Farmhouse at Elmley

Sheerness, Kent
Self-catering
+44 (0)1795 664896
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From
£770 - £1400
per night
From
£5390 - £9800
per week

Just one hour from London, this charming house sits on a unique family-owned Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey

Bed

11 beds

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

Babies welcome

£770 - £1400 per night

£5390 - £9800 per week

The Experience

A magical transformation of a beautiful old house, which is totally off-grid. Look after yourselves (the kitchen is a cook’s dream and you can order supermarket food ahead which will be unpacked for you) or upgrade to be cossetted incredibly thoughtfully from breakfast to a relaxed or formal supper and housekeeping in between.

Bedrooms have underfloor heating, walk-in showers, deep windowsills, pretty fabrics and vintage finds. Light a roaring fire for wintery nights, settle with a whisky in the snug or in the library full of books and games. On sunny days you’ll be eating outdoors in the lovely big gardens where you’ll find a gas barbecue and a firepit (complete with blankets and marshmallows) for when the stars come out.

You have 3,300 acres of nature reserve to explore (book onto a wildlife tour to learn more), miles of nature trails to wander and your own shell beach with sheltered swimming at high tide. Yoga, massages, all is possible.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so thoroughly immersed in nature – even if you're less active you can spot wildlife and birds from the glass-walled kitchen
  • Swimming from the shell beach at high tide – if you're very quiet you may even be joined by a seal
  • Having the option to be looked after – the team are dedicated, friendly and efficient
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You should know

  • No dogs because of all the precious wildlife

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Pricing

Nightly price
from £770
Weekly price
from £5390
Damage deposit
£1000
Surcharges
£32 extra per person to upgrade to serviced hire including booking & planning service, supermarket unpack, daily housekeeping, breakfast, mini wildlife experience, late check out.
1 House for 12
From £77011 beds6 bedrooms

Information

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Breakfast £20. Lunch £22. Dinner available on request.

Reviews

A lovely visit once again! We loved staying in the Roost. Food was delicious and fresh, we look forward to our next visit

Cynthia, London

We stayed in one of the Larger Shepherd's Huts (Ferryman's) from Christmas Eve for 4 nights. The facilities in the huts are fantastic, and we had an extremely comfortable and cosy stay, with the huge advantage of having the excellent Nature Reserve literally on our doorstep. When reopened after Christmas we used the Hamper & Farmhouse Food offerings which were excellent. All in all a very special way to spend the Christmas.

Chris & Maria, Horsham

A truly lovely house on a special farm estate - and with the added extra of being on a National Nature Reserve. Everything is here, you don't really have to move once you've arrived except to wander about taking it all in and enjoying lots of birds and wildlife and walks. You don't have to go far for supper either with the lovely old Barn at hand serving good local food.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Elmley is unique: 3,300 acres of saltmarsh and mudflats, wilderness and beauty – the only family-owned National Nature Reserve in the UK. Nature trails take you to grazing cattle and sheep, wildflowers in spring, owls, hare, birds of prey and waders, butterflies and dragonflies. If you fancy a meal out, the wonderful Three Mariners at Oare is 15 miles.

Local points of interest from Gareth & Georgina Fulton

  • Elmley is a huge wild landscape, a 3,300 acre estate which is both a working family farm and National Nature Reserve. Kingshill Farm sits in the middle of the Reserve, with miles of unspoilt views.
  • Wildlife conservation has been central to Elmley for over 40 years. The large seasonally changing wetland is a renowned wildlife site. Elmley is home to thousands of birds, from waders to birds of prey, many of which breed successfully here.
  • When walking our nature trails listen carefully for Reed Bunting, look up for Marsh Harrier and Owl and from the hides keep watch on Curlew, Lapwing, Egret and many more.We have a number of mammals on the reserve including water voles and hares.
  • Each season brings its own highlights. Autumn sees mesmerising starling murmurations and arrival of the Short Eared Owl, Winter the arrival of tens of thousands of migratory wading birds and wildfowl and with them birds of prey,
  • Spring the new life with fledging chicks, and leverets (baby hares), summer a chorus of Marsh Frogs, arrival of swifts and other warm weather migrants, along with butterflies, drargonflies and water vole. The sight of boxing hares in Spring is amazing
  • Elmley is a great base for exploring the many well-known areas and attractions across Kent: historic towns, wonderful beaches, and amazing local food. Sheppey itself is an historic island and has some fascinating places to visit and more wildlife walks

Introducing

Gareth & Georgina Fulton

Georgina's pioneering parents worked tirelessly to create this glorious wildlife conservation site and farm. Passionate about maintaining its heritage, Georgina and Gareth came here in 2013, and instigated the accommodation side. Welcoming and hands-on hosts, they also train a committed staff who are on board with the message, and manage every aspect of this inspirational place.