Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse, The Street, Puttenham, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR

Call Bookings on 01483 811001

Walkers' and cyclists' accommodation on the North Downs

Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse will be open until the end of October 2023, and then in 2024 from the beginning of April to the end of October.

Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse 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 small people) on a foam mattress.

Electricity and hot water included. Small shop on site. Evening meals are available in the village.

The Barn has many sustainable features including solar panels and rainwater collection for flushing toilets. No cars are allowed on site but there is limited street parking near to the premises. Excellent cycle shed.

Young people under 18 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).

The barn is also on the Pilgrim's Way at Guildford and welcomes all pilgrims.

A warden is always present and will share use of the kitchen. Sorry, no stag or hen parties

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    11: 4x2 (bunk beds), 1x3 (sleeping platform).
  • Open:

    Arrive after 5pm leave by 10am. No access 10am-5pm.
  • Price per night:

    See the website for up to date prices.
  • Booking:

    Booking essential - we may be closed otherwise. No stag or hen parties. It is recommended that you bring your own sleeping bag and towel. Full details and online booking on the website or phone 01483 811001.
  • 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 (03457 484950) at Wanborough (3.5 km), Guildford (7 km) and Farnham (11km). Bus 65 (Stagecoach 0345 241 8000) from Guildford and Farnham stops within 1 km of Barn, or bus 46 to Watts Gallery at Compton & follow North Downs Way 3.5 km west. Full details on Barn website.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks King Alfreds Way Cathedral Cycle Route
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee
5Very basic accommodation


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Cyclists accommodation worth a scenic detour

November 19th 2023

Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse is a 6 mile off-road detour from The King Alfreds Way. Leave King Alfreds Way at Farnham and follow the North Downs Way to the village of Puttenham. Puttenham Barn, is a converted historic barn offering simple accommodations for walkers & cyclists. There is a volunteer warden to welcome you, excellent pub food in the village and a secure cycle shed.

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Puttenham Barn Open for Heritage!

September 8th 2023

Every September Heritage Open Days celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places for free – and this year you can take a sneak peek inside Puttenham Barn on Sunday 10th September!

Puttenham Barn, over 250 years old, is a typical Surrey barn with weatherboarding, long steeply sloping tiled roofs known as catslides, and a waggon porch. It was saved from ruin and sympathetically restored by a group of volunteers in the early 2000’s, and is now run by a charity as an eco-friendly bunkhouse for walkers and cyclists.

Located within a pretty rural setting on the outskirts of Puttenham Village, visitors are warmly invited to stop by any time between 11:00 – 16:00 this Sunday 10th September to discover this hidden gem for themselves. They can then have a quick lunch or drink at the Good Intent pub round the corner before heading to their next Heritage stop. Perfect day!

Special note – there is NO PARKING on site – please park on the main road and walk in.
Exact location here: https://goo.gl/maps/Ksb58k5V6z5BLV1a7

More information here: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/puttenham-barn-bunkhouse2023

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Volunteer opportunities in the idyllic Surrey Hills

February 19th 2023

Have you dreamed of working on a little homestead where peace and community are always prioritised, and the worries of the modern day seem to just float away? Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse has been looking for you as much as you have been looking for Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse!

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