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!
Moving Meditation & Flow (Qigong) in the Cabin
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Woodland shepherds hut
(up to 2 adults + 2 children)
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Valley shepherds hut
(up to 2 adults + 1 child)
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(wild camping + luxury)
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…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 the white cliffs.
Places to visit
Chakradance, Core Therapy and Bi Aura.
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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.
Places to Eat
Abbots Fireside Hotel and Pub
Open Wed to Sunday. 25/35 min walk to the village across footpaths.
In the square in Elham. Due to open by August 2023. High-quality food with a lovely garden.
The Duck Inn
Pett Bottom – about 5 miles. In a lovely location, great bike ride, high-quality food
Etchinghill – about 4 miles.
Coach and Horses
Lyminge – about 3 miles away. Next to children’s park and stream 01303 862694
The Pig Hotel
Bridge – 8 miles. High-quality food. Lovely garden and cocktails
Stowting which is about 5.7 miles away. Classic pub food and some other interesting dishes as well, High-quality food.
01303 862 130
Stone Street, Stelling Minnis – about 3 miles away. Traditional home-cooked English food, ales and wines, Music on some nights
01227 709 170
Chinese, Lyminge, CT18 8HP
Rose and Crown Pub
Tearooms & Breakfast
Lord Whiskey Tea Rooms
Support the animal sanctuary, directions in “walks” about a 30 min walk across footpaths. Sunny garden area. Breakfast from 10 am.
Vineyard Tea rooms
A long walk through the Elham Valley around 3.8 miles away. Breakfast from 9 am.
Elham 25/30 min walk from site to the village. Tues to Sat 9:30-2 pm, Breakfast 9:30 am. No garden area.
Stelling Minnis Windmill
A lovely walk around 45mins from the site to the windmill. Run by volunteers you can grab a small cream tea.
Tadpole Tea Rooms
Bishopsbourne, courtyard-style outside seating. They do a lovely all-day Sunday brunch.
Lower Hardres Farm Shop
Lower Hardres. Butcher for all your breakfast and BBQ needs. They also sell fruit, veg, dairy, biscuits etc CT4 5NU.
Ottinge Farm Shop
Open Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning only. There is a vending machine open daily where you can fill up with raw milk and grab some yoghurts, CT4 6XH.
Frog Lane, BIshopsbourne CT4 5HU this is where Tadpole Tearooms is.
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.