...at the Merry Harriers
it's glamping epitomised - five beautifully designed Shepherd's Huts surround a pond with glorious views to the Surrey Hills beyond. The luxury huts capture perfectly the spirit of the Merry Harriers – quirky and uplifting, yet supremely comfortable and relaxing. With three new Garden Rooms, they bring the total room count at the quintessentially English inn to fifteen.
The Huts offer a bucolic getaway year round with underfloor heating, wood burning stove, hot water bottle and homemade brownies for the winter months; summer visitors can enjoy the teak sun loungers, individual fire pits and fridge with complimentary bottle of rosé wine. The colourful de Savary interiors, ensuite bathroom with large shower, luxury toiletries, finest Egyptian cotton bed linen, 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. Combine with a llama trek for an unforgettable experience.
I'm Gilly, award winning journalist, travel writer and author of 11 books. My byline appears in national and regional newspapers and magazines. Website gillypickup.co.uk