Carefully landscaped and partly sheltered; some areas with pleasant rural outlook over surrounding farmland and an excellent system of footpaths for walkers. Set in the heart of farming country in the Kentish village of Densole on the Downs, with Folkestone, Dover and Canterbury on the doorstep, this is an ideal site for exploring the many attractions in this holiday region, possible en route to or from the continent.
: August in 2011
We stayed here as a stopover night on the way to the dover ferries and have to say it was spot on.. The pitches were weel spaced and private due to the mature trees . The wardens were lovely and it set us up for a nice time during our two week tour of france by motorhome. Handy store across the road next to a pub with nice friendly locals. We wished we had booked for longer and visited a bit more of Kent. The journey to Dover port is a about 15 minutes and well signposted and you will have a very relaxing stay at the Black Horse Farm Caravan Club Site
Practical Caravan Top 100 parks Award 2007
It is very clear when you look around this site that the warden and their assistant take huge pride in their work. The grass areas are immaculate, the plants and landscaping attractive and effective in separating the fields and the facilities are clean, well heated and welcoming. Next to the camping fields is an attractive wooded dog walk and a fenced children’s play area.
The site is popular with people travelling to and from the Continent and caters for this with an allocated area for ‘one-nighters’ that is accessible 24 hours a day. The staff pitch caravans according to what ferry you are booked on, so that other visitors are not disturbed.
Two shower blocks are located one at each end of the site. Both are immaculate and welcoming. There are excellent parent and child rooms, which have been decorated with cartoon characters by volunteers. Disabled facilities are also excellent and part of the ‘radar’ scheme – a scheme that means one key fits all locks on disabled facilities around the country.
Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover are all a short drive or bus journey away, and many people use the site to take day trips over to France. Both the ferry port and Eurotunnel are right on the doorstep. But there is plenty to explore nearby.
21 Apr 2007
Practical Motorhome independent site reviews Feb 2007
It is immediately clear when you look around this Caravan Club site, that the wardens and their assistants take huge pride in their work.
The grass areas are immaculate, the plants and landscaping are attractive
and effective at separating the respective fields. The facility buildings are clean and well-heated. Next to the camping fields is a wooded dog walk, and a children’s safe play area.
Black Horse is a popular stop for those on their way to or from the Continent. Many people use the site as a base for a day trip to France as the ferry port and Eurotunnel are close by. There is a special area for
24-hours a day, and no barrier to restrict access. Also, the staff make the effort to pitch motorhomes according to what cross-Channel ferry you are booked on, so other visitors are not unnecessarily disturbed.
There are two shower blocks at each end of the site. Both are immaculate and welcoming. There are appealing parent-and-child rooms which have been decorated with cartoon characters by volunteers and are sure to appeal to any reluctant child. Facilities for the disabled are excellent and part of the ‘radar’ scheme, which means one key fits all locks to the site’s disabled facilities.
Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover are all just a short drive, or bus journey, from the site. But if you prefer to stay put and explore the local area, there are a host of footpaths and local villages to explore, including picturesque Elham with its pretty square and traditional shops.
Across the road from the site is a post office and general store
and a pub which serves good food.17 Jan 2007
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
Easily accessed from the M2 and M20 motorways, this site is in the village of Densole, so it is well placed for Folkestone, Dover and Canterbury, and offers visitors a Caravan Club-managed site which is open all year.
First impressions are that the site could be rather noisy, as it is situated on the A260 road, which can become busy during peak periods. However, the further you go into the grounds of the site, the less aware of the road you become. The park is well landscaped and there is a good feeling of space between all the units.
One area of the site is reserved for visitors making an overnight stop en route to the ports, or the Eurotunnel facility at nearby Cheriton. It is a sensible feature, which is especially appreciated if you have ever stayed on a site where your neighbour on the next pitch is due to pack up his motorhome in the early hours of the morning to catch a ferry.
The facilities on all parts of the site, particularly the heated toilet and shower blocks, are up to the Caravan Club's usual high standards, and you could almost be in your own bathroom back home, with domestic-style showers and copious amount of hot water on tap.
A well equipped and up-to-date children's play area, adjacent to the touring fields, provides a place for the children to unwind and meet other little ‘uns in a safe environment.
Facilities away from the site include fishing, horse riding, golf and sailing and all are within about five miles. Folkestone is a busy resort and worth a visit, as is Dover, with its White Cliffs Experience around eight miles distant from the site. Canterbury is also about 11 miles away, with its famous cathedral which attracts visitors from far and wide to the city, and its medieval streets. 20 Jul 2005