The coronavirus outbreak means that we are all living through very uncertain times. We reluctantly had to decide that Puttenham Eco Camping Barn will be closed for the remainder of 2020. We plan to re-open for Easter 2021, at the beginning of April. Please keep checking back for the latest information. (6 December 2020)
We wish you and all those you know good health and strength in this difficult period.
Advance booking is essential as the barn relies on voluntary wardens.
- Our building is a beautifully converted real barn.
- It relies only on natural heating and can be cool - but always with a warm welcome.
- There are three shared sleeping areas for a total of 11 people.
- We are closed daytime from 10 am to 5 pm (10:00 to 17:00).
- People from 5 to 17 years are welcome with a responsible adult. We give a £3 discount on arrival.
- We offer a 'green' voucher worth £3 when you arrive by foot, cycle or public transport.
- We have Wi-Fi, but mobile reception is unreliable.
- We have an excellent kitchen and there are two good local pubs for food.
- By making a booking you agree to our terms and conditions (pdf, 210 kB).
- Absolutely no motor vehicles beyond the road entrance, even for unloading luggage.
Booking with this website gives you the best price - guaranteed.
You should read our detailed information sheets (pdf, 300 kB) on the barn before you come to stay.
Phone: 01483 811001 (+44 1483 811001)
And please read the rest of the page below - it has useful information.
Advance booking is essential - just a reminder.
Dates are arrival dates.
Details for 2020
From 10th April to the end of October 2020 we expect to open for many nights, including every weekend. Let us know in advance when you would like to stay, as we operate a flexible wardening scheme and often can open to fit in with what you are planning. We also know that if you are walking or cycling how important it can be to be completely sure of accommodation on a particular night.
We've no special offers at the moment, but please keep checking. Meanwhile, our ordinary offers are pretty good...
Normal overnight rates:
- Adult per night: £17
- 5 years and over, and under 18 years (must be accompanied by a responsible adult) per night: £12
- We give a 'green' voucher of £3 if arriving by foot, bicycle, horse or public transport, for use on a subsequent night.
- Cancellation notice: if you have to cancel please give us as much notice as possible. The deadline for telling us is 12 noon. We are able to refund you the following for your booking:
- 3 full days or more notice - 90 %
- less than 3 full days notice - 0 %
If you simply don't arrive and don't tell us - a 'no-show' - then we ask you to pay for the whole booking. If you bring fewer people than you booked space for, then we also ask for the full payment.
If you have booked through another website where we have to pay them commission, we reserve the right to take that commission off any refund.
We are closed between 10 am and 5 pm (10:00 to 17:00) and ask people to arrive by 9 pm (21:00)
- We might be able to manage sole occupancy by arrangement. In these circumstances there would still be a warden in residence and the barn would be closed in the daytime between 10 am and 5 pm. The cost is £165 per night and the green voucher and young person discounts are applicable. For sole use by a family group there is no lower age limit. We have different cancellation conditions than for our normal bookings. Please ask.
- Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have temporarily withdrawn our popular sleeping bag hire.
- Membership of Project Oasis North Downs £6 (unwaged £4) - to support the Project and receive an occasional newsletter.
- The barn can sleep up to 11 visitors, and we welcome individuals, families or groups.
The Barn is unsuitable for groups likely to be very noisy, as we have nearby neighbours in a very rural setting. 'Sole use' bookings are accepted on the understanding that there is a warden on the premises whenever the Barn is open. Our Eco Camping Barn exists to benefit people wishing to enjoy the countryside for recreational activities and we reserve the right to cancel group bookings considered unsuitable.
If you are booking the Barn for a group, please ensure all participants see our information sheets (pdf, 300 kB) ahead of their visit. Then everyone can have an idea of what to expect.
- The barn provides a well equipped cooking and eating area, and platform beds in the sleeping area. You will need sleeping bags - bring your own or see 'Optional extras' above - and to bring your own food. There are good local pubs which usually serve meals, but there is no local food store in Puttenham. There is a limited number of items for sale at the barn.
- The nearest shop selling food is the Post Office at Shackleford, precisely two miles south (OS map grid reference SU 935 455). It is open on mornings only, seven days a week.
- There is no car or motor-cycle parking at the barn.
WiFi and other technology
We have Wi-Fi but mobile phone reception is unreliable because of the beautiful landscape. We don't even have a television.
The local pubs may also have Wi-Fi, but that's not guaranteed. Mobiles may work better after a short walk along the road. The user may feel better too.
We cannot accommodate pets, but make an exception for guide dogs and other assistance dogs.
Access for all
Our organisation tries to accommodate all those seeking a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, regardless of their ability. Along with many organisations, we have a formal access statement (pdf, 74k) to show how we comply with typical visitor needs and requirements. Please understand the challenge that our old building gives in meeting these ideals.
See our Getting here page.
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