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- Family-run farm site in the Kent Downs, a mile from Halling village
- A 10-minute drive to Rochester, 20 minutes to Leeds Castle
- Well-stocked farm shop on site; next to the North Downs Way
There’s history all around at Croquet Lawn Camping at Court Farm – this farm site in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is in the midst of the Medway’s megalithic sites (including Kit’s Coty and Coldrum Long Barrow), and part of an area once occupied by the Romans.
The Lingham family can’t trace their history back quite that far, but they’ve still managed to notch up 150 years of living on this fine agricultural estate a mile from the village of Halling. The manor house dates back to the early middle ages though, and the estate is clearly a place that’s well settled in its environment (you can tell by the way the wild pheasants stroll nonchalantly around the place, and the fact that hawks, badgers and squirrels seem happy to stop by too…)
This is still a working farm, so you’ll be surrounded by fields of arable crops and grass-fed sheep and cows, and with free-range chickens to see as well. All of this feeds into the very popular and well-stocked farm shop and bakery on site, which is open six days a week (not Mondays) and provides all sorts of local treats including fresh meat, bread and veg, dairy and deli snacks and Kentish fruit juices and local ales to wash it all down.
All of this means you’re likely to want to barbecue or picnic as much as possible – and you’re welcome to do so, but it’s also handy to note that there’s an excellent pub in the village if you fancy venturing out.
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From the manager...
We're very sorry about this miscommunication - as you can see from the "rave reviews" we've had in the past (10/10), this hasn't happend before. Normally I am there to show you around but unfortunately I had to visit family urgently in Australia. Apologies.
Spacious pitch Farm location Close to train station (within 1 …
Brilliant place to stay. Tania and Andrew were very hospitable. …
Absolutely perfect for a short break with kids
The site was excellent if you want to get away from city life!
Really nice place to stay,’run by very friendly helpful people
From the manager...
Dear Paul, Thanks so much for your kind review, we loved having you here at Court Farm! Note that the harvest season is nearly over and then our car parking arrangements will return to normal ie right next to the campsite so only a walking distance of a couple of meters. Sorry for the inconvenience, but as a working farm we had to put health & safety first for the few weeks we needed the "top barn" for the tractors driving back and forth unloading the tonnes of harvested grain :)
Great site for walking, easy access to North Downs Way
Very nice quiet campsite, basic amenities, but a beautiful place …
24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
— 6.5 miles
6.5 miles King Street — 7.1 miles
7.1 miles King Street — 7.1 miles
- Train stations
Halling Rail Station
— 0.8 miles
0.8 miles Snodland Rail Station — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Cuxton Rail Station — 2.0 miles
- Ferry ports
— 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Woolwich Arsenal Pier — 18.2 miles
Biggin Hill Airport
— 17.1 miles
17.1 miles London Southend Airport — 19.0 miles
19.0 miles London City Airport — 19.3 miles
You won’t have to go very far to get to the closest attraction – a simple 10-minute stroll gets you to the bright blue waters of St Andrew’s Lakes, for wild swims, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking or a bounce across its inflatable assault course. If you’d rather stay dry, take a ramble through the farm’s woodland down to the marshlands alongside the Medway River, or set out for a walk on the North Downs Way, which passes by the site.
If you’d like to tick off those ancient megalithic sites, plan a day taking in Kits Coty House (15 minutes’ drive) and Coldrum Long Barrow (20 minutes) – or follow the guided walk from the farm to the latter.
Rochester (15 minutes) is another place to put on your list, for its museum, cathedral and castle, and you may also like to plan outings to Leeds Castle (20 minutes) and Canterbury (40 minutes). For a rather more modern day out, sign up for go-karting sessions at Buckmore Park (15 minutes) or get to grips with the bigger vehicles at Diggerland Kent (10 minutes).
- Rochester Castle (4.1 miles)
- Rochester Cathedral (4.1 miles)
- The Historic Dockyard Chatham (5.1 miles)
- Cobham Wood and Mausoleum (2.4 miles)
- Owletts (2.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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- When can I check in and check out of Croquet Lawn Camping at Court Farm?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.