What is a Hopper Hut?
Hopper Huts were structures built to accommodate seasonal workers who would come and pick Hops for three to four weeks in September. A great many coming to Kent to pick Hops would travel from London and stay in a Hopper Hut for the Hop picking season treating the experience as a working Holiday.
Each of our Huts comprises of two doors and two windows as we have made two Huts into one giving you double the space a family would have had when they came to pick Hops on the farm many years ago.
Our Hopper Huts are great comfy and cosy accommodation feeling very much like a beach hut experience with the added bonus of your own campfire to BBQ on. They have all the luxuries of our other structures like a double bed, wood stove, 3 ring gas stove and all the other things to make coming away an easy experience so you only need to bring what you want to wear and eat. You will also be able to enjoy the amazing view towards Tenterden.
The Huts catch the sun from first thing in the morning to late afternoon, with a fully insulated roof they are cool in the summer and warm in the winter, a great choice especially if your coming away with friends.
All our Hopper Huts are named after varieties of Hop, Challenger was a variety we used to grow on the farm, its known as a dual purpose Hop meaning it has good aroma and alpha acid content which is what makes beer bitter.
To book simply select the day you would like to come and stay with us, and follow the simple instructions. Please note that our booking calendar is configured to follow our booking schedules above. Prices and stay durations are displayed below.
We need to receive the deposit or balance, whichever is due, by the next day to secure your booking, please contact us if for some reason this isn't possible. Any unpaid booking will be made available again after this time.
By booking you agree to be bound by our Camping Code. If you are a group looking to book for a Birthday, hen party etc. please contact us before booking and make sure you have read our campsite code.
Sorry no dogs.
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£50 deposit required at time of booking with the balance payable 1 month before your stay. Full amount is payable if booked with less than a month before your stay.
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What facilities are available at the summer campsite?
We supply toilets, showers, refuse bins and mains water for drinking, you will need to bring whatever else you need when you pitch your own tent.
Do we need to bring linen for the glampsite structures?
The double bed in each structure has all the linen provided. All other types of beds ie. bunk beds, sofa beds we provide the bottom sheet plus pillows and cases but you will need to bring either duvets or sleeping bags. We do provide extra blankets.
Do we need to bring towels?
Yes you will need to bring towels but we do supply tea towels for drying up.
When we stay at the glampsite do we need to bring plates, cups, cooking equipment etc.?
No, we supply all your crockery etc. and cooking equipment.
Do we need to bring wellingtons?
You will be staying in a field so if it rains the grass will be wet! They are also a good idea even in the summer, morning dew can also make the grass very wet first thing.
What clothes to bring?
What ever is suitable for the time of year.
Can we BBQ?
Yes, every structure has a grid to go over your fire pit and we supply you with tongs, fork etc. You will need to bring your own charcoal if you don’t want to cook on the embers from your campfire.
Is there a pizza stone?
Yes, if you want to cook pizzas on the campfire we can supply a pizza stone. A £10 deposit is required in case of accidental breakage.
How many cars can we come in?
We allow a maximum of 2 cars per structure at the glampsite and for the summer camping it is 2 cars per pitch, you must talk to us first if you want to come in more cars than this as our parking is limited.
Can we bring our own wood?
Yes you can bring your own wood for the campfires so long as it makes no unpleasant smoke. All wood for the stoves is supplied by us as this must be well seasoned to prevent damage to the stoves and flues.
How much do you charge for wood?
A crate of either logs or campfire wood is £5. If you are staying at the glampsite you will receive when you arrive a free basket of logs and a free crate of campfire wood plus kindling. You are welcome to bring your own kindling or fire lighters or you can purchase kindling from us.
Are there outside seating and tables?
Yes we supply outside furniture for each structure at the glampsite.
Can we squeeze more people into any of the structures?
Simple answer is no, we don’t mind a travel cot but we won’t allow more than the maximum number of guests stated for each structure. Packing you in like sardines is hardly a glamping experience! If you book a main structure we will allow a tent to be pitched to the side for a couple more people but there will be a charge for this and you will have to bring all your own plates, beds etc.