Bed and Breakfast Near Me – Sumners Ponds Shepherd’s Huts

Bed and Breakfast Near Me | Gabriel in the snow

In the vast landscape of travel accommodations, the quaint charm of ‘bed and breakfast near me’ continues to capture the hearts of wanderers.

As travellers seek a more personalised and intimate experience, the allure of ‘Bed and Breakfast near me’ has witnessed a significant surge.

In this exploration, we turn our attention to Sumners Ponds, a hidden gem that beckons with its picturesque surroundings and, notably, its enchanting Shepherd’s Huts.

The Allure of ‘Bed and Breakfast Near Me’

The shift from conventional hotels to B&Bs is not merely a trend; it’s a reflection of a desire for unique and personalised travel experiences. 

The proximity of B&Bs to local attractions and the charm of staying in a homely environment contribute to their growing popularity.

Sumners Ponds: A Hidden Gem

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle, Sumners Ponds emerges as a tranquil retreat for those seeking a respite from the ordinary. 

Surrounded by natural beauty, our destination offers a distinct escape from the mundane.

Bed and Breakfast Near Me | Breakfast at Cafe by the Lake

Discover the Charms of our B&B Shepherd’s Huts

Indulge in a unique experience with our charming Shepherd’s Huts, meticulously handcrafted to offer a delightful escape in the serene West Sussex countryside. 

Whether you’re seeking a brief respite or planning a romantic weekend getaway, our four Shepherd’s Huts provide the perfect retreat. 

As an added treat, enjoy a complimentary breakfast at our picturesque Cafe by the Lake with every booking.

All four of the Shepherd’s Huts are located in Sumners Park, with ‘Old George’ and ‘Gabriel’ offering enchanting views from the Sumners Lake bank. Adding a touch of literary flair, all our Shepherd’s Huts are named after characters from beloved Thomas Hardy novels, making them a family favourite.

For your convenience, refer to our Camping Map to locate the Shepherd’s Huts. ‘Old George’ (OG) and ‘Gabriel’ (G) are positioned lakeside on the Sumners Lake. ‘Boldwood’ (B) and ‘Bathsheba Everdene’ (BE) are positioned slightly back from the edge of the water. Please note that the lakeside Huts are not designated for fishing activities. Regrettably, all Shepherd’s Huts are not wheelchair accessible.

If you’re travelling with a furry friend, we welcome small, well-behaved dogs for a nominal fee of £25 per stay. Stay connected with the world as free WiFi is available in all our B&B Shepherd’s Huts, ensuring you remain in touch while immersed in the natural beauty of our surroundings.

Experience the perfect blend of comfort and nature with our B&B Shepherd’s Huts – where tranquillity meets craftsmanship.

Features and Amenities

The Shepherd’s Huts at Sumners Ponds seamlessly blend rustic charm with modern comforts. From comfortable bedding to thoughtfully designed interiors, every detail is curated to enhance the guest’s experience.

Bed and Breakfast Near Me – Old George:

Bed and Breakfast Near Me | Outside of Old George Shepherd's Hut

A rust-red haven on Sumners Lake’s edge, beckons with a snug retreat. Its small waterside veranda offers seating and scenic views. Inside, a memory foam double bed donned in white linen and throws promises comfort, complemented by a wood-burning stove beside a rustic table. Essentials like a small fridge and kettle, with complimentary tea and coffee, enhance the stay. A modern amenity block is just a minute away. Conveniently located near the Cafe by the Lake, Old George ensures delicious breakfasts. Note: fishing is not permitted from the lakeside Shepherd’s Huts.

Bed and Breakfast Near Me – Gabriel:

Bed and Breakfast Near Me | Outside of Gabriel Shepherd's Hut

A serene sky-blue retreat on the opposite side of the Sumners Lake from Old George, invites tranquillity. Featuring a decking along the hut’s length and a grassy area with a picnic table, it offers an idyllic setting. Inside, a memory foam double bed with pristine white linen and cosy throws ensures a comfortable stay. A rustic table and chairs by the wood-burning stove provide warmth on chilly evenings, while double barn doors open to uninterrupted lake views. Essential amenities like a small fridge and kettle, with complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, enhance the experience. Note: Gabriel is just a short-minute walk away from our luxury amenity block. Fishing is not permitted from lakeside Shepherd’s Huts.

Bed and Breakfast Near Me – Bathsheba:

Bed and Breakfast Near Me | Inside of Bathsheba Shepherd's Hut

Adorned in a light teal hue, Bathsheba is nestled slightly back from Sumners Lake and Farm Pond in a charming gravelled courtyard. The hut boasts a small veranda with sun loungers and a picnic table, creating a peaceful retreat. Inside, a memory foam double bed with crisp white linen and a snug throw offers a cosy respite. A rustic table and chairs, accompanied by a wood-burning stove, ensure warmth throughout the night. Essential amenities, including a small fridge and kettle with complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, enhance the stay. Our state-of-the-art amenity block is located just across from Bathsheba.

Local Attractions and Activities

Discover the enchanting surroundings of Horsham during your glamping retreat at Sumners Ponds. 

Explore picturesque villages and lively market towns, each with its unique local crafts, delectable culinary treasures, and welcoming locals.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region by visiting iconic landmarks like Arundel Castle or Chichester Cathedral. Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the proximity of the South Downs National Park, where breathtaking views and a plethora of outdoor activities await. 

Sumners Ponds’ ideal location ensures you can fully indulge in the diverse charms that West Sussex has to offer.

Bed and Breakfast Near Me – Sumners Ponds Campsite and Fishery

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite in West Sussex is a unique and beautiful spot set in the tranquil countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland, and pasture.

Perfect for a family holiday, a couple’s retreat, or a short break to recoup. Sumners Ponds has many different types of accommodation, from camping and caravan sites to pods, from lodges with fishing to shepherd’s huts, from safari tents to family fields!

The campsite itself boasts high-quality facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm, and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycleways within and around the site.

Our campsite and all accommodations are dog-friendly, which means you can have your four-legged friend right beside you!

We also have The Cafe by the Lake, which is our restaurant and bar that is open to both those staying on-site and the general public. We aim to provide the highest standard of food and service.

Book your stay today: 

Tel: 01403 732539 



Quick Enquiry

Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.