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Forest Garden Shovelstrode, Idaho Cabin

Tucked away deep in the woods - you will feel completely secluded!
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Tucked away deep in the woods - you will feel completely secluded!
The verandah is a lovely place to sit out for an evening meal
A traditional 'Frontier' style cabin fully insulated and constructed from Western Red Cedar
On the mezzanine level and up a sturdy step ladder is a comfortable double bed
A cosy wood burner awaits you!
The banquette pulls out to create yet another double bed
Downstairs there is a kitchen area and sitting room area
The sitting room area has a double sofa bed in front of the wood burner
The steps take you upstairs to comfortable double bed on the mezzanine
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Forest Row, East Sussex, England
Idaho Cabin is a stunning 'Frontier' style wooden cabin constructed on site in Western Red Cedar. The cabin is highly insulated and the windows are double glazed meaning that even in the depths of winter Idaho Cabin will retain the heat and keep you warm and toasty. It is located in a beautiful part of an ancient woodland surrounded by wildflowers and abundance of fauna such as owls, woodpeckers, rabbit and deer. We pride ourselves in offering you total seclusion in the woodland. This is a true gem in a wonderland!
About the Owner, Charles H
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 204 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2016
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
Check in time is between 3-6pm and check out time is 10am. Please make sure you have emailed us with your contact mobile phone number before coming to stay with us.
We will show you to your accommodation upon arrival and will explain where everything is and how it all works.
We live on site and are available during the day time if you require any more logs for the woodburner etc.
Each of the accommodations has a folder containing much information about local attractions and activities.
Plenty of information can be found before arrival by visiting our website.
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Listing #HL8442241
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Lottie H
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016
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The cabin is set in a lovely woodland clearing and is so rustic and beautiful.
The single toilet is a fair walk away and was shared between 3 families (us and the families staying in the 2 yurts on site). Prolonged queueing proved quite difficult in the mornings, especially with children. For this reason, we would not visit again (but we did have a good time).
The stove keeps the cabin really warm and living by candle light added to the experience.
Outside there's a fire pit, which our children collected fire wood for and we cooked our dinner on it!

Management response:

The loo and shower are approximately 80m from the cabin. Apologies if you experienced a delay. This is unusual. We do plan to increase the toilet facilities in the future. We will also include a map on the website showing exactly where the facilities are in relation to the accommodation. Thanks for the feedback! Charles & Lisa


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  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
You must be 25 years or older to book. Hen or stag parties must contact us prior to booking. Towels are NOT provided. Accommodation does not provide electricity or refrigerators...
    1 Shower
    3 Fulls
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  • Bedding for 1 x double bed included. Additional bedding can be hired at £14.50 per person: €166 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Once part of John of Gaunt’s hunting park, originally the woodland was part of Anderida Forest and would have consisted of mainly giant oak with hazel undergrowth which flourished over the damp clays and loams of the valley regions. Much of the oak has now been replaced by ash which exists today with a few oaks and a coppiced hazel understory.

One of the earliest historians of the Weald, William Lambarde describes the area in his 1576 ‘Perambulation’ as “in times past nothing but a desart and waste wildernesse, not planted with towns or peopled with men, but stored with herdes of deere and droves of hogges only”.

There are many attractions and villages nearby:

Ashurst Wood - 1 miles
Loco convenience store - open till 8pm in the Summer. Also a great butcher: Alan Martin meats. The...
Getting around
We are located approximately a mile from the nearest village which has two pubs, a corner store and a very good butcher. We are about 2.5 miles from the nearest town of East Grinstead with 3 supermarkets, various shops and a mainline railway service northwards to London.
We are also 2.5 miles from the village of Forest Row with a Tesco Express and Co-Op Supermarket. There are a few cafe's and bars and pubs in the village.
There is a great cycle route along the old disused railway line to Groombridge.
Ashdown Forest is 2.5 miles away providing many beautiful walks through the woodland and across open heathland.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Gatwick Airport: 15.0 km
Railway: East Grinstead: 5.0 km
Ferry: Dover: 50.0 km
By train: East Grinstead Station from London Victoria 55mins. Taxi from the station to Forest Garden Shovelstrode 7 mins.
By Car: Ahurstwood is located between thew A264 (East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells) and A22 (East - Forest Row). The Sat Nav should bring you to the address. (Please telephone if you get lost)
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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