Welcome to our Award Winning Alfriston Cabins & Shepherd Huts

Dog Friendly, Self catering cabins + Shepherds Huts Glamping with hot tubs, East Sussex

Our Woodland Cabins are situated high on a hill next to the gorgeous village of Alfriston. Located within the South Downs National Park and on the South Downs Way, set in small private woods. With the ability to cook outside using our firepits, relax under the stars in a hammock, create a den, create your own treasure hunt and look for different types of wildlife, there is something for everyone!

Our Shepherds Huts, Robins Retreat and Woodpecker Hill have views that won’t disappoint and the ability to cook outside and spend time outdoors, a real treat!

Why not treat yourself to a wood fired hot tub stay- this option is available for stays in Foxes Hollow, Badgers Rest, and Robins Retreat of two nights or more.

Alfriston Gift Vouchers!

Why not choose a gift voucher towards a stay to treat for friends or family.

If you would prefer a specific amount or stay please do contact us directly at info@alfristoncabins.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months after purchase and sent via email.

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Dogs welcome (also house trained pets)

Woodland setting

Parking + electric car charging to our guests by invitation.

Countryside location but within walking distance of village

Private luxury wood-fired hot tubs

Home made and local produce

Walks from the door

Licensed - We are delighted to be able to offer Rathfinny Classic Cuvee and Long Man Brewery beers to our guests.

Award Winning Cabins

Nestled in woodland within the South Downs National Park and designed by an award winning architect, our two oak-framed cabins set within a stones throw of the historic and beautiful village, Alfriston, have won a Prestige Award for the Best Cabin in 2022, and also achieved a Silver Green South Downs Award in 2023, which has become a Gold Award in 2024.

Robins Retreat and Woodpecker Hill - Shepherds Hut Glamping in East Sussex

Located in our apple orchard overlooking the gorgeous River Cuckmere are our  oak Shepherds Huts, Robins Retreat and Woodpecker Hill, which arrived during June 2023

Perfect for those romantic nights away or simply detox with the peaceful sound of birds and the wind through the trees, or relax in the wood fired hot tub (for Robins Retreat).

Pet/Dog Friendly Accommodation

Both our cabins and shepherds huts are dog friendly… (or pet friendly as we have had cats and a rabbit stay too!)

The area is ideal for doggy holidays…with walks from the door and plenty of dog friendly places to eat and drink in the area…

Holidays in East Sussex

Located just a short drive to the seaside and magnificent Seven Sisters, Friston Forest, Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne & Royal Tunbridge Wells. The South Downs National Park is such a unique and special place for wildlife and people looking to have a break away from London too!

The South Downs has something for every kind of cyclist and walker to enjoy and explore.

About Us

Badgers Rest and Foxes Hollow are designed by a local award winning architect. From moving to Alfriston in 2018, after many months of planning, five storms and the Coronavirus outbreak our plans and dreams became a reality in July 2020 when the two oak framed woodland cabins could finally open.

We built the beautiful cabins on the footprint of an old forest school and summer house which had become dilapidated. Always having a dream of living in a safe environment our son, surrounded by nature.

Subsequently Robins Retreat arrived in August 2022, the first of three Shepherds Hut within our orchard rather than in the woods, with views over the Cuckmere Valley. The second Hut, Woodpecker Hill, arrived during June 2023

Within this dream, sharing the beautiful scenery of the South Downs National Park, enhancing wildlife, creating long lasting memories for guests, growing vegetables, keeping farm animals, and living off the land. All of this and much, much more!

To become a carbon neutral business is also a vision to help retain and restore the world we live in, and our journey is now well underway.

We hope to see you soon xx