Get back to nature in cosy comfort, on an organic Kentish farm glamping site with eclectic accommodation, an al fresco shower, and plenty of wide open space to get lost in.
  • Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: Private compost loo/communal washrooms
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights

You can be certain that your stay at Free Range Glamping will be naturally beautiful. Part of a vast, organic Kentish dairy farm that’s owned by the environmental charity Bore Place, you’ll be completely surrounded by cared-for gardens, magical wandering trails, and whispering trees.

Better still, each of the cosy retreats you’ll discover here enjoys its own private space, complete with a firepit for stargazing and canvas shelters for enjoying the Great Outdoors in every kind of weather.

All you’ve got to do now is choose your favourite. There are two valley-view yurts – 16ft Ash and 18ft Oak – both deliciously roomy and comfortably furnished with a kingsize bed and double futon, and a glorious al fresco kitchen for lazy suppers devoured by sunset.

Daisy and Barbara are two delightful shepherd’s huts. Each comes complete with toasty insulation, homely décor, and a wood-burning stove for snuggly evenings in. Either a kingsize bed or a double and two single bunks will be waiting for you to curl up in, after a long day exploring your lush surroundings.

Prefer something a little more rustic? Newly-built by the site’s very own talented craftsmen David and John, The Hoppers Hut is reminiscent of the simple, pared-down accommodation farmers once provided for their seasonal hop-pickers.

Inside awaits a double bed, a sink and bench, and a solar-powered heater to keep you warm on cooler evenings (note: just as the original accommodation once was, the Hoppers Hut is a ‘self-service’ retreat, so you’ll need to bring your own bedding and towels with you).

What about bathroom facilities? Each retreat boasts its own compost loo, while pristine communal wet rooms with flushing toilets and piping-hot showers are a mere wander away. There’s also an ultra-refreshing outdoor shower that has to be experienced at least once during your stay.

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At a glance

  • Eclectic glamping accommodation on a Kentish organic farm site owned by the environmental charity Bore Place.
  • Choose from two yurts, two shepherd’s huts, and a hand-crafted Hoppers Hut.
  • All retreats boast basic kitchen facilities, a firepit and grill, outdoor shelter, and a private compost toilet, with communal washrooms and a central hub a short walk away.
  • There is an outdoor shower for balmy afternoons – a refreshing treat!
  • Buy fresh produce on site, watch the cows being milked from the farm gallery, or check the activity programme for fun and immersive events and courses.
  • There are farm trails to explore with eBike hire available, and plenty of friendly pubs close by.


  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Yurts: kingsize double bed, double futon, outdoor kitchen, firepit/grill, private composting toilet, canvas shelter and pole.

Shepherd’s huts: wood-burning stove, kingsize bed (Daisy) or double and two single bunks (Barbara), basic kitchen facilities, firepit/grill, private composting toilet, canvas shelter and pole.

Hoppers Hut: infrared heater, double bed, bench with sink, firepit/grill, private composting toilet, canvas shelter and pole.

On site: communal kitchen with basic cooking/dining facilities and fridge space, secure phone charging, communal washrooms with flushing toilets and showers, fresh produce shop, eBike hire, events and courses (please check the property website for information).

Local Activities

Walking and cycling trails, local pubs, shops, restaurants, historic sites, wild swimming.

Accommodation Options

Ash Yurt - sleeps 4

  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid

Oak Yurt - sleeps 4

  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid

Daisy Shepherd's Hut - sleeps 2

  • Off-Grid

Barbara Shepherd's Hut - sleeps 4

  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid

Hoppers Hut - sleeps 2

  • Off-Grid

More information

The aptly-named Base Glamp is a communal hub for you to securely charge your phone (if you remember you have it, that is!) and store barbecue essentials in your own fridge-space. Basic cooking and dining facilities are provided, and you’ll even get your first basket of firewood for free.

So with every holiday convenience covered, you’re free to do just exactly as you like. Yet be warned: you may be a while planning your activities, as there’s so much to choose from!

Buy fresh produce, from soup-making kits to organic vegetables, honey, and cheese right on site… or take your place in the farm’s viewing gallery to watch the milking of the cows each day. There’s also a regular programme of events and courses to indulge in at Bore place, so don’t forget to check the schedule.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of meandering field trails to explore, some of which lead to friendly local pubs – or why not hire an eBike and set out one of the suggested routes?

Head slightly further for delights that include Winston Churchill’s former home of Chartwell, and invigorating wild swimming at Divers Cove, in a fun and relaxing break that truly caters for every holiday taste.

Things to note

Self-service check-in from 4pm, check out by 11am (if staying in the Hoppers Hut both check-in and check-out are at noon and guests must bring their own bedding/towels). As the site is a working dairy farm, pets are not permitted to stay. Additional baskets of logs are available at an extra cost per basket. Ash Yurt and Daisy Shepherd’s Hut both have space to pitch an extra tent for additional guests, at an extra cost per night.


Where you'll be staying

Chiddingstone, Kent

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