Our huts offer a beautiful space to relax and the piece of mind that this is not to the detriment of the enviroment in which they are placed. They are finished to an exceptionally high standard, and whilst offering the user the experience of life in these traditional quirky little homes, the odd modern day convenience like a gas hob and electric lighting make an idyllic idea a usable and comfortable (website hidden) bygone days, agricultural workers working away from the farm were often accommodated in huts; be this a shepherd during lambing, a game keeper on a large estate, or a gillie on a valuable stretch of river. There were of course manufacuters of huts, but very often these quirky little abodes were fashioned on the farm from surplus materials. Hand built on the farm in the tiny village of Bodiam in East Sussex, our huts are based on the idea of an old Shepherd’s hut. What makes them unique in today’s market is that (in true agricultural fashion) they are built using reclaimed, recycled and locally sourced materials wherever possible. The aim of this is to make them of the lowest possible environmental impact. The huts are constructed using recylcled chassis from touring caravans (this also makes them considerably more manoeuverable than those on traditional iron wheels), the roofs are made from an old corn bin, and the timber for the work tops and seat covers is sourced from sustainable woods on the farm (as is the wood for the fires). The remaining timber used in the construction is all from responsibly farmed forests. The paint is ‘Farrow and Ball’ with are dyed using natural pigments. The 12volt lighting system is powered via a solar panel on the roof.
Our huts are sited on Quarry Farm in the tiny village of Bodiam. River Rother from Bodiam
The River Rother meanders quietly through the valley flanked on either side by open farmland. The unpolluted waters, which guests are free to fish, offers a perfect habitat for all sorts of flora, fauna and wildlife.
A short stroll accoss the fields and you reach our nearest local pub “The Castle Inn” serving Kentish Ales and great homemade food. Across the quiet road from the pub you will find Bodiam Castle, the top of which you can see from the woods. The castle is as every child draws, complete with Moat, turrets and battlements.
Running into the farm is the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway, which offers a wonderful trip through the valley to the nearby cinque Port town of Tenterden. At weekends an evening train runs a fansastic supper service starting from, and returning to, Tenterden.
A small ferry, ‘The Danny Lee’, runs down the river from the castle to the nearby village of Newenden, where you can dine in the village pub or hire a rowing boat and splash about on the river yourself!
In addition to all this there are a further two country pubs within walking distance, ‘The White Dog Inn’ in Ewhurst Green and ‘The Salehurst Halt’ in Salehurst, as well as the beautiful ‘Curlew Restaurant’. Within half an hour’s drive you also have the ancient towns of Rye and Battle, as well as 7 miles of sandy, blue flag beach at Camber.
The huts are £75 per hut per night. There is a surcharge of £6 per person for linen.
1st May -23rd July Weekends are charged at £225, plus £6 per person for linen. This allows use of the hut from 4pm Friday -10am Monday.
23rd July -30th August (Peak season)plus £6 per person for linen
Short Breaks 4pm Friday -10am Monday or 4pm Monday -10am Friday £295
Weekly Stay 4pm Friday -10am Friday £550
31st August – 4 October Weekends are charged at £225, plus £6 per person for linen. This allows use of the hut from 4pm Friday -10am Monday.
If you notice there is late availability on the dates you are interested in (within a week of the commencement date) please do not hesitate to drop me a line and I’ll see what we can sort out for you
We currently have 2 huts each sleeps up to 4 people with bunk beds one end and a double bed at the other.
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