Anderida Shepherds Hut
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Cosy sleeping for four with a fold-down double bed and separate bunk room
- Self-contained glamping with kitchenette, separate compost toilet and shower cubicle
- Summer location in a wildflower meadow, winter location by the lake
The Owner Says
In the evenings enjoy a relaxed glass of wine around your own camp fire next to the hut, while the children are tucked up in bed. In summer the hut is positioned by itself at the top of the old river meadow, distanced from the campers. We provide all kitchen basics, and on request welcome pack which usually includes our fresh farm eggs, juice, bread, butter, milk, cereal. There is a small store of dried/tinned food which is available to purchase.
Outside there is a BBQ, Picnic table with umbrella, easy chairs for checking the stars! and large canvas sun shade for when it all get too much. There is plenty of room for games or pitching an additional tent if you have mates that want to join in (need to book separately). The river provides hours of fun for all ages
Our Hut provides accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children with a double bed and separate bunk room, a kitchenette with gas cooker, dining area and a unique recycled woodstove, hot shower cubicle (bring towels). We provide the bed linen & duvet for the double bed and bunk beds for children (under 16). The hut has its own clean eco compost toilet in a stylish beach hut with a poesy of fresh flowers!
In winter we move the hut lakeside, where it becomes a cosy retreat for adults.
Shepherd’s Hut sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years old).
About Wimbles Farm
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.
Wimbles Farm is located at Wimbles, Foords Lane, Vines Cross, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 9HA
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.