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The Shepherds Hut at Marley

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    - Andrew, October 2021

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.

If you are looking to explore the wonderful countryside and coastline of the South East of England, this is the spot for you, where you can relax and unwind on return from each magical day out with your better half.

Climb inside to find a beautifully decorated shepherd's hut featuring a kitchenette for you to stow away chilled drinks and essentials in the fridge, cook a light meal on the electric hob and do your washing up at the Belfast sink.

While the kettle boils away for your morning tea after you've had your shower in the separate shower room, prepare a spot of breakfast and enjoy it at the dining table, before heading out for the day to explore the area.

On return, you can sit outside of an evening and soak up what's left of the summer sunshine and when it gets cooler, light the log burner and get all cosy under a blanket and the starry night sky, there is also an electric wall heater.

You also have a woodburning stove within the shepherd's hut to take the chill off before you get into bed.

The village of Kingston, just moments away is home to The Black Robin pub, while Barham village has The Duke of Cumberland, each accessible on foot.

This is also a good area for cycling and the nearby city of Canterbury has many tourist attractions to grab your attention, including the oldest cathedral in England.

You can take a boat trip out on the River Stour and drink in the wonderful, scenic views and ancient history or perhaps you might want to explore one of the many walking trails in the city.

If you like long walks though, the North Downs Way is not to be missed, where you'll discover history at each twist and turn.

Find the perfect escape with your loved one at The Shepherds Hut at Marley.


  • 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

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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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