Very quiet campsite, Preston, Canterbury, Kent

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Rudolph farms, campsite and cottage lets

Tranquility amongst the plum trees
Very spacious, in this view there are just four pitches!
Santon Farm Cottages and campsite field entrance
The shower and toilets in the barn (right)
Jan & Vic planting runner beans
Farmhouse and pitch numbers

This campsite has to be my favourite British campsite of all time. I've been coming here for the past 7 years, initially on my motorbike and latterly in the camper van. It is a very quiet rural Certificated Camping and Caravanning Club site located in the middle of the Isle of Thanet, situated in an orchard of 1,600 fruit trees. It has 8 marked pitches with electricity, shower and toilet facilities, nearby shops and pubs and nothing but birdsong and the hum of distant tractors to distract you from the rural serenity. The pitches are huge so you're never likely to be bothered by a neighbour, even if the site was full. The sunny level pitches are separated by avenues of trees and are all on soft loamy soil, so no struggling with tent pegs.

The site is run by Jan and Vic Rudolph who after all these years, are now like old friends to us. I'm sure there is plenty to do locally, but so enchanting is the orchard in the sunshine that we've only ever managed a few walks around the orchards or the daily cycle trip to the local butchers and the nearby village stores. The Half Moon and Seven Stars is within walking distance and has very good reviews.

I promise that you won't find a nicer campsite, well, maybe one, but you'll have to go to Switzerland for that!

Location: Google maps

The campsite is at the very end of Lower Santon Lane. {{#display_map:51°18'25.9"N 1°14'33.3"E| height=350 |minzoom=10|maxzoom=18|zoom=13}}


No 2 Santon Farm Cottages
Lower Santon Lane
Canterbury, Kent


Onsite Camping and Caravanning Club facilities

  • Tents
  • Touring caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Motorbikes
  • Trailer cents
  • Children welcome
  • Grass pitches
  • Grass pitches with electric hookup
  • Electric hookup
  • Sheltered site
  • Two toilets
  • Shower
  • Chemical toilet disposal
  • Drinking water taps
  • Ice pack freezing facility
  • Pets welcome
  • Dog walk

Nearby facilities (under 1 mile)

  • Village store / paper shop
  • Butchers / delicatessen

See also