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Are you after a staycation? For the first time, you can book a luxury hotel-type stay at Elmley's gorgeous Georgian farmhouse and get an exclusive 15% discount for Muddy readers!

Are you after a staycation? Elmley (on the Isle of Sheppey) is the only National Nature Reserve in the country where you can stay overnight! They have a gorgeous selection of accommodation options, including stunning, modern shepherd huts with incredible views.

The Elmley Room

And, hot-off-the-press…Elmley is now offering guests, for the first time, a hotel-style stay at Elmley’s Kingshill Farmhouse.

With the introduction of the new ‘rule of six’ limits for social gatherings, the owners of Elmley in North Kent have made the decision to offer guests a boutique hotel-style accommodation, with individual rooms to be made available, in their private rental property from next month.

Previously only rented to big groups now you can book an individual ensuite bedroom to be Covid-compliant.

The Yellow Room

Elmley Nature Reserve is owned and run by husband and wife team Georgina and Gareth Fulton. Elmley is the only National Nature Reserve in the country where you can stay overnight (or even get married). As well as being open to day visitors it has a selection of accommodation options including six shepherd’s huts, two larger rental properties, and in summer, a small number of bell tents.

The beautifully renovated Kingshill Farmhouse, which sits at the heart of the National Nature Reserve, opened to guests last summer. The property is usually able to sleep up to 14 people, but from early October will be available to book on an individual room basis, as the new COVID-19 Law dictates that group numbers are now limited to six.

All bedrooms are completely private, self-contained and are spread over the first and second floors. Each uniquely decorated with beautiful furniture, hot water bottles and Roberts Radios. Instead of TVs, gaze over the wonderful views over the Reserve from a roll top bath or comfortable bed.

Downstairs the Georgian Farmhouse features a range of welcoming reception rooms, with vintage furnishings and artworks, and plenty of soft seating to cosy up in or soak up the huge views from.

AND the Autumn and Winter months are such a special time of year for wildlife. Owner Georgina says: ‘We can’t wait to offer guests a glass of wine in the drawing room whilst they watch the Winter birds flock over the Reserve!’

In addition to the five well-appointed en suite bedrooms, the Farmhouse has a comfortable but luxurious array of communal rooms on the ground floor which allow guests the space to relax, and enjoy the far-reaching views across the Reserve. You can also enjoy the gardens that wrap round the house, as well as exploring the 3,300 acre Nature Reserve the Farmhouse sits in the heart of.

The Blue Room

‘It is still a worrying time, but we have felt privileged to host guests this way and give them an escape in Nature,’ says Georgina. ‘Safety will always be our priority, but we’re fortunate at Elmley and in the Farmhouse that there is so much space, so guests can still enjoy a welcoming and relaxed experience.’

The Lookout

What are you waiting for? Book your B&B stay now! Prices start from £180 per night. BEST OF ALL there’s an EXCLUSIVE 15% DISCOUNT FOR MUDDY READERS for Farmhouse bookings. That roll top bath is calling! 


Please see T&Cs below…

  • Quote MUDDY to receive 15% off a stay in Elmley’s Kingshill Farmhouse between 6 Oct 2020 – 31 Jan 2021.
  • This offer excludes dates for stays between 20 Dec 2020 and 2 Jan 2021.
  • Minimum 2 night stay at weekends.
  • Bookings can be made by telephone or via the Elmley website.
  • This discount applies to both private rental and individual room stays in Kingshill Farmhouse, and for accommodation only. 
  • Bookings are subject to availability and the discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Enhanced cleaning measures and COVID protocols are in place.

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