Ideal rural retreat for walkers, cyclists, history and nature enthusiasts, families, dog-lovers or for a romantic getaway! This cosy wooden cabin is a simply lovely place to stop and unwind. Set near to a small Sussex village with direct access onto the South Downs, Iford is on the wild fringes of historic Lewes (2 miles), vibrant Brighton (7 miles) and Newhaven ferry and beach (6 miles). Being close to a road sometimes the sound of traffic is audible.
Set close to the main house but in a 3-acre plot with far-reaching views of rolling fields and Mount Caburn, the hut has its own entrance gate, private veranda, outdoor dining and fire pit seating and converted stable block with glamping style WC (no flush), cold water basin, hot shower and steaming sauna! Bike storage a plenty. Family friendly. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
The vintage-style Shepherd hut feels like a step back in time, but is well equipped with mod cons for comfort: electric lighting, induction hob and mini fridge for self-catering, Wi-fi access, DAB radio all powered from our own solar panels. Fully insulated for all-season stays. Outdoor firepit/BBQ and logs provided.
Sleeps one or two, plus there’s a roll up futon mattress to squeeze in a third.
You get the run of the Shepherd hut and stable block wash facilities - access to bike storage/wood shed. Off-street parking. Use of garden fire pit seating; herb garden; field access to public footpath (walks to Lewes/Iford village/Rodmell). We also have a dedicated space for drying clothes.
You will have free access to a well stocked fridge - choose what you want and then cook it up in the hut. All tastes will be catered for, anything you may want that could be 'off the menu' let us know and we will get it in for you.
A guaranteed friendly welcome. Local information leaflets and recommendations of local areas of interest and places to eat. Breakfast menu choices to suit the guests
The hut is situated in a family cottage garden setting with two boys, a young dog and horses in the adjoining field. Although we can guarantee the tranquillity of the countryside by night… we can’t 100% guarantee that you won’t be disturbed by the kids or dog playing by day! Please do bear in mind that this is a family home Air BnB listing. Although the Shepherd hut is sheltered away from the house, we all share the driveway and areas of the garden. We are close to the C7, a road that links two local towns, and during rush hour (7 - 9am and 4 - 6pm) the noise of the cars as people scurry from one place to the other is audible.