A curated three-day digital detox in a sustainable, solar-powered haven just outside of London, with everything you need to enjoy life in the beautiful slow lane.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Blissfully secluded near Thakeham in West Sussex, Gruff Unplugged Cabin is only around an hour away from London. Yet as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel like you’ve been spirited far, far away from the relentless hustle and bustle of the city.

Perfect for social-media addicts, couples, busy workers and solo travellers who want to get back to the people they truly are, the sleek, off-grid cabin contains a lock box – in which your phone will remain for the next three days!  

You’ll replace it with a map of the local area, a Polaroid camera to record your endless adventures, and a retro Nokia… for use only if you need to get in touch.  

Oh, and since the cabin is dog-friendly, you can reconnect not only with yourself and/or your loved one, but your best four-legged friend.

Constructed from locally-sourced, low carbon impact materials, and to a circular economy approach, everything you’ll find inside the cabin has been thoughtfully and responsibly chosen. Even the firelighters are eco-friendly!

And although there’s no TV or Wi-Fi, you’ll be left with plenty to keep you entertained – long, laughter-fuelled conversations with your loved one aside.  

Gaze out of the enormous window, play cards, indulge your competitive spirit with a board game, or get lost in a good book, with a glass of wine and your chosen soundtrack on the old-school cassette player.

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At a glance

  • A curated three-day digital detox in an off-grid, dog-friendly cabin for 1-2 guests, surrounded by wildlife and vineyards near Thakeham, around an hour south of London… an ideal escape from the city!
  • Although your phone will be safely locked away in your own phone lockbox, you’ll have access to an emergency Nokia, and a digital-free welcome box that’s packed with offline treats, such as a custom map of the area, and a Polaroid camera with  free films.
  • Dogs receive a special welcome pack with a bowl, towel and dog treats.
  • The cabin is fully self-contained, with kitchen and shower facilities – though if you’re too relaxed to cook, there are friendly pubs within walking distance.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Off grid, isolated cabin for digital detox, sleeps 2 guests.  Double bed with luxury bedding, seating, cassette player and a selection of tapes, books and games, wellies and umbrellas, gas hobs and cooking equipment, fresh coffee and loose leaf tea, solar-powered fridge, rainfall shower with fluffy towels, shower gel, shampoo, handwash, Scandi Superloo.  Digital-free welcome box with Polaroid camera with free films, custom area map, log fire with logs.  Outside firepit with grill, outside seating with parasol, firelighters and kindling, parking.

Local Activities
Walking, cycling, picnic spots, nature-watching, stargazing, creative activities, vineyards, local pubs

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(Who knows… perhaps your long-lost creative spirit will be re-awakened in the midst of all that wondrous nature, which is why we highly recommend bringing a notebook or a sketchpad with you!)

After a long day of hiking and picnicking amongst sublime nature, or perhaps visiting the local vineyards, you’ll find the cabin’s kitchen gainfully equipped for all manner of hearty feasts. There’s also plenty of loose-leaf tea and fresh artisan coffee, to help start your mornings with a spring in your step.

Oh, and did we mention that your bed is not only dressed in sumptuous, hotel-quality linen, but positioned right next to that panoramic window, for the dreamiest of dreamy views?

Facilities-wise, you’ll also have a hot shower – towels and toiletries included – and a Scandi superloo, meaning you can freshen up with ease and style.

With so much natural loveliness to enjoy at Gruff Unplugged Cabin, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the relaxed, wonderfully pared-down way of life will become addictive… to the point where you’re planning your next digital detox even before you’ve returned home!

Things to note

Map marker is a guide – exact details of the cabin’s location will be provided when you book. All Unplugged’s cabins are named after dogs, and well-behaved dogs are welcome at Gruff… just as long as you take some cute photos before your phone is locked away!  

Where you'll be staying

Near Thakeham, West Sussex

What the guests of Gruff Unplugged Cabin say

“Oh my god, our stay was BEAUTIFUL, genuinely up there hitting the top spot on our favourite UK breaks! I’ve kept my phone on do not disturb since we got back and it’s actually changed my life.”

“There’s nothing quite like a laptop exploding that says, ‘you need a digital detox’ – yes that really happened, AND it was the night before we were due to escape off grid with Unplugged Rest! The retreat was truly blissful, we forgot about our tech drama from the night before and our phones were a thing of the past. From morning coffee with a view to relaxing dinners by the fire pit, we never knew how much we needed to properly disconnect, until we checked in to the Margo cabin. It was the most lovely 3 days spent together in nature away from WiFi and the world, would head back in a flash.”

“This was one of the most lovely stays and experiences I’ve ever had! The place is absolutely beautiful and they think of all the details with the old radio and tapes, games and everything is there. The area is lovely, literally everything from my experience was perfect, totally recommend it! 10/10”

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