The Shepherd's Return | Shepherd's hut in Sussex | Canopy & Stars

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The Shepherd's Return - Shepherd's hut in Sussex

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The Hollow

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A lovingly crafted and decorated shepherd’s hut, perfectly located an hour from London in the glorious Sussex countryside...

Lizzie came across a magazine article that planted the idea of owning a shepherd's hut in her head. She was instantly smitten by their simplicity and magic and after a long wait and much consideration, she created The Shepherd's Return. The idea of a simple yet magical space has been realised in the calm of her West Sussex country garden which is just an hour from London.

The hut, close to the house and neighbouring The Bothy, but with countryside stretching out all around, is simply decorated, with soft colours and red gingham curtains, giving it charm and warmth. In keeping with its setting in the natural beauty of the South Downs, the hut is lit and heated by solar and wood fuel. The shower and bath are up at the main cottage and there is a camping loo in a mini shepherd’s hut next to the main hut.

Lizzie tries to keep everything local and organic where possible, from the sheepskin hot water bottle to the natural wool bed linen and the breakfast hamper that arrives every morning to put your day of relaxation on the right track.

Our guests say...

Had an absolutely wonderful time. Lizzie is such an awesome host. The Shepherds Return is so wonderful and is set in beautiful countryside. Perfect for getting rid of the day to day stresses. We will be returning



Our stay was delightful in every way. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home - Lizzie and her furry friends were excellent hosts. The hut is beautiful, and the bed incredible - we slept better than we had in months and felt like new people the next day. Which was good, as we needed the energy the next day for a wonderful walk across the Downs (easy to reach from the property). We were unfortunate with the weather for a summer's weekend, but it didn't matter as the rainy hours were happily spent snuggling down in the hut with a good book. Lizzie recommended a fantastic local pub we liked so much we went back the next night too. All in all, our 2-night stay ended up feeling like, and with the benefits of, a week-long stay!



We had a very relaxing and peaceful weekend away it a very nicely done up shepherd's return it was very comfortable and sweet.



We had a 2 night stay at the shepherds return the host Lizzie was an amazing host, she served us the most amazing breakfast and looked after us exceptionally well. while we where there we dined at two local country pubs which Lizzie had told us about, they served very good food and good value.



My fiance and I stayed at The Shepherds Return for two nights in March 2015 and we had the most wonderful time! We were celebrating our anniversary and my partner's birthday, and it was a very special experience. The hut is beautiful, warm and chic, and the stove is just amazing! Lizzie, the owner, is absolutely lovely. She is so friendly and welcoming, and she lights the stove for guests in the evenings. She also provides delicious treats including flasks of hot chocolate, trays of tea and biscuits, the most amazing, wholesome breakfasts, hot water bottles at night, and great foodie recommendations. The setting is so peaceful and gorgeous, and we really enjoyed spending the weekend there. Thank you Lizzie!



"We truly loved the little hut, and were overwhelmed by Lizzie's hospitality. We didn't get to see as much of the surroundings as we would have liked, as we arrived late in the evening due to me being away on business. We will be back I'm sure. But the time we spent in the hut was truly memorable, one of those time capsules where you're so grateful you get to experience stuff like that in life. Lizzie has done a lovely job here, and helped to give a lot of people lots of beautiful memories"



"Love affair with happy ending! this is how I can describe the stay. Amazing host and amazing views. This stay has been the most relaxed I have been in a very long time. Best things was the host, Lizzie. She was amazing and made the best scrambled eggs."



"We had a fantastic weekend.  It was the perfect relaxing weekend break away from London. The host, Lizzie, was fantasic, booking us into pubs for dinner, bringing breakfast in bed and hot chocolate and a hot water bottle in the evening."



"We had the most wonderful stay. The owner couldn't have been more hospitable and the hut and surroundings were so romantic. Will definitely return!!!"



"Our stay was exceptional. The owner, Lizzie is an amazing host and made our stay truly memorable."



"Our stay at The Shepherd's Return was magical. After reading the other reviews on here we were really excited to spend our first wedding anniversary there and we weren't disappointed. The hut itself is kitted out to the highest quality and is beautifully presented and so cosy. Beautiful views from your window and just a step away from an equally well presented loo. What really makes your stay special is Lizzie, the owner. She has thought of everything and has clearly put her heart and soul into the hut and also in making your stay a special one. The breakfasts are amazing! Her attention to detail is exquisite and she really goes above and beyond in suggesting ideas of things to do and places to eat, even providing a taxi service so you don't even have to do that! It is so peaceful there save for the sounds of the stream at the end of the garden and also the already mentioned owl! It all helps to make your stay really special and one you will never forget. An amazing place to soothe the soul, made even more special by the amazing Lizzie.  We will definitely be back. Thank you!"



"The Shepherd's Return; well, what can we say about this place other than it was an amazing experience. Lizzie's hospitality and warmth is present throughout the whole stay; the little extra personal touches Lizzie adds enhances the experience like no other b&b would do: the crumpets and tea on arrival; getting the log fire started before you return from your dinner; as well as the beautiful afternoon tea and cake, to name but a few of these extras! The hut itself is beautifully decorated and the log fire keeps you warm and cosy, with the beautiful South Downs surrounding the hut. Lizzie is full of information, recommendations and directions for places to visit, eat and walk, taking all the stress that usually comes with these tasks, ensuring you feel totally relaxed and have a stress-free break. This place is one of a kind and if you want a relaxing break away from it all and don't mind the countryside then do not hesitate; you will not be disappointed!"



"We had a really great time at the Shepherd's Return. It's a wonderful place and perfect for a few days get away. The outside firepit was a really nice touch and meant we could sit outside until late after a day out."



"Our stay at the Shepherd's Return was exactly what we needed. It was great to get away from London for the weekend and be in the middle of the country. Our host, Lizzie was great. She was kind, thoughtful and helpful at all times. The location of the Shepherd's Return was perfect: in the heart of the downs, where we went on lovely walks, spotted deers and enjoyed the peaceful country lifestyle. The breakfast was amazing and everything was organic which really added to its charm. Thank you Lizzie!"



"Would (and have) recommended to others. Very easy booking process. Was arranging a surprise anniversary weekend and the owner Lizzie was extremely helpful with suggestions and arrangements when I contacted her by phone. The tranquility and hospitality were first class. Our every need was anticipated and it was like a home from home. Lizzie's attention to detail and luxury in the hut make it a very cosy and special place. The hospitality and the lovely breakfasts were better than expected and helped make the stay even better value."



"We loved our weekend at The Shepherds Return, it was such a warm and cosy place to spend an autumn weekend. The hut is beautifully decorated, the bed is very comfy, and we loved the wood-burner, which kept us nice and toasty (not to mention the hot water bottle & flasks of tea ) At night we fell asleep to the sound of the owl's calling which was so special. The owner, Lizzie, was very thoughtful and welcoming - we loved all the little treats - like home made biscuits after our walk on the south downs. We came back feeling rested, refreshed, and spoiled by the delicious organic breakfasts. Thank you Lizzie for creating such a magical place."



"A thousand words can't express how comfortable we felt at this lovely place. You have put so much love and feeling into your shepherd's hut"


Ute & Karsten

"My fiancé and I had the most relaxing and peaceful 2 days at The Shepherds Return we have EVER had. We cannot put into words how much we enjoyed going to sleep snuggled up in the caravan and waking up to the sound of the stream and stunning brekkie served right outside the door by the wonderful Lizzie! Lizzie was the best host, not only for her loving personality but also for her spot on recommendations for country walks and village pub dinners. This place really is every stressed Londoner's dream - so much so these two Londoners are now planning a move to Sussex!"



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