Glorious English Holidays

Old Barn Cottage

Bilsington - Rural Kent

Converted barn with a sister property next door in rural location great for walking
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3.5 Stars
£350 - £630 per week *


Newchurch village is in one of the oldest parts of Romney Marsh and nestled right in the heart of this unspoilt peaceful countryside lies Old Barn Cottage.  This property is attached to its sister property, Barn End and is an excellent base for walking, cycling and bird watching.  The garden views stretch for miles and you can step out from your door to explore the many walks along the Royal Military Canal.  This lovely area is steeped in history with many historic buildings and churches- not forgetting the smugglers that made good use of the sandy beaches along the coastline! Why not climb aboard the miniature railway at Hythe where you can take a trip to the shingle headland at Dungeness or catch a steam train from Tenterden to the ancient castle at Bodiam?  Port Lympne and Howletts Wildlife Parks are nearby and the Eurotunnel and Dover are within easy reach for channel crossings. There is a lovely restaurant just 300 yards along the road for a hearty meal after a long day of adventure, where you can sit, relax and just unwind! 
Shop: 5 miles  Pub: 3 miles Coast: 5 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Area/Kitchen
is a great space with a comfortable sofa and armchair, rug, wall-mounted TV/DVD, dining table and chairs 
Kitchen Area is well fitted with an electric hob and double oven, washing machine, fridge/freezer and combination microwave
Bathroom has bath with hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and w.c

Easy carpeted stairs with handrail...

First Floor:
Bedroom 1
has no door and is open to staircase. This bedroom is spacious and light with a double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV/DVD, sink unit with kettle for an early morning cuppa. Velux windows with blackout blinds
Bedroom 2 has a single bed, bedside table and chest of drawers
Bedroom 3 has a 2'6" bed which is more suited for a child and a chest of drawers
Shower Room with washbasin and w.c

Garden: Own private patio in shared garden with owner, garden furniture and barbecue.
Heating: Electric heating.
Parking: Private parking next to property.
Notes: The owners have a small friendly dog, who likes to say hello.  Only one small dog allowed.  Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available on request.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 5 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1 miles away
  • 9 miles from the coast



Have enjoyed exploring Romney Marsh on foot and further afield in the car on wet days. Good to have a warm cottage to come back to when it is freezing outside. Mr John Vickerstaff - 16th December 2017
Another lovely week in the Old Barn. This time we visited Sandwich and Winchelsea and enjoyed long peaceful walks on the local nature reserves watching birds. Thank you.Iris & John Middleton Devon - 22nd October 2017
Cottage suited us fine and we had a good break. We visited Rye, Appledore, Canterbury and The White Cliffs of Dover. The local restaurant was great especially as we were the only customers in that evening.David, Margaret and Lulu the Dog - 15th October 2017
Perfect location for days out in the surrounding countryside and coastline. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. We really enjoyed our time here and wished we had booked for longer.Miss Kiri Hubbuck- Keeves - 24th September 2017
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We had a very nice time in this beautiful cottage. We visited many interesting places. The girls will miss Lucy.Mrs D Schechter - 19th August 2017
A wonderful, peaceful stay once again. It wouldn't be the same without Lucy's visits. Can thoroughly recommend the White Hart in Hythe for food as we visited twice.Mr T Pares - 12th August 2017
The Barn Cottage was a cosy and clean place to stay in. It was not far from dog friendly beaches, the nearest being on the west side of Littlestone. Newchurch is a very small quiet village with a nice park at the side of the church and a stream nearby which was ideal for morning and evening walks with our dog. The people that own the property have a friendly dog and cat that sometimes popped along to say hello. Mr R Calvert - 9th August 2017
Compact but very well laid out cottage, very friendly owners.Mrs Alison Cherry - 31st October 2016
Owners were friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. Quiet location but with easy access to places of interest.Mr David Hunt - 17th October 2016
Friendly Hosts! - Lovely central location for exploring the attractions of Kent & East Sussex. Very nice, comfortable and well appointed cottage.Julie & Hugh Howard - Melbourne - 12th September 2016
Thank you for the warm welcome. We had a nice and relaxing holiday with a lot of sunshine. You have a very beautiful garden.Boeck Family - Belgium - 20th August 2016
We had a very nice week in the beautiful comfortable cottage. Wonderful garden. We saw a lot of nature and the lovely towns and the marsh. We are loving Lucy.Family Theile - Germany - 13th August 2016
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. the house is beautiful, we had a very nice time. We visited many breathtaking places, Dover White Cliffs, Bodiam Castle, Severn Sisters, Knole Castle, Scotney Castle, London and Canterbury. We will come back and visit again Thank you.Family Kraus - 23rd July 2016
Comfortable cottage - Good location to visit North East and South Coasts. We were lucky with the weather. Lovely biking on flat roads but cars are fast at times. Lucy the dog was loved by our 5 yr old. The best sandy shallow sea for children - St Marys Bay - Westgate - Dymchurch - Camber - Margate. Pebbles at Hastings, Dover and Eastbourne.Shepherd Family - Wales - 29th January 2016
Loved our stay here!. Great cottage - cosy and homely. Brilliant base for exploring the beautiful area. Thank you.Pienaar Family from Luton - 27th August 2015
We had a lovely holiday. This is a good base for exploring. Romney Marsh has a fascinating landscape. Thank youCadlow Family - Dorset - 19th August 2015
Thank you for a lovely holiday you offered everything we needed and more. A must visit is Cobbled Tea Rooms in Rye.Covill Family - 8th August 2015
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. We loved the cottage - very comfortable and well equipped. You have an excellent garden and our daughter Lucy enjoyed playing with four legged Lucy! Thank you for everything and we hope you have a wonderful summer.Martin Family - 16th July 2015


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