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Glamping in Kent AONB near historic village of Elham
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Woodland shepherds hut

Secluded woodland shepherds hut on Kent farm in AONB near historic Elham.

Valley shepherds hut

Secluded valley shepherds hut on Kent farm in AONB near historic Elham.

Goat walking experience

Goat walking experience available to all, as well as our glamping guests.

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!

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Get away
from it all…

Escape to beautiful shepherds huts in Kent hidden on a family farm in an AONB.

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shepherds huts in Kent glamping near Dover and Eurotunnel Folkestone

…without going out of your way

Conveniently located:
15 minutes from Eurotunnel
30 minutes from Dover
45 minutes from the M25
15 minutes from Canterbury

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What to do while glamping near Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone

What to do while you’re here

Walking
Excellent routes straight from the door of your shepherds huts in Kent. What to do

Exploring
Elham, Canterbury, Dover Castle and white cliffs. Places to visit

Glamping
Our shepherds huts have been beautifully built by The Shepherds Hut Company. Glamping in Kent.

Absolutely nothing
Just stay put and relax.

shepherds huts in Kent glamping where children and dogs are welcome

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.

Rules:
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

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

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.

We provide:

  • 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
  • Kettle
  • Logs
  • All gas included
  • Ordinance survey map
  • Children’s cutlery

 

Huts Facilites:

  • Woodburner
  • Fridge
  • Gas hob
  • Gas cooker with grill
  • Good size shower with long hose for children and babies

 

And…

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.

Breakfast

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

Vegan Smoothies:
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)
£6 each

  • 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
  • Butter
  • 2 Real free range happy chicken eggs vegan swap for hash browns

Basic Jam on toast
£4 

  • Local homemade bread
  • Local homemade jam
  • Butter

Location

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.

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Our reviews speak for themselves. "Wonderful stay at Wild Woodland Retreat. It was just what we needed!" So, if you are looking for a luxury holiday with a difference a few miles from Canterbury - wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk or stay@wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk for further information.
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Saturday May 21st, 2022
Our reviews speak for themselves. Wonderful stay at Wild Woodland Retreat. It was just what we needed! So, if you are looking for a luxury holiday with a difference a few miles from Canterbury - https://wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk or stay@wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk for further information.#mumsnet #gostayaway #weekend #weekendfun #shepherdshut

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Wonderful xxx

Lin Constable xx.

Imagine sitting on this seat surrounded by a beautiful unspoilt valley, and only the sound of the birds for company! Our beautiful Valley Shepherds Hut is the place to come to! Not far from the stunning city of Canterbury and the historic village of Elham, Kent.
Go to www.wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk for our availability or stay@wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk if you have any questions!
#shepherdhutbreaks #woodlandretreatsuk #airbnb #wewelcomekids #wewelcomedogs #valleyretreats
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Friday May 20th, 2022
Imagine sitting on this seat surrounded by a beautiful unspoilt valley, and only the sound of the birds for company! Our beautiful Valley Shepherds Hut is the place to come to! Not far from the stunning city of Canterbury and the historic village of Elham, Kent. Go to  www.wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk for our availability or stay@wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk if you have any questions!#shepherdhutbreaks #woodlandretreatsuk #airbnb #wewelcomekids #wewelcomedogs #valleyretreats

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Lovely sitting there in the morning with a cuppa. Just over a week to go and we'll be there! I can't wait! 🙂

We are all getting excited down on our farm. This weekend the beautiful Lotus Stargazer Tents start to go up in our Woodland and Valley settings. We already have lots of bookings, but there are spaces, so don't miss out! Go to www.wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk for our availability and further information. Look forward to welcoming you!
#luxurytentholidays #visitkent #shepherdshutsinkent
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Thursday May 19th, 2022
We are all getting excited down on our farm. This weekend the beautiful Lotus Stargazer Tents start to go up in our Woodland and Valley settings. We already have lots of bookings, but there are spaces, so dont miss out! Go to https://www.wildwoodlandretreat.co.uk for our availability and further information. Look forward to welcoming you! #luxurytentholidays #visitkent #shepherdshutsinkent
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