The Shepherd's Return
The Hollow – Sussex
Shepherd's hut for 2 from £120 per night
Not suitable for children
Not suitable for pets
Years ago Lizzie Staples 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 Shepherds Return. The idea of a simple yet magical space has been realised in the calm of her West Sussex country garden just an hour from London.
The hut, close to the house but with countryside stretching out all around, is simply decorated, with soft wood colours and red gingham curtains giving it charm and warmth. In keeping with its setting in the natural beauty of the south downs, it is lit and heated only by solar and wood fuel. The shower and bath are up at the cottage and so, for the moment, is the loo although a mini shepherd’s hut is arriving at the end of June to house one down by the main hut.
Lizzie tries to keep everything local and organic where possible, from the sheepskin hot water bottle to all the natural wool bed linen and the breakfast hamper that arrives every morning to put your day of relaxation on the right track.