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- Small and simple farm site on the Coast to Cathedral cycle route
- Canterbury, Howlett's Zoo and Wingham Wildlife Park within 15 minutes
- Half an hour's drive from Dover, Deal and Walmer Castles
Partial to a pedal-powered pilgrimage? The 50-mile Coast to Cathedral route across the Kent Downs between Canterbury and Dover passes right by this fab farm site.
Sunnyside Farm Camping is a small and simple affair, on a farm whose family have been tilling the soil and rearing livestock here for generations. Having been farming the Pett Bottom valley so long they’ve got a road named after them, the family running the site know the area like no-one else can, and they’re happy to advise on biking and walking paths nearby. By car, it's a little under five minutes’ drive from here to the hamlet of Pett Bottom, and a 15-minute journey to the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury.
After each year’s harvest, a herd of sheep joins the cows, chickens and arable crops here, making for a lively chorus of countryside sounds: when pottering across to collect fresh breakfast eggs from the porch, taking in the views over the Kent Downs, you could be holidaying in Chaucer’s time... (The amenities belong firmly in this era though: clean, basic and bright shared washrooms housed in a wooden farm building.)
And if you prefer cantering to cycles and strolls? Pay a call to the riding centre in the village, and trek the chalk hills on horseback for added historical vibes.
Open from 04/01/2021 to 10/31/2021
The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
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Non-electric grass pitch
Max. persons: 5 x
One Tent or Camper trailer or Caravan or Class B motorhome or RV site allowed per pitch
Pitch size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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We had a lovely weekend here
Excellent site, lovely and quiet, friendly staff.
Lovely friendly farm site.
Clean & friendly
This is basic camping as it should be
Small number of clients. Reasonably quiet. Owners helpful.
Really lovely site. Small and literally right next to a …
From the manager...
I'm sorry your stay wasn't as expected. Please make sure you read the details before booking as we don't claim to be anything but a basic campsite. It's been a bit tricky with all this wet weather but we have tried our best with cutting the grass.
If other guests are not adhering to our late night noise policy, please let us know as we more than happy to ask them to lower the noise.
Unfortunately the lack of water was beyond our control. Over 5000 people were affected by a burst water pipe and the water board have been digging out all weekend to try and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
It's a shame you have decided to write these comments despite some of these reasons being out of our control.
The site and facilities are clean, the staff are friendly
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
- Coach stations
New Dover Road Park and Ride Terminal
— 3.9 kilometres
3.9 kilometres Bus Station — 5.5 kilometres
5.5 kilometres Swan Lane — 15.1 kilometres
- Train stations
Bekesbourne Rail Station
— 4.9 kilometres
4.9 kilometres Canterbury East Rail Station — 5.4 kilometres
5.4 kilometres Chartham Rail Station — 6.2 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal
— 14.6 kilometres
14.6 kilometres Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 19.8 kilometres
19.8 kilometres Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 19.9 kilometres
Kent International Airport
— 22.8 kilometres
22.8 kilometres Lydd London Ashford Airport — 32.3 kilometres
32.3 kilometres London Southend Airport — 46.7 kilometres
Please note there are two Sunnyside Farms on Pitchup near Canterbury. This one is the one near the village of Bridge; use the site postcode for the satnav.
From the A2 heading towards Dover, take the second exit for Canterbury/Bridge. Turn right going over the A2 and follow the road to a crossroads (look for signs to the Duck Inn). Head straight across into Station Road and then take the second left, signposted Pett Bottom. Go under the old railway bridge; the site is at the next turning on the right (about 1.5 miles). If you get to the Duck Inn you have just passed the farm!
From the A2 London bound, turn off for Bridge/Bishopsbourne. Go through the village of Bridge and as you head out away from the village up the hill, turn left at the crossroads into Station Road. Take the second left, signposted Pett Bottom. Go under the old railway bridge and the site is at the next turning on the right (about 1.5 miles). If you get to the Duck Inn you have just passed the farm!
When you’ve walked, cycled and hacked across Kent, there’s only one option left: make for Canterbury (15 minutes’ drive) and punt or canoe your way down the Stour, stopping off for wanders of the Roman walls and guided Chaucer themed town walks, to finish up in the cathedral.
For more adventures in the ancient, the trio of Deal, Walmer and Dover Castles are all half an hour’s drive away and full of sights from times gone by, including a Roman lighthouse, secret World War II tunnels and the Duke of Wellington’s seaside pad. History with a side serving of bells and whistles can be had with a steam ride on the restored Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (40 minutes).
Half an hour away, the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve serves up cliffs and saltmarshes, with seal colonies offshore in winter and summer cuckoos and nightingales turning the place into a sound garden. Or visit Britain’s only desert: Dungeness National Nature Reserve (50 minutes) is a landscape loved by waders and migratory birds, made extra picworthy by the looming power station.
For more contained encounters with wildlife, try Wingham Wildlife Park, a large collection of small creatures with exotic names such as tamanduas and cloud rats, while bigger beasts including Kent’s only giant anteaters stalk the plains at Howlett’s Zoo; both are half an hour away.
- St Augustine's Abbey (5.6 kilometres)
- Canterbury Tales (5.7 kilometres)
- Canterbury Cathedral (5.8 kilometres)
- The White Cliffs of Dover (20.2 kilometres)
- South Foreland Lighthouse (21.7 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Sunnyside Farm Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Sunnyside Farm Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Sunnyside Farm Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Sunnyside Farm Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Sunnyside Farm Camping? When you’ve walked, cycled and hacked across Kent, there’s only one option left: make for Canterbury (15 minutes’ drive) and punt or canoe your way down the Stour, stopping off for wanders … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Sunnyside Farm Camping?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Sunnyside Farm Camping? From $39.91 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability