themed bell tent has been decorated with rugs, cushions, throws and lanterns, whilst a charcoal barbeque, cooking rings, and pots and pans are also present so guests can rustle up a feast. The luxurious ‘shower cabin’ is also worth a mention, where complimentary toiletries and fluffy towels await. These two wet-rooms come fitted with under-floor heating, showers, flushing toilets and hair dryers, whilst the cabin also houses a washing up area containing two sinks, a freezer and local information boards.

Venturing from your accommodation, the rolling countryside of Kent opens up before you. There are plenty of pretty footpaths in all directions, tiny traffic-free lanes for you to cycle on and homely country pubs to stop in for a pint of local ale. Historic Aylesford (3 miles) is a charming and picturesque little village on the north-east bank of the Medway, whilst Kit's Coty House and its neighbour, Little Kit's Coty House, are the remains of two megalithic 'dolmen' burial chambers. Both sites make for lovely walks, with fine views across the Medway Valley and North Downs.

Kits Coty is not just a peaceful place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it’s the result of Mark and Ami's passion for camping and the countryside. The family have lived in the area for four generations. “We love our home and surroundings and believe our glampsite is a little gem just waiting for you to discover” say the affable hosts. We’re pleased to agree, given Kits Coty manages to retain the outdoors essence of Mark and Ami‘s scouting experiences.

Details

Facilities

1 traditionally built shepherds hut equipped with a full sized double bed, a fold-away table and chairs, plenty of storage and a wood-burning stove to ensure you remain cosy. The area also benefits from a picnic table and fire pit. 3 luxury and individually themed tipi’s, lovingly decorated with bold coloured rugs, striking fabrics, cushions, throws and lanterns. A covered communal cooking area is provided for cooking in inclement weather. The shower cabin is tucked into the edge of the site; here you will find a hot shower, sink and toilet facilities together with washing up area and a freezer for keeping your ice packs frozen. This area also benefits from a kettle, toaster and microwave oven for general use. Also provided in each accommodation: charcoal BBQ, cooking rings, pots and pans and all the other bits and pieces you require for preparing your meals.

Suitable For

Glampers, families, couples and groups (by prior arrangement) – yes. Tents, caravans, motorhomes and dogs – no. However visually and hearing impaired visitors can be assisted by their guide and hearing dogs.

Nearby

The Museum of Kent Life (01622 763936) is a 28 acre heritage farm park that aims to be a fun day out for all the family. Step back in time and visit the Vintage Village, take in the smells and colours in the Kentish Gardens or get your boots muddy and explore the farmyard. Visitors to Dickens World (0844 858 6656) can enjoy a journey of discovery as they join their unique tour guide and take a step back in time to the Dickensian England that Charles Dickens wrote about in his novels and short stories. The Friars (01622 717272) is an ancient religious house dating back to the 13th century. The site is open 365 days a year and there is no entrance charge. If you’re looking to turn your walk into an adventure, try the high-tech treasure hunt Geocaching. It’s basically a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places. All you need is a handheld GPS.

Food & Drink

There are numerous places to eat nearby, catering for all budgets and tastes. The Lower Bell (01634 861127), The Red Bull (01622 718135) and The Robin Hood (01634 861500) are local favourites serving good pub grub. Mickey's Diner (01634 682928), The Hengist Restaurant (01622 885800) and Bentleys Tea Room are also good choices.

Opening Times

April–September.

Accommodation

3 luxury tents: Marrakesh sleeps 4, Mamadou 2 and the Festival Tent 6. There's also a traditional shepherds hut (Pamela) which is ideal for couples.

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Location

Contact Kits Coty Glamping, Kits Coty Glamping, 84 Collingwood Road, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7ER

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Getting There

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Aylesford railway station has two trains per hour to Maidstone West, with alternate trains extended to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge. There is also two trains an hour to Strood, for connections to London.

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