We have just come back from a wonderful three night stay glamping in the Surrey Hills. Our location was the Merry Harriers Inn, Hambledon. Nestled in the Surrey Hills and just a stone’s throw away from the Capital City of London, you will find the Merry Harriers Inn. The Merry Harriers Inn offers a range of boutique style accommodation, ranging from Shepherd Huts, Garden Rooms, and Inn rooms.
Read more about glamping in a Shepherd Hut in the Surrey Hills.
Things to do near Hambledon
There is so much to see and do during your stay, there really is something for everyone. The Merry Harriers Inn offers family friendly and dog friendly stays, and and we were honestly amazed at how dog friendly the area is.
The Shepherd Huts are situated just opposite the Merry Harriers Inn in Hambledon, Surrey, and the area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers some of the most beautiful walking, running and cycling routes. We really enjoyed the beautiful walks each day with our dog, and the area has some of the most stunning countryside, with rolling hills, woodland areas and picturesque country roads. Next time we visit we will definitely take the bikes, as there are some wonderful routes that are easily accessible on bikes.
Godalming is a lovely market down situated on the River Wey. Here you will find many unique and individual shops, cafes and restaurants. We stopped by at Roost for a coffee and cake, and our four legged friend was welcomed with open arms, even given a homemade treat or two during our visit.
You can also take the river walk along the River Wey
We have National Trust annual passes so decided to visit Winkworth during our glamping stay. About ten minutes drive from The Merry Harriers Inn, Winkworth is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is both a family friendly and dog friendly place to visit.
Winkworth is perfect for visiting any time of the year as the landscape changes with the seasons. Here you can enjoy family and dog friendly woodland walks, children’s events and an outdoor woodland area for the kids to enjoy. The Bluebells were just making an appearance during our visit and the magnolia was also an absolute treasure. They had a lovely Easter trail during our visit, which helps to encourage the younger members of the family to enjoy the woodland walk whilst completing the trail.
Shere is about half an hour drive from Hambledon, but I am so glad we visited as it is quite simply beautiful. The village was used as the location for the Christmas film ‘The Holiday’ and I can see why. Shere is a beautiful, quintessential English village located between the towns of Guildford and Dorking. Here you will find charming and historical buildings, a stream with ducks, a tearoom and a couple of pubs and a few individual shops. There is a beautiful 12th century church – St James Church in the centre of the village.
What draws many people to the Merry Harriers Inn is the resident llamas in the neighbouring paddock. The Inn gardens look out onto the paddock, and the kids loved popping over to say hello to one of the 12 resident llamas each day.
I didnt quite realise how magnificent llamas are. They are so individual and unique, and have huge personalities that bring a little bit of sunshine to your day.
There are a number of llama treks on offer, we enjoyed the winter morning trek that set off from the paddock at about 11 am. You can also enjoy The English Picnic, and Summer Evening Treks. The minimum age for the llama trek is eight, so our youngest adventurer was a little young, but nevertheless he had ample opportunity to say hello, and the girls really enjoyed the trek around some of the most beautiful countryside. Our llama – Mungo was delightful, and the trek gave us an opportunity to really learn and experience first hand how magnificent llamas are.
The thing we really love about a glamping stay is the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the great outdoors, with no pressure to fit 100 things into your day. You really don’t have to venture far as the area is absolutely stunning, with plenty of walks and cycle routes. Even better, you can finish your day off with a drink and a bite to eat in the Merry Harriers gardens and watch the sunset over the llama paddock.