Shepherds Hut

UK England South East England East Sussex Hailsham Hale Farm

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
Our Plankbridge shepherd’s hut provides an ideal romantic getaway for couples looking to escape to the East Sussex countryside that don’t quite do camping!

The Owner Says

It is beautifully equipped with everything you will need for a memorable, comfortable relaxing stay. There is a full-sized double bed made up with fresh linen.  The micro kitchen includes a small sink with running water, smev oven, china crockery, kitchen and cooking utensils.  The wood burning stove,even on the chilliest of nights will keep you toasty warm and the views from the stable door overlook our beautiful buttercup field. Cupboards under the bed provide ample storage for any of your belongings and there are two chairs and a let down table by the double window overlooking the field.

Our environmentally friendly compost toilets and gas fired hot showers will ensure you have as comfortable a stay as possible.

Outside and under the unspoilt sky, it is a perfect spot for a barbecue, or campfire in your pre dug fire pit, listening to the sounds of the countryside.

The Shepherd’s Hut was traditionally used in the 19th and 20th century by shepherds during sheep raising and lambing. They were also used while moving flocks around for “natural fertilizer” purposes. The hut new for 2015 built by Plankbridge based in Dorset replicates the shape and look of its authentic Victorian origins as a shepherd’s shelter, but now includes the modern elements and detailing for a taste of luxury camping.

The Shepherds Hut sleeps 2 adults.

Arrival time for the Shepherds Hut is 2pm, departure 11am.

About Hale Farm

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, families, couples – yes. Caravans, campervans, motorhomes and dogs – no.

Nearby

Nature lovers will be in their element here. Head north east for walks on the High Weald (01424 723011) or south to the South Downs (01730 814810) – though the footpaths directly from the site are not to be sniffed at! Arlington Reservoir is about a 10 minute drive, a good spot for bird watching, while a few hundred metres further is Drusillas Park (01323 874100), a small 10 acres zoo mainly aimed at children. National Trust owned Batemans (01435 882302), former home of Rudyard Kipling, is around 15 minutes in the car, as is Alfriston Clergy House, the very first property the Trust bought back in 1896, before becoming the cherished charity it is today. There's plenty more besides: Knock Hatch Adventure Park (01323 442051), Ashdown Llama Park (01825 713698), Herstmonceux Castle (01323 834457), the Observatory Science Centre (01323 832731), Sheffield Park and Lewes Castle (01273 486290) – all of which are within half and hour. Take your pick!

Food & Drink

Hale Farm's free range eggs, sausages and bacon are available to buy onsite. Any other produce and essentials and an excellent cafe be found at the local village shop, a 10-minute walk away. There are also two excellent pubs in the village, The Six Bells and The Gun.
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Location

Hale Farm is located at Hale Farm, Hale Green, Chiddingly, East Sussex BN8 6HQ

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Getting There

From the A22 turn north at the Esso garage in Golden Cross and continue to Muddles Green. In Muddles Green turn right and after 300 yards turn left into Scrapers Hill. Proceed along this for about 2/3 of a mile and Hale Farm is on the right-hand side.

From Horam take the road South to Eastbourne. After about 1/2 mile turn right just before the May Garland Pub. After 3/4 mile turn right again in front of a converted last house,signposted Chiddingly. After about 1.5 miles Hale Farm can be found on the left-hand side.

Best to bring a car – the nearest train station is in Berwick (0845 748 4950), 5 miles away.