Rumwold

Aldington, Romney Marsh


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Escape from the hustle and bustle of every day electronic life and indulge in the beauty and tranquillity of nature.. Without the distractions of phones, internet and TV you can completely unwind, de-stress and soak up the peace, quiet and far reaching countryside views (although 4G should be available if you need it).

A beautifully presented shepherd’s hut, Rumwold is one of a pair of huts, located on the edge of Romney Marsh with its big skies and far reaching views. A chance to go “off grid” and be free from everyday stresses Rumwold, along with its sister The Lookerer, sits appropriately in a sheep meadow with wonderful views across the marsh and up to the ridge where you will find Lympne Castle which was built in the 1080's for the Archdeacons of Canterbury. Bright, warm and inviting with all the necessary amenities, a well thought out kitchenette and living area with a lovely wood burning stove, plus a thoughtful welcome pack of local produce, this Shepherds hut is a delightfully romantic base for your holiday in Kent.

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About the House

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Rumwold: Open Plan Shepherds Hut

Living area with wood burning stove, wooden folding table and chairs for 2 
Kitchen with 2 ring electric hob, fridge, sink, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine
Sleeping Area with a double bed, underbed storage, coat rail, double aspect windows with blinds
Shower Room with an overhead shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, w.c.
Garden with a sheep proof fence surrounding a seating area with wooden chairs, fire pit/BBQ

Private parking for 1 car
The hut is heated via the wood burning stove and an electric radiator

Breakfast boxes and BBQ boxes also available to add to your booking.
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Country
    6 Miles To The Beach
    2.2 Miles To The Pub
    3.4 Miles To The Shops
    EV Charger
    Garden
    Linen
    Romantic Breaks
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Towels
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and linen are provided, as well as bath robes
    A starter supply of logs is provided, further logs available at a cost of £5 per sack
    If you would like a locally sourced breakfast box which comprises of 4 x bacon rashers,4 x sausages, 4 x eggs, 1 x small loaf of bread please request this with your booking. There is an additional cost of £16.
    Our incredible barbecue boxes are sourced from Aldington Fresh Foods. Each box includes a range of meats including burgers, sausages, seasoned kebabs, chicken, burger buns and more! Barbecue boxes can be ordered from just £21.
    Included with every stay is tea, coffee, jam, milk & marmalade and a bottle of wine, all from local businesses.
    Boat House Fisheries can offer breakfast boxes for £15 - 100g of salmon, 4 eggs and loaf of bread.
    Also BBQ boxes for £20 serves 2  - Whole Fresh Seabass dressed with Samphire and Lemon, 2 Fish Kebabs with Salmon, Tuna and Monkfish dressed with cherry tomato, onion and lemon wedge, 2 Prawn Kebabs dressed with Peppers
    Boat House Fisheries also offer filleting classes by booking directly with them.

    Unfortunately due to the surrounding sheep dogs are not permitted.
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
    EV charger available to use which is shared between 3 shepherds huts. If you wish to use during your stay please let Bloom Stays know at least 7 days prior to arrival.

    We recommend you bring the following:
    All weather clothes – for the cooler evenings around the fire pit
    Wellies – the fields can get muddy!
    Phone/Camera to capture those special moments
  • House Rules

    We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

    Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter and prepare it for the next guests.
    Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.

In the Area


There is so much to see and do in this area of Kent. The nearby Royal Military Canal was built to defend England during the Napoleonic wars and is now a perfect place for a relaxing walk whilst spotting kingfishers and other water birds. Romney Marsh itself is a wonderful place for bird and wildlife spotting. RSPB at Dungeness, the oldest of their reserves is also a fantastic spot for ornithologists. For history lovers the Historic Lympne Castle is nearby, as well as Port Lympne Wildlife Reserve. There's no need to bring your own bikes as you can hire bikes from Channel Bike Hire who will deliver to your accommodation free of charge - please ask for further details. For some retail therapy visit Hythe, one of the original Cinque Ports with its long high street of local shops, or for a day at the beach head to Dymchurch less than 4 miles away.

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Extras and Experiences

Reviews

Mud! 4.7/5

Hi. Everything was brilliant apart from the lethal mud getter no to the hut. I appreciate it is a working farm but there needs to be some sort of path to the huts as the mud made it treacherous A small point on an otherwise great experience Thx S

Stephen Oram | 12 March 2024

Lovely stay but hold out until summer 3.5/5

We had a lovely stay at Rumwold. The location was beautiful and the instructions and information was so clear on their app they sent before you stay - has lots of useful information. The hut itself was in good condition and clean. The bread, milk, wine provided was a very nice touch. Our main disappointment was no sheep! It was one of the main selling points to us but we assume now that they might be in the field more in summer? It was very cold in the hut despite the fire and small heater so recommend lots of layers. It’s a shame more wood wasn’t included for free rather than £5 extra considering the price of the hut. Overall a lovely stay but would definitely hold out until spring/summer next time!

Georgina Brown | 04 December 2023

Hut 4.8/5

My boyfriend and I wanted a quick and easy getaway and came across this place. Kristina was our host and a lovely one also! The hut was incredible and we had a lovely time.

Anica Tasnim | 27 June 2023

Lovely Relaxing Stay 5/5

I booked this stay as a little get away for my partner and I. Work and life has been busy and stressful lately so so switch off and quiet time was needed. Our Shepherds Hut Rumworld was fantastic. Warm, cosy and peaceful just what we needed. We used the fire pit in the evening which was lovely, even toasted some Marshmallows which was fun. The shower was powerful and hot and the hut was kept warm with the log burner. We also had the breakfast box which set us up for the day. The sheep were amazing, they had their own personalities and were so fun to watch. Kristina was so welcoming, we were even there in time for feeding the baby lambs which was amazing. We definitely felt well rested and calm coming home and would love to visit again in the winter.

Fiona Cumbo | 09 May 2023

Spring in a cosy shepherd hut with the cutest baby lambs 5/5

Wonderful stay enjoying the peace and tranquility of Romney Marsh with fantastic sunsets and clear night skies. The log burner kept us warm and cosy with marsh mallows kindly left for toasting - delicious. The family made us very welcome with fresh bread from the local bakery, butter and marmalade for a tasty breakfast or a midnight snack whilst star gazing. An absolute treat and would highly recommend.

Karen Cousins | 23 April 2023

B and B with added baaas 5/5

We had a lovely peaceful stay amongst ewes and their young lambs… woke up to birdsong and baaing…mist on the field and a glorious sunrise..our shepherds hut was toasty warm and comfy…everything had been thought of … A great base for walking or visiting the marsh villages and seaside…popped to Dymchurch for a steam train ride to Dungeoness on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway… a very interesting landscape for a seaside walk and a look at Derek Jarmans cottage and garden. A trip to St Mary in the Marsh brings you to the church where Edith Nesbit is buried and a delicious lunch at The Star pub opposite…essential to book for Sunday lunch. Wellies, warm jumpers and raincoats essential for changeable marsh weather..and to keep warm after dark, while toasting marshmallows over the fire pit. Thank you to all..we will definitely return.

Jacqueline Liddiard | 17 April 2023

Lovely break and so good to see the lambs 5/5

We had a lovely stay in Rumwold Hut. I would suggest not taking too much with you as space is limited. It was so lovely to see the sheep first thing in the morning when we opened the blinds. We were very cosy and there was plenty of cooking equipment to heat up our dinners. Sadly the weather wasn’t great, so we didn’t use the outdoor barbecue. Lots of fairly flat walks - we went to Bilsingston via the lanes, returning along the miliatary canal. The White Horse offers good pub grub, including some gluten free options.

Guest | 22 March 2023

Birthday/ Valentines weekend getaway! 5/5

I booked this lovely hut for my boyfriends birthday/ valentines weekend. The booking process was simple and easy. I was offered a breakfast box for an additional cost - which I would highly recommend! I also arranged for a valentines hamper to be in the hut on arrival, which didn't disappoint! The scones were amazing! On arrival the lovely host, Kristina, I believe her name was welcomed us to their home/ farm. She gave us our key and left us to make our way over to the hut and settle in. The hut was lovely, clean and spacious- everything we needed for our weekend away. The hut was decorated with red heart balloons and rose petals which was a lovely touch. Our breakfast box - consisted of bacon, eggs, sausages, bread , butter and milk was already in the fridge ready for the next morning. We enjoyed our cosy indoor log fire which kept our hut nice and toasty. The bed was very comfy and clean. The next morning, we made full use of our kitchen area which had everything equipped. It was lovely to cook, sit and enjoy breakfast with a beautiful view of the marshes and watching the sheep and farm dog roaming around nearby. We was able to check in 1 hours earlier and check out at 12 which gave us a nice slow start to our Sunday morning. The shower was lovely and warm with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturiser all provided by the farm from their own sheep- which smelt lovely. We had a very relaxing, quiet and chilled weekend and will most definitely be returning! Everything is thought about perfectly designed to make your weekend and relaxing and stress free. Thank you again for a fabulous stay x

Charlotte Roscoe | 13 February 2023

Perfect retreat in picturesque settings 5/5

The owners have thought very carefully about how your visit can be enhanced. Everything from the surroundings, to the hut itself is just perfect! Well equipped, cosy and I cannot wait to return. I especially loved the easy app guide detailing information you may need from local pubs to hiking trails. Booking is a must!

Chelsea Dilworth | 31 October 2022

Perfect for a short break 5/5

Lovely quiet location in middle of sheep. Compact but beautifully appointed accommodation. Good quality welcome pack . Very handy to visit the Marshes ( we wanted to re-visit a lot of the stunning old Churches of the Romney Marsh) and about 30 mins from Dungeness. Kristina very friendly and helpful. The only niggle I would have was the arrival instructions said NOT to use the postcode but to use the road name. Our satnav didn't allow for that so we had to use the postcode and spent a lot of the journey quite anxious we would not end up in the right place. The postcode brought us to the property perfectly so I don't know why we were told not to use. Would be delighted to return again .

Stephanie Comis | 17 October 2022

First experience in a shepherd's hut. 4.7/5

What an adventure!! Not only visiting more of East Sussex and Kent but staying in a Shepherd's Hut on a working farm. It was everything I expected and more. Total comfort with everything, almost, at arms length. Forget sleeping under canvas or in a caravan, this is the way to go!

Elizabeth Cooper | 16 September 2022

Unique property in great location. 4.8/5

Rumwold is so characterful and a brilliant use of a small space. Comfortable bed, very well equipped with incredible views over the marsh. Beautiful sunsets. It is a great location for walking/cycling/great restaurants. Very peaceful at night with visits from the sheep and chickens during the day which was entertaining! A visit to the wool shop is essential.

Jo Green | 20 August 2022

Rumwold 5/5

We had a lovely short stay and wish it was longer. The huts are beautiful surroundings and within an easy driving distance of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway! The hut was spotlessly clean with lovely welcoming touches which made us feel at home. It was fun to watch the farm animals doing their thing - very entertaining!

Jo Tovey | 07 August 2022

Blissful stay at Rumwold hut 5/5

Not only was the hut very comfortable and clean, it was also full of unexpected, delightful details. The setting was very English and very lovely, with a gorgeous sunset to top of a perfect day in Kent. The sheep made wonderful companions. We left feeling blissful and relaxed. Thank you to Kristina for being so welcoming and helpful.

Chloe Kumaran | 25 July 2022

Relaxing 5/5

We have visited Romsey Marsh shepherds huts about 3 times. Quality of welcome and accommodation has remained excellent. It is a pleasure being with the sheep and lambs. It is truly a magical place with beautiful scenery unspoilt. Lovely to see the stars in a beautiful dark sky.

Sarah-jane Hollis | 06 June 2022

Unique 5/5

If like us you look for unique boutique accommodation that is quintessentially of its place this is for you. And don't worry, the sheep go to sleep too so you won't be kept awake by bleating!

Justine Sloane-lees | 01 June 2022

Shepherds hut 5/5

Both restful and re invigorating both farm wildlife and views were captivating and we look forward to going again

Guest | 28 April 2022

Perfect stay 5/5

Rumwold is beautiful. Perfectly equipped with everything you need and very comfortable and cosy. Lovely peaceful location for forgetting your phone and going off grid with a good book for a few days. I loved the app which was sent out pre arrival with all the information you need and contactless check in and out was great. Have already rebooked for another stay.

Karen Holland | 31 December 2021

Splendid rural retreat 5/5

Rumwold Shepherd's hut provided everything we needed for a relaxing short break on Romney Marsh. Thank you.

James Hutchinson | 26 October 2021

Wonderful break with wonderful hosts 4.7/5

Really delightful accommodation in a wonderful, peaceful setting. Convenient location to explore East Kent's villages & coastline, and excellent links to motorways, making it very accessible. Our heartfelt thanks to Kristina and Paul for all the help they gave us when we encountered car problems on our first full day. We aim to return!

David Regan | 16 October 2021

Romney Marsh Shepherds Hut 4.8/5

Wonderful stay and we enjoyed the peace & quiet. Well equipped hut and lots of extra tasty delights

Sharon Smith | 05 October 2021

A time to chill 5/5

It was a beautiful haven for us , enjoying the peace and quiet , surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Sarah James | 30 September 2021

Truly special experience 5/5

Perfect balance between isolation and connection. Safe and secure yet intimate with nature in an organic way. Sheep are very chilled. I truly recommend staying at the huts, it will be unlike anything you have experienced before and definitely one you will not forget. Ideal for 2 and romantic!

Adam Foord | 13 August 2021

Restful stay in a comfortable shepherds hut. 5/5

We had a lovely stay in Rumwold. Snug, peaceful , with everything you could need . The views were lovely, the bed was really comfy, had a bbq and watched the work and the sheep pass by.

Jenny Cowgill | 03 August 2021

Beautiful 5/5

Had a wonderful stay for my partners 40th birthday. Lovely welcoming host who provided us with all the information and comforts we wanted. A magical experience. Would visit again.

Joseph Stevens | 20 July 2021

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