The Lookerer

Ashford | Kent
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

Sleeps 2
1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
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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



3.6 Miles to Beach
2.2 Miles to Pub
3.4 Miles to Shops
BBQ - Coal
Starter Logs Provided
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 4pm and check out is 9am.

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’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 Channel Bike Hire 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.


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
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
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 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
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  |  6 September 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
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

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