We stayed in this pod for 3 nights. The peace and tranquillity of the woodland it is situated in, and the actual pod itself made it a wonderful place to get away from it all. The facilities are basic which suited us, with a water tap near the house, and a compost loo. The pod is beautifully made and very inspiring; a pleasure to look at as well as spend time in. We cooked outside on our camping stove, walked, enjoyed the trees , sat quietly and when it go chilly in the evening warmed up inside with the wood burning stove.
Kate was very welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a bit of peace and quiet and to get away from it all in a lovely setting.
The pod sits at a good distance from the house, at the end of a grass track that is easy to walk but could be driven (I was on a bike). The only company are trees and small wildlife -birds, squirrels I noticed - with the leaves of the trees forming a green screen and restful canvas for quiet contemplation. The pod itself is a half-shell of timber with the front and the sides (partially) glass - that means lots of light! - at once airy and cosy. There is room to arrange the furniture to suit your needs - I did and was rewarded with the most amazing experience at night: the almost full moon went from peeking through the trees on my left to wander all the way round until it was on my right . Let me come back to the light issue: I cannot bear closed curtains - feels like sleeping in a coffin! - but if you need darkness to sleep well, bring a pair of those shades that most of us experience on long-haul flights. Don't bring ear-plugs - there is so much going on in a woodland at night! It is not a dense forest either - but light and fresh. And you are right on the edge of - well, Kinver Edge - and lots of trails and tracks with plenty of stunning views once you start exploring the area. Other amenities: toilet, wash basin and shower by the house (a little walk) - soon there will be a composting toilet next to the pod, but I did not miss that. Remember to bring a torch! And layers - woodlands tend not to get as cold but in the summer they can feel fresher than an open field camp site. And uh - there is a woodstove in the pod (all safe) - a live fire albeit behind glass - for extra warmth when needed. But before you go, be clear as to what your needs are. If you are a wifi addict and internet junkie, then leave that pod alone... Why? because you probably won't even get a great reception on your phone.
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