28 Sep - 1 Oct

Sat - Tue • 3 nights

Only $160.09 Deposit


Book Cabin

Free Wine Flight at Kinsbrook Vineyard

experience name = Basil
product = Basil


South of London

West Sussex
Dog Friendly
1hr30 from London
Vineyard nearby

If you're a wine lover, a woodland lover or a just-do-nothing lover, then Basil is your guy. He's only a short way from Kinsbrook Vineyard serving delicious English wine and seasonal plates. Perfect for families and groups too, as his twin cabin Gruff is a short walk away. 

Basil has a kitchen with gas hob, mini fridge and all the culinary equipment you'll need to cook up a storm. Built for a digital detox, you'll arrive to a phone lockbox, books and board games for 3 nights of slower living. Basil is dog-friendly, so you can bring your pooch along too 🐶

Sat - Tue • 3 nights

28 Sep - 1 Oct

Sleeps 2


Book Cabin


What's included

Luxury double bed with Piglet bedding
Instant camera with 10 pack of film
Well equipped kitchen
Board games, books and radio
Fresh tea and coffee
Phone lockbox for a 3 night digital detox
Hot shower, towels and toiletries
Eco-composting toilet
Outdoor fire pit and indoor wood burner
*N.B. for safety reasons the fire pit may be removed in summer
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Thakeham, West Sussex

Basil is nestled in the countryside, but not too far from necessities like local shops and pubs. Surrounded by fields and trees, you can take a walk to the local Kinsbrook Vineyard for a supper club, wine tasting or dinner. 

🚗 1hr 30 drive from South London
🚂  1hr 25 train from Victoria Station
🚕  14 minute taxi from Billingshurst Station

Area highlights

Our fave hidden highlights in West Sussex. 

Pub Trips

The Rising Sun is just an hours walk away from the cabin, with a great ambience for enjoying a drink over phone-free conversation. Don't forget your debit card or cash though! 

Outdoor Exploring

Whether you're getting ready to hike, cycle or trail run - Thakeham has a vast area to explore. It's perfect for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts of any skill level. 


Our cabin duo

Basil and his twin cabin, Gruff, are located on the same farm, sharing opposite corners of a large sloping meadow. Perfect if you want to be surrounded by nature but feel reassured that other guests are nearby, or for staying with friends and family. When inside Basil, or sat outside, you cannot see the other cabin or its outside area. 

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July 2024

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27th Jul - 30th Jul

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Find the answer to our most frequently wondered things. Read all FAQs here. 

You can travel to Basil via car or public transport (train and short taxi ride). 

After booking your chosen cabin, you’ll receive an online ‘Welcome Guide’ detailing the exact location of the cabin and directions by car or train and taxi. If you’re travelling by train, we highly recommend booking your connecting taxi in advance, as rural locations don’t tend to have Uber!

The cabin is your space to relax in any way you like to, but we’ve kitted it out with lots of phone-free activities, including:

📚 A selection of our fave books
👾 Board games
🃏 Diary of CEO Conversation Cards
📻 Radio Cassette Player + Tapes
📸 Instant Camera + 10 free films
🗺 Map and compass 

And of course you might want to head out and explore the local area. The map and welcome guide include recommendations of restaurants, cafes and other attractions nearby.

Check-in is at 3pm
Check-out is at 10am

If you'd prefer to head off a little later on your final morning, you can purchase late check-out for £25, giving you until 12pm to depart. This is only available to those departing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

We don’t currently include food packages at Basil, but all cabins have a well-equipped kitchen including a mini-fridge and gas hob to cook up your fave meals. We include pots, pans, cooking utensils and even chef knives. Plus, loose leaf tea, coffee beans, oil, salt and pepper. 

If you’re looking for a night or two away from the stove, there’s always plenty of nearby pubs and restaurants listed in our cabin guides.

Yes! All our cabins have hot showers and an eco-composting toilet in an indoor bathroom. We provide eco-friendly toiletries and towels, too!

Yes! Our cabins are perfect for a solo digital detox. Basil is on private land and is lockable from the inside and outside. We're on hand on cabin support if you need us too. If you want to chat ahead of your stay to ease any anxieties or plan your trip, you can book in a call with us here

We include enough firewood for your first night. You can add full log store access to your booking for £20 on checkout, which includes firewood, kindling and firelighters. 

We recommend you unplug for the full duration of your stay to get the most from your digital detox, but this is totally self-policed. Our lockboxes have a padlock and key, with the key in a sealed envelope, so if you want to unlock it, you can. 

We provide you with a Nokia so you can reach our cabin support team and contact friends and family if you need to. The number for the Nokia will be shared with you in advance of your stay.

All our stays are 3 or 4 nights as this is the minimum time it takes to fully switch off and reap the benefits of nature and time offline. You can read more about 'The 3 Day Effect' here

We know plans can change, so we’ll always do what we can to accommodate booking amendments. If your check-in date is over 28 days away, your stay can be rebooked for a new date or you can request a voucher, or a full refund. If your check-in date is within 14-28 days, you can move your stay to a future date, or request a voucher equal to the payment you have made. Cancellations or amendments are unfortunately not possible if your check-in date is in or within 14 days. All bookings have a 48 hour cooling off period, so if you change your mind you can reschedule your stay or get a full refund. Rescheduled stays are non-refundable.

You can read our full terms & conditions here

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