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South Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £380  to  £560


Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    (2 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About South Barn

South Barn is on the Isle of Sheppey off the coast of Kent, with far-reaching rural views over fields towards the English Channel. The spacious self-catering barn has been transformed into three welcoming holiday cottages, each with space to sleep four people in two bedrooms. The holiday rentals are on Connetts Farm, where the owners have retired but still keep 13 acres of fields and gardens for guests to enjoy. South Barn cottages are ideal for couples or families. They can be booked together to accommodate extended families and groups of friends.

A holiday on the Isle of Sheppey is like stepping into a time before mass development when the land was valued and nurtured for what it could provide rather than what could be built on it. The owner's farm adjoins their son's, and guests can walk through the fields to the cliffs for fantastic views of the English Channel. Birdwatchers flock to the island all year round for the opportunity to watch harriers, golden plover, short-eared owls, heron, egrets and many more species not only along clifftop walks but also at the Elmley Marshes Nature Reserve and the Swale Nature Reserve, which is a designated marine conservation zone.

Being an island means there's plenty of opportunity for water-sports. Sun yourself on sandy beaches like Leysdown-on-Sea, and Minster Leas. Cycle along the flat routes of the Sheerness Way and the Isle of Harty Trails, or walk through tranquil countryside and along the pretty coastline. Local attractions include the Eastchurch Aviation Museum, the Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, the Guildhall Museum Queensborough, and the Minster Gatehouse Museum.

Eastchurch is just over a mile from the cottage with two pubs and mini-supermarkets where you can pick up the basics. Slightly further away, the Brambledown Farm Shop is the perfect place to buy fresh fruit, veg, bread and meat for your barbecue. There are supermarkets and more amenities in Queenborough and Sheerness and a good pub, The Ferry House at Harty.

The Isle of Sheppey is tiny - only nine miles long and four miles wide, so nothing is very far from anywhere, and it's easy to explore with London, Canterbury, Rochester, Maidstone and the coastal towns of Whitstable and Thanet all within easy driving distance. The cottages at Connetts Farm are available for bookings all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Maria & Clive Phipps joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

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

Location (Kent)

Accommodation Comprises:

South Barn is a traditional brick and timber structure with beautiful views of the farm's lawns, ponds and fields. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Welcoming living/dining room with leather sofa and armchair, a TV, and a dining table that seats four people. Original timbers show the age of the building, and a big window has views of the garden.
  • Well-equipped kitchen with all of the utensils, dishes, glassware and cutlery you'll need for a self-catering holiday.
  • Family bathroom with a shower, bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom on the gallery level overlooking the living/dining room. It has a double bed and bedside tables with reading lights.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds separated by a bedside table with reading light, and built-in storage.

Outside: Each cottage has an outdoor area with seating. Guests have shared use of the extensive grounds, including quiet picnic spots and a courtyard with a barbecue. There is parking next to the cottage.

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. Smoking indoors is not permitted. No pets.

South Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (1 Twin, 1 Double + Cot in each)
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 £380
To £560
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
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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