The Salt Box

Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent

Sleeps 2 Adults 2 Children

Kingsize bed

A very comfortable kingsize bed with a gorgeous reclaimed wood headboard, and views over miles of unspoilt wilderness from your cosy toes.


Fully glazed end

For stargazing and sunrises from bed. This wonderful window looks out across miles of unspoilt landscapes and breath-taking skies.


Full bathroom

There’s no need to skimp on comforts. The bathroom features a wonderful shower, proper loo, gorgeous products by Green & Spring and bathrobes.


Room for three or four

Two children can be accommodated on a pull out bed or a hammock swinging over head. Please note this is only suitable for younger children (second child to be under 6).


Outside shower

Enjoy the unique and exhilarating experience of an open air shower with a view! (There is one inside too!)



Make your stay even more relaxing with bespoke rejuvenating massages and reiki treatments.

Lie in bed looking out of the fully glazed end, and keep warm with thick woollen Romney Marsh wool throws, hot water bottles and a vintage cast iron radiator. You will also have a kitchenette, with dining/lounge area and did we mention an outside shower?!

Hares, owls, birds of prey and wading birds can be seen from each hut, all of which are especially beautiful to watch in the dawn mist or at sunset.

Little Owl hut overlooks a barn owl box in a nearby oak tree which often has owlets (youngsters) in. In fact, all the huts look out onto the reeds and long grass that the barn owl glides over each dusk –it is magical to watch every time!

In the winter months the sky can be filled with tens of thousands of wildfowl, which make an unforgettable sight of cloud-like murmurations and flocks in formation.

With beautiful marsh landscape and huge atmospheric skies, Elmley is a special place for an escape and to rejuvenate. Guests can enjoy long, quiet walks across the rugged countryside, and get back to nature by cooking on the wood burning stove.

We’re off grid so enjoy the digital detox and cosy up with some good books next to the fire.

To help you completely relax, we can arrange wonderful massages and deliver home cooked suppers to your hut.

The wonderfully cosy and private shepherd’s huts are just right for spending some quality time together. Elmley at night is magical, and you can enjoy the peace, stargazing with a glass of fizz by the firepits, or snuggle up in the comfy beds, enjoying the quiet time together away from wifi and screens.

In the day, visit Whitstable for oysters and sea side strolls or explore some of our wonderful local pubs.

Let the children re-wild at Elmley. There are thousands of acres of countryside to explore, and plenty of wildlife to see, along with our chickens, ducks and tractors! Pond-dipping trips and in bad weather, we have a huge Kentish barn.

In the Summer extra accommodation for families and groups is available in our beautiful canvas bell tents.

We’re well set-up for families – baby and child equipment is available on request – and we can deliver home cooked meals to your hut, giving you the freedom of self-catering without having to cook!

Elmley is also popular with new parents and for baby moons – with comfortable beds, peace and quiet, massages for frazzled parents and pregnant ladies.

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