The Hogget Hut at the Hidden Hillside

UK England South East England East Sussex Battle

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A shepherd's hut for two in the grounds of a 17th century farmhouse between Battle and Hastings.

Deep in what the local tourist board calls “1066 country” is a little hideaway called The Hogget Hut. It’s a lovely bolthole between the East Sussex towns of Battle and Hastings, an hour and a half from London and just a 15-minute drive from the sea. This part of the southeast was, of course, the scene of a bloody fight for the English crown back in 1066. Now, however, it’s a peaceful place that’s known for great camping, where the biggest fight you’re likely to encounter is in the summer when camping pitches and glamping hideaways are particularly hot properties. Thank goodness, then, for places like The Hogget Hut, which stands self-contained and alone in an acre of space you don’t have to share with anyone.

Off-grid and on a farm, this little hut is suited to those who want to get away from it all. While having no WiFi and no place to charge your phone might be a concern to some, the people who’ll enjoy it here will see that as one of its charms. Others include the hut’s reclaimed, stained-glass windows and parquet flooring and the tiny but efficient log-burning stove that’s just right for keeping the place warm on cold nights. There’s an en-suite shower room and WC and an equipped kitchenette with a gas stove too. Outside, there’s an off-ground fire pit, a picnic bench and deck chairs.

This petite getaway is within the grounds of a 17th-century farmhouse that’s now a family home, so while you have your own space, help is never far away if you need it. In fact, despite the rural location on the edge of the tiny village of Crowhurst, everything you need for a weekend away is on hand. The village pub, The Plough, is within walking distance (just make sure you take a torch if you’re heading there for dinner) and there are pleasant walks direct from site in the Combe Valley Countryside Park. The nearby train station, a mile-and-a-half up the road, means you could come by rail (direct from London’s Charing Cross) and be perfectly happy right here. If you come with your own wheels though there’s much more to see — much of it within a handy five miles. There’s the seaside and the south coast, the countryside and its pubs and gardens and all those reminders of what happened here in 1066: the battlefield itself, the abbey built in penance and plenty of Norman castles.

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Facilities

The Hogget Hut (named after a young sheep, before it's first shearing) sleeps two and has been lovingly crafted to create a characterful, vintage shepherds hut, which compliments our unique and special rural location.

The Hogget Hut space includes an open plan living and sleeping space with reclaimed oak parquet flooring, wood burning stove, double bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen, kitchen and en-suite shower room.  Cozy evenings by the fire pit, or wood burning stove indoors.

While compact, the kitchen has all the equipment you need including gas hob and Belfast sink, pots and pans, crockery, a cafetière for morning coffee (bring your own favourite ground coffee), olive oil, salt & pepper, tea, sugar and instant coffee. A cold box is also available to keep the Prosecco and other essentials chilled!
The bespoke en-suite bathroom within the hut (with proper shower and hot water), completes the accommodation. No stumbling across a field in the dark to find the loo here!

Being off grid, lighting is powered by solar panels. This means no phone chargers or wifi and a chance to disconnect from tech and endless Zoom meetings, bliss!

Outside, the Hogget sits within its own private field of approximately one acre, with views over the valley and big skies for amazing sunsets. A fire pit is provided for camp fires and BBQ, with large table for dining outside and deck chairs for relaxing by the fire. The space and privacy of the one-acre field is entirely yours - you won’t be sharing with anyone.


Suitable For

The Hogget hut sleeps two. Regrettably no pets are permitted.

Nearby

The Hogget is situated in a remote, rural, but not isolated location, equidistant from Battle, Hastings and Bexhill. We are ideally located for exploring the historic market town of Battle, and the coast including Hastings Old Town, Bexhill, Camber and Rye - 1066 Country.
The highly regarded Plough Inn, Crowhurst, is within walking distance and a range of other fabulous pubs and eateries in the local area.  The Chequers Inn at Battle, a short hop on the train, is our personal favourite.
To make the most of our glorious rural location,  the Combe Valley Countryside Park starts at the head of our driveway, with wonderful country walks to explore and a chance to see a variety of birds and wildlife, including our local celebrity stork, and numerous swans.

Food & Drink

The Plough Inn at Crowhurst is within walking distance (bring a torch for night time, no street lights here!)
The Chequers Inn, Battle
The Salehurst Halt, Robertsbridge
Whites Seafood and Steak bar, Hastings or  Battle
The Wild Mushroom, Westfield

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The Owner Says

Tucked away at the end of a farm track, the Hogget Hut is a unique, handcrafted hideaway in the grounds of our farm. The Hogget is set in it's own one-acre field, with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings, fire pit and BBQ for summer nights, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and the comfiest bed.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, stunning views and amazing sunsets, The Hogget has all the ingredients for a perfect adventure in this beautiful part of East Sussex.

Accommodation

A single shepherd's hut.

The Hogget Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Tucked away at the end of a farm track, the Hogget Hut is a unique, handcrafted hideaway in the grounds of our farm. The Hogget is set in it's own one-acre field, with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings, fire pit and BBQ for summer nights, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and the comfiest bed.

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Location

Contact The Hogget Hut at the Hidden Hillside, Bynes Farm, Royal Oak Lane, Crowhurst, East Sussex TN33 9BY

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Getting There

To get to the Hogget Hut, using The Plough Inn at Crowhurst as a landmark, head up the hill with the Plough on your left. Take the next left, signposted to Catsfield and Ninfield. Take the next sharp left turn into Royal Oak Lane, which is unmarked but has a ‘no through’ sign.
Follow Royal Oak lane until the end (about 1/2 mile). We are located at the very end on the right, just before a farmyard ahead.
Crowhurst railway station is approximately 1.5 miles, taxis can be pre-booked. Alternatively taxis wait at Battle station (one stop before Crowhurst)

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