Green Farm Spa
In need of some me-time, spa treatments or a luxury break away? Say hello, how are you and pass me that fluffy towel to Green Farm Kent. This rural retreat will restore your spirits
After all the chaos must come calm (yeah, sure.) So nothing I love better at this time of year (well, any time of year really) than an excuse to stop and make it all about me me me. So it’s hello, how are you and pass me that fluffy towel for a trip to the Green Farm Kent – a hidden gem of a spa, that’s unlikely to be like any spa you’ve visited before.
Green Farm itself is a small farm estate deep in the Kent countryside in the idyllic Shadoxhurst conservation area, surrounded by 12,500 acres of ancient woodland & traditional pastures. You’ll find it near Ashford in Kent, in that lush, picturesque region between the Greensand Ridge and Romney Marsh.
Run by husband and wife team MaryAnn and Martin this is such a special place. This is NOT what Muddy calls a high gloss and hard marble kind of spa. The clue is in the name – it’s a green kind of place, from the lush rural fields to the home-made soup (unbelievely tasty, I tried it) and yoga classes.
This spa takes a holistic approach and is all about replacing the hustle and bustle of modern life with calm and caring – and the restorative powers of nature.
Green Farm Kent is an eclectic mix of wonderful experiences and wellbeing treatments. MaryAnn and Martin have combined their talent for caring and hospitality with years of success sensitively transforming properties. The result is their stunningly restored home, Green Farm, which is where overnight spa guests also stay. There’s also Green Farm Barn, a holiday luxury rental, the Spa itself and the Studio, where yoga classes take place.
See these piccies below of the fabulously restored 19th Century, listed barn providing luxury self-catering accommodation. It can take up to 12 guests (14 at a push) and is perfect for family gatherings, two or three families holidaying together or groups of friends.
The holiday barn is the ideal location for special occasions, sophisticated hens (no tacky tutus and tequila slammers here please) or activity weekends. There are five spacious bedrooms which are all en-suite.
If it’s not self-catering you’re after and you’re a smaller group (or on your own) then the Spa Stay experience sets you up in the main house (see pics of the bedrooms, below). There’s a variety of Wellbeing Retreats on offer from a Help Me Healthy, Spa & Yoga or even Art.
This is an intimate set up – MaryAnn and Martin will know your name and be attentive to your every need without being invasive. And the spa rooms are in their family home.
Every bedroom in the main house has its own quirky name that suits its character. Maryann and Martin also run a small-holding at Green Farm and a lot of the delicously wholesome food on offer is sourced right from their land.
This spa itself consists of a couple of treatment rooms, a sauna and the studio. Like everything else about this place, the spa days can be many things and adapted to suit your needs.
Not for: There’s no gym and while the spa treatments are good, the spa itself is small so not for those seeking a big, glossy set up (although the setting and service at Green Farm are certainly polished). Not for anyone who wants a town-based spa or who doesn’t like the thought of country air and outside hot-tubs.
Green Farm, Church Lane, Shadoxhurst, Kent TN26 1LS, Tel: 01233 733 997, greenfarmkent.co.uk