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Laid Back and Relaxing

Laid Back and Relaxing

What a review!  Thank you for sharing your very kind thoughts with us.  We’re so delighted you enjoyed our stay and look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

 

“We arrived met by Blair, who gave us a quick tour of the site, explaining about the location and surrounding area.

The Shepherds Huts were nicely spaced for privacy and were very smartly presented, with everything we needed for our 2-day stay. The welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and marshmallows, was very much appreciated but the bags of ice in the cool box, topped up the following day, was a nice touch.

The toilet facilities were compost toilets, great for the environment, were clean, with plenty of hand sanitizers available. The shower block was clean and refreshing, with a regular toilet, if this is what you needed.

A beautiful open field with woodland surrounding, with plenty of wildlife, which included several different types of Butterfly. Our highlight was watching the young kestrels being taught how to hunt by their parents and our particular favourites, watching the Buzzards floating naturally on the thermals.

We can go on and on about how lovely this little gem is, from the view of the estuary to watching the sunset each night but would recommend going to check it out for yourself.

Thanks, Blair, keep up the great effort!”

Spring Reflections

Spring Reflections

Spring is here and it is the perfect time to reconnect with nature, all wildlife and hopefully a new healing world. I hope as a species we can reflect and learn from these difficult times and take it as an opportunity to adjust and improve our behaviour and habits to the environment, and find some positives and understandings of a bigger picture for the future.

We know we are killing the planet and it’s hard to stop the global industrial and cooperate greed but as ‘the users’ of all products this is the opportunity to create change, we may never get another chance, so please shop and support local business, holiday in the UK, grow vegetable, learn and enjoy cooking, exercise more, spend time with family and friends, be nice and protect your world.

On a global scale pollution levels have fallen, as manufacturing output drops or as people are unable to travel for holidays they don’t really need or business trips that can be done by other means.  Now is the time to rethink our priorities and appreciate what is important in our natural world.

Calm on the Farm

Calm on the Farm

It’s always sad when the season is over but we had amazing time and interesting guests from all walks of life who loved their time here on the farm just doing nothing. We’re looking forward to next year and seeing our regulars return. We will be opening up in May 2020 in time for the bluebells so if you fancy an early camp please let us know.

This year we have extended our conservation work by working with the RSPB to encourage the return of Turtle doves by recreating a suitable habitat for them. We have also put in more acres of wild bird seed mix around our fields to provide feed for the sparrows, finches and other birds. By returning the fields to English meadows we have had an increase in moths and butterfly numbers.

When you stay here you will be amongst all this wonderful nature to soothe the mind and the soul.

Come and be part of it next year!

Bank Holiday here at Ellenden Farm

Bank Holiday here at Ellenden Farm

Had an amazing bank holiday at the campsite, it’s so nice when people book and arrive who just’ get it’. The campers over the weekend were laid back and just chilled enjoyed the scenery but also rode the crab and winkle way on their bikes. They loved it. We also checked out the wonder Oyster company and  had amazing food and outstanding service, if you have not been here you need to!!

 The atmosphere is buzzing but laid back, the waitress are  helpful and make the whole experience enjoyable, the food is divine it is an experience not to be missed. It is best to book!!

So much space – celebrating Spring!

So much space – celebrating Spring!

Space

There’s just so much space here at Ellenden Farm Camping in East Kent.  Our site was full over the Easter break and when I say full, the three shacks were occupied!  The Easter weekend coincided with the arrivals of the bluebells in our wood – a truly wonderful site to behold.

Three shacks in a ten acre field, really how much space do you need?

In a ten acre field surrounded by 200 acres of woodland full of bluebells and emerging wildlife, things can be tough doing nothing. Off grid, nothing to do but walk, talk, eat, drink, and sit around a fire and sleep under the stars.

Reasons to be cheerful

Camping is a healthy pastime!

A good night’s sleep is needed to keep your body functioning correctly – it reduces inflammation and improves the sleep cycle. Did you know that this is because you are in natural sunlight not artificial lights and that the light from the camp fire increases your levels of melatonin the chemical made to regulate sleep?

Time for yourself, time to get off-grid

2019 – Time to try off-grid camping?

2019 – Time to try off-grid camping?

What an enjoyable season 2018 was. We welcomed amazing, laid-back visitors who just got it. They got that we are off-grid, relaxed and the perfect place to download, destress and just do nothing! We had groups of cyclists, walkers and people doing nothing except bathing in nature, walking in the woods, playing in the meadow and sitting around a fire pit in the evenings sharing a meal and a beer together. ⠀

With uncertainty over holidays in Europe, the UK will continue to be the place to explore and enjoy. Our location is central to many attractions and eateries so as you get over Christmas and New Year and feel that you need a weekend break to look forward to, give us a call and reserve a shack for a weekend.

Ellenden Farm Country Camping, Kent