Grass Camping Pitch

UK England South East England Kent Sittingbourne Palace Farm Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 4 children)
Camping on a flat, grassy field holding up to 25 tents around its hedgerow edges, with an adjoining field left free for games or general haring around. Price includes pitch, parking for one car, use of facilities (including small freezer for ice blocks) and all hot water.

The Owner Says

We are one of the few campsites in Kent which allow fires in fire pits on site. We have a toilet block with showers and washing up area there are no charges for hot water. If you are looking to party this is not the site for you, Palace Farm is a quiet campsite, we expect peace and quiet after 10pm and those making excessive noise after 11 pm will be asked to leave without a refund. Our Hostel is a Green Tourism Gold Award winner and we are proud to also offer natural and sustainable tourism at our small campsite in Kent. As such camp fires in fire pits are allowed but please burn wood only. We ask our visitors to respect the surrounding countryside and so we do have a strict rule of not gathering wood from the hedges and trees around the campsite or from the local countryside. Logs from our local woodman are available for purchase. We do not allow fireworks or Chinese lanterns to be launched from Palace Farm.

About Palace Farm Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans (up to 5 metres long and 2 metres high, not including a raised folding roof), dogs (on leads; must be pre-booked, there is a charge of £2 per dog per night), Tent Camping & well-behaved groups of up to 5 families yes - Large camper vans, motorhomes, caravans – no.

Nearby

Lots to explore in the wider area including Leeds Castle (10 miles), Challock Forest (10 miles), Canterbury (14 miles), and Whitstable (16 miles); owners happy to help.

Food & Drink

The Chequers (01795 886366) in Doddington serves very good pub food.  They are very helpful if you have any allergies (separate gluten free fryer) or prefer vegetarian or vegan food.  The George Inn (01795 890237) in Newnham is a very good pub with a popular restaurant.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 59 reviews

★★★★★

Warm welcome and unpretentious

Warm welcome and unpretentious, friendly and peaceful site - camping done simply.
Sep 26, 2021 by Matt Hall Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely family friendly campsite

With just 25 pitches on a flat field this campsite is a great size for an easy camping trip. The toilets and showers were clean and in good condition. There is a clean water tap and a washing up area. Plus a separate freezer area for cool blocks. So all facilities are covered. Hot water was good in the shower too! You can hire a fire bowl and wood. Otherwise no open fires allowed. And no scorching of grass via stoves allowed. Very relaxed feeling to place. Big hedges run down the sides of the field and kids love to play in them and eat blackberries. Next door is a large field good for games away from the tents. Locations of the site is good too. Close to a cute village with pub. Also Leeds Castle, Whistable for the beach or other attractions such as the wild breeds centre, howletts wildlife park and digger land. We had a lovely long weekend there.
★★★★★

Brilliant

Liz & Graham are just wonderful. This is our second time camping at Palace Farm and we love it!!! We took a wonderful walk and then stopped at the Chequers Inn for a drink. We love the space, facilities are maintained and we would definitely recommend it. Thank you once again for a great weekend stay!!!
Aug 23, 2021 by Laura Mcvey Verified Review
★★★★★

Wonderful quiet campsite - good, clean facilities and dark skies

I booked a pitch at Palace Farm Campsite midweek recently in Cool Camping. The booking process was straight forward, and followed the instructions provided to get to the campsite. The campsite was easy to find by car (make sure you don't run over any chickens when you get there). The camp grounds are the sort where you park your car alongside your tent pitch, so no worrying about having to carry all your gear any distance. We rented a fire bowl from the campsite and brought our own logs along (we had plenty lying around at home - although you can purchase them there) and had a wonderful fire in the twilight, cooking our meal directly on our fire before settling down for the evening. At one end of the campsite, the washroom facilities are clean and well maintained. Hot water seemed available for the entire duration of our stay. Lights were on at all times from the washroom, which gave a light illumination to the entire campsite, so I'd suggest no torches needed here. The main reason we booked into the campsite at such short notice was to see if we could catch any of the Persied meteor shower and I can confirm, the sky was dark enough to get a great view of many stars. I managed to see several meteors over just an hour or two in the evening, so I'd suggest that if star gazing is your thing, this isn't a bad location for it in the south east.
Aug 12, 2021 by Anish Patel Verified Review
★★★★☆

What a great find!

We stayed here for 3nights at the end of July and found the hosts friendly and approachable throughout the stay. The pitches were well spaced out and you never felt you were squeezed in at any time. The kids had plenty of space to run about without us feeling they were interrupting the enjoyment of other campers. The facilities were clean and well maintained with Hot water on call 24 / 7. Fire Pit and wood were available (albeit at a cost) but were a great addition. We had a few wet nights but were pleasantly surprised at how well drained the fields were, no doubt linked to their old use as Strawberry fields, so just damp grass to encounter in the mornings. They could benefit from a local walking map being on display in the Freezer room that we could have photo'd or bought as theer are plenty of trails and footpaths around too. Overall a great stay in a great location.
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Location

Palace Farm Campsite is located at Palace Farm, Down Court Road, Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0AU

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Getting There

From the A2 between Sittingbourne and Faversham turn south at Teynham, signposted Lynsted (Opposite CO-OP Store). Go through Lynsted, over the M2 bridge, then take the second right into Down Court Road. Palace Farm is on the left. Train to Sittingbourne, then a bus to Doddington (Last bus, weekdays 17.35, Saturdays 16.00 from Sittingbourne Bus Hub, Station Road by Forum Shopping Centre.  A 35 minute journey.), or hop in a taxi for about £15.