Glamorous campers in Billingshurst are finally catered for

shepherds hut
shepherds hut

Campers who enjoy a touch of glamour are finally being catered for as a ‘glamping’ opportunity comes to the Billingshurst area.

Bat and Ball camping and caravans, in Newpound Common, Wisborough Green, is soon to be kitted out with two bespoke Shepherd Huts designed to offer the guest a ‘glamping’ experience.

Hall and Woodhouse, a Dorset-based family brewers, invested in four huts for two of their public houses with campsites in affluent villages, towns and cities the UK.

Tanya Sullivan, Hall and Woodhouse’s Business Partner at the Bat and Ball Billingshurst, insists these huts will be a big hit.

“We believe these Shepherd Huts will really complement the existing camping facility we have to offer at the Bat and Ball. We are located in a beautiful setting, in the heart of the Sussex countryside and we’re sure our guests will enjoy staying in our new, quirky accommodation.”

The huts are 14 foot by six foot six inches. They will contain a double bed, two chairs, a small work surface, lighting throughout additional power points, electric under- floor heating and a small wood burning stove. It is expected they will cost between £55 and £90 per night.

Plankbridge are a small company based near to Dorchester and have been creating Shepherd Huts for 12 years. Previous clients include the National Trust.

Richard Lee, Plankbridge founder, said: “We carefully think about all of the details of our hand-built, contemporary Shepherd Huts. They include hard-forged ironwork, to insulated cavities.

“We have seen them used for a number of amenities, from accommodation like Hall and Woodhouse are planning, to extensions of private housing.”