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Bodiam Boating Station

Rye Road | Riverside Cottage, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
01797 253838
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Newenden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Welcome to our family run home and business, linking the garden of England and 1066 country! Enjoy a ride abord our ferry, the Dannie Lee; 4.5m along... more » Owner description: Welcome to our family run home and business, linking the garden of England and 1066 country! Enjoy a ride abord our ferry, the Dannie Lee; 4.5m along the River Rother to the National Trust's Bodiam Castle. We also offer 15 pitches on our family friendly campsite, rowing boat hire, fishing permits and refreshments in our delightful cafe and tea garden. The Bodiam Boating Station at Riverside Cottage in Newenden is situated right on the Kent/East Sussex border, equidistant between Rye and Tenterden; and just 10 miles from the beautiful sandy beaches of Camber. « less
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We can thoroughly recommend Bodiam Boating Station! We stayed for 2 nights last week. We are a family of 4, two boys aged 13 and 15. The campsite is a nice, flat field behind the boating station house with lovely views out into the countryside. We had a good sized pitch, enough for two tents and we went for the... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Certainly the best place I've ever camped. Small enough to let the children roam around safely, and with tons of fun things to do nearby - steam train, Bodiam castle, fishing lakes, canoes, boats. Even the music in the cafe is good! One warning: the food at the pub up the road, the White Hart, is TERRIBLE. (Though they have... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed here camping and will definitely come back. Such lovely welcoming people. I really like the philosophy of the place. it is peaceful and beautiful. Loved the music playing in the cafe, and looking forward to trying out a pizza cooked in the new oven. Pitches are well spaced and flat field. Showers and toilets basic but spacious. Loved the... More

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thanks for writing about us and so grateful for your lovely comments. You'll be pleased to know that we've had our first attempt at making pizzas and they went down a treat with a huge party of 11 year olds, so do come back to test them yourselves soon! More

Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I had really great day out. We took the boat trip to Bodiam, had lunch in the pub and then visited the castle. On our return we had a cream tea which was wonderful with scones which were literally just out of the oven. Excellent value all round. A relaxing and enjoyable day with really lovely hosts.... More

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and so pleased you had such a lovely day. Look forward to serving you another cream tea some day soon! More

Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We recently stayed at the Bodiam Boating station as a couple in our campervan. It was a fantastic camp site with everything you needed, showers, toilets, coffee shop and even newspaper delivery. There were many families on the camp site but as a couple we still felt we had privacy and a relaxing weekend. The ferry and boat hire are... More

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to review us. Really good to hear that you weren't over run by kids and had a good stay as a couple. Hope you make it back here for another break this year! More

Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Such a lovely campsite - my first go at camping in the UK. Had a wonderful trip by boat to Bodiam castle, kids loved helming the boat, and the campsite is in a lovely location (brilliant to watch the steam train in the distance). Children loved playing with lots of new friends in the field and we really appreciated the... More

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thanks for your complimentary review and so pleased you had a good time here. It's a shame the first England game was pretty much the only game! See you next time. More

Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What a lovely day we had here. Beautiful place, reasonable rates and lovely helpful staff. I would recommend coming here for everyone. Thank you all and we will definitely come back soon.

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to write about us and hope to see you here again soon. More

Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We enjoyed a fabulous outing to Bodiam castle where we were picked up by Alex from the Bodiam boating station and taken down the river to Newenden where we enjoyed a fabulous meal at the the white hart a real must!! then rowing on the river rother before making our way back to Bodiam. hospitality at the boating station was... More

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Great to see your review and really pleased you enjoyed your day out with us. Thank you for taking the trouble to write about us and I hope we'll see you here again soon. More

Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I got engaged in a row boat on this river five years ago, we decided to go back and spend some time on the river again in a row boat as its coming close to our anniversary. They have definitely spruced the place up and its well run, the owners were lovely they recommended the kayaks as... More

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BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to spend your anniversary with us. Hope to see you kayaking next time, and who knows, maybe a trip on Irene for your 10th anniversary! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked out the campsite in August 2013 for a large group of 14 families - with many small children - to celebrate a 40th birthday. From the first email enquiry to the time we left, Alex & Vanessa could not have done more to make the weekend a success. We made the most of everything they could offer, from... More

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