ABOUT GREENHILL GLAMPING
Greenhill Glamping is set on our family farm in the beautiful location of the Alkham Valley on the Kent Downs near to Dover in an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. Greenhill Farm has been owned by the Burrows family for over 50 years. For 15 years we have provided B & B accommodation as Alkham Court. In 2015, we decided to renovate a Shepherds Wagon and provide glamping accommodation to those looking for something a little different….and so Greenhill Glamping was born.
In 2016 Greenhill Glamping welcomed its first guests to the Shepherd’s Watch, a beautifully restored shepherd’s wagon from the late 19th century offering guests a top quality, luxury glamping stay surrounded by stunning hills and countryside. Read Shepherd’s Watch restoration story here.
In 2018 a second wagon was renovated, The Ploughman’s Retreat. This 19th century hut was restored in 9 months. The hut oozes individual character and the hand-crafted seat outside made from sleepers nestled into the bank makes it the perfect spot to catch the sun and watch the sun go down over the Alkham Valley. Read Ploughman’s Retreat restoration story here.
OUR VIEWS INTO THE ALKHAM VALLEY
Our farm is all on natural chalk grassland and grazed with our own flock of sheep. Horses from our livery yard also graze alongside in nearby fields. You may be lucky at dusk and see our wild badgers exploring the countryside from their many setts around the farm. Listen carefully and you may also hear owls, pheasants and other wildlife whilst relaxing around the fire-pit during the evening.
Some of our steep hills around the farm are completely unspoilt and untouched by generations, full of natural grasses, wild orchids, cowslips and colonised by butterflies.
Why not enjoy some pretty country walks or even horse riding in the Alkham Valley at the nearby riding centre. Explore our farm walk with stunning views of the village of Alkham with its church dating back to the 12th century. Or if you feel the need to explore further afield, then the White Cliffs of Dover, the Kent Coast and Dover Castle are within 15 minutes’ drive away. Also, the historic cathedral city of Canterbury is 20 minutes drive away and the trendy Margate seafront is 40 minutes with the Turner Contemporary art gallery and vintage shops.