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A cosy home from home
Well appointed shepherd's hut
Bedroom fitted with shutters for privacy
Time to relax
Enjoy the countryside views
Shower room with power shower
Located in a tranquil location
Al fresco dining
Grazing sheep
Inviting woodburner
Local resident
Idyllic location
The resident Llamas
Fully insulated shepherds hut
Gorgeous views to be seen
1 / 15  A cosy home from home
2 / 15  Well appointed shepherd's hut
3 / 15  Bedroom fitted with shutters for privacy
4 / 15  Time to relax
5 / 15  Enjoy the countryside views
6 / 15  Shower room with power shower
7 / 15  Located in a tranquil location
8 / 15  Al fresco dining
9 / 15  Grazing sheep
10 / 15  Inviting woodburner
11 / 15  Local resident
12 / 15  Idyllic location
13 / 15  The resident Llamas
14 / 15  Fully insulated shepherds hut
15 / 15  Gorgeous views to be seen

The Secret Hideaway

Benenden, Kent
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bespoke and hand-built shepherd’s hut in tranquil rural location
  • Beautifully designed interior with contemporary touches
  • Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, close to the local pub, village shop and butcher in Benenden
  • Short breaks available from £275
Property code: BT096

This stunning shepherd’s hut has been beautifully designed inside and out to provide a cosy hideaway in a tranquil rural setting. Sleeping just two, this is the perfect retreat for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Short breaks from £275.

This gorgeous hideaway is located in countryside just outside the Wealden village of Benenden in Kent. Benenden is a delightful village, with several pubs, Post Office, village shop and butchers. It is within a 15 minute drive of the interesting town of Tenterden with its high street and lanes full of quirky shops and varied places to eat. Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, once home to Vita Sackville-West is within a ten minute drive and is a lovely day out for keen gardeners or those who just enjoy a leisurely walk.

This beautifully decorated traditional shepherd’s hut is glamping at its finest and makes a beautiful location for a getaway for two. The experience provided is total luxury with all logs supplied for the wood burner and fire pit. The kitchen is small, but perfectly formed with induction hob, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee machine. There is even a Butler’s sink and a wrought iron table and chairs. There is a wonderfully warming woodburner too, which makes the whole hut lovely and cosy, whatever the weather. To the rear of the hut there is a stylish and comfortable double bed with drawers under and even a hair dryer, there is no roughing it here. A window beside the bed affords views to the fields outside, but also has folding shutters to give you privacy. The en-suite shower room has a heated power-shower and WC and just like a high-end hotel, there are even fluffy bathrobes and slippers, as well as complimentary toiletries. A stable door leads outside.

The outside space here is part of the attraction, you have your own private space tucked away in a corner of the owner's immaculate gardens, including a gravelled seating area with fire pit, surrounded by fields of grazing sheep and llamas. There is parking for one vehicle.

 

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Internet access
  • Woodburner with all logs supplied for your stay!
  • Fire pit with all logs supplied
  • Charbroil Professional 3400S gas BBQ with a side ring
  • Garden furniture
  • Large cool box behind the property
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Security deposit required
  • Electricity and electric heating included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome hamper available on arrival, at an additional charge
  • Regret no washing machine
  • One bedroom – one double
  • One en-suite shower room
  • Hob, microwave, mini fridge and coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shops and pubs within five minute drive
  • Regret no children

Sam Richardson

This property is personally managed by Sam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by GUY 13th September 2020

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Reviewed by Michelle 31st August 2020

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Loved staying here. It was perfect for these 'Covid' times being remote with a gorgeous view of sheep, llama & other animals. Mrs D (the owner) looked after us well by providing a hamper of treats. Accommodation was comfortable & very clean. Quality bedding & towels provided. Hubby was probably a little bit too tall (6ft 2) for bed but he got used Read moreto it. The gas BBQ was very useful to cook on as also had a side burner for pans. Used the fire pit & chimenea in the evenings. Lovely little holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Garry 28th August 2020

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The secret hideaway is beautiful and a lovely place to go and relax , surrounded by beautiful fields and animals you jst feel so chilled on your stay there its perfect!!!

Reviewed by Sarah 21st August 2020

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Lovely accommodation in a peaceful setting.. You can watch the sun go down and sit around the firepit with a glass of wine.

Reviewed by Tracey 10th August 2020

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Lovely shepherds hut, surroundings beautiful, hosts very welcoming.

Reviewed by David 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Malcombe 13th September 2019

The owners Martine and Tom were at the gate to greet us on our arrival. The property was spotless. All you need is at the property and we were well looked after, as a hamper was left with freshly baked bread, butter , home made jam and cookies, there was also milk provided in the fridge. The bed was very comfortable and the owners had put sun loungRead moreers and chairs and table out ready for us ideal for the hot weekend we had. We felt the property was good value for money. The location was brilliant, Hide

Reviewed by Nathan 19th July 2019

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Was a beautiful place with outstanding grounds and the warmest of welcomes would highly recommend and will deffinently be returning thank you

Reviewed by Melissa 6th July 2019

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Reviewed by Aga 20th June 2019

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The Shepherd's Hut is absolutely stunning. Very cosy, beautifully decorated, location is amazing, everything was just perfect. Would not change anything in there. 10/10.

Reviewed by Jodie 14th June 2019

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Myself and my partner had a lovely time, very relaxing and very much a retreat from the rat race. Great area great location and easy to get about to places from here too

Reviewed by Deborah 7th May 2019

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What a find!! Not often accommodation looks better than the website pics - this is one of them. Fantastic hosts with welcome pack of homemade cake, biscuits, bread and jams. A real escape from everyday busy life - totally relaxing break in quirky self-contained, luxurious accommodation.

Reviewed by DIANE 30th April 2019

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We spent 2 nights in the Shepherds Hut, which was perfectly lovely. It was a Xmas present for my husband, which he really loved. We were very lucky with the weather, however.as sunshine all the time we were there. It was 30th April - 2nd May, and with 2 week old lambs, sheep and a Llama to look out on, in beautiful surroundings, no complaints.

Reviewed by Machaela 12th April 2019

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Reviewed by Kimberley 15th March 2019

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Amazing little place, I'd definitely recommend a visit. Extremely friendly welcoming hosts who go the extra mile to make your stay perfect. Everything has been thought of. Loved it.

Reviewed by Pat 19th October 2018

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Really lovely - had a very restful break. Will be back!

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A cosy home from home
Well appointed shepherd's hut
Bedroom fitted with shutters for privacy
Time to relax
Enjoy the countryside views
Shower room with power shower
Located in a tranquil location
Al fresco dining
Grazing sheep
Inviting woodburner
Local resident
Show 3 moreIdyllic location

Location

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