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Hatchers Farm
The Street
Preston
Canterbury
Kent   (Browse area)
CT3 1ED
Tel: 07873 597295
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Pitches: 16
Open: 27 March --20 Sept 2020

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 36 Reviews
                10/10 from 36 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Coronavirus Update

Our site is open and we are taking bookings , please be assured you can book with confidence. Our toilets are Open. Our showers are Open. Other communal areas may be restricted - please check with us for more information

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hcwinsemius 2 reviews from this member

 Summary:

This relatively new campsite is great and, if properly signposted in the near future, will likely attract more visitors in the next seasons. Pitches: very large, comfortable and well kept; staff: always available in the form of the camping owners; facilities: meticulously clean and always hot water, plenty of plugin points and a fridge available. The rating of 10/10 is not overdoing it.

Site:

If you plan to travel from Calais to Dover and are looking for a first place to explore the coastlines of Kent, then look no further. This camp site is literally on a farm, in fact you pitch your tent on a typical Kentish orchard and each family/group gets one lane to pitch on, keep their car and play football or other games. The owners are farmers who a. O. Grow plums and cherries. They provide these for free within their season and also offer other vegetables for sale. There are some chicken at the facilities area, which were very popular with our 1 and 3 year old children, whilst we were washing the dishes.

Surroundings:

This site is very close to all Kent coast lines and close to some surprisingly nice towns. Of course Canterbury (about 30 minutes drive) but also Sandwich is very close by (about 20 minutes by car). Sandwich is a very nice town to visit during one or two days and do a city walk.

Staff: John and his wife are very pleasant people and are really interested in their guests. What I liked is that the owners were more or less always around during day time, so that you can ask questions, directions, anything that comes up at anytime of the day.

Facilities: These are kept meticulously clean and the shower is perfect! Always hot water! Only the sink usually did not have hot water for some reason, but this didn't really bother us. The capacity as yet is ok (only one shower and toilet) but my feeling is that they should expand once the camp site becomes more known. During the weekend days we experienced some queues but nothing really bothersome.

Pros compared to other sites:

- you can eat as many of the in season fruits as you can (July: cherries, August: plums, we even got a whole box of plums to carry home! Made excellent plum pies!).

- Extremely pleasant owners, always available.

- On-farm chickens, nice attraction for small children

- Veggies for sale on the farm

- perfect location to visit all coast lines, as well as canterbury, all within 30 minutes.

Cons:

- somewhat expensive, although nothing extraordinary: about 20% more expensive compared to our other camp sites during these holidays

- only one shower/toilet/washing sink. Note that this is not a problem at this moment yet as the camp site is not very well known yet. Some queues may occur during weekends but nothing to worry about.

- during our visit, there was a family with a dog that ran loose all the time. Apparently this is allowed, but if you have small children, this may not be ideal. 


Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Bamptonian 4 reviews from this member

 Hatchers Farm is a hidden gem! I don't want the word to spread out too far and wide as the character of this lovely little site is partly due to its low-key location. I had a really relaxed stay on a quiet and peaceful site. Fantastic pitches, generous sized amongst the orchard tree rows. I was even invited to help myself to plums by the very friendly owner (John). For someone who enjoys no-frills camping, having the use of a fridge/freezer on site was a special bonus and much appreciated. The facilities were good an modern, though it's only a small site.

If it becomes too popular they will need to expand from the one loo and shower, but for the small number of people on site at the time there was no problem.

The site is well situated close to Canterbury, with easy access to the coast north, east and south, and right on the doorstep of Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve.

Highly recommended! 


Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Allplayandnowork 2 reviews from this member

 We received a warm and relaxed welcome and were directed to pitch where we liked, John was super friendly and walked us around and pointed out the facilities and directed us to help ourselves to cherries (how could we not!) We pitched in an 'avenue' between the cheery trees, the pitches are big enough for a few tents and cars if you want to camp with friends or there is enough space at the site for an avenue to yourself if you prefer - no need to turn up early or fight for a pitch - best layout we have seen and all were nice and level with cherry or plum trees to separate you from your neighbours.

Toilet and shower were simple and immaculate, occasionally had to wait a moment but it gives you chance to watch the chickens. Shared fridge and a couple of charging sockets are a great addition.

The village is worth a visit, great butchers, little shop for anything you have forgot and more and a great little pub serving decent, reasonable grub and nice beer, all within a 2 min walk.

Highly recommended 


Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mummy2147 2 reviews from this member

 Fantastic site inbetween the cherry and plum trees. Farmer was friendly. The toilet and shower were really clean, the site was clean and tidy. We had a firepit and was given wood for it too and allowed a bbq. There is water tap available on each site and cars parked by tents was a bonus. It was really peaceful and we were offered fruit of the trees too. The only downside is the entrance is not well signposted when coming from plucks gutter way. 


Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Highnoon 1 review from this member

 A new camp site. Toilet and shower new and clean. Camp between cheery trees or the next field witch is another orchard. Very large pitches 40x10 meters. I stayed for 7 nights, one of the best site's I have been to. Both of owners are very friendly and helpful. Very good tv reception. A visit to Canterbury is a must a wonderful city. Had holy communion at the cathedral 11 'o'clock on sunday. No charge. There is a village shop you can get most things there, this shop was built in 1700. A charming young girl will serve you. Go and enjoy. 

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Justine salmon 1 review from this member

 The site was as listed on the web site toilet & shower block clean and hot water. A fridge freezer available & washing up facilities. Very peaceful tents pitched inbetween the cherry trees in the orchard A dog friendly pub a few minutes walk, an excellent butchers & garden centre with tea room

The host was very friendly & welcoming, the dog was pleased not to have to be always on the lead we will be returning 


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