When we built Coppicer’s Cabin from Adhurst timber we couldn’t decide between a tree house and a cabin. We never reached a decision! Instead we put a tree house INSIDE the cabin. We think we might be the first to do this! At the foot of the double bedstead is a cherry tree for the children to climb to the upper sleeping deck. The sleeping deck with futons is canvas-covered so it has the feeling of being in a tent – which is probably what the kids wanted anyway! Meanwhile you’re roasty-toasty in your bedstead with a cylindrical Godin wood-burner and a nice supply of chopped fire wood. And if you feel the kids are on top of you, well, they are! But in a nice way.
Coppicer’s Cabin has a verandah kitchen fully equipped with hot and cold running water, a two-burner gas hob and all your cooking implements, crockery, cutlery etc. Step on to your verandah and the view of ancient woodland is spectacular. If you arrive in April you’ll probably be greeted by thousands of daffodils – and by May it’s covered in bluebells. Amongst this is your own encampment with camp fire area and fire bowl – and of course a supply of camp fire wood.
We figured the sort of folk who want to escape to a cabin in the woods probably don’t want to share a privy or shower with anyone – so the cabin has it’s own hot shower deck that is exposed to the trees and the stars. It also has its own compost privy.
Coppicer’s Cabin can sleep up to six in the double bed, two single futons and two single camp beds. Please bring sleeping bags for the single beds – and bring a towel for the shower! Pets are very welcome too.
And the reason it’s called Coppicer’s? That’s because we were inspired to build it here by our coppicer. Fred constructs a covered site protected from sun/rain for creating fence posts from the sweet chestnut coppicing at Adhurst. He moves his encampment from season to season depending which part of the coppiced woodland is due for management. You can visit Fred most mornings deep in the coppiced woods at the top end of the estate – he’s always happy to explain all about coppicing and why we do it.
Upcoming Special Event –
Stay 18th to 21st May and join in our Deer to Venison Masterclass on Saturday 19th May. Learn to skin and joint venison and even cook your late afternoon feast with our specialist instructors. Limited to 8 participants.
2 nights (Monday or Wednesday) from £365
3 nights (Friday to Monday) £620
4 nights (Monday to Friday) from £675