Built in 2015, the hut offers the highest specification in luxury camping. With unlimited running mains (drinkable) water, a double bed, wood-burning stove, camping gas hob, shower, sink & eco (waterless) loo this is a far cry from traditional camping. We also provide a BBQ & a firepit.
(Please note that access to the Shepherds Hut is via some steps and uneven surfaces, and the bed is raised fairly high so is not suitable for those with limited ability.)
Inside the hut
Designed to be as welcoming & cosy as possible, the hut has plenty of space for a couple to enjoy each others’ company with the added luxury of a little privacy. The separate bathroom contains a power shower with unlimited hot water, a basin, a waterless eco loo and plenty of soft white towels, all with a view of the farm and the South Downs.
The wood-burning stove is extremely efficient and will heat the hut on any chilly days and nights. We make sure that the log basket is well-stocked for your arrival and provide firelighters and kindling to make sure it is really easy to get going.
The hut has all the equipment for cooking your own meals, with a kettle and tea & coffee, and a cool box for milk and butter. We have plenty of pots & pans and crockery & cutlery in the cupboard. The options for dinner are up to you – meat for the BBQ, or head to our very popular local pub: The Ram Inn in Firle (5 mins drive or 25 min walk) or Lewes, Brighton or Eastbourne all within half an hour’s drive.
Raised to enhance the view in the morning, the double bed has soft linen bedding and plenty of feather pillows to ensure a restful night. Electric lights powered by a 12v battery enable reading after dark, and hot water bottles will mean no cold toes! Whether relaxing after adventuring on the South Downs Way or soaking up in the history of the Bloomsbury Group, we want to make sure your stay in the shepherds hut is a memorable one.
We are proud producers of lamb, milk and beef. All of which we aim to be able to provide any guests with if required. Locally sourced eggs, beer, water and juice will also be available.
Outside the hut
The Shepherds Hut is located at the top of a bumpy tree-lined track away from the farmyard. There is a large hard-standing area for parking, and a run of steps then leads you up to a gate. Within a fenced private lawn, the Hut is positioned in order to make the most of the stunning location. There is a bench for enjoying the view and a table and chairs, BBQ for al-fresco dining, and firepit. The Hut is sheltered from the prevailing wind by a belt of ash & elm trees, without limiting the light or views. The Hut is angled to make the most of the sunrise in the morning & view of the South Downs.