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Orinoco Cabin


Log cabin in Sussex. Sleeps 4 people

Orinoco is 6.4 x 3.6m in size, and situated on the edge of the woodland, with far reaching views of open pasture and forest beyond.  Orinoco takes its name from the great river that meanders across Venezuela and Columbia. Although the inspiration for the style was taken from the typical Australian ‘Tinny’, with its corrugated tin roof and large open verandah. You wont be watching kangaroos from the deck but you could quite possibly see a wallaby as there have been many sightings on the Ashdown Forest. The furniture is ‘old farmhouse’ style with many antiques and beautiful ethnic textile wall hangings. There are old woodsman’s tools that have been collected by Charles & Lisa that help give the cabin a homely, and lived in feel. 

There is a mezzanine level reached via a sturdy ladder where there is comfortable double bed which sleeps 2 people (n.b. max headroom 1250mm). Downstairs is an open plan living area with a comfortable double sofa bed that can sleep an additional 2 people (bed linen charges apply – see extras). The sofa is in front of the toasty woodburner and there is an eclectic Indian wedding chair and hand made wooden fireside stool. The cabin is highly insulated and has double glazing. The room also incorporates a kitchen/dining area with twin gas burner. The cupboards and large old pine dresser contain all the necessary pots, pans, cutlery and crockery that you should need.

There are many tea lights and lanterns provided to create a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. 

Outside the veranda which offers a covered deck space with a large picnic table for outdoor eating. A large open outdoor fire-pit and BBQ are beside the cabin and surrounded by large logs for cooking marshmallows under the stars. Kiln dried wood for the woodburner and charcoal for the BBQ can be purchased from the Forest Garden shop.

The coppiced hazel understory beneath the tall oak and ash trees create a secluded corner of the ancient woodland which is teeming in wildlife and covered in woodland wildflowers. 

Orinoco is located about 60 metres from the shower/WC/washing up area. 


As part of your stay you will be given a free introduction to Shinrin-Yoku – which literally means ‘Forest Bathing’. There are also many other courses that you can enroll on. Please visit our ‘Courses’ page for more information.

Please read important information regarding Ash Tree felling.


Please note that the cabin includes 1 x double bed complete with full bed linen. Additional bed linen can be ordered in advance for £30/set (see extras) or you can bring your own bedding.

Good to know

Things you might want to bring: Torches, wellies, slippers, fire lighters, towels, insect repellent, sun cream, extra outdoor camping lights.

We regret that pets are not allowed on site.

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  • Extra Bedding: Duvet, Pillows & Linen @ £30.00 per set.
  • Charcoal - locally sourced: £7 per 3Kg bag. To be ordered at time of booking.
  • Logs: For fire pit or wood burner large bags of logs @ £10.00 each. To be ordered at time of booking.
  • Courses: Regular or Bespoke courses in Green woodworking and Country Crafts:(min 3 person) - please click here for more information/pricing.
  • Holistic massage: Available for people staying the yurts or cabins. Please contact us for more information/pricing.
  • Forest Garden Honey: (When available) £10.00 jar (1lb)
  • Forest Garden Bramley Apple Juice: £4.00
  • Traditional tea parties: (min 6 persons) - please contact us for more information/pricing.
  • Breakfast:£12.00
  • Full English: Orange juice, Forest Garden eggs (fried or scrambled), local bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, home made bread, tea or coffee.
  • Vegetarian Breakfast : Orange juice, Forest Garden eggs (fried or scrambled), Halloumi, Quorn sausages, tomatoes, home made bread,tea or coffee.
  • n.b. Breakfast available only on Saturday & Sunday and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Please contact us.


Further Information

Check in: 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Check out time: 10.00 am.
You must be minimum 25 years of age to make a booking.
For any group bookings of more than 2 accommodations please contact us.
All groups of 6 people and above must pay a £150 holding deposit per unit on booking [to cover breakages, damage or disturbance].
Please contact us for more details.
Guests must take away all their own rubbish when vacating the premises.
We are a small rural site and offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy the peace of the woodland.
We ask everyone to keep noise levels down at all times.
The car park is between 70 and 200m from your accommodation.
Wheelbarrows are provided and should be left at the car park.
We suggest that valuables are best kept with you or in a locked car.
Forest Garden cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to your personal belongings.
Fireguard for child safety can be provided on request. Please contact us.
The off-grid accommodation does not provide electricity or running water.
The shower/WC and washing up facilities are at the Loo Block beside the car park which is a maximum of 200m from the accommodation.
Towels are not provided.

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Shovelstrode Lane
East Grinstead
RH19 3PH

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