Guest Information

Tucked away in a secluded meadow, our Shepherd’s Huts are surrounded by ancient woodland and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. Spend sunny days exploring the countryside, cook on an open campfire or simply relax under a shady tree. And our guest information gives lots of details for your stay. If the weather’s not so hot, the huts provide a warm, cosy retreat from the worst that the elements can throw at them. See our Things To Do page for ideas about days out in the area.

You’ll find leaflets in your hut containing guest information, the most important of which is the Survival Handbook and your essential guide. Find your way around site, how to light the hurricane lamps, and making the perfect campfire are all covered. Consult this guest information leaflet to get to know your woodburning stove, log store locations, and coping with composting toilets.

Explore the area and discover our lovely local country pubs!

Also part of the information for guests in your Shepherd’s Hut are six local walks shown in the Walks leaflet. Ranging from just over a mile, to 8 miles, take a gentle stroll into Hambledon village or to the top of Old Winchester Hill. The walking routes include opportunities to stop at one of the ten local pubs indicated on the map. Some are award-winning for their delicious food, but make sure to book if you intend to eat.

Discover the many other footpaths in the area including part of The South Downs Way, The Monarch’s Way, and the Wayfarer’s Walk. Enjoy spectactular views across most of Hampshire from Old Winchester Hill (the namesake of our Old Winchester Shepherd’s Hut)! And climb Butser Hill, to enjoy more stunning views, at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Butser Shepherd’s Hut was named after the hill located at this beautiful local nature reserve.