Have just returned from Tanner Farm after 11 days of what can only be described as the camp-site people only dream about. Fantastic pitch size on hard-standing. The whole site is spotless, the shower blocks are just perfect always clean & plenty showers I never once had to wait or queue to use them, The laundry facility are second to none I have never been been keen on big sites which this is, but Tanner Farm is the exception it is so beautifully presented you never realise how big it is & they have obviously taken their customers privacy into account when designing the site. They have a lovely well stocked shop selling everything you may need at very reasonable prices. They children are also catered for with a play area & a bad weather room with a TV & games to keep them entertained. The staff are really pleasant & helpful always happy to point out things of interest in the area. A true testament of how wonderful this camp-site is, people we spoke to have been returning year after year, as will we, if you are a tenter reading this review all of the above is just as wonderful for you.
What a gem of a site! You are right out in the Kentish countryside. Lots of wildlife, adjoining fields to walk on, orchards, space for the kids to play, good toilet and washing facilities. There are some animals – few pigs, pony, sheep. Mature trees and greenery surrounding the site. We were on a hard standing fully serviced pitch. Given it was the last week of the school holidays, I suspect it was fully booked but it didn’t feel packed. It was quiet in the evenings and we got to sit out with candles, watching the bats swooping by overhead. Visited Bedgebury Pinetum which is just a short drive from the site. Includes nice walks, bike paths and bike hire, go ape and big play area. We loved Tanner Farm Park – and will definitely be back.
Fantastic very well kept site. The two shower blocks were spotless with plenty of hot water. We used hard standing which was very spacious and so were the grass fields which are for all units. We walked our dog in the fields around the site and even the edges had been mowed so not to get wet feet in long grass. Kids play area, and 2 person pods for hire, perfect location for visits to the Weald. Well done Tanner Farm !
Just Loved it.This site is lovely, our first time there, wont be our last, fantastic dog walks, every part of the park is so well kept, even the pigs were clean! The only thing I would say is you are not in easy walking distance from a pub, but didn’t bother us.
This really is a top quality camp site. The staff were helpful, the toilet block was spotless, and there was lots of space even in August. Families with children seemed to be finding plenty to do, without going off site. We bought the 20p footpath guide, and walked through woods and orchards to Horsmonden, where The Gun serves excellent pub food. We plan to go there again, taking grandchildren.
A really well laid out and maintained pretty campsite with lots of wide open space for children to play – and lambs and pigs to feed at 5pm. There are two play areas for children and a tv and table football in a summerhouse. Even although it appeared as though every pitch was taken, it didn’t feel cramped at all. There is a dedicated area for tents although there were tents dotted around the rest of the site in between the tourers. My lasting memory of camping under the trees here will be the tremendous sound of the birdsong at 5am – my goodness, I’ve never heard so many birds singing together! Coming out of the tent early in the morning, there were ducks waddling by and rabbits racing around the field. Most pitches are on the flat and they are very spacious. The amenities were kept really clean and the showers were hot and powerful – and no push buttons! The site is out in the sticks, surrounded by apple orchards. Don’t expect an easy stroll to a pub or a shop. The campsite shop provides basics. There is a Co-op in Cranbrook about 6 miles away and smaller grocery stores in pretty Marden. The staff are friendly and helpful. Goudhurst is a picturesque village and the Star & Eagle is recommended for excellent food.
We stayed on this site for two cold nights in February! What a lovely site. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The shop area in Reception is only small, but it did seem to stock a few essentials but don’t expect too much! You can order a morning newspaper from there too! We had a hard standing pitch, which was level and generous in size and had EHU and water. All pitches have plenty of space. The toilet and shower block have been renovated, they were being finished off while we were there and are modern, clean, warm and functional. Very nicely updated! There is a clean laundry room although, we didn’t use this facility. We walked into the village of Marden, which is about 2 and a half to 3 miles away. It wasn’t a pleasant walk! The road doesn’t have foot paths until you reach the village and the cars do tend to drive very fast along there! But, having said that, the village itself is lovely. They have a couple of small supermarkets, a fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant and a couple of pubs. The locals are very friendly too! Although the weather was rather grey and miserable when we visited, the site still looked lovely and well kept and would imagine it would be beautiful in the summer. We would like to visit again and would definitely recommend.
We have just returned from a 10 day stay at this site. (A 2nd visit-did a weekend in July and loved it so much). The site is spacious, and very clean. The facilities are great. I even did some washing in the machine. Plenty of space for the children to play and not be a nuisance to other campers as the whole site is spread out. A very quiet site because of the layout. The only negative was that the shop was not stocked up regularly enough, but not far from the village shops by car. The staff were friendly and helpful and accommodating when we specified a particular area we wished to pitch on booking. Visitors were allowed on site free of charge, which we took advantage of. We have even converted our grown up daughter to bring the family and come with us next year for a couple of weeks. And she never liked camping, but fell in love with this site, as we did. Will have a few more weekend stays before they close. Highly recommend it.
3rd stay on Tanners, 1st time in a tent, following year borrowed a caravan from family, this year got our own van and stayed there. Always have a great time there and the kids love the freedom to play they are part of a regular gang that meet up there each year. We go with family and request tat we are sited next to or close to each other and the staff here have always accommodated us with our request. A very safe site to let your children run and play freely, with a playpark and football pitch and lots of their imagination. Toilets and showers are clean and pleasant to use and one block of the 2 there is being refurbished this winter. Large roomy pitches, mainly around the edge of a large field, with separate areas for hard standing and tents without hookup. Most pitches have sun nearly all day. The shop has most things in it and is reasonably priced. There’s an information room with a freezer available to use and books to borrow. Lovely walks round the fields and the kids love playing in the river when we go for a walk. Marden is close and Goudhurst for top up shopping but maidstone is where closest supermarket is. We haven’t been on days out whilst there as all the kids want to do is go and play!
For rural peace and quiet, this site is ideal. It is almost true to say that it is in the middle of nowhere, which suited us very well but for those wanting a nearby pub or shop will be disappointed. The toilet block facilities are modern, superbly clean and warm. The showers are a good size, with plenty of hooks and shelves etc that are so often lacking. The reception was efficient and they helpfully take orders for newspapers. Our dog reports that the exercise facilities are the best he has seen in a long time! The only niggles are the extra charge for WiFi (not coverered by the Caravan Club scheme) and that our pitch was made from small gravel that stuck on our feet and got indoors.
This site is hard to beat. It is very well kept, the facilities are clean and modern and the walks around the farm are excellent. Even the bunnies are friendly! The bluebells in the woods were a joy and we heard our first cuckoo of the year. We visited during the week out of school holiday time and found it very peaceful, but I imagine it could be quite noisy when full of families as there is no adult only section. There was a lot of play equipment and space for ball games provided. You can order a morning paper from the site shop and leaflets giving details of farm walks are available for a small charge. There is also an information room and shelves of second hand books. Many well known gardens are within easy reach. Leeds Castle is great day out. The entry price is quite high, but your ticket is valid for 12 months. It was well worth the 4 hour journey and the Dartford Crossing was much easier than we imagined. We intend making a return trip in the Autumn to visit Sissinghourst and Great Dixter.
Best Dog walking ever ! We had a great weekend here in April. The site is beautifully kept and spacious with all facilities very clean and well appointed and the staff friendly and helpful. But the real glory is the countryside. Although we only live 30 minutes away it is not a part of Kent we knew well so it was a real pleasure to do some serious walking that began and ended right on the doorstep. From the back of the site you step straight out in to a huge field and simply take your pick as to whether to go L or R. The paths are signposted to some degree but we took an OS map which was useful for when the signs gave out as so often happens! Many of the walks go through the fruit orchards and hop fields and our only regret was that we were a few weeks too early for the blossom although the primroses were stunning. It must be spectacular in May and we would definitely return next year at that time. It would be an excellent site for families and I think that unless the sound of other people’s children fills you with joy the holiday periods might be best avoided.
Beautifully kept peaceful site. We stayed here for four nights Aug 31st-Sept 4th 2014 having originally booked for only three. The weather helped hence the extra day. This is only the second time we have taken our dog and this site is perfect. There are miles of good walks directly from the site that are very dog friendly (as were most of the pubs we visited) and very little livestock. Most of the fields appear to have wide verges around them and at this time hedges with loads of blackberries. The pitches, mainly grass, are very spacious and level. There are two toilet blocks (Excellent condition and clean), childrens play areas, tent sites and a mini one-net football area. The shop carries quite a range of goods and we found the staff helpful and friendly. They’ve some printed local walk leaflets which we tried and they were very good although needed careful following and could have been improved if a rough map had been included. The whole site is in a very quiet area and well worth a visit.
This was our first weekend out in our new caravan and we are new to caravanning! This site is really pleasant and peaceful. The warden was very helpful taking us to our pitch and giving us advice. The toilets, showers and washing facilities are spotless. People around the site are very pleasant, as were the rabbits when they came out to play at dusk! It is the first site we have every visited, but it was really pretty and we hope that all the caravan club sites are as nice – we have booked several more. The area is good for walking (though not the roads to the site) and Bedgebury Forest is worth a visit, great for children if you have them. Lovely site – will be returning.