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
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 charcoal BBQ. As you dine, you will notice the grazing sheep and llamas in the paddocks beyond - a truly unique and memorable experience.

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
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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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

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

Reviewed by Aga 20th June 2019

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

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

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

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 Kimberley 15th March 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Linda 15th September 2018

This shepherds hut is situated on a small farm. You have your privacy but the owners are a short walk away if you need them. The hut is perfectly equipped & is very cosy. We enjoyed our time here to chill and relax in peace & quiet. Its just a few minutes drive to the local village pub and we enjoyed a very nice carvery there

Reviewed by Carly 5th September 2018

Absolutely perfect. Our hosts thought of everything, homemade treats and prosecco waiting for us, lifts to thw toen and a local restaurant plus a chance to feed the sheep! I wish I could have stayed for longer! I'm hoping to be able to stay again if they will have me.

Reviewed by Vicki 25th August 2018

Amazing! What a lovely shepherds hut, and in an idyllic location. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and happy to help with anything we needed. We had a fabulous time and I would recommend this property 100%

Reviewed by Jackie 21st August 2018

Absolutely lovely sheperds hut in a peaceful beautiful setting. The owners are really lovely people who make you feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Had a very enjoyable stay for a few days and would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Nathan 5th August 2018

Highly recommend, beautiful place, the family who run it are extremely welcoming and treat you like family, couldnt do enough for you.

Reviewed by Linda 31st July 2018

Perfect little haven...such a lovely place to visit. Will certainly return

Reviewed by Peter 8th July 2018

The Shepherd's Hut was small but beautifully appointed. Located close to a lovely village with a friendly pub. Our hosts were very welcoming and made sure we had lots of local information. A wonderful, relaxing retreat.

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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


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