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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Tina Metcalfe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Romney Marsh in Shepway District

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower, basin and wc
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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Studio With Uninterrupted Views Of Romney Marsh. Visit Rye Hythe and Canterbury
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5

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
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5

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
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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
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Very well prrsented

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Lovely people

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Quaint, peaceful and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had seven very relaxing day's in the Shed. Beautiful location and ran by two very friendly and helpful people Tina and Jemery, nothing is a bother to them . Would go back without hesitation . thank you again Tina

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

A charming property with wonderful views across Romney Marsh.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a brief weekend for some peace and quiet and this was the perfect choice. I was most impressed with the attention to detail in the studio - everything you could possibly want was provided, the decor was lovely and the bed wonderfully comfortable. I can recommend the Snack Shack on Dungeness for the freshest lobster I have ever tasted.

Tina and Jeremy (and their dogs) were extremely welcoming hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Aldington
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Littlestone
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Ashford International
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M20
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Dymchurch
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Atttractions:

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.visitkent.co.uk

www.ashford.towntalk.co.uk/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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Romney Marsh, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£275
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£275
 
 
Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£325
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£375
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£275
 

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.
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