The Salty Shepherd is a beautifully appointed shepherd's hut located just a 10-minute walk from Camber Beach. For those who want to enjoy both coast and country, we really are the perfect place to stay. The hut enjoys uninterrupted views over the Walland & Romney Marshes, with nothing surrounding you other than rural country views. The beautiful town of Rye is just a short drive away, as are many of East Sussex's attractions.
Every feature in the hut has been carefully considered, ensuring guests have everything they need for an enjoyable and relaxing break away. As we are a farming family ourselves, we believe in supporting local businesses. We have tried to continue this ethos in the way we have designed and built our hut. It was built by Ashwood Shepherds Huts and is fully insulated, decorated to a high standard and has solid English oak floorboards throughout. Great care has been taken with the furnishings. You will find full-length linen curtains & blinds, a comfortable double bed with memory foam mattress, 100% French linen sheets and Egyptian cotton towels and tea towels.
There is a small kitchen inside the hut and we provide a fire pit for barbequing. What better way to end the day than sitting outside the hut at dusk, enjoying al fresco dining whilst watching and listening to the surrounding wildlife.
As we are entirely off-grid, the hut is powered by leisure battery on a 12v supply which provides the lighting, however, plenty of extra candles are provided. A gas canister heats the water and supplies the gas stove. The hut has en suite facilities, which includes a full-size shower, a small basin and eco loo. Of course, no shepherds hut would be complete without a wood burner, which can be used to boil the kettle, heat small meals or just to warm the hut on chilly nights.
Our shepherd's hut is truly a unique, luxury, glamping experience. It is in an entirely secluded spot and offers those staying the perfect place for complete relaxation. When waking in the morning, you will find there is complete silence apart from birdsong. We know the importance to find a place of solitude in this modern world and are pleased to be able to offer a bolt hole for those who want to rest, relax and recuperate.
The small village of Camber is well known for its incredible beach. The beach is seven miles long and stretches from the Rother Estuary at Rye Harbour, all the way to the Kent village of Dungeness to the east. It has the only sand dune system in East Sussex which is home to many unusual species of wildlife. A climb to the top offers one or two rather nice secluded picnic spots with an amazing view.
This area really has got a wide range of things to do; whether you are interested in antiques, architecture, castles or beautiful houses. However, one of the biggest draws is certainly the wildlife and birdwatching. The marsh is home to many unusual species of birds and the saltmarshes foster special plants that tolerate this level of salt.
Just a 10-minute drive from the hut and you will reach Rye. This historic Cinque Port town has a very distinctive and beautiful skyline as it rises above the marsh. It is full of history and beauty, which has led it to being featured in numerous films and documentaries. You will also find a variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
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Rates: From £100 per night. 2-night minimum stay.
Children are welcome by arrangement.
Pets are allowed by arrangement.
Sorry, no groups allowed.
A breakfast box can be provided for you when you stay. It contains bread, butter, apple juice, water, our own very free-range eggs, fruit, marmalade honey and jam, granola, yoghurt or bacon and sausages. This costs just £15-20 depending on contents and will easily feed 2. All items are locally sourced. Subject to availability; please contact us for details