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Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse

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Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse offers simple overnight accommodation in south-east England for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

It inspires an imaginative vision with a strong environmental emphasis.

Our 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?

We are now very happy to be able to re-open our Puttenham Barn, initially on a limited basis for single household groups. We plan to keep it open into Autumn 2021. [13 October 2021]

At all times the safety of our visitors and our wardens will be the factor that is most important.

Our sleeping arrangement now comprises two compartments, each with two bunk beds, plus a sleeping platform on which sleeping bags can be placed. The latter is ideal for the children of one visiting group.

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

See our Bookings page also for any special offers.

And see what other people think - our visitors book.


We're on Google Maps.

Have a look at this Sustrans map for NCN22 and search for "Puttenham", for location information and cycle routes around Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse.

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.

On a planetary scale, we're at 51.222696, -0.665896.

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.

Despite its age, our barn is fully equipped with fire warning and emergency lighting systems, and these are regularly inspected for correct operation. Electrical appliances are regularly tested for safety.

See the history of the barn, as researched and written by Nansi Taylor.


This is our 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 that you could help.

We now use the title Bunkhouse instead of Camping Barn, as it better describes what is available.

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

This site was last updated on 13 October 2021

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