Higler Hut

UK England South East England East Sussex Heathfield Wimbles Farm

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Inspired by historical stories of a local chicken dealer, this simple, romantic and comfortable hut for adult couples can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Romantic, back-to-basics stays are offered in this cute cabin on a farm site in East Sussex.

  • Cosy and romantic with a wood-burning stove and fire pit outside
  • The most secluded glamping spot on a small site – with own eco-loo
  • Perfect for fishing fans as there is a private coarse fishing lake on site

The Owner Says

The Higler hut is set well away from the rest of the camping areas under the partial shade of an old oak tree.  Constructed by me from scented Cedar wood  using  recycled materials the hut is full of charm and quirky ideas to amuse you. The hut is simply laid out with French Double bed, Chilly Billy wood burner, comfy seats and reading lights. There is a single burner gas cooker for kettle boiling and simple cooking, and sink. Outside there is a Gas BBQ and covered kitchen area, hot shower, compost loo, fire pit and grid, picnic bench and two comfy chairs. No dogs allowed in the Higler Hut. Adults only – children are not permitted in the hut.

About Wimbles Farm

Suitable For


The nearby Cuckoo Trail is a great option for cycling or walks, weaving its way through woods, fields, and the best of the rolling Sussex countryside. Normans Bay, named after the Normans who landed here a thousand years ago, is 25 minutes away; or if its raining pop into The Observatory Science Centre (01323 832731) on selected evenings when you can look through impressive telescopes at events in the night sky. Brighton (45 minutes away) has a fabulous array of activities to keep you busy, whilst a lengthy walk along the South Downs National Park (England’s newest National park) is certainly a must do given its proximity. Lewes (17 miles) is a pretty little market town with great shops, thousands of flea markets and a number of decent pubs. Don’t leave without visiting its enchanting castle (01273 486290) built during the days of William the Conqueror, and continuing the history theme just south of the town centre lies the historic Anne of Cleves House (01273 474610).

Food & Drink

The recently reopened Brewers Arms (01435 812435) is within easy walking distance and treats visitors to a quintessentially British country pub experience. The menu is eclectic and the food always fresh and (whenever possible) locally sourced. Also within walking distance is the Black Duck (01435 830 636), a 15th Century freehouse, situated in the depths of the East Sussex countryside. The traditional pub grub has gained an excellent reputation so you are strongly advised to book ahead. Classics include: deep-fried Brie in breadcrumbs & cranberry, local pork sausages with mash & onion gravy and pork tenderloin wrapped in Parma ham with mash potato and cider sauce. Visit Hank who runs the local farm shop (again within easy walking distance) for sausages and home-cured bacon that taste delicious on the campfire. There’s also some great little shops and supermarkets in the local market town of Heathfield (4 miles), which also gives the option of takeaways and restaurants.

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Wimbles Farm is located at Wimbles, Foords Lane, Vines Cross, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 9HA

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Getting There

By train, Polegate station is about 15 minutes away by taxi.

By car, from London follow M25 south to M23, exit J10 to join A22 to Maresfield, Take A272 to Cross-in-Hand, turn onto A267 to Horam and follow signs to Vines Cross, we are 1 mile from village on left hand side (you cannot see lake from the road you will see the barn with 2 reflective posts in front).

Polegate and Uckfield serve as the sites nearest train station with taxis available outside. Buses run every hour to nearby Horam and Newhaven ferry port is a 35 minute drive.