Roundoak

Heniker Lane, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3ED

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

Why stay here ...

ROUNDOAK FARM is a working farm that focuses largely on breeding of rare breed sheep including Hebridean, North Ronaldsays and the very rare Boreray sheep, and also Highland and Sussex cows.  It is set in the heart of the Kentish countryside, south of the county town Maidstone, on the southerly slopes of the Greensand Ridge overlooking the beautiful weald of Kent. The mainly grassland farm now consists of approximately 180 acres including 5 acres of natural oak woodland at Sutton Valence and a further 50 acres just a mile or so away in Ulcombe. The farm also conservation graze in excess of 1500 acres throughout central Kent.

Pitches:

  • The site is clean and consists of level mown grass and hard standing pitches.
  • Pitches are available with or without electric hook up as required.
  • All pitches are generous in size.
  • All pitches and are south facing.
  • WC and shower facilities are available with small additional charge.

Controlled dogs are very welcome.

Lovely five acres of wooded walk open to guests.

The site has secure coded access gates and security cameras, and the pitch area is gated and fenced.

Guests are welcome to look around the farm yard by arrangement, depending on the time of year, there are normally sheep, lambs, pigs, piglets, cows and calves on site as well as chickens, chicks, turkeys, and ducks that wander the farm freely.

Home produce is always available and includes eggs, meat including pork sausages, bacon, lamb and beef.

We have also produced our own bed throws and wool. These are available to purchase as well as branded Roundoak clothing by Musto including jackets, coats, fleeces and polo shirts all of top quality.

Further details of this unique and peaceful site can be seen on our own website.

Local Attractions:

  • Leeds Castle
  • Hever Castle
  • Penshurst Place and gardens
  • Sissinghurst Castle and gardens
  • Bedgebury Pineatum
  • Rye and Hastings
  • Ightham Moat
  • Kentish vineyards at Tenterden, Biddenden and Staplehurst
  • Tenterden town and steam trains
  • Chatham historic Dockyard
  • Whitstable (whitstable oysters)
  • Cathedral City of Canterbury
  • Dover and day trips to France
  • Hythe, Dymchurch to Dungeness miniture railway
  • Trips to london from Headcorn station (2 miles) trains to Charing Cross in central london. Journey time about 1 hour.
  • Tunbridge Wells

Nearest transport:

COACH STATIONS

  • Maidstone: Chequers Centre Bus Station — 6.1 miles
  • Gillingham (Kent): Hempstead Valley Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
  • Wigmore (Medway): Wigmore Road — 9.9 miles

TRAIN STATIONS

  • Headcorn Rail Station — 2.5 miles
  • Staplehurst Rail Station — 3.2 miles
  • Harrietsham Rail Station — 4.2 miles

FERRY TERMINAL/ EUROTUNNEL

  • Dover Ferry Terminal – 44.2 miles
  • Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 23.3 miles

AIRPORTS

  • Lydd London Ashford Airport — 22.2 miles
  • London Southend Airport — 25.8 miles
  • Biggin Hill Airport — 26.5 miles.

Norman and Ruth look forward to seeing you at Roundoak Farm in the heart of the Kentish countryside!

 

Please note this is an Adult Only Site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Working farm

Prices

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0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
ME17 3ED
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GPS:
Lat 51.203489 / Lon 0.603639
OS field ref:
TQ819481
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Maidstone and Headcorn
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Dover (30 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Headcorn

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Arrived at this site for a 2 night stay to a friendly welcome but to be told on that night there was a party in the woods and they hoped the noise would not be too bad, well it was and from 4pm to 10pm it was very loud and intrusive. This should not be the first time you find out about disruption of this type. We use cl’s because they are quiet. The access road is very tight and of poor quality with few passing places, so every time you go out you have to run the gauntlet with oncoming vehicles. The site itself is a good size with electric points well spread out, the all grass field is flat and is kept reasonably short but the clippings are left which means the caravan gets full of grass. The shower is first class but at £2.50 each per night it should be. Good security gates gives a reassuring feel.

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Just returned from our ten night stay at Roundoak cl. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Beautiful setting with lots to see and do in the area. Norman and Ruth were the perfect hosts, welcoming us when we arrived, being friendly and attentive whilst we were there. The site is completely secure with keypad gates. Facilities are first class. The sunsets from the site are breathtaking, as is the wildlife. Access road is fine if negotiated with care. All in all a great site with wonderful hosts. However, we shall miss 'Fin' the sheepdog the most. His enthusiasm for life made us smile. Thanks again Norman and Ruth and we shall return.
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Great stay

We spent 2 weeks on this site to explore Kent and enjoyed it very much. Very welcoming owners who were happy to spend time giving advice on where to go/what to see. Great wood to walk around and bird spot. It was very interesting to be shown around the highland cows and sheep they keep on the farm. You can also buy some of the meat from the animals. There is a very short single trac road to get there, but there are passing places.
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A wonerful enchanted peace of heaven

We have stayed here twice and cannot wait to return. From the second you arrive you are made to feel like one of the family. The farm is down a quiet lane and no passing traffic will disturb your relaxing stay. Our dog was recovering from and eye operation and she was in need of peace and quiet. We set up our caravan and took her for a small walk into the woods. My husband and I felt like children on an exploration into an enchanted forest, it was wonderful. In the middle of the small wooded area, are seats, swings, BBQ and hay to sit on and help you relax. What I love about the farm is the fact its adults only. Its wonderful. Everyone camping is very respectful of each others peace and quiet. I highly recommend a stay here, you leave feeling relaxed and full charged.
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Beautiful peacfull farm site

We have recently returned home from another wonderful stay at this peaceful farm site which we have used on many occasions. As usual the owners Ruth and Norman made us most welcome as did their staff. The security on this site is first class. This working farm has Highland cattle, sheep and chickens that roam around., especially the grey one that wanted to come into our awning. They sell eggs and their own produce. So good to know where it has come from. In the wood there is a bbq area with seating, benches on which to sit and ponder, fire pits and in the evening it is lit up with fairy lights. Such a fairytale sight. This is a little gem of a site in the country with wonderful surroundings and plenty to do in the area. Leeds Castle and many National Trust properties are within easy reach and then you have the beautiful Kent countryside. We highly recommend this site and will be returning on many occasions. Thank you Ruth and Norman for another lovely stay. We will be back before too long.

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