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Puttenham Eco Camping Barn

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Puttenham Eco Camping Barn offers simple overnight accommodation in south-east England for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It is an imaginative project with a strong environmental emphasis.

The Camping Barn provides reasonably priced wardened accommodation for up to 11 visitors - similar to, but more basic than a Youth Hostel. It is ideally located situated in west Surrey on the North Downs Way and Sustrans cycle route 22, between Guildford and Farnham at a point not served by any Youth Hostels.

When are we open?

In 2016 we are open between March 24th and the end of October for over 100 nights.

Booking is essential; refer to the Bookings page for more details.

See our Bookings page also for any special offers.


We're on Google Maps.

The YHA web page has a map with location details.

Have a look at this Sustrans map and search for "Puttenham", for location information and cycle routes for Puttenham Eco Camping Barn.

The barn is in Puttenham village in the west of Surrey directly opposite the ancient parish church. The full address is: The Street, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR.

The Ordnance Survey grid reference for the barn is SU 933 479.

Please note that we have no parking for motor vehicles at the barn. If you have limited mobility and need to bring a vehicle, please contact us first.


Have a look at our Supporters page for our latest newsletter...

Feel like you could help in what we're doing? The Supporters page has full details.

Environmentally friendly...

Our wonderful old listed building has been sympathetically restored to be environmentally friendly. We have rainwater harvesting, solar electricity and solar hot water. The restoration we have carried out enables you to see traditional and sustainable construction methods. A lockable cycle storage shed is available - designed by cyclists for cyclists! In addition to the sleeping area there is also a communal kitchen and a shower-room. The barn does its best to cater for people with disabilities.

For a history of the barn researched and written by Nansi Taylor click here.


The Communal Kitchen with full cooking facilities provided.

Project Oasis North Downs is a registered charity originally set up to achieve this ambitious project. The charity's role now has progressed into one of maintaining the barn into the future. Please help by becoming a supporter of POND, or by donating money, time or skills in one of the many ways listed.

Project Oasis North Downs is a registered charity, No. 1053871.

This site was last updated on 14 April 2016

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