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, we also keep rare breed cows, including Vaynols, White Parks, Irish Moiled and Highland Cattle.  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 at our sister farm, Kings Oak, which also has a commercial campsite, 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 included in the price of the pitch.

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. Minimum 3 night booking for Bank Holiday weekends.

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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Absolutely stunning !!

Roundoak
The title of our review says it all. Wonderful setting, peaceful and picturesque. Norman and Ruth are great hosts, generous to a fault. They are justly proud of this great site. Loved Steve the sheep, the Guinea fowl squadron and the Duck Squad. Lots of visiting wildlife, including Woody Woodpecker who was partial to a fat filled coconut shell. We would not hesitate to revisit this wonderful place. Oh, and the Beefburgers, heaven in a bun. Thank you Norman and Ruth, regards Brian and Vivien.

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Reviewed on 30/08/2021 12:25

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Adults only tranquil haven

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We spent a few peaceful days enjoying watching the farm animals from our camper and the birds (especially the little owl) in the woods. Friendly and helpful hosts who find time for you even though it is a working farm. Always a sociable atmosphere, everyone was invited into an outbuilding to watch the Euro matches on a large screen. Showers, kitchen and toilets all very clean.

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Reviewed on 18/07/2021 20:36

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Roundoak
Just got back from a weekend at this amazing site,the owners are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Every where we walked we were saying that's a good idea or wow that's nice , the woods are wonderfully set out there's a hot tub and fire pits ,nicely placed benches to sit and watch the sun going down. The showers had a really good pressure on them and nice and hot. Yes the weather was cold but the warmth of the welcome soon warms you up. And WOW the sausages and burgers are really meaty and taste like a sausage should.

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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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Reviewed on 11/07/2019 20:13

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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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Reviewed on 29/10/2018 18:12

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