Vanellus

Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent

Vanellus

A traditional shepherds hut, with modern touches set in the beautiful Elmley Nature Reserve

Kingsize bed

A very comfortable kingsize bed, with ash branch posts.

Floor to ceiling window

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

Room for three

A child can be accommodated in this hut

Fire pit

Listen to the wild sounds of the marsh at night, cosy next to the cast iron firepit.

Treatments

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

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.

This secluded retreat is designed to let nature in.

It features a floor to ceiling window and 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, fluffy towels, bathrobes and bath products by Green and Spring. Keep warm with thick woollen Romney Marsh wool throws, hot water bottles and an electric radiator.

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.