The Hogget Hut at the Hidden Hillside

UK England South East England East Sussex Battle

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A shepherd's hut for two in the grounds of a 17th century farmhouse between Battle and Hastings.

Deep in what the local tourist board calls “1066 country” is a little hideaway called The Hogget Hut. It’s a lovely bolthole between the East Sussex towns of Battle and Hastings, an hour and a half from London and just a 15-minute drive from the sea. This part of the southeast was, of course, the scene of a bloody fight for the English crown back in 1066. Now, however, it’s a peaceful place that’s known for great camping, where the biggest fight you’re likely to encounter is in the summer when camping pitches and glamping hideaways are particularly hot properties. Thank goodness, then, for places like The Hogget Hut, which stands self-contained and alone in an acre of space you don’t have to share with anyone.

Off-grid and on a farm, this little hut is suited to those who want to get away from it all. While having no WiFi and no place to charge your phone might be a concern to some, the people who’ll enjoy it here will see that as one of its charms. Others include the hut’s reclaimed, stained-glass windows and parquet flooring and the tiny but efficient log-burning stove that’s just right for keeping the place warm on cold nights. There’s an en-suite shower room and WC and an equipped kitchenette with a gas stove too. Outside, there’s an off-ground fire pit, a picnic bench and deck chairs.

This petite getaway is within the grounds of a 17th-century farmhouse that’s now a family home, so while you have your own space, help is never far away if you need it. In fact, despite the rural location on the edge of the tiny village of Crowhurst, everything you need for a weekend away is on hand. The village pub, The Plough, is within walking distance (just make sure you take a torch if you’re heading there for dinner) and there are pleasant walks direct from site in the Combe Valley Countryside Park. The nearby train station, a mile-and-a-half up the road, means you could come by rail (direct from London’s Charing Cross) and be perfectly happy right here. If you come with your own wheels though there’s much more to see — much of it within a handy five miles. There’s the seaside and the south coast, the countryside and its pubs and gardens and all those reminders of what happened here in 1066: the battlefield itself, the abbey built in penance and plenty of Norman castles.

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Facilities

The hut has an open plan living and sleeping space with reclaimed oak parquet flooring, wood-burning stove, double bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen and en-suite shower room with WC and sink. Its little kitchenette has a gas hob and Belfast sink, pots and pans, crockery, a cafetière for morning coffee (bring your own favourite ground coffee), olive oil, salt & pepper, tea, sugar and instant coffee. A cold box is also available to keep the Prosecco and other essentials chilled! It is off-grid with lighting powered by solar panels. This means no phone chargers or WiFi. Outside, the Hogget sits within a private one-acre field. There's a fire pit provided for campfires and BBQ, with a large table for dining outside and deck chairs for relaxing by the fire.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Campers with own tents, campervans, motorhomes or caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

The Combe Valley Countryside Park starts at the head of the farm driveway, offering country walks and the chance to see a variety of birds and wildlife. The Hogget Hut is equidistant (about five miles) from Battle, Hastings and Bexhill. At Battle, you can visit the 1066 Battle of Hastings Battlefield and Abbey (0370 333 1181) and browse the independent shops and eateries. In seaside Hastings, there's plenty to see and do starting at the beach. For grown-ups, Hastings Contemporary and the art galleries and cafes of the old town will hold the most appeal. You can also visit Hastings Castle (01424 422964) ruins on top of the cliff, where there's more info on 1066 history and fantastic views. A good way to get there is to ride the Victorian West Cliff Funicular Railway. The nearby Smugglers Adventure (01424 422964) attraction in caves once frequented by smugglers and Hastings Aquarium (01424 718776) can be visited with a three-in-one ticket, which is probably most appealing if you are visiting with kids. For a quieter place to go for a dip in the sea, try Cooden Beach to the west or Pett Level to the east, both about 10 miles from site.

Food & Drink

The highly regarded Plough Inn (01424 830310), Crowhurst, is within a mile of site and walkable. If you don't mind travelling a little further, your host's personal favourite is The Chequers Inn (01424 772088) at Battle, five miles from site but they also recommend The Salehurst Halt (01580 880620), 10 miles away, Whites Seafood and Steak bar (01424 719 846) in Hastings and The Wild Mushroom (01424 751137) in Westfield, six miles away.

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The Owner Says

Tucked away at the end of a farm track, the Hogget Hut is a unique, handcrafted hideaway in the grounds of our farm. The Hogget is set in it's own one-acre field, with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings, fire pit and BBQ for summer nights, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and the comfiest bed.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, stunning views and amazing sunsets, The Hogget has all the ingredients for a perfect adventure in this beautiful part of East Sussex.

Accommodation

A single shepherd's hut.

The Hogget Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Tucked away at the end of a farm track, the Hogget Hut is a unique, handcrafted hideaway in the grounds of our farm. The Hogget is set in it's own one-acre field, with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings, fire pit and BBQ for summer nights, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and the comfiest bed.

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Location

Contact The Hogget Hut at the Hidden Hillside, Bynes Farm, Royal Oak Lane, Crowhurst, East Sussex TN33 9BY

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Getting There

From the A21 between the M25 and Hastings turn towards Battle on the A2100. At the first roundabout turn left towards Brighton and Bexhill on the A2690 After two miles, turn right on to Crowhurst Road. After about a mile-and-a-half you reach The Plough Inn on your left at Crowhurst. After this, take the next left, signposted to Catsfield and Ninfield. Take the next sharp left turn into Royal Oak Lane, which is unmarked but has a ‘no through’ sign.
Follow Royal Oak lane until the end (about half a mile). The site will be on the right.
Crowhurst railway station is approximately a-mile-and-a-half from site, taxis can be pre-booked. Alternatively taxis wait at Battle station (one stop before Crowhurst).

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