Gallops Farm

UK England South East England West Sussex Worthing

  • Campfires allowed
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Luxury shepherd's hut glamping with a hot tub in the South Downs and less than 20 minutes from the coast

The South Downs really typifies the rolling, 'green and pleasant lands' of England. But few places boast such a prime spot as Gallops Farm. Walk a mile and a half south and you hit Cissbury Ring, a National Trust-owned hilltop that's home to Bronze-Age burial mounds. Walk two miles north and it's Chanctonbury Ring, another Bronze-Age barrow with far-reaching views all the way to the English Channel that sparkles in the distance. People drive for hours to walk this prized section of the South Downs Way. At Gallops Farm, it's all on your doorstep. And, after a long day walking, there's also a bubbling hot tub, where you can soak, relax and take in the view.

Nestled in the east of the national park, Gallops Farm is just north of the village of Findon. A family run farm in its third generation, Gallops is a traditional mixed farm with a hundred head of cattle grazing the downs and malting barley and wheat grown on the arable land. Owner Emma also looks after a couple of holiday cottages but the shepherd's hut is the quirkiest place to stay, kitted out with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom with a luxury rain shower and a well-equipped kitchen area with a sink, hobs and a microwave. Outside there's a stunning terrace where you can sit and enjoy the warmth of a campfire or slip into the hot tub that's directly alongside.

Gallops Farm is a member of the Arun-to-Adur Farmer’s Group, combining 28 farm holdings and covering over 22,000 acres of the South Downs between the two river valleys. The idea is that the farms, the National Trust and local nature trusts all worth together to deliver conservation benefits to the landscape. At Gallops that means plots planted with special seed mix providing food for wild birds, including grey partridge, lapwing and corn bunting, as well as fostering the right miniature mammals that provide for barn owls too. The result is a little haven for wildlife and quiet glampers may well have the chance to spot deer and hares as well as the many birds.

It's a five minute stroll from the shepherd's hut before you join the nearest bit of the South Downs Way and a 15-minute walk into the village of Findon, where there are a couple of good pubs, a butchers and a post office. Worthing Pier and the south coast, meanwhile, is all of about 20 minutes by car. Like we said, the location is tough to top... if you ever make it further than the hot tub.

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Facilities

The shepherd's hut has a wood-frame double bed, a sofa, a 32-inch smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen area with a microwave, hob, fridge, kettle and toaster. The hut is self-contained and en-suite, with a luxury rain shower and proper flushing loo, while, outside, there is a hot tub.

Suitable For

Dogs are not permitted at this site.

Nearby

A 15-minute drive will take you to St Mary’s House in the picturesque and award-winning downland village of Bramber. The historic 15th-century timber-framed house has magnificent gardens and charming cottage-style tea rooms for post walk refreshments. Gallops Farm is also 20 minutes away from Ferring beach, a pebble beach that exposes sand and rock pools at low tide. Ferring also has a lovely beach café called the Bluebird serving superb breakfasts, lunch and takeaway fish and chips. If you’re willing to travel a little further, 17th-century Petworth Park and House is 30 minutes, filled with an international art and sculpture collection and surrounded by 700-acres of deer-dotted parkland. Tilgate Nature Centre is another great option for a fun day out, 35 minutes from Gallops – the expanse of lakes, lawns and gardens contains a maze as well as a Nature Centre housing otter, owls, parrots and more.

Food & Drink

You can walk to the Gun Inn (01903 872235) and the Village House (019038 73350) both in the village of Findon, about 15–20 minutes' stroll away and with plenty of olde world charm (both are dog friendly and have beer gardens). If you're looking for local produce to cook yourself, The Village Larder (01903 891744) based at the local Garden Centre in Washington (a 10-minute drive away) has everything from fruit and veg to cheese and chutneys, as well as meat from Hutchings, the local butchers.

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Open all year round.

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The Owner Says

Peace and tranquillity await you at Gallops Farm.  Nestled high up in the heart of the South Downs National Park,  Gallops Farm has beautiful far-reaching views across the South Downs to Chanctonbury Ring. We are perfectly located just a short walk into Findon Village and a short drive from the coast.

Our lovingly built Shepherds Hut allows you to be at one with nature but oozes opulence.  This cosy abode has stunning far reaching views across the South Downs to Chanctonbury Ring, a beautiful decked terrace and tucked away right beside the Shepherds Hut is your very own hot tub to unwind and take in the views.

Accommodation

One en-suite shepherd's hut sleeping two people.

Chanctonbury View

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
This Shepherds Hut was lovingly built here at Gallops Farm. It has all the home comforts you need for a luxury glamping experience.

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Getting There

Don't rely on your SatNav to find Gallops Farm, as it turns you on to a rough back track to the farm before you reach Findon Village. Instead, heading South on the A24, come down to Findon roundabout (continuing past the turning SatNavs try to take you up). Take the first left off Findon roundabout down School Hill. At the bottom of School Hill there's a crossroads; go straight across, then take the almost first left (after about 40 meters) up Stable Lane. Gallops Farm is at the very top of Stable Lane. Go up to the top of the drive and then bare round to the right.

Gallops Farm is approximately 10 miles from Worthing train station. A taxi from the station to Gallops Farm would be in the region of £15. If you are a sustainable traveller, it will take around 30 minutes to cycle from Worthing Train station. Be prepared for the odd hill... you are coming onto the Downs.

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