This is a C&CC Certificated site and a bit of gem - or a 'plum'.
The site is in the middle of East Kent between Canterbury and Thanet, in very rural orchard and market gardening territory, with some pretty villages.
I booked at short notice to spend three nights whilst visiting family in Kent and, as my OH had a business meeting near Canterbury. This seemed the perfect place for a bit of 'get away from it all' and indeed it was, helped by superb weather.
My enquiry was pleasantly dealt with and the owners didn't push for payment the moment I arrived, which is appreciated.
The site is in an old orchard, on a still-working fruit farm (plums and apples from what I saw) which makes for an attractive setting, and is sheltered by tree windbreaks. The grass was kept mown, and each pitch has an electricity point. The pitches are dotted around the edge of the orchard, with access either between the trees or across the top or bottom, depending on unit/car size. Our pitch was at the back/bottom of the site by the trees, which sheltered the tent from early morning sun, to stop us being hounded out by heat at 7. 00am.
The facilities, if you do not have your own, are a bit of a trek: across the orchard, over a lawn, to the back of the farmhouse next to a holiday cottage. The walk in pleasant weather was no hardship, although you do need a torch, as light pollution is minimal (A Good Thing), meaning you get to see lovely starry skies. In the rain you might consider a bucket!
There is one toilet with cold water handbasin in a rustic brick outhouse - probably the old 'privvy', it was, however, very clean despite the odd spider or three. When we were there, some rather majestic hollyhocks stood sentinel at the entrance, which added to the old-fashioned feel. Just to the right, is the shower, which also has a toilet and a basin with hot water - which you can use for washing-up, although that never seemed that hot. Please note that the shower room is more of a wet room, so brushing it out after use and propping the door open to let it dry, was the thing to do: there was always enough hot water for a decent shower. With the door closed, it was quite dark inside - the window was slowly turning into something akin to Sleeping Beauty's castle with ivy all over the outside. The loo/sink were clean with a hook for clothiing/toiletries, and TBH, it all added to the charm of the place. Loo roll was provided, and soap.
You can freeze ice-blocks in the farm's deep freeze, for no charge.
We spent a very pleasant few nights, in fact I camped solo on the first one, as OH had to be elsewhere. I felt very safe and enjoyed watching the stars and trying to spot the bunnies. We did see a weasel, which was a bit of a thrill.
The site is near the small village of Preston, which has a pub, a butcher, farm shop and local 'corner' shop, and a mini garden centre with cafe. We didn't use the pub there, lovely though it looked, but walked to East Stourmouth to the Dog & Duck, and enjoyed a pint or two. N. B. A torch is essential - it was dark, and the lanes are narrow.
Whilst there, we visited Minnis Bay, somewhere I'd not been for about 40 years, and then to St Margaret's Bay to meet up with my sister. Although I grew up in Kent, I'd forgotten how lovely and rural East Kent can be, and for those of a birdwatching inclination, Stodmarsh Nature Reserve is nearby, Pegwell Bay (where you can see seals, and you can also take boat trips on the River Stour.
It's not one of the least expensive C&CC sites @ £17 a night but, it is charming, quiet, and secluded, and there's lot to do around, including cycling, fishing, beaches and culture in Canterbury, or the quaint town of Sandwich. We could have stayed longer.
Maybe another time, perhaps when the blossom is out.