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Updated 30/09/2016

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Hostel Style and Quiet Campsite for Tents Only
  Telephone: +44(0)1795 886365 email:
Palace Farm is in the village of Doddington in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area famous for its scenery and wildlife, giving excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. We live on site, and run our traditional tent-only campsite in a lovely green field with nature and wildlife as our neighbours. We are a QUIET CAMPSITE and ask all guests to respect the peace and quiet (unfortunately we can't guarantee that Green Woodpeckers, Little Owls, Pheasants, other wildlife or our chickens to do the same)!!!

Bring your own tent or hire one of our pre-erected Tipi Style tents, prices below.

If you are looking to party this is not the site for you, Palace Farm is a quiet campsite, we expect peace and quiet after 10pm and those making excessive noise after 11 pm will be asked to leave without a refund.

We allow camp fires only in fire pits, wood only to be burned. We do have a strict rule of not gathering wood from the hedges and trees around the campsite or from the local countryside. Logs from our local woodman are available for purchase.

Prices 2017 We may need to review our prices over the winter break, but we will post in due course.
We are open from March 31st until early October.
Price per person includes pitch, parking for one car, use of facilities (including small freezer for ice blocks) and all hot water, no charges for modest gazebos.
Price for 2016:  Adult £8 per night, Child £4 per night (3 to 15 yrs)
Minimum pitch price for Friday/Saturday £12 per night.  For Bank Holidays (Fri,Sat,Sun) price is Adult £10 and Child £5 per night, minimum 3 nights stay.

Please arrive after 12.00 noon and on day of departure leave before 12.00 noon.
Sorry we have no hook-ups and we do not allow generators.


No commercial vehicle please.  We do not allow fireworks or Chinese lanterns to be launched from Palace Farm.

We would like to thank all of the campers we have had stay at Palace Farm this year, it has been a good summer and hope we see more good camping weather in 2017.

Thank you so much, we have loved meeting you all, have a good Christmas and New Year, it won't be long before we open again I expect on Friday March 31st for the first weekend in April.  If you have any comments or requests please email us, and don't forget to leave us a review if you think we deserve one.  Thanks again, Graham and Liz.

For special offers and other attractions seeInformation and special offers page

Palace Farm Campsite Mum & Chicks
Tipi style tents for hire Shower and toilet block
Friendly goats A family game of football
Palace Farm is a quiet campsite Bring your own or hire a tent
Sunset at the campsite Sunset at the campsite

Fires may be lit in fire pits only (use your own or one of ours) @ £2.50 per night per camp fire and must be pre booked, logs £4 per bag.
Tents over 6 metres an additional £10 per night. This must be declared when booking!
One car per pitch, additional cars, at our discretion £3 per night, no commercial vans.  
30% non refundable deposit required for Bank Holidays and from July until August payable by card when booking, the balance to be paid on arrival by cash or card.

We do accept a small number of dogs (NOT IN ANY PRE-PITCHED TENTS OR THEIR AREAS), but you MUST BOOK THEM IN ADVANCE please.  Please note that dogs MUST be kept on a lead at ALL TIMES, it is illegal to allow your dog to foul any public right of way we will check that you have dog poo bags with you.

Visitors are only alloowed if booked in advance, we control numbers for everyone's comfort and safety.  If we are full we are full!! So we can't take visitors or more campers.  If you want to meet friends why not meet at the Chequers pub and enjoy a drink together.


Sioux Tipis and Tipi Tents  Please note that we DO NOT allow dogs in or around our pre-pitched tents.

Why not book one of our pre erected tents made of good quality cotton canvas.  Good strong groundsheets are provided. 

Tipi Tents are 13 feet in diameter and can have a pole in the middle depending on how we erect them.  They can sleep up to  a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.
13 foot Tipi tents:  £50 per night

Price includes up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, fire pit, 1st bag of logs, 2 mattresses, sleeping mats and picnic bench.  Extra persons at normal camping rate.

Sioux Indian Tipis.  We will again have three Sioux Indian Tipis this year, larger than our Tipi Tents.  The largest is 18 feet diameter, and we will have two 16 feet diameter Tipis, these will be supported by poles in the traditional style and will offer a pole free interior, they will be fantastic for families.

16 foot Sioux tipi:  £60 per night  (maximum of 5 persons)
18 foot Sioux tipi:  £70 per night  (maximum of 7 persons)

Price includes up to 4 persons, fire pit, 1st bag of logs, 4 mattresses (16 foot tipis can only take 3 X 3 foot foam mattresses but we do have some self inflating mattresses that we can provide) and picnic bench.  Extra persons at normal camping rate.

Hire of cookbox: (With Sioux Tipis only) £5 per night, (minimum £10 charge).  Includes gas cooker and gas (one cylinder per night), plates, mugs, bowls, plastic glasses, mixing bowl, cutlery plus 2 saucepans, 1 frying pan and one kettle.  Also includes cooking utensils, chopping board, vegetable knife, serving spoons, corkscrew, bottle opener, tin opener,  washing up liquid,  sponge scourer and tea-towel.

Enjoy an evening relaxing by the warm campfire maybe toasting marshmallows with your favourite drink- you won't want to go home!

Available from May and we take the tents down in September when dry.  We don't allow pets or dogs in the tipi tents and tipis.

Our Hostel is a green tourism Gold Award winner and we are proud to also offer natural and sustainable tourism at our camp site.
We look forward to meeting you, Graham & Liz Cuthbert

We have received so many compliments - you can also leave a review comment on (hopefully a good one!)

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