What are the sleeping arrangements at The Vacationist?
The cabin has a comfortable king-sized bed in a master bedroom. There is also a 'hidden' bedroom for the kids / your pals.
Secret rooms for (not so) sleepy kids
What's the outside space like?
You have your own private field! There is a firepit a large camping rug, a hammock you can string up and just loads of space to safely run around in! The cabin also boasts a sundeck, - the perfect place to watch the sun set and then, as night falls, the stars as they fill the sky.
It's also on the Crockstead Fields festival site - close enough to join the fun but far enough away to get some peace (and a comfy night's sleep!)
Or festival fun?
What footwear should we pack?
The Vacationist is in a field and we recommend you take wellies, especially on wet days. Walking boots and / or trainers are a good idea too - there is lots of wonderful walking in the area.
What are the Cooking Facilities?
We have a two-burner gas stove on board with a frying pan, saucepan and a milk pan.
What are the bathroom facilities?
We have a walk in shower with hot water and a special shower-head that keeps up good pressure.
Our toilet is a top-of-the-range compost loo from Simploo. If you are scrunching your nose in distaste at the thought of campsite-style long-drops, this is entirely different. Simploo's award-winning toilet is smell-free and simple to use. We have left plenty of detail on board about how it all works and are confident you will be pleasantly surprised.
When are check-in and check out times?
Check-in is from 2pm and check-out is 11am. If you would like early check-in / late check-out, contact us and we can check availability and quote for any additional costs.
Yes you can! There are lovely pubs, tea-rooms, cafes and restaurants nearby. Check out our local area page for more info.
Is the bus warm?
The bus is fully-insulated with Cumbrian sheep's wool which keeps a lovely ambient temperature inside. We have a bio-fuel-stove and infra red heating to keep the cabin toasty warm.
What is the cabin site like?
Our location in East Sussex is in a private meadow. You are not overlooked, though a short walk takes you to the festival / wedding site of Crockstead Fields. There is plenty of space for kids to play and a hammocks and a firepit in the field. Read more on our accommodation page.
Accessibility is largely dependent on your specific needs. Please note though, our location means The Vacationist is parked on uneven ground and has an uneven access route. There are also steep stairs from the ground to the decking and front door. Once inside, the floor surface is smooth but there are narrow areas and doorways. The bed is higher than a standard bed and may require use of a stool. The shower and toilet are ostensibly the same as standard shower and toilet facilities. Please do get in touch if you are concerned about accessibility and we can discuss things in more detail. There is no disabled access.
What makes the cabin eco?
We worked with partners such as Low Carbon South East, Simploo, Bimble Solar, IR tech, Cosiwool, Havwoods, Sofastyle, Mini Moderns and others to ensure our build was as eco-friendly as possible. By using the best tech, repurposing rather than buying new and using products from companies that place sustainability at the core of their business, we were able to build a carbon neutral space that is stylish, comfortable and clever.
The Cabin is off-grid and uses a waterless toilet and solar power, which provides the heat and energy and we recycle our grey water and compost to feed the farmland. Guests can enjoy a break with minimal impact on the planet.
There is masses to do! Hiking and biking on the Downs is wonderful, but there are also plenty of places to visit inland. Check out our Local Area page for more suggestions.
Are dogs allowed?
Sorry, we have a no pets policy and do not allow dogs at The Vacationist cabin.
Can I cancel or reschedule my booking
We are unable to cancel or reschedule bookings within 8 weeks of your arrival date. Outside of 8 weeks, we are happy to help you move dates subject to availability. Please note you will need to pay the difference in cost (if there is one) for the new dates. If you still wish to cancel, we will refund your booking minus the non-refundable deposit. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more details.
What is your Covid-19 cancellation policy
We follow the government’s rules. If there is a nationwide or local lockdown, we will allow guests to reschedule their booking. Any payments you have made (whether deposit or full balance) are subject to our standard cancellation policy.
Can we play music?
We have a Bluetooth speaker. We do ask that you are respectful to our neighbours and passing hikers, and also that you do not play music outside between 10pm and 8am.
Can we charge our phones and laptops?
Yes. We have 2400w of solar power and that is more than enough to charge your devices through the USB outlets on board. We've got a USB-C laptop charger too!
Is there parking at The Vacationist
Yes, there is a private off-road parking spot just for you.
How do I get there by public transport
There are buses from Uckfield, which is the closest place for rail links - it just takes 17 minutes. The bus stop is five minutes walk down a quiet lane.
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