Your Wild Kentish Retreat

Your Wild Kentish Retreat

It's the perfect time to book a short break at the luxurious Livingstone Cottage. Fine dining prepared by your personal chef and a roaring fire in the cosy snug welcome you after your private ranger guided safari. Pop a bottle of fizz or enjoy a cocktail as chef puts the finishing touches to your meal and later, settle down for the evening, snuggled in your pyjamas. Enjoy a stunning sunrise before tucking in to a full English breakfast and exploring the 600 acre reserve.

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Luxury

Luxury

With fluffy bathrobes and towels, lovely body wash and shower gels, beautiful bedding and more, we’ve tried to think of all the little luxuries you could want to make your stay a magical rural retreat.

Rooms

The Rooms

The cottage has a beautiful master bedroom with a four poster bed and en suite with roll top bath and walk in shower, two lovely twin rooms, one that’s designed with kids in mind and a further stylish double bedroom with open fireplace and en suite.

  • Produced In Kent
  • Green Tourism Award
  • Visit Canterbury
  • Visit Kent Garden Of England
  • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
Your Cottage

Your Cottage

A traditional cottage with a stylish and comfortable interior, is yours for the night. Little luxuries and the personal touch, make for an unforgettable luxury retreat with a wild twist.

Your Safari

Your Safari

Join your Ranger to experience a memorable private safari across The African Experience. Get close to black rhino, giraffe and more, as you and your group discover where the wild things are.

Your Chef

Your Chef

As you explore the wilds of Kent, your personal chef will be busy preparing your chosen menu. Pop a bottle of fizz with canapés, served in the garden or snug, before enjoying your delicious dinner in the country style kitchen.

Location

Location

Tucked away at the top of our African Experience, the cottage has a pretty walled front garden with outdoor seating, perfect for relaxing and absorbing the wonderful views and sunsets.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Your wild retreat starts with a guided safari across our African Experience. You’ll discover where the wild things are, before warming up in the cosy cottage as your personal chef prepares your evening meal. Wake up to crisp views over the African Experience and tuck into a full English breakfast cooked just the way you want it.

Pricing

Pricing

2016 Price Guide


Prices from £650 per night to £1250

Price Includes

  • Arrival glass of bubbly or Amarula
  • Ranger led safari
  • Exclusive use of Livingstone Cottage
  • 4 course dinner prepared by your own personal chef
  • Overnight stay
  • Full English breakfast cooked by your own personal chef
  • Shortened safari back to Livingstone reception
  • Towels, bathrobes and toiletries
  • Entrance into Port Lympne Reserve
  • Car Parking
  • WIFI

How To Book

You can book online by clicking the button below or for more information, you can call 01303234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm. Alternatively you can make an enquiry by filling in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.

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Customer Reviews

The Haynes/ Henser family

Reviewed

By far the best stay we have had anywhere in England

We have just returned from a two night break at the cottage and I would like to leave a review on how fantastic the experience was from start to finish, Sally and Tony were most welcoming and could not do enough for us. Our experience was second to none and by far the best stay we have had anywhere in England... I would just like other people to know how wonderful this experience was.

Zoe G

Reviewed

Stayed overnight February 2015 in Livingstone Cottage for my Moms 60th birthday with family. The food was fantastic and the cottage was beautifully decorated making it extremely comfortable for us all to relax, eat and drink. The rangers/chefs were very attentive without feeling intrusive and the two safari rides we had were great fun especially for the children who are now desperately missing "George the Ostrich"! Support this charity as after talking to the rangers they are doing sterling work to grow these animal species and return to their natural habitats, without these people our childrens children may not get to see such wonderful creatures! Take a look at the new pods they are constructing, we will definately be back in the summer to camp!

Experience the wild at Port Lympne

Experience the wild at Port Lympne

In addition to your stay at Livingstone Cottage, why not make your visit extra special by booking one of our private animal experiences. Call us on 01303234112 to upgrade your booking today.
Activities

Activities

Make your stay even more special by booking an activity or animal experience. Whether you prefer a relaxing safari with dining experiences, up close encounters with some of our animals or an adrenaline fuelled activity such as zorbing, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The wild just got wilder!

Zorbing

Zorbing

Strap yourselves in for a thrilling and bumpy ride! Join us in the Zorbing Zone for an experience you’ll never forget. The experience is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Spend an hour bouncing around with your friends, family or just by yourself.

Priced at £35.00 per adult and £25.00 per child or a family of four £100.

Archery

Archery

Add a string to your bow and join us for a thirty minute archery session. Taking place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, we cater for a range of ages and experience and you’re bound to get a thrill from aiming your arrows and hitting the target.

Priced at £35.00 per adult and £25.00 per child, sessions are available to book with your Ranger.

Guided Fishing

Guided Fishing

Enjoy a relaxing fishing experience on the historic Royal Military Canal, running through the nearby town of Hythe. Accompanied by your Ranger we’ll provide the rods, bait, fishing licence and your packed lunch. Available on Saturdays and Sundays this is the ideal opportunity for first timers and children.

Priced at £45.00 per adult and £35.00 per child, or £140.00 for a family of four.

Fishing

Fishing

Ideally suited for the more experienced fisherman, you can enjoy a relaxing four hours, fishing in the freshwater Royal Military Canal. Starting at 10.30am with a pick up time of 15.30pm, Monday to Friday, we’ll provide you with the equipment, bait and licence. A picnic lunch is available and can be pre ordered and paid for at the time of booking.

Priced at £35.00 per adult and £25.00 per child or £100 for a family of four, this experience is available all year round.

AAA Safari

AAA Safari

This unique ‘behind the scenes’ 3 hour VIP safari will take you and your group on a number of adventures including: an up close and personal visit to one of Africa’s ‘Big 5’...the black rhino; a Land Rover safari through the African Experience, 100 acres of Kentish Savannah where animals such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and many more animals roam free, and a visit to our pride of lions not normally accessible to visitors. Price: £60 per person.

Is this one not for you?

Is this one not for you?

That’s ok, we have some wonderful other glamping experiences which might suit you a little better. Discover the luxe outdoors and see the wilderness from the comfort of your own luxury lodge, or let loose with some of our favourite fun-filled activities and private animal experiences. Let us transport you to the wild without leaving UK shores. Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?

Contact Us

 

Our Address

Port Lympne Reserve
Nr. Ashford, Kent​
CT21 4LR

Call Us

For information and to book call us on 01303234112. Our offices are open Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm

Make An Enquiry

If you'd prefer to contact us via email, you can send an enquiry to shortbreaks@aspinallfoundation.org