Description of Elmley Nature Reserve
This is a true wilderness experience, only an hour from London.
These beautiful, handcrafted Shepherd’s Huts provide everything you need for a luxurious glamping escape.
They are perfectly positioned to give incredible views across miles of unspoilt landscape.
The huge skies, special quality of light and breathtaking sunrises are an artists’ dream or just sit and take it all in with a cup of tea from the woodburning stove.
Set in the middle of a 3,000 acre National Nature Reserve of international wildlife significance, a stay in Elmley’s Shepherd Huts is an unforgettable experience: watch barn owls, hares, swallows, marsh harriers, avocets, and much more, just metres from your bed.
With such incredible wildlife experiences to be enjoyed from your hut you would be forgiven for staying in with a glass of wine, home-cooked supper and the view.
But if you do fancy being more adventurous, explore miles of wildlife trails and four birdwatching hides.
You will have exclusive access to this very special nature reserve in the morning and evening.
You are also ideally based to visit some of Kent’s most important sites; Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Chatham Dockyards and excellent pubs.
The huts all have ensuite bathrooms, comfortable beds and are stylishly decorated.
You can cook in your hut or on the shared outdoor kitchen.
Tea, coffee and breakfast supplies are provided in your hut, or really relax and have scrumptious home-cooked suppers delivered to your hut.
- 3 Units
- Sleeps: 2 Persons + 2 extra bed(s)
- Toilets (Ensuite) , Showers (Ensuite)
- Towels(Yes) and Bedding(Yes)
- Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Self Catering
Vanellus is a handcrafted fenman's hut, a romantic retreat designed to let nature in.
Featuring a floor to ceiling window & a luxurious kingsize bed with an ash branch bed frame. It is light and airy with a modern rustic character. Reclaimed wood floors, a dresser created from an old railway wagon with a zinc top. Romney Marsh Wool throws, contemporary touches... perfect for a stylish escape.
Ensuite bathroom with a flushing loo & probably the best view from a shower around!
Other Accommodation at Elmley Nature Reserve
Beautifully crafted Shepherds Huts.
The large picture windows at foot of the bed looks out onto wildlife and stunning views.
The huts are designed in a traditional style, reflecting the heritage of shepherding across the marsh, but have modern touches to ensure an extremely comfortable night’s stay. Full sized double bed, (which can convert into bunks for children/friends), wood burning stove & ensuite bathroom.
Groups and children can be accommodated in gorgeous bell tents.
- Washing Up
At Elmley guests have the choice between meeting other guests in the communal areas or peace and solitude in their own Shepherd's Hut where everything is included.
You can choose to join your fellow guests for a drink, and/or supper and meet the Reserve warden to learn about the wildlife & history.
- Fruit Trees
- Herb Garden
- Vegetable Garden
At Elmley we want guests to feel at home, so please help yourselves to our herb and veg patch, fruit trees and honesty bar.
What to bring?
- Nothing, everything is provided
We provide binoculars, lanterns, and wet weather gear but you might like to bring your own.
Some items you may wish to consider bringing include: paint set, camera and a good book!