Cosy shepherd’s hut in ten acres of countryside

Shepherd’s hut hosted by Becca

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. 1 bathroom
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.

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The Hay Hut is a beautiful Shepherd's Hut surrounded by ten acres of peaceful countryside which is yours to enjoy during your stay. As well as acres of outside space the hut has it's own bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, deck area and ample off-road parking.

A short walk or very short drive takes you into the village with a shop, pub, and butcher. Kent and East Sussex are on your doorstep.

Explore the local area or just relax and drink in the views and fresh air.

The space
The Hay Hut is beautifully furnished to make your stay a real treat.

There's a double bed with the softest of sheets and under-bed storage. The bathroom has a WC, sink, shower, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. Your own well-equipped kitchen means you can make everything from a morning coffee to drink in bed or delicious supper to eat on the patio on a warm evening. During colder months the woodburning stove keeps you cosy, and we'll provide you with plenty of firewood.

There's private off-road parking with a short clear path leading down to the hut, meaning you can access rural seclusion without a long muddy trek!

The hut is perched on a gentle slope leading down to a stream which borders mixed woodland, and the uninterrupted views are outstanding. Whilst the top of the field is cut for hay in the summer, the slope leading down to the stream and woodland is left wild, and as a consequence is a haven for nature, particularly birds and butterflies.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 double bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Travel cot
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

3 nights in Aldington, Ashford

20 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Aldington, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

This area is incredibly special and has so many places of interest and things to do it can be hard to decide how to spend your time.

Aldington sits just above Romney Marsh, one of the most exceptional areas in England. Miles of flat country lanes make it a haven for cyclists, and the coastline bordering it boasts everything from Derek Jarman's famous cottage in the shadow of Dungeness, via the traditional seaside amusements of Dymchurch, to the gourmet and artistic delights of Folkestone.

The border with East Sussex is nearby, so you can take in the fantastic shops, cafes and cobbled streets of the historic old town of Rye before enjoying the miles of white sand and dunes at the famous Camber Sands beach. Port Lympne Safari Park is a stone's throw away, so if you've tired of the abundance of British wildlife on your doorstep you could always go spend the day with a giraffe.

Neighbouring Tenterden and Appledore provide you with countless antique shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, and there are many National Trust and English Heritage sites nearby, as well as The Rare Breeds Centre. The Royal Military Canal meanders through the next door village of Bonnington, with miles of walking, canoeing, and paddle boarding opportunities leading to historic churches and places of interest. The Saxon Shore Way radiates out from Aldington, and The Hay Hut is therefore the perfect base for walkers.

Although the hut provides you with all the facilites you need to self-cater there are numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants in surrounding villages and towns, so you could enjoy a scallop and bacon baguette on the seafront at Hythe for breakfast, have a different world cuisine from every stall on Folkestone's Harbour Arm for lunch, and a slap-up traditional dinner at a village pub for dinner. The fish and chip van visits the village on a Tuesday.

Standing on the coast on a clear day you can see France, and with Dover an easy drive away why not hop over for a day trip? Or visit the recently expanded Ashford Designer Outlet for shopping and dining, stopping off at The Curious Brewery on the way.

Aldington itself has it's own general store and Post office, pub, butcher and fishmonger, as well as the fantastc egg vending machine, which has to be seen to be believed! And it doesn't just sell eggs. You can snap up some brownies, bacon, milk, veg and whatever the farmer happens to have put in it that day. There is also a lovely cafe hidden away in the local retirement home, which guarantees you fantastic food and service and some wonderful conversation.

Hosted by Becca

  1. Joined in April 2017
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified

During your stay

As hosts we are only two minutes away, so we can be at hand to help with anything should you need us, but you have the hut and land around it to yourself and won't see us at all unless you want to!
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm

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