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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


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
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 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 Kent

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.


Romney Marsh Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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 privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/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 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

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

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
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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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The Shed is a charming spot and an excellent location for the exploration of Romney Marsh and the surrounding area. It's extremely well appointed and very comfortable and Tina and Jeremy are charming hosts, attentive without being intrusive. We very much enjoyed our stay and if we are in the same area again will definitely use the Shed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Super place to stay everything you need for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay beautiful Kent countryside

Great places to eat and walk. Friendly people.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A stay at The Shed = Perfect!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
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Simply the Best - that's Tina's shed

  • 5 of 5

10/10 - An exceptionally good place to stay and Tina and Jeremy are very good hosts. It's even better than the description.

It's also a good base for a wide range of interests: gardens; posh houses; castles & cathedrals; beaches/coastal resorts; unspoilt towns; steam railways; outdoor pursuits; deserts! (Dungeness) and more.

If you want to experience a pub that has remained largely unchanged for decades then try the Red Lion at Snargate. Alternatively, whereas pubs are closing in vast numbers new micro-pubs are springing up almost by the week, they started in Kent and there are lots of them.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
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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 Canterbury's venue in the university Folkestone's arts quarter, music comedy and theatre. 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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