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Romany | Luxury Self-Catering Cabin | Romney Marsh, Kent


Romney Marsh, Brookland, Kent, UK

Earthy hues, industrial accents and an abundance of natural light; this luxury wooden cabin on the edge of Romney Marsh gives a sense of being holed up on the sprawling prairie lands of the American South. Better still, you're just two hours from London and a short drive from both Rye and Winchelsea beach. Tactile fabrics, an alfresco dining area settled beneath a glittering disco ball and hot tub surrounded by headily scented herbs make Romany a truly romantic feast for all the senses.



Designers Dave Coote and Atlanta Bartlett have created a unique cabin retreat near Rye and the Kent coast, a secret escape which welcomes guests to fall into step with the gentle tempo of Romney Marsh. Epitomising pure relaxation, there's a laid-back feel to the design scheme; think winter nights curled by the woodburner and lazy summer mornings breakfasting in the cottage garden. Whether on a solo artist's retreat or honeymoon, guests will feel far-removed from the everyday at this luxury self-catering hideaway.


Vintage fabrics and carefully curated finds form the basis of Romany's interior scheme, which has been featured within the pages of many a coffee table book. The open-plan living space exudes hints of coastal charm within its painted shiplap walls. With an eclectic edge but no compromise on indulgence, Romany is an uplifting couple's retreat that embraces its whimsical setting with vigour. Designed with romance in mind, the cabin's luxury bedroom features a striking chandelier and clawfoot bath that together emit an inimitable vintage glamour.


A white picket fence, a colourful flower and herb garden and a hot tub for two tucked away far from view; Romany's outdoor space offers a taste of The Good Life. Complete with orangery summer room, guests will idle many an hour away on the daybed before enjoying a lazy sunset supper of local cheeses and freshly baked bread under the pear tree. If one can, step outside the Romany bubble and explore the many beaches of the nearby Kent coast including Camber Sands and Winchelsea Beach.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,395 per week, £1,050 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed and roll-top bath, plus a shower room.
  • FeaturesHot tub and fire pit
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms are welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for one car at the front of the cottage. The white-washed kitchen includes a fridge with freezer box, electric oven with hob, dishwasher and washer-dryer. There are two Tonkinese cats who live nearby which may show their friendly faces. Due to the wooden structure and wildlife setting, candles are not permitted.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, fresh flowers, two Smart TVs with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, luxury handmade soaps, fluffy bathrobes, books, board games, linen, bath towels, hammam towels for the hot tub.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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There´s a biophilic edge to the scheme
The bedroom is spacious and light-filled, oozing individuality
Slip into something comfortable after a lavender-scented soak

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The ancient town of Rye has cobbled streets, crooked medieval buildings and a quintessential chocolate-box feel. A favourite for those wanting to experience the romance of bygone times.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Romany is located just a short drive from Rye and Winchelsea Beach.
  • By Car This unique home is located two hours from central London.
  • By Train The nearest train station is in Rye, just seven miles away.
  • By Air Gatwick airport is around one hour and 30 minutes' away by car; Heathrow two hours.

From the owner

“The cabin is perfectly situated for you to enjoy the stunning countryside and the gorgeous Romney Marsh - also known as the Fifth Continent - with its wide open vistas, special micro climate and proximity to miles of beautiful coastline filled with wildlife and beaches.”

From the owner

We have lived on Romney Marsh for 15 years and totally adore it. At times it is like an onslaught to your senses with fragrant smells of rape fields in the spring, wheat in the summer and the rich marshy earth in the winter. In the summer we wake every day to the sound of birdsong, the roar of the poplar trees and the extraordinary 'chorus' of the marsh frogs.

Romney Marsh is a nature lovers paradise; bats, foxes, badgers, mink, stoats, water voles, hares, field mice and moles are all welcome residents here while birdwatchers flock from all over the world to catch a sight of the amazing and rare array of birdlife from marsh harriers, kestrels, nightingales, cuckoos, herons, cormorants, woodpeckers, and barn owls.

Rare sightings include honey buzzards, European serins and purple herons. Romney Marsh is also home to the much protected great crested newt and many endangered insects... and we have it all in our back garden!

This is a land of smugglers, shipwrecks (the local pub was once a smugglers inn), long walks, cycling, birdwatching, beaches, windsurfing, fishing (you can catch mackerel off the beach at Dungeness) and all only an hour and a half from London.

Dave Coote & Atlanta Bartlett

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Rye with an insider’s perspective.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

To See

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Excellent for bird watching, walking and cycling, the nature reserve lies within a large triangle of land. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of the many unusual plants and animals that live here, it´s well worth a visit.

Boat Hire

To Do

Boat Hire

The boats in Rye can offer some great and varied fishing all year round. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, this is perfect for a day out on the water.

Camber Sands

To Do

Camber Sands

A popular sandy beach with picturesque sand dunes and interesting wildlife. It’s a beautiful beach, split in half, so dog-walkers have plenty of space to roam without impeding the bucket and spade brigade.

The Woolpack Inn, Warehorne

To Eat

The Woolpack Inn, Warehorne

A beautiful 16th century inn nestled in a peacefully picturesque village. The Woolpack is opposite St Matthew’s church and surrounded by grazing Romney Marsh sheep. There’s a wonderfully welcoming bar, comforting food, and lovely outside seating for the warmer months.

Guest Testimonials

Thank you so much for a lovely stay of cabin. We have a 2-month-old and a cockapoo and it was the perfect place for our little family! We loved the secluded location and the shabby chic feel of the place, with the added touch of luxury throughout like the hot tub and very comfortable bed and beautiful furnishings! We will definitely be recommending and returning!

A lovely, comfortable house in a lovely peaceful setting. Just right to unwind. Go to the Little Rock on the beach in Folkestone for a lovely lunch. And go to the farm shop, it´s wonderful!

Great spot to unwind and explore this part of the world. Had a lovely meal at the Woolpack, and Rye is always a place to enjoy. Certainly worth a visit. Thank you for having us!

What a lovely place! We decided that, by chance, we came on the best week of the year to enjoy it all. The fresh green of the grass, frothy hedge parsley, and the cuckoo every morning. It was really special. PS. Webbe’s Fish Café in Rye is excellent!

A beautiful cabin, comfortable and relaxing. Lovely places to visit nearby - Rye, Hastings, Hythe. Great pub food nearby. Had a lovely few days, thank you again for such a wonderful stay.

Beautiful shabby chic property in a lovely, peaceful, private setting. Well equipped and comfortable. Excellent blackout blinds. Ideal location for cycling, walking and good food/vineyards.

The garden, setting and home looked so peaceful and the high aesthetic & design was also obvious. The gardens were fantastic and the hot tub well placed. Perfect facilities for a relaxing, self-sufficient and enjoyable stay.

Lovely location and views. Enjoyed the secluded nature of the property. The design and style was very relaxing and welcoming. The bedroom was lovely, very comfy bed and a great bath. The outdoor hot tub was a welcome addition. Overall we really liked the property.

The location was great. Close to many places we wanted to see and yet it felt very remote and so peaceful. Great to ‘come home’ to. Birdsong is the only thing you hear. Beautiful big sky and great walks.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have also found inspiration from your exquisite interior design! We are sad to leave but do so with warm and happy hearts.

Thank you so much for making the cottage so welcoming. It felt lovely to be so secluded, yet so cosy indoors. It is the ideal spot to explore Rye add the surrounding areas. We are returning home after a peaceful and relaxing weekend.

We had a lovely short break, exploring Rye and Dungeness and the beaches of the marshes. The cabin is a delight and an ideal location for an early autumn retreat. Thank you very much.

We very much enjoyed our stay at Romany. Peaceful, private and beautiful - just right for us.

Romany is an absolutely beautiful property with charming interior, an alluring hot tub and roll-top bath. Along with the secluded and lovely location, it is a perfect retreat.

We cannot thank you enough for an amazing stay. Romany is beautiful and will always be in our memories as we got engaged this weekend! Thank you for helping to make our stay magical. We can´t wait to visit again in the future!

We loved the look of the property and its location which is close to Rye, whilst also being secluded. Romany is truly lovely and we felt very at home there!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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