About the hut
Our unique shepherd’s hut is over 120 years old and has been lovingly restored by ourselves offering you a cosy hideaway oozing with charm and character. Shepherd’s Watch sits in its own private grass meadow with stunning views across our farm and the Kent Downs.
It’s very spacious inside and has been furnished with bespoke features to a very high standard. You have all the comforts you can’t live without as well as added luxuries such as a king-size bed and Nespresso coffee machine. The hut has been insulated with sheeps wool and has a wood-burner with a plentiful supply of logs to keep you warm and cosy. We want your stay in our shepherd’s hut to be as relaxing as possible and there are lots of little extra touches to give a real feeling of luxury.
Shepherd’s Watch Restoration Story
Shepherd’s Watch is a grand wagon from the age of steam. Made in the 1890s by Marshalls of Gainsborough, manufacturers of steam engines & agricultural equipment. This hut was recovered from a field opposite the Botolph’s Bridge pub on the Romney Marsh in Kent where it had been left abandoned for over 75 years.
During the 2nd World War, the wagon was used as shelter by British troops manning a gun battery near the pub. Look out for the signatures of some of the soldiers on the wood panelling inside. The earliest signature we have found inside is dated 1923 and is positioned just below the bedroom window. In 2015 we transported the wagon back to our farm and spent 9 months restoring it into a fully self-contained luxury living accommodation.
The wagon, showing off its lovely red wrought iron wheels is now ready to face the next 120 years!
We look forward to our guests enjoying its sense of history, with glorious summer sunsets and wonderful views across our family farm whichever season you may choose to stay.