Elmley Cottage

UK England South East England Kent Isle of Sheppey

01795 664 896   Kingshill Farm, Elmley National Nature Reserve, Kent ME12 3RW

  • Sleeps 8–10
  • Cosy Rural Retreat
A uniquely peaceful self-catering cottage in a middle of a Kent nature reserve that's ideal for family gatherings or large groups of friends

Tucked away in a remote corner of Kent, it would be fair to call Elmley Nature Reserve one of southern England's hidden gems, a seemingly endless expanse of sky and water that's home to reeds and tidal streams, wildfowl and waders, and feels almost entirely untouched by human hand. It's actually the only farm-owned and managed National Nature Reserve in the UK, run by Georgina and Gareth Fulton, making it doubly special that you can actually stay overnight in this wonderful place, either glamping or in one of two cottages – Kingshill Farmhouse or Elmley Cottage, which sleeps up to 10 people and is ideal for family gatherings or large groups of friends. Guest can either self-cater, have private catering or book to have supper at the main farm.

Situated on the edge of Elmley's gathering of farm buildings, Elmley Cottage is spacious and light and surrounded by nature, with sweeping and frankly unforgettable views over the nature reserve's wetlands, reeds and meadows. You can wake up to beautiful misty mornings filled with the call of geese and go to sleep accompanied by the hoot of an owl. The ground floor has a large, light-filled and functional kitchen-diner with a large range cooker enough space to seat 10 people; there's a spacious sitting room next door with large windows, a TV and DVD, and as well as a ground floor bedroom. Upstairs there are 4 further double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom; plus there are two other bathrooms, both stocked with Bramley toiletries. There's decent wifi throughout, and a garden with a barbecue and outdoor furniture.

You could spend a very happy few days just pottering about in the cottages and around, enjoying its unique location in the middle of this spectacular reserve – Elmley is home to one of England's largest lapwing populations, plus you're likely to spot curlews, short-eared owls, herons and much more, and you can join regular wildlife tours of the reserve.  Alternatively, simply gaze out of the window across the marshes, or just drift off to sleep at sundown as the owls hoot softly across the marshes. Beyond the reserve, you can explore Sheppey, visit the beach at Minster, both a short drive away, or cross the river to pick up the Saxon Shore Way.



Available all year.


Contact Website  01795 664 896  Elmley Cottage, Kingshill Farm, Elmley National Nature Reserve, Kent ME12 3RW

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  • Games room
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Beaches
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking

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