The Challoners

Robertsbridge, Sussex
  • 2
  • 1
  • Pet Friendly

Forget everything you know about Shepherd's Huts; this is glamping redefined.

  • En-suite roll-top bath
  • Separate private lodge with spacious living area
  • Fully enclosed private garden

About The Challoners

Shepherd's Hut, boutique suite, romantic retreat - The Challoners is all of these!

The Shepherd's Hut greets you unassumingly, but step inside and you immediately feel the luxury and attention to detail - panelled walls, ornate furnishings and antique electric stove heater are all delicate finishing touches. At the foot of the comfortable bed, through double sliding doors the jewel in the crown greets you invitingly - a sumptuous bathroom complete with roll-top bath.

Step back outside and discover your living area in a separate lodge a couple of metres away. Lavished with a comfortable, rustic style, including underfloor heating throughout both cabins, this is a beautiful self-catering retreat in which to throw open the French doors, and relax.

The Challoners is a place to enjoy some true R&R, so the owners have deliberately left out TV and Wi-Fi - the perfect excuse to create your own intimate environment away from the outside world.

The ideal hideaway to escape and take some time for you.


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What makes this area
So special...

There are 300 acres of foot and cycle paths to explore in the surrounding area, including access to the owners' 50 acres of private bluebell woodland - containing one of the largest badger sets in Europe. The pretty village of Robertsbridge is 1 mile away, offering a general store, The George Inn and New Spice Indian restaurant. The Salehurst Halt pub is 1.5 miles away and has a large dog-friendly garden. Bewl Water is 7 miles away and offers various watersports, and the Bodiam Boating Station is 10 miles away which offers river cruises, kayak and boat hire for a relaxing day out. You can also explore Bodiam Castle, 6 miles away, and a little further afield are the Cinque Ports town of Rye and the coastal town of Hastings.

Property details

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms (of which 1 is en suite)
Double: 1
Parking: Driveway for 2 cars
Garden area: Enclosed

The Shepherd's Hut (bedroom)

Bedroom: Double bed, bedside tables, hanging space, small cupboard

En-suite bathroom: Roll-top bath with shower attachment, washbasin with hot and cold running water, WC

The Lodge (living space)

Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room

Kitchen area: Fridge with ice compartment, countertop oven with 2 hobs, sink with hot and cold running water, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere

Dining area: Stripped wooden table, 2 chairs

Sitting area: Large corner sofa, coffee table

Shower room: Walk-in shower, washbasin, WC


Enclosed garden: picnic bench, large brick seat, fire pit, charcoal BBQ, plum and apple trees. Small outhouse with washing machine is available for your use on site.

Parking for 2 cars

What you need to know

3 dogs permitted - due to other animals and pets locally please keep dogs on a lead in the surrounding area outside of the garden. Please do not take dogs if you visit the badger set

2 parking spaces available, next to the gate into the garden

The garden is enclosed mostly by a tall fence, and a small part with chain link fence separating a chicken coop (fresh eggs are sometimes available)

Challoners has been carefully designed as a romantic retreat for adults; therefore apologies but it is unable to accept children

There is no wifi available at the cottage

Underfloor heating

Hot and cold running water

Mains electricity and water services


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