Gooseberry Field Campsite

Kent, Ashford

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A glamping holiday park based in Pluckley in the heart of Kent

Based in Pluckley in the heart of Kent, Gooseberry Field Campsite is a glamping holiday park that offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Presenting a laid-back, relaxed way of living, with chickens, farmland and open fires, Gooseberry Field is the perfect spot for a mid-week or weekend break.
Surrounded by rolling hills, quaint villages and woodlands of Kent, Gooseberry Field Campsite is based on a five-acre smallholding on the edge of the haunted village of Pluckley. Tucked between Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone, this lovely glamping site is close to several tourist attractions and beautiful footpaths, making it perfect for walking, hiking and rambling.

Nestled on what used to be an ancient Kent apple orchard, the campsite is surrounded by flourishing fruit trees and bushes, wildflower meadows, a vegetable garden, chickens and pigs. Guests can choose between pitching their own tents or staying in a luxuriously furnished traditional bell tent. A clean shower block offers toilets and hot showers.
Barbeque and cooking facilities are provided at each pitch, along with oak logs from the surrounding forest. A large communal terrace features a wood-fired oven and separate barbeque area for those who want to socialise. A wood-fired hot tub is a perfect place to relax with a beer at the end of the day. Extra touches include board games, a packed cool box and plenty of logs for your open fire.

Open from 1st Apr to 31st Oct
Thorne House, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0RE, England

Highlights

  • Small, farm-based campsite in Pluckley
  • Beautiful views over Kent countryside
  • Communal terrace with Dutch oven and hot tub
  • Walking, hiking, rambling in the area

Great for

Family Fun
Walking and Hiking
Peace and Quiet
Scenic Views

Facilities and things nearby

Facilities
Showers
Toilets
Amenities
Public transport

Good to know

Policies

Location

GPS: 51.1696°N, 0.7431°E

By Car from London/Maidstone: When on the M20 take exit 8 towards Lenham, A20. Stay on the A20 until you arrive in Charing and turn right towards Pluckley, Station Road. Follow the road and drive through Pluckley Village, after you have driven down the hil it's possible to turn right towards Headcorn but stay on Smarden Road towards Smarden. After a few 100 meters you will find a sign on your right hand side with Gooseberry Field Campsite. If you have arrived at Pluckley Farm Shop you have driven to far, please turn around. By Car from Folkestone/Ashford: From the M20 take exit 9 towards Ashford A20. Once arrived on the roundabout, take the first exit towards A20. At the next roundabout (John Lewis Home is on your right hand side) take the 4th exit. You are still on the A20 towards Charing, Lenham and Maidstone. After a few miles, take the exit to the left towards Hothfield (Station Road). Drive through the village of Hothfield and stay on the road. After a few miles you will pass a village called Little Chart with on your right hand side the Swann Inn. Stay on the road until you arrive at a T junction in Pluckley and turn left. Drive through Pluckley and drive down the hill. After a few 100 meters it's possible to turn right towards Egerton and Headcorn but stay on Smarden Road until you see a sign on your right hand side with Gooseberry Field Campsite. If you pass Pluckley Farm Shop you have driven too far, please turn around. By Train: The closest station is Pluckley Station, which is only a few minutes driving or a 20 minute walk from our campsite. Other stations are Charing Station (5 minutes drive) and Ashford International (15 minutes). When possible we are happy to arrange pick up services, please let us know well in advance when this is required.

Airports
  • London Stansted Airport - 86 km
  • London Luton Airport - 110 km
  • Cambridge Airport - 122 km
Ferries
  • Folkestone Eurotunnel Port - 31 km
  • Dover - 41 km
  • Newhaven - 64 km

Availability

Tipi

Luxury bell tents and tipi: weekend £195, mid-week £200, full-week £395. Just a bell tent: weekend £75, mid-week £80, full-week £150.

Maximum persons: 6

Dimensions: 4 x 4 meters

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Pitch (suitable for Large tent)

Glampers only, with room for bell tent owners to pitch their own. Groups and exclusive hire welcome. Campervanners can sometimes sneak in if you're lucky!

Maximum persons: 8

Dimensions: 4 x 4 meters

Ground type: Grass

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from £75.00 per night
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Policies

Payment terms

100% of the remaining balance on arrival

Cancellation policy

Cancel 30 days or more before arrival 100% refunded, Cancel less than 30 days before arrival 0% refunded

Cards accepted at this property

Credit cards accepted at this campsite.