Sweet Briar Shepherd's Hut

UK England South East England Kent Deal Ham Hideaway

  • Sleeps 3 (max 3 adults, 2 children)

  • Bed Linen Not Included

The Owner Says

As guests enter the hut via a winding pathway from a private gated car park, they will find one incredible bedroom that boasts a regal full sized double bed and can accommodate two guests. Beautifully styled inside and out, every detail and item has been thoughtfully designed and put together.
The Ultimate Romantic Space
South-facing "Sweet Briar" hut is perched in the corner of the hideaway capturing the best of the sun all day. The elevated scrub-timber deck that skirts the hut commands stunning views across the rolling countryside to Sandwich Bay and is a stargazy heaven from dusk-a truly perfect spot to take wine together or a candle-lit butler-served dinner.
Upon entering this enchanting hut you will be met by an imposing oak-framed double bed, set on a solid oak floor and dressed in classic linens. Reclaimed bead and butt panelling line the interior walls of the hut upon which beautiful vintage lighting takes pride of place casting just the right amount of lighacross the room and upwardly into the arched ceiling. A true sense of space conflicts confusingly with the huts' very cosy vibe. Undoubtedly the defining and most popular feature of this beautiful hut is its iconic open-plan copper and nickel bateau bath which can comfortably accommodate the two of you. The patina exterior of the tub, hand-beaten and polished in high guage copper, contrasts stunningly with the polished mirror-like nickel interior lining of the bath. The roll-top design assures superlative bathing comfort allowing you to while away as long as you like in bubblebath heaven. No outside toilets for "Sweet Briar" residents as the hut has its own en-suite vintage-style luxury toilet and vanity room for your exclusive use.
Toileteries and luxury towelling is also provided for your comfort.
During the Summer Sweet Briar hut has its own private deck commanding stunning views of the surrounding countryside. And in the Winter rainy days are no problem as couples can curl up in the warmth of the cosy hut for a movie night with Netflix and all streaming options possible (complimentary lightning-fast broadband-guaranteed). Sweet Briar really is an idyllic setting for a holiday or short break where you can relax and recharge while enjoying quality time together.
Note* TV not included but guests welcome to bring own devices for viewing
A £250 refundable damage deposit is required 30 days prior to the date of travel.
What's Included?
Inside and outside dining tables & chairs, cutlery, crockery & glassware, coffee table, electric points, lanterns, heating & secure parking with CCTV.
You will find beds made up with Egyptian cotton linen, ultra plush pillows and duvet covers.
Babies & tots travel free of charge, travel cots can be provided for a supplement of £10 - please let us know in advance.
We offer fresh towels and shower facilities with exclusive key access.
The toilet and shower have lights in the ceiling; solar lanterns can be used in the bedrooms, dining and sitting area and are provided. Due to fire risk we do not allow candles inside the lodges.
We welcome pets and these travel free. A dog bed and chews can be added for only £5.
Our site has guaranteed super fast 100mpbs broadband throughout & most networks are covered by 4G.
Daily Maid Service - Only £20 Per Day
Flowers & Champagne Only £75
Afternoon Tea Hamper Only £12 per person
Bottle of Prosecco £24
Farmhouse Full Breakfast in the Barn - Only £14 per person (free for under 10s)
Enjoy an a la carte breakfast dining experience complete with continental buffet and bottomless hot drinks and juices
Butler Served Full Breakfast brought to your Tent - Only £14 per person (free for under 10s)
A La Carte Dinner in the Barn - Only £32 per person
Choose three courses lovingly prepared from local ingredients by our very own resident chef. Available from 6pm nightly.
Butler Served Dinner at your Tent - Only £32 per person
Choose three courses lovingly prepared by our very own resident chef. Available from 6pm nightly.
BBQ Hamper Delivered to your Tent - Only £15 per person
Forget charcoal, smokey clothes and burnt bangers and allow our grill chef to prepare your BBQ feast from the wonderful selection of fresh meats, fish and vegetarian options available. (Pre-Order Only)

Features & Facilities

The shepherd’s huts are set up for two with a double bed. Indoor and outdoor dining tables and chairs, crockery and tableware are all provided and there’s a raised deck outside. Corncockle has a walk-in shower while Sweet Briar has a freestanding bath and its own WC. The safari tents have two bedrooms; one with a double bed and one with two twins. There is an additional sofa bed in the lounge area. There is an inside and outside dining table and chairs and tableware, cutlery and crockery is all provided. Bed linen and towels are provided for all units and each has an electricity supply, lighting and power points. Separate but designated toilets and showers are a short walk away for the safari tents. The site has a shared, dining barn with a grill for use of all guests. Butler-served meals can be enjoyed here, or at your tent or hut.


The ancient medieval town of Sandwich is about four miles down the road with historic Deal, six miles in the other direction. Both are worth a look for their independent shops, eateries, timbered buildings and small museums. Sandwich sits on the River Stour and there are boat trips available with the Sandwich River Bus (07958 376183) either out into the estuary where there’s a good chance of spotting seals or inland to Richborough Roman Fort (01304 612013). At Deal, you can visit Deal Castle (01304 372762), go crabbing off the pier and enjoy the long shingle beach. Further along the coast there are two more castles Walmer (01304 364288) and the mighty Dover Castle (0370 3331181) atop the famous white cliffs. Closer to site, you can walk to the beach at Sandwich Bay in about 40 minutes or head in up the coast for beaches and seaside fun at Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate. For something more active, head to one of the area’s many well-known golf courses or for the bike trails at Betteshanger Park (01304 619227), three miles from site. Howletts and Wingham Wildlife Parks are both about ten miles from site and Canterbury is only 15 miles away.

Food & Drink

With a private chef and butler service, there’s really no need to leave the site – unless you want to. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea are all available served in the shared dining barn or to you at your tent or shepherd’s hut. If you want a change of scenery, it’s just a short walk, across the field, to The Blazing Donkey, a small country house hotel with a bar, restaurant, open fires, a garden and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Getting There

From the A2, take the exit for Womenswold, Snowdon, Adisham and Nonington, a few miles south of Canterbury. At the roundabout immediately after the slip road, take the first exit on to the B2046 and then the first right shortly afterwards on to Holt Street. Follow this for about five miles until you see a right turn signposted for Eastry, called Heronden Lane. Take this road all the way in to Eastry, until you reach a T junction with Eastry High Street. Turn right and then take an almost immediate left, following signs to The Blazing Donkey. Follow these all the way to the car park for the Blazing Donkey, which is shared with Ham Hideaway.

There’s a railway station at Sandwich, three miles away. From there you can take a taxi - or call the butler.