Egerton, Nr Ashford
Escape to the country and get off the grid with this pair of really super thought out Shepherds Hut. Offering cosy accommodation for 4 (2 people in each hut), with exclusive grounds, set on farmland with sheep roaming in Egerton's rolling countryside. This is true 'glamping', being the utmost eco-friendly experience whilst cleverly ensuring you have all your comforts covered for your special stay.
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Take Time Shepherds Huts
Two open plan shepherds hut accommodation with two separate private shower rooms beside each hut ,and outdoor under cover kitchen and washing up areas.
The main huts each comprise:
Living area / Sleeping area (sleeps 2) double bed includes under bed baskets for storage and hooks for clothes.
The living space includes room for dining table and fold down chairs for indoor dining. (Mist Hut is the larger one without a balcony where all four guests can dine inside)
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 Huts (named Skye and Fern)
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 is an enclosed sheep proof paddock complete with as mentioned the fire pits, outdoor seating and the beautiful amazing views both countryside and the moon lit skies!
The check in zone is approximately 200 yards away inviting those arriving to collect their freezer blocks and kindling 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 2 cars.
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.