Wilderness Lodge


Wilderness Lodge

West Sussex (View on a map )

Ref: 7450

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

1 Dog

Wifi

Stay here from £240 per night. Check Availability

*** Min stay 3-night, any day Arrival ***

*** Full weeks only during Summer Holidays ***

This spectacular luxury lodge, only 2 miles from the West Sussex coast, is a comfortable and functional family abode, sleeping 8 guests. The grand 4-bed lodge can be divided into a mixture of singles or doubles, depending on your party type, and offers a chance to visit this stunning location in style.

The ultra-chic eco-build sits delightfully alongside flourishing countryside, sugar-white beaches, and the renowned Chichester Harbour; a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. What's more, the ruggedly beautiful South Downs National Park is nearby, creating a gorgeous natural backdrop in every direction.

The unique construction utilizes the Roundwood Timber Framing championed by Ben Law (as seen on Grand Designs). The result is a beautiful amalgamation of Larch, Chesnut and Douglas Fir beams, that protrude magnificently through the building, creating a truly unique and breathtaking space. Everything from the light fittings to the kitchen units has been individually designed and crafted, exemplifying the unique innovation of the structure.

Relax in the gorgeous wood-fired hot tub sitting peacefully in the tranquil gardens outside or explore the private 7-acres of ancient woodland - ideal for den building, campfires and hidden banquets in the wilderness. Internally the lodge has been lavishly furnished with high-quality appliances, luxury beds, and a delightful Italian wood pellet heater; everything you need for a stress-free family escape. Take a break from the world and let yourself go in this unique and stylish hideaway - you won't be disappointed.  

  • Sleeping arrangements

    4 bedrooms sleeping 8 guests. All beds can be divided into singles or made up as doubles. Please note, 1 of the bedrooms is open plan, so not fully enclosed.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    1 bathroom, 2 en-suite shower rooms.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Kitchen contains Smeg appliances including fridge with small freezer compartment, cooker with electric fan assisted oven and induction hobs, plus a dishwasher. All crockery and cutlery included.

  • Internet Access

    Wi-Fi is available at this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Italian wood pellet central space heater with wireless control. Automatic electric oil comfort heaters in every bedroom.

  • Child Policy

    Children welcome.

  • Pets Policy

    1 dog allowed.

  • Grounds and Nearby

    South facing deck with a wood-fired hot tub and outdoor hot shower. Enclosed garden, and access to Keynor Copse Woodland - 7 private acres of ancient ash and oak woodland.

  • Parking Information

    Ample parking next to the property.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 16:00 and check out by 10:00

  • Public Transport

    Nearest Train Station: Chichester, 5 miles away.

Interior
The lodge contains 4 fully equipped bedrooms that can be made up as a mixture of either 8 singles or 4 doubles depending on your party type. All Beds contain feather down duvets and high-quality cotton bedding.

Please be aware - the 4th bedroom is in an open plan gallery so is not fully enclosed. Hence, the privacy in this bedroom is limited.

1 family bathroom with bath and 2 shower rooms. Towels and luxury toiletries provided.

Open plan kitchen/living area. Kitchen contains Smeg appliances including fridge with small freezer compartment, cooker with electric fan assisted oven and induction hobs, plus a dishwasher. All crockery and cutlery included.

A complimentary welcome hamper of fresh local goodies is provided for guests staying a week or more.

Additional Info

  • There is no tv at this property.
  • WiFi available.
  • No washing machine, but laundry service available to guests. Please ask the owner for details.
  • Italian wood pellet central space heater with wireless control. Automatic electric oil comfort heaters.

Outside
South facing deck with a wood-fired hot tub. Free wood provided. 
Outdoor hot shower.
Orchard - help yourself to fruit when in season.
Enclosed garden around the property and access to Keynor Copse Woodland - 7 private acres of ancient ash and oak woodland. Here you will find a plethora of native birds and animals, a tree swing, plus plenty of glorious wilderness to explore and make your own.   

The structure
The Larch, Chestnut and Douglas Fir roundwood timber frame is insulated with straw bales and lime rendered. Only 3 cubic metres of concrete (to create the foundation padstones) was used in the whole build. This is an eco-build in the purest sense, combining green credentials with a luxurious and bespoke design.   

The Witterings
West and East Wittering, more commonly known as 'The Witterings'. With gentle slope, sugar-white sands, calm waters and a balmy microclimate, the area is an uncommercial family haven.

The Beach nearby of the Witterings and Bracklesham
The waters are very popular with surfers, kite surfers, windsurfers and SUPs.  Hire equipment and organise lessons from both 2XS https://2xs.co.uk/ on the beach at West Wittering or Shore Watersports https://www.shore.co.uk/ in the village of East Wittering. East Head near Chichester Harbour is owned by the National Trust and is one of the last pieces of natural coastline in the county. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-head.

The National Trust works particularly hard to protect birdlife on the dunes.  It's ideal for dog walking or just relaxing and watching the sailing boats. There is a large car park and parking prices vary throughout the year https://www.westwitteringbeach.co.uk/parking.html. There is a café and fish & chip van in the car park.

In front of the brightly coloured beach huts the sand is particularly white and soft but can get busy in peak season.  Walk east if you want to find more space.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach at all between groynes numbered 14a to 18 in the summer months. You can walk dogs on a lead through the car park to access East Head, which is dog friendly all year around.

Visit the delicious restaurant Billy's on the Beach. https://www.billysonthebeach.co.uk/.  Billy's is a must when visiting the area but book ahead to avoid disappointment.  We recommend trying a "Beach Body Buster" one of their deliciously indulgent sundaes.

East Wittering
Includes independent shops, restaurants, two small supermarkets, a number of independent grocery stores, butchers, a baker and a few toy shops.

Candies Sweet Shop - for a special treat. https://www.candiessweetshop.co.uk/shop.html

Fisherman's Hut - visit Bob for fresh fish at the bottom of Shore Road. General open hours are between 11am and 4pm but it depends on the available catch.  Get there early for the best fish on offer.

Samphire - serves delicious food all made using locally sourced produce https://www.samphireeastwittering.co.uk/
Drifters - a popular choice with a relaxed and informal atmosphere, great food and outdoor area next to the beach.  https://www.drifters-ew.co.uk/
The Drift In Café - delicious pancakes, smoothies and coffee.  Dog and child friendly. Face. https://www.witteringsurfshop.com/pages/drift-in-cafe

West Wittering
Find a charming café called The Landing and a good pub, The Old House at Home.  Also discover an excellent butchers https://westwitteringbutchers.co.uk/ and a lovely gift shop, New Waves Box https://www.newwavesbox.co.uk/

Bosham
This picturesque harbour village is steeped in history.  The historical church was featured in the Bayeaux Tapestry, while the Romans used it as a port, and King Canute ordered the tide not to come in from his palace here. Be careful, those tides do sometimes come in over the road opposite the harbor.

Bosham Walk has numerous gift shops where you can buy a wide range of excellent locally made artwork and crafts.  The Breeze Café is a lovely place to for a coffee break and try one of the delicious homemade cakes.

The Anchor Bleu - An excellent local pub - https://www.anchorbleu.co.uk/index

Explore the roman findings at Fishbourne Roman Palace -https://sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/fishbourne-roman-palace

Bosham Sailing Club has an lively sailing community and welcome sailors of all abilities. https://www.boshamsailingclub.com/

Visit Dell Quay for feeding the ducks or crabbing and stop by for lunch at the Crown & Anchor if you're here -  https://www.crownandanchorchichester.com/

Itchenor
One of the loveliest villages in Chichester Harbour with a lively sailing community. Itchenor Sailing Club https://www.itchenorsc.co.uk/ is at the heart of the village, which truly comes to life during Junior Fortnight in July.

Take the tiny Itchenor Ferry from April to October to see the harbour. It's also a great way to get from Itchenor to Bosham - https://www.itchenorferry.co.uk/

The Ship Inn - great pub with lovely food, seconds from the seafront - https://www.theshipinnitchenor.co.uk/

The Salterns Way footpath and cycle path runs for 19 km from the centre of Chichester to West Wittering beach.  Generally runs along car-free paths, good for family cycling. The route is very flat so suits all abilities -https://www.conservancy.co.uk/assets/assets/salternsway_2012.pdf.

There are a number of other good cycle routes in the area -https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/abd/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Circular-Cycle-Tours-20111.pdf

The Lamb Inn - serves excellent food and owned by the same chef as Samphire in East Wittering. Also contains a small playground, so great for children -  https://www.thelambwittering.co.uk/ The

Chichester
This historical town as variety of ancient attractions, which are well worth a visit: -

Festival Theatre - https://www.cft.org.uk/

Chichester Cathedral https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/

Amberley Castle - https://www.amberleycastle.co.uk/

The Goodwood Estate - famous for its horse racing, motor sport and vintage car events, plus Goodwood House itself. Major attractions include the:

Goodwood Festival of Speed in June - https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/festival-of-speed/

Goodwood Revival in September - https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/

Qatar Goodwood Festival in August - https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/qatar-goodwood-festival/

Flip out - a brilliant indoor trampoline park, for adults and kids - https://www.flipout.co.uk/locations/chichester/

Portsmouth
A colourful waterfront city steeped in maritime tradition. Discover the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior in the Dockyards - https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/.

Gunwharf Quays is a great for shopping - https://gunwharf-quays.com/

The Earl of March, East Lavant - https://theearlofmarch.com/

The Richmond Arms, West Ashling - https://www.therichmondarms.co.uk/

South Downs or nearby Kingly Vale Nature Reserve (the views from the top are amazing).

There are lots of great sources of information and things to do in the area. We recommend visiting https://www.westwittering.info/

Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve
A beautiful and peaceful nature reserve and one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast. This sheltered inlet is an internationally significant wetland site for wildlife. Watch black-tailed godwits and little egrets by day, tand stay around for an amazing sunset. https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/pagham-harbour-local-nature

A few more great activities to do in the area
Please be aware, these can get quite busy in the summer months, so it is advised to book in ahead.

Motor Boat Hire Chichester Habour
Electric Bike Hire Chichester Marina
Fly Fishing Guide Chichester Harbour
Classic Yachts Charter
Kayak SUP Hire/Guide Chichester Harbour
Surf Lessons Wittering
Art Classes/ Portait Workshops
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