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General

  • Smallholding a few miles from the M20
  • Six miles from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
  • Local pub within a short walk

What a smashing setting… The Lodge in Ashford, Kent, is a mere few miles from the J11/M20 and easily accessible from the B2068, is a piffling ten minutes from the Eurotunnel and an easy 20 minutes from Dover: use this handsome little site as a stopover on trips north and south or as a break on the way to la belle France. Or just settle down for some time instead, as this is a wildlife haven with spectacular scenery in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

As The Lodge is a smallholding, many a critter can be spotted on site too, such as the resident horse, goats, sheep and chickens; free-range eggs are usually available from the chooks to sizzle up using the site firepit. (If you reckon the kids might want to see yet more critters, the fab Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is less than six miles away.)

Basic supplies and bread are at the petrol station 300 metres away and top local produce at the village shop of Stelling Minnis a mile and a half away. Several pubs are within a few miles, including the closest, The George, a paltry 400-metre stroll away across green Kent fields.

The Lodge has two toilets and a shower, a washing-up area and chemical disposal. Dogs are welcome, but please do keep them on leads because of the sheep and other livestock.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Bookings including children under the age of 11 are not allowed on Pitchup.com. The site mainly caters for adults only or families with older children. However, the site may – occasionally – allow regular customers to bring young children.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 65 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Good for camping and touring 21/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph V. Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fields, sheep, lovely autumn leaves. Peaceful. Away from it all. Friendly owner. Must be lovely in the spring and summer. Petrol station very close, good because its a way to big towns/cities. Good place to see the stars, low light pollution. That was nice.

    Disliked: 

    Cold shower, runs from a outside gas bottle, possibly empty. Water from drinking tap was hard water, not very nice for my liking. Some road noise, road close behind and infront over the fields. Dogs left to bark. Not bad place. £3 electric every day. Thought it was included when I booked the 'Electric optional pitch'. I was mistaken.

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Nice quiet small site, with helpful staff. 06/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin_h147807 Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet small site, with helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

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From the manager...

Thank you for coming and your kind review. Hope to see you again.

Best wishes
Jo and Dave

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Pitch was great, toilets very clean, arrived in dark but no problems, 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sue b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Warm friendly welcome

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you very much your kind comments. A flying visit for you but we are glad you liked our site.

Best wishes
Jo and Dave

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Small but lovely 21/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely welcome from Dave & Jo. Nice to have a fire pit. Good advice about the local area. A sweet, small site

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your kind review which means a lot to us.

Glad the advice helped a bit and that you enjoyed the fire pit - nice to have this time of year.

Thank you for coming.

Best wishes

Jo and Dave

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Stayed for 2 nights to try out our new (to ... 06/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom pat_c206373 Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stayed for 2 nights to try out our new (to us) caravan. We were the only ones there so it was very peaceful. Easy to hook up and Dave was there to greet us. Basic but adequate wash and washing up facilities......shower nice and hot ........ Local info on chalkboard. The George Inn within walking distance (along edge of field as no pavement on busy road)....wholesome food but a bit overpriced. Basics available at Esso garage at top of lane.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block (2 toilets and 1 shower) fine for us as no one else there but presumably can get busy if full complement of vans / tents on field. Main gate very heavy to open.....would be useful to have small gate at side for walkers.

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How quiet it was and how friendly and helpful staff ... 16/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tina T. Confirmed

  • Bell tent (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How quiet it was and how friendly and helpful staff were.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review. Really glad you enjoyed the quiet . We like it too!

Thank you for coming to stay.
Best wishes
Jo and Dave

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Excellent site. 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Dave went out of his way to make us welcome. The peace was amazing as were the views across the surrounding countryside. We had a few cloudless nights and the stars were fantastic. We felt thoroughly relaxed.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were basic.

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet and the chance to see the night skies. Thank you for coming.

Best wishes
Dave and Jo

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Quiet campsite 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Courtney L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet campsite

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment. It does help other guests to know what to expect.

All the best.

Jo and Dave

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the owner are very nice and the bell tent was great 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Crystal M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Owner very friendly
    Small and quiet site
    Animal friendly too
    Fire pit

    Disliked: 

    You can hear the main road a bit other than that was lovely

From the manager...

So glad you liked the bell tent. Your photos are great and very helpful so guests can see what it is like and the space inside.

Hopefully you can come again - there were some delicious smells when you were cooking!

Best wishes
Jo and Dave

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Lovely hosts, lovely location 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sara E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom gypsy caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area, had some great days out, the friendliness of the hosts,

    Disliked: 

    The fact that only have the one shower when the campsite got busy was difficult to use the facilities when wanted too :-(

From the manager...

Thank you for coming to our site. We are reallly glad you liked the area and had some good days out.

Best wishes
Jo and Dave

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Gypsy caravans

Location

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  • Lymbridge Green, Stowting Ashford, Kent, England, TN25 6BL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1539°N 1.0274°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sellindge (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Newingreen (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Willesborough (Ashford Kt): Hythe Rd. Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Train stations
Westenhanger Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Sandling Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Wye Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 5.6 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 12.8 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 13.2 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 14.4 miles
Kent International Airport — 19.6 miles

Directions


From J11/M20 take the B2068 to Canterbury. After about five miles turn left at the Esso petrol station - signposted Stowting. The site is 300 metres on the lefthand side.

Avoid the first signpost to Stowting as that will take you a long and very windy way round and satnavs are not reliable.

From Canterbury/M2 take the B2068 towards Hythe. Turn right at the Esso petrol station. We are 300m on the left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Those not on a quick stopover or rushing off to the Eurotunnel should spend their first day or two here just wandering around the surrounding countryside via the wildlife and birdwatching of the local paths right outside The Lodge. Horse riding and cycling are also top options in the area.

If you're feeling energetic, hike the 22 and a half miles of the Elham Valley Way from Hythe all the way to Canterbury Cathedral; if not, drive along to the famed old city to see its famed old cathedral where many a tale was fictionly told. The award-winning Canterbury Tales attraction can tell you how it all worked out in Chaucerian times.

Dover's also within easy reach, to see its splendid white cliffs, Dover Castle and (also splendid) Roman Painted House Museum, or have a day at the seaside at Folkestone, Dymchurch or Hythe.

Must see

  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (5.4 miles)
  • Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (6.0 miles)
  • Ashford Designer Outlet (6.4 miles)

National Trust

  • The White Cliffs of Dover (13.6 miles)
  • South Foreland Lighthouse (14.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Lodge cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

100% refunded up to four weeks before arrival.
50% refunded if within four weeks of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Lodge will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Additional terms

Bookings including children under the age of 11 are not allowed on Pitchup.com. The site mainly caters for adults only or families with older children. However, the site may – occasionally – allow regular customers to bring young children.

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