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

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 area, 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.

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.


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/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee $26 CAD
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

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.


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Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Laura User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful stay at the pod with our two dogs. It is so cosy and comfortable. The location is great for exploring the area. It was made extra special by the lovely Monty coming to say hello.

Claire User Profile
September 2017
Pippa's pod is a beautiful relaxing place to stay in the countryside, with a short walk across fields to the local village where there are some fab locals and shops. Monty came to visit and is so friendly and great with other dogs. Can't recommend Pippa's place highly enough - fab break with the dogs!

Hannah User Profile
September 2017
We just got back from a 2 night stay and feel relaxed and rejuvenated. There was a storm when we arrived but the pod remained cosy and warm. The fire inside is great and gives off a tremendous amount of heat. About 20 minutes away from Brighton and the fields in the surrounding area were nice to walk around. Monty (their dog) came to visit us and played with Cat (our dog) which was lovely. All in all it was a wonderful stay and just what we needed :)

Steve User Profile
August 2017
Lovely stay in the pod. Very quiet and relaxing and the place is perfect for a couple. 15 minute walk to the village which has a great wine bar and pub. Easy access to surrounding towns and amenities. Would stay here again.

Mike User Profile
August 2017
Great retreat, Our first experiance of an Airbnb and has ensured we'll use Airbnb again. Village is a bit of a walk but the views where great and the village food was really good too (The New Inn)

Tanya User Profile
August 2017
I used this as a writing retreat base, it was lovely to be able to walk across the fields to get coffee and food at the New Inn and cafes. I got lots done. Highly recommend.

Georgie User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful pod in a beautiful location. Definitely want to revisit and bring my dog next time!

London, United KingdomJoined 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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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