Studio Loft - I bedroom, Totally Rural, The Sea 3 miles, 10 mins walk to Military Canal
About Tina Metcalfe
Jeremy and Tina Metcalfe have lived at the Old Oak for over 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 Bonnington
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 house was once The Royal Oak pub and 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely little getaway
The name belies the actual feeling of 'The Shed'.
Shed it isn't! A lovely modern, yet homely holiday getaway that is quiet and serene. Everything we needed was supplied and more!
Best place to stay on Romney Marsh
A lovely place to stay. Decorated creatively, comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and with beautiful views from every window. Private little garden was a relaxing suntrap in the afternoon. Lots of personal extra touches such as fresh flowers,toiletries, bathrobes. Felt like a home and not just a holiday let.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the Shed. Thank you for a lovely review! You were our most informed guests on Romney Marsh yet! Tina
amazing place to stay
Tina and Jeremy have made the shed such a lovely cosy place too stay in the country but only a short drive from local towns,we only live 40 minutes away so know the area well but we stayed in the shed all the time this was due too me having had an accident a few days before but its was such a lovely place well presented and clean,with all the extras included tea,coffee etc we will hopefully be back soon Janice and Jeremy
I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay in the Shed! Tina
A delightful property with lovely hosts
This little gem of a cottage is comfortable and querky. There are lovely touches like fresh eggs, milk etc left for you.
Tina and Jeremy were fine hosts, and they have a smashing garden to walk around too.
This is a beautiful part of Kent and we will return here again. Ten out of ten!
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed staying here - we loved having you!
An oasis of calm away from the busy world.
What a beautiful little hideaway tucked away on the edge of Romney Marsh. Delightful spot to spend a few quiet downtime days, or as a fantastic base for a long holiday exploring this area.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the Shed and our corner of Kent. It was lovely to have you here.
Warm and welcoming
A beautiful studio with fantastic views and everything you need for an enjoyable stay. A convenient base for exploring the area. The Romney Hythe and Dimchurch steam Railway is a real treat.
3 miles from Dymchurch, with large sandy beach and small funfair. 12 miles from famous Camber Sands
Airports Lydd 8 miles, , Gatwick 50 miles Heathrow 65 miles
Eurotunnel 7 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
Village shop and post office in Aldington 2 1/2 miles, great farm shop in Sellindge 4 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.Take 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 post 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.