About the hut

The Pilgrims Hut is currently closed until Spring 2024

Our cosy and luxurious Pilgrims Hut is suitable for singles & couples that appreciate the finer things in life. The accommodation comprises an en-suite power shower-room, compact kitchen with dual ring ceramic hob, dining area and double bed.

The Pilgrims Hut and surrounding lower garden is a perfect romantic retreat reserved for our guests. There are elevated views across the north downs, fields with horses and sheep munching the clover rich grass.

The main garden, with high hedgerows and mature pond is the equivalent of a woodland glade and is a haven for bird life. Crows, Jays, Green and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers and Herons are all regular visitors, and buzzards can be seen circling high above. Bullfinch and Nuthatch are more exotic visitors and during summer nights there are hunting bats and owls sometimes hoot you to sleep. You are welcome to wander these garden areas that are available for everyone.

Most of the year we have resident pheasants in the garden and mallard ducks return to the pond in spring and sometimes we are blessed with a troupe of ducklings.

Check in 2pm – 11pm

Check out 11am

  • Up to 2 guests
  • 1 x bedroom (with double bed)
  • 1 x bathroom (with power shower)
  • 1 x kitchen

Indicative terms

Standard daily rate £80
Special daily rate (Friday, Saturday & Bank Hols) £92
Cleaning fee per trip £20
Cancellation fee applies in final week

Cancellation policy

100% refund for cancellations requested up to 7 full days before 14:00 check in of booking’s first day. No refund in final 7 days with the same defined timing.


  • Compact kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Dual ring ceramic hob
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Dining area
  • Log burning stove
  • Free parking
  • Wireless internet
  • Television and radio
  • Private garden
  • BBQ & furniture
  • Own entrance
  • Outside blankets

Other key features

There is a ceramic heater for background heating and an efficient log burning stove to keep you toasty warm on the cold winter nights with free logs and fire lighters. Guests have commented how cosy the space is even when there’s snow on the ground.

There is an additional throw kept in the draw under the bed should it feel nippy at night.

It is very pleasant to BBQ in the warmer weather and it’s available along with charcoal and firelighters.

There’s a selection of maps of local walks and leaflets on all the local attractions in a box within the ample storage draws beneath the double bed.

The hut is 250mm (10″) wider than the double bed so suitable for tall people.

House rules

  • No smoking
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No parties or events
  • Check-in time is 2PM – 9PM or by key safe
  • Check out by 11AM
  • Quiet time after 11pm would be appreciated.
  • Starter pack includes includes tea, coffee, milk, crusty bread, butter, olive oil, various condiments
  • Fresh eggs from our own happy chickens
  • Garden deck seating area with valley views
  • BBQ with charcoal
  • Use of laptop-friendly workspace
  • Linen, towels and shampoo are provided
  • Log burning fire with free fire wood

The location

Wrotham is a historic village situated on the Pilgrims’ Way in Kent, at the foot of the chalk escarpment of the North Downs, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are plenty of local country walks both from the hut or with the use of a car.

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Getting around

A parking space is provided.

The local village with three pubs is a 7-minute walk.

The railway station with trains direct to London; Victoria is a 5-minute drive or a 25-minute walk and the train takes around 45 minutes.

Brands Hatch is a 9-minute drive away along the A20.

Local area

Pilgrims Close, our home, is located a 7 minute walk from the ancient village of Wrotham, pronounced Rootum. The village is located on the Pilgrims Way at the foot of the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The village boasts a Grade I Listed 12 Century Church and three country pubs with restaurant facilities.

The Downs are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a wealth of footpaths linking ancient rural villages.

Things to do

Brandshatch is the home British motor racing including the British Super Bike Championship, Dunlop British Touring Car Championship and American Speedfest. http://www.brandshatch.co.uk/

London Victoria is very convenient for attractions like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. The station is in central London and close to Westminster, Pimlico and Belgravia.

Pilgrims Hut is a short drive from the following attractions. Lullingstone Roman Villa, Lullingstone Castle and Gardens, Hever Castle & Gardens, Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Chatham Dockyard, Leeds Castle and Gardens, Spa Valley Railway, Tonbridge Castle and Great Comp Garden to name a few!


Here are some comments received from previous happy guests.

Gorgeous shepherds hut with lovely view over green Kentish pastures. The wood burning stove gives off great heat to keep you cosy. The shower is strong and warm. The kitchen is well stocked and everything works perfectly. The bed is just right for a great nights sleep. What a brilliant place to spend the evening and enjoy all of nature’s beauty! Will definitely return :)
Will Lock, Whitstable, April 21
Honestly, it could not have been better. This place is probably the cosiest place I have ever been! Great location for someone looking to escape from busy cities and enjoy the nature. Pete and Lesley are model hosts and very attentive to their guests always offering help and tips about the surroundings. I only regret one thing, stay just one night ... I hope to come back soon.
Jesus Rodriguez, London
Lovely stay for one night. We enjoyed an evening BBQ, found the hut very comfortable & loved looking out over the countryside. Very relaxing after a busy week!
Victoria, September 2017
The property is furnished and equipped to a very high and very comfortable specification. Pete is a welcoming but unobtrusive host.
Richard, September 2017
Pete and Lesley's shepherds hut is a lovely getaway from the noises of the city and peacefully located in the back of their garden. It is quite secluded with lots of privacy and has all the amenities one could wish for in such a compact space. It was easy to prepare a few meals and the breakfast starter pack they provided was just lovely and very tasty. Fresh produce: eggs, cheese and berries as I had asked for a meat-free option. They even reserve a parking slot for you! All in all highly recommended!
Kathrin, August 2017
Hosts very welcoming, very spacious had every thing you could need. Great views, gorgeous cat and lovely nearby pub. We had a lovely time & the fresh eggs was a added bonus. Thanks
Mary, September 2017
What a lovely place, Lesley and Pete were very welcoming and the shepards Hut was amazing. We had such a lovely time thank you very much.
Samantha, August 2017
Lovely and remarkably spacious shepherds hut, set in a pretty garden, completely secluded from the hosts' house. We brought our two month old baby and there was plenty of room for his travel cot without getting in the way. Breakfast is also a great touch. We had a great bbq overlooking fields of sheep and horses. Pete and Lesley were friendly and check in / out was easy. Lots of nice villages / pubs around to explore. Only slight downside is that given its location there is a pretty constant hum of road noise, but this is the compromise for being so close to London.
Christian, August 2017

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