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 Romney Marsh
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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Please inquire before booking
Children not allowed
Babies please provide own travel cots
Access is by an outside stair therefore regrettably not suitable for people with mobility problems
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Super flat for exploring the area!
We enjoyed exploring the Romney Marsh on our bicycles and The Shed was comfortable andhe perfect location, as it's located on Sustrans national cycle route #2. Thank you to Tina and Jeremy for the puncture repair kit!
Thank you brave cyclists - it was a pleasure to have you here.
Cosy Lovely Beautifully Decorated Little Gem
We had a really lovely time at The Shed!
Tina and Jeremy are excellent hosts and gave us a really warm welcome. We were very touched by their kind attention of leaving us a wedding anniversary cake decorated with our initials and a little heart. Thank you so much!!
We couldn't have chosen a better place for our short getaway. The Shed had everything we needed and was decorated with a lot of taste and a lot of heart, which made us feel at home.
We love nature, so from there we went to Hythe to walk along the beach and we really enjoyed the lovely Brockhill Country Park.
If you have a chance to stay at the Shed, go for it! We highly recommend it!!
Thank you for your lovely review you were super guests and I’m so glad you had a happy stay. Come again any time! Tina
Really charming place to stay. Lovely people, most welcoming. recommended.
Tina was very accommodating as we arrived early. The property is lovely, has everything you need and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Lots to do and some charming local pubs. Met with Jeremy, Tina's husband and a very charming and welcoming man. Really felt like home.
What to say about The Shed, that has already been said? I could happily live there for the rest of my life, Beautifully presented by Tina and Jeremy, who are fantastic hosts. If you want to see Romney Marsh and Kent this is the ideal base. You will not be disappointed.
Lovely accomodation, was all it said and more, lovely hosts, very welcoming. Was situated exactly where we needed to be.Would highly recommend. Thank you
Thank you Glynis. I’m so glad you were happy in the Shed.
What a beautiful place to stay my 4 year granddaughter and I loved every minute of our stay especially the garden swing. The Shed is very quaint and has everything you’d need. Would definitely stay again.
We loved having you both - do come again! Tina
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.