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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

We are now closed for the 2020 Season and very much hope that we will be opening again on 1st April 2021.  In the meantime, if you’d like to be the first to hear about our new plans for next year (particularly if you love bluebells!), then why not follow us on either Facebook or Instagram?

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.  

Campsite

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!

Social Distancing

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.  

Conservation

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!  

Woodland

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.

 

 

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“We had THE BEST time at Ellenden Farm! It was so romantic and beautiful, they had thought of everything from a lovely wood burner in our Shepherd’s Hut to flowers and colourful blankets that made the place cosy and pretty. My boyfriend and I are definitely coming back. He wasn’t too keen on the idea of glamping, but now he is fully converted and absolutely loves it.

Thanks Ellenden Farm!”

Millie Morgan

September 2020

“James & I just want to say a massive thank you for such a wonderful stay. Your kindness & hospitality has been refreshing (as well as the much-needed dose of nature!) we will be due to return when the bluebells or sunflowers are out.”
D & J

August 2020

”I booked this getaway for my parents 30th wedding anniversary. On their return, the owner kindly put a complimentary bottle of champagne on ice in the hut. They had such an amazing time and loved everything about it. Everything was to such a high standard and they really didn’t want to leave. They’re planning on booking another stay with you shortly. Thank you so much” 

Ellie Mae

July 2020

”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” 

Karen & Felix

May 2019

“We had a fabulous stay and hope to visit again soon!”

Alex

May 2019

“Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful stay, the site was great and we both enjoyed it a lot and will definitely be back next year for another visit.”
Kyle and Georgina

August 2020

“A fantastic hidden spot for a lovely break. We used two bell tents and a hut and were instantly impressed with all.

The set up outside each is beyond expected, like a cosy living room but outside. We loved the gas BBQs and used them both nights.

Would highly recommend.”

Rosie P

July 2020

“Thank you for the great glamping overnight! Sitting outside in the afternoon sun doing absolutely nothing was good for us both.”

Liz & Pat

May 2019

We had a lovely stay, thank you for having us. So peaceful

Sara

May 2019

“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!”

Marlies & Michael

July 2019

“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!!

Ben

May 2019

“Thank you very much for providing such an amazing weekend for Steph and I. We have headed off now, sorry we couldn’t say goodbye in person.

You have a beautiful site here, I can’t imagine there are many as spacious and chilled out in the rest of the country. “

Steph & Tim

August 2020

“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”

Sophie & Rick

June 2019

Thank you so much for hosting us. Alex and I had such a wonderful time 🙂 

We’ll be back !!! 

July 2019

“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

August 2019

“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!

Salina

August 2019