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Far Acre Farm

8.9

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General

  • Family-run farm site overlooking its own vineyard
  • Between 20 and 25 minutes from The Hop Farm and Leeds Castle
  • Many more vineyards nearby: help available to arrange tours/tastings

You may have heard that the lush county of Kent has rather a few vineyards. Over 50, in vino fact, many of which should be ambled around on a Kent holiday of any type to source many, clanking, souvenirs.

And if you're keen to source Kent wine but don't want to go too far? Bed down at the green and spacious setting of Far Acre Farm 12 miles from Tonbridge, where a vineyard has been flourishing opposite the farm since 2010, to produce still and sparkling wines from pinot noir, pinot meunier, bacchus and chardonnay grapes: bottles and cases available, of course, to buy (the team particularly recommends its sparkling blanc de noir).

Far Acre has easy access to local attractions such as The Hop Farm, Bedgebury, Sissinghurst and Leeds Castle. It's close too to other Kent vineyards if your samples here make you eager to meander further; the Far Acre owners can arrange tours and tastings if you let them know in advance.

The site covers two and a half acres of handsome and level Weald of Kent ground, in a region once famed for its hops and apples and now known for its home-produced sparkling wines. It's a family-friendly and pet-friendly place, with plenty of room for roaming, playing or canine-led walkies, and is in a splendid setting for evening campfires (with wine), using the Far Acre upcycled fire baskets and firewood.

Amenities include showers and toilets, a washing-up area, charging facilities, chemical disposal and ice pack freezing.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 28 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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All in all a great stay,would recommend this site and will be returnin09/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fire pit supplied,good location,friendly owner

    Disliked: 

    Toilets (women)heater did not work

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Very good site quite Jenni was very welcoming09/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quite and friendly

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The location and tranquility. Owners really friendly... Love the wine..had …09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location and tranquility. Owners really friendly... Love the wine..had a chilled bottle and borrowed flutes both nights! Will 100% be back again...

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Nice size campsite, not over crowded, with a very welcoming …09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames H.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Nice size campsite, not over crowded, with a very welcoming host. Good location to explore the area and beyond. The bell tent was fitted out well with everything you needed, including a gas stove and also a fire pit with logs to buy.

    Disliked: 

    Hot water didn't last long, if paying for just a pitch wouldn't have minded to much really but for the money it cost for the bell tent for the weekend I'd expect better. I was surprised that the hot water seemed to have been gone for all day when we returned late afternoon and it was still cold, normally I would expect it to be back by then even if it does run out in the morning.

From the manager...

Hello James
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I'm very sorry about the hot water.
Someone had actually gone into our consumer unit (above head height so I'm assuming an adult!) and switched the hot water switch off!*
I didn't know this until another camper kindly told me at about 4pm that there was no hot water. Within just 40 minutes of being told of the problem, hot water in the tank was back on!
As I say when people arrive, let me know if something is wrong and I'll do my best to fix it.
*This has never happened before, but I'm now fitting a lock around the consumer unit so it can't be 'tinkered' with again.

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Great site with ample space and a warm welcome.09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephanie F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lady that ran the campsite was so friendly and helpful, she made us feel so welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

Ah thanks for your lovely review and pics, too.
Really hope you can come again soon.
Jx

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Great site, very friendly site and great pitch allowing campfires.08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Hosts were kind and accommodating. The site itself was nice but small.

    Disliked: 

    Location was not the best for a young group looking for a holiday unless willing to travel a while for attractions.
    Would like to see extended facilities at the site itself as the toilet/shower area was quite small however makes sense as the site itself is small.

From the manager...

Hi Elizabeth
Thanks for coming to stay with us.
We are lucky to have a lot of lovely attractions and things to do nearby:
The footpath outside our campsite takes you to a wonderful river where you can swim and play.
There is a wonderful pick-your-own farm, Lower Ladysden Farm, with their Maize Maze.
And by car we have:
Bedgebury Pinetum (7miles, 15min drive)
The Hop Farm (8miles, 18mins)
Scotney Castle (9miles, 17min)
Bewl Water (9miles, 20mins)
Leeds Castle (12miles, 24mins)
Hastings- Beach, Aquarium, Smugglers Caves etc (25miles, 45mins)
Camber Sands beach (27miles, 50mins)
and many, many more.

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Very friendly staff Very tidy campsite Good size pitch Had …08/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchristopher a.Confirmed

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

    Very friendly staff
    Very tidy campsite
    Good size pitch
    Had everything you need for a chilled break

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From the manager...

Thanks for your lovely review and hope you can visit again soon. x

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A good no-frills site near Goudhurst.08/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarian C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly owner. Clean facilities. Small site. Has glamping tents. Level pitches. Great recycling facilities offered. Can hire fire baskets etc. On a vineyard with opportunities to buy the wines. Maybe not take young children as no play area but plenty of space for kids to run around in.

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Owner was lovely! Nice quiet campsite with beautiful views08/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Owner was lovely! Nice quiet campsite with beautiful views

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Our first Camping Holiday with 6 year son ,owner very …08/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNikhil M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Our first Camping Holiday with 6 year son ,owner very friendly and helpful. Had a great time Facility very clean, good walk to the nearby stream will definitely reconmend. We will definitely come back.

    Disliked: 

    None

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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

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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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Goudhurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN12 9LT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1590°N 0.4866°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lamberhurst: Chequers Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Flimwell Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
Maidstone: Chequers Centre Bus Station — 8.0 miles
Train stations
Marden Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Staplehurst Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Paddock Wood Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Gravesend Pier — 20.5 miles
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 20.8 miles
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 27.8 miles
Airports
Biggin Hill Airport — 23.0 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 24.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 28.2 miles

Directions


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

It's easy to get out and about around Kent, the seaside and the south of England from around here, either by road or via the excellent rail connections to London and the coast from Tonbridge within half an hour's drive. Trains depart regularly to London Victoria, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, as well as to Dover Priory, Ramsgate and Maidstone.

Have a family day out at famed The Hop Farm, the 400-acre country park with a huge amount of stuff to see and do to keep kids and grownups (and possibly even teens) fully occupied, around the period village recreation, museum and wealth of attractions including a magic castle, theatre, soft play and inflatable boats and slides. Giant jumping pillows, a petting farm and a kids' driving school are around for excitable small sorts, while bigger types should like the falconry centre and the 4D cinema.

The miles of walking and cycling trails of Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, and the famed Grade I-listed gardens of Sissinghurst Castle are both 15 minutes away.

Must see

  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (5.1 miles)
  • Scotney Castle (5.7 miles)
  • Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (6.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Sprivers Garden (3.5 miles)
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (5.2 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.

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  • When can I check in and check out of Far Acre Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

    Please let the owners know where you have pitched up after you have arrived and picked a pitch.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £15.00 (€16.97) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

The toilet/shower block will be closed between 30/09/19 and 01/04/20.

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