The Field

3 Downbarton Farm Cottages, Downbarton Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0QQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Very old village with two pubs that sell very good beer and food. There is also a post office, shop and a church.
  • Lots of walking areas. Adjacent to riding menagerie with views across the fields.
  • Close to Whitstable, Hernbay, Birchington, Westgate, Marget, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Sandwich and Deal. All within a very short drive.
  • In 2020 the Open Golf will be held at Sandwich, which makes us an ideal location to stay at.
  • Lots to do in our area.
  • We have a notice board with local information of things to do and see.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CT7 0QQ
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GPS:
Lat 51.351851 / Lon 1.246364
OS field ref:
TR261664
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: All local towns
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Dover (21 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Birchington
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Wonderful little CL.

The Field
Lovely little site, in a great location. Two great pubs nearby which serve food. Good walks straight from the site. Would recommend and would definitely return.

Musley

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Reviewed on 11/05/2022 14:26

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Great CL and lovely host

The Field
We arrived later than planned but that was absolutely no problem. Melvyn was quick to reply to our messages and kindly gave lots of helpful information about visiting Canterbury and Whitstable. The site was easy to find and virtually level - we didn't need our blocks. It is down a narrow lane but perfectly accessible for most units. There was another caravan on site but apart from that we had the site to ourselves. We had a lovely stay and will definitely return if we are looking to visit the area again. We particularly enjoyed the tip about Whatsum Brewery and enjoyed a drink there one evening. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you :)

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Reviewed on 03/04/2022 17:06

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We stayed at this great little CL while visiting friends who live in the area. We were made to feel very welcome by Melvyn who explained about all the best places to visit locally. The site had everything we needed and even though there had been quite a lot of rain over the few days prior to our visit the ground was still firm and not excessively muddy. Many thanks - We will definitely return. Nicola & Stuart

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Reviewed on 07/03/2022 16:04

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We initially booked for 4 nights but had to cancel our last night. The site is down a little lane - with very few passing places - especially if all the parking places down the lane are full. We were lucky on our arrival and drove straight in, but on our departure we had to find a suitable place to pull in for an oncoming car (it would have been easier for him to pull in to the little lane on his left - but hey ho - thank goodness we weren't towing a caravan). The CL itself is overlooked by a row of cottages - hence the 4* for beauty of surroundings. Melvyn came to meet us on our arrival and told us we could pitch up anywhere. He also provided us with a map of the local area and told us about the great cycling in the area - which we took advantage of. That afternoon we had a walk from the CL to a nearby windmill and back. On the first full day we picked up the Viking Coastal Trail cycle path in the village to Reculver and then headed towards Herne Bay on the Oyster Bay Trail (NCR15) - onwards to Whitstable - where of course we had to partake of oysters - before picking up the Crab and Winkle trail (NCR1) to Canterbury before heading back stopping at a lovely pub on the cycle route. Kent is great for pub stops! We didn't visit the Cathedral at £14 each - you couldn't even walk round the outside of the cathedral without paying the admission fee. We had been before in the early 90s so it wasn't as though we hadn't been. That evening we joined another couple staying at the CL for an evening's line dancing in the village hall. The dance teacher didn't think she would have a big attendance that night - then we all rocked up. It was a hoot. Trev and I were pretty rubbish. At £3 a person it was a real good night though - topped off with a drink in the Bell Inn. The following day we cycled the 32 mile Viking Coastal Trail into Ramsgate - on to Broadstairs, Margate and Reculver then back to the CL - which was great. We had done part of it before but cycling the whole loop had to be done. The CL is certainly in a great location for visiting the coastal towns mentioned and there's certainly plenty of things to do in the area.

Carolee

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Reviewed on 03/10/2021 19:44

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We tried to book a place close to Herne bay as we were meeting friends. Everywhere was booked and I called Melvin from this site he said he was out but would get back to me. Which he did. He had a pitch. So the next day we left and arrived at the field. It is what it says on the tin a field but it has everything you need. Electric hook up, water and toilet waste unit. If you want peace and quiet and a place owned by such nice people you will not be disappointed. It’s in a stunning little village with two amazing little pubs all in walking distance. Can’t fault it here. I met there lovely daughter on Saturday who was so nice and we chatted for a bit. Nothing seems to much trouble for this place. So I really rate it here it’s a 10/10 for me because the tranquility of it was just what I needed. This is a little gem that we found by accident really but I’d love to return her. Definitely would book again with our a shadow of doubt. Julia and paul.

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Reviewed on 29/08/2021 12:27

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