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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. Fully 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. 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:
April 24, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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(37 traveler reviews)

Studio With Uninterrupted Views Of Romney Marsh. Visit Rye Hythe and Canterbury
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely home from home. Set in the countryside surrounded by fields but just a short distance from many Kent places of interest. The " Shed " is like no other we've seen before, light bright & airy with views from every window.

The owners have put a lot of thought into making your stay comfortable with just about everything you may need. Tina's own special touches are a real treat.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful setting, wonderful accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely weekend at the Shed, it had everything we needed. The views were wonderful and accommodation was so cosy and comfortable. Tina & Jeremy were wonderful hosts, so welcoming, it felt like we'd known them a long time. Tina very kindly made me a Birthday cake which was delicious and so thoughtful. We would love to go again and will recommend to everyone. Many Thanks! X

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Very clean and well fitted out,true home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time in a Kent county side visiting many places in good sunny weather. The shed is in a central position for visiting the local villages,Good pups locally for eating.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful retreat from the city

  • 5 of 5

The Shed is a wonderfully comfortable and peaceful place to stay. We came as a short break from the city and were given a warm welcome by Tina and Jeremy whose recommendations for local restaurants and activities added extra enjoyment to our trip. The Shed has panoramic views of Romney Marsh and was a cosy base from which to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Beautiful place in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at The Shed. It's a wonderful place to get away from things and relax. Lots to do even during storm Doris!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Owner's Response: I'm glad you survived 'Doris'! It was a pleasure to have in the Shed.
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great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The weekend was great THE APARTMENT WAS BEAUTIFUL .lots of person touches that made the stay great . thankyou

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in The Shed, thank you for your review!
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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

Romney Marsh Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 9 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

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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