With winter setting in, what could be better than planning a cosy little mini-break to brighten up a weekend – especially when there’s now the perfect escape right on our doorstep? New for this year, just down the road at Broomlands Farm near Oxted, you will find two beautiful shepherd huts tucked away in a picturesque corner of the estate. And complete with their own wood-burner inside and fire pit outdoors, it’s hard to think of a more idyllic location at this time of year.
Located in stunning countryside near the North Downs Way, on the borders of Surrey and Kent, this gorgeous little haven is surrounded by great walking country – ideal for a bracing winter stroll. As well as the countryside right outside the door, there is also the National Trust land around Limpsfield Chart and Westerham – where you could warm up afterwards with a visit to Westerham Brewery to sample their award-winning ales and lagers.
There are also some other lovely attractions right on the doorstep. Just around the corner, you will find the riding stables of Hurst Green Shires, where you can either enjoy a hack or simply admire these mighty horses from the ground. Alternatively, some of England’s finest historic houses are close by too, including Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill, and the 13th century Hever Castle.
Back at the shepherd huts themselves, they are the height of cosiness, fully equipped with everything you need for a winter retreat. From the aforementioned wood-burner and surrounding sheepskin stools to the thick woollen curtains and soft rugs, this is the epitome of Surrey snugness. There are even vintage games to be found in the cupboard, from dominoes and chess to a pack of playing cards, and an old Roberts Radio for your soothing soundtrack.
If all that wasn’t enough, the breakfast baskets will be given their own special winter spin, with pots of porridge and local Surrey honey. There will also be a surprise festive treat for those staying in December (the shepherd huts are open for bookings until Saturday December 22 inclusive before reopening in the New Year).
With views over picturesque farmland, creating the perfect setting for those seasonal sunsets (and Instagram moments!), this really is the ultimate winter glamping experience. We’ll see you by the fire pit!
- To read more about the shepherd huts and full details of what you can find inside, see here...