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Studio With Uninterrupted Views Of Romney Marsh. Visit Rye Hythe and Canterbury

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Studio Loft - I bedroom, Totally Rural, The Sea 3 miles, 10 mins walk to Military Canal

The Shed stands in the garden of the listed Old Oak, once the smuggling pub of Bonnington. The Shed has its own garden space, table and chairs and BBQ. Built in 2012 to the highest specifications and in traditional style it offers an ideal base for exploration. There is one bedroom with a king size bed, and a kitchen living room which is equipped with a dishwasher, cooker and fridge, TV and WiFi and prettily and individually designed for total comfort. Built for our far flung family to stay in when in England - we would love to share it with you when they are not with us! We love this special corner of England, and built the Shed to reflect its rural surroundings, and offer a cosy welcoming retreat. Sadly the Shed is not suitable for those with mobility problems as the only access is by the outside stairs, but it has proved to be a great base for artists, writers and those with a creative spirit.

Tina Metcalfe
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Tina Metcalfe

Jeremy and Tina Metcalfe have lived at the Old Oak for 40 years and look forward to sharing their love of Romney Marsh and the area with guests.

Tina Metcalfe purchased this barn in 1974

Why Tina Metcalfe chose Romney Marsh

There is something for everyone - churches from Canterbury cathedral to the little gems on the marsh; castles galore like Leeds, Bodiam and Dover with its wartime history; enchanting villages and small towns like Rye, Whitstable, Tenterden and Hythe; extraordinary Chatham Docks; the seaside just 3 miles away and Folkestone with its world famous Triennial Art Exhibition. A day trip to London or France is quite feasible with a return to your own cosy peaceful place to stay. It is 25 minutes to the Ashford International with Eurostar and fast link to London (37mins to St Pancras) and 20mins to the Eurotunnel. Golf is available at Littlestone and Rye etc. And for shoppers there is the famous McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Centre 2mins from Ashford Station with bargains for all!

What makes this barn unique

There are views over the pretty country garden across the sweeping fields of Romney Marsh. Our pub dates back to the 1740s with lots of local history we can share with you. The battle of Britain was fought in the skies above and the wonderful memorial museum is now open near Folkestone. There are delightful country and village pubs we can tell you all about! The Marsh has always been the artist's dream with its huge skies and luminous light.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Romney Marsh in Bonnington

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower, basin and wc
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size bed with electric blanket, double glazing, radio alarm clock. Possible use of 2 fold away beds for children on inquiry.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We have 2 dogs who are very friendly, but therefore feel unable to welcome other dogs. Sorry! Large garden, own space with BBQ table and chairs plus deck chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and changed every week.


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Studio With Uninterrupted Views Of Romney Marsh. Visit Rye Hythe and Canterbury
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews

Charming accommodation for 2 people. Lovely rural setting in peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The Shed was an ideal base from which to explore the nearby coastline and surrounding countryside. We concentrated on Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone but there are so many other attractions to see in the local area which we hope to return to on another occasion. The Shed was well equipped, warm and cosy and offered super views from all windows. Tina and Jeremy were very friendly and proved to be excellent hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul. Im so glad you enjoyed your stay. We loved having you!
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was our Christmas break and when we arrived Tina had provided a little Christmas tree and lots of tasteful festive decorations along with a card to welcome us, fruit, nuts and chocolates. Unbelievable, where else would book and get this treatment. The apartment was so comfortable and personal with pictures and nick naks but not in a cluttered way. There was everything we needed and more.

During our stay we visited several locations including a walk along the White Cliffs of Dover on Christmas morning, albeit very brisk.

I would most certainly recommend a stay in the Shed. I'm only sorry we never had more time to chat with Tina and Jeremy and to see their lovely dogs but they were away for Christmas too.

Janet Stevens

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you had a happy Christmas in the Shed. It was a pleasure to have you both.
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

A fine week in Kent with the shed handily located near the coast and a trip across to France. More local sites include Sissinghurst and Dover Castles plus retail outlets at Ashford. We also visited Chartwell on the way back home.

The shed is compact and well equipped and we had a warm welcome from Tina and Jeremy

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the property, it was perfect for two well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This was just suited to our requirements.

A peaceful base for exploring the South East.

Handy for a day trip to France.

The Owners are very friendly and helpful.

We have had a wonderful time and rebooked to continue exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful base for our trip

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay yet again , great hosts even though we were a little too busy to catch up .

Thanks go once again to Jeremy and Tina .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well prrsented

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Lovely people

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Ashford International
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


3 miles from Dymchurch, with large sandy beach and small funfair. 12 miles from famous Camber Sands


Car recommended.

Airports Lydd 8 miles, Manston 30 miles, Gatwick 50 miles Heathrow 65 miles

Eurotunnel 5 miles. Dover 12 miles. Ashford International 8 miles


1 1/2 miles to Newchurch, 2 1/2 miles to Aldington, (famous point-to-point) 6 miles to Hythe with historic church, Famous gardens including Great Dixter and Sissinghurst 40 minutes drive.


Canterbury - the cathedral, Dover - the castle and in the museum the oldest sea going boat in the world!! Rye - historic town Leeds - beautiful castle

Great web sites for local up to date events



www.gulbenkian.co.uk Canterbury's venue in the university

www.quarterhouse.co.uk Folkestone's arts quarter, music comedy and theatre.

www.marlowetheatre.com Canterbury's exciting new theatre

Further Details:

Village shop and post office in Aldington 2 1/2 miles, great farm shop complex in Burmarsh 3 miles, Tesco Extra 3 miles in Dymchurch. Gourmet restaurant in Folkestone called Rocksalt, also Michelin Star The Curlew in Bodiam, Lovely pubs - The Walnut Tree in Aldington, The Red Lion in Snargate,(WW2 pub - no food) The Five Bells Brabourne, The Black Horse in Monks Horton, The Tiger in Stowting.

Directions to The Shed

Take the M20 towards Dover and leave on Exit 10.T ake second turning off the round-about signed A20 Mersham and Sellindge, and go past a Tesco on your right. Continue for about 2 miles till a large sign to right marked Aldington and Bonnington. Take this and keeping left you will come into Aldington village. At T junction with the village hall on your right – turn right and then immediately left by the Walnut Tree pub. Go down the hill till you come to a telephone box and bear left marked Dymchurch. Continue on this road through a wood – down a hill – over The Royal Military Canal. Drive on and you will come to a large white house on the left, and our house is immediately after it on

the right on a staggered cross roads (between Aldington Dymchurch Newchurch and Hythe). We are just 2 ¼ miles from the Walnut Tree Pub. You will recognise the Shed from the photographs - standing in the garden of The Old Oak which was a pub and stands right on the cross roads.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Saturday but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Gourmet Breakfast Basket for two available on request at £10 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.