Roland House Farm and Lakes

Headcorn Road, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8PJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Our CL is a well tended, peaceful site set amidst 20 acres of fields and lakes in the village of Smarden, situated in the beautiful 'Weald of Kent'. Ideally situated for exploring the castles of Leeds, Sissinghurst and Bodiam, the Kent and Sussex Railway in Tenterden, The Kent and Sussex Coast and the many historic and pretty surrounding villages. There are numerous footpaths to explore or country lanes, for those who prefer their enjoyment on two wheels. There are local village amenities including pubs, tearooms and a small supermarket. For those interested in conservation, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation Big Cat Sanctuary, is just a short walk from the site.

The site incorporates 'Sam's Lakes' a coarse fishery which has two well stocked lakes which contain Carp, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Chub, Barbel, Perch and Gudgeon. The CL site is just 40 yards from the lakes (screened by a hedge) and is suitable for disabled visitors. The pitches are located on a lawned 0.75 acre field, with EHU and usual facilities. Well behaved dogs are welcome (plse speak to owner at time of booking) and we offer a dedicated dog exercise area within the site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good

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0.75 acres

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Postcode:
TN27 8PJ
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Lat 51.16425 / Lon 0.66412
OS field ref:
TQ864440
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Dover (30 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Headcorn

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Excellent Cl

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of October Even with the terrible weather over the last few weeks the site was immaculate Fishing was quite easy from the 2 lakes with plenty of carp surrendering to my rods Aerial displays and multiple parachute jumps occurred during our stay (nearby aerodrome) and listening to the lions roaring in the evening from the nearby sanctury was a treat There is a railway line that borders the property but in didnt detract from our stay I would have no problem reccomending this site to others and i think we will return ourselves next year when the weather is better
Caravanner from Essex

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Fantastic site

This is one of the best CLs we have ever stayed on. We were welcomed on arrival and taken to the site which was kept meticulously tidy throughout our stay. Through a little walkway were the fishing lakes (Sam's Lakes). These lakes were excellent! My husband caught his biggest fish yet which was a 20lb Grass Carp. He was very happy! There is a small cafe by the lake and the couple who run this were also very helpful - especially when my husband tried to land his fish! Definitely a site we would like to return to.

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All CL sites should be as lovely as this

We have just spent a week here on this lovely site and can say without doubt it's the very best CL that we have had the pleasure to stay at. The owners are very welcoming and approachable they keep the whole site perfect. The lakes are so well looked after everything is clean and a real pleasure to fish in such perfect surroundings. The nearby village of Headcorn is a gem we had fresh bread daily from the bakers the butcher next door was excellent great produce and good value. We live in Kent so not too far for us as we live in east Kent on the coast the area around the site was a lovely contrast very pretty villages and countryside, lovely to hear the wild cats at the big cat sanctuary close by. Can't recommend this site highly enough look forward to many more visits .
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Fantastic site

The most well looked after site we've ever stayed at and the owner goes out of his way to look after guests. Even drove me to the nearest cash point in his own car so we didn't have to take the MH. The site is well sign posted so easy to find. Easy access and flat. I would recommend this site to anyone
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Above & Beyond The Call Of Duty

We booked this site as we were going to a wedding reception at the nearby wildlife park. The wedding ceremony was in Bexley about 1 hrs drive away. As the wedding event had a Routemaster bus transferring guests we envisaged having to leave our car and then collect it the next morning which would have been an expensive taxi ride or train in and out of London. On the Friday evening the owner came to our van and said she would drive us to Bexley at 8:30am to save us the problem on the Sunday. These owners certainly go far more than the extra mile to say the least. As far as the site goes it is immaculately maintained with the most space between vans we have ever come across. The big bonus is that in the evening you listen to the sounds of the Lions (well secured I hasten to add), £15 a night is much cheaper than going to the Serengeti!!!
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