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Elmley

Location pin

Elmley Nature Reserve, Kings Hill Farm, Elmley, Minster on Sea, Sheerness, ME12 3RW - 

  • Users

    Up to
    200 guests

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Elmley is a 3,300 acre family estate and national nature reserve on an island on the Kent coast, just 40 miles from London. 

A vast wilderness. The spectacular landscape, soul stirring skies and breath-taking wildlife provide a truly inspirational escape.

We provide an extraordinary setting for a off-sites, retreats, special events and luxury stays or simply to immerse yourself in fresh air, space and nature.

We have a range of spaces to use:

Kingshill Barn - an amazing rustic cathedral like space with amazing views and large outdoor area for events, parties, weddings, and meetings.

Kingshill farmhouse is a wonderfully restored Georgian house in a stunning setting sleeping 12 in six bedrooms with en-suites.

Elmley Cottage is a modern, open plan scandi-haus sleeping 10 with panoramic views of the Reserve.

We also offer six cabin and shepherds huts each sleep two with kingsize beds, en-suites, fire pits and stunning views.

The Reserve - 3000 acres of wetland wilderness, flower rich meadows and abundant wildlife.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 200

Theatre

Theatre

up to 140

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 120

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 125

Classroom

Classroom

up to 125

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Flipchart

Flipchart

Natural light

Natural light

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Audio & visual

Microphone

Microphone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

100% refundable 14 days before the event

Location

Reviews

  • Sam Harrison

    May 2024

    Was so surprised by this magical place. I had no real knowledge of Isle of Sheppey. But it really is a very special place- stunning, wild, remote and so peaceful. We did one night in tent & one in a fabulous new cabin- really enjoyed and recommend both. Team super helpful and really made this a great holiday for us. Thank you all :)

  • Pieter Vlaeminck

    May 2024

    There are places where dreams come true. As passionate (but not nerdy 😉) birders we hoped to see a short-eared owl. And wow have we been spoiled. On top you have the daily show of the harrier/kites vs the hundreds of lapwings. We slept in the most romantic cabin with nature views from the bed and a warm wood stove. We did a morning run with a tonic boost jump in the natural lake. Owners are really friendly and visionary. Thanks again for arranging the delicious wood fired pizzas because we returned a bit too late from birding 😉😘🙏

  • linda

    April 2024

    Suddenly realise how great it is to be in the middle of nowhere. £8 for an adult but wow really at home with nature. Saw lapwings with young, owl, birds of prey, nesting swans, variety of ducks, hare and many more. Just needs a cafe.

  • Bryn Hyfrd

    May 2023

    If as walkers, you enjoy both varied birdlife, landscape and ruins then Elmley Nature Reserve may be worth a visit. We chose to go by foot. Car (entrance fee) users are the preference of the privately managed nature reserve which also offers residential stays. We ventured from Swale station, under the bridge (tide allowing ) and via public footpaths taking us to the old cement works (edge of Thames estuary) from which Elmley (1640-1961) village originally grew and prospered. There we found buildings remnants (kilns, factory foundations, masonry debris, shoreline bricks, wooden boat carcass ). Moving inland along PF's we eventually reached area of Elmley village proper; school house ruin, long grasses, pasture; idyllic beauty. Wild flowers in abundance, ancient tree groupings (oak) and hints of Elmley church location (Google images) before it's demolition 50/60's. Signage at entry into village area sensibly advises visitors to remain on gravel track. However further along we needed to step aside for passing cars (frequent). During the nesting season, as helpfully pointed out by passing warden, walkers must keep too road rather than verges. In the absence of signage, as novice birdwatchers, had we not had this advice we would have remained unaware (lapwings can nest in verges). We completed our walk at ENR main car entrance. Overall a beautiful, tranquil and well maintained stretch of land and estuary. Well worth a visit.