The Merry Harriers: B&B and Shepherd's Huts
Overnight stays are exceptionally quiet and peaceful in a choice of seven beautifully designed en-suite bedrooms. Four newly refurbished Inn Rooms feature ancient oak beams and classic furnishings while the three Garden Rooms offer a rustic rural charm and lovely views of the surrounding countryside and the resident llamas.
The epitome of the glamping experience, five beautifully designed Shepherd's Huts surround a tranquil pond and enjoy stunning views to the Surrey Hills beyond. The luxury Huts capture perfectly the spirit of the Merry Harriers – delightfully quirky and uplifting, yet supremely comfortable and wonderfully relaxing. And with the addition of three new stylish Garden Rooms, they bring the total room count at the quintessentially English inn to fifteen (five luxury Shepherd’s Huts, six Garden Rooms, and four lovely rooms in the Inn).
Thoughtful amenities and facilities in the Huts offer a bucolic getaway year round – underfloor heating, wood burning stove, hot water bottle, and homemade brownies will comfort you in the winter months; summer visitors can enjoy the teak sun loungers surrounding the picturesque pond and fields beyond, individual fire pits and the fridge complete with complimentary bottle of rosé wine. Additionally the joyfully colourful de Savary interiors, ensuite bathroom with large shower, luxury toiletries, the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen, small kitchenette for tea and coffee making, nespresso machine, hairdryer, television, generous storage and a great number of attentive details offer the most refreshing of stays.
Garden Rooms set back from the pretty lawns and terraces of the traditional 16th century inn provide further dog-friendly luxury accommodation – the highlight being room number 7, with double doors opening onto a secluded outdoor seating area, overlooking the paddock and the herd of 12 friendly llamas.
Watch the setting sun over the Surrey Hills in front of your private fire pit, glass of rosé to hand, or settle in next to the wood burning stove for a game of chess - early evenings in the Shepherds Huts are magical. Then head over to the traditional and welcoming village inn for some fabulous local ales or house garden cider, delicious food and excellent company.
The Shepherd's Huts offer a romantic country getaway for a couple or a fun escape for groups of ten family or friends. Combine with a fabulous llama trek for an unforgettable experience, a mere 50 minutes from London.
All B&B rooms are furnished with Egyptian cotton bed linen, high-pressure showers, luxury toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TVs.
The pretty garden is perfect for al fresco drinks and dining with a children’s play area and garden boules. St Peter’s Church, the village shop and the Hambledon cricket green are just a gentle stroll away and many of Surrey’s finest attractions are within 20 minutes by car.
Continental and full English breakfast is served between 8am and 10am. There’s plenty of free on-site parking, free wifi and all children and dogs happily welcomed!
For something a little out of the ordinary a special selection of Llama picnic treks offer a truly unique lifetime experience, following stunning routes through the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, alongside The Merry Harriers own herd of ten llamas.
Enjoy a weekend staycation with a difference - hang out with some llamas and learn a new skill. Step back from the fast paced digital life in the city with a relaxing and therapeutic countryside break under an hour from London. A two night stay at this quintessentially English pub will include a 4-5 hour “English Picnic llama trek” and a 2 hour pottery lesson with local potter and teacher, Claire Waterhouse.
Let your mind unwind and enjoy the stunning Surrey countryside, strolling along the Greensand Way in the Surrey Hills AONB with your friendly llama at your side. With knowledgeable guides and a gentle pace you can often spot deer, a multitude of birds and butterflies, badgers sets and beautiful wild flowers. Stop for a delicious picnic prepared by the excellent Chef at the Merry Harriers.
Enjoy an evening of excellent food, delicious local ales and great company in the wonderful village pub, owned by legendary hotelier Peter de Savary, who lives near by. Chose from a stylish room in the traditional inn, a dog-friendly garden room or one of the new quirky Shepherd’s Huts for the ultimate escape.
The next day, under the tuition of the brilliantly talented Claire Waterhouse, carve some clay into beautiful ornaments (Christmas ones, if you’re planning ahead!), decorate bowls or take to the wheel and have a go throwing your own - there are a range of different activities to choose from*.