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As you arrive up the tree-lined drive at Bentley, you’ll spot two beautiful shepherd’s huts nestled in a secluded, leafy corner. I had the chance to stay there this week for Bonfire Night with my young children. The huts are owned by The Rolling Downs who rent them out. As the sun went down we spotted a fox darting across the fields.

We lit the fire outside and watched as the most spectacular night sky appeared. It was a clear, crisp night and the stars were incredible. In the distance we could hear the faint thud of explosions as the wild bonfire night celebrations began in Lewes.

The hut was cosy and warm with the log burner going and we woke to a hoar-frost. Sparkling white crystals hung to each blade of grass, a pair of buzzards swooped on to the field and as we lay in our luxurious bed gazing at the winter view, two Roe deer wandered past the huts and disappeared into the woods. Magical.

If you would like to stay on Bentley estate in one of the huts, contact The Rolling Downs.