Free WiFi in communal areas and in the Kingshill Farmhouse and Elmley Cottage. In rooms: Roberts digital radio (except for the huts), kettle, tea and coffee (individual rooms in the Farmhouse have a morning tea tray delivered instead), fire wood, Bramley bath products. There’s a projector and DVD player which can be used on request.
Each of the cabins has bifold doors opening out onto goosebump-inducing views across the landscape. The Damson has the extra allure of an outdoor vintage bath tub – there’s also a hammock above the bed, if you’ve got a mini Smith in tow. And there's an array of lovely rooms to choose from in the Kingshill Farmhouse – we like the Elmley Room for its romantic four-poster, but the palette-perfect Pink, Blue and Yellow rooms are equally appealing.
In summer months don’t forget your towel; the reserve's private Cockleshell beach is a fine spot for an afternoon dip.
The Barn is wheelchair accessible, and there’s a ground-floor bedroom in the cottage, too.
All ages are welcome in Elmley Cottage and various Shepherds Huts, where travel cots can be added upon request. However, only those over age 15 can stay in Kingshill Farmhouse Rooms.
Babies and up
The huts have handy kitchenettes as well as hanging hammocks and pull out beds, and the Kingshill Farmhouse rooms can accommodate little ones under-2 and over 12, but larger families should go for Elmley Cottage for maximum personal space.
The property's in-house guide offers tour sof the reserve, and during school holidays they offer plenty of additional kids activities. On rainy days there’s plenty to keep idle hands busy too – children’s books, board games and colouring books.
You can order dishes for kids and grown-ups to your cabin, and a wide range of mealtime kit is available to borrow on request – including highchairs, bibs, beakers and cutlery.
No need to pack
A travel cot, baby bedlinen, a changing mat or a potty.
Some paths are shingle or grass, so bring a sturdy, off-road-ready buggy if possible – or prepare to carry your tyke in a sling.
Naturally. All fresh ingredients are seasonal and sourced from local farm shops, and meat is pasture-fed. Food waste and coffee granules are used for compost, there are water butts to collect rainwater and power comes from solar panels. Huts are built from local and reclaimed wood and they’re well-insulated to reduce heat loss.