What a fantastic little site. No hassles with the booking process and Pete was working away on the toilet \ shower block when we arrived. This is a work in progress but there are two showers and 1 toilet all plumbed in and working (the second toilet should be finished very shortly). The cost of the showers was covered in our camping fee, as was the use of a washing machine and tumble dryer, an unexpected bonus!
Despite having 12 large pitches marked out the site is being sensitively managed to keep the area nicely grassed (no yellow or dead spots). There is no play \ football area as such so possibly not ideal for some families.
There is an open farm nearby (1. 5mile towards Ashford) with a playarea\climbing frames etc. Where you can get hands on with Llama's, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks and a load of other animals.
The local pubs are both about a mile away (one up hill in Old Wives Lees and the other down the hill in Shalmsford Street) with the beautiful village of Chilham (2 pubs) an easy 1. 5mile walk (there is a paved footpath set back from the A28 so no need to walk in the road after dark) Canterbury is a 10minute drive away and well worth spending a day or two there. Excellent farmers market next to Canterbury West train station (closed on Mondays).
|Date of Visit: May 2014||Unit: Touring Caravan||Rating: 10 out of 10|
|Reviewer: Robbent||9 reviews from this member|
As the other reviewers say this is a cracking little site, definitely one of the best small sites we have been on. Spent the last week of May there, had a really nice welcome from Pete the owner and a good chat to him and his parents who live next to the site. The site is very well kept, gently sloping but not a problem to get level, very quiet with good views across the surrounding lovely countryside. Access when towing is very easy and there is plenty of space on site with well spaced pitches. The site is ideally located for visiting Canterbury, park and ride about 10 minutes away or walk/cycle along the Stour Way, or get the train from Chilham station. Also there are lots of other interesting places in the local area. Pubs in Shalmsford Street, Old Wives Lees and Chilham all close by. All in all a great site in a great location, we didn't get to visit all the places we planned to so we will definitely be back
|Date of Visit: May 2014||Unit: Motorhome||Rating: 10 out of 10|
|Reviewer: Great Dane||1 review from this member|
We have pondered long and hard over whether we should leave a review for Sunnyside Farm or not! The simple reason is that we wanted to be selfish and keep this little gem all to ourselves but we finally cracked when we thought about the effort that Pete the owner has put in since opening last year, and continues to put in to make every one who visits Sunnyside have a lovely time.
The countryside and views are fantastic, we stayed for 10 days visiting Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the perfectly lost in time village of Chilham, we rode the push bikes along the path that follows the river Stour all the way into Canterbury and then onto the Winkle and Crab down to Whitstable.
The upgrade to showers and toilet block were being completed as we were there, its even got a washing machine and tumble dryer plus kitchen sink with hot running water if needed and when finished will be as good as any 4 star hotel that we have stayed in, but it seemed a big job for one man so well done Pete keep up the good work.
We have already booked for another stay in September and will book again for next year (we want to get in quick before the word gets out about this place) So if you are looking for peace and quiet, lovely countryside with loads of places to visit, this is a must (just don't book when we want to). If we could give you more then 10 out of 10 we would.
|Date of Visit: May 2013||Unit: Touring Caravan||Rating: 8 out of 10|
|Reviewer: Category-dee||1 review from this member|
Spent 3 nights here to test out our new caravan purchase. This must be the best kept secret in Kent. Owner really friendly and helpful and once we were settled we were left to enjoy ourselves knowing they were nearby or on the phone if we needed them. Fantastic views, really quiet but close enough to Canterbury for shops and restaurants. Pub just up the road serving good pub food if you want that.
Facilities basic but have everything you need, owner just had new hook-ups installed and that’s all we needed.
We were lucky enough to have it all to ourselves, already booked a stay in August, can’t wait.
|Date of Visit: May 2013||Unit: Touring Caravan||Rating: 10 out of 10|
|Reviewer: Bellbell||1 review from this member|
We have been caravanning for over 18 yrs, been to lots of different sites, small CLs and commercial sites, but have to say this site is now one of our favourites, it is absolutely beautiful. The owner was very helpful and very welcoming he ensured everything was ok before he left.
The site is small, very well kept, if you want lovely views, peace and quiet, somewhere safe, but lots of places to visit, that are not faraway like cantebury, whistable Herne bay, lovely walks, this is the site to visit.
I would recommend this, we will be returning