Visitor Information - The Lookout Shepherd's Hut

Thank you for choosing Chase Farm Glamping for your holiday!  We’re committed to ensuring your stay is exceptional, and we’re made every effort to provide you with all the comforts you need.  Rest assured, we’re eagerly anticipating your arrival and can’t wait to extend a warm welcome to you!

DIRECTIONS - WHAT THREE WORDS

Guests may find it easier to navigate to Chase Farm Glamping by using the App What Three Words, which you can use online or download onto your mobile phone.  This App essentially divides the whole world into 3 metre squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words, hence the name.  

By typing these three unique words into the website or app, you can identify the precise location of Chase Farm Glamping, and it can even direct you there too.

Guests may find it easier to navigate to Chase Farm Glamping by using the App ‘What Three Words’, which you can use online or download onto your mobile phone.

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TRAVELLING BY CAR

Leave M23 at junction 11 and take the A264 exit to Horsham/Pease Pottage Services. Follow the A264 to Horsham and turn left at the Great Daux Roundabout to join the A24 southbound.

Follow signs to Southwater and take the 3rd exit at Hop Oast Roundabout on to Worthing Road. Take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout and stay on Worthing Road until you reach The Tipsy Fox pub, where you turn right up Church Lane and pass the church on your left and the cricket ground on your right.

After the hairpin bend, take the left fork in the road on to Shaw’s Lane.

After passing the McDonald’s Service Station on the left at Buck Barn / West Grinstead, take the first exit off the A24 to Southwater via Mill Straight and Worthing Road.

Cross over the roundabout and turn left after 0.8 miles at The Tipsy Fox pub. Drive up Church Lane and pass the church on your left and the cricket ground on your right.

After the hairpin bend, take the left fork in the road on to Shaw’s Lane.

For “The Look Out” Shepherd’s Hut, follow Shaw’s Lane up the hill for 500 metres and Chase Farm Glamping is signposted at the fourth turning on the right, at the barn.

Enter the farmyard and carefully follow the track between the grain silos on the left and a green cladded barn on the right. Turn a sharp right when you see the planted-up cattle troughs in front of the lake. Follow the concrete track around the lake, and “The Look Out” Shepherd’s Hut is on the right.

There is off-road parking for up to two vehicles next to the “The Look Out” Shepherd’s Hut. Guests may park their vehicles at their own risk. 

For your own safety, please leave the main farm entrance gate open.

TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There are two train stations nearby. Horsham, which is a main-line station, is 4.8 miles away (11 minutes by taxi) and Christ’s Hospital, which is very small and remote, is 3 miles away (8 minutes by taxi).

Horsham has more trains running more frequently, and has a taxi rank and a bus stop in front of the main entrance.

The number 23 bus goes to Southwater. You will need to get off at “The Tipsy Fox” stop outside Budgens on Worthing Road. Cross the road, and with the pub on your left and Budgens on your right, take the first left turning up Church Lane. Follow the road passing the church on your left and the cricket pitch on your right. After the hairpin bend on the crest of Bonfire Hill, take the left fork in the road on to Shaw’s Lane.

Continue walking up Shaw’s Lane for 500 metres and Chase Farm Glamping is signposted at the fourth turning on the right, at the barn. Enter the farmyard and follow the track between the grain silos on the left and a green cladded barn on the right. Please be mindful that the farmyard ground is uneven in places when you walk. Turn a sharp right when you see the planted-up cattle troughs in front of the lake.  Follow the concrete track around the lake un-l you reach the “The Look Out” Shepherd’s Hut on the right.

Please be aware that there is a 0.8 mile / 17 minute walk uphill from “The Tipsy Fox” bus stop to Chase Farm Glamping, which is on a country lane that is unlit and without pavement beyond the church, so make sure you bring a torch and are wearing suitable footwear.

Christ’s Hospital train station has fewer trains, but they are often the fast trains between London and the south coast. Please note that there is neither a taxi rank nor bus service to Southwater at this station. There are, however, a number of local taxi companies operating in Southwater, so if you plan ahead, you could pre-book and arrange to be met at the station when your train pulls in.

The nearest National Express coach station is at Gatwick Airport, South Terminal. From there, you can either take the train to Horsham or Christ’s Hospital station (see above), or a taxi direct to Chase Farm Glamping.

ABOUT YOUR ACCOMMODATION

A bike rack is available for guests to use. Please bring your own padlock. The bike rack is located by the glass window of the green cladded barn overlooking the lake.

Please do not bring bikes into “The Look Out” Shepherd’s Hut.

If you bring a bike, you do so at your own risk.

The main gate to the farmyard will be open for the duration of your stay.  It is very heavy and cumbersome to operate, so please leave it open and for your own safety do not attempt to close it.

The track surface through the farmyard is uneven, so we recommend wearing appropriate footwear when walking through the farmyard.

There are floodlights within the farmyard which come on automatically at dusk and automatically switch off around 11:00pm. You might want to bring a torch with you if you arrive after this time. There is a ‘Narnia Style’ lamp near the Shepherd’s Hut and the brightness of the light can altered by the dimmer switch inside the wardrobe.   Alternatively, you might want to bring a torch with you if you arrive very late.

You will find the key in a secure Master Lock key safe on the left-hand wooden fence post at the top of the staircase to the front door of the Shepherd’s Hut.  The code will be provided to you nearer the time of your booking.

On arrival, a selection of sachets of tea, coffee, decaf coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, and herbal tea are available for your enjoyment along with some tasty biscuits.  There is a comprehensive user’s guide inside The Lookout Shepherds Hut to provide you with useful details such as about how to unfold the bed and what there is to do in the local area.

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Chase Farm Glamping is an ideal location for families to come and explore the Sussex Countryside.  Please note that we are a working farm with machinery, tools, equipment and sometimes livestock present which can be dangerous for children to try and play with. 

There is also a deep and cold lake within the farmyard near the Shepherd’s Hut.  This is not suitable for wild swimming, even if you wanted to…  Children must be supervised whilst staying at Shepherd’s Hut.

We just love dogs, and we want you to enjoy your holiday with them when they accompany you on your trip if they are coming with you. We permit two well-behaved dogs to stay for an additional fee of £40 per dog, per stay, which includes a special doggie welcome pack.

We do ask that you kindly follow our ‘Doggie House Rules’ so that both you and all our guests can enjoy their time with us.

  • We are a working farm, and whilst some of our furry friends just love having a good run around the fields, please keep your dog under control when around the unit, and on a lead when walking through the farmyard and on Shaw’s Lane. Never allow you dog to chase livestock or wildlife.
  • We don’t like the idea of your fur-baby getting lonely, please do not leave them unsupervised inside or outside your accommodation at any time.
  • Whilst your dog might get comfy on the sofa or bed at home, please keep your dog off the beds, sofas and soft furnishings when staying with us.
  • Although most people’s days are brightened by seeing a dog, please keep other guests and neighbours in mind during your stay.
  • We know your doggy may be excited about your getaway but, please keep in mind that there may be a cost for any doggy damages. If any accidents so happen, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Your unit will come with dog towel, a dog mat, a dog feeding bowl and a water bowl. Please leave these in your unit after your stay for the next guest.  We know dogs love their own beds, bowls and towels so feel free to bring them. 
  • It goes without saying that your doggy may get muddy here on the Sussex clay soil! We can provide access to the ‘Mud Daddy’ portable dog washing device to really get your dog clean. Your accommodation also comes with a specific dog towel, please use this to dry your dog off and not the white Egyptian towels (which are for humans!). If your dog is particularly large or enjoys getting very muddy, then please bring an extra towel from home for them.
  • Please clean up after your pooch and dispose of their waste responsibly (no one like to see poo bags hanging from tree branches like decorations) and there is a dog waste bin provided in the farmyard next to the green barn. Some doggie poo bags will be ready for you in your unit on arrival.
  • There’s nothing better than when your four-legged friend comes with a friend of their own, but please note we cannot accept any more than two dogs per unit.

There are plenty of walks locally, as well as further afield, and details can be found in the Visitor Information file inside the Shepherd’s Hut. Alternatively, please do ask us for any suggestions.

Luxury bedding and soft towels, bath robes and slippers are provided for your comfort during your stay.  There is also a hair dryer and a hot water bottle in the bedroom, and shower gel, hand wash and moisturising hand & body lotion in the bathroom.

The wall bed has a double mattress included in the price, and we also have capacity for an inflatable single mattress for one child or adult.  There is an additional charge of £30 per person, per night for the extra guest. We also have a travel cot for infants for £30 per week. 

To help you guide your way around The Lookout Shepherd’s Hut (e.g. how to operate the pull down bed etc.) please check out these shot video clips:

 https://chasefarmglamping.co.uk/shepherds-hut-instruction-videos/

Washing up liquid, washing brush, kitchen cloth, scourger, tea towels and oven gloves are provided.  The water from all the taps is mains drinking water. There is an electric oven, a two-ring hob, plus a under counter integrated fridge with small freezer compartment.  We have provided pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery, and glassware.

There are two bins in the property, one for general refuse and the other for recycling.  Please be mindful of the environment by ensuring that you recycle as much of your waste possible, and that it is clean and dry when disposing it in the relevant bin. 

More information about what can /cannot be recycled can be found in the comprehensive user’s guide inside The Lookout Shepherd’s Hut.  If you need to empty your household and/or recycling bins during your stay, there are fresh bags in the drawer under the kitchen sink. Please place bags in the garden box outside the Shepherd’s Hut and notify us so we can come to collect it for you.

When the wall bed is up, then this reveals the dining/living with two cushioned benches and a wall table.

On the patio you will find bistro style chairs and a table.  Seat cushions can be found inside the Shepherd’s Hut.  There is a large parasol for guests to use on the patio and lounging chairs in the garden box beside the Shepherd’s Hut. Please ensure that the parasol is closed when you are not using it and when you leave the Shepherd’s Hut.

There is a BBQ fire pit on the patio, and a basket of logs are provided for you which you can find in the garden box. If you require more wood, we can sell this to you.

Please follow these instructions if you choose to use the BBQ fire pit:

  1. only use the fire pit if there is little to no wind
  2. keep the fire within the wall/sides of the fire pit
  3. ensure you have a full bucket of water next to the BBQ for emergencies
  4. never leave the fire unattended at any time
  5. pour water on the fire to ensure it is out when you have finished

There is a ‘WallPod’ Superfast Charging Station with 32A Type 2 Socket at the farmyard.  The car charger is available for guests to use for a fee of £30 per charge, booking required.  Please note that guests must bring their own charging cables as these are not provided.  To make a booking to charge your vehicle during your stay, please contact the management.

On the day of departure, please ensure that you leave the property as you found it, in a clean and tidy condition with furniture and fitting returned to their original positions.  Please return keys to the Master Lock key safe.

Rubbish and recycling should be removed from their relevant bins, the bags tied in a knot at the top, and left inside The Look Out Shepherd’s Hut by the door.

The bed should be striped of linen and place on the floor.  All used bath towels, bath robes, bathmats and tea towels should be placed in the shower. 

We hope you will feel refreshed and revitalised at the end of your holiday. We value your feedback, so please email us with your comments and suggestions. If you have any questions about your holiday, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you again soon.