Welsummer Camping

Kent, Harrietsham

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Traditional family-run campsite in the beautiful woodlands of Kent

Welsummer Camping is a family-run and environmentally-friendly campsite in the heart of Kent. Surrounded by lovely woodlands and native hedges, family-sized pitches are located on two small meadows with allocated campfire spots and beautiful countryside views.
Open from April to October, the friendly laid-back camping site also offers a pre-erected bell tent for those want to sleep in a proper bed. Welsummer is just a few miles from the stone fortress of Leeds Castle and Biddenden Vineyards, which offer excellent wine tasting and cellar tours.

Family-sized pitches are surrounded by hedges for privacy and weather protection and each has their own fire pit. Separate male and female bathrooms feature two toilets, two basins, and two hot showers, and a small shop sells basic groceries, camping supplies and farm fresh produce. Homemade snacks and hot drinks are served all day and firewood is sold at the store.
There is plenty of space for playing ball games and a network of paths around the campsite make for excellent walking, hiking, and rambling, particularly along the Greensand Ridge. For good pub fare and a beer garden, head to The Pepperbox Inn in Windmill Hill near Ulcombe, which is a short walk away.

Open from 01/04 to 01/10
Chalk House, Harrietsham, Kent, ME17 1NQ, England

Highlights

  • Family-friendly set in lovely woodlands
  • Ideally based for exploring Kent
  • Traditional camping with rustic amenities
  • Good walking and hiking in the area

Great For

Family Fun
Walking and Hiking
Scenic Views

Facilities and things nearby

Facilities
Gas available to buy
Ice pack freezing
Laundry
Local Produce
Shop (essentials)
Showers
Toilets
Washing up facilities
Nature
Forests
Recreation
Bikes for hire
Forest walking
Golf
Horse riding
Tennis
Walking
Amenities
Bar
Restaurant

Good to know

Policies
Barbecues allowed
Campfires allowed
Dogs allowed
Recycling available

Location

GPS: 51.2223°N, 0.674°E

Coming from the Motorway / North and West: From the M20 exit at junction 8, turn right at the first roundabout, left at the second and straight over the next two following signs to Lenham on the A20. After 1 mile take the second road on your right (Chegworth Road) signed to Kingswood, Ulcombe and Grafty Green there is also a brown campsite sign. (image 1.) Go 1.9 mi. to the crossroads where you see opposite 'Wents Service Station'. (image 2.) Turn left here onto Lenham Road towards Platts Heath and Lenham. (This time ignore the brown camping sign as this is not us!) Go another 1.1 mi past Greenhill Lane and the sign for Chalk House free range eggs. Welsummer is the next gate on your right before Elmstone Hole Lane and Platts Heath. (image 3.) There is a double wooden gate, a small sign marked welsummer and a picture of a chicken. (images 4 & 5.) If you use google or a satnav to ME17 1NQ, but please be aware that these often situate us a little further down on the opposite side of the road. When you have arrived please drive up the left hand driveway all the way to the very end field where you can park the car. Come and see us at the reception around the right of the brown hut and we will show you to your pitch. Coming from the East: On the motorway M20 leave at junction 8 and follow directions above. From the A20 - Go Past Lenham, into Harrietsham and just after the lights turn left onto Fairbourne Lane signed Fairbourne Heath. Drive right to the top where you are at a give way. Turn left here onto Lenham Road. About 2 minutes along, past Greenhill Lane and the sign for Chalk House free range eggs. Welsummer is the next gate on your right before Elmstone Hole Lane and Platts Heath. (image 3.) There is a double wooden gate, a small sign marked welsummer and a picture of a chicken.

Airports
  • London Stansted Airport - 79 km
  • London Luton Airport - 102 km
  • Cambridge Airport - 115 km
Ferries
  • Folkestone Eurotunnel Port - 37 km
  • Dover - 46 km
  • Newhaven - 64 km

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Hut

Wendys house

Maximum persons: 2

Dimensions: 4 x 4 meters

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Pitch (suitable for Large tent)

large non-electric grass tent pitch

Maximum persons: 6

Dimensions: 5 x 5 meters

Ground type: Grass

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from £30.00 per night
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Pitch (suitable for Small tent)

small non-electric grass pitch

Maximum persons: 4

Dimensions: 4 x 4 meters

Ground type: Grass

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from £20.00 per night
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Safari tent

'Deluxe' Bell tent. Sleeps 2

Maximum persons: 2

Dimensions: 6 x 6 meters

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Policies

Payment terms

100% of the remaining balance on arrival

Cancellation policy

Cancel 7 days or more before arrival 100% refunded, Cancel less than 7 days before arrival 0% refunded

Cards accepted at this property

Credit and debit cards are not accepted at this site.