The Lookerer

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, The Lookerer 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 The Lookerer, along with its sister Rumwold, sits 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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The Lookerer: sleeps 2 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
 

  • Facilities

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

    Towels and linen are provided, as well as bath robes and slippers
    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 £15.
    Included with every stay is tea, coffee, jam & marmalade and a bottle of wine, all from local businesses.
    Unfortunately due to the surrounding sheep dogs are not permitted.
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.

    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


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There’s 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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Reviews

Wow wow wow 5/5

This is our 2nd stay here and again we loved it so much !The huts are brilliant they are well equipped with everything you need for your stay with all the basics plus more !!The bed is comfy ,the shower is hot ,there are cooking facilities!!The host provides a lovely bottle of local white wine and apple juice plus tea ,coffee etc!!The area is lovely with all the sheep and chickens around you !!The peace and tranquility are what pulls us back each time !!The hosts are lovely people and really make you feel welcome!we will be back again soon

Joanne Brown | 10 April 2023

Lovely stay in a shepherds hut 5/5

Thank you for a lovely stay! The view was very special with the sun rising/setting over the fields. The sheep were in the same field and around us lots of the time which was lovely. We had a nice walk around the field, The shepherds hut was very special, clean and beautiful. We cooked breakfast in the morning on the hob. We had wood for the fire pit and it was nice and warm in the shepherds hut. Thank you for a very special stay Kristina and for letting us stay a little longer!

Nathan Fell | 21 October 2022

Great stay in beautiful surroundings! 5/5

Lovely one night stay and a beautiful setting. Super cosy! We would have loved a later check out rather than 10am as we felt quite rushed to leave. We didn’t have anything to put our dirty linen in but everything else was just perfect!!

Shannon Reddin | 31 August 2022

Super short stay! 4.8/5

Fantastic location, really comfy bed, we would definitely stay again! We had a few questions and they got back to us in an instant. Most importantly is that it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the marsh and you’re right in the middle of it! You can almost smell the smugglers groaning as they carry their loot through the soggy channels.

Chris Bress | 30 August 2022

Satisfaction as expected 4.5/5

Shepherds Huts seem all the rage at the moment and it was partly to satisfy our curiosity that we booked. The two huts are closer to one another that they really need to be resulting in being able to see into our shower room from the neighbouring patio; a good curtain would help. But we had no noise from our neighbours. The hut is well equipped for the couple of nights we stayed but honestly we were glad not to have booked longer and that the weather was good. Space, we appreciate, is at a premium here and the use of it was very good. However cushions for inside folding chairs would have been an added bonus. There is the matter of one person having to sleep next to the wall and thus climb over the other person to get out of bed that presents an additional problem. But as I say it was only two nights. A full size shower was appreciated as well as a very well-equipped kitchen. I suppose the real question is ‘What is the difference between a shepherds hut and a caravan?’ The answer has to be ‘Marketing’ They are on trend at the moment so maybe worth a try if, like us, you want to satisfy your curiosity.

Roy Patey | 29 August 2022

The Lookerer 5/5

Lovely Shepherd's Hut, in a beautiful location, quiet with stunning views. Very much enjoyed our couple of days walking in the local area, spotting wildlife and eating at the local pub, The Shepherd and Crook, which we would thoroughly recommend, great food and friendly staff. Thank you! Gill and Pete Gallon

Peter Gallon | 25 August 2022

Chill out time 4.5/5

Absolutely Amazinging Waking up in the morning with sheep in a field and opening your doors to the view of nothing but countryside. It is just the best. Lyn and Mick

Lyn Flynn | 13 August 2022

Lovely weekend stay! 4.8/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in the Lookerer hut last weekend. The hut was equipped with everything you could need and it was immaculate! The location was great, with the beach just a short drive away. It was also lovely having friendly sheep neighbours! We would definitely visit again 🙂

Ashley Winsor-claydon | 31 July 2022

Excellent stay on Romney Marsh 4.8/5

Our second visit and once again we really enjoyed our stay. Excellent location and beautiful accomodation.

Stephen Wheller | 14 May 2022

Shepherds hut 4.8/5

Peaceful rural experience lots of fun and time with lambs we had the opportunity to hold and feed lambs

Judith Beckett | 23 April 2022

Our 3rd visit 5/5

We love everything about the Shepherds especially being surrounded by grazing sheep and helping to feed the lambs. Great places to visit and then retiring to the tranquility of The Lookerer hut We will return

David Vincent | 24 March 2022

Peaceful get away 4.8/5

spent 4 nights in the looker it was such a wonderful experience, wonderfully peaceful, beautiful views in a field full of sheep. No tv, so very peaceful and romantic. We sat around the bar-b-que/fire pit and listened to our music, chatting and looking at the stars which were wonderful as there is little light pollution. If you light the log burner in the hut it will keep you toasty, it works so well. I could spend a fortune on all the sheep products in the shop. I have bought a wool hat, a poncho and a large wool herringbone blanket. They are all wonderful high-quality products ad have another item on order.

Anna-marie Nash | 19 October 2021

A great break 4.8/5

Our 3rd visit to Christina on the farm. Everything great, as usual. The hut is kitted out well for its size and the bed is really comfy. A bottle of wine was left, along with butter, bread, milk, biscuits, marshmallows, tea and coffee. Sadly, the weather this year was too warm for us to use the excellent log burner, as we did last year, the external fire pit is great for a BBQ and for keeping warm on chilly evenings. Went for walks along the sea front at Dymchurch as well as the little RH&D Railway. Excellent pub at Burmarsh, The Shepherd and Crook, and The White Horse at Bilsington. All in all an excellent 3 day break for us.

Glynne Knight | 19 October 2021

A very peaceful and relaxing break 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Shepherds hut, firstly the location is perfect with far reaching views across the countryside. The shepherds hut was very comfortable and provided everything we needed with some thoughtful extra touches from the owner. Apart from simply unwinding with a good book and making use of the fire pit outside, the shepherds huts are in a good location to enjoy the coast and countryside, lots of walks and good pubs to stop at in the area. Highly recommend for a relaxing getaway.

Amy Thomas | 06 September 2021

Perfect little get away 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Romney Marsh huts from start to finish - I fact we didn’t want to leave. The huts are very cosy and have everything you need in them. No need to take anything except clothes! And a few of your fave toiletries but even some of those are supplied - Shampoo, Conditioner, body wash and body lotion. We had a mixture of weather over the whole weekend - even the rain didn’t ruin our stay as we made the most of the huts by putting the fire on and looking out over the fields to the amazing view while the rain came down. Soon as the rain stopped we went for a lovely walk in the surrounding area. Perfect little get away. Will definitely return.

Suzanne Smith | 14 August 2021

An adventure cut short 3.8/5

I was looking forward to my stay. Didn't take me too long to reach my destination. Inside the Shepherd's Hut looked very nice. It was spotless inside. Very nicely kitted out. Great and lovely attention to detail providing me with a great sense of location. However, for me staying in the Hut proved a bit too much of a challenge. Within a few hours I started to feel unwell. Sadly, I found staying in the Hut triggered feelings of claustrophobia after I shut the doors to the Hut. Following my departure and driving home my feelings of being unwell disappeared extremely quickly. I was extremely surprised at my reaction. I am very sorry that I couldn't stay on for my two night stay. The bed was very comfortable and the view and location of the Hut was wonderful. I had also been looking forward to visiting a very good vineyard the following day. In terms of value for money I am not so sure. One little criticism. The fridge is very small so having my own cool bag proved very handy.

Adrian Bevan | 13 August 2021

Perfect Mini Break 5/5

It was everything we wanted and more. This was our second visit and we are already planning the next one.

Guest | 07 August 2021

The Perfect Staycation! 5/5

I have just spent two of the most wonderful nights with my daughter at the Romney Marsh Shepherds Huts! We were so excited to escape the city and spend some time in the countryside with the sheep. The huts are exactly as described on their website and the reality far exceeded our expectations. They were clean, well-equipped, comfortable, and stylish. There was nothing that we felt was missing. You really wouldn't know that you were staying in a field of sheep if you didn't look out of the window; it was as good as a luxury hotel room. Throughout our stay, we experienced a range of weather conditions, all of which posed no problem for the hut. They are well insulated and stable, so wind and rain were absolutely no problem. In fact, we look forward to visiting again in the winter to make use of the wood-burning stove and hot water bottle! We spent most of the day just enjoying the company of the sheep and lambs, which was very calming and we left feeling recharged. The sheep seem quite tame as they will come up to the huts while you are sitting outside in the little enclosed area, which was exactly what we were hoping for. We can't wait to visit again in the near future!

Loraine Stewart Scott | 25 July 2021

Shepherd's Delight 5/5

Just returned from a 2 night stay at 'The Lookerer' shepherds hut at Romney Marsh. What a fantastic little escape. Felt like a million miles from anything but just 10 mins drive to a beautiful sandy beach at Dymchurch. Everything was provided in the huts plus a few extras like the delicious organic wine! It was spotless, bed very comfortable, views breathtaking across the fields. I fell in love with our friendly sheep neighbours who are probably the best neighbours I've ever had. I could've stayed forever looking out at those fields, the serenity, peace and quite and living a simple life. Just magical. Thank you so much for sharing your farm with us and giving people a taste of the good life

Nicola Wilkins | 19 July 2021

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