The wood-burning stove, for chilly eveningsView through the trees to the South Downs


Entire home/flat

2 guests

Studio

1 bed


Entire home/flat

2 guests

Studio

1 bed

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About this listing

Our timber clad garden pod is up-market glamping, with a view to the Downs. Close to Brighton and a walk across fields to the village. On sunny days, open up the folding sliding doors and enjoy a drink on the decking.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: £15
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Description

The space

The pod is just over an hour from London and 20 minutes or so from Brighton. At the end of the garden of our Sussex farmhouse, the view is through the trees and towards the Downs. The pod has a comfortable double bed, sofa, table and chairs. There's a shower room and a small kitchen sink, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle. (The hot water is from a small tank, so showers need to be speedy.) For heat, there's a wood-burning stove and a basic electric heater.

It's just a few minutes walk across fields to the village of Hurstpierpoint, with several pubs and places to eat.

You will have your own key and can come and go as you like.

The pod uses the same driveway as the main house, with plenty of room for parking. The house is approached down a rutted farm track, so best not to bring a low slung car! Although there's no fencing between the pod area and the farmhouse garden, directly in front of the pod there's its own area of lawn and a magnolia tree, with a stream beyond. There's also easy access to a footpath to the village across a bridge in the garden.

If you have a dog who can be trusted without fences, then he or she is welcome. We have a friendly black labrador called Monty.

Tim, Pippa and family are very happy to help with any queries about the pod or beyond. Monty the labrador will almost certainly bring an old shoe to welcome you.

We are close to the Downs National Park, as well as having Brighton 20 minutes away. So if you want to walk and visit the village, then it's easy. But it's equally easy to pop into Brighton for sea air or shopping.

We are located close to the A23. The nearest station is Hassocks, which is 10/15 minutes by cab. This is the Brighton line to London Bridge/ Victoria. Gatwick airport is 30 minutes by car. There is a limited bus service to Brighton from the top of the track (10 minute walk to the bus stop from the pod).

There's also cycle hire at the station in Hassocks: (URL HIDDEN)

The pod has its quirks. Squirrels sometimes like to frolic on the flat roof and if it rains heavily with the wind in the wrong direction, you might get a bit of rain down the chimney. Of course, we think that the good quirks outweigh the imperfections.

You will find eggs from our hens on the sideboard and a bowl of fruit when you arrive. Plus the ingredients for tea and coffee. The double bed will be made up and there will be clean towels.


There is a sofabed in the pod which could be used to accommodate a young family if you don't mind being a bit cosy. We charge £10 extra per night for an extra person to cover costs of making up the sofa bed. If you have a baby or small person(s) they can go free.

Guest access

wi-fi, works most of the time, but not 100 per cent reliable

Interaction with guests

Tim, Pippa and family are very happy to help with any queries about the pod or beyond. Monty the labrador will almost certainly bring an old shoe to welcome you.
You will have your own key and can come and go as you like.

The neighbourhood

We are close to the Downs National Park, as well as having Brighton 20 minutes away. So if you want to walk and visit the village, then it's easy. But it's equally easy to pop into Brighton for sea air or shopping.

Getting around

We are located close to the A23. The nearest station is Hassocks, which is 10/15 minutes by cab. This is the Brighton line to London Bridge/ Victoria. Gatwick airport is 30 minutes by car. There is a limited bus service to Brighton from the top of the track (10 minute walk to the bus stop from the pod). There's parking outside the house when you arrive.

Other things to note

The pod has its quirks. Squirrels sometimes like to frolic on the flat roof and if it rains heavily with the wind in the wrong direction, you might get a bit of rain down the chimney. The hot water tank is small so you need to be quick in the shower. Of course, we think that the good quirks outweigh the imperfections.

You will find eggs from our hens on the sideboard when you arrive. Plus the ingredients for tea and coffee. The double bed will be made up and there will be towels.


There is a sofabed in the pod which could be used to accommodate a young family if you don't mind being a bit cosy. We charge £10 extra per night for an extra person to cover costs of making up the sofa bed. If you have a baby or small person(s) they can go free.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking.
Dogs welcomed, if they can be managed in an area with no fencing.
Please leave the pod much as you found it.
Please read the books and magazines, but leave them on the shelf when you leave.
Please turn off the electric fire when not in the pod.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

186 Reviews


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Rosie User ProfileRosie is a superhost.
May 2017
Pippa's place provides a wonderful retreat and she has created a truly magical place. Even though the pod has all the home comforts you could need, it is surrounded by nature and feels like a secluded hideaway. Thank you so much.

Ashleigh User Profile
May 2017
My partner and I stayed here for the weekend with our dog and it was perfect. The pod is in a gorgeous country garden that backs right onto a public footpath through the fields. On Pippa's recommendation, we walked up through the fields into the village to have a drink and lunch at one of the local pubs - it's an easy, but picturesque 20 minute walk and the village itself is beautiful. Lovely food and very friendly staff at the New Inn too. The pod itself is very comfortable and had everything we needed. Highly recommend this for any couples (with or without a dog) - it's a very refreshing break from the city!

Thalassa User Profile
May 2017
It was so lovely staying in Pippa's cabin. It was in a lovely location, peaceful yet close to Brighton (and the village). A fantastic getaway!

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Lovely stay at the pod. Would recommend for a peaceful stay. Good communication with Pippa.

Sally User Profile
April 2017
Had a lovely stay at the pod. Lovely town and area. Pod was very clean and comfortable. Shower was very short as only a tiny amount of hot water but still great value for money.

Tracy User Profile
April 2017
Extremely private, idyllic location. It was lovely to wake up with a view of Pippa's beautiful garden. The pod was well equipped, and has plenty of space to relax indoors and out. The wood burner kept us warm and cosy as the evening temperature dropped.

Amy User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely pod in a quiet setting, not far from all the local amenities. We were able to try a number of the restaurants/pubs and enjoyed them all. Pippa, Tim and Monty the dog made us feel welcome. If you are looking for a quiet retreat within easy distance from Brighton than this is a great place to stay.

London, United Kingdom · Joined in February 2014
Pippa User ProfilePippa is a superhost.

Pippa is married to Tim and they live at Grange Farmhouse with three children, Matilda (16), Vita (14) and Rufus (11). There's also Monty the black labrador, there are often sheep and pigs in the field and some brown chickens. They have a big garden, which is a bit wild, but they manage to produce quite a bit of rainbow chard, leeks and jerusalem artichokes, as well as lots of redcurrants and raspberries. We really like meeting the folk who stay in our pod, but we also leave them to themselves so they can have a bit of peace. Pippa works from home and the children go to school locally.

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