Experience Elmley from a beautiful bell tent

The simplicity of traditional canvas combined with thoughtful and stylish touches offers a relaxing escape into nature like nothing else. We have five delightfully furnished tents, each situated in its own beautiful spot on the Reserve. Come, unwind, sleep in comfort and wake up to wilderness. Available for July, August and September. All tents are suitable for families or friends & couples, or come on your own for a peaceful and rejuvenative break.

Prices from

Minimum stay Two nights
Sunday to Thursday nightly rate £120 for two adults
Friday and Saturday nightly rate £120 for two adults
Additional children Up to three children are very welcome. Costs are below.
Children under 2 No additional cost.
Children 2-16 £20 per child per night
Additional adults Extra adults can book another tent
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Choose from our Meadow Tents or the Woodland Tents. The three Meadow Tents face east across the Nature Reserve, so guests wake up to beautiful sunrises and spectacular views across the marsh. The two Woodland tents are tucked in our magical little woodland, a haven for butterflies and dragonflies, little owls and woodpeckers. Woodland Tents have views across the reserve to the estuary. All tents make the most of the space and wild of Elmley, and are settled well-apart so every guest has peace and privacy along with plenty of space to run or wander.

The Tents

The tents are thick canvas traditional bell tents. They are a roomy five metre diameter, with space to stand, but are still cosy for chillier evenings. The tents have a proper double beds on hand crafted wooden bases. They are made-up with luxury pillows & duvets and soft white linen. The tents have a thick coir matting floor, along with rugs, hot water bottles, lanterns and furniture.


Each tent has its own charcoal bbq, individual camping gas stove, along with a kettle, cooking tools, and camping crockery, cutlery and glassware There is a large shared washing up sink. Charcoal and matches are provided, along with marshmallows, muesli, tea, and proper coffee.


There are plenty of loos around the site for your use, along with three lovely hot camping showers. Towels and Bramley products for your use are provided in your tent.

What else is there?

You also have use of a large shared fire pit with hay bale seating. And the beautiful Victorian barn, with electric points, and incredible views from its window. It is a great space for hanging out and eating in if the weather isn't on your side.

Food and drink

Delicious home made breakfast, lunches and suppers, are available to order along with cocktails and barista coffees. All can be delivered to your tent or eaten in the barn. Our onsite shop offers drinks, ice creams and other essentials!


Children of all ages are very welcome. Travel cots are available free of charge. And our lovely team will happily share activity ideas for all ages. The tents are well spaced so, don't worry, other guests can snooze and read in peace!

What is there to do?

Relax, read and enjoy the view. Cycle through the reserve. Wildlife spot. Hang out on our private beach. Take a dip in the swimming pond. Or venture off the Reserve and explore Kent’s wonderful countryside.

Welcoming you safely

We are so looking forward to welcoming guests again from 4th July. Bookings are now open under flexible terms so you can arrange an escape into nature without any worries. 

All our accommodation is well spaced in nature to allow you to come and unwind amongst the wildlife.  With 3,300 acres to explore social distancing is what we do best!

Each accommodation has private cooking & eating facilities, huts and houses have private bathrooms and there are plenty of loos and showers for bell tent guests.

We are excited to welcome you as warmly as ever, and as always we will do all we can to make your stay wonderful.  Our team will be onsite and available at all times for anything you need.  

Whilst this Summer might be a little different, we're are so excited to offer you an incredible experience and escape into nature. We're opening up our secret beach, just for guests' use - and invite you to wild swim at this idyllic spot with sea shells galore.   

We have developed a fantastic new food and drinks menu with local suppliers, including gorgeous Summer salads, cocktails and coffees - all of which can be safely delivered to your accommodation.  

And later in the Summer, we'll be holding outdoor yoga sessions in the meadows.

There will be a few changes, as the safety of you, your fellow guests and our team will always be the priority, so please be reassured we are taking our responsibility very seriously.  These measures can be seen in full here.

  •  We have enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols for accommodation changeovers and shared areas.  This includes following strict hand washing guidance and having hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available.
  • Soft furnishings have been removed from huts (but if requested we'll happily give you cleaned & stored items)
  • Check and check out times have been changed slightly to 4pm check in and 10am check out, this is so the accommodation can be aerated before our staff enter and to allow a good airing between guests.  You are very welcome to enjoy the Reserve before and after your stay, and tea, coffee and cake will be available!
  • There is self check in and check out.  You may not see our team in person, but they will be there throughout your stay and can be contacted at all times by telephone 
  • Our team abide by social distancing at all times and we will ask all guests to do the same
  • We will take symptoms very seriously in guests and staff and follow government self isolation guidelines

The additional hygiene measures can impact the environment, so we have thought very carefully how to implement these with minimal additional environmental impact, so please read more on this here.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes

Gareth, Georgina and the Elmley team x