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Park reviews: Quiet Quality with Keat Farm Parks group


Three parks, two on Kent’s south coast and one close to the north coast, all offer a quiet quality setting for holiday homes.

These three parks are in the Keat Farm Parks group, which has its head office at Herne Bay on the North Kent coast, where there is a showground with a selection of new holiday homes available for viewing. Typically, five or six homes are on view here.

Nowhere is very far from any point in Kent. The charming city of Canterbury; Maidstone; designer outlet shopping at Ashford; history at the magnificent and fascinating Dover Castle, the exquisitely pretty medieval town of Sandwich (once a major port)…

White cliffs, sandy beaches, shingle beaches… Kent is a charming county with a lot to offer; a great place to choose for a holiday home.

Hawthorn Farm

Four miles from Dover, this park’s holiday homes are in a pretty, 28-acre woodland setting; a place that’s delightful for a quiet stroll.

The park has a café and take-away plus a small shop. The park is in the village of Martin Mill.

The seafront of St Margaret’s Bay is close to the park; here, you can join the Saxon Shore Way coastal footpath. And, of course, owning a holiday home so close to Dover, you can get to France for a day out anytime.


Mature trees characterise this beautiful park, at Birchington, surrounded by farmland, in east Kent. The park’s café, by the reception office building, is a great place to meet up with friends you’ll make on the park.

There’s a delightful, secluded vibe about Quex – you really feel you are off the beaten track, yet the park is only two miles from Minnis Bay and miles of sandy beaches. It’s 15 minutes from the resorts of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Little Satmar

High above the south coast of Kent, at Capel-le-Ferne, this small park’s holiday homes are arranged in a circular pattern around what might be termed a village green.

This is a delightfully quiet park; during our visit the only sound was birdsong. A short walk takes you to great coastal views. Little Satmar is less than two miles from Folkestone and six miles from Dover.

Little Satmar is the smallest of the three featured here, covering just over 10 acres. Its small size gives it a secluded, escape-from-it-all feel.

The park is a short distance from the extraordinary Samphire Hoe, a piece of land actually created during the construction of the Channel Tunnel.
This 30-acre site, at the foot of white cliffs, is a place to walk, observe rare butterflies and flowers and picnic, perhaps, in outstanding scenery and tranquillity.