Peaceful glampsite on the Kent/Sussex borders.

Part of the hugely successful Feather Down Farms concept, Sunninglye Farm is camping for those who like their creature comforts – rustic decor and outdoor living but with comfy bedding and all mod cons thrown in, including a hob, wood burner and coffee grinder. Feather Down takes pride in the details, making sure you always get a jaw-dropping view, the eggs are always ready to be collected from the chicken coop; and fresh bacon and milk is only a larder trip away. This leaves you more time to concentrate on enjoying yourself and making the most of your surroundings. You don't need a tent, as they come pre-erected, fully furnished and resembling something close to a rural pop-up palace. Feather Down use redundant land from farmers, build the tents, and then let the farmers look after you.

Set in the High Weald of Kent on the Kent/Sussex borders, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, peaceful Sunninglye Farm is a beautiful spot that's home to the Rocky Field, the nature-watch hideout, where badgers, foxes and deer can be seen. It's also perfectly placed for visits to the elegant spa town of Tunbridge Wells, the Bewl Water Reservoir, Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest – the setting for TV's Pride & Prejudice.

Our favourite spot

Dogs (on leads and booked in advance) – Yes. Big groups, single-sex groups – by arrangement only, please call 01420 80804 to discuss your requirements.

The local area

There are more stately homes, castles, churches and gardens in the surrounding area than in any other part of the UK. Take a trip to Leeds Castle (01622 765400) in Maidstone, which was named the 'loveliest castle in the world' and is surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland.

Closer to home, there's plenty to do in historic Tunbridge Wells all year round. The historic Pantiles and Chalybeate Spring that marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells are not to be missed.

Marle Place Gardens (01892 722304), in nearby Brenchley, is a hidden gem. Explore 10 acres of formal privately-owned gardens, plus many more acres of woodland and orchard.

Best local places to eat and drink

There's one pub in the village, the Brecknock Arms (01892 750237) which and stocks a full range of the Harveys ales and home-cooked food. A much wider selection of culinary options can be found in nearby Royal Tunbridge Wells. Pulpito (01892 525565), a Spanish tapas bar, serves fresh dishes such as grilled octopus with paprika and The Black Dog (01892 549543) serves some of the best breakfasts in town. Cherry Gardens Farm (01892 862307) has a fantastic selection of homegrown produce in its farm shop as well as local honey and home-made jam. They also offer a pick-your-own service during the summer months, where guests can stock up on raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and Victoria plums.

Why stay with us?

You can spend an hour grooming one of the Sunninglye's ponies, learning general maintenance and stable duties. Alternatively, request a kayaking experience, where you can take sit-on-top kayaks for a trip down the river Medway.

Each tent comes with a starter supply of candles, bin liner, toilet roll and first wood box. There is an onsite honesty shop for necessities such as extra toilet rolls and candles. Each tent has a kitchen sink for fresh drinking water and a flushing toilet, plus a BBQ, picnic table and an area for a camp fire. Showers are in a separate block, a short walk from the camping field.


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