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North Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £500  to  £980


Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    (2 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About North Barn

North Barn consists of two comfortable holiday cottages, each sleeping six people in three bedrooms. The spacious self-catering rental is perfect for families and can be booked together to accommodate extended families and groups of friends. The cottages are on Connetts Farm on the Isle of Sheppey, with direct access to footpaths and cycling routes leading to the coast and through the countryside. The owners are retired farmers who keep a small flock of free-range chickens on their 13 acres. Guests enjoy beautiful views from the house and the garden in a tranquil location that is only a mile from Eastchurch and a 20-minute walk from cafes, shops and the Castle Inn.

The Isle of Sheppey is off the coast of Kent, close to where the Thames flows into the English Channel. It's not large, measuring a mere nine miles long and four miles wide, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for with character. Being small also means it's perfect for exploring on foot via the Sheerness Way Route that passes Barton's Point, Coastal Park and Sheerness Beach. Alternatively, bring or hire a bicycle and enjoy leisurely rides along the Sheerness Way Cycle Ride and the Isle of Harty Trail.

Attractions on the Isle of Sheppey include the Elmley National Nature Reserve and the Swale National Nature Reserve, where birds, flora and fauna all thrive in the protected conditions. The nature reserves are a particular favourite with birdwatcher in the autumn, when flocks of migrating birds descent on the island to rest on their way to warmer climates. Being an island means Sheppey has beaches. Spend a day sunning yourself at Leysdown or Minster, or walk through the neighbouring farm to the cliffs for stunning views over the English Channel.

Grocery shopping for your self-catering holiday is as simple as stopping by the farm shop in Brambledown for fresh meat, bread, fruit and veg. Eastchurch has two mini-supermarkets, and there are some great takeaways at Halfway Minster, three miles from North Barn. There are supermarkets five miles away in Neats Court, with more choice in Sheerness. If you want a meal out, head to the tranquility of Harty, home to The Ferry House Inn. Further afield for a day trip out is Rochester with its cathedral and quirky shops to browse, popular seaside towns like Whitstable, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate and the City of Canterbury. Kent also has more than its fair share of castles and country houses (definitely put Leeds Castle and Dover Castle on your holiday itinerary!) and easy access to London and the Chanel if you want to spend a day in France.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Maria & Clive Phipps joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Kent)

Accommodation Comprises:

North Barn has two separate holiday cottages, each with a very similar layout.


  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, WC, and a handbasin. One cottage has a walk in shower.


  • Stairs lead into the spacious living room with original beams and timbers. Large windows on either side make it feel light and welcoming, and there is lots of seating for everyone to relax and watch TV or use the WiFi.
  • Kitchen diner with plenty of space to prepare meals and store food. The cupboards are well-stocked with equipment and utensils for self-catering. The owners have also provided a washing machine and a tumble drier for guests convenience.
  • Two spacious bedrooms, each with a double bed, and storage. There is room for a travel cot, which can be provided on request.

Outside: Each cottage has a patio with a picnic table and bench seating. Guests also have use of 13 acres of grounds that include fields and gardens with views towards the sea. There is parking outside the cottages.

Additional Information: Prices include all bed linen, towels, gas, water and electricity. A deposit is not normally required. Payment can be made in full on arrival in pounds sterling, or by bank transfer, at the latest, 3 weeks before arrival. We do not accept cards or cheques. Smoking indoors is not permitted. No pets.

North Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Twin, 2 Doubles + Cot)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £500
To £980
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1795 880358 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Maria & Clive Phipps
Member Since March 2021

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