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Clay and Straw Cottages - 2 ends of a terrace of houses built from straw bales.
Clay Cottage sitting/dining area
Table for 20 in Middle Cottage
All four cottages are set around our farmyard.
Gilt and Dilly Cottages - Each sleep 4
Gilt Cottage - picture taken from Clay Cottage
Straw Cottage
Straw Cottage dining area
Straw Cottage double downstairs room with en suit wet room
Straw Cottage upstairs double room
Clay Cottage decking
Dilly Cottage Sitting Room
Dilly Cottage view over patio and fields
Gilt Cottage Double Room
Our friendly flock of southdown sheep
Bluebell donkey born April 2018
Bluebell woods on Elmfield Farm
Cola - one of our friendly alpcas
Isobel and Donkeys
One of our baby lambs. We normally lamb in March.
Enjoy time with our beautiful animals
Have a wander in the orchard
Explore the beautiful North Kent Downs
Take our Alpaca boys for a walk (extra cost)
Clay Cottage sitting/dining area
Table for 20 in Middle Cottage
All four cottages are set around our farmyard.
Gilt and Dilly Cottages - Each sleep 4

Elmfield Farm Cottages, Canterbury, Kent

Sleeps 4 - 20 10 Bedrooms 20 Dining

Accessible cottages sleeping 20 with a function room, for multi-generational family holidays near on the Kent Downs

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Elmfield Farm Cottages, Canterbury, Kent, sleeps 4 - 20 in 10 bedrooms.

Our 4 self catering cottages are set around a pretty farmyard where a few chickens and ducks roam free. The cottages can be let individually in groups or as a whole site.

Dilly Cottage sleeps 4, pets welcome
Gilt Cottage sleeps 4, pets welcome
Clay Cottage sleeps 6
Straw Cottage sleeps 6

Dining for 20 available in Function Room. This room is available for dining together, relaxing, playing board games and puzzles or browsing through the tourist information. Our recommended caterers can provide afternoon teas, drop off home cooked meals or why not treat yourselves to a delicious meal served to you restaurant-style and of course no drive home!

Straw and Clay Cottages - built from straw bales in 2012 these eco-friendly cottages are comfortable and light. Each cottage has a ground floor double bedroom and en-suite wc/wet room. Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area with French windows leads to decking area. Upstairs each cottage has a double room, a twin room and a family bathroom with shower over the bath.

Dilly and Gilt Cottages (each sleep 4) - both these cottages are single storey with a double and a twin bedroom. There is an open plan sitting dining room with an archway to the kitchen. Family bathroom with shower over the bath. Each cottage has French windows leading to a patio area and fully fenced garden.

Disability access - the ground floor of Straw and Clay Cottages are fully accessible with ramped access to the front, space around the bed in the double room and in the wet room. There is level access to the decking at the back. Toilet stand and shower chair are available.

Guests are always welcome to help the owners feed the animals in the evenings. Our alpacas, donkeys, chickens, pigs and sheep are very friendly. Our small flock of sheep have their lamb in the spring and we often have lambs to bottle feed.

Local attractions include:
- City of Canterbury, with its historic cathedral, museums, shops and gardens
- Castles including Dover and Leeds
- Wild animal parks
- Steam railways
- Beautiful countryside and walks

Harriet and Andy live on site and are available to show you around or help in any way they can.



WiFi is available in all cottages. There is a good EE phone signal. An EE mobile phone is available for guests use (cost not included).


Straw/Clay Cottages: ramped to front, level access to decking at back. Downstairs bedroom with wet room. Toilet stand/shower chair available.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are accepted in Dilly and Gilt Cottages by prior arrangement at no extra cost. Other pets usually accepted by prior arrangement.


Each cottage has a well equipped kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer.

Dining Room

Open plan dining areas in each cottage, and a further function room is available which can seat up to 20. External caterers can be arranged.

Sitting Room

Each cottage has an open plan sitting area with sofas and chairs. All sitting rooms have double doors opening onto cottages private gardens.

TV and Music Facilities

Each cottage has a Freeview TV. There is a communal library with a range of DVDs for guests use.

Games Room

The function room has a range of books, DVDs and board games for guests use. There is an outdoor play area for children.

Heating and Open Fires

Clay and Straw cottages has underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs. Dilly and Gilt have night storage heaters.


Straw and Clay Cottages: 1 double downstairs bedroom, upstairs 1 double and 1 twin. Dilly and Gilt: 1 double, 1 twin.


All linen and towels provided. Sorry cot linen is not provided.


Straw and Clay Cottages: downstairs wet room, upstairs bathroom with shower over bath. Dilly and Gilt Cottages: bathroom with shower over bath.

Children's Facilities

Cots, high chairs, stair gates, children’s crockery, cutlery and microwave sterilisers available. Outdoor play area, selections of games and DVDs.


Play area for children with swings, slide. Guests welcome to explore farm and meet animals. Our farm links with footpaths leading into forest.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


Off street parking for 2 cars per cottage outside each front door. More parking available on request.


No smoking inside please.

Booking Information

Please contact us or visit our website for more information. Short breaks are available.

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Gilt Cottage
Dilly Cottage
Straw Cottage
Clay Cottage
Whole Complex

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Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates

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Elmfield Farm is 7 miles south of Canterbury on the B2068 and just 6 miles from Junction 11 of the M20. We are 10 minutes to the Channel Tunnel and 20 minutes to the port of Dover.

  • The historic town of Canterbury is just 7 miles from Elmfield. There is an excellent park and ride.
  • Small petrol station 100m from Elmfield Farm. Excellent village store in Stelling Minnis. Range of other local shops, farm shops and supermarkets 5 - 15 miles away.
  • There are many lovely local pubs serving delicious food 1 - 5 miles. Canterbury 7 miles away has a wide range of good restaurants.
  • London City or Gatwick.
  • Westenhanger Station 6.5 miles trains to London. Ashford International Station 8.7 miles 35 minutes to London and trains to Paris. Canterbury East Station 14.5 miles.
  • 100 m - school day service only to Canterbury once daily. 3 miles - daily service (Mon - Sat) to Canterbury and Folkestone.

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