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Review: Secret Cabins, nr Storrington

Luxe woodland hideaways you can cherry pick in the most idyllic and (shhh!) top secret West Sussex destination. Want to hear what we got up to?

THE LOWDOWN

Step into rural Sussex at it’s best, in the beautiful surrounds of this secret haven near Storrington – just 20 minutes from the marvellous market town of Arundel.

Be prepared to unravel all that tension in these unique hideaway retreats, which offer all the creature comforts you could want and then some. Veuve Cliquot on tap, tick. Hot Tub, tick. Whirlpool Bath, tick. External Bar, tick. Outdoor 100” cinema screen, tick. Private chef on request, most definitely all the ticks.

To be clear this is not your average weekend escape. Loved by celebs and influencers alike, from Stacey Solomon to Strictly’s Claud, TOWIE’s Chloe Brockett & many more – it has played host to endless engagements, special occasions and romantic “love in’s” (ooo er) since it’s (very recent) lockdown creation and launch in 2020 – and Victoria the owner has a serious vision for the copper covered brand.

THE VIBE

There’s a real feeling of being off the grid here surrounded by beautiful woodland, a chilled atmosphere, and lashings of fresh air (and sunshine if you’re in luck). On our visit the weather was uncharacteristically amazing for the UK and the Copper Crib had all the Ibiza vibes. Complete with a Veuve wrapped ski lift, swing chair and its own outdoor bar – there was plenty of selfie scope for the ‘gram.

STAY

The chalet is slightly more secluded and the cabin even more so – with a token catwalk bridge to strut your Muddy Stilettos up before kicking off and launching into the hot tub under a canopy of woodland, glass of Veuve in hand. Total bliss!

If like us nothing is complete without a feast, there’s a mini kitchen and outdoor grill plus the option to order in (we went for a Thai spread), or even hire your own private chef at £90 pp.

Each of the properties have the black gloss and copper thread running throughout, maximum LED mood lighting and all the standard luxuries you’d expect in a sexy hotel.

OUT & ABOUT

Whilst we wouldn’t endorse this as a pack your waterproof and wellies type of weekend escape – if walking is your thing you’re plonked perfectly on the edge of the Southdown’s National Park and only 10 miles from the coast. Worked up an appetite? We recommend booking a Sunday feast at one of our local faves The White Hart in Stopham which is just minutes away.

Or explore Arundel and enjoy a meal or mezze board and glass of Tinwood Estate at Muddy endorsed The Townhouse. You are also just over 20 minutes from another of our favourites The Halfway Bridge, plus if you’ve timed it right – you and your plus one maybe attending an event at nearby Goodwood such as the infamous Festival Of Speed or Revival.

THE VERDICT

Good for: What’s not to adore about this destination brand? It’s a stunning and secluded place for romantics or for a luxury chillout/sexy weekend away and uber treat with your other half. Or for a girly in need of a seriously fun escape.

Not for: If you’re more traditional and not a fan of all the mod cons or luxury outdoor vibes isn’t your thing, you may be better off swerving. No big group bookings and no pets allowed.

The damage: Rates for the crib start at £475 through to £750 at height of season. The Cabin starts at £380. If you want to add some luxury extras, your wish is their command.

Secret Cabins, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4BJ. The closest station is Pulborough or Arundel, with Horsham and Worthing Stations being slightly further away. Tel: 07400700500

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