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Self contained Ecopod with parking near the Downs

SuperhostWest Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Tiny house hosted by Erica
2 guests1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Our unique Ecopod was handcrafted in Wales, it is beautifully insulated with sheep wool and has a lovely smell of wood. The large double glazing doors allow you to make the most of sunlight, you are in the sunniest spot of the garden! The village has everything you need, four independent coffee shops, one bakery and two supermarkets. Further down you have the beautiful Hurstpierpoint, Ditchiling and Lewes, if you fancy more action, Brighton is 10 minutes away. FULLY HEATED for colder days.

The space
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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 minutes walk from us. This is the Brighton line to London Bridge/ Victoria. Gatwick airport is 30 minutes by car.

There's also cycle hire at the station in Hassocks, which is a 10 minute walk from our house.

Hurstpierpoint is a nearby village with lots of shops and some great pubs, 5 minutes by car or 40 minutes walking.

You also have Lewes, Plumpton, Ditchling to visit.

Cyclists and hikers are also welcome. There are two "cycling cafes" nearby Proper Cycling here in Hassocks and Velusso in Ditchling.

Pubs include The Bull, The Thatched Inn, Jack and Jill Inn, The Hassocks and more. We have a curry and chinese restaurant on the High Street as well as Fish and chips and Kebab Take away.

Finally a local lady called Carly delivers amazing afternoon teas, she organizes everything and even takes the dirty plates away so you don't have to worry about the washing up check Carly's Afternoon Teas on Facebook.

THE POD

SELF CHECK IN AVAILABLE AND OWN ACCESS INDEPENDENT FROM MAIN HOUSE.

The PODis tucked away on a corner of our family garden. It is NOT secluded and I think is not ideal for romantic weekends. If not sure please message me BEFORE booking.

You will have your own independent access to the Pod. The sofa opens into a cosy double bed. Blankets and duvet provided.

Own indoor kitchen area: microwave, small fridge, kettle, tea/ coffee facilities and crockery. There is no cooker so you cannot make your meals from scratch. You can buy lovely meals from COOK at our local Budgens or eat out at one of the local pubs restaurants (BOOKING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

You have WI FI and TV (with Amazon Fire stick), internet can be slow at times but it is normally good.

You can also have a hammock on the veranda of the Pod, we have one should you wish to relax in the Sun.

There will also be a selection of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits for you.

Guest access
you will have your own access to the POD. using the side gate of the main house

Other things to note
We speak Portuguese, French, Spanish and some Italian too

Free off street parking. We also have space for 1 small car on our drive

Ironing board available on request

Some toiletries provided

Clean towels provided

Extra blankets provided too
Our unique Ecopod was handcrafted in Wales, it is beautifully insulated with sheep wool and has a lovely smell of wood. The large double glazing doors allow you to make the most of sunlight, you are in the sunniest spot of the garden! The village has everything you need, four independent coffee shops, one bakery and two supermarkets. Further down you have the beautiful Hurstpierpoint, Ditchiling and Lewes, if you fan…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
TV
Hair dryer
Essentials
Heating
Smoke alarm
Private entrance
Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Thatched Inn is a couple of minutes walk and has good food and brilliant service ( please book to guarantee a table as they get busy)
Southdowns nursery: lovely garden centre where you can have coffee, cake or nice meal at their restaurant. You can also buy beer, gifts and locally sourced produce.
Bake out: small bakery and coffee house; 5 minutes walking.
Butcher: is very friendly and has an amazing selection of meat for your BBQ.

Train station: 8/10 minutes walk

Walking trails: several around us, you can easily walk to Ditchiling, and other villages

Mac's Farm: In Ditchiling, excellent for fresh eggs

Wineries: Albourne, Ridgeview etc
The Thatched Inn is a couple of minutes walk and has good food and brilliant service ( please book to guarantee a table as they get busy)
Southdowns nursery: lovely garden centre where you can have coffee…

Hosted by Erica

Joined in September 2015
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Hey a little about me. I started my career in Hospitality and Catering so I think hosting and welcoming people comes naturally. I truly enjoy meeting new people and have a passion for traveling, my last trip was to Budapest and we loved it. I lived in London for near 20 years and decided that after having two children that we needed peace and quiet but in a location that was close enough to the sea and the amenities, voilà we found Hassocks. We are well located so we can go on beautiful walks or we can just go to Brighton and enjoy all the buzz. We are half French and half Brazilian, with a love for food, good wine, decent music and the outdoors. Our children take after us and are very outdoorsy and chatty. Favourite shows include Breaking Bad and any Scandi Noir.
Hey a little about me. I started my career in Hospitality and Catering so I think hosting and welcoming people comes naturally. I truly enjoy meeting new people and have a passion…
During your stay
You can have as much interaction with us as you like. I am a mother of two very friendly small children, so if I am busy with them and not immediately available just give me a call, if you need help. Anything please just ask we are keen to make your stay a comfortable one
You can have as much interaction with us as you like. I am a mother of two very friendly small children, so if I am busy with them and not immediately available just give me a cal…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1306

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