East Hoathly near Lewes, East Sussex
Bespoke shepherd’s hut hidden away in a 19th century pinetum in the Sussex Weald, perfect for romantic escapes to the countryside.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
Tucked away in the beautiful landscape of the Sussex Weald, surrounded by rolling hills and majestic conifer trees, this shepherd’s hut is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle. It’s located on the grounds of a 19th century pinetum which creates a fairytale feel with just deer, badgers and owls for company. Enjoy the peaceful scenery and the outdoor lifestyle, cooking on the BBQ and discovering footpaths through the surrounding woodland. This romantic rural escape is perfect for couples looking to unplug for a while and reconnect with nature.
Inside the carefully designed, bespoke shepherd’s hut, you’ll find plenty of luxuries to keep you cosy and comfortable during your stay. There’s a king-size bed tucked away to one side, sectioned off slightly by bookshelves, creating a cosy nook. In the centre, there’s a comfy living space with two armchairs positioned in front of a wood burning stove, the perfect spot to snuggle up on chillier evenings with a glass of wine and a good book. There’s also a well-equipped kitchenette with all the basics to get you started. Just past the kitchen, you’ll find the modern shower room with stylish black and brass fittings.
On sunny days, spend most of your time outdoors, sitting back and relaxing on the comfy seating, keeping an eye out for any wildlife that might wander by. You’re likely to spot plenty of birds including owls, badgers, bats, deer and maybe even a glow-worm or two. Other than these visitors, the shepherd’s hut has complete privacy in the tree-lined asparagus garden.
Enjoy a coffee outdoors and perhaps rustle up a cooked breakfast on the BBQ. Soak up the peace and quiet around the shepherd’s hut or go exploring by following one of the footpaths through the trees. The local village is just a 10-minute walk away where you’ll find a shop and a post office and there are four pubs in the area, serving up delicious food and craft beers. In the evenings, get the fire pit going back at The Asparagus Garden and enjoy a romantic dinner followed by a bit of star gazing.
If you fancy venturing a little further from your peaceful paradise, there’s plenty to do in the local area. Explore pretty market towns, such as Heathfield and Lewes or pack your walking boots and explore the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park and Ashdown Forest. Head down to the coast and spend the day in Brighton or visit some of the country’s finest vineyards and National Trust properties in the surrounding countryside.
There is a minimum stay of two nights.
Spring (March/April/May) - £135/night
Summer (June/July/August) - £150/night
Autumn (September/October/November) - £115/night
Winter (December/January/February) - £95/night
Christmas/New Year - minimum booking 1 week, £910/week
Check in is 3pm, day of arrival.
Check out is 10.30am, day of departure.
From Previous Guests
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We had such a relaxing stay, really peaceful. We enjoyed visiting The Kings Head and The Gun for dinner. David is a great host, very helpful and easily contactable should you need anything.
Stayed October 2023
So relaxing and peaceful spent a long time sitting round the firepit with a wine just listening to absolutely nothing. Excellent for stargazing. Everything you could possibly need was provided.
Stayed August 2023
We had a lovely stay in the summer. The shepherds hut had everything we needed and more! The hosts were very friendly and amazing! We would love to stay again!
Stayed July 2023
Lovely weekend stay with the added bonus of some glorious weather. Super cosy and a really comfortable bed. Would highly recommend a few nights here. No badgers spotted!
Stayed May 2023
Booked The Asparagus Garden last minute and even though it was torrential rain the first evening and all night, it was so cosy and everything at hand to get us fed and warm. Electric heater was on ready , we were able to light the wood burner and enjoy the cosiness. Bed and pillows so comfy. We drove to Waldron to The star Inn, so friendly and lovely food at at a good price. The second day, walked into East Hoathly, only 15 minutes, had breakfast at Muffins cafe, used the local shop and that evening ate at The Kings Head. All very good and again well priced. Had a lovely walk around Lewes, lovely park , castle and antique/junk shops to mooch around. Used the outside area for Bar b q. Would definitely love to stay here again as we love this area of East Sussex. Supermarkets only four miles away in Heathfield. A perfect short stay get away to listen to the birds and be surrounded by secluded trees. We had own Goldcrest and weasel visit us. Well done to the owners for this retreat !
Stayed April 2023
I took my boyfriend here at the end of April for early birthday celebrations and we couldn’t fault anything about this beautiful and cosy shepherds hut. When we arrived David and Catherine had made up a fire ready for us and gave us a detailed welcome pack with lots of information about the hut and the local area. On our first night we were lucky enough to be able to use the bbq pit for dinner as the weather was brilliant. We also visited the local pub The Kings Head for a few evening drinks. The hut had loads of little extras such as DVDS for the DVD player and a mini speaker which we used a lot during our stay by the fire. David and Catherine were always on hand should we need anything. Would 100% recommend this stay to our friends and family. Thanks again!
Stayed April 2023
My husband booked this as a surprise getaway for our Anniversary. As soon as we met the hosts David & Katharine we knew it was going to be good. They were so welcoming and warm. The asparagus garden is in a beautiful setting, very private and quiet and felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. All you can hear is birds in the bushes & trees. The accommodation itself was lovely, really cute with everything you could need. It was warm & cosy. The hosts had thought of everything to make it comfortable. Perfect kitchenette with even a bottle of milk from a local farm, alongside a few lovely bits and bobs supplied x good bathroom, with shower, great comfortable bed with lovely bedding and a lovely wood burner with plenty of wood supplied. We felt our shoulders drop as soon as we arrived and got settled and were completely relaxed. The little nearby village is like stepping back in time, with friendly locals, a fabulous cafe, and pub which we walked to and from in the evening. Waking up in the mornings, opening the wooden shutters and laying in the comfy bed with a cuppa was perfect. Just listening to and watching the birds and the rain on the roof. Was just so relaxing. James had booked for 2 nights but we asked if we could stay another night as we just didn’t want to leave. Luckily we were able to and again David & Katharine were very accommodating with this. An altogether amazing stay which we have already recommended to friends x
Stayed January 2023
Me and my partner wanted somewhere peaceful and tranquil to go and this place was perfect. It had everything you needed, plus some extra little pleasures (big marshmallows and hot chocolate). David and Katherine were perfect hosts, we knew that if we needed anything they were on hand. I will happily recommend this place to my friends/family.
Stayed January 2023
Booked for 3 nights as a birthday treat to get away from it all & destress. Worked wonders. Beautifully presented shepherds hut & everything you need is provided. Fantastic shower, super soft duvet & a well stocked kitchenette. David & Katherine are wonderful hosts and can provide a lot of info on the local area if you want to explore - but I was happy to just while away the hours, sat in front of the log burner with a mug of tea & a good book. It’s an easy 15 min stroll to the village of East Hoathly and the food in Muffins Cafe didn’t disappoint - huge portions! If the weather is good there is a secluded outdoor area with a fire pit - but I only utilised the microwave during my stay. Basics such as tea, coffee & milk were thoughtfully provided as well as a few little extra treats. I also liked the addition of the portable DVD player and caught up with a few box sets during my stay. I did venture as far as Staverton Nursery which was a lovely garden centre and can recommend their cafe too. Really enjoyed my stay at The Asparagus Garden - left feeling totally relaxed and will definitely be visiting again.
Stayed October 2022
We had an amazing stay in this cosy home. David & Katharine were incredible hosts, providing local information on hikes & everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. This is a great weekend away, drinking wine by the fire place & relaxing in a beautiful area. The facilities are everything you need, it's a very quiet area & good local pubs for dinners/drinks. Highly recommend staying here, in the winter it offers a cosy getaway for a quiet weekend, and in the summer you can utilise the outdoor area.
Stayed September 2022
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