Kings Oak Farm

From £35 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.4 77 reviews
Visitor image of the field, and the farmhouse with minibar in the back (added by manager 09 Sep 2022)
Mown flat pitches (added by manager 09 sep 2022)
Views from the pitches (added by manager 09 sep 2022)
Visitor image of a touring pitch (added by manager 09 sep 2022)

  • Adults-only caravan pitches on an 80-acre Kent working farm
  • A 10-minute drive from Leeds Castle; vineyard 15 minutes away
  • Off-grid site with beef, lamb, pork and eggs all for sale
Off-grid, surrounded by gorgeously green views over Kent countryside and in a quiet adults-only setting… folk seeking a properly restful rural time have hit on a royally fine spot at adults-only Kings Oak Farm. This is a splendidly spacious site, part of a working farm that extends out over 80 acres with huge flat grass caravan pitches accessed via coded gates and surrounded by yet more farmland. Folk travelling here have access to facilities including a toilet and shower block (with separate loos and showers elsewhere), fresh water points and a chemical waste disposal point (for cassettes only – not suitable as a motorhome drop point). Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome but they'll need to be kept on a lead at all times; there’s also the chance to book a farm tour and get to know some of the resident animals while you’re on site. The creatures in question are the rare-breed cattle and sheep that graze in the surrounding fields; home-reared beef and lamb, plus local pork sausages, bacon and eggs can all be bought on site. Sound like just the thing for a barbecue? Fine plan – gas-powered grills are permitted as long as they’re kept off ground (subject to weather conditions). Any other bits you need to finish your meal can be picked up at shops in Sutton Valence or Headcorn, both within a 10-minute drive (you might also like to consider sticking around for pub dinners or a cuppa in the cafés of either village too). Please note that the use of drones is not permitted at this site.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 4
Motorhome pitches 4
Tent pitches 4
Open all year

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

95%

would recommend this site to a friend

91%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Well managed site, would like to return when the weather is better.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: The lack of kids running around screaming and the farmyard. They were very accommodating in the aftermath of rain and a boggy field, managed to fit us all in the farmyard.

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excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Mark G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Fantastic site, would love to have stayed longer, I will definitely go again!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful quiet location.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Sarah M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Lovely quiet location with cows and sheep as neighbours. Really helpful manager.

Disliked: No disabled toilets or showers.

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From the manager: What can I say! I am speechless. No disable toilets or showers For Gods sake we are a CL site on a unique rare breeds farm. You should think yourselves lucky you had a toilet let alone a shower. We normally just hose guests off like we do the cows and let them wild pee and poo in the barns with the cows Gives everybody that real experience of being on a farm. Would suggest you need to choose your sites carefully and don’t include CL sites. Have you tried Butlins or Pontins, you don’t even have to tow a caravan. Surprised you did not mention the country lanes. Note you won’t be visiting again. GOOD! Norman Coles Farm Owner and head of public relations and customer services Roundoak and Kings oak farms

We absolutely loved our stay at kings oak, relaxed and friendly, I…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Kate C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: We absolutely loved our stay at kings oak, relaxed and friendly, I love the addition of the bar area really bought people together and a nice social touch. Views were gorgeous - waking up to the animals was wonderful and we went to the sister farm round oaks which has a lovely barn bar area. But that doesn’t have Guy - the absolutely host with the most! I can’t say enough how Guys presence gives the whole vibe and feeling to the camp and because of how he is, it creates the friendly relaxed atmosphere that we loved . We will definitely back.

Disliked: I would love there to be another shower and toilet having said that we experienced no delay getting into the bathroom.

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From the manager: Many thanks for your comments And the nice this you said about Guy We just have planning for the conversation of one of the bays in the barn Which will include new toilet and showers. As mentioned before we are only a CL site CLs have limited facilities Many thanks Norman

The animals and the peace and quiet pretty villages nearby good pubs…

Overall 2/10
Location 6
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 6
Teresa B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: The animals and the peace and quiet pretty villages nearby good pubs but needed a car beautiful scenery..

Disliked: Toilet and shower facilities or extreme lack of them. The one shower also had the one toilet in the same small hut so if someone was showering you could not use the toilet same for if someone was on the toilet you could not shower...A portaloo was out of use when we arrived and we all had to queue far too long! Too many pitches for the facilities on the site. But were reasonably clean and toilet paper at all times ..

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From the manager: Glad to see you won’t recommend us and won’t be coming back Just as well as I would have something to say Why did you not say something during your visit We were busy It was a bank holiday weekend No other complaints Reminder! We are a CL with limited facilities Your comments made me very angry Norman

Just got our motorhome, booked a pitch not too far for our…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Tracy F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Just got our motorhome, booked a pitch not too far for our first night. Couldn’t have picked a better place. Staff very obliging and friendly. Very quiet and just what we wanted. Definitely be back soon

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From the manager: Many thanks for your comments Look foreword to seeing you again Norman

Wonderful adults only site. Will book again

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Georgina w. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Welcome was spot on thx Guy! Views and peace and quiet wonderful and refreshing. Beautiful countryside

Disliked: Only there for a short trip

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From the manager: Guy being nice to people! All the training I have given him seems to be paying off. When he first came Kings Oak was like a detention centre. As people who know me personally will tell you that one of my main skills is People skills So I have taught Guy all I have learnt over many years dealing with the public Hope to see you again soon Things should be even better if you come again as Guy is booked in on an intense refresher course Thanks, site commander No I mean owner Norman

Nice quiet place . Friendly staff…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
matthew e. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Nice quiet place . Friendly staff

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From the manager: Thank you for giving time for a review Much appreciated We love sharing this special place Norman

Everything…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Everything

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From the manager: Thank you for visiting and glad you enjoyed your stay Norman

Great campsite with extremely friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch (sloping)

Liked: I stayed at Kings Oak Farm Campsite recently, where Guy (the campsite manager) was so accommodating. He knew my greyhound was nervous, so he allocated me a quiet pitch with great views of the countryside/cattle. Early evening, the campsite bar opened up, which was a total surprise and a great way to socialise with the other campers. I would recommend staying at Kings Oak Farm Campsite, it's rural location is very peaceful and I would definitely return with my campervan. Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay.

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From the manager: If I was a greyhound and met Guy for the first time I would be nervous. He may have put you on a quiet pitch because he thought you might be trouble! Joking apart I have had a lot to do teaching Guy my people skills. I feel as though I am like a role model to him. As a YTS he is doing very well and we think he may have a future in the leisure industry. You comments have certainly helped his career with us Thanks for your comments Look forward to seeing you again Norman


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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Kings Oak Farm

Crumps Lane

Ulcombe

Maidstone

Kent

England

ME17 1EU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.19742°N
0.64826°W

Route directions

From Ulcombe, drive for a mile or so then, at the junction with oak trees and a postbox, turn left into Crump's Lane. The site is on your right. Please call the site 30 minutes before arriving, using the number in your booking confirmation.

Nearest transport

Coach
7.5 mi King Street
7.5 mi King Street
10.4 mi Park Street
Rail
2.4 mi Headcorn Rail Station
3.4 mi Harrietsham Rail Station
3.6 mi Lenham Rail Station
Ferry
21 mi Gravesend Pier
21.4 mi Tilbury Ferry Terminal
21.6 mi Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal
Airport
20.9 mi Lydd London Ashford Airport
25.8 mi London Southend Airport
28.3 mi Biggin Hill Airport

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

Castles and gardens first, as Kent is of course famed throughout the land for both: spectacular Leeds Castle is three miles from the farm; Sissinghurst Castle Garden (one of the best known in England) 11 miles away, and 14th-century Penshurst Place is within 25 miles near Tonbridge. Bedgebury National Pinetum is about 35 minutes' drive away. Vineyards? Find English wine six miles away at Staplehurst, and slightly further afield at Biddenden (eight miles) and Tenterden (13 miles miles). Kent has over 50 vineyards and a similar soil to the Champagne region of France, so whatever flavour of vino you favour, you'll likely find a bottle to uncork around here. Options within a 45-minute drive include the maritime museum of Chatham Historic Dockyard, the cathedral city of Canterbury, and the Kent & East Sussex Railway, from Tenterden to Bodiam Castle 10 and a half miles away. Prefer to stick closer to him? Perhaps play a round at the golf course next door to the farm. If you do like to be beside the seaside, sands and waters are at Swale, Sheerness, Dymchurch and Whitstable, all around 30-40 minutes' drive away; do stop off at the last to sample some famed Whitstable oysters (if you're around in summer, the Whitstable Oyster Festival is held over a weekend every July).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Minster Leas 17.6 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sheerness 17.7 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Leysdown 18.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Excellent
West Beach, Whitstable 19.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Dymchurch 19.3 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Leeds Castle 3.7 mi

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 6.3 mi

Kent & East Sussex Railway 9 mi

Ashford Designer Outlet 10.5 mi

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest 12.3 mi

National Trust

Stoneacre 4.8 mi

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 6.9 mi

Sprivers Garden 10.9 mi

Smallhythe Place 11.2 mi

Scotney Castle 12.7 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

CHILSTON PARK 3.2 mi

LEEDS CASTLE 3.6 mi

Hollingbourne 4.7 mi

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PLACE 5 mi

LINTON PARK 5.8 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Kent?

  • Does Kings Oak Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Kings Oak Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Kings Oak Farm? Castles and gardens first, as Kent is of course famed throughout the land for both: spectacular Leeds Castle is three miles from the farm; Sissinghurst Castle Garden (one of the best known … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Kings Oak Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    Please contact the site 30 minutes before arrival to be greeted.

    Late arrivals can be accommodated until 8 pm. for a fee.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Kings Oak Farm? From £35 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.