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Elmley National Nature Reserve, Elmley, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, ME12 3RW

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A vast wilderness, on an island. Yet only an hour from London and very easy to reach by road and rail. 

We’re a family run farm and National Nature Reserve which offers unique and beautiful spaces and accommodation for a variety of business needs, from small day meetings to large overnight conferences, and all with a completely sustainable approach.


About Elmley

Elmley National Nature Reserve is a truly extraordinary place, with a stunning wild beauty and huge, evocative skies.  The 3,300 acre National Nature Reserve makes an utterly original and inspiring setting for any event.

Kingshill Farm, with its lovingly restored farm buildings, sits in the heart of Elmley National Nature Reserve, and offers a distinctive space for impressive events.

With a choice of spaces to gather inside and outside, stunning views for activities and the magnificent Kentish barn to feast and party in, Kingshill Farm is a unique venue. 

Spaces – We offer a variety of versatile, beautiful and unique spaces for training & meetings.  The spaces are particularly in demand for strategy sessions and team work training where the views around create an inspiring setting enabling teams to disconnect from daily work and fully focus on the event.


THE BARN – Capacity 200

Kingshill Barn is the heart of the farm.  A huge vaulted space with its original features intact.  It provides a beautiful rustic space on a grand scale – complete with twinkling fairy light canopies.  The gable end window looks out onto stunning views of grazing meadows, waterways and huge skies.

With space for up to 200 for meals or conferences, it is a barn with wow factor that still manages to feel intimate for smaller events.

Larger events can be accommodated by erecting a tipi or marquee.


The Barn is adjoined by a pretty walled grass courtyard, which can be used for outdoor activities. 

Along one wall is the Linhay, a traditional open barn, with rustic wooden beams, and original stone walling.  It can be used for activities, meals and meetings.

A fire pit is also available.

KINGSHILL FARMHOUSE – Meeting spaces and training rooms plus additional break out rooms.

ELMLEY COTTAGE – Larger meeting & training.

Both spaces have incredible views and have use of beautiful outside spaces for breakouts and outdoor activities


Staying at Elmley is an unforgettable experience in itself.  Our award-winning accommodation is beautifully styled and our spaces offer wow-factor views across the Nature Reserve.

Our six shepherd’s huts are regularly featured in national and lifestyle media and are known as one of the best glamping experiences in the UK.  With gorgeous modern rustic styling and comfortable bathrooms, the huts are the best way to experience the wild at Elmley, in complete comfort.
Sleeping 6 in single occupancy.

Elmley Cottage is a bright, modern five bedroom house. 
Sleeps 5 in single occupancy, 10 in twin.

Kingshill Farmhouse - The 18th Century farmhouse was lovingly and extensively renovated in 2018 to offer you the experience of a luxurious private home.  All rooms are utterly sumptuous and provide everything you could need. In keeping with the rest of Kingshill Farm, it is true to the heritage of Elmley, and the eclectic style will be authentic and laid-back.
Sleeps 6 in single occupancy and 12 in twin.

With plenty of living space, the house provides a hub to the farm and is a wonderful place to get together and host your guests.

Bell Tents For larger Summer events we can also offer the bell tent village with up to 25 beautiful canvas bell tents delightfully decked with festoon lighting. It offers the ultimate retreat.  The tents have proper double beds, coir matting, comfy bedding and furnishings, but the real treat are the sunrises they face.



Events at Elmley are bespoke.   Whatever you have in mind, we can help you make this happen and will be here to guide and support you throughout your planning. 


We believe food is a very important and individual part of each event and provide bespoke menus which are delicious, sustainable and local.


Drinks packages are available, or we can run a licenced bar stocked with carefully selected Kentish wines, beers, ciders and beautiful spirits.  As with all we do this can be tailored to your event and our wonderful bar staff love creating a bespoke experience.

Exclusive and bespoke

Our philosophy is to give you the freedom and support to put together an event that celebrates your company. Whether your event is a day or overnight occasion, we have plenty of options to offer and would be delighted to hear more about your plans and work out a package for you.



We would be delighted to find out more about your event ideas.  Please get in touch to arrange a viewing and discuss pricing.

Call Gareth on 07786 333331 or Georgina on 07582 414585

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