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In Pictures: Instamission Elmley Nature Reserve

Published: 22nd July 2015

Writer & our guest blogger Alice Tate had the chance to stay at Elmley Nature Reserve in one of their gorgeous shepherd's huts. Just an hour from London on the Isle of Sheppey, this is the only nature reserve in the UK you can actually stay on. Here's what she saw.

Home...For the weekend at least. But could get comfortable here.

Omitted to realise that the weekend I'd book for a romantic weekend away glamping was also the weekend of the FA Cup Final. As good couples do, we compromised and drove out to the country after the match. Here we are in our cosy Shepherd Hut, him celebrating Arsenal, me celebrating romance.

The cutest, snuggest, and most 'at one with nature' accommodation you're going to find in Kent.

A gift in our hut, Elmley Sloe Gin! The perfect 5pm tipple

Breakfast! A full jar of wholesome homemade muesli, and the hosts had even put milk in a cool bag for us. Good job as we'd never have remembered!

Us and...that's it. Bit quieter here than it is in East London, eh?

Even dreamy when it rains! Because unlike regular camping, in here you stay dry!

Him putting the hut's decorative trinkets to good use. When he's tired of skateboarding, I think bird watching will be a new hobby.

And then we found this! A hidden gem! The old barn on the farm at Elmley looks like nothing special from the outside but inside... What a location! My dream wedding location! Reluctant to show anyone but I know it would be rude not to share.

Elmley Nature Reserve is located on the beautiful Isle of Sheppey and just one hour away from the bright lights of London. An incredible place with three luxurious shepherds huts in which to stay.

Sleeps 6, From 75 / night

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Alice Tate
Alice Tate is a lifestyle, food and travel journalist. She's lived in New York, Sydney and now London, and has written and worked for publications including W, Refinery29, Russh, NYLON, The Independent, Metro International and Marie Claire. You can follow Alice on Twitter and Instagram.

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