- Beach nearby
- Courses Available
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
Beautiful, comfortable and sustainable are the buzzwords at this campsite in East Sussex and it is easy to see why. Hand-built using reclaimed, recycled and locally sourced materials and situated in a tiny peaceful village, these huts are both charming and unique.
Based on the idea of an old shepherd’s hut, the huts are built using recycled chassis from touring caravans, old corn bins for the roofs, and wood from the farm for the worktops and seat covers. The remaining timber used in the construction is all from responsibly farmed forests, the Farrow & Ball paints are made with natural pigments, and the lighting system is powered via a solar panel on the roof. Everything has been done with minimal environmental impact as a priority so that you can relax in a lovely natural setting with complete peace of mind. The site is currently home to five huts, each of which can sleep at least 4 people. And top things to bring? A torch, a lighter, towels, wellies and, most importantly, marshmallows!
The huts are located on Quarry Farm in the village of Bodiam in East Sussex. The River Rother (which guests can fish in) meanders quietly through the open farmland, and this is the perfect habitat for all sorts of flora, fauna and wildlife. A short stroll across the fields is our local pub, The Castle Inn, and across the road from the pub you will find Bodiam Castle, with its 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 Ports town of Tenterden, and a small ferry runs down the river from the castle to the village of Newenden. There are two further country pubs within walking distance, The White Dog Inn in Ewhurst Green and The Salehurst Halt in Salehurst, as well as the Michelin-starred Curlew Restaurant. Within 30 minutes’ drive you will find the ancient towns of Rye and Battle, and 7 miles of sandy beach at Camber.
The nearest mainline stations are Robertsbridge or Etchingham, and there is a good taxi company in Etchingham who will bring you here for around
The huts are finished to an exceptionally high standard and while they offer an insight into traditional life in one of these quirky little homes, they also provide modern day conveniences like a gas hob and 12volt electric lighting. They are very well-insulated, with wood burners and double glazing to keep you cosy, and all linen and cooking equipment is provided, along with tea, coffee and sugar to get you started.
Each hut has outside dining furniture and its own fire pit for cooking (logs provided). A communal covered area and campfire offers shelter for those wishing to dine alfresco even if the weather isn't quite behaving. Washing facilities are provided in an additional shepherd’s hut only yards from the living huts. This houses toilets and piping hot showers.
Hampers of local produce can be provided for your arrival – please enquire well in advance. Private dining can be arranged in advance. Onsite adventure activities such as archery, pottery, kayaking, paddle boarding, bush craft and foraging.
Conditions of Rental
The site is open from March to December and pre-booking is essential. For camping there is a 2 night minimum stay at weekends and a 3 night minimum stay on Bank Holidays. Glamping rates start from