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The Merry Harriers

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General

  • Shepherd’s huts beside a pond on the grounds of a 16th-century pub
  • A 15-minute drive to Godalming; llama treks organised from the site
  • Units include smart TVs, coffee machines, wifi and underfloor heating

What could make a stay in a swish shepherd’s hut in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty even more spectacular? A scenic pond? Yep. A 16th-century pub just opposite? Definitely. And a group of llamas in the grounds...? 100%.

These animals hang out in the village of Hambledon: go wave hello on your way to drinks at The Merry Harriers inn (which the site belongs to), where you can still spy the list of landlords’ names written on the walls dating as far back as the early 1700s. Or better yet ask at the bar about treks with these furry creatures in tow; amble alongside them on The Greensand Way while they carry a picnic prepared for you by the pub (with options to add a bit of fizz as a treat…).

You could also sip a glass of vino – kept cool in the wine fridge – while lying back on the teak sun loungers beside the firepit outside your shepherd’s hut during cooler summer evenings or cosy up in front of the logburner inside in winter. Your slick space will also have a private bathroom with a shower and luxury toiletries, a flatscreen TV, wifi access and a Nespresso coffee machine.

The underfloor heating is a cosy addition to the hut and one that’s especially welcome after getting feet wet on a fly fishing in the local area (check on site about organised trips). You can spend time outdoors gazing at more than 1,000 different tree and shrub species at the National Trust - Winkworth Arboretum too, just over five minutes’ drive away, or in the 25 acres of woodland and hills at award-winning Ramster Gardens about 10 minutes down the road…


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6.7

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67% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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Booking was messed up, had to turn around and go home27/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The shepherd's huts at The Merry Harriers certainly looked very cute, but unfortunately I can't say much more than that, as when we arrived, we were told they'd never received our booking via Pitchup, and were fully booked, and as such we had to turn around and drive back home. They were very apologetic, and although I was very disappointed (and inconvenienced, due to spending money and taking time off work to get there) but, considering the current circumstances, understood that something had gone wrong somewhere, and it was probably just one of those (very frustrating) things. However, despite multiple emails to Pitchup (who insist it's The Merry Harriers' fault) I haven't got my deposit back and it's now been weeks. I'm sure this review will be taken down to comply with their 'policies' (which seem to only allow positive reviews) but I'm not getting anywhere with them, so let's see if this helps spur them into action.

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Great location , friendly staff but room for improvement07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    Location was great , great local walking paths, Shepard’s huts set around a small pond in a quiet location.

    Disliked: 

    service was very sloppy, very polite attentive staff however very sloppy and forgetful. food is over priced for the average standard. Good food but not at the same quality as the price point suggests. If you are charging £19 for a roast Dinner it needs to be amazing in my opinion.

    No kindling provided to start the inside or external fires. Shower drainage was extremely slow. (Shepard’s hut 5)

    No WiFi in Shepard’s huts although not a massive problem for us. But when charging over £200 a night it should be on offer if needed.

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Excellent, beautifully presented hut. Great food and staff.15/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Hut, food, staff

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    Nothing!

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Playground

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Takeout

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Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

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Portaloo

Pub toilets

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Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pub campground

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Location

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  • Hambledon Road, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, England, GU8 4DR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1449°N 0.6187°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Crossroads — 8.8 kilometres
Crossroads — 8.8 kilometres
Tesco — 10.6 kilometres
Train stations
Witley Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Milford (Surrey) Rail Station — 2.4 kilometres
Godalming Rail Station — 4.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 28.7 kilometres
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 28.8 kilometres
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 34.1 kilometres
Airports
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 30.8 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 31.8 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport — 31.9 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Cracking stately homes are rife in the rural lands around the South Downs: head to Petworth House and Park (20 minutes’ drive) for one of the best in the area, a mansion with a fine art collection displayed in grand rooms. You can see works by Turner, Flaxman and Blake here as well as take tours of the servants’ quarters or wander about in the 700-acre deer park.

Prefer cycling to sauntering? Bikes can be rented in Hambledon for tours of the countryside on two wheels.

While you’re in the village have a look inside the well-preserved Oakhurst Cottage with its renovated timber-framed front to see how labourers lived in the 16th century; the garden’s interesting too, as it’s planted with flowers that were popular in Victorian times.

Must see

  • Fishers Adventure Farm Park (15.5 kilometres)
  • Birdworld (16.0 kilometres)
  • Petworth House & Park (17.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Oakhurst Cottage (1.4 kilometres)
  • Winkworth Arboretum (2.9 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does The Merry Harriers have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Merry Harriers dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Merry Harriers? Cracking stately homes are rife in the rural lands around the South Downs: head to Petworth House and Park (20 minutes’ drive) for one of the best in the area, a mansion … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Merry Harriers?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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