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Willow Pod

(Ref. 1088826)

Arundel, West Sussex, Sussex Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The Willow Pod is a great space to relax and chill."

    It’s a perfect size for a couple with a dog, with plenty of places to walk around the site. The pod itself is comfortable, had everything we needed for a four night stay and our dog particularly loved meeting the horses on site. The owners left lots of information for our stay there and checked we had everything we needed. A great place, would happily return.

    Thank you for your great review. It was lovely to meet you and we would hope to see all three of you again in the future ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is my second stay at Willow Pod at The Old Dairy Farm."

    It's accessible for both drivers and non-drivers too. Everything about it tells you that it's run by people who genuinely care. In my 3 night stay I walked through the fields with my dog and got the bus to Chichester the next day. I enjoyed time spent at the well kept pod too, admiring the craftsmanship and appreciating all of the well thought- through set up (plus the homemade gifts!), my dog loves to lay and watch the wildlife. It's a beautiful place I really felt like it hit the reset button.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for coming back to stay in the pod. We are so pleased that you were able to relax and recharge and it was great to meet you both again ! Hopefully we will see you again in the future ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2024

  • "Enjoyed every second of it."

    Nice quiet place and got the opportunity to just relax and be at peace.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you had a relaxing stay ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naresh5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such a beautiful pod and the owner could not be more helpful."

    We will definitely book to stay again and let friends and family know about it too. The home made gin and vodka were welcome additions!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you both and it would be lovely to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2023

  • "We needed a few days away but not too far from home so opted for Willow Pod as it looked just the ticket."

    We were certainly not disappointed - the pod itself is awesome and feels much bigger than it is because the layout is really good. It was incredibly comfortable and had everything you could need including kitchen and full shower bathroom. Nothing felt crammed in and both the bed and sofa were really comfortable. There is a deck area for if/when it’s sunny and a small enclosed garden for the dog. The owners were really friendly and accommodating and the location is great for beaches (10 minutes away) and the sites in the area. Overall it is the most relaxing place and ideal for a couple with a dog. I could not recommend enough.

    What a lovely review. Thank you so much. . It was lovely to meet you and always a pleasure to have dogs. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time in the pods! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Willow Pod."

    Pauline and Paul could not have been better hosts - inconspicuous, but friendly and helpful when needed. The pod itself is finished to a really high standard, well equipped and amazingly spacious inside! A peaceful, relaxing break away with our little dog. We will come again

    Thank you for your great feedback ! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your pod experience and it’s always a pleasure to welcome dogs ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "If we were setting up our own personal retreat this would be it."

    The hosts managed to strike the right balance between being friendly and not intrusive, we will definitely be recommending it to our friends and reusing it ourselves as it’s only a short drive to Goodwood. Thank you Paul and Pauline.

    What a lovely review. Thank you so much! It’s definitely a big learning curve for us and great to hear that we can strike the right balance . There’s plenty more to explore and it would be lovely to see you again in the future ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Willow Pod."

    It was lovely to be welcomed by the homemade treats as well as the other goodies! Willow Pod is set in a perfect location for a short break with Arundel and Littlehampton being so near. Our dog Rolo was very protective of his new home and loved his new surroundings. Willow Pod is very comfortable and is very well equipped. Paul and Pauline are perfect hosts.

    Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay and that Rolo found his new home ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Pauline and Paul were lovely owners Willow Pod was perfect for a chilled out time and in a great location"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback . We are so pleased that you had a relaxing stay and it was a pleasure to meet you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Wonderful hosts, very clean and comfortable. Great area for exploring.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback . We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and it was great to meet you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2023

  • "Great property in beautiful and peaceful location."

    Well equipped and extremely comfortable. Owners on hand for any questions or needs. Would highly recommend!

    We very much appreciate your great feedback and very happy that you enjoyed the pod and it’s surroundings . Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Loved every minute of our stay at Willow Pod."

    Pauline and Paul are great hosts and very thoughtful. Friendly and responded in a timely manner. Everything was as described. The pod was clean and the design / interior of the pod demonstrated the thoughtfulness and their vision - wanting their guests to enjoy their stays and appreciate every little thing that would bring comfort and convenience. I also appreciated the amenities. It made the stay truly special. Great location, walking distance to shops and activities / local attractions to keep you going. Our dog also enjoyed his stay and enjoyed his walks in the beautiful surroundings. If you are a dog owner, worth bringing a long training leash so that your dog can roam in safety.

    Reviewed by Oi Yin Elsa5.0May 2023

  • "Definitely going to stay there again had a great time X"

    So glad you had a relaxing stay . What a lovely well behaved dog . It was a pleasure meeting you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely Place, Lovely owners a comfortable bijou home from home."

    We had a quiet peaceful and relaxing few days.Perfectly positioned to explore the area.

    Thank you for your great feedback. It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the pod and what the local area has to offer especially after the inclement weather on your arrival ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2023

  • "What can I say, I took a chance and it was everything and more."

    Stunning setting, lovely comfortable modern Pod. The owners live adjacent to the holiday Pods and would have been at hand if needed. If you enjoy wildlife, it’s all there to see and two beautiful horses reside next to the complex we stayed in. We loved our time there and will be back with friends and family.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for choosing one of our pods . It was great that the wildlife didn’t disappoint and you still managed to get on the golf course! It was lovely to meet all three of you and look forward to seeing you again in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Willow Pod is just perfect, we loved everything about it, warm, cosy, location." has everything you need, and the owners Pauline and Paul are so kind and helpful, and the added bonus of watching Mo in the menage. The surrounding area is beautiful and we'll defifnitely be back, Thank you. Jenny and Peter Osborne

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Willow Pod is well equipped and very comfy for our weekend away."

    Will be booking again in 2024, for both Goodwood Members Meeting and Revival. Many thanks to Pauline and Paul our very friendly and helpful hosts. Thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great that you were able to enjoy the pod and the Goodwood members meeting (including the fireworks) as well as exploring the local area. We would love to welcome you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely pod, well situated."

    Well fitted out and the supplies provided were lovely, thank you. Only thing to improve would be hot water temperature.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback . It was great to meet you . We are sorry that you experienced any difficulties with the water temperature. The hot water is supplied by means of an instant heater and provided it is not full bore then it will always remain hot . We will make sure that this information is put in the welcome pack for future guests . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Apr 2023

  • "The owners were very friendly and accommodating."

    We had a lovely restful stay and will definitely be going back. Aby, Alex and Bruce (dog)

    Thank you for your lovely comments . We are really pleased that you had a restful stay and look forward to seeing all three of you in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well equipped."

    Cosy and welcoming. Enjoyed the Prosecco, gin, jam and milk. Don’t take too much stuff with you as you will be living out of a case as only a place to hang a few things.

    Thank you for your feedback. It was nice to meet you and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We agree , there will always be a limited amount of storage in a pod but there is also an ottoman bed in addition to the hangers provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely four nights in Willow Pod."

    Everything we needed was there and it was clean and tidy. Pauline reacted pretty much instantly and rectified a small issue with the WiFi. A great place to stay to explore that part of Sussex.

    Thank you for your great feedback and also thank you for letting us know about the Wi-Fi . We expect everything in the pod to be in good working order and will always respond to guests concerns should they arise. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ferg5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a great stay at this location."

    Very quiet surroundings. The hosts were very friendly and nothing was any trouble. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your great feedback . It was lovely to meet you and hopefully we may see you again in the future ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "We would highly recommend booking, the accommodation was lovely and Pauline was fantastic."

    If you love both the downs and beach, you won't be disappointed as both are only 15 minutes away by car. The complementary home made jam and gin is just something to die for and the bottle of prosecco was a lovely touch after a long drive down from Liverpool. A fantastic break and would definitely come again :) Philippe and Anne

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and for travelling so far ! We would love to see you again and hopefully we will have a different gin to try next time ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippe5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Willow pod, Pauline and Paul couldn’t have been more welcoming."

    The pod was immaculate, everything down to the tiny details were thought of, even had home made Gin and Jam, which was delicious. Would highly recommend and would 100% return. Jo and Shelley from Sidcup

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We would love to see you return and hopefully continue to explore the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an excellent relaxing weekend at Willow Pod."

    The pod had everything we needed, and was very cosy and comfortable. The hosts were really friendly and welcoming, there if we needed, but also let us get on with enjoying the peacefulness of the area. The location is excellent, we were there with our little dog, and there are plenty of walking opportunities, including the large village green just a few minutes walk away. The only thing for dog owners to note is the need to keep dogs on lead around the pod as the enclosure isn't completely dog proof. That said it all remains within very quiet and safe surroundings.

    Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately it is not possible to make the garden totally dog proof for the wide range of dog sizes but happily for most, it seems not to be a problem . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fabien4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time, we came back feeling extremely relaxed."

    The surroundings were lovely and we loved watching the horses in the field. The pods were really comfortable, well equipped and really clean, with TV and wifi. The complimentary taster homemade blackberry gin and blackberry jam, and bottle of prosecco was a great touch. Great base for South Coast. Nearest beach was a 5/10min drive. Our dog was very happy too, dog blankets, dog bowl provided. The hosts were lovely, very welcoming but not overbearing. There are only 3 pods on the site so not loads of holiday makers, and each pod is staggered so you are not overlooked by others. One pod has a hot tub which I think we might have to come back and try! We would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for lovely and comprehensive feedback. We try hard to makes everyone’s stay special and we very much appreciate your comments. ! The hot tub is great too ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely, relaxing break in the end."

    Many thanks to Pauline and Paul. The pod was luxurious as well as cosy and everything was efficient. I felt that I could be quiet and potter, which is exactly what I wanted for my mini break. Thanks too for the flexibility around my guests. For the public review: My stay in Willow pod was really enjoyable. It feels high end and was well-furnished and equipped. The shower is great and the bed was comfortable. It had a private little garden too. The pods are perfect for brief, restful stays and exploring the area. I particularly appreciated the welcome gifts and that there was milk in the fridge! I hope to be back in a different season.

    Thank you for your comprehensive feedback . It is much appreciated and we are so pleased you had a relaxing stay. The pods are very warm in the colder months so would love to see you return . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Aug 2022

  • "The pod was compact and well-fitted, as we expected from the listing, but we really only appreciated the setting once we settled in."

    We were in a green oasis, with horses grazing in the paddock during the day, and foxes and rabbits running around. The owners were friendly and helpful, happy to chat but not intrusive. After the one day’s work in Winchester that had been the reason for the trip, we explored local beaches and dog-friendly pubs. All in all, a very relaxing week. Our dog is still dreaming about chasing rabbits.

    Thank you so much for your feedback . It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased you had time to relax and enjoy the surroundings . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful part of the country and a beautiful place to stay."

    So peaceful and quiet. The pod is lovely, compact but perfect for a few nights away. We thoroughly loved our visit and the hosts were so lovely to chat to and always helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback . We loved having you here and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very relaxing break."

    Pauline and Paul were very friendly and helpful. Pod was of the highest standard. Would stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would love to meet all three of you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a gem of a place."

    We took our dog with us and found the hosts very helpful,and they were nice too. The pod had everything we needed as we cooked in most nights. We went out everyday and everything is only 10 minutes away, so not a lot of travelling. You have the beach, walks in South downs national park and City visits. We have never stayed in a place that was so local to everything and we are in our 70's.The local Co-op is a short walk away with a lovely park for the dog and kids. The weather was excellent too. One of the best self catering holiday let's we have had if not the best. Thank you Pauline and Paul.

    Thank you for your amazing feedback. It was lovely to have you here . We are so pleased that you enjoyed both the pod and the local area to its fullest ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful few days in Yapton at the Old Dairy."

    Pauline and Paul were very friendly and helpful. The pod is well equipped and tastefully decorated. Good quality towels, bedding and utensils. Fantastic welcome pack, with prosecco, home made gin and jam to name but a few. Located in a peaceful area but close enough to walk to the village for supplies or fish and chips. Local area is good to explore with Arundel being the highlight and only about 15 mins drive away. This was our first pod experience and we enjoyed it. For us a long weekend would be enough rather than a week or more but that's based on our preference.

    Thank you for your feedback . We are so glad that you enjoyed your first pod experience Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4May 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay."

    The pod is beautiful and has everything you could need, all to a really high standard and lots of extra little touches. Pauline and Paul were so welcoming and helpful. There's loads to do nearby and we could have happily stayed another week. Beaches and walks with amazing views, lots of places for food and drink all within a short drive. Our little dog also had a great time!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback . We are very happy that all three of you enjoyed it ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Honor5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous property owned by lovely people."

    The pod is in a very quiet area and yet there is access to anything you could want. The quality of fixtures and fittings is extremely high and everything you need is provided. If you like horses then you will be hugely entertained but if you don't, it won't adversely affect you. There is so much to see in the area, a week isn't really long enough.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable mini break away staying at Willow Pod in fact we wished we had booked a longer stay."

    On arrival we were delighted to see that our Pod was situated in a peaceful location with a view of a field where the owners horses grazed. We were happy to see the owners had kindly left us milk, homemade jam, prosecco, a vanity pack, body wash, shampoo, body lotion, soaps, a cleaning pack, all of which were extremely appreciated and helpful. Our hosts Pauline and Paul were very helpful if we had any queries with regards to how to use anything. The Pod was beautifully designed and very clean indeed. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to try the experience of a Pod getaway to come here. Thank you so much to our Hosts.

    Thank you so much for your feedback . It is much appreciated. Pauline and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by V5.0Apr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, Sofa bed suitable for children
  • kitchenette, dining area and sitting area
  • En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, ceramic hob, fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • TV & WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There is a step up to the decking, please take care
  • Note: There are horses and dogs at this property
  • Note: This property does not accept less than 3 night bookings
  • Note: This property only accepts dogs
  • Note: This property does not accept booking for more than 7 nights, should you wish to book for more than 7 nights, this may be available on request

The property

Willow Pod is a superb, ground-floor pod based in quiet village of Yapton in West Sussex.

Surrounding by fields with grazing horses and wildlife, this inviting base welcomes couples eager to escape normality and see what Sussex has to offer.

After a day of rambling, make yourself at home in the open-plan living space, relaxing upon the sofa with a fascinating book in hand.

Utilise the small but well-equipped kitchen for some home-cooking, offering a combi microwave/oven, 2-ring ceramic hob and a fridge, while the dining table offers a romantic spot for mealtimes.

A double bed awaits, served by a gleaming shower room where you can pamper yourself up.

Make the most of the sunny Sussex weather and sit out on the front patio furniture, or pop on your walking boots and get to know the surrounding area.

Willow Pod is a lovely escape for two, whatever time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1079978, 111080 together sleeping up to 6 guests.

The Old Dairy Pods

These three timber pods enjoy a fabulous location within a lovely plot of land in the rural village of Yapton. Presented to a lovely standard with a private patio area and off-road parking spaces, these little homes are an ideal escape for couples looking for a break from normality. Internally, the pods are designed in an open-plan studio layout with a kitchen and a romantic dining area, so you can enjoy home-cooked meals when you’re not dining at a local restaurant. Wash away the day in the en-suite shower room before getting comfortable in the double bed and dreaming about the next adventure. Catch the last of the summer sun as you enjoy a refreshing beverage from the patio furniture while your four-legged friend stretches their legs. The South Downs National Park is an excellent space for walking, cycling and exploring, with chalk cliffs that stretch for 260 square miles. Head into the historical market town of Arundel, home to a medieval castle and quaint antique stores, here you can enjoy a hearty meal at a rustic pub and meander around the charming streets. The Roman city of Chichester is also within easy reach, hosting a beautiful Cathedral, as well as Goodwood motor circuit and racing for a thrilling day out. Settled between Arundel and Chichester is the spectacular grounds of Goodwood Racecourse, so why not get dressed up to the nines for a luxurious day out? Explore all these wonders for yourself, with a stay at these heart-warming Sussex pods.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Worthing 8 miles; Goodwood 8 miles; Chichester 10 miles

A popular tourist destination for couples visiting Sussex, Arundel is a historic and picturesque market town. It sits just outside the South Downs National Park with the River Arun winding through it. The town is known for its thriving events calendar with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes, delightful drinking spots and great attractions. Leisure pursuits include walking across the South Downs to canoeing, boating or cycling; there is something for everyone in Arundel! Arundel Castle is open to the public from April to October, whilst Arundel Cathedral stands majestically over the town and is open every day. This beautiful building is well worth a visit, but be ready for the steep climb up the hill and along cobbled streets. Within easy reach is the rural village of Yapton, another historic location once thriving with smugglers. Within the village is St Mary’s Church, built around 1180 AD, along with local shops, pubs and a bespoke coffee shop all within walking distance. Climping Beach is a nearby, romantic and quiet pebble beach with an expanse of sand at low tide, perfect for windsurfing and dog walking. Less than an hour's drive away you'll find the cathedral city of Chichester, Brighton and the historic Portsmouth. Arundel is surrounded by diverse landscapes for the best of Sussex countryside and coast.

Note : This property only accepts dogs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas