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The Shepherds Hut at Marley

Marley near Barham, Kent, Kent (Ref. 1075279)


(13 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything you would wish for in a relaxing few days away The animals were the best neighbours I've ever had Loved it"

    Reviewed by CMay 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay in the hut."

    It had everything you might need and has been designed in such a beautiful way. We loved watching the lambs out the window and having a cosy fire in the evenings. Lots of places to visit nearby. Would recommend phoning ahead to the local pubs as we struggled to find somewhere that food (it might have just been bad luck). Would definitely return and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EllyApr 2022

  • "Wow. This was my first ever solo trip away to clear my head and what a place to stay!"

    I felt safe, cosy and very welcome, I cannot recommend enough!!

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay here in December, the shepherd's hut was immaculate and it was in a great location."

    We loved hearing the owls at night and felt fully rested after a few days. The owner has clearly put alot of thought into attention to detail and it was really appreciated so we will absolutely be coming back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by EllenDec 2021

  • "A great experience all round thank you very much."

    Simple check in, simple check out and everything in between was perfect. The log burner is a lovely touch and my wife loved having horses, pigs and sheep to talk to.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "A quiet and cosy home with beautiful scenery to top it all off."

    The property was clean, the bathroom and kitchen facilities basic but excellent quality - everything you could need for a little getaway to Kent. Perfect if you want to sightsee Kent, easy and quick drive to Dorset or Canterbury. It is such a charming property with its fireplace indoors and a campfire outside where you can stargaze or just enjoy the peace and quiet. Lucy and her family were great hosts, gifting us a few farming goods for breakfast, very responsive but also respected our space and left us to enjoy our holiday. It was great that the property was dog-friendly as well so we could bring our dog with us.

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2021

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Fabulous views. Very cosy. Nice touch to have some essentials supplied too.

    Reviewed by KathySep 2021

  • "Relaxed, tranquil and chilled experience."

    Our first time in a Shepherd's Hut. Quirky but enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The hut was tastefully kitted out in beautiful surroundings. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 2021

  • "Gorgeous on every level , have booked to come back in September,can’t wait!"


    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Shepherds hut."

    The facilities were very good and we had a warm welcome. We were able to store enough food in the fridge to prepare simple meals on 2 ring hob. The view was wonderful. The animals and birds around us made us feel very relaxed. We would be very happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "The shepherds hut was immaculate and cosy and all the personal touches really made us feel welcomed."

    The local produce was delicious. The site of the hut was really private and it was wonderful to be surrounded by wildlife. We had a really friendly welcome from the owners and we’d couldn’t recommend this shepherd’s hut more highly.

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan living with kitchenette, dining area and a double bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric hob, fridge, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden with log burner/barbecue and furniture
  • One dog is accepted
  • Sorry, no smoking at this property
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The owner will be able to offer fresh produce for breakfast if the guests request it

The property

Situated on the fringes of the owner’s smallholding, presenting an enviable position surrounded by green fields, ever-growing wildlife and buttercups, is The Shepherds Hut at Marley.

With lovely views and location, within walking distance of two pubs, this humble abode can offer the ideal romantic getaway for a couple.

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About the location


Canterbury 7.4 miles; Dover 11.1 miles

Barham is a country village in the district of Kent, formed of two hamlets and enjoying a wonderful position near Canterbury and the south coast. It is the ideal village from which to explore fine scenery and over a thousand years of history. The famous and colourful city of Canterbury has cobbled streets and a long history, its cathedral being the oldest in England and well worth a visit. You will find cosmopolitan restaurants to dine out of an evening, or during the day you can choose to meander along the high street and enjoy a spot of shopping before having a light lunch at one of the traditional pubs. There are many walking trails within this city, eager to be explored by tourists visiting from far and wide, while the River Stour offers wonderful boat trips on which you can peruse Canterbury's ancient architecture and beckoning views. Blean Woods National Nature Reserve allows you to get lost in your imagination with miles of walking and cycling routes, a plethora of wildlife and 11 square miles of ancient woodland. You might be lucky enough to spot woodpeckers and nightingales as you wander through mature oaks in the Spring or late April and May, and be sure to look out for the for the rare heath fritillary butterfly during the Summer. If you fancy a day out to the coast, you have Whitstable, Herne Bay and Margate all within driving distance to the North of Barham, whilst the port town of Folkstone to the South, has an array of art galleries and a lovely harbour. Explore the 153 mile-long North Downs Way National Trail and its spectacular scenery, which stretches through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Barham is a lovely spot for a holiday in Kent.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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