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Shepherd’s Hut Stays

Come stay with us at Mill Meadows Farm in our cosy shepherd’s hut.

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Come stay with us at Mill Meadows Farm in our cosy shepherd’s hut. The hut sleeps two people and is located on our family run farm, so you’ll have the best view of our rare breed animals, including our alpaca herd. Located in Westbourne Village on the edge of the South Downs National Park with excellent links to Chichester and Portsmouth. Equipped with all the essentials you need to make your stay enjoyable.

The Hut 

Our hut is nestled between our family home and our log cabin. Situated in our pond garden in it’s own fenced area. You’ll get the best views of the farm and our Alpaca paddock. It is equipped with all the essentials you need to make your stay enjoyable. We pop in some farm sourced or local goodies and make sure the hut has tea & coffee to make you feel at home. Enjoy some bubbles (or soft drink if requested) upon arrival which you can enjoy outside on the picnic bench or around the fire pit while taking in the scenery.

Shepherds hut dimensions

2M W x3.5M LX4M H

6’6”W x 11’6”L x 8’ H

Mattress Dimensions

Small double 120cm x 190cm cosy fit but we have had many taller people still enjoy their stay. Just be prepared for a good spoon 🙂


– Microwave

– Hot plates

– Mini fridge

– Toaster

– Food preparation space.

Facilties & Other things to note

As mentioned above the shepherds hut is located next to our second holiday let- the  log cabin. We ask that guests are respectful with noise levels between the hours 10pm-8am. We live on site also and will be available to assist with any issues during your stay. We have considered privacy of all our accommodation sites and have created private gardens for each so that you are not overlooked. (except from the odd nosey alpaca)

During the winter months we have provided an efficient electric heater. All year we  keep the outdoor fire pit stocked with firewood for cosy evenings together.

Toilet and washroom is located about 10 meters from the hut, and we have created a cosy separate lounge area in our old aquaponics tunnel for rainy days!! Equipped with heater and blankets.

The hut is situated in its own garden and this is exclusively yours during your stay. The farm is set on  24 acres and with a small briefing from the team you are welcome to wander through the fields to explore.

We are a family that lives on site and we love to be as accessible as possible for our guests. We will be on site to welcome you and show you round the property as well as being available to answer any questions you may have. You will be able to contact a member of the OBG via phone throughout your stay with us.

Enjoy Westbourne’s inviting local pubs, the places to eat and the friendly community feel. To reach the sea is only a 20-minute walk to Emsworth harbour and foreshore.

Westbourne Village is on the edge of the South Downs National Park with excellent links to Chichester and Portsmouth.

The historic dockyard and city of Portsmouth is the perfect location for shopping, independants and restaurants. Chichester is a charming location and round the corner from the sandy Wittering’s beach.

London is only a just over an hour away via train from Havant or Rowlands Castle.

We are a working farm who specialise in farm based experiences. Please do let us know if you would like any info on what we have to offer before your stay Please note that between 10:00am – 16:00pm on site customers may need access to the toilets. We will ensure that the bathroom is cleaned after customer hours are finished.

We look forward to having you with us xx


Frequently asked questions


There is a wet room at the other end of the garden for use of guests staying in the Hut. There may be some other experience guests who will use this facility during our experience hours. The OBG team will make sure toilets are regularly cleaned.
We have also provided towels and bathroom essentials to make to make your trip to out wet room easy and carefree.

There are so many ways to enjoy the outside space at The Hut! We have provided a setting for you to dine alfresco, have a BBQ, or simply sit and enjoy the firepit keeping you warm.
Should you need space to dine undercover we have built an extra undercover space for you to enjoy. This is situated in our poly tunnel which was our original aquaponics space.
During the winter months we will provide and indoor heater to keep you toasty and warm inside The Hut.

During your stay in The Hut, we have onsite parking, and you will be able to explore your garden and the adjacent paddock whenever you wish.
Should you wish to see the rest of the farm, you will need to book a farm tour, which you can organise with a member of the OBG team. We have a range of activities on the farm which we are happy to discuss ahead of your stay which includes our very popular alpaca walking experience which runs between march and October.
Westbourne village and its bordering locations have so much to offer in terms of activities and food, so we have a fully loaded welcome pack for our guests to make sure you get the most out of your time with us. If you have any questions about days out in Hampshire and Sussex, we are happy give advice and recommendations ahead of your stay, just let us know.

Ann Brazier
Ann Brazier
15 February 2024
A great visit for a meet and greet session at Our Back Garden today. My granddaughter absolutely loved it. The staff were friendly and helpful, making it such a pleasurable visit. We definitely intend to return for alpaca walking later in the year
Susannah Greenwood
Susannah Greenwood
12 December 2023
Beautiful place to visit, lots of events a sweet shop and now you can get refreshments. Worth a visit.
Coral Harmon
Coral Harmon
3 December 2023
Had an amazing visit today, meeting and feeding the alpacas. The hosts were really friendly and informative and obviously really care about their animals and their business. The alpacas were lovely, the hot drinks great and the produce made from the alpaca wool was wonderful; I look forward to wearing my hat and socks and I'm sure our grandson will love his cuddly alpaca. Would definitely recommend a visit and would love to come back.
Mark Ralls
Mark Ralls
5 November 2023
Fantastic day out .
Mark Darlington
Mark Darlington
14 October 2023
Hosted our daughter's birthday party here. It was such a lovely experience for the children, and the owners were amazing!
Hefin Griffiths
Hefin Griffiths
1 October 2023
Visited with Veterans Outreach Support. Brilliant crew, brilliant morning 👍👍
Lou T
Lou T
30 September 2023
We had a fantastic couple of hours with the alpacas today. Such a great place, with a lovely family feel. Laura was brilliant and taught us everything we needed to know. I’m in love with Flora and wanted to take her home. Thank you so much.
Paul Monks
Paul Monks
20 September 2023
My wife loved this place we got so close to the Alpacas, the meet and greet is brilliant, you get to feed and pet then a great experience.
Ben Carville
Ben Carville
19 September 2023
Absolutely brilliant. The hut is so cute and the setting is beautiful. Laura and Perry are also incredibly helpful.