A perfect base for 1 or 2 people to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the villages close to the East Sussex and Kent border. Bodiam Castle, the Kent and East Sussex Railway and 3 local pubs are all within easy walking distance.
Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, visiting gardens, exploring the surrounding villages and towns, spending a day by the coast or just pottering - Forget-me-not Hut will provide you with a tranquil base.
Guests welcome from the end of March to the end of October.
A place for 1 or 2 people
A place to relax, unwind, rejuvenate & recharge the batteries.
Long weekend, mid-week or longer stays.
A continental breakfast is included.
Forget-me-not Hut is situated on land to the side of the owner's home, accessed via a short flight of steps with a small secluded seating area.
A luxurious bed for 1 or 2 people
King size bed with freshly laundered bedlinen; TV; USB chargers; underfloor heating.
Kitchen and seating area
Fridge, ceramic hob, oven, kettle, toaster, sink, crockery & utensils. Two tub chairs and folding tables.
En-suite shower room
Toilet, basin, shower & towels.
Covid 19 cleanliness guidelines followed throughout.
Parking available for one car
in owner's driveway
FORGET-ME-NOT HUT is set in the beautiful East Sussex countryside; within walking distance of Bodiam Castle (approx. 1 mile away); the Kent & Sussex Railway Station at Bodiam (approx. 0.5 miles) and 3 local pubs. Great Dixter House & Gardens in Northiam are less than 4 miles away. Pashley Manor Gardens, Sissinghurst Castle, Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest, Bewl Water, Hole Park Gardens, Battle Abbey, Rye and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve are all within easy driving distance.
A village stores can be found in Staplecross or visit Hawkhurst for Waitrose or Tesco and the Kino Cinema.
The Kent and East Sussex Railway station at Bodiam.
Great Dixter House & Gardens in Northiam - a must for garden lovers. You are sure to return inspired!
Contact Judith for further information, availability, bookings and payment.
Prices (include continental breakfasts)
£95 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
(£75 for a single guest)
10% off for 4 nights or more
Arrival times: anytime after 9.30am
Departure times: by 10.00am
Payment must be made in advance on acceptance of a booking.
Payment may be made by BACS transfer, or via Zettle (I send an invoice via Zettle. Zettle send a link to pay online - they accept all major cards). I also accept payment by cheque if the above options are not possible.
Contact Judith on: 01580-830422 or 07445271476 or email if you have an queries. If I am unavailable, please leave your name and contact number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Dear Judith, we've really enjoyed our 4-night holiday in your fantastic shepherd's hut. We've never stayed in one before, but we found it perfect for the two of us. Thanks for all the provisions you left for us - you seem to have thought of everything. Forget--me-not Hut had all the facilities we could have wished for.
Verina & Rod
Guest book entry 8th June 2021
A lovely six nights. Peaceful (and wonderful weather!). Very well equipped - although we would have liked a washing up bowl - lived in fear of breaking glasses + cups! Presentation of Hut + the provisions superb. Would come again anytime.
Colin + Cilla
(Thank you Colin & Cilla - there is a washing up bowl there now!)
Guest book entry 16th June 2021
Thank you for sharing your lovely shepherd's hut. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay - despite the weather! It is tastefully decorated and filled with items that make a stay comfortable & relaxing. Wonderful breakfast supplies - thank you. We will be returning for another stay.
Colin & Elaine
Guest book entry 22nd June 2021
Thank you. It was perfect. We didn't even mind the rain because it was so cosy and welcoming. Great attention to detail, you have thought about it so well. One useful addition would be a small hairdryer. We hope to return one day.
Judith & Terry
Guest book entry 25th June 2021
Thank you for enabling us to have such a restful break. The 'Hut' is so charming and well appointed - you have thought of everything! We enjoyed walking to the pub in the village and in Bodiam - both excellent. We may well be back!
Juliet & Rob
P.S. Some egg cups would be useful!
(Thank you Juliet & Rob - there are two egg cups there now!)
Guest book entry 5th July 2021
The 'hut' was a very comfortable space with the most beautiful, quintessentially English, countryside with which nestle handsome villages and charming cottages and oast houses. We enjoyed the adjacent horses and chickens, even if the horses emitted some strange noises in the middle of the night. The Castle Inn, The White Dog and the Salehurst Halt all good, the last-named our favourite in the garden.
Roland & Tessa
Guest book entry 8-11th July 2021
A lovely shepherd's hut beautifully fitted and finished. You have thought of everything and the breakfast provisions were very good and most welcome.
We have loved exploring this area and would recommend the steam railway between Tenterden and Bodiam - very relaxing. We will hopefully be back soon.
Chris & Nick
Guest book entry 12-14th July 2021
We had a lovely 2 nights in 'The Hut' the setting is beautiful and we had the most wonderful weather. The surrounding area is lovely and we would highly recommend 'The Hub' and the White Dog for food. The Hut was so comfortable and welcoming and had everything we could possibly need. Thank you for having us, we feel truly rested and happy!
Becky & Matt
Guest book entry 16th - 18th July 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your most well appointed shepherd's hut. It is such a good spot to visit many interesting places. We have been to Scotney Castle, Bewl Water, Rye - good lunch at the Mermaid, Winchelsea Beach, Pashley Manor Gardens - superb and a good lunch, Tenterden - lots of shops, Smallhythe Place and The White Dog at Ewhurst Green.
Thank you so much - hope to return.
Colin & Eve
Guest book entry 21st - 25th July 2021
What a find! You can be very proud of Forget-me-not Hut. It is perfect for visiting the many houses and gardens nearby. It is well equipped and so clean and tidy we thought we were the first visitors. There is everything anyone would want for a comfortable short stay. Thank you for the selection of breakfast food. No one could ask for more. The bed is very comfortable. We will be back.
N.B. We had very good meals at the Queens Inn and The White Dog.
Thank you. Trevor & Jane
Guest book entry 28th - 31st July 2021
We have both enjoyed our stay in Forget-me-not Hut. Everything you could need for a short break and the detail of fittings and food supplies were first class, very comfortable & cosy & warm. You have certainly put a lot of thought into everything in the hut. We would like to say a big thank you and may return again in the future.
Christine & Robin
Guest book entry 2nd - 6th August 2021
Lovely 2 night stay at Forget-me-not Hut, very comfortable and relaxing. Beautifully decorated and well equipped, always wanted to stay in a shepherds hut and this didn't disappoint! Ate at two lovely pubs Eight Bells at Hawkhurst and the White Dog, some don't open on Sunday evening. Very pretty little garden to sit in, did manage to have a glass of wine out there, we did have some heavy showers.
Thank you. Debbie & Keith
Guest book entry 8th - 10th August 2021
Thank you for a lovely stay at 'Forget-me-not Hut' it was an ideal base for us to visit Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Rye (one of our favourite places), family who we've not seen for 4 years! Ashford Retail Outlet, Tenterden (lovely place for individual shops) + we enjoyed meals at 'The White Dog' (twice - nice Sunday lunch) Bodiam Castle Inn. The shepherds hut is beautiful, good supplies + well thought out, we hope to return!! Thanks.
Noelle & Barry
Guest book entry 12th - 16th August 2021
We have had a lovely time, we have relaxed in the beautiful surroundings and have enjoyed seeing many fine houses, castles and gardens. Forget-me-not Hut is lovely also, everything you need, the finish and craftsmanship is second to none and we loved having breakfast looking out at the horses! We hope to return in the future.
Many thanks for a lovely stay.
Chris and Carol
Guest book entry 20th - 24th August 2021
We were incredibly lucky to stumble on a Bank Holiday cancellation for the Hut. As everyone has mentioned, it is a perfect place to stay, with every detail well thought out.
We'd highly recommend the walk across the fields to Great Dixter, we used the map in the Hut to get the right footpaths, and it took just under an hour each way. Fabulous gardens, great café. Three nights just hasn't been enough!
Sandra & Jeff
Guest book entry 27th - 30th August 2021
Dear Judith, we've really enjoyed our 3 night stay in your Shepherd's Hut. You have thought of everything and it is perfect! - extremely comfortable, cosy & very welcoming. It is beautifully decorated & fitted out to the highest standard. The breakfast provisions were very good too. Had a fabulous meal at the White Dog and would highly recommend. Thanks so much for a lovely stay - I'm sure we'll be back.
Anna & Shaun
Guest book entry 1st - 4th September 2021
Dear Judith, We've had a wonderful 2 night stay in your beautiful shepherd's hut. Spotlessly clean & comfortable bed. Beautifully decorated (right up my street! Pauline) Thank you for all the breakfast supplies. We were lucky with the weather! and had a lovely walk to Bodiam Station and Castle yesterday. We will definitely recommend your hut to our friends. Many thanks again.
Pauline & Neil
Guest book entry 13th - 15th September 2021
Wow - what a wonderful find and very sad to be leaving. Forget-me-not Hut is delightful and had everything we needed. We had a lovely meal at The Swan in Sandhurst and spent a day at Bexhill and enjoyed the old fashioned feel to the town. On leaving today we are heading to Bodiam Castle and Bateman's for the afternoon. Hope to come again.
Verity & Yvonne
Guest book entry 17th - 19th September 2021
We have enjoyed a very relaxing and restful stay at Forget-me-not Shepherd's Hut. Even though we only live 18 miles away, we feel as though we have really escaped and we've loved exploring the beautiful countryside. We had everything we needed in the luxurious and beautifully decorated hut - the wonderfully comfortable bed and the peace and quiet were the best! Thank you.
Sally and Quentin
Guest book entry 20th - 22nd September 2021
This was our first experience of staying in a shepherd's hut and it was everything we wished for. It was so relaxing and we enjoyed some great walks with our little dog Bones, right on the doorstep. We were all very cosy and had everything we needed - thank you again Judith. We shall remember ours stay with fond memories.
Judy, Julian and Bones
Guest book entry 24th - 27th September 2021
It is absolutely delightful, so warm, bright and comfortable. Supplies almost too much! I have really enjoyed my time here.
Thank you Judith.
Guest book entry 28th - 30th September 2021
We have had a really fantastic 3 night stay at the 'Forget-me-not Hut'. We have never stayed anywhere like this before and we love it. You have thought of everything, so cosy and inviting. Spotlessly clean. (So pleased our friends recommended it to us.) Been out and about, nice trip on the steam train, had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Mermaid Inn in Rye.
Thank you for all the breakfast provisions.
Tony and Carol
Guest book entry 1st - 4th October 2021
"Small but perfectly formed." We have enjoyed a very peaceful few days in your comfortable shepherds hut. Could definitely have stayed longer as feeling very relaxed. Loved the hippo pouffe! and such a comfy bed too. Thanks for the breakfast goodies. Would def recommend and hope to return again when there's no fuel shortages so we can get so see some of the places we couldn't this time.
Chris & Neil
Guest book entry 5th - 7th October 2021
We were so lucky to find a 4-night slot in beautiful Forget-me-not Hut. Would echo everything the previous entries have said. It's perfect! You've thought of all the little details for guests to have a comfortable, relaxing stay in this area of stunning countryside, gardens, manor houses and castles. Bodiam and Great Dixter our favourites. Thank you for your care.
Jenny & Paul
Guest book entry 9th - 13th October 2021
Our first stay in a shepherds hut did not disappoint, such a high standard of workmanship and cleanliness.
All needs had been catered for and the weather even turned out better than we expected, choosing to rain later in the evenings.
Lovely days out and virtually on the doorstep.
Thank you Judith for the generous food supplies. Will certainly recommend to friends.
Sue & Gary, Dorset.
Guest book entry 29th-31st March 2022
Perfect place to stay for a short break.
The hut has everything you could want in a lovely setting.
Thank you very much.
Guest book entry 13th-15th April 2022
We had a very pleasant stay. A wonderful hut in a wonderful place!
Perfect place for two cyclists.
Helene & Dominique
Guest book entry 16th- 17th April 2022
I have had a very peaceful stay in your hut - thank you for all your consideration. My gentle potter around the countryside has been perfect, as has the weather.
Thank you Judith.
Kate, Hove, E. Sussex
Guest book entry 20th - 23rd April 2022
Our first time away in over two years could not have been better. We have appreciated the quiet and privacy afforded us.
Thank you for the well considered stocked fridge and cupboards.
CJ & Alan, Bedfordshire
Guest book entry 29th April - 2nd May 2022
Beautifully well fitted out 'hut', exceptionally comfortable bed. We really appreciated the excellent breakfast provisions. The walks were a very thoughtful touch and enabled us to find the Castle across the fields. We had a perfect break, lovely attentions to detail. Quiet & private location.
Thank you from Anita & Steve