Ellenden Farm Country Camping Kent
Time to take yourself off-grid
Ellenden Farm Country Camping in Kent
Time to get back to nature
Ellenden Farm Country Camping in Kent
Time for walking, cycling, photography or exploring
Ellenden Farm Kent
If you’d like to go off-grid and get away from it all, then have a look at our handmade Shepherd’s Huts and our beautiful bell tents situated in the middle of a working farm. This idyllic and picturesque campsite is surrounded by green fields and ancient, peaceful woodland. We have also recently completed the building of new showers for our guests.
The campsite is flat but natural and has views over Seasalter and Whitstable to the entrance of the Thames Estuary. It is surrounded by 200 acres of ancient woodland that was used by the Romans to travel to Canterbury as well as Henry VIII to hunt through.
The campsite is laid back and off-grid (no electricity or wifi) so if you want to get away from it all and unwind in a peaceful open field surrounded by nature then this is for you, we encourage you to do nothing!
You will be ‘camping’ in a ten-acre field with five other units, surrounded by 400 acres of countryside. The distance you choose to be from each other is up to you.
We have one shower and a flushing toilet (as well as a composting one in the field) that we will do our best to keep clean. There will be paper hand towels, hand wash and bacterial sprays so hopefully together we can reduce any risk of infection. Units are cleaned and sprayed thoroughly between guests.
If you have concerns about interacting with the public then we suggest bringing your own food supplies. We want you to have a relaxing stay – you are in the countryside and social distancing should not be a problem. If you feel the need to wear masks and gloves on the farm then this may not be the holiday for you.
As of 2020, 180 acres of Ellenden Farm has been allocated to conservation. All fields are now put down to traditional English meadows. We use no pesticides or chemicals on the land and have joined forces with Natural England, The RSPB and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust teams to bring back as much fauna and flora as possible to attract as much wildlife back to the farm. When you stay at our campsite you will be staying in a conservation meadow full of wildlife!
The woodland has established footpaths and is teeming with wildlife. During early spring there is a thick carpet of bluebells and primroses that spread as far as the eye can see throughout the trees. During Autumn enjoy the wonderful, changing colours of the countryside. Adjoining this wood is the nature reserve, Victory Wood, where the timber was sourced by the navy to build Nelson’s flagship the Victory.
There are also large ponds close to the site which are home to many birds and plants.
”We loved the comfortable cosy cabin, everything you needed was provided with a nice warm welcome we had a really pleasant 3 nights stay. We will definitely be back to continue exploring the area”
“We had a fabulous stay and hope to visit again soon!”
“Ellenden is a beautiful and peaceful hidden away gem. The two of us stayed in one of their brilliant shepherd huts for 3 nights over the May bank holiday weekend.
Blair was a great host ensuring we had everything that we needed during our stay. We had a great time and would love to visit again soon!!“
“Thank you for the great glamping overnight! Sitting outside in the afternoon sun doing absolutely nothing was good for us both.”
“We had a lovely stay, thank you for having us. So peaceful“
“Wir hatten eine wunderschöne und sehr entspannte Woche hier. Alles ist unglaublich liebevoll gestaltet und Blair ist ein sehr aufmerksamer Gastgeber, bei dem es einem an nichts fehlt. An die gemütlichen Sommerabende mit Feuerschale werden wir uns noch lange erinnern. Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit!”
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for having us. You have a beautiful farm and we had everything we needed to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary :)! It was a lovely experience and hopefully, we can come back at some point!
“We stayed for a weekend at Ellenden Farm. Blair was really welcoming and the place is so beautiful. I highly recommend it! We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, they thought of everything! We can’t wait to go back.
We really did have an amazing time, you guys were great and the place is incredible. Thank you for everything. See you again”
“Thank you so much for hosting us. Alex and I had such a wonderful time 🙂
We’ll be back !!! “
“We very much enjoyed our stay in ‘Poppy’ – it was lovely. All of the things we needed. The compostable toilet is working well for both the ladies and the one gentleman. All in all a great start to our holiday!”
With love Hannie, Rudi and Wiene