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 luxury,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. Towels are included and a welcome pack on arrival, with delicious, local produce.

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.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Hale Farm with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Hale Farm

Suitable For

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


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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Rated ★★★★★ over 46 reviews


Relaxing getaway

We stayed for 2 nights in the shepherds hut, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The bed is very comfortable, and the shepherds hut is surprisingly spacious. We found it to be very well equipped, and incredibly cosy and warm with the fire. There are some great pubs nearby, we brought our bikes along and went on some lovely cycle trails. We felt very well rested after our relaxing stay at the shepherds hut, and already planning our next trip!
Oct 24, 2020 by Morgan Hill Verified Review

Can’t wait to go back next year

We had a lovely 2 nights stay with our young grandsons. Loved there was no electric , and hardly any phone signal. We actually spent our time playing and enjoying our time with our grandsons. We wasn’t on our phones and they wasn’t on their Nintendo’s. We camped by a huge tree and it was safe for the boys to explore the small woods and they lived climbing the tree. The fresh eggs and sausages were a hit, and at about 6.30 pm an ice cream van came on to site. Showers and toilets were very clean , there are 2 pubs in the village 1 we walked to, the other we drive as it was a bit further. There’s a village shop that is well stocked, and also it’s only a 20 minute drive to Drusillas . The only negative comment I have was a large group of other campers who was families with young children was playing music until 12 midnight and talking around their fire loudly until 1.30 am which woke me and my grandsons up . That is not the campsites fault just inconsiderate people
Sep 14, 2020 by Harcster

Lovely peaceful campsite with clean facilities and animals galore!

We stayed for three nights and we loved it. Lovely location and a really peaceful campsite. The kids loved the farm and animals especially Pauline the pig! The Weald Way is beautiful for a walk and we enjoyed The Gun pub nearby. Delicious eggs and sausages sold each evening on site and the fire pit was fab. The facilities were really clean and we saw the toilets being cleaned impressively often! :-) We’ll be back!
Sep 8, 2020 by ClareM Verified Review

Nice campsite but noisey kids

I liked the facilities for washing up, showering and the loos & recycling. The fire pits are great. Unfortunately my neighbours had occupied my pitch with their car right next to my fire pit so I couldn't pitch there which was frustrating and disappointing. They left about 4pm, 4 hours after they were supposed to and I couldn't be bothered to re pitch for a 1 night stay. The shouting/screaming/arguing kids were about 12 feet away behind a hedge. That was intrusive. I had a good night and liked the site but but if your neighbours overstay like mine did you might not get to enjoy a nice fire..
Sep 2, 2020 by AdamC Verified Review

Fantastic few days in the Shepherd's Hut!

Three nights in the Shepherd's Hut was fantastic. It had everything we needed and is a really clever use of space inside. The privacy of the hut and surrounding field is great as is the option to have you own fire/bbq each evening. The farm is great fun and the option to buy produce from the farm as well to cook with is a great idea. The farm is on the Weald Way walk so plenty of options for walks as long as you like! The owners were great and were very quick to respond to any questions we had during our time there. Would recommend this to anyone!
Aug 24, 2020 by Adam Knoyle Verified Review
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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.