Glamping Kent with Hot Tub
Gooseberry Field Campsite offers glamping holidays in Pluckley, Kent and is owned and run by John and Kerstin, two ageing post punk hippies who three years ago managed to finally escape from a hectic lifestyle in the City to a simpler, more relaxed way of living, with chickens, farmland and open fires. The campsite is a five acre smallholding on the edge of the haunted village of Pluckley which used to be an ancient Kent apple orchard. Most of the original apple trees are gone but we have begun the process of replanting and reorganising the land, with fruit trees, fruit bushes, wild flower meadows, a vegetable garden and chickens. Next year we hope to add a few sheep to help keep the mowing down.
Whether you would like to spend your glamping break in a luxury furnished 5 meter Bell Tent, a magical Tipi, simply rent a pre-pitched 4 meter bell tent ‘Just a Tent’ or pitch up your own Bell Tent, we have something to offer to all tastes and budgets. To take the hard work out of camping, here at Gooseberry Glamping we believe we have thought about everything for you, including board games, a coolbox and plenty of seasoned wooded logs for your open fire.
Surrounded by rolling hills, quaint villages and woodlands of Kent, Gooseberry Field Campsite is the perfect spot for a weekend or mid-week break, only 39 minutes by train from St Pancras or an one hour drive from central London. Located in between Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone our glamping site is within short distance of numerous tourist attractions and around the corner from our doorstep there are many footpaths, making Gooseberry Field an ideal hub for walkers and hikers.
LUXURY BELL TENTS
The Luxury 5 metre Bell Tents are beautifully styled very complete and well equipped including
- Bed futons
- Bed linen including sheets, duvets plus covers, pillows, pillow covers and blankets
- Fairy lights
- Bedside tables
- Coolbox plus regular supplied cooling packs
- Cutlery, crockery pans and cooking utensils
- Tea towel, washing up bowl and fairy liquid
- Gas cooker
- Fire pit and BBQ (with one basket of logs included in the price)
Outside the tent there are
- A couple of deck chairs
- Sturdy wooden picnic table
- Wine caddy
So all you need to bring is your clothes and food! You can shop locally and there’s a lovely farmshop 5 minutes walk away.
COOK WITH US
At Gooseberry field you can choose to cook by your tent on an open fire, or using a camping gas cooker. We supply all the pots and pans needed such as a Dutch oven for free to our luxury glamping guests and for a small payment to all other guests. We can provide and can recommend a number of foolproof recipes that work well when cooked on an open fire.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous then our terrace is set up with charcoal bbqs, a beautiful brick wood fired oven and a hot and cold food smoker. If you haven’t hot smoked your own food before we highly recommend trying the hot smoker during your stay. Maybe hot smoke some fresh mackerel, eaten simply with new potatoes. Just lovely!!!
THE PIZZA OVEN will be lit every Saturday late afternoon and any other evening upon request.
All cooking facilities are available for anybody to use.
PICK YOUR OWN…
We have fresh vegetables, fruit and eggs at Gooseberry Field Campsite. Next to the terrace we have created a fresh herb garden with herbs like Rosemary, Mint, Thyme, Sage and many more well and less known herbs. You can use these in your dishes whether you cook by your tent or on the terrace, just help yourself. We have chickens walking around our field, you might bump into them! Between them they produce many delicious eggs which are available for your breakfast.
At the side of the pitches, there is a vegetable garden, where guests can pick and choose their own seasonal vegetables. There is also an abundance of fruit trees like apple trees and plum trees, not to mention the many berry bushes, including gooseberries of course!
Spend a lazy hour or two in our wood fired HOT TUB, it will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized.
Sit back and relax by your tent or on our spacious south facing terrace and see the most stunning sunsets unfold before your eyes. Its a lovely spot for a glass of wine, with views over our pond to the Dering wood in the distance.
Every Saturday evening we light our campsite bonfire for all who wish, to congregate around. Its the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a couple of acoustic guitars and like-minded people for company.
So get away from it all, unwind, unplug, reconnect with family or friends and yourself and come and join us for a glamping holiday at Gooseberry Field Campsite.
LUXURY 5m BELL TENTS (Max 4 adults and 1 child)
Weekend Breaks from £225 to £255
Bank Holiday Breaks from £280 to £325
Midweek 3 Night Breaks from £270 to £306
Week Long 6 night breaks from £495 to £561
Infants aged 0-2 may stay for free but must be counted in the total numbers for the tent
Basket of Logs
Local Food Hamper
Package of firelighters