Shepherds' Hut - Poppy
- Sleeps 3 (max 3 adults, 0 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
The Owner Says
If you’d like to go off-grid and get away from it all, then have a look at our handmade Shepherd’s Huts here at Ellenden Farm in Kent. Situated in the middle of a working farm, this idyllic and picturesque campsite is surrounded by green fields and ancient, peaceful woodland. In 2019 we are also excited to announce that not only have we completed the building of new showers for our guests but you will be able to book a stay in one of our two beautiful bell tents as well.
We have three Shepherd’s Huts in all, two of the huts are suitable for three people. They have a double bed and a single bunk, a wood stove to keep the chill off along with 12-volt lighting. Each hut has its own fire pit and a gas BBQ to cook on. Parking is available just by the camp.
We supply all cutlery, plates cutlery and mugs. Just bring your food and drink! We have recently built two more shacks with just double beds; one is designed as a cricket pavilion full of old memorabilia and books!
- Logs for fire pit
- Wood for stove
- Bed linen (but not bath towels)
- Tea Towels
- Cutlery, plates cutlery and mugs.
- Ice and ice cooler
- Teas, coffee, sugar and marshmallows
Remember you are in a Conservation Area and off-grid (no electricity or wifi) but there is a self-composting toilet and this year (2019) we have brand new showers for our guests (please bring your own towels) as well as an inside loo!
About Ellenden Farm Glamping
Glampers, adults – yes. Children, dogs – no. Small groups are welcome.
There are 200 acres of ancient woodland to wander on site, which links with the neighbouring Victory Wood Nature Reserve where you’ll find sculptures linked by routes suitable for cycling, walking and horseriding. You can walk right through to Blean Woods which links to Canterbury. You can navigate your way through on The Crab and Winkle Way, a 7-mile, multi-use path which links Whitstable with Canterbury. The seaside, shops and restaurants of Whitstable are 2 miles away and historic Canterbury is 5 miles away with its ancient city walls and the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral (01227 762862) among its many attractions. Beautiful, formal gardens surrounding a country house can be found 4 miles from site at Mount Ephraim (01227 751496). Nearby Faversham (9 miles) is home to Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame, where you can join a brewery tour (01795 542016). The seaside town of Margate, with its retro theme park Dreamland, and the port town of Dover with its cliff-top castle (01304 211067) are both around 30 minutes’ drive away.
Food & Drink
For campsite supplies, there’s an M&S Food Hall 5 minutes’ drive (or 10 minutes’ walk) away. Whitstable has plenty of shops including independent butchers, bakers and delicatessens. You can pick up fresh fish and seafood from Whitstable Fish Market (01227 771245) or dine above it at the Crab and Winkle Restaurant (01227 779377). The Whitstable Oyster Company (01227 276856) is another great place to try the town’s most famous produce as is the teeny, but highly recommended, Wheelers Oysters Bar (01227 273311). There are plenty of other great pubs and eateries in Whitstable and a wide range of independent coffee shops, cafés and restaurants alongside familiar high-street eateries in Canterbury 5 miles away. Canterbury is also home to The Goods Shed, a celebrated farmers’ market, food hall and restaurant (01227 459153). Macknades Fine Foods (01795 534497) is another farmers’ market and food hall with a good reputation, 9 miles away in Faversham. Outside of the urban areas, The Dove at Dargate is just over 2 miles away and it’s a mile or so further to The Red Lion (01227 751207) where you'll find a more contemporary menu. The much-acclaimed, Michelin-starred Sportsman (01227 273370) is about the same distance (3 miles) in the other direction. Booking well in advance is essential.
Ellenden Farm Glamping is located at Ellenden Farm, Fox’s Cross Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3BX
From Whitstable take the A290 towards Canterbury, down Clapham Hill, past the Whitstable Bay Vets on the left. Turn right in to Pye Alley Lane. At the end, turn left. Ellenden Farm is the first right. From Canterbury, head towards Whitstable on the A290, through Blean and down Honey Hill. Take a left in to Fox Cross Road. Ellenden Farm's entrance is on the right after a mile. Go down the drive and keep left past the caravan storage area in to the field. There is a wooden gate on the drive. The combination will be sent once your booking is made.
There are train stations at Whitstable (3 miles), Canterbury West (5 miles) and Faversham (7 miles). Buses travel between Whitstable and Canterbury on the A290 with the closest stop about half a mile from Ellenden Farm.