Sometimes, it’s those hidden gems, that upon discovery, surprise and delight you. Green Farm – Kent, does just this. A space which is eco abundant, full of charm and just a short stop out of town for the ideal and very blissful, battery re-charge…
I arrived at Green Farm to be greeted warmly by Molly – who I later learned is an integral part of the Green Farm family as she is both a spa therapist and responsible for hospitality. She showed me round the beautiful buildings and then took me to meet Martin and Mary-Anne who had prepared a beautiful home cooked lunch of soup using vegetables from their community garden, and freshly made bread.
The setting is beautiful, the buildings have been created to such a high standard, allowing their traditional ancient history to shine through with beautiful beams and quirky nooks and crannies. The farmhouse was actually built in 1400s which Martin told me and he showed me some of the original wood which blew me away to think it was still standing so many hundreds of years later.
The accommodation is stunning and spacious and there are two hot tubs that guests can enjoy in the fresh outdoor space – one of which overlooks the beautiful pond and is perfect for pampering while being surrounded by nature.
After lunch we went for a walk around the land, we stopped by the community garden which has been created to provide opportunities for the local people, particularly children, and you can see how much love and care has gone into all of the plants and vegetables that are growing there.
We walked around the fields, saying hello to the resident cows and sheep, and watching lots of natural wildlife go about it’s day. One of the things that caught my eye was the ancient woodland – which had a definite sense of magic about it. So many wise old trees and beautiful spots to stop and reflect. It was made even more magical of course by it being autumn and the rusty orange hues shining across the horizon.
After our walk I was treated to a beautiful aromatherapy massage from Molly – who really does have magic healing hands. It was the most relaxed I have ever been having any form of bodywork – I didn’t want to move. The space had a little log burner in it and was so cosy – I felt cocooned by the heat. They offer many different treatments so you can really tailor it to what you need on the day.
After my massage I enjoyed a fresh mint tea from the garden and then went to the barn for our yoga class with Sally. There were candles dotted around and Sally guided us through a sequence of postures, starting with some nice grounding relaxation and ending with a savasana with hot water bottles! That was bliss!
I really enjoyed my day – it was relaxed and easy going and being surrounded by such beautiful nature made it perfect for me.