Sunninglye Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England South East England Kent Tunbridge Wells

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Walking
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.

Details

Facilities

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 your tent.

Suitable For

Dogs (on leads and booked in advance) – Yes. Big groups, single-sex groups – by arrangement only

Nearby

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.

Food & 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.

Open

Easter–October

Pricing

From £295 for 3 nights

Accommodation

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Location

Sunninglye Farm, Sunninglye Farm, Dundale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9AG

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Getting There

From M25:
If coming from the west, exit the M25 at junction 5 and keep in the left-hand lanes for the M26. Take the first exit, signposted A21 Sevenoaks and Hastings. If coming from the east, exit the M25 at junction 5 and keep in the right-hand lanes for the A21 to Sevenoaks and Hastings, you will now join the A21.

Follow the A21 dual carriageway for approximately 11 miles until the road converges into a single lane. Continue straight ahead, through the roundabout, then take the third exit at the next roundabout, signposted Frant Station. Follow Dundale Lane for 2½ miles, over a small bridge and past a small lodge on your left. The entrance to the farm is approximately ½ mile on the left – there's a sign attached to a large oak tree to mark the entrance.

From A26 South:
Take A26 North through Crowborough heading towards Tunbridge Wells, until the road converges into a single lane. After approximately 1½ mile, bear right at the crossroads, along Bunny Lane. At the end turn right onto the A267 towards Frant and take the 2nd left in the village by the shop. Continue straight ahead at both junctions and follow the lane to Bells Yew Green, approximately 1½ miles. Go straight over the main road and follow the lane for 1 mile. Take the right-hand fork at the junction, signposted to Kippings Cross. The farm is 1 mile further along this lane on the right-hand side.

We cannot be reached by public transport. 

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