Hut Therapy

Located at the foot of the S. Downs near Lewes, our bespoke garden cabin has a double cabin bed, ensuite shower/WC & cover to park bikes. Organic plant based food is served here. 2 night minimum stay.



Hut Therapy has been set up as a therapeutic space with the intention of helping others. The feel in side the therapy hut is something akin to a large railway carriage, but it has a real earthy & grounding feel - very conducive to a good night's sleep. The hut itself is constructed from wood salvaged from an agricultural barn & there are many recycled fittings and fixtures inside. We have selected natural materials wherever possible but without compromising on comfort. The cabin bed mattress is a thick futon made of cotton wadding and there is a choice of lambs wool & duck feather duvets.


Food is prepared by the host, Gilly Webber, a Macrobiotic Association UK accredited cook & health adviser. Guests who come to explore macrobiotic food can share whole food cooking with the owner in the kitchen or simply enjoy a macrobiotic breakfast, whole food lunch box or macrobiotic quality, evening meal cooked for them. The emphasis is on natural, seasonal whole food, food without preservatives, additives and other processed foods - a welcome anecdote to modern, fast-pace, instant living. Some animal food & products are available for those who want something closer to what they eat at home - butter, milk & yoghurt are available at breakfast, and, fish at other meals - but essentially the emphasis is on organic, plant-based foods. The food & lifestyle here is slow and mindful, so we appreciate you asking in advance .

We cater for gluten free, sugar free, lactose free & other diets naturally.


East Chiltington is an agricultural community of about 180 households.  Agricultural labourers used to live in the group of houses known as School Cottages during the 1930s/40s with a primary school situated nearby in Novington Lane.  In the hamlet, there is a 15th century church and the Jolly Sportsman, a restaurant and public house offering quality yet informal country dinning.  These are both a few minutes walk from the Hut, down Chapel Lane.  

For serious & casual walkers, horse riders & cyclists there is a large network of footpaths & bridal paths at our door.  The South Downs Way National Trail, a long distance route traversing the length of South Downs escarpment, is just over a mile away.  

From the Hut, a local bike ride might take you along an ancient Roman track with  spectacular views of the Downs, via the pretty hamlets of Street & Westmeston, to the village of Ditchling - home of artists & craftsmen, tea rooms & award winning museum.  The landscape of rolling hills, chalk grasslands, ancient woodland & rivers is truly magnificent. 

Within short cycling distance is the Half Moon pub in Plumpton, our personal favourite for quality, locally sourced food & drink.   Take North Barnes Lane opposite the Village stores at Plumpton if arriving at Plumpton station, our nearest point of access by train .

The nearest town is Lewes, 4 miles along the South Downs Way, and has a castle, auction rooms & antique emporia, interesting shops & pubs, and many possibilities for light lunches & afternoon teas. It has been home to Harvey’s independent brewery since 1790 and the Lewes Bonfire Societies' firework spectacle on Guy Fawkes Day on November 5th, a tradition dating back to the 16th century.

Brighton, 11 miles away, its universities, beach and pier, many restaurants, cultural & nightlife are accessible by train from Plumpton via Lewes. The Seven Sisters Coastline including Birling Gap & Beachy Head, Glyndebourne Opera House, Charleston Farmhouse, many National Trust properties including Standen Arts & Crafts House at East Grinstead & other areas of natural beauty - Ashdown Forest & the Kent Weald - all make interesting trips out by bike.


From around £32.50


  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Bike Washing
  • Clothes Washing
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Credit Cards
  • Breakfast
  • Evening Meals
  • Patio

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