A spacious cottage, surrounded by nature, perfect for groups and families

The cottage enjoys sweeping views from the large windows for wildlife and cloud watching, along with plenty of space for families and groups. The house is located in the middle of the Elmley National Nature Reserve, providing a very unique country escape. The Nature Reserve, which is renowned for its wildlife and conservation work, is open to the public during the day. After closing, guests have the very special experience of staying within the Reserve.

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Two night minimum stay
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Two nights £400
Weekly stay £800
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Sleeps 8 -10

There are four double bedrooms upstairs to sleep 8 guests. One bed converts to twins on request. Extra guests, or guests with reduced mobility can be accommodated in an extra room downstairs. Alternatively this room can be used as an additional sitting room or playroom. One bath/shower upstairs and one wet-room downstairs

Large kitchen

The big kitchen has a large range style gas oven and plenty of pots and pans. We are off-grid so a microwave and dishwasher are not provided. Utility/boot room with washing machine and plenty of space for muddy wellies and wet coats.

Very large living area

Enjoy the huge open plan living and dining room. With a beautiful wooden table table to sit your party and wonderful views out of the large windows. Large TV with DVD. Books and games. Wi-Fi.

Plenty of outside space and a bbq

The house has plenty of outside space for BBQs and games. The very free-range chickens are your nearest neighbours, along with the ducks and frogs in the ponds! Children have the freedom and space to run around, but please be aware that the garden isn't fenced so they must be supervised.

Perfect for bird watching

The house leads directly onto the nature trails to the bird hides, and being in the middle of the Elmley National Nature Reserve there is wonderful bird watching from the living room windows.

Families and groups

Children and babies are very welcome. Cots, high chairs, baby baths and toys and books - including a jumperoo - are available on request. The large living area with its nature reserve views is a great space for gatherings. Wi-fi available.

Georgina and Gareth

We moved to Elmley, Georgina’s family farm, in 2013 and opened the shepherd’s huts in 2014.  Having moved to Elmley from busy office jobs we know the importance of a few days’ escape and know that Elmley is just the place to relax and reinvigorate in peace, breath-taking views and fresh air. Along with Richard at Plankbridge (http://www.plankbridge.com/) we designed the huts to make the most of the views and to be as comfortable as possible.  We aim to make sure stays are just what you need, whether it be quiet and relaxed or fun and adventurous. We've thought of most things, but if there is anything else you’d like, just ask.

We have two young children and live on the farm along with Max, the farm terrier, a number of chickens and hopefully soon some pigs.  You’ll see Gareth out on the quad bike most days, working with the livestock and surveying the wildlife, so do ask if you’d like a tour or have any questions about the farm.