Glamping in Sussex in beautiful hand built Shepherds huts sited in a sunny glade in the woods or camp in small secluded woodland on our 200 acre family farm. Wander through the orchards to the National Trust’s Bodiam castle and the local pub, take a ferry ride down the river, hop on a steam train, or just relax in front of the camp fire and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
The Huts are hand built by Nick here 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.
Currently there are two Hut sites on the farm, each site is home to five Huts, two of which offer living accommodation for up to 4 people, two further living huts are 5 berth. The 5th hut is the wash hut. The huts are fully equipped and a linen service is provided. Each hut has outside dining furniture and its own fire pit for cooking (logs and cooking equipment provided). A gas hob is fitted for convenience, as well as a sink with cold running water. Hampers of fine local produce can be arranged for your arrival. These are bespoke and need discussing fairly well in advance.
The hut is quickly and easily changed between its day and night functions. The day bed at one end easily converts to become bunk beds, and the dining table at the other end folds down to make a double bed.
To keep the environmental impact of the accommodation to a minimum the huts are not connected to a mains electric supply. Electric lighting is provided by means of a solar panel on the roof offering an easy and safe means of lighting.
The huts are fully equipped with
- Wood burning stoves, so they are really warm and cosy
- Cooking equipment
- Tumblers, wine glasses and mugs, tumblers, tea and coffee pots
- Milk jug
- Cutlery and enamelware crockery
- Sauce pan, milk pan, frying pan
- Cast iron cooking equipment specifically designed for cooking on the open fire
- Consumables: including a few tea bags and some coffee and sugar on board as well as loo roll a j cloth, tea towel and washing up liquid
- Linen provided includes 2 pillows per person in cases and a duvet in a case as well as a fitted sheet for each bed. We do not provide towels
THE WASH HUT
The wash hut provides washing facilities. It houses two loos with basins and two showers. Each have both a hot and a cold water supply. There is also loo roll and hand soap in the wash hut.
THINGS TO BRING
A torch, towels, marshmallows, a lighter, car phone charger and some wellies!
HIRE A BELL TENT AND CAMPING
Bring your own tent, or alternatively we have 5 of our beautiful bell tents available for hire, that will be all set up and waiting for you on your arrival in one of our picturesque campsites. Our campsites offer wash huts with 2 loos and 2 piping hot showers, private fire pit per pitch and a covered seating area in case of any changes in the Great British weather!
The Hub is a functional shop, meeting place and Spa designed to meet the needs of a small rural community, as well as guests to the village.
It is a unique celebration of everything local. The products, the people and the place. Bringing these things together in one place, we aim to offer a great range of products showcasing local Food and drink, as well as art, crafts, activities, experiences and even camping equipment that can’t be found anywhere else. Everything you find in here (with the exception of maybe Paracetamol and Nappies) has a story to tell.
In bringing all these people together and building network that works in a collaborative way we aim to support and promote other small businesses like our own, as well as supporting community projects and offering rural employment.
Providing a friendly service and amazing products and experiences in a fun, sustainable environment is incredibly important to us. We have followed in the footsteps of The Original Hut Company when creating The Hub.
Here at The Hub we’ve got together with the Natural Spa Factory to build an on site Spa where you can truly relax and unwind. We also stock and use amazing products by Evelyn’s of Sussex and Candaroma, both of these local companies are owned and run by aromatherapists with years of industry experience
FOOD AND DRINK
Come and enjoy fresh locally sourced food in our family friendly noshery! We serve breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea – all home made on site and with a daily Lunch Menu
Our shop is stocked full of local goods and all of your camping essentials!
We’ve worked to bring together local businesses so that The Hub has something for everyone. From gentle country walks to foraging for your supper to the more adrenaline filled activities, we’re set up for all types.
Everyone involved has been hand selected due to their love and passion of what they do. We want you to go home with a smile on your face and we’re sure that our group of lovely instructors will help this happen.
- Electric Bike Hire
- “The Dig”
- Paddle Boarding
- Wild Swimming
DAYS OUT in the area include
Bodiam Boating Station
Go Ape! (Bedgebury)
Great Dixter Gardens
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Lighthouse Bakery School
The Kent and East Sussex Railway
FOOD AND DRINK in the area include
Chapel Down Vineyard
Rent a cherry tree
Sedlescombe Organic Vineyards
The Castle Inn
The Swan Restaurant @ Chapeldown
HUT PRICES FROM
£84 per hut per Night
£235 per hut for a Short Break
£420 per hut for a Weeks Break
The prices listed are inclusive of water, gas, firewood and bed linen
RENT A TENT PRICES
There is a camping fee of £22 per pitch per night + £3.30pppn for adults and £2.20pppn for children + the Bell tent hire charge of £55 per night.
We can arrange an exclusive site for the tents. For this service we remove the camping charge from the invoice and charge £375 per night for the site.
A surcharge of £7 per person applies to all stays
Car Parking is a short distance across the field from the huts