Very nice site - friendly staff and not expensive considering it's location. Toilets basic but perfectly adequate. A pity though, that if you're not fishing, you're not allowed to walk or cycle anywhere off the camping field and near any of the 7 or so fishing lakes. I know that's a shame, as I did cycle round for 10 minutes before I was informed of the rule! It's absolutely beautiful in the crisp October sunlight, but all out of bounds, and nothing at all else to do on the site. It's also a shame the staff didn't point out the extensive Foulmead country park next door. We found it anyhow, and had a fab 3 hours mountainbiking and walking around the extensive reclaimed pit.
We stayed here in May and were very disappointed. The ladies shower room urgently needs updating, its very small and the floor and surrounds of shower was very dirty, most off putting. I felt much needed to be done and complained to staff, who were aware of the problems with the shower room
The area to park was ok in a large field with lots of birds. , but you can not walk around the fishing lakes, which was not clear when we booked.
Although this site states no tents we have just returned from a 4 night stay at this very quiet understated site with our 8 man tent!
Facilities are basic with no washing up sinks, however the showers do have lots of hot water, the down side is that they are very small and there is no where to put your towel apart from the window sill.
The site is very much geared towards the fisherman and the fishing on the 7 lakes was relaxing and plentiful, our 5 year old was most excited about catching her first Bream. The on-site tackle shop was well stocked and had very knowledgeable staff.
The camp site staff were also very helpful and accommodating as we decided we wanted to stay another night. Have to agree with Janet that the site was not child orientated with rules about no ball games of any sort and limited bike riding around the site, but our two (ages 9 & 5) did have fun!
This was our first CL site and very pleasant too. Huge open grassy field, horse paddock to one end and (roped-off) view across the fishing lakes at other. Other sides were tall whispering trees, and strangely there was a 'public' campsite too, also nice looking but plain, with EHU and open fields.
Only EHU at the CL site is in corner of field, so if there are 5 families visiting, it gets a bit squashed. Loos adequate; though gents was under repair; showers OK but small. In summary, ideal for a few nights away, not pretentious at all, very quiet and rural and great location for exploring Kent coast, from Dover/Dungness to Whitstable.
We have just returned from a week at Cottington Lakes, the facilities were very good. Staff very friendly and fishing in the lakes was excellent. There is a well stocked tackle shop on site ,a very modern cafe and bar all of which make you very welcome. Although this is mainly first and foremost a fishery catering mainly for visiting anglers we were made very welcome, and were placed on a very nice pitch. We will return next time we visit Kent, well worth a visit.
A lovely friendly site. Clean basic shower and toilet facilities and electric hook up. Accessible fresh water and waste points. Walking distance to Deal and Country Park (cycling and walking). Near (by car) to Canterbury, Sandwich, Folkestone. Fishing lakes, shop and cafe on site for the fishermen. Definitely not a site for children.
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