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Little Switzerland Caravan Site
kent united kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Peaceful relaxing wonderful views”
Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Just come back from a 2 night stay, a lovely campsite with amazing views, clean cafe with lovely views from garden showers didn't bed to use but looked clean with good cleaning facilities too recommend the walk up the cliffs to enjoy the views .

  • Stayed June 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

This site is in a good location and has wonderful views. We booked for a group of 6 families (8 tents) and were given a price list two weeks previous to our visit quoting £8 pp/pn (£4 child).

We checked in on arrival and tried to pay butwere told to pay later. We were given a small private area for our group, approx. 3 minutes walk away from main site facilities. Yes, our area did have two toilets, but neither had a light, one was leaking and the door did not shut on the other, and no hand washing facilities except the tap at the other end of the pitch area.

When departing we went to settle our account. We were then told it was £9 pp/pn, more than quoted just two weeks before. The owner first quoted most of our friends a price about £25 more than expected even at £9 pp/pn and said he would 'do a deal'. The 'deal' price was more than they had expected to pay in the first place! Check the price before pitching!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

This site has wonderful views and is a good location for Folkestone. We booked for a group of 8 tents (approx 24 people) and were quoted £8 pp/pn (£4 per child) for June 2013, shown on the price list given to us two weeks previously by the lady who runs the cafe on site. When we arrived we visited the office to pay but were told to pay on departure.

We were given our own private pitch about 3 mins walk from main site with its facilities, (showers, toilets etc). Our small area did have toilets, however they did not have any lighting, the door on one did not shut and the other leaked every time it was flushed. No hand washing facilities, except a tap at the other end.

Upon leaving we went to pay. Our first surprise was the price hike (£9 per person instead of £8), but also the fact that the owner tried to over charge most of the families in our group, adding about £25 to each bill, then saying he 'will do a deal'. The 'deal' cost more than we were expecting to pay originally. Check your price before you pitch up!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Just returned from 2 nights at Little Switzerland and had a great time. Weather was forecast to be a bit unpredictable so it was great that we did not have to pay up front. Instead paid cash when we arrived, and it was very reasonable at around £10 pppn.

Site itself was well laid out - different levels and plenty of trees/bushes to separate the tent pitches. Plenty of couples and families around. Second night was quite noisy with a massive group who turned up but overall nice and quiet. Owner very friendly and helpful.

Well located with great views out to France and some good walks up to the top of the cliffs and down to the beach about 20 mins away. Folkestone is walkable down the beach and some nice pubs around the harbour.

Had a great time and would come back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Folkestone
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

The reason we picked this site was because it is the only one with a club house. On out stay the owner decided not to open it, reason he fell asleep, couldn't be bothered!
We were so disappointed as we were very unlucky with the weather and desperately needed the facility to dry off against the perilous weather!
The facilities were hideous out of date and never cleaned. They were reminiscent of a concentration camp and hadn't looked like they had any attention since god knows when looked like the 70's.
The price of the site does not reflect the quality so beware. It is all strictly CASH in hand as well. So come with plenty for your stay.
We won't be visiting again!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

When we entered the narrow road leading to Little Switzerland we thought …oh no what have we done …..desolate concrete , nothing attractive and visually stimulating and therefore no anticipation… however , once we reached the camp itself , wonderful breathtaking azure skies and lush green wilton carpet lawn awaiting the tent . Superb location . Rolling green hills and rocky heights . Well named. My only suggestion…do not pay in advance as the owner declared that he did not give refunds ; so be certain you intend to stay before you part with your cash. As a tent was used and the pitch was lower down the multi level hillside I should imagine checking the weather to ensure a dry sunny stay might be essential ! The café is adequate. There is a reasonable shop in the Campsite further down the road. For a shopping trip to Folkestone town a car is definately a requirement.
If you need to use the male toilet leave plenty of time and wear your hiking boots …it is up the rocky hillside and not for the faint hearted or physically frail …..other than these last two points ….perfect Little Switzerland…………

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Little Switzerland Caravan Site
Address: Wear Bay Road | The Warren, Folkestone CT19 6PS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
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Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Folkestone
Number of rooms: 38
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Little Switzerland Caravan Site Folkestone, Kent

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