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Enjoy the countryside views
Well appointed shepherd's hut
Bedroom fitted with shutters for privacy
Time to relax
Inviting woodburner
Shower room with power shower
Located in a tranquil location
Gorgeous views to be seen
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The Secret Hideaway

Benenden, Kent

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
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.

Situated in a peaceful location in Kent’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this enchanting shepherds hut offers a rural escape from everyday life. When not exploring the many footpaths that forge the rolling countryside, guests can head into nearby Benenden to pick up fresh produce from the local butchers and shops, or enjoy a delicious meal at the village pub. With two vineyards nearby and the Kent and East Sussex coast not far away, there is plenty to do and see in this spectacular pocket of the South East.

Inside, the hut has been decorated to evoke a calming and spacious feel. There is a small kitchen area with a hob, microwave, mini fridge and coffee machine, perfect for starting the day with a bacon sandwich from the local butcher. Guests are also provided with a standard welcome pack, that contains milk, bread, butter, jam or honey and a small bottle of wine or apple juice, with the option of purchasing a ‘special basket’ by prior arrangement to include more produce. There is also a butler’s sink with plate rack above, and a wrought iron table and chairs for dining inside at night. The double bed sits at one end of the hut beneath a pretty window bordered by wooden shutters with decorative cut-out hearts. Beneath the bed there is plenty of storage for your stay, together with a hairdryer and wooden hangers. The en-suite shower room with shower and WC with sandstone tiling, a power shower, toiletries and even slippers.

Outside the hut is a peaceful garden area with a table and chairs for enjoying al fresco meals using the Charbroil Professional 3400S gas BBQ with a side ring, there is also a large cool box behind the hut for extra cold storage. As you dine, you will notice the grazing sheep and llamas in the paddocks beyond - a truly unique and memorable experience.

 

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  • 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
  • Electricity and electric heating included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • 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
  • Local meat/fish can be supplied by arrangement with the owner at an additional cost
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

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Enjoy the countryside views
Well appointed shepherd's hut
Bedroom fitted with shutters for privacy
Time to relax
Inviting woodburner
Shower room with power shower
Show 5 moreLocated in a tranquil location

Joice Wisdom

This property is personally managed by Joice.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 11th September 2022

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The Secret Hideaway is small, intimate and romantic getaway in a beautiful small holding. A very happy place with peacocks, geese, chickens, sheep, a goat, a lama and a horse. The animals are all friendly and unintimidating, as are the owners who are charming and welcoming. The village is a short walk away and has a small cafe/shop post office withRead more good food at reasonable prices. Great walking/hiking and place to visit nearby. We had a great week and would definitely go back Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 2nd September 2022

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Beautiful hut, beautiful setting. We couldn't of asked for anything more. The whole place is stunning, very comfortable and the welcome hamper unbelievable. It was lovely to meet you and talk about the setting and how you ended up there. We can't thank you enough for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Geoffrey 20th August 2022

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What a week we have had it has been amazing. The shepherds hut is just idyllic. The hamper on arrival was such a lovely treat and Martine and Tom were so friendly and welcoming. To wake in a morning and see peacocks walking past is such a treat. We sat watching all the animals and couldnt stop smiling. We would come back tomorrow if we could its a Read moretruly amazing place. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 12th August 2022

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The Secret Hideaway is wonderful! We only stayed for one night, but the shepherds hut has everything you need and everything was done to a high standard. Tom and Martine were friendly generous hosts who wanted to enjoy your stay. There was a little welcome box with essentials, which was a lovely touch. The property is surrounded by beautiful open fRead moreields which you can wander in and the little garden has everything you need for outside lounging and dining. An absolutely perfect place! Hide

Reviewed by James 8th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jeanette 2nd August 2022

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The setting was beautiful and everything you needed for your stay was provided. A lovely set out shepherds hut and well equipped.

Reviewed by Mark 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 19th July 2022

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Reviewed by Hannah 11th July 2022

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My partner and I stayed here for a few days in July and we both came away extremely relaxed. Being surrounded by lovely views and animals was idyllic. The owners Tom and Martine made our stay so easy, pointing us in the directions of the best places to visit.The hut is extremely cosy and were given a gift basket on our arrival, with vegan food whicRead moreh we really appreciated. Tom and Martine were there to answer any questions and helped so much. We can't wait to go back one day, it really was lovely Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 1st July 2022

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Absolutely amazing little hut. The location was fantastic with lots of options for country walks and lovely pubs. The hosts were extremely friendly and more than accommodating. They even let us feed the animals with them! Well recommended for a quiet and tranquil little get away.

Reviewed by David 26th June 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at the Secret Hideaway! Location is brilliant, nice and quiet, with great outdoor space. The shepherds hut is kitted out with everything you could ever need, really clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area.

Reviewed by Trevor 11th June 2022

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Great break , superb location, friendly owners, Would book again. Lovely

Reviewed by Donna 1st June 2022

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We had a lovely stay . So peaceful just what we need. Very clean and had everything you needed. Lovely to wake up to see birds outside the window and animals on your door step. Would love to revisit some day.

Reviewed by Beatrice 23rd May 2022

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We only stayed for 3 days but it felt like longer as we had a great time Love the privacy of the hut and surrounding . Great welcome with a very generous food basket . Would highly recommend it as great country retreat .

Reviewed by Jeremy 20th May 2022

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we were greeted by the owner who gave us a home baked cake bread milk and butter in a welcome basket and a really warm friendly welcome then left us to enjoy our stay . the shepherd's hut was lovely clean and had all we needed..log burner hot shower coffee machine cosy bed ect we liked to sit outside where we had a bbq to cook ..pit fire and a chimRead moreney fire to have warm cosy nights sitting out and enjoying the surroundings very peaceful.. we really appreciate the efforts of the owners thank you Hide

Reviewed by Tania 13th May 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at this location, which is totally private in idyllic surroundings, it was so peaceful. Loved the welcome hamper, everything catered for. A perfect stay if you are looking to get away from the hustle of life.

Reviewed by Joanna 9th May 2022

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Lovely location. Very friendly owner. Clean and tidy. Nice touch with welcome basket and bathrobes/ disposable slippers.

Reviewed by Queency 30th April 2022

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This cute Shepard hut was utterly charming, set in an idyllic location. The attention to detail was outstanding, with lots of little luxuries and complimentary bits, makes this hut that little bit more special! It was the perfect setting and very cozy inside with the amazing view of the beautiful nature outside where u could see the horse,llama andRead more the peacocks and the other animals,and listen to the sound of a chirping birds. Its was worth the stay. Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Jodie 27th December 2021

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We had a wonderful, restful stay. Beautiful location and the hut is fully equipped with everything you could need. Wed highly recommend staying here :)

Reviewed by Nicoleta 12th November 2021

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The owners were really welcoming, checked if is there anything I need, and making sure everything was good. I went there myself, but no once i felt lonely. The ambiance is really warm, with animals around too, i felt like home.

Reviewed by Neil 13th October 2021

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Excellent Shepards Hut, lovely location and owner and couldnt recommend any higher.

Reviewed by Catherine 7th October 2021

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We had a lovely few days here. It was cosy and comfortable and we slept very well. The surroundings were perfect and peaceful. The hut is well situated for visiting places of interest. We found the hosts extremely welcoming and friendly.

Reviewed by Vivienne 11th September 2021

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Had a lovely stay in the shepards huts that we booked , absolutely lovely location,owners really made us welcome, walk in to village is good ,pub very good food and shop handy ,overall a great time was had .

Reviewed by Carol 27th August 2021

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Shepherds Hut very restful and peaceful though compact; with many animals surrounding which are friendly and with the option to feed. Location beautiful, safe and serene. Owners extremely helpful and kind. Be aware of the undulating track to reach the site.

Reviewed by Heather 24th August 2021

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We had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful stay at the Secret Hideaway. We had everything we needed plus more and our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The butchers that Martina kindly arranged meat from is highly recommended. Will be returning.

Reviewed by Scott 13th August 2021

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A perfick getaway! What a find! We have just spent a week in this gorgeous shepherds hut which is set in the most beautiful location. Its incredibly private and the view out of the window when sitting in bed with a cuppa is second to none with peacocks roaming and doves flying above. Martine and Tom are the perfect hosts, extremely friendly and helRead morepful. This place is set in a great location for roaming the beautiful Kent and East Sussex countryside and villages. A perfick stay- thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th July 2021

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We loved our stay at the secret hideaway - we didn't want to leave! It was so peaceful and we loved waking up to the animals. The hut was cosy, clean and so comfortable. It was situated on such pretty grounds too! We would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Annette 28th July 2021

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Beautiful little property. Equipped with everything you could wish for. Fantastic for a relaxing couple of days. Very friendly and accommodating owners

Reviewed by Faye 22nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 9th July 2021

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The Shepherds Hut was perfect for our relaxing and peaceful three night break in such a lovely location. We were made to feel very welcome by Tom, Martine and their daughter too. A lot of thought has gone into making sure that everything is provided for a perfect stay. We will certainly be recommending it.

Reviewed by Louise 2nd July 2021

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We had an amazing time at this beautiful place it was special from beginning to end,so peaceful and everything about the shepherds hut was fantastic couldnt recommend it more!!

Reviewed by Sue 18th June 2021

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Stunning location. So tranquil and tucked away from it all. So many little extras included that made us feel so welcome. Accommodation was spotless and in these awful times of covid we felt very safe in the hut. Once we ventured out there was so much to see and do. Lovely walks around the area and in the welcome book there are some lovely ideas forRead more local walks and vineyards to visit. Highly recommend The Secret Hideaway Hide

Reviewed by Ashlyn 11th June 2021

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We have just returned after a 2 night stay at the hideaway - beautiful little hut in a perfect location. Surrounded by animals and greenery. Cosy hut with everything you need for your stay as well a lovely hamper of goodies on arrival. Tom and martine were lovely and friendly and couldnt be helpful enough! Would definitely recommend!!!

Reviewed by chris 5th June 2021

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Just returned from 3 nights stay .The shepherds hut was in a beautiful location surrounded by fields occupied by a variety of animal and birds. Hut was very well equipped with everything you needed for a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Would definitely return and recommend to friends. Thank you Tom and Martine for making us welRead morecome and allowing us to explore your grounds. Hide

Reviewed by Bethany 1st June 2021

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A beautiful shepherds hut with everything you could possibly need for a short stay. Friendly and helpful owners who met us on arrival. We had good weather during our stay which meant we could easily cater for ourselves using the outdoor bbq and all the equipment provided. Very clean, impressive storage and bathroom in the hut. Comfortable bed. We hRead moread a lovely time in this private and pleasant place! Hide

Reviewed by Belinda 30th May 2021

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We stayed here for 2 nights, the setting and the surroundings are beautiful, which was helped by the wonderful weather, the hut was lovely inside and was very well equipped with everything you could need. Would definitely return again and recommend if you are seeking peace and quiet in tranquil surroundings.

Reviewed by Esther 9th May 2021

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Beautiful & private nestled in the countryside with a llama, sheep & goats , perfect for animal lovers. The owners are very welcoming & friendly inviting you to walk around their grounds which is home to an array of different birds including doves & peacocks in a very tranquil & beautiful setting with a pond & bench to sit & take in the scenery. ThRead moree hut is very pretty with a lovely comfortable bed, nice sized shower & very well equipped with gas bbq outside. A Very relaxing & enjoyable stay Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd May 2021

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Lovely warm welcome on arrival followed by 2 nights in a very cosy comfortable hut with everything you need provided for in a great setting.

Reviewed by Michael 29th April 2021

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Reviewed by Gulsah 14th April 2021

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I will definitely recommend the place. its a very nice place relaxing, quiet and really lovely view. It was Private to yourself everything that you can need is there for you that was very good and the owners was very helpful lovely people. I will love to go there again.

Reviewed by Robyn 28th October 2020

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We stayed at the secret hideaway as our first much needed get away this year and it was absolutely perfect. The landscaping of the grounds around the Shepards hut were beautiful, all the outside furniture & accessories were fantastic and most importantly the Shepards hut itself - which really was perfect. Its been made with guests in mind and everyRead morething is thought of! We genuinely had the best time and would definitely go back. The hosts were really helpful and friendly. All round - perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Madeleine 25th October 2020

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The perfect stay! Clean, cosy and in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Inside had everything we needed and more. The owners Martine and Thomas were so kind and went out of their way to help us- thank you! 100% recommend!

Reviewed by Alice 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Kat 12th October 2020

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The hut was cosy and functioned perfectly. The bed in the niche was a delight. Everything worked perfectly real value for money. The hosts gave us lifts to beautiful places which made the whole holiday perfect. They were so warm and friendly. We defently recommend the secret hideaway it was gorgeous. From Justin and Kat

Reviewed by Susan 5th October 2020

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If you want a peaceful few days away with a lovely view stay in the sheperds caravan. Made to feel very welcome by the owners and their animals. Lots to see around and about, did my husband and I the world of good. Happy to recomend.

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