Bed & Breakfast

Wake up to the the sounds of the South Downs National Park

Relax and enjoy the unique experience of a night in a shepherd's hut.

  • A cosy night in a comfortable double bed
  • A little wood-burning stove for chilly nights
  • Leave the top stable door open to watch the stars
  • The use of a bathroom just 15 yards from the hut
  • Electricity, hair dryers, radio
  • A small  table and chairs to enjoy an evening drink or breakfast in fine weather
  • Barbecue with a food hamper - menu available on request when booking
  • Terrace suppers - menus available on request when booking
  • Wake up to a delicious locally sourced breakfast
  • Packed lunches for your continued journey
  • Stables, fields, food and water for horseriders
  • Linen and towels

Price guide for The Shepherd's Hut.

  • Double occupancy is £80.00 per night bed & breakfast
  • Single occupancy is £50.00 per night bed & breakfast
  • Weekend rates on request

The History of the Shepherd's Hut

Huts such as this were lived in by shepherds during the lambing season.

We purchased our hut in Dorset 2 years ago and spent several months renovating it to the standard you see before you.  In the past Standean Farm had it's own huts to accommodate the shepherd watching over the sheep on the downs during the lambing season. It was also used to keep the flocks in a small area to fertilize the ground ready for crop growing.

The shepherd would have treated the hut as his bedroom, dining room, sitting room and kitchen all rolled into one.  The little stove tucked in the corner would have supplied heating for himself and any cold new born lambs, a place to cook his food and would have been fed with the off cuts of the wood from his hurdle making.  This was done in quieter times so he has plenty of fencing to hold his flock together. The hut would only have a small window and a hinged stable door positioned away from the prevailing wind so he could always hear his sheep.

Surrounding Attractions

From The Shepherd's Hut explore the South Downs National Park

The Chattri - An Indian War Memorial from WW1 for Indian soldiers who died in the Royal Pavilion then used, as a provisional hospital.

The Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon - Both offering wonderful views of North Sussex countryside

Jack & Jill Windmills - Two traditional Sussex corn windmills restored to working order and open to view on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Places to eat - Many delightful Sussex villages with quaint pubs to enjoy local ale and good food.

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