shepherd huts are outdoor living with a twist – luxury, comfort, beautiful countryside and the great outdoors.

The Rolling Downs

About us

Welcome to The Rolling Downs and we are now taking bookings for the 2017 season opening on Friday 17th March

The Rolling Downs shepherd huts are outdoor living with a twist – luxury, comfort, beautiful countryside and the great outdoors. Our two huts can sleep up to four adults and two young children. Our main hut has a bespoke kitchen area and thoughtfully designed shower room. It has everything you could need!

A wind turbine with a solar panel is sited elegantly next to the shepherd huts and provides all the power needed for an eco-friendly experience making this a sustainable holiday choice.

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or a rural retreat with the family our shepherd huts are the perfect accommodation.

The Rolling Downs welcome you to unwind, read a book, play outside and enjoy the view.

Branching Out Adventures is right on our doorstep and has High Ropes, Low Ropes, Zip Wire and Climbing Walls – some thing for kids of all ages! (6+ subject to height)

contact@therollingdowns.co.uk or Clare 07941133370

 

 

Reviews

28th-30th October
Absolutely perfect stay. We fell in love with The Rolling Downs! We spent a lot of time here, reading, playing games, snoozing, walking, having fires and so many mugs of tea. We also explored Wakehurst Place and went to Brighton too. Mostly we just wanted to be here – its so cosy and perfect and an excellent break away from children and work! Thank you.
Johnny and Laura

14th-16th October
What a lovely place. Nice and peaceful for a quiet break away, we will bringing the children next time, they will love it here. The hut is warm and cosy, the bed is so comfy, best nights sleep had in ages. Will definitely be coming back to this lovely place.
Jamie and Kelly

7th-9th October
We have loved our stay in the shepherds hut! It is beautiful – lovely hut, pretty surroundings in such a peaceful spot.
The hut has everything we could need and has been so much warmer than we expected! With the woodturner on we were super toasty! Ella was very excited about her mini-bunk and your kingsize bed is one of the comfiest I’ve slept in – beats hotels hands down!
We’ve enjoyed exploring the surrounding land, a train ride from the wildfowl park and the fire pit campfire!
Even though we only live a short ride away in Brighton, we’ve been able to ‘get away’ here and introducing our daughter to the best aspects of camping while being safe, secure and toasty warm in such unique accommodation.
We’ll be back! Thank you!
Nicole,Robbie and Ella

30th Sept-3rd Oct
We have all had and amazing weekend, the last one in my thirties! Our son loved all the walks in the fields, the swing and the train ride, we have never done anything like this before but we will do it again. Singing by the fire pit and getting muddy in the forest looking for witches huts was all fun, back to The Green Man for lunch. Trips to Brighton and Eastbourne were great too and the weather was perfect, woke up to rain on the roof the first day then sunshine after that. Thanks for letting us stay here.
Sadie, Mark and Toby

16th-18th September
What a splendid two nights we’ve had here! The shepherd hut had everything we could possibly need. On our first night, we had a brilliant dinner at The Pelham Arms and the next morning we set off on a walk from Lewes station, past The Anne of Cleeves housing then down Juggs Lane where we found the old windmill. We had a delicious lunch at The Juggs pub in Kingston village and then bought lots of lovely supplies from the Spring Barn Farm shop. On our second night we made a rather impressive campfire/BBQ in the fire pit, it worked a treat!
Now we are off to explore the motor cars and wildfowl round the corner and were heading to Charleston Farmhouse and The Ran Inn later. Very sad to leave The Rolling Downs – we will come again! Thank you!
Teegan and Tom

2nd-5th September
We’ve had a lovely three nights here – mixed weather but pleasant and so comfy in hut we don’t want to leave! Loved the miniature railway and the eldest had a great time at Branching Out. Very tasty pizzas from the nearby campsite for an easy dinner, otherwise had a bbq and big fire outside on the last night. A fab break,thanks.
Kathryn, Richard, Oscar and Iris.

1st September 2016
This was a brilliant stay and the shepherds hut couldn’t have been better. We loved visiting the museum and making s’ mores in the evenings. The hut was very cosy and peaceful and it had everything we needed.
The beds were so warm and comfy and we loved the games and books on the shelf.
Altogether a very lovely holiday, we will definitely come again
The Triggs Ashford

21st August 2016
I’ll make this short and sweet like our stay…Everything was perfect.
The Wilkinson family, Brighton

19th August 2016
The shepherds hut looked exactly like the website! I love the colours of both huts. The boys enjoyed the tree swing, BBQ fire and miniature railway.
We went to Branching Out and tried the high ropes – lots of fun!!
The beds were comfortable and the suspended bed is a good idea. Great having kitchen and bathroom in the hut. The shower stayed warm for three showers in a row and was better than expected! A lovely escape to the countryside.
Thanks.
Rosie, Alex, Max and Alessio

12th August 2016
We had a magical stay and can’t wait to come back.
Sarah, Jess and Hari

August 2016
What a real treat to have breakfast overlooking beautiful countryside and to sit in the evenings with a cosy campfire
toasting marshmallows on sticks. Our four year old son loved his high bunk and the simple freedom of going off to play on the swing or ride his bike around.
The hut had everything we needed to enjoy our three night stay and even when we had rain showers a windy walk on the beach or an adventure in the woods soon had the rain forgotten. The hut was so warm, so no need for the stove.
Added bonuses were being able to get entry to house and gardens throughout our stay after paying once. Entry to the playground even when the house was closed! We saw the barn owl fly across approx 20.30and enjoyed the Green Man pub, Seven sisters, Seaford, Lewes castle and beautiful country walks.
Thank you so much.
Becky, Doug and C.

26th July 2016
We really enjoyed our stay, the whole place was a delight. We met Ingrid and cousin and i must say what lovely ladies they are, funny, kind and very interesting. We shall be back next month as i would love to spend more time in the daisy garden, stunning beautiful place!!!
Many thanks for a great stay and looking forward to my return. I really enjoyed the birds also but my whole favourite was the garden, the house and the stunning view. What a happy feel to the whole experience.
Annie

15th – 17th July 2016
Thanks for a great stay. The hut was perfect for me and my little boy to spend the weekend together – a perfect little adventure with enough luxury to keep mummy happy. We had a fun packed weekend – Drusilla’s on Friday, a family party on Saturday and Bentley Park on Sunday.
We hope to be back!
Rachel and Rex

14th July 2016
We had a lovely time in the huts. Our boys enjoyed the wildlife and the swing. The huts are lovely and so well equipped. Thank you!
Mark,Fiona,Laurie and Alec

16th June 2016
Dan brought me here to propose after we fell in love with the location during Chilled in a field festival. This dinky, well considered and private little cabin is perfect for couples and families alike. (i said ‘yes’ of course) and we look forward to bringing our little one here in future years. Thank you for a lovely time. Warmest regards
Dan and Beth

31st May 2016
We loved our stay! The hut was amazing and we all loved it. Our first trip out for a long time as a family!!! We spent lots of our time in ‘The Branching Out Adventures’ across the fields. Also you can get 10% discount when camping and the guys are so nice. It is suitable for all ages.
Thanks, Alice, Seb, Miranda and Kevin

23rd May 2016
A surprise two night break away to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary as we got married in the woods at Bentley this time last year,but camped at that time and very nice to have a proper bed now. Very tranquil here in the hut. Lots of happy memories.
Thank you, Ruth and Drew

Our Huts


In our main hut is a king-size bed (with two small bunks for young children), kitchen and a separate shower room with a porcelain toilet and hand basin.
White waffle towels are supplied. In our second hut are two full-size single bunk beds – big enough for grown-ups to sleep in too! (pictures coming soon)


Both huts have their own wood burners to keep you cosy on colder nights. Our huts are stocked with board games and outdoor games for use during your stay.
Skittles, quoits, rounders, and much more…. you will never be bored! There is also a small reading library & A picnic bench and fire pit are also supplied.


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Pricing

Prices include all linen and towels and also basic supplies including tea-towels, dish cloth, toilet rolls, matches, bin bags, tea, coffee (for a cafetiere) and sugar. BBQ utensils are also supplied for the fire pit. (Please note the beds for the children are 5ft long.)

 

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Family Hut
  • LOW SEASON
  • 17th May-30th March
    18th April-25th May
    5th June-20th July
    4th September-26th November
  • Smaller Hut is also available.
  • 7th night free when booking 1 week’s stay
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Additional £10 per child per stay (maximum 2 children)
  • 2 nights £180
  • £95.00 From Price / Per Night
  • Availability
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Family Hut
  • HIGH SEASON
  • 31st March-17thApril
    26th May-4th June
    21st July-3rd September
  • Smaller Hut is also available.
  • 7th night free when booking 1 week’s stay
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Additional £10 per child per stay (maximum 2 children)
  • 2 Nights £210
  • £105.00 From Price / Per Night
  • Availability
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Small Hut
  • LOW SEASON
  • 17th March-30th March
    18th April-25th May
    5th June-20th July
    4th September-26th November
  • Only Available when booked with the Family Hut
  • 7th night free when booking 1 week’s stay
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • 2 Nights £110
  • £55.00 From Price / Per Night
  • Availability
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Small Hut
  • HIGH SEASON
  • 31st March-17th April
    26th May-4th June
    21st July-3rd September
  • Only Available when booked with the Family Hut
  • 7th night free when booking 1 week’s stay
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • 2 nights £130
  • £65.00 From Price / per night
  • Availability

Contacts

If you would like to enquire about booking our shepherd huts please fill in and submit the form below and we will come back to you and confirm the availability and price. Or you can call us on 07941133370

Address

Benltley Wildfowl Halland East Sussex BN8 5AF

P:07941133370

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