Orchard View Holiday Park

From £15 For 1 night, 6 adults 9.4 43 reviews
Visitor image of the pitches (added by manager 20 Sep 2022)
Visitor image of the lovely peaceful spot (added by manager 20 sep 2022)
Local residents (added by manager 18 may 2021)
Spacious grass site (added by manager 18 may 2021)

  • Back-to-basics grass pitches among apple trees in Kent countryside
  • A 25 minutes drive to Leeds Castle, and 15 minutes to Maidstone
  • Secure rural site in apple orchards, with a store and pubs nearby
Orchard View Holiday Park is a peaceful, simple site hidden away in 27 acres of farmland near Maidstone in Kent. It’s just the spot for escapist family breaks in tranquil countryside, and you’ll also be rewarded with views across the apple orchards and fields full of grazing cows Despite the rural location, you’re not too far away from anything however, with a handy store in Wateringbury (10 minutes’ drive) for picking up bits and bobs, and large supermarkets in Maidstone if you need to do a big shop. If you’re after a break from cooking (barbecues are allowed on site by the way), head for one of the many traditional cider pubs in the local villages. There’s only a handful of grass pitches available at this back-to-basics site, but it’s open all year around so you can glimpse the changing seasons during an off-season break too. Amenities include drinking water and waste disposal, but please note there are no loos. The site entrance is locked, so your stuff stays nice and safe when you go off exploring – and you must, because there’s a lot to see and do locally, from historic landmarks to Formula One racing and hop farms tours.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 7
Tent pitches 10
Open all year
Please note
  • This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

The site is picturesque, surrounded by orchards. Neat ground with multiple water…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The site is picturesque, surrounded by orchards. Neat ground with multiple water access points.

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I had a really lovely stay at this location. As a…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: I had a really lovely stay at this location. As a single mum travelling with my 10yo daughter it was as near to wild camping as I could offer. The pitch is gated with a security code so we at all times felt safe which is a huge factor in our satisfaction. The weather conditions were incredibly adverse but the staff, namely Paul made us feel very welcome and offered us a place to charge our phone which was the only gateway to the outside world. I cannot praise the staff enough at making us feel safe whilst experiencing the joy of nature at its fullest. The site is exactly what it states on the tin. No electric or toilet facilities but is a brilliant way for children to step into the realm of nature. We did 9 full days on the site and would have booked more, however the extreme wind meant that some of our tent poles were snapping. We cannot thank Paul enough for making our stay one of my daughters most treasured core memories. We met many different people during our stay and any parents considering removing internet devices from their children for an amount of time, I would wholeheartedly recommend this place. We enjoyed beautiful weather on the first weekend and my daughter made a "pirate ship" out of a trolley and formed a strong cohort of four girls for 3 whole days. We then formed an alliance with a man and his step son who were experimenting with bivvy tarpaulin tents. Please do not come to this site if you expect "mod cons" - it is a stripped back experience and should be judged as such. I have never known such rain but at the same time, we had a lovely time, its benefits will be reaped for more than the time we stayed. Thank you.

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Easy access, could come and go as we needed. Great local walks.…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Easy access, could come and go as we needed. Great local walks. Basic, water but no loo but then priced accordingly.

Disliked: It's a gently sloping sure so you'll need chocks to be totally flat. Risk of getting stuck if it's very wet too.

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Ideal for a couple of nights.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Very quiet

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Beautiful quiet area…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Tanya R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Beautiful quiet area

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Loved the goats and the facilities. Really nice site👍☺️…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Loved the goats and the facilities. Really nice site👍☺️

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Very peaceful

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Very peaceful place. Beautiful views probably on summer/spring becuse the apple trees.

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Lovely and quiet and so pretty surrounded by an orchard. Stayed for…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely and quiet and so pretty surrounded by an orchard. Stayed for a week, felt very secure with the coded gate. Will definitely be back

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Peaceful pleasant setting well maintained stayed just overnight.…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Peaceful pleasant setting well maintained stayed just overnight.

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Lovely basic site surrounded by the Orchard…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Paul S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely basic site surrounded by the Orchard

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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

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

Orchard View Holiday Park

Shingle Barn Lane

West Farleigh

Maidstone

Kent

England

ME15 0PN

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.2355°N
0.45251°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.1 mi King Street
4.2 mi King Street
9 mi Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
Rail
1.6 mi Wateringbury Rail Station
1.9 mi Yalding Rail Station
2 mi East Farleigh Rail Station
Ferry
15 mi Gravesend Pier
15.3 mi Tilbury Ferry Terminal
24.4 mi Woolwich Arsenal Pier
Airport
19.4 mi Biggin Hill Airport
25.5 mi London Southend Airport
25.5 mi London City 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

History combines with family fun at Leeds Castle (25 minutes’ drive), a big hit for its glorious gardens and ornate apartments (mum and dad) and zipwires (the kids), or you can mug up on a legend at Chartwell (40 minutes), where Winston Churchill lived for more than 40 years. Another historic landmark at Ightham Mote (30 minutes), a gorgeous, half-timbered and moated manor open for guided tours. Sporty types can be on the golf course in less than 20 minutes, and there are flat family walks along the East Farleigh Rail Trail (10 minutes). You can hire a narrow boat to potter along the Medway river, divert to the indoor pool at Freedom Leisure Maidstone (15 minutes) on the odd rainy day (this is Kent after all), or change pace and become a spectator at truck-racing rallies at Brands Hatch Circuit (half an hour). Learn about local beer brewing and meet Shire horses at The Hop Farm (10 minutes), or go for a tour and gin tasting at The Maidstone Distillery (20 minutes). And to step further back in time, delve into the rural past at the open-air Kent Life farming museum (25 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Sheerness 19.6 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Minster Leas 20.4 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Leigh Bell Wharf 22.7 mi Estuary Good N/A Poor N/A
Southend Chalkwell 22.9 mi Estuary N/A Good N/A Good
Southend Westcliff Bay 23.1 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Leeds Castle 7.8 mi

Ightham Mote 8.1 mi

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 9.9 mi

Scotney Castle 10 mi

Rochester Cathedral 10.8 mi

National Trust

Stoneacre 5.5 mi

Old Soar Manor 6.1 mi

Sprivers Garden 7.4 mi

Ightham Mote 8.2 mi

Scotney Castle 10.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Linton - Boughton Monchelsea - Linton 2.7 mi

MEREWORTH CASTLE 3 mi

LINTON PARK 3 mi

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PLACE 3.9 mi

MOTE PARK 4.7 mi

Local events

  • Mighty Hoopla (Saturday 1 June 2024 – Saturday 1 June 2024)

    London, Greater London 28.2 mi

  • Wick Street Festival (Thursday 29 August 2024 – Thursday 29 August 2024)

    Polegate, East Sussex 29 mi

  • All Points East (Saturday 17 August 2024 – Saturday 17 August 2024)

    London, Greater London 29.6 mi

  • Glyndebourne Festival (Thursday 16 May 2024 – Thursday 16 May 2024)

    Lewes, East Sussex 30 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 Orchard View Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Orchard View Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Orchard View Holiday Park? History combines with family fun at Leeds Castle (25 minutes’ drive), a big hit for its glorious gardens and ornate apartments (mum and dad) and zipwires (the kids), or you can mug … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Orchard View Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Orchard View Holiday Park? From £15 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.