...Or explore CoolStays
Collections New Editor's Picks

Summerhill Studio

Iden Green - Kent

The perfect couple's getaway on a quiet country lane - Explore Kent from this adorable studio, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
£90-110 per night

How to book...

Summerhill Studio is owned and managed by Emma Spencer.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Emma Spencer.

Message the owner  

Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • The perfect couples getaway, a compact yet spacious studio apartment with access to fabulous Kent countryside.
  • Snug and contemporary, with a warm, elegant finish and plenty of natural light.
  • Fresh eggs often available from the free-range garden hens for breakfast.
  • Friendly local pub nearby for great food and drink.
  • Situated just outside the village of Benenden in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Friendly host available to offer any tips or other assistance you may require.
  • Delicious menu of locally sourced meals from private chef can be delivered to the door.

  You should know...

  • The property is on a quiet lane so noise should be kept to a minimum at night.
  • There is no smoking on the property.
  • There is a little stove-top burner and mircrowave but no oven in the studio.
  • If you'd like to order meals from the private chef, please ask when you book.
  • Children live at the property so you may see or hear them from time to time.

  The Detail...

This gorgeously snug studio apartment, with its own garden and views out over the apple orchard, is the perfect spot from which to explore everything that Kent has to offer. Summerhill Studio, with its bright finish and big French doors that open out onto your own private patio, is a stylish living space that is compact, yet remains spacious and filled with natural light. This cosy studio contains a double bedroom with a luxuriously comfy bed complete with warm duvet and soft woollen blankets in winter, a dining area and a neat little kitchen, and also has a separate bathroom with a shower.

This cute apartment, perfect for couples in search of a romantic break in the Great British countryside, is situated just outside the small village of Benenden which sits inside the High Weald, which is a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Venture out and soak in the stunning countryside that is all around you, from rolling hills, to trickling streams and wonderful woodland walks. This part of the country is a ramblers dream, and can also be easily explored on bikes.

You won't go hungry at Summerhill Studio. For breakfast you can rustle up scrambled eggs, freshly provided by the hens which wander free around the garden. You can order in a decadent dinner from a menu of delicious, locally-sourced meals prepared by a private chef and delivered to your door. There are also some wonderful pubs and restaurants in the area, including an excellent pub nearby which serves good food and a very nice afternoon pint.

As well as seeing some heart stopping British landscapes that wouldnt look out of place on a postcard, Summerhill Studio is also perfectly placed for you to pop out in the car and visit some gorgeous old towns, from the affluent and vibrant Royal Tunbridge Wells, to the fabulous, historic cathedral city of Canterbury, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also the historic town of Rye, with nearby beach at Camber Sands that are 20 mins away and beautiful. Slightly further you'll find the otherworldly coastline of Dungeness - a photographers' paradise, with great fish and chips at the 'The Pilot. Perfect for wine-lovers, the award-winning Chapel Down vineyard offers tours, tastings and food. Bedgebury Forest and Bewl Water are also nearby as are National Trust properties Sissinghurst, Scotney, and Bodiam Castle

No matter what time of year, whether in the blossoming spring, the hot summer, the colourful autumn, or the frosty winter, Summerhill Studio is a fabulous place to stay.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Kitchen/Utility
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  Nearby...

  • Art classes
  • Beach (sea)
  • Cooking classes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting

Lovely walks and many National Trust properties are nearby (Sissinghurst, Scotney Castle, Bodiam Castle)


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

LGW 1.25 hrs by car


  Pictures...

 Reviews

Have you stayed at Summerhill Studio?

Leave a review for this property   
Lauren Buck says...
"An area of outstanding beauty with a super duper host. The Summerhouse is divine, immensely clean, modern & contemporary which is perfect to our taste. The property is set in a tranquil environment & is a wonderful setting for a couple looking for an escape to the country. Emma couldn't of been any more hospitable, offering copious amounts of recommendations over our stay. 100% will revisit as well as recommend to friends & family."
(Stayed: September 2020 )
Prof Tony Cross says...
"For once the property fully lived up to its 'blurb'. We had three lovely nights at the Studio, which proved a great base from which to explore a most beautiful area and had the great advantage for those who do not (drink &) drive at night a welcoming pub with good food a mere twenty metres away. Emma was a splendid host, available but not omnipresent!"
(Stayed: September 2020 )
Andrea and Pete says...
"We stayed here for four nights, having booked the break around a wedding we were due to attend. Well, the wedding had to be postponed due to Covid 19 but we kept the booking and we are so pleased we did!
The studio is beautifully done out, decorated in white and tastefully furnished. The back window is huge, with a door leading to your own patio and affording a sweeping view over the garden. Emma is helpful and friendly and she knows so much about the area to steer you in the right direction for trips & places to eat, We didn't actually want to go out to many pubs /restaurants due to the virus. However, we managed to make a couple of meals using just the microwave!
We would totally recommend Summerhill Studio and we have booked again for next year (hopefully to attend the wedding this time!)"
(Stayed: August 2020 )
Amy and Heston says...
"My partner and I both stayed at the studio for a weekend break. Summerhill Studio is absolutely gorgeous, really quiet and peaceful. The interior is well considered, with lovely furniture and modern design features, which I love. Would definitely recommend staying here and would stay again for sure! x"
(Stayed: August 2019 )
Carol Parker says...
"This is the most amazing property and I can't recommend both the studio and Emma highly enough. Everything in the studio was to a high spec. and totally pristine. It's set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, so surrounded by lovely country lanes, woodland walks and beautiful villages and yet with gorgeous towns like Rye on the doorstep. It has a private balcony overlooking a lovely quaint garden and flanked with a quaint 17th C. village inn on one side and a rolling orchard on the other. Certainly don't be put off by the inn, as I stayed in the studio for a week and never heard a thing). A private gravel drive (for off road parking) provides a discreet and private entrance. In terms of facilities, equipment and location the studio has everything you could possibly want and I really have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending it. As a host/owner, Emma was the epitome of kindness and went far above and beyond to make my stay wonderful and relaxing.... (thank you again Emma). This studio is a little gem."
(Stayed: March 2019 )
Miroslav Hornak says...
"we just spent 2 beautiful days in summerhill studio and it was fantastic. the countryside is very nice and everyone is so kind. hopefully one day we will come back."
(Stayed: December 2018 )
Eric says...
"We had a faulous stay at the studio and where won over the moment we drove up the drive - the lovely setting comes a very close second to Emma's delightful help and warm welcome. We had a most delicious breakfast and took Emma's advise for dinner in the neighbouring villages - regretted leaving after two days but wil certainly be coming back for more, next time will see us talk walk in this ovely countryside and tour some of the other attractions on offer. Thanks again,"
(Stayed: September 2018 )
Jon and Claire says...
"My partner and I just spent the weekend at Summerhill Studio and was blown away from the minute we arrived. The studio was spotless, the views and setting were amazing, high quality fixtures / fittings and Emma the owner runs this secret kent retreat perfectly. She was always on hand to help us with local information and the breakfast she cooked for us on the sunday morning was as good as it gets.
We are already looking for a free weekend to head back down to Summerhill. This place delivered and you will never want to stay in a hotel again."
(Stayed: June 2018 )
Noshin says...
"We had the most lovely time staying at Summerhill Studio. The place was clean and tidy, and Emma was so helpful in helping us plan our time there. For anyone looking for a peaceful escape, I would highly recommend this place!! We will be returning for sure!"
(Stayed: May 2018 )

  You might like...

from £249/ night

Sleeps: 2 + 2 kids, per cabin

Bedrooms: 1 per cabin

£90-110 per night

Availability Calendar...

How to book...

Summerhill Studio is owned and managed by Emma Spencer.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Emma Spencer.

Message the owner  
submission spinner

Get the best CoolStays by email  

  I agree to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy