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- Adults-only shepherd’s hut in a private one-acre woodland
- In the South Downs National Park, 20 minutes’ walk from wild swimming
- Outdoor shower, hammocks, firepit, barbecue and kitchenette on site
Heading to the South Downs National Park, an International Dark Skies Reserve? Bluebell Shepherd’s Hut has exclusive use of a one-acre, fenced woodland in the national park. It’s alongside a Woodland Trust meadow and there’s a 500-acre ancient beech forest on the other side of your private chestnut fence (what a spot for wanders and picnics).
Down a narrow lane and over a little stream, this is a wildlife haven indeed. Expect birdsong, hazel and oaks, rare plants and fungi, birds, wildflowers, orchids and creatures like deer and buzzards. There’s also a not very well-known wild swimming hole on the river Arun 20 minutes’ walk away down a track.
The adults-only hut has been hand built and kitted out with a capsule kitchen, which has a two-ring electric hob (which can be taken down to the firepit area with an extension lead), a toaster, kettle, fridge and a Moroccan sink (there’s a hot-water tap too). Walk for miles in all directions, then shower off in the hot outdoor gas shower, which has log walls, a timber roof and monogrammed robes, towels, toiletries and a hairdryer provided.
Being wifi free means you’ll get some true quality time. Eat alfresco-style on the table and bench under the tall oak. There are two firepits, one with a barbecue, and wood provided. Other facilities include a pong-free composting loo with its own library, off-road parking, a cosy woodburner, an electric oil-filled radiator, a desk and a four-foot bed with a memory foam mattress and high-quality bed linen.
Expect some snacks upon arrival, but for more supplies, just head to Fittleworth’s community shop, which has a deli and local produce (10 minutes’ drive). Wisborough Green (five minutes) has two pubs, a tearoom, village green and a post office. The owners’ house is a short walk away if you need them and they have a cocker spaniel who’s happy to make friends.
Open from 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024
Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
The woodland paths are very uneven, but the site will provide two torches. It is recommended that you bring a headtorch.
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Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 3.7m width x 2.1m length (12.0ft width x 7.0ft length) Calculated area: 7.8m² (84.0ft²)
There is a taller-than-average step into the shepherd's hut. The bed is accessible by a small four-rung ladder as it is somewhat higher than a standard bed.
|Max. persons||2 x|
3.7m width x 2.1m length
(12.0ft width x 7.0ft length)
Calculated area: 7.8m² (84.0ft²)
|Year of manufacture||2020|
(1 x eco toilet, 1 x shower)
Open space (1 x queen sized bed)
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Dining table and chairs|
|Dry toilet / eco toilet|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Gowns and slippers|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Shower room with WC|
|No dogs allowed|
7 nights or more discount (25%)
Monday 1 April 2024 > Thursday 31 October 2024
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From the manager...
I'm so glad you enjoyed your break from the city! It was a pleasure to host you and you are welcome any time. Thank you for your lovely comments. With kind regards, Jane
We absolutely loved staying at Bluebell! I'll be honest, I …
From the manager...
Oh thank you for this lovely review and above all, I'm so delighted that Bluebell won you over and you were able to recharge in the woodland. We'd love to host you again. Thank you for your care and kindness. With kind regards,
Excellent Site, Clean Facilities and very friendly Staff.
From the manager...
Amazing , relaxing, charming and a great place to stop and be.
From the manager...
Thank you for this wonderful review, Sarah. We are delighted you enjoyed your relaxing weekend immersed in nature. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Bluebell shepards hut is amazing, we had the best two night stay.
From the manager...
We are so glad you felt so welcome and enjoyed the treats and the owls! And of course, the outdoor shower and the spaniel. You are always welcome,
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Queen St — 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Crossroads — 12.0 miles
- Train stations
Pulborough Rail Station
— 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Billingshurst Rail Station — 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Amberley Rail Station — 6.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing
— 19.1 miles
19.1 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 19.4 miles
19.4 miles Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 25.4 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport
— 15.4 miles
15.4 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 19.3 miles
19.3 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 19.7 miles
The site is opposite a sign warning about a 15% incline hill. Continue up the track into the woodland. They are just past Westland Cottage. Billinghurst station is 15 minutes’ drive away.
Attractions and activities nearby include:
- Petworth (antiques and places to eat): 10 minutes’ drive
- Petworth House and Park (National Trust country house with an art collection): 15 minutes
- Pulborough (kayaking hire): 15 minutes
- Knepp Castle Estate (walks on a castle estate with a rewilding project): 25 minutes
- Arundel Castle (medieval castle): 25 minutes
- Chichester (cathedral city): 35 minutes
- Littlehampton (seaside resort town): 35 minutes
- Climping beach (peaceful beach): 35 minutes
- Bognor Regis (seaside resort): 40 minutes
- West Wittering (beach): 50 minutes
- Brighton: an hour.
- Fishers Adventure Farm Park (3.1 miles)
- Petworth House & Park (3.4 miles)
- Parham House & Gardens (5.5 miles)
- Petworth House and Park (3.3 miles)
- Oakhurst Cottage (10.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Bluebell Shepherd's Hut cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bluebell Shepherd's Hut will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Bluebell Shepherd's Hut have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Bluebell Shepherd's Hut dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Bluebell Shepherd's Hut? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Petworth (antiques and places to eat): 10 minutes’ drive - Petworth House and Park (National Trust country house with an art collection): 15 minutes - Pulborough … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Bluebell Shepherd's Hut?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Bluebell Shepherd's Hut? From £86.25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability