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Beautifully presented shepherds hut in secluded rural location
Enjoy a romantic meal for two
A wood burner to ensure you're warm and toasty
Stylish details throughout the property
A well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy preparing romantic meals
View from the property
Snuggle up in the king-size bed
Enjoy reading a good book
En-suite shower room with WC
A spacious shower
Garden furniture and firepit for al fesco dining
1 / 12  Beautifully presented shepherds hut in secluded rural location
2 / 12  Enjoy a romantic meal for two
3 / 12  A wood burner to ensure you're warm and toasty
4 / 12  Stylish details throughout the property
5 / 12  A well-equipped kitchen
6 / 12  Enjoy preparing romantic meals
7 / 12  View from the property
8 / 12  Snuggle up in the king-size bed
9 / 12  Enjoy reading a good book
10 / 12  En-suite shower room with WC
11 / 12  A spacious shower
12 / 12  Garden furniture and firepit for al fesco dining

The Mad Hutters

Appledore, Kent
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique bespoke shepherd’s hut, set on the Romney Marsh
  • Perfect romantic getaway in a private position in the owner's grounds
  • Ideal for walkers, close to the High Weald AONB and a short drive from the striking landscape at Dungeness
Property code: 65628

Charming luxurious bespoke shepherds hut, located in a tranquil setting in the depths of the Kent countryside, making an ideal romantic getaway.

Filled to the brim with character, this unique glamping experience is the perfect romantic break for two. With the endless walks from your doorstep in the High Weald, it would be a travesty not to invite your loyal canine companion. Bring along one furry third wheel on your country retreat and enjoy long walkies on country roads before returning home for a cosy evening by the fire pit.

Compact but functional, this converted shepherd’s hut offers everything you need throughout your stay and space for the three of you to make yourselves at home. This small hut contains one living space with a king-sized bed to one side and kitchen to another. Despite being small, the kitchen is well equipped for cooking an evening meal or packing up a picnic. In brighter weather make use of outdoor furniture, BBQ and fire pit to enjoy dining alfresco. The hut is located in a private spot on a working farm, so be sure to keep a close eye on your energetic hound, careful not to disturb the livestock in the enclosed adjoining field.

Set out on foot to sniff out local adventures, and discover the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 1 mile down a country road. Visit Bodiam just 15.5 miles away and enjoy a circular 5-mile walk around the remarkable moated castle. You’ll find plenty of dog-friendly local pubs along the route, to stop off for a bite to eat, local ale and fresh bowl of water for your worn-out pup. For canine companions who prefer walks along the sand, head to Camber, just 10.5 miles away. Fetch tennis balls, hunt for sticks and enjoy the wonderful sea view here in Rye.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 sleeping area - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and two ring hob, fridge with ice compartment
  • Wood burner (all logs included)
  • Electric and electric underfloor heating included
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome - please be aware that there is livestock in the adjacent field and dogs need to be kept under control at all times
  • Shop, pub and tearoom within walking distance
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Smart TV/DVD, radio and iPod dock
  • The owner will allow a tent to be pitched beside the property for additional guests if required - please note tent and equipment are not provided

Sam Richardson

This property is personally managed by Sam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 59 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenna 2nd November 2020

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Reviewed by Annike 16th October 2020

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A perfect little hideaway if you want to get away from it all. Really well-equipped, comfortable and cosy.

Reviewed by Linda 9th October 2020

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I enjoyed the whole stay in this beautiful holiday let. I cannot think of anything negative to say. The Hut is awesome, compact, clean and comfortable. The hosts were brilliant in their welcome and the little help I needed with the internet. Great centrally located holiday let to get around and see all the beautiful places around.

Reviewed by Katharine 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Chris 20th September 2020

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Reviewed by Fiona 18th September 2020

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Perfect quiet escape! Immaculate Shepherds Hut in fenced garden with everything you could wish for.

Reviewed by Colin 12th September 2020

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Beautiful accommodation in a wonderful peaceful location.

Reviewed by Kelly 7th September 2020

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Amazing location, perfect for peace and quiet and relaxation. The Shepherds Hut had everything you could possibly need and more.

Reviewed by TRACY 2nd September 2020

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A beautiful quirky accommodation, equipped to a high standard. Attention to detail was top notch. Loved it

Reviewed by Marilyn 28th August 2020

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We had the perfect, relaxing little break. Everything was so well thought out with some little extras thrown in. Secure fenced garden ideal for dog.

Reviewed by Jessica 22nd August 2020

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We loved staying here, it was very peaceful and was the luxurious side to camping especially with a 10 month old. No distractions so very restful, the bed was really comfy and the hut was actually much bigger inside than I thought it would be. Everything was at such a high standard, lovely kitchen and bathroom (huge shower!) and was nice to have thRead moree option to cook inside and outside and enjoy a nice fire. Hide

Reviewed by Rita 17th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jo 14th August 2020

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We loved our stay at the The Mad Hutters. The location is tranquil and hidden but also near enough to lots of local beauty spots, amenities and areas to explore. The hut itself has everything you need, the bed is very comfy and there were lovely touches left by the owners, including fresh cakes and bread. Overall the Mad Hutters is a fab find and dRead moreefinitely somewhere we'd come back to. Hide

Reviewed by Michele 12th August 2020

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Lovely shepherd's hut, modern, comfortable, stylish, well equipped, plenty to do in the local area. Secure garden area for our dog. We had a lovely short break and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Jane 9th August 2020

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The Mad Hutters shepherds hut is beautifully designed and equipped with everything you could wish for. The setting is peaceful and relaxing and the owners were welcoming and friendly.

Reviewed by Alberto 7th August 2020

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The accomodation was lovely. The hut had everything you need and sitting outside having a bbq was just perfect. Hosts were so friendly and accomodating. The home made cakes that we received on arrival was just an extra special treat. thank you so much.

Reviewed by Colin 3rd August 2020

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Just perfect!

Reviewed by Stephen 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Gareth 20th July 2020

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We found The Mad Hutters as great, cosy and peaceful place to stay. It is thoughtfully designed with all the features we required. It is privately situated and the owners were helpful but not intrusive.

Reviewed by Jo 17th July 2020

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We had a really relaxing time visiting The Mad Hutters. We were very impressed with the hut and all the thoughtful equipment provided - we found everything we needed. We would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Della 15th July 2020

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Perfect location, perfect accommodation, clean, well equipped, comfortable. Nice touch with the cakes, bread, butter, milk and jams. Also tea and sugar. Loved it.

Reviewed by Gillian 13th July 2020

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New and Lindsey were fantastic hosts, they even collected us from the station... It was an idyllic location private but close enough to everything you needed I have already recommended the hut to family and friends and look forward to a return visit

Reviewed by Lynn 6th July 2020

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absolutely spotless. tranquil setting. used outside bbq every night - even in the rain...although there is cooking equipment within the cabin. watched badgers in the field next to us every evening everything you need all cleverly packed into this luxurious little cabin. beautiful walks nearby. village shop for provisions or bigger supermarkets in nRead moreearby Rye - a picturesque little town, well worth a visit. we hope to return one day...sooner rather than later. Thank you to the wonderful hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Katharine 15th March 2020

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Reviewed by Derek 11th March 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 21st February 2020

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Reviewed by Nick 14th February 2020

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Amazing and unique property. The hut worked perfectly for us to relax and unwind, even whilst storm Dennis raged outside. The hut have everything we needed, especially the wood burner!

Reviewed by Glenn 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Laura 23rd January 2020

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The village it is located in is so peaceful and very sleepy with stunning houses to look at. Make sure to visit the Woolpack Inn at Warehorne too! Lyndsey provides you with all the basics like tea, coffee, sugar, milk, pots and pans, towels and bedding! She really has thought of everything! It is the perfect romantic getaway.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th December 2019

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From the moment you arrive at Mad Hutters you are made to feel so very welcome from Lyndsey & Huw. Everything thing is very well thought out, there is nothing that you will be without in this beautiful hut! They really have gone the extra mile and more to make sure your stay is perfect. We really wish that we had booked two weeks rather than one! ARead morell the extra special touches made our Christmas very special. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 6th December 2019

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Lovelyshepherds hut ,well equipped and cosy .in a quiet ,rural location.owners very friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Liam 31st October 2019

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Reviewed by Alicia 17th October 2019

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Everything was perfect, great location, amazing cosey hut which is very spacious and well thought out. Great facilities and lovely enclosed garden area. I would definitely recommend and certainly would visit again

Reviewed by Charlotte 11th October 2019

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A lovely little property, very cosy, clean and incredibly well equipped. Whod have thought you could fit so much into such a compact space!? Clearly a lot of thought had gone into trying to cater to its guests every need. Walks on the doorstep, and a wealth of history to explore nearby. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Alister 4th October 2019

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We loved our stay in The Mad Hutters. A perfect long weekend getaway! Peaceful, secluded location. Good quality, well equipped accommodation. Plenty to do in the surrounding area. Tenterden is a very nice town, with a good range of eating places.

Reviewed by Katharine 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Christine 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Hugh 15th September 2019

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This is a fabulous little 'hut', imaginatively laid out, very well equipped and in a quiet spot. It is also well placed for garden visits.

Reviewed by Laura 13th September 2019

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Reviewed by Tim 2nd September 2019

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It was a perfect escape to enjoy piece and quite. The actual hut was flawless absolutely spotless and the jams bread butter, cake which were left for us were a real treat. Cant wait to go again. Thank you so much

Reviewed by Yvonne 27th August 2019

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Everything about the site was great from the location to the really well equipped hut. Set in a lovely grassy area and really private. The hosts were really helpful

Reviewed by Maxine 23rd August 2019

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Wow what a gem! Perfect in every way. They had thought of every thing so it was like home from home. We had perfect weather too so made good use of the bbq. Great get away from it all. only a 20 min drive to camber or Dungeness. Highly recommended thank you

Reviewed by Tracey 10th August 2019

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Great, quirky and fun place to stay. Nice quiet surroundings. Loved watching the sheep and the rabbits in the field opposite. Great little extras on arrival, milk, bread, butter, jam and a lovely piece of cake each :) would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Fiona 6th August 2019

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Mad Hutters is absolutely lovely. It is beautifully furnished and really well equipped with good quality utensils, crockery, bedlinen, towels, etc.etc. The extra touch of home made cake, etc. was very welcoming. The owners are friendly and helpful, whilst not intrusive. We visited in summer but it would also be a cosy retreat in winter. The weatherRead more was good except for our last night with heavy rain and strong winds. However, the hut is so well insulated that it did not unduly disturb us. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 22nd July 2019

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Reviewed by John 19th July 2019

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Definitely stay here. Its in a stunning little location, just outside the main street of Appledore. Lyndsey the host was so lovely, and even gave us a welcome piece of cake each. Lovely comfy bed and much bigger than it looks on the pictures. Would highly recommend this little hut. Impeccably decorated and has everything you'll need for your stay. Read moreReally relaxing. We will certainly be back. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2019

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Superb well appointed and equipped comfortable accommodation. The owners have thought of everything, just everything. Quiet secluded location. Puts the Glam into glamping! We had such a lovely and enchanting stay.

Reviewed by Mark 28th June 2019

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Truly a wonderful experience staying in this shephards hut. It had everything we needed for a very pleasant weekend break. We loved the seclusion, the amenities, look and feel of the hut.

Reviewed by Eileen 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Steven 3rd June 2019

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Reviewed by Joanna 31st May 2019

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My partner and I and our little dog had such a wonderful weekend at this pretty shepherds hut. Set in a beautiful location we were blessed with gorgeous weather and gorgeous views. We definitely recommend this place and will absolutely come again.Thank you to the hosts for making our stay so memorable.

Reviewed by Margaret 17th May 2019

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A lovely Sheperds Hut in an idyllic location. We were greeted with milk, bread, butter, preserves, and cake waiting for us on arrival. Somewhere to sit in the Spring sunshine, listen to the birds and enjoy the antics of a woodpecker on the nut feeder immediately outside the hut in the beautiful Kent countryside and close to the coast.

Reviewed by Karla 3rd May 2019

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The shepherd hut was perfect in every possible way. The bed was lovely and comfortable. The view first thing in the morning was beautiful, especially the 2 woodpeckers hanging around. Heating and hot water, amazing. So clean and tidy. Lyndsey and Huw even left a bottle of Prosecco for our wedding anniversary. Was a perfect weekend away, couldn't haRead moreve asked for anything better. Looking forward to returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 19th April 2019

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Perfect for a nice and cosy getaway, firepit so you can have cosy nights outside in evenings looking up at the stars.

Reviewed by Fiona 16th April 2019

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Mud Hutters was perfect for what we wanted which was some time away relaxing. The hut was perfect in every way. It was very cosy and had everything we could want and more The hosts were friendly and helpful. The location was lovely and would thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Trevor 12th April 2019

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Reviewed by Stephen 23rd March 2019

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Right from the start of our holiday at Mad Hutters, it was obvious that we had made an excellent choice. The accommodation surpassed our expectations and the hosts were absolutely lovely. By far the best experience we have had with this type of holiday, and I would very happily recommend to anyone and everyone!

Reviewed by Joanna 8th March 2019

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We totally recommend staying in this hut, it is AMAZING and we are true 'Mad Hutters' now having made full use of the wonderful BBQ in the wind and rain both nights during our weekend stay! The huge bed is very comfortable, the little wood burner is a wonderful feature, the shower is fantastic and the kitchen has everything you could want. A peacefRead moreul weekend stay and would definitely return again. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 30th December 2018

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loved this place and would definitely come back. Everything was great. The hosts were lovely.

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