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Palace Farm Campsite

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· Doddington, Kent, England
4 acres hosted by Graham C.
3 glamping pitches · 25 motorhome/tent pitches
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Unpretentious and peaceful camping in an underrated spot

The camping pitches at Palace Farm are spacious, level, peaceful and campfire friendly. The site has clean facilities, friendly owners and a pub within walking distance. What more could any canvas-loving camper ask for? This is simply camping done well in the Kent countryside, less than an hour’s drive from London.

The campsite’s flat, grassy field holds up to 25 tents around its hedgerow edges with the centre left free for games and general haring around. Three pre-erected bell tents provide the slightest hint of camping glamour, but even these offer a simple set up: mattresses provided, a cookbox available at an extra charge. Showers are hot, loos are clean and logs are available to buy on site. And there's a sensible quiet-time policy too which means everything falls quiet around 10pm. All in all it’s good, honest Kentish camping with no pretensions to be anything else.

In addition to the good old-fashioned fun of camping, it’s the location in the Kent Downs which makes this place stand out. There’s a pub with a beer garden, a day out at Doddington Place Gardens and a farm shop all less than a mile from here. On top of all that, the moated Leeds Castle and the medieval town of Faversham are within 10 miles of your pitch, historic Canterbury and seaside Whitstable are just a little further.

Busy days, quiet nights. Life’s good at Palace Farm.

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Doddington, Kent, England, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Graham C.Joined in December 2015
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58 Ratings · 67 reviews
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Frank M.recommends
August 21, 2023
Grass Camping Pitch
Big Place, plenty of Space. Good Location, easy to find
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Ruth B.recommends
August 15, 2023
Grass Camping Pitch
Loved it! Will definitely stay aga
Relaxed, quiet campsite. Family friendly. Delightful owners.
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Shona A.recommends
June 25, 2023
Grass Camping Pitch
Lovely campsite
We loved camping at Palace Farm Campsite. Clean ablution block. A good shady spot in the morning. Plenty of space between us and our neighbours. Friendly and helpful owners. The kids loved playing in the middle of the large open field. We’ll definitely come back again.
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Dwights ?.recommends
August 1, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Small but perfectly formed
Small site - seemed to be mostly tents, simple but clean showers and toilet block with washing up facilities - loads of grass down the middle for kids to play. About a half hour drive from Whitstable, and a 5 min walk to the local pub that has a big beer garden and kids play area.
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Neil M.recommends
June 28, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Lovely friendly campsite
Very friendly campsite in lovely rural setting. Large field, plenty of space and very good facilities
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Carley L.recommends
June 14, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Excellent place to camp.....Graham was really welcoming and very helpful.....the land was immaculate and all the facilities were really clean and inviting to use....Will definitely be returning
From the host
The small quiet campsite offers camping for visitors with their own tents or those who want to stay in one of our pre-erected Bell Tents. We ask guests to respect the peace and quiet and not to make excessive noise. We expect campers to be quiet from 10 pm, and those making excessive noise after 11 pm may be asked to leave without a refund. If you are looking for somewhere to party this is not the campsite for you. Fire pits are available on the campsite for just a warm fire, or to cook on. fire Perfect for walkers and cyclists who want to explore the heart of the Kent Downs with its beautiful wooded valleys and mixture of farmland concealing many old and interesting villages or visit the North Kent Marshes less than half an hours’ cycle away. There are plenty of attractions in Kent; Doddington is close to Sittingbourne making Palace Farm a great base for groups and families interested in visiting the close by towns of Canterbury, Rochester, Chatham and historic Faversham. Leeds Castle and many other attractions, towns, villages and castles in Kent are available for day trips from Palace Farm. Day trips to London are also possible as we are so well connected by train and motorway.
Nearby attractions

There's good walking in the area with footpaths across the Kent Downs. You can walk from site to Doddington Place Gardens, a formal garden that's open to the public which surrounds a historic house. There's lots to explore in the wider area including the medieval market town of Faversham with the Shepherd Neame Brewery (seven miles), Leeds Castle (10 miles), Challock Forest (10 miles), Canterbury (14 miles), and Whitstable (16 miles).

Food and drink

The Chequers (01795 886366) in Doddington, half a mile away, serves very good pub food and has a beer garden and children's play area. 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 less than two miles away. Both are Shepherd Neame pubs and you can visit the brewery for a tour and tasting in Faversham (seven miles away). You'll find plenty of other eateries and shops there too if you need supplies for the campsite, but for local produce, head for SW Doughty butchers and farm shop in Doddington, less than a mile from site.

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