Egerton, Nr Ashford
When you wish to hide away from the world and listen to that inner eco-warrior a stay at Moss Shepherds' Hut offers just that without ever losing the comforts you enjoy at home.
Escape the busy life and indulge in calm serenity and have peace to read that book you have always wanted to, chat to loved ones and just be..... Without the distractions of phones, Internet and TV you can completely unwind, (although 4G is very good and available if you need it!).
This beautifully presented shepherds hut, Moss, is one of a pair of huts, located in the heart of Egerton, extremely accessible yet feeling like you are a million miles from civilisation. This is an “off grid” experience with the fun of a camping style stay with the luxury of a comfy bed with hotel style linen and towels and a full shower-room. The hut sits in a sheep paddock / field with wonderful views across the countryside. Superb facilities have been considered including washing up area, covered cooking area with gas ring, logs, kindling, drinking water and even ice blocks for your garden fridge (a cool box!) Options available to add a breakfast box and even a cocktail box onto your stay. Enjoy 2 nights for a special price!
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Moss Shepherd's Hut - open plan shepherds hut accommodation with a separate private shower room hut, and outdoor under cover kitchen and washing up area.
The Main Hut
Living area / Sleeping area (sleeps 2) double bed includes under bed baskets for storage and hooks for clothes.
Small window table, fold down chairs for indoor dining.
Log burning stove (kindling and logs available at check in area) note this is the only source of heating.
Welcome pack of tea, coffee and treats - including marshmallows and skewers for the firepit, as well as drinking water bottles provided.
The garden kitchen area is located on the back of the hut and includes a double gas fuelled burner and grill, cool box (freezer blocks available at check in area), utensils, cutlery, crockery and gas stove kettle all supplied.
There is also a washing up area with bowl, with fairy liquid and tea towels and hot water.
The Shower Room Hut
Shower cabin with overhead shower and sink - powered by gas.
WC - which by all accounts is the smartest compost loo ever made. No whiffs no fuss. Uses wood shavings to vacate below the hut. Very clever!!
The garden area shares an enclosed sheep proof paddock with one other hut (Mist). Your superbly positioned hut has a covered balcony with views (you wouldn't know or see your neighbours beside you). On the lawn seating area with wooden chairs and table and fire pit.
The check in zone is approximately 200 yards away inviting those arriving to collect their freezer blocks as well as entry keys. Note the farm owners replace spare freezer blocks and kindling, and also drinking water daily for guests to collect as required.
Parking zone is also 200 metres away for 1 car.
You can let Mist in addition (look up Take Time Shepherds Hut) which sleeps 4 and private use of the paddock.
Egerton stands on a 350 ft ridge of Greensand 9 miles north-west of Ashford and has some of the most magnificent views across the Weald of Kent and Ashford valley. Egerton is the perfect place for long country walks, ample cycling routes on your doorstep, or a trip the seaside isn't far away with Hythe being only a 30 minute drive away, which has the lovely towns of Sandgate and Folkestone nearby also. If you are looking for nearby activities Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is a favourite and the World renowned Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are easily accessible by car. The Weald of Kent has so many beautiful villages to explore, why not stop off for lunch at one of the many pubs en-route, or enjoy a wander around Tenterden where you will find a variety of quirky interesting shops to browse.
Lovely stay 4.8/5
Myself and my partner stayed here for a night, it was lovely the place was spotless, the hosts where lovely and so helpful. It has fantastic views and the bed is very comfortable! Id say the only thing is Id preferred if there were a few more solar lights outside because its very difficult to see and navigate your way round at night, even with a torch! We will definitely be staying here again
Ellie Upton | 31 October 2022
A lovely remote get away 4.5/5
We enjoyed our short stay at the shepherds hut. It was perfect to get completely away from it all. Anne was very helpful and they had thought of all we would need. Cool packs to keep your food cold with a basic kitchen. We will definitely be returning! Thank you.
Rebecca Nazar | 08 August 2022
What a wonderful memories 4.3/5
Our stay at Moss Shepherd's Hut was a perfect stop to stay in peace and harmony with nature. The place was very cute with a beautiful view. Veronique has the sense of detail, everything is well thought to answer to all our needs. Thank you for your warm welcome. We will recommend you without hesitation. Lionel & Anne-Sophie
Anne-sophie Ranscelot | 26 July 2022
Very cosy cabin and having a fireplace outside and a wood burner inside definitely made the experience more pleasant. Amazing views of the sky on clear nights or a warm and cosy evening indoor with a small fire going. Got fantastic views at sunrise every morning. Heather and Anne were lovely and very accommodating and everything was spotless.
Baris | 17 September 2021
Wow what a place. This was more than we could have hoped for. The hut was immaculate and Heather had thought of everything you could possibly need. It is a stunning location and the peace and quiet was perfect for us. This weekend was to recharge and that is what we did. We walked, we read, we napped and we went to a coue of local pubs for meals. We cannot rate enough and would recommend to anyone for anytime.
Anonymous | 13 August 2021
We had a lovely stay. It was peaceful and quiet and we loved the sheep in the field nearby. The facilities and cleanliness were great and we were left to ourselves to enjoy a mini break away. The ladies were helpful with tips and suggestions nearby and the check in process was easy. Thank you.
Fay & Elle | 06 August 2021
Wow! What an amazing weekend we've just had! Great hosts, superb accommodation, beautiful location & a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The hosts have literally thought about every little detail. Thank you for an incredible stay we will definitely be back.
Emma | 25 June 2021
We absolutely enjoyed our stay here with Heather and Anne they are lovely hosts. When we walked into the hut it was very clean and tidy and they have made great efforts to add extra homely touches which we loved. Plenty of wood (we loved the fire pit and woodstove inside). We went on a really hot weekend and our food stayed cool with the cool box and ice blocks which is all provided for you. It was so quiet there just what you need to switch off and relax. Heather and Anne were easy to get hold of if you ever needed anything. We honestly couldn't ask for a better place or hosts. We highly recommend a visit here. Thanks again for an amazing weekend.
Michelle & Jo | 19 June 2021
This experience has been everything we were looking for from an escape to the country with a fantastic view. The pictures don't give it justice.
Megan | 18 June 2021
Absolutely loved this place! Definitely exceeded my expectations. Everything had been thought of, down to the marshmallows for the fire. Facilities were fantastic, immaculate and modern. Both the main hut and the shower room /toilet were surprisingly roomy and the main hut heats up really nicely with the fire going. I would highly recommend and hope to visit again soon.
Victoria | 17 October 2020