Forge Meadow Caravan Site

The New Forge, Swan Street, Wittersham, Kent, TN30 7PP

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Forge Meadow Caravan Site is an adult only site ideally situated halfway between the two historic towns of Tenterden (also famous for its steam railway) and Rye, and about half an hour from the lovely sandy beach at Camber Sands. It forms part of our 38 acre property with access to many footpaths around our beautiful countryside.  The site comprises a mowed field with views across the paddocks.  Facilities include 16 amp electric hook ups, waste disposal point and well stocked information room.  

There are a number of National Trust properties in this part of Kent/East Sussex, the nearest being Smallhythe Place just 2 miles down the road and which is also sited opposite the renowned Chapel Down Vineyard who provide vineyard and winery tours, a fine dining restaurant and a shop. 

There is also a small village shop for groceries and newspapers as well as a bus stop providing transport to both Rye and Tenterden. 

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Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.01364 / Lon 0.69052
OS field ref:
TQ888273
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Tenterden and Rye
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Dover (40 miles)

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Fantastic CL

This Adult only CL is smashing, one of the best we have visited, long field with plenty of space between units, quiet and peaceful, overlooks field and trees, grass is cut and collected, very helpful information shed, OS walking maps to use, a bonus, there are lots of footpaths from site if you enjoy walking, the bus stop and village shop are a 15 minute walk away, buses go to Rye and Tenderden they go every 2 hours. We were there for 4 nights in May wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back when we are visiting this part of the country again, thanks for a wonderful stay Bub and Mos

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Its always a good sign when a site has as many reviews as this one. There were too many to read but I agreed with all those that I did read. I'll only add some detail that wasn't included in all of them. The local pub in Wittersham has closed but there is a movement to reopen it. There is a well stocked open all hours village shop in easy walking distance and a good bus service north to Tenterden and south to Rye and both are well worth a visit. Tenterden has a Tesco and Waitrose. Smallhythe NT property is less than an hour's walk through fields from the site. Lamb House NT in Rye also worth a visit. Bodium Castle NT is a short drive away. We didn't use the Bodium to Tenterden steam RW but it looked good. Appledore is an attractive local village. There is plenty of opportunity to explore by bike on quiet roads and off-road. The owners provide each pitch with a folder containing all the information you need and check you in on the evening of arrival. There is nothing to fault and its so peaceful.
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We stayed on this CL for 8 nights during June. Don't really want to tell anyone else about it because we may not be able to get a pitch when we want one but that's not fair to the owners who work very hard to keep it in such lovely condition. This is an adults only site with easy access behind closed gates, with views across open fields where there may be horses grazing and also across a huge meadow with its abundance of wild flowers and grasses. Whilst we were there Mel mowed and picked up the grass on the campsite which was already in better condition than some sites we have visited. This is a great campsite for peace and quiet. There is a large meadow directly accessible which our dogs appreciated as they were allowed off lead as long as we picked up after them which of course everyone should! However, dogs must be kept on leads on the CL. At the time the grass in the meadow was quite high in preparation for cutting hay but a wide path had been mown all the way round for ease of walking. Mel welcomed us on our arrival and was non-intrusive afterwards although we could contact her if required as the owners live in a house adjacent. The campsite pitches are level, some have boundary planting; there are 3 fresh water taps throughout the site with an area for bins {which are emptied daily}, toilet emptying etc in a corner near the well stocked information hut. Grey water may be emptied into the hedgerow or used to water the trees. This CL is kept immaculate and is a credit to the owners. We have booked to go back later in the year.

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We've been trying to visit Forge Meadow CL for a couple of years now but it has always been full. This time I booked on 3 Jan for the bank holiday week. I can quite see why it is so popular. It's an absolutely lovely, well maintained site (with regularly mown grass - Mel and Paul are caravanners themselves). Lovely outlook and so peaceful (the loud birds, it transpired, are Guinea fowl!). A really good information room and well though out waste, water and rubbish facilities - the latter emptied daily unlike some places we have been. Certainly the best CL we have stayed on. It is easy to access although I think some satnavs struggle a bit - our wanted us to go down a private road but just follow the directions and you will be fine. Mel and Paul are extremely helpful and kind. We had a 'water issue' when we arrived (as in it was pouring out from under the sink). We were offered tools, a lift to the local dealer and even a pizza from Mel's freezer. Just to note that, although it is a long drive to Maidstone, the staff at Lee Davey caravan dealership are incredibly helpful and, hurrah, we managed to fix the problem. There is a great deal to do in the local area. If you have a dog, the huge field attached to the site is brilliant for a good walk. All they ask is that you clear up after Rover and quite right too. Lots of footpaths, the beaches are quite close, fresh fish to buy in Rye, plenty of places to visit. And that's if you can tear yourself away from sitting outside the van enjoying the peace. We thought the burger and pie place at the top of the road was a bit pretentious and the beer was expensive, but there are loads of lovely pubs in the area. We had a fantastic stay and really will be back.
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Rural location with lots of places of interest within a short distance

We stayed here for a week during August. Being Adults Only we weren't affected by it being school holidays. Very friendly helpful owners, easy to find, and large area for the caravans with identified pitches which works well with plenty of space between each for privacy. The facilities are excellent and there is a small cabin with masses of information on the local area. We shall return if we are in that area again.
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