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Welcome to

Orlestone Farm

Tortoise Sanctuary & Recovery Centre:
Holiday Boarding
Hibernation Service
Health Checks 
Poo testing for Worms

A haven for tortoises at vet Dr Emily's
small-holding in the Kent countryside
TN26 Just 15 mins from Ashford
Tortoise Rehoming

Rehoming Tortoises


Our sanctuary enclosures are currently full,

so we can't take in any new tortoises this year.

All our sanctuary Tortoises have on-going medical problems and will be rehabilitating here under Dr Emily's care for at least all of 2023. If any of our Torts have a good hibernation 2023-24 then they may become available for fostering in May 2024.

Fit & healthy Tortoises are often looking for new homes at the National Centre for Reptiles in Tonbridge:

Welcome to Orlestone Farm!

Orlestone is a secret haven -  a sanctuary in the Kent countryside for tortoises in need of some TLC and a new life.

The farm is also the perfect place for your tortoise to stay whilst you go on holiday & hibernate under veterinary care.   

Our vet Dr Emily runs educational seminars for owners & fellow veterinary professionals, along side research projects into the health of tortoises



Orlestone Farm   |   Nickley Wood, Ashford, Kent  TN26 1LZ |

  • Fantastic boarding enclosures both indoors & out

  • Secure, spacious & enriched.

  • Take the worry out of winter with our Refrigeration Hibernation Service

  • Dedicated rehab unit for sick tortoises needing continuous medical care.

  • All under the care of vet Dr Emily


Our goats, hens & bees are part of the family.

We produce honey and sell kids & spare eggs (none available at the moment)

The 2-acre veg plot grows the in-season fruit & veg for our Farmer's Market and homemade produce. 

Vet Dr Emily also helps fellow small-holders create bespoke worming programs for their flocks.

Orlestone Tortoise Sanctuary

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