Large Shepherd's Huts

Our large huts are equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable, and also make use of the outside space. We’ve tried to provide everything so you just need to bring yourselves, but please do ask if anything is missing or there is anything else you need.

All taps in the huts and around the farmyard provide safe drinking water.

In your hut you'll find breakfast tea and freshly ground coffee, along with a traditional kettle to boil on the stove. Please ask for fresh milk (dairy or oat) from the Linhay.

Inside you will find a gas stove, and small ships oven, both are easy to use and ideal for basic cooking. All crockery, cutlery and glassware is provided. You will find utensils stored underneath the sink. You also have a mini fridge, please bring another cool box if you'd like store a lot.

There is a small sink, with environmentally friendly washing up liquid and sponges. If you order one of our supper hampers, please don't wash up, we'll collect the basked in the morning.

For evenings stargazing! Complimentary marshmallows are in your hut and wood, matches and firelighters are found beneath the hut. Extra wood should you need it is stored behind the office in the courtyard (an honest charge of £5 per extra bucket).

The ensuite hot shower and loo are inside the hut, and make the most of the view with your outside bath or shower. Saltbox and Ferryman's have an outside shower, Damson has an outside Bath. Towels and robes are provided. We also provide gorgeous natural products by Bramley, in full size bottles. If you would like to take them home you can purchase bottles from the Linhay.

All of our huts and cabins are designed with year round use in mind. The hut has a 75mm insulated cavity throughout, and Earthwool insulation. This is a breathable carbon-neutral material made from 80% recycled bottles. With heating, Romney Marsh Wool blankets and hot water bottles, we’re sure you will be warm and cosy, even on the chilliest of nights.

Please remove muddy boots before entering. Boot brushes are on the steps, and they will stay dry under shelter outside of the hut. There are hooks to dry out wet clothes. If you get soaked in a rain shower please do ask our team to dry out clothes for you.

There is plenty of storage space under the bed.

A unique aspect of Elmley is that we are off grid, so generate our own electricity. Damson does have electricity, but please be mindful of excessive use.

4G can be picked up across the reserve, but we do recommend you switch off and soak up the nature around you.

If you need wi-fi it can be accessed from the Linhay or from the Farmhouse, or please speak to the team.

The large shepherd's huts can sleep two young children, using a travel cot, fold out bed or the favourite - the hammock swinging over the bed. Your hut will be set up as you request. The additional bed is by the partition, opposite the sink, and folds open.

Please note as they are shepherd's hut floor space is limited and beds and cots will need to be folded away in the day.