Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse, The Street, Puttenham, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR
Call Bookings on 01483 811001
OverviewPuttenham Barn Bunkhouse is at long last able to re-open for Summer and Autumn 2021. Guests must for the moment be part of one single household group or bubble.
Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse (formerly Puttenham Eco Camping Barn) offers simple overnight accommodation and a warm welcome for walkers and cyclists - individuals, families or groups - in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located on the North Downs Way and Sustrans NCN22 cycle route, the Barn has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a shower, toilets and a garden with picnic benches. The sleeping space is partitioned into two areas, both accommodating 4 people in bunk beds, plus a sleeping platform for 3 or 4 on a foam mattress. Electricity and hot water included but bring your own towel and sleeping bag. Evening meals are available in the village. The Barn has many sustainable features including solar panels and rainwater collection for flushing toilets. NO CARS ON SITE. Excellent cycle shed. Young people are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Lights out 11.30 pm. Barn website gives suggested walking routes: One from Godalming station to the Barn, the other from the Barn to Farncombe station (both stations being on the main London-Guildford-Portsmouth railway). Sorry but no stag or hen parties. A warden is always present and will share use of the kitchen.
Beds & Rooms:11 : 2x4 (bunk beds), 1x3/4 (sleeping platform) .
Open:Arrive after 5pm leave by 10am. No access 10am-5pm.
Price per night:£20pp (min charge £40). Under 17 £13pp. £3 green discount pppn if arriving on foot/cycle/public transport.
Booking:Essential - may be closed otherwise. No stag or hen parties.
Directions:GR SU 933 479. In Puttenham village (halfway between Farnham and Guildford) the Barn is on North Downs Way - opposite the church.
Public Transport:Trains (08457 484950) at Wanborough (3.5 km), Guildford (7 km) and Farnham (9 km). Bus 65 (0845 1210190) from Guildford and Farnham stops within 1 km of Barn, or bus 46 to Watts Gallery at Compton & follow North Downs Way 2 miles west.
Walks:Long Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail
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Green discounts at Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse
May 11th 2021
If you arrive at Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse on foot, by bike or on public transport you can claim a fab ‘green discount’ of £3 per person per night.
The Barn has many sustainable features including solar panels and rainwater collection for flushing toilets. And has a NO CAR policy. So no cars are allowed beyond the road entrance, even for unloading luggage. The Barn has an excellent kitchen and there are two good local pubs for food.
Walk the Pilgrims Way
October 2nd 2020
There are few routes that manage to have as rich a history as the Pilgrims Way. Putternham Eco Camping Barn happens to be right in the middle of the route, with discounts for car-less travel there why not start your pilgrimage?
The Pilgrims way has been thought to have existed since 1800BC heading west towards Stonehenge. Surprisingly with more an emphasis on trade than spiritualism. However the years passed, empires came and went. A surge in popularity came with the murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170, as more people traveled to Canterbury to seek spiritual guidance. After a relative quiet period in the middle ages interest was renewed at the start of the 20th century. Julia Cartwright is credited as bringing many historic footpaths to the public’s attention including the Pilgrims Way. Finally with the dawn of modern motor vehicles the route has been slightly altered over the years. Much of it now consisting of the North Downs Way opened in 1978 by the archbishop of Canterbury. A well and truly worthwhile Pilgrimage with a fascinating history, and luckily Puttenham Eco Camping Barn is right on the trail. Even better there is a £3 discount for walkers, so why not make your Pilgrimage?
Re-opening delayed of Puttenham Eco Camping Barn
July 13th 2020
This historic barn in the Surrey Hills is being converted from a camping barn to a bunkbarn, which will delay its re-opening.
Already supplied with a well equipped kitchen and friendly seating area, the Eco Barns sleeping platforms are being removed and replaced with bunkbeds grouped into private areas. Re-opening is expected Easter 2021 if not before.
September 20th 2011
Leaving the hop fields of the North Downs behind I peddle into Puttenham and past the Good Intent Pub. Further along, opposite the church is PUTTENHAM ECO CAMPING BARN , it is huge from the outside, although only a small part is actually converted for use as accommodation. I follow the stone track around the back and spot the familiar YHA sign.Read More