The Good Shepherd Hut
Glamping accommodation in our private, highly secluded, rural garden. Surrounded by open fields and beautiful countryside in the Southdowns National Park. The Good Shepherd Hut is a place to relax and unwind in peace, surrounded by beautiful farmland with the distant noise of sheep in the background.
Grounds and nearby
Shop within a mile and two local pubs within 2 miles. The town of Petersfield grew up on the slightly elevated land between two streams and at the point of intersection of trade and pilgrimage routes passing from Winchester to Chichester and from London to Portsmouth. At the beginning of the 12th century the word feld meant an open area of land without trees. The building of a church on this land dedicated to St Peter marked the beginning of Petersfield as it is known today.
The feld around St Peter's church became known as St Petersfeld but was then changed and founded as Petersfield in 1120 by William, Earl of Gloucester, who owned the land and much of the surrounding area. He had the idea of founding a town by the chapel in the fields. He worked out that he could add to the value of his holdings in much the same way as towns today create industrial estates to enhance their revenues.
With its wonderful countryside location, Petersfield has an abundance of local footpaths and walking trails, many within the South Downs, as well as being close to a number of longer, well-known walks in the Hampshire/Surrey/West Sussex areas. The Shipwrights Way (50-miles), South Downs Way (100 miles), Literary walks associated with Jane Austen, Gilbert White, William Cobbett and Edward Thomas, and the Meon Valley Trail.