What our guests say:
What can we say, this place was amazing! Hannah and Mark are lovely hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. Such a peaceful and relaxing holiday, we plan to book again very soon!
from it all…
Escape to beautiful shepherds huts in Kent hidden on a family farm in an AONB.
…without going out of your way
15 minutes from Eurotunnel
30 minutes from Dover
45 minutes from the M25
15 minutes from Canterbury
What to do while you’re here
Excellent routes straight from the door of your shepherds huts in Kent. What to do
Elham, Canterbury, Dover Castle and white cliffs. Places to visit
Our shepherds huts have been beautifully built by The Shepherds Hut Company. Glamping in Kent.
Just stay put and relax.
Children and dogs welcome
Families should be able to holiday in school holidays at no extra cost so our prices are simply winter/summer.
Having two of our own, dogs are welcome. Fees are £20 for one, £25 for two. At the end of the tax year, doggies who have looked after the hut donate half their fee to AA Dog Rescue.
No dogs on the beds please, bring dog towels and bio poo bags.
About our shepherds huts
Both huts are heated by a wood burner, have hot running water and an ensuite with shower and composting toilet. For cooking there is the gas hob and cooker with grill. There is also a fridge. The huts run from 12v solar power. There are 12v sockets for charges.
Our 2 shepherds huts have been beautifully built by The Shepherds Hut Company in Devon. They have hand built bespoke kitchenettes, composting toilet and good size shower. Hot water, hob and oven run by gas. LED lights and fridge run by solar power. There is a cosy wood burner to keep you warm. All wood supplied. The shepherds huts are set in stunning locations. One in a 10 acre private woodland and the other on the valley hillside with beautiful views. Our huts are aimed at people who want a wild tranquil escape. They are 1/2km away from the nearest road and dwelling.
The woodland shepherds hut is set in a sunny glade with mature oak trees. During the spring, anemones, orchids, primroses, bluebells carpet the woodland floor. The woodland hut sleeps 2 adults and 2 young children.
The valley shepherds hut is set in calcareous grassland which hosts wild flowers such as egg and bacon, orchids, bluebells and cowslips. Also during May the wild broom flowers a beautiful yellow. The valley hut sleeps only a couple and baby or toddler in your own travel cot. You can relax take in the views and listen to the skylarks and buzzards above. Doggies are very welcome and will enjoy the fabulous walkies here.
- Duvet and pillows (not for children)
- Bed linen (not for children)
- Towels (not for children)
- Loo roll
- Faith in Nature shampoo and natural handmade soap
- Washing up liquid, gloves, sponges, tea towels
- Salt, pepper and cooking oil
- All cooking equipment and utensils
- Cutlery and crockery
- All gas included
- Ordinance survey map
- Children’s cutlery
- Gas hob
- Gas cooker with grill
- Good size shower with long hose for children and babies
We will supply half a litre of milk from local dairy or the option of an alternative milk. Various teas and filter coffee, muesli, cornflakes and packets of porridge also included. You have the option to order various breakfast hampers. Please see tab “About” for details. We can also supply a choice of BBQ meat packs. All meat sourced is local and free range.
Hannah’s Homemade Brekkie
Homemade and local contents
£16 for 2 people
- Homemade granola
- Homemade fruit and seed muffin
- Fruit or plain yoghurt from the local dairy or dairy free coconut alternative
- Bananas and blueberries or berries in season
Raw cacao and banana with hemp and chia.
Mixed berries and banana
Tropical and banana
£6 for 2 people. All made with oat milk
English cooked breakfast
(to cook yourself)
- Local free range bacon and sausage
- 2 Real free range happy chicken eggs
- Veggie option also available
Bacon or sausage and egg roll
(to cook yourself) vegan option
£8 for 2 people
- Local homemade bread roll
- Local free range bacon or sausage
- 2 Real free range happy chicken eggs vegan swap for hash browns
Basic Jam on toast
- Local homemade bread
- Local homemade jam
Wild Woodland Retreat is on a family arable farm on the outskirts of the historic village of Elham, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Find peace and quiet just 45 minutes from the M25, 15 minutes from the Eurotunnel terminal and less than half an hour from Dover ferry terminal at our shepherds huts in Kent.