The Merry Harriers Shepherd’s Huts

Five luxurious and colourful huts, packed with comfort and perfectly set by a shimmering pond that overlooks the Surrey Hills.
  • Sleeps: 2 per hut
  • Bedroom: Open plan
  • Bathroom: 1 per hut
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

The Merry Harriers is far from your everyday English inn. For starters, its characterful origins date all the way back to the 16th century. Then, consider its amazingly beautiful setting, in the Surrey Hills’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The five shepherd’s huts you’ll find here are far from your everyday shepherd’s huts, too.  Also originating from the 16th century, they acted as mobile shelters for itinerant shepherds as they moved across the countryside with their flocks.

Back then, you could expect to find a simple stove and a bed inside.  However, you’ll soon find these vibrant huts, perfectly placed around a tranquil pond with soothing views across horse-dotted fields, have had a luxurious upgrade!

Each hut-for-two is packed with luxury that’s reminiscent of a hotel suite, with a downy double bed and a crackling log burner to warm your evenings (as well as underfloor heating).   Yet all that’s just for starters.

Stylish and cosy, there’s comfy seating and a Netflix-enabled TV for ridiculously snuggly evenings in, and an ensuite bathroom equipped with an indulgent rainfall shower and luxury toiletries – ideal for freshening up after a long day exploring the local area.  There’s a stack of fluffy towels to wrap yourselves up in, too.

Supreme attention to detail has been paid to your holiday surroundings, in a way that means your every need has been well and truly catered for. The handy kitchen corner comes complete with a Nespresso machine and a wine fridge (in which you’ll find a complimentary bottle of wine), and some tasty nibbles to get your break off to a delicious start.

Meanwhile, thoughtful little extras include a hair dryer and hot water bottles, so you can pack perfectly light.  In fact, all that’s left to do is head outside, to discover a firepit that’s ideal for marshmallow toasting under the stars, and teak sun loungers primed for curling up with a good book on a sunny afternoon.  Just add a chilled glass of that complimentary wine!

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At a glance

  • Five luxurious shepherd’s huts, perfectly placed around a tranquil pond on the site of a traditional English inn that overlooks the Surrey Hills.
  • Private parking is available for each hut.
  • Each ensuite hut is equipped with a double bed, a kitchen corner with tea and coffee-making facilities and complimentary goodies, and an indulgent shower room.
  • Guests can also opt to stay in a choice of rooms at the inn, which also serves cooked breakfasts each morning.
  • There is ample opportunity to explore the South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills, with many walking and cycling routes to choose from.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups


Huts sleep 2, double bed, open under storage, ensuite bathroom, shower, luxury toiletries, bath robes, hairdryer, underfloor heating, hot water bottles, butler sink, tea & coffee facilities, Nespresso machine, wine fridge, complimentary house Rose bottle & nibbles, 2 chairs & table, Wi-Fi, smart flatscreen TV, wood-burning stove, logs available, fire pit, teak sun loungers, parking.

Local activities

Vineyards, gin distillery, yoga and wellness, fly fishing, pottery, canoeing, falconry, dino trail, theme park, cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding, hiking.

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Of course, you could always head out and immerse yourselves in the local area instead. You’re in the ideal base to explore the South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills, with a wealth of invigorating walking and cycling routes all around.

Oh – and if you’re in need of a refreshing pit stop at any point, how about the Merry Harriers Inn itself? You can expect an enduringly warm welcome, along with delicious home-cooked meals and a fantastic selection of ales.

Head back to your luxurious hut at the end of yet another action-and-relaxation packed day, and watch the sun sink over the surrounding hills. In a setting this idyllic, you just can’t fail to unwind.

Things to note

Dogs welcome. Smoking permitted outside the huts only. Room rates include English and buffet breakfast served at The Inn.

Where you'll be staying

Hambledon, Surrey

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