Nr. Billingshurst , West Sussex
Contemporary design meets the beauty of nature at the Sussex AirShip, a state-of-the-art structure in its own private piece of woodland in the West Sussex hamlet of Five Oaks.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
Sussex AirShip is owned and managed by Pom Oliver.
Contemporary design meets the beauty of nature at the Sussex AirShip, a state-of-the-art structure created to counter the problems with pre-fabricated and timber buildings. Designed by Roderick James Architects this aluminium and stainless steel pod sits in its own private piece of woodland in the West Sussex hamlet of Five Oaks.
Although built with being economic in mind, the AirShip does not compromise when it comes to luxury. Guests enter through the main entrance into the living area. The domed windows at one end offer stunning views down into the valley, while there is also seating and a sofa that can be converted into a single bed. The galley kitchen sits in one corner with its island worktop, sink, fridge and cooking facilities. This consists of a two ring halogen electric hob and a combination microwave/grill/oven . There is also a wood stove and charcoal, logs, kindling and fire lighters are available to buy from the hosts, so you can hunker down for a cosy night in with a book and a good glass of wine.
At the other end of the pod there is a full size double bedroom with a super-comfy king size bed with extra storage and a dining table. Here there is also a shower room with hot water and a flushing toilet. There is another exit from the bedroom in the beautiful outdoor space. Here those staying will find the valley on one side and a meadow on the other, with a dew pond sitting in the middle of this picture-perfect woodland space. From here guests can explore the many countryside walks or just relax surrounded by this truly stunning natural environment.
On site there is a barbecue area and also the opportunity to take part in the bushcraft courses available. These are conducted by a resident instructor and guests can choose between either a two hour taster session or an all day experience.
As well as the many opportunities to get out and about in the country air, there are also plenty of other things to do nearby. The Spitfire Experience is worth checking out in Billinghurst, while animal lovers should head out to Fishers Farm Park and Knepps Wildland Safaris. For those who want to relax the Beauty Cocktail Spa can be found a short drive away in Horsham, or alternatively enjoy a tranquil canal cruise.
There is a 2 ring, electric hob and combination grill/oven/microwave in the galley
Gatwick - 35 mins
Bookings are taken by Airbnb who charge a small service fee. There is also a £15.00 cleaning fee.
From Previous Guests
Have you stayed here?
Amazing place to stay for a romantic retreat away from it all. The accommodation was beautifully positioned and had everything you would need. The host had left milk, eggs etc and was very accommodating. The woods were so tranquil and peaceful and we even spotted a deer. The local pub was a walk away but was well worth it and stunning. There are also beautiful walks in the area!
Stayed August 2019
If you like peace and quiet and stunning woodland views this is the place for you, such a beautiful place, will definitely return. Was welcomed by host on arrival really lovely people, thank you for the eggs, bread, ect on arrival was a lovely welcome gift. Airship is really unusual, homely decorated and kitchen well equipped. Views out of both widows stunning, see deers, rabbits, squirrel and dragon flies. Beds really comfy. Long woodland road brings you to airship making you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Can't wait to return in colder weather so we can use the wood burner ðŸ˜
Stayed August 2019
We stayed as surprise for my partner on our anniversary. Loved the airship, it is very well designed with all necessary facilities. Hosts have thought of everything even leaving us fresh eggs, bread & bacon. Beautiful peaceful surroundings and walk to local pub well worth the effort.... good food, as well as really friendly locals who were very helpful with local details. Would definitely make a return visit. Short stroll on our last morning in Mother Nature's temple of tranquillity was inspiring.
Stayed April 2019
I arranged this weekend as surprise for my wife. Really loved the solitude. No TV or WiFi and intermittent phone signal meant you could get away from it all Situated in its own woodland area and the drive through the woods made it seem even more remote. Kitchen ideal for A long weekend with eggs, bread, butter and milk provided. We didn’t use the nearby pub as it would have been a bit of a walk so we used the on-site bbq. All in all a great weekend
Stayed July 2018
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