The Shepherd’s Hut at Heath Hall Farm, Godalming – Surrey
Tucked away amongst delightful rolling Surrey countryside, the shepherd’s huts at Heath Hall Farm are perfect for a relaxing weekend or a longer break, ideal for unwinding and doing something different. Our chickens, ducks and geese roam free. You may find you are being watched by three inquisitive alpacas or visited by our Lab puppy or our two rather timid cats!
Get away from it all and stay in luxury in our beautifully kitted-out shepherd’s hut – You would have one sleeping/living hut and another shepherd’s hut converted into a lovely wood-lined, warm bathroom, all to yourselves. None of that “sharing a bathroom” with our camping! Have all the best bits of “outdoor” living without having to rough it one bit. Both have “stable doors” which means you can sleep with the moon coming in!
The “living” hut is 14 foot long and 7 foot wide lined with pine, and having gone up four steps (with a hand rail) you enter the hut and there is a small wood-burning stove on the right in the corner. In front of you is the kitchen – a cupboard with two doors that hide the sink (obviously with hot and cold water) and all the kitchen equipment. Underneath and hidden by a curtain is a microwave and a two-ring hob which you can take out and place on a table to use.
Everything you need is there, from pretty plates and mugs to saucepans and a waste bin, electric kettle and toaster. There is a small drop-down table with 2 folding chairs to prepare meals or to eat at if the weather doesn’t allow you to be outside.
The bed is at the far end of the hut, 4’6″ wide by 6’6″. It has two mattresses so that you can make it into a sofa during the day. One mattress fits neatly under the bed. There is a window at the far end and another one (openable) looking out over our fields.
The hut has electric lighting and the wood burner will keep you warm and we also provide a small electric heater.
We give you a table and chairs outside with a barbecue and a fridge enclosed in its own mini shed – we don’t like fridges in the hut as they can be noisy.
The second hut is the bathroom: also lined with pine, it has a loo – a proper flushing one – a heated towel rail, a basin and a full-sized shower (hot and cold water). It also has a heater and a bench for your things or to sit on. It’s really cosy.
Next is the Jacuzzi/hot tub. It is a dream, in its own little house. It has a radiator, windows on 3 sides and double doors leading out onto some decking. You won’t be able to resist it and it is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. In summer with the doors wide open or in winter snug as a bug.
What’s more – you would have exclusive use of a hot tub/Jacuzzi in its own special house, the use of our tennis court (bring your own rackets and balls) and 2 bicycles to roam the countryside (bring your own helmets). As you can see from the photos, the views from the hut are fantastic as we are situated on our own farm in the heart of the Surrey Hills, close to the Hampshire and Sussex borders.
Sukey is happy to provide you with a supper basket for your first night. We know how difficult it is to leave your work or home and think about what or where you are going to eat on the first night. This would be a “cold” basket and an example meal could be mackerel pate, a quiche, potato salad and tomato salad and green salad – all home-made of course, with fruit for dessert. Please bring your own drinks as we are not licensed. Cost: £ 12 per head.
Also breakfast on the first morning is offered in the same way – in a basket delivered to your steps at a time that you say. Cereal, yoghurt and honey, brown rolls and marmalade and some fruit, coffee or tea, hot in a thermos. Cost: £5 per head.
You could even bring a tent for the children and make it a “different” family holiday.
Heath Hall Farm is situated within easy striking distance of London (35 miles) Guildford (10 miles) and Chichester (15 miles) and is close to Charterhouse Public School, Midhurst Polo Grounds, Goodwood Race Course and Motor Racing Circuit, Petworth Park and the Yvonne Arnaud and Chichester Theatres. There is also excellent walking country on the doorstep and cycle routes nearby.
Wonderful lunches & evening meals are available locally at: The Dog & Pheasant in Brook, The Wheatsheaf in Grayswood and The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, even on Sundays.