Welcome to Little Owl - a wildlife watching paradise

*** 20% off stays for the rest of April *** The perfect hideout for nature lovers. The large picture window from the foot of the bed looks out onto unspoilt views across Elmley Island. Little Owl guests also have access to a barn owl watching spot which looks onto the oak trees the barn owls nest in. The hut is designed in a traditional style, reflecting the heritage of shepherding across the marsh, but has modern touches to ensure an extremely comfortable adventure. There is a full sized double bed, wood burning stove and ensuite bathroom. It is beautifully decorated in a rustic, vintage style.

Prices from

These are the average off-peak rates please enter your dates for an exact quote
Standard rate £105 per night
3 nights or more £90 per night
5 nights or more £85 per night
Two night minimum stays on weekends
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Wood burning stove

No need for chilly toes in your personal birdwatching hide. The wood burner will keep things toasty and is perfect for cups of tea and simple meals.

Telescope hire

Little Owl comes with a pair of vintage binoculars but to really get close to the wildlife we have a Swarovski telescope for your use.

Comfy double bed

Fall asleep to the sounds of the marsh in the very comfortable, full size double bed

Meals

If you don’t fancy cooking, just relax and we can deliver our scrumptious supper baskets and breakfast rolls to your hut door. All food is locally sourced and home-cooked.

Eco credentials

The design and development of this traditionally crafted shepherd’s hut is fully sustainable and complements our eco-friendly approach.

Ensuite bathroom

This is glamping but who wants to run outside in their pyjamas? The hut has a lovely little ensuite with hot shower, eco (composting) loo, fluffy towels and gorgeous products by Bramley.

For more information on Staying at Elmley please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or view our site map.


Note to past guests: Kingshill Farmhouse, the original farmhouse here at Elmley, has recently had planning permission granted which is very exciting news for us! Renovation work is due to start this Spring. As Little Owl was located next to the farmhouse we have made the decision to move it to an exciting new location away from the potentially noisy building work as the comfort and quality of your stay is our priority. Little Owl itself will remain the same with the existing facilities. The new location looks out onto the breath-taking marsh and Swale estuary which is a perfect spot to sit back and watch wildlife. 


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.