The Bee Barn

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Quirky Modern
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

In the secluded hamlet of Stellis Minning, halfway between coastal Hythe and historic Canterbury, you will find the very unique, eco haven Bee Barn. Sleeping 6 in 3 wonderful, atmospheric bedrooms, this special holiday home combines the very best of sustainable building and comfortable luxury living.

Bee Barn, as you might think, is bee-shaped with gorgeous rooms built within this comforting shape. It is deceptively spacious offering an open plan living space, 3 bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room and a separate family bathroom. With floor to ceiling doors at each end and windows within the building’s curves, the barn is illuminated with bright Kent light. High tech, low impact living is key with low impact materials, a living green roof, smart air quality sensors and infrared underfloor heating. Your outlook to lush green fields completes the picture where you can savour the outdoor life in the heart of the Kent countryside.

You will find a sun trap deck outside the living space for alfresco dining. You will marvel at the sunsets and the starry night skies. If you bring bikes with you to explore, there is a handy cycle shed to store them. Everything has been thought of here! There is even a muddy boot box!

Inside you will find charming interior touches and wonderful warm tones of bright reds, golden honey and blues. Beautiful red leather dining chairs surround the gorgeous restored dining table and match the comfortable sofas. You can relax, watch television or enjoy a good read and fabulous views. The brilliant white walls contrast beautifully against the striking furniture.  

Three bedrooms are woven into the curves of this special building, the master being at the end. The two twins, with blue and green hues, offer plush comfortable beds, gorgeous linens and sight of the night sky. They share a fabulous bathroom with a shower over the bath. The master bedrooms enjoy a kingsize bed, a fully glazed end wall with access to a patio with a bistro table and chairs and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower.

The design, engineering and craftsmanship of this wonderful, unique holiday home is to be applauded.  With walking, cycling, watersports, fishing, golf and horse riding on the doorstep and the delights of Canterbury and the Kent coast a short distance away, you will enjoy a dreamy holiday at The Bee Barn.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • If you want to take your bikes along, there is a special shed for them
  • The Bee Barn comes with a barbecue for alfresco dining. This place is lovely and secluded so you will enjoy watching the sunsets and the night skies in the peaceful countryside
  • Lots of sports are available close by such as golf, tennis, horse riding and so on

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Built entirely of sustainable materials
  • Living green roof
  • Smart air quality
  • Infrared underfloor heating

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV

Ground Floor
- Open plan fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with dining area and doors out onto a terrace
- Master bedroom with a king-size bed with en-suite shower room and fully glazed end wall and door to patio with bistro table
- Double bedroom with twin beds
- Double bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with shower over bath

Exterior Ground
- Patio with bistro table
- Garden
- Barbecue
- Private parking

Additional Facilities

- Washing machine
- Dishwasher

Location

About the surrounding area of The Bee Barn
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The curved design of The Bee Barn mimics the rolling Kent countryside. You can enjoy this wonderful countryside retreat and take days out to the seaside, in one of the country’s most historic cities or just ambling along on bikes or walking. You can also visit some amazing vineyards and taste some incredible wines.

Made famous by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the incredible, historic university city of Canterbury is marvellous. Visitors flock to Canterbury Cathedral which houses the famous shrine of the medieval archbishop Thomas Becket. Other special historical sights are St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church, forming the UNESCO Heritage Site with the cathedral. You can enjoy the Canterbury Tales attraction where you can imagine medieval England. The town boasts an impressive collection of restaurants and bars. You can take a charming river jaunt from March to October where you will enjoy the country’s oldest Franciscan Chapel, the King’s Bridge, the Dominican Priories and The Ducking Stool. It is said that The Ducking Stool was used to punish and publically shame nagging wives and to torture witches! From Canterbury, you can easily head to the popular coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable.

In the opposite direction, you can visit Hythe, the coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh. Just along the road is Folkestone. As well as the beach at Hythe, you can visit the lovely Brockhill Country Park or the famous Port Lympne Reserve. The authentic safari experience is unlike a normal zoo. Over 90 species and 766 animals roam within the 600 acres. There are big cats, gorillas and primates roaming free. At Folkestone there is a dry ski centre, the beach, KidsPlanet and much more.

There are quite a number of vineyards you can visit in Kent. Chapel Down is probably the  most famous of them, located in the the picturesque market town of Tenterden. Its wines are world renowned. You can arrange tours, wine tastings and masterclasses. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Gatwick Airport

(115 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Dover

(30 km)

Nearest Train Station Canterbury

(15 km)

Nearest City Canterbury

(15)

Nearest Bar/Pub The George Inn

(300 m)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Children will love this bee-shaped paradise. How amazing to stay in such a unique, stunning building! You may have taken bikes with you so your children can enjoy long, countryside bike rides. Otherwise you can walk and enjoy the fresh air or visit many places.

Howlett’s Wild Animal Park is Kent’s original wildlife Park, close to Canterbury. It is a dedicated animal conservation charity where they nurse and send animals back to the wild in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation. You can explore the 90 acre site of ancient parkland, watch the animals being fed, visit the education centre and join in the animal talks. It is a great day out.

In Canterbury, children love punting and the boat rides, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury Heritage Museum, the Canterbury Roman Museum and Druidstone Park. There is plenty to keep children occupied and interested.

For seaside days, you can head to Hythe, Folkestone and Dymchurch or east to Deal and Walmer. On the way to Deal, you could visit Betteshanger Park. It is a wonderful park with 250 acres and an excellent range of pastimes. You can enjoy miles of traffic free cycling, explore muddy mountain bike trails, swing and climb in the play park, build dens and scramble in the woods, take aim on the archery range, dig for fossils in the coal spoil or try out the military fitness course.

Children enjoy exploring Walmer Castle and Deal Castle. Deal Castle was build by the order of King Henry VIII and is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England. Children can explore the storerooms, tunnels, the circular rooms and the exhibition. There are interesting displays, children’s activities and fascinating artefacts. You can take the cycle path that links Deal Castle to Walmer Castle along the seafront.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

* Due to Covid-19, the check-in and out times have been temporarily moved to 7pm & 9am to allow for extended cleaning.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £250 to be paid prior to arrival ad to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 5 pm
Departure time 9 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Pets welcome? No pets
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Feb 11th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Mar 4th 2023 - Mar 11th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Mar 11th 2023 - Mar 18th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Mar 18th 2023 - Mar 25th 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £1,245 £1,404 £1,562 £1,642
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £1,470 £1,659 £1,848 £1,942
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 £1,470 £1,659 £1,848 £1,942
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 £1,243 £1,401 £1,560 £1,639
Apr 22nd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 £1,243 £1,401 £1,560 £1,639
Apr 29th 2023 - May 6th 2023 £1,243 £1,401 £1,560 £1,639
May 6th 2023 - May 13th 2023 £1,243 £1,401 £1,560 £1,639
May 13th 2023 - May 20th 2023 £1,243 £1,401 £1,560 £1,639
May 20th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £1,243 £1,401 £1,560 £1,639
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 £1,419 £1,601 £1,783 £1,874
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 £1,460 £1,647 £1,835 £1,928
Jun 10th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 £1,460 £1,647 £1,835 £1,928
Jun 17th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 £1,523 £1,719 £1,915 £2,013
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,523 £1,719 £1,915 £2,013
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 £1,691 £1,909 £2,128 £2,237
Jul 8th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 £1,691 £1,909 £2,128 £2,237
Jul 15th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 £1,691 £1,909 £2,128 £2,237
Jul 22nd 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 £1,772 £2,001 £2,230 £2,345
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 5th 2023 £1,772 £2,001 £2,230 £2,345
Aug 5th 2023 - Aug 12th 2023 £1,772 £2,001 £2,230 £2,345
Aug 12th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023 £1,772 £2,001 £2,230 £2,345
Aug 19th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £1,788 £2,020 £2,251 £2,367
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £1,788 £2,020 £2,251 £2,367
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 £1,691 £1,909 £2,128 £2,237
Sep 9th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 £1,523 £1,719 £1,915 £2,013
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £1,523 £1,719 £1,915 £2,013
Sep 23rd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,356 £1,529 £1,703 £1,789
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 £1,356 £1,529 £1,703 £1,789
Oct 7th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 £1,356 £1,529 £1,703 £1,789
Oct 14th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £1,393 £1,572 £1,750 £1,840
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £1,541 £1,739 £1,937 £2,036
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 £1,541 £1,739 £1,937 £2,036
Nov 4th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Nov 11th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Nov 18th 2023 - Nov 25th 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Nov 25th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Dec 2nd 2023 - Dec 9th 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £1,299 £1,465 £1,631 £1,714
Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 £1,772 £2,001 £2,230 £2,345
Dec 30th 2023 - Aug 9th 2024 £1,817 £2,052 £2,288 £2,405

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Feb 11th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Mar 4th 2023 - Mar 11th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Mar 11th 2023 - Mar 18th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Mar 18th 2023 - Mar 25th 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €1,304 €1,471 €1,637 €1,720
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €1,541 €1,738 €1,936 €2,035
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 €1,541 €1,738 €1,936 €2,035
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 €1,302 €1,468 €1,634 €1,717
Apr 22nd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 €1,302 €1,468 €1,634 €1,717
Apr 29th 2023 - May 6th 2023 €1,302 €1,468 €1,634 €1,717
May 6th 2023 - May 13th 2023 €1,302 €1,468 €1,634 €1,717
May 13th 2023 - May 20th 2023 €1,302 €1,468 €1,634 €1,717
May 20th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €1,302 €1,468 €1,634 €1,717
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 €1,487 €1,678 €1,868 €1,964
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 €1,529 €1,726 €1,922 €2,020
Jun 10th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 €1,529 €1,726 €1,922 €2,020
Jun 17th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 €1,596 €1,801 €2,007 €2,109
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,596 €1,801 €2,007 €2,109
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 €1,772 €2,001 €2,229 €2,344
Jul 8th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 €1,772 €2,001 €2,229 €2,344
Jul 15th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 €1,772 €2,001 €2,229 €2,344
Jul 22nd 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 €1,857 €2,097 €2,337 €2,457
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 5th 2023 €1,857 €2,097 €2,337 €2,457
Aug 5th 2023 - Aug 12th 2023 €1,857 €2,097 €2,337 €2,457
Aug 12th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023 €1,857 €2,097 €2,337 €2,457
Aug 19th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €1,874 €2,116 €2,358 €2,480
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €1,874 €2,116 €2,358 €2,480
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 €1,772 €2,001 €2,229 €2,344
Sep 9th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 €1,596 €1,801 €2,007 €2,109
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €1,596 €1,801 €2,007 €2,109
Sep 23rd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,420 €1,602 €1,784 €1,875
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 €1,420 €1,602 €1,784 €1,875
Oct 7th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 €1,420 €1,602 €1,784 €1,875
Oct 14th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €1,460 €1,647 €1,834 €1,927
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €1,614 €1,822 €2,030 €2,133
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 €1,614 €1,822 €2,030 €2,133
Nov 4th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Nov 11th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Nov 18th 2023 - Nov 25th 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Nov 25th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Dec 2nd 2023 - Dec 9th 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €1,361 €1,535 €1,708 €1,795
Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 €1,857 €2,097 €2,337 €2,457
Dec 30th 2023 - Aug 9th 2024 €1,904 €2,150 €2,397 €2,520

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Feb 11th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Mar 4th 2023 - Mar 11th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Mar 11th 2023 - Mar 18th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Mar 18th 2023 - Mar 25th 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $1,407 $1,586 $1,766 $1,856
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $1,662 $1,875 $2,089 $2,196
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 $1,662 $1,875 $2,089 $2,196
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 $1,405 $1,584 $1,763 $1,853
Apr 22nd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 $1,405 $1,584 $1,763 $1,853
Apr 29th 2023 - May 6th 2023 $1,405 $1,584 $1,763 $1,853
May 6th 2023 - May 13th 2023 $1,405 $1,584 $1,763 $1,853
May 13th 2023 - May 20th 2023 $1,405 $1,584 $1,763 $1,853
May 20th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $1,405 $1,584 $1,763 $1,853
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 $1,604 $1,810 $2,016 $2,119
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 $1,650 $1,862 $2,074 $2,180
Jun 10th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 $1,650 $1,862 $2,074 $2,180
Jun 17th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 $1,722 $1,943 $2,165 $2,276
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,722 $1,943 $2,165 $2,276
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 $1,912 $2,158 $2,405 $2,528
Jul 8th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 $1,912 $2,158 $2,405 $2,528
Jul 15th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 $1,912 $2,158 $2,405 $2,528
Jul 22nd 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 $2,003 $2,262 $2,521 $2,650
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 5th 2023 $2,003 $2,262 $2,521 $2,650
Aug 5th 2023 - Aug 12th 2023 $2,003 $2,262 $2,521 $2,650
Aug 12th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023 $2,003 $2,262 $2,521 $2,650
Aug 19th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $2,022 $2,283 $2,544 $2,675
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $2,022 $2,283 $2,544 $2,675
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 $1,912 $2,158 $2,405 $2,528
Sep 9th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 $1,722 $1,943 $2,165 $2,276
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $1,722 $1,943 $2,165 $2,276
Sep 23rd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,532 $1,728 $1,925 $2,023
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 $1,532 $1,728 $1,925 $2,023
Oct 7th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 $1,532 $1,728 $1,925 $2,023
Oct 14th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $1,575 $1,777 $1,978 $2,079
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $1,742 $1,966 $2,190 $2,302
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 $1,742 $1,966 $2,190 $2,302
Nov 4th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Nov 11th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Nov 18th 2023 - Nov 25th 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Nov 25th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Dec 2nd 2023 - Dec 9th 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $1,468 $1,656 $1,843 $1,937
Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 $2,003 $2,262 $2,521 $2,650
Dec 30th 2023 - Aug 9th 2024 $2,054 $2,320 $2,586 $2,719

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We'll be back!

    Posted by Mr S on 23/08/2022

    We had one of the best breaks here for a staycation. Hosts were helpful, kind and genuinely really lovely people. The rooms were all spacious , very clean and very comfortable. The views from The Bee Barn are beautiful and we took the opportunity to do some painting which was a first for most of us. I highly recommend a stay here and will be back with my family very soon I hope.

  • A great base

    Posted by Mrs B on 31/10/2021

    We have a fantastic stay in The Bee Barn with our 3 children. It was so well equipped and was a great base for us to explore Kent from. The owners were very helpful and provided us with good ideas of places to visit. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here.

  • Great!

    Posted by Mr O on 06/07/2021

    High quality property with great space for a family escape in the country. Excellent food and hospitality in the nearby inn, with plenty to occupy your days in the surrounding area.

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