White Hill Woods

UK England South East England Kent Sevenoaks

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A dog-friendly log cabin and shepherd's hut in a peaceful woodland meadow, less than an hour outside London and easy to reach by train

Winston Churchill knew it, Anne Boleyn knew it and Henry VIII knew it, too: West Kent is a great place to escape from London. These days you don’t have to be an aristocrat to enjoy a weekend away in the peaceful Kent countryside — thanks to places like White Hill Woods. It just so happens that this boutique glamping site is within a half-hour drive of the stately pads once frequented by those historic big wigs and is now open to the public. There’s Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Lullingstone and Chartwell. It’s also within walking distance of a vineyard, two pubs and a little museum. All this and it's also only a short drive away from a lovely lavender farm — and three minutes’ walk from the nearest train station. And did we mention there’s a heated swimming pool on-site (Open Easter to end of October)? If country life appeals but you live in the city, it doesn’t get much better than this.

An improbably short hop from London by train or car will get you to White Hill Woods, where a single log cabin and a shepherd’s hut sit in a lovely woodland meadow. This is a family-run affair in the grounds of a family home and while it’s suitably family-friendly — the lodge sleeps up to five and a swing set and trampoline is located in the communal-access garden — it’s also great for couples. In addition to the play equipment, there’s a fire pit area for barbecues, views and walks into the nearby Kentish Downs and, of course, that heated pool.

White Hill Lodge is called a log cabin, and from outside it offers that charm, but it's really much more than that. It’s a fully-equipped but compact holiday cottage for self-catering stays. We’re talking Freesat TV, electric log burner, WiFi, rainfall shower and more. The only concession to camping is what’s outside and the mezzanine double bedroom. Over at White Hill Hut, things are a little cosier, as you’d expect for a shepherd’s hut that’s been designed for couples. It is, however, still self-contained with an en-suite shower, loo, its own kitchenette and private outdoor seating.

Whichever accommodation you choose, White Hill Woods is a comfy countryside bolthole that’s so easy to reach from London that it’s tempting to talk about it the other way around. The brief 10-minute drive to the M25 and three-minute walk to the train station means that you could actually use this as a base from which to visit the city. But that would be to miss the local charms and, with so much so close by, you definitely wouldn’t want to do that.

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Facilities

Both the log cabin (White Hill Lodge) and the shepherd's hut offer fully self-contained, self-catering accommodation. The Lodge has a double bed (in a mezzanine bedroom) and two singles in a separate room, with an additional roll-out single bed when needed. It has a fully-equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and a bathroom with a rainfall shower and WC. Patio doors lead out to a private seating area. There's an eco-friendly electric wood burner, WiFi and Freesat TV, Emma and Dom would be very happy to supply a highchair, travel-cot and stair-gate at no extra charge if
requested in advance. The shepherd's hut offers similar facilities on a smaller scale. It has a double bed and space for a cot or child's roll-out bed if needed. It has a kitchenette with a hob, microwave and fridge and a breakfast bar as well as an en-suite shower room with toilet and sink. It also has a private sitting area outside. Both the lodge and hut share the meadow which has a fire pit area, a swing and trampoline and guests have daily access (for an hour-and-a-half) to an outdoor heated swimming pool (Open Easter to end of October). There is also electric car charging available on site (for a small extra charge).

Suitable For

Glamping couples, families and dogs (as long as they are supervised at all times) – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans – no.

Nearby

The beautiful, historic village of Shoreham is a short walk away (less than half a mile) and home to cafes, pubs, The Mount Vineyard, where you can taste locally-grown wines and Shoreham Aircraft Museum (01959 524416). You can also walk straight from the site into the Otford Hills or Darent Valley. The UK's largest lavender producer, Castle Farm, is a short drive (less than two miles) away and worth a visit all year round, especially during lavender season (in June and July). If history is your thing, Lullingstone Roman Villa (01322 863 467) and Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (01322 862114) are just outside the neighbouring village of Eynsford, four miles from site. The nearby Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation (01322 866 577) is also worth a visit for its bird of prey flying displays and unusual animals. Further afield, stunning castles and historic houses abound: Hever Castle (01732 865224), Penshurst Place (01892 870307) and Chartwell (01732 868381) are some of your host's favourites and all within 20 miles of site. 

Food & Drink

The Mount Vineyard (01959 524008) in Shoreham offers home-grown wines, wood-fired pizza and locally sourced ice cream in a stunning setting, with a retractable roof making it perfect for all weathers. The village also has a cafe called The Honeypot (07546 696623) which is great for coffee and cakes and there are two pubs: The King's Arms (01959 523100) and The Crown (01959 522903), which both serve traditional, hearty pub food. The neighbouring villages of Eynsford and Otford both have a range of lovely pubs to choose from too.

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The Owner Says

The Legg family have lived at White Hill Cottage for over 20 years, and friends who came to visit them always remarked on how beautiful and secluded the property is, yet how easily reached by road and rail - Shoreham Station is a 2-minute walk away!  Dom and Emma have spent the last 3 years making their dream of hosting guests here a reality, notwithstanding a global pandemic and having a third baby along the way. White Hill Woods is nestled up a bridleway, surrounded by fields and woodlands. Our two properties - White Hill Lodge and White Hill Shepherd's Hut - share a beautiful meadow, which includes a swing, trampoline and large fire pit perfect for barbecues or toasting marshmallows on. Guests are also welcome to use our outdoor, heated swimming pool for 1.5 hours a day (Easter - end Oct). The historic village of Shoreham is a short walk away, and you'll be spoilt for choice with two traditional pubs and the award-winning Mount Vineyard to try out. This area of Kent is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and you can walk directly up onto the North Downs from the gate of White Hill Woods. You won't be short of exciting things to do, with the UK's largest lavender producer Castle Farm, Lullingstone Roman Villa, Lullingstone World Garden and Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation all a short drive away, to name but a few. 

Social Distancing Measures


Minimum 2-night stay to limit guest frequency
Contact-free arrival and checkout available
All bedding and towels will be washed at 60 degrees
Property will be well-ventilated between guests
Soft furnishing (cushions/throws) will be limited. Please bring your own if desired
All used tableware will be put through the dishwasher at 60 degrees
Hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes next to the swimming pool for guests to wipe down handrails before and after use. Please bring your own towels for swimming
If you feel unwell or experience symptoms during your stay, please notify us immediately
If you or any member of your household have Covid, please do not come to White Hill Cottage: notify us immediately and we will endeavour to help you book an alternative date.

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Accommodation

A log cabin and a shepherd's hut.

White Hill Lodge

Cabin Sleeps 5
White Hill Lodge is a lovingly converted log cabin, ideal for families. Sleeps a maximum of 5

White Hill Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3
White Hill Shepherd's Hut, situated in a wooded area at the top of the meadow, has been lovingly hand-crafted to include all the creature comforts you could need.

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Location

Contact White Hill Woods, White Hill Woods, White Hill Cottage, Shoreham Road, Shoreham, Kent TN14 7RU

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Getting There

The site is a 10-minute drive from where the M20 and M25 meet at the Swanley Interchange (junction one of the M20, junction 3 of the M25). From here, take the exit signposted for Swanley B2173 and then the first exit on to the A20. Stay on the A20 for just under two miles until you see a right turn signposted for Eynsford (A225). Continue on this road (passing through Eynsford) for four miles, and when you see Shoreham Station on your right, you'll see a house called Copthall on your left. Immediately after Copthall there is a bridleway - drive down this and you will see electric gates on the left. This is
White Hill Woods. They are a 3-minute walk from Shoreham Station, also up the bridleway on the other side of the main road.  Shoreham Train Station is a three-minute walk from White Hill Woods.

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Amazing..

I can’t put into words how lovely this little hut is that has been created. Beautiful decor and amazingly clean. With everything you could need for a mini get away. Myself and my boyfriend booked for a few days and had a lovely time, lovely local pubs and scenery. Can’t wait to return in the summer :)

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
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