It looks like you're using an old web browser that we no longer support, so some parts of the site may not work as well as they should and you won't be able to make a booking. Please update your browser (view more details) to make sure you get the best experience.

We're sorry, earlier versions of Internet Explorer have become too unsafe to use, and we can not allow them access to the secure part of our website. We highly recommend switching to a much more secure & modern browser such as the latest versions of any of the following, Opera, Safari (Apple users),  FirefoxChrome, Internet Explorer (11 or above).

Ges, Sussex_exterior
Ges, Sussex_doors open
Ges, Sussex_interior
Ges, Sussex_outdoor dining
Ges, Sussex_reading in bed
Ges, Sussex_picnic on the deck
Ges, Sussex_cabin bed
Ges, Sussex_view of back
Ges, Sussex_radio
Ges, Sussex_tea and coffee
Ges, Sussex_exterior2

Ges the Horsebox - Truck in Surrey, United Kingdom

Last cache: 18:29:12, Wednesday 21 March 2018


Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Children under 18 very welcome. Sorry no pets.

A lovingly renovated horsebox, paired with a sweet pony trailer bathroom. Get out the picnic blankets and relax on the verandah

It was understandably love at first sight when Yvonne and Gary first met Ges, a 1970s horse truck who had been left neglected for the past 10 years. They’ve carried out the whole renovation with a dash of fun; with the addition of a huge, comfy cabin bed (as well as a sofabed for two extras) and plenty of bright retro furnishings, they’ve thought of not only all the essentials you might need, but also a few things you never realised you needed - anyone for a panini made in the Panini campfire toaster? Then there's your private bathroom, originating from a similar stable background... 'Baby Ges' is a converted pony trailer complete with hot shower and compost loo, just a few steps away from big Ges.

Down a quiet country lane, in the middle of an idyllic wooded meadow, you feel like you’re miles from anywhere - it'll be hard to believe you're not much more than an hour's drive from central London. You’ll wake up to butterflies in the long grass, and the peace and quiet of the surrounding Surrey farmland. A basket and blankets are provided for you to picnic on Ges’s veranda or take exploring in the woodland, the beach is about an hour’s drive away, and there are plenty of pretty villages and towns discover in between.

***Ges is one of our roaming places and is currently resting her wheels in a beautiful woodland wild flower meadow, NOT the hilltop featured in the photos above***

Winners of the 2017 Muddy Stilettos Best Glamping Awards

Our guests say...

We had a wonderful stay in Ges. The renovation is to an amazing standard and has everything you could need. We were also given a lovely hamper with the most delicious home made cake and local cheese. We had a very relaxed stay full of BBQs, board games and exploring. Couldn't recommend this place enough



It was truly magical! the camp they have set up around Ges was simply beautiful and set the tone for the next 3 days. Ges offered so much more than I had anticipated and we were blown away., the welcome hamper was beyond thoughtful (it also provided dinner that night which meant we didn't have to venture into the real world once we had discovered Ges. the bed was sooo comfy and the Baby Ges (the toilet and shower horsebox) left us speechless - I have stayed in hotels with less appealing bathrooms.



Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful setting, Ges was wonderfully decorated, so Charming, so many little touches and thoughtful details. Lovely welcome hamper, super comfy bed, fabulous greeting by host.



We arrived around 11.30 to Chiddingfold, went for a lovely walk through the Surrey fields and went to a pub called the Swan for lunch - this pub came recommended on the website. After that we went strawberry picking on Secretts Farm and had a good look around the lovely farm shop! Then we headed to Yvonne's house who met us and was such a nice lady, she drove down with us to Ges and showed us around, left us a hamper which was just lovely, full of local produce, milk, orange juice, fruit, cake, sausages, bread! Delightful! She showed us where everything was and how it all worked and left us to it, we were on our own in a field which was so quiet apart from the birds, no wi-fi, no TV, just us and nature - it was perfect! The set up was lovely too, having a full working shower with hot water - a luxury! Decorations were so quaint, it had a real festival feel about it, really comfortable and great nights sleep too!



Great surprise for my boyfriends 21st! Lovely escape from everything and beautifully finished. Ended the weekend perfectly!



We had a wonderful time. Ges was well kitted out and the bed incredibly comfy. Best of all, we had the landscape to ourselves, no people just bees and rabbits and bluebells!



We had a lovely time. Enjoyed the uniqueness of the accomodation. The romantic touches. And being alone with nature. Whilst keeping the creature comforts.



one night stay for my birthday. lovely little box with lots of amenities available. host was very welcoming and accommodating. great little welcome hamper. delicious. lucky with the weather, great to have a BBQ. bought meat from local butcher which complimented the hamper beautifully.



Just the perfect hideaway after our wedding excitement. The cosy bed, the wood burner, the welcome hamper, the Autumn trees, the rain pitter patter on the roof...idyllic



We had the most amazing time in Ges, it was perfect, so much thought and detail had been given to making Ges such a special place. Little Ges was amazing too, way beyond our expectation !



Old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat! What a magical place :-)



It was fabulous. Such a special place. Location was glorious and so much freedom for our kids. The horsebox had been so beautifully renovated and the hamper was so lovely.



We had a lovely stay in charming venue. The owners provided a super hamper of goodies for us too.



"Great welcome, good hamper and accommodation was everything we'd hoped it would be, especially cosy considering the torrential rain! Good 'bathroom' facilities too"



"Really enjoyed it, beautifully kitted out horse box, loved all the furnishings and hamper of food, lovely bathroom facilities. Just a shame it rained - would have been better if it were dry and we could sit out on the decking."



"An absolutely magical place. Really thoughtfully decorated down to the finest details. It was so unusual but such fun."



Not what you're looking for? Search...

Want to know a bit more about glamping? Read about...

Book this place

Step 1: Select check-in date

Bookings at Ges the Horsebox are for a minimum of 1 night


x Check-in

x Unavailable

Step 2: Select length of stay

You're booking…

  • Truck for 2

Step 3: Who's coming?

Any age

No charge Please bring your own travel cot

Not suitable for pets

Add extra sleeping space?

( per child per night Children must be under 18. Sleeping on the double sofa bed.)

Booking summary

No dates selected
No dates selected
Select your dates first!

Please select your arrival date and length of stay before booking

We'll ask you for your details and secure payment on the next step. Terms & Conditions

Any questions?

+44 (0)117 204 7830

Love this place? Tell everyone!


The important stuff

  • Check in is from 4pm
  • Check out is before 12 noon
  • You'll be surrounded by working farmland, so please do leave gates as you find them and don't leave any litter!
  • Children must be under the age of 18
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • One king-size cabin bed, one double sofabed

Extra space available

Space for 1 baby no charge. Please bring your own travel cot

Space for 2 children from £60 per child per night Children must be under 18. Sleeping on the double sofa bed.

Kids & Pets

Children under 18 very welcome. Sorry no pets.


  • Two ring camping stove with grill
  • Kettle and cafetiere
  • BBQ
  • All crockery, cutlery, pots and pans provided
  • Gas fridge
  • Cool box under Ges
  • Picnic basket and blankets


  • Large gas/electric shower, compost loo and sink with hot and cold water in ‘Baby Ges’, the converted pony trailer a few steps away from Ges
  • Wash basin with hot and cold water
  • Washing up sink in kitchen area with cold running water

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Wood burning stove
  • LED spotlights
  • Hurricane lamps with candles
  • Tea light lanterns
  • Emergency torch under cabin bed
  • All bedding and towels provided (including extra blankets)


  • Selection of board games, cards, colouring books and pens, and a few cuddly toys
  • Badminton


At Ges

Go for long walks, laze in the hammock, watch the wildlife, explore the woodland or just chill out on Ges' veranda.


Places to Visit

The picturesque Arundel Castle

The beautiful West Wittering Beach

The magnificent Petworth House

The cathedral city of Chichester

The RHS gardens at  Wisley

The Ramster Gardens and Tea House

The Bottom Stable Lurgashall (to shop for something different)

The Winkworth Arboretum

The beautiful old town of Petworth

Take a boat ride down the river with Farncombe Boats

The pretty village of Bosham

Have a stroll at Newlands Corner

The Historic Town of Guildford

Outdoor & Active

Beautiful walks nearby with incredible views on the Blackdown Hill

Watersports at West Wittering Beach

The Polo at Cowdray Park

The horse racing at Goodwood

The Festival Of Speed at Goodwood

The Goodwood Revival

Food & Drink

At Ges

You'll be provided with a welcome hamper containing fresh produce from Yvonne's kitchen garden when available, and some fresh eggs from the chickens. Tea, coffee, milk, herbs and spices, salt, pepper and olive oil will all be provided for you to whip up some delicious meals of your own.

For other things, the nearest shop is in Chiddingfold, either a lovely 4 mile walk across fields or a 2 mile drive. The Secretts Farm Shop at Milford (5 miles) and the Lodsworth Larder (6.5 miles) are both good, and for anything else you're missing, there are supermarkets in Haslemere (4 miles) and Godalming (7 miles).

Pubs & Restaurants

The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold (5 miles) - classy, unpretentious meals within walking distance

Coco Cafe Sugar Lounge, Petworth (2 miles) - Snuggle down with a mug of gorgeous hot chocolate and divine sweet treats.

The Noah’s Ark Inn, Lurgashall (2 miles) - Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere. Make sure you book well in advance Thurs - Sun!

The Withies Inn, Compton (10 miles) - Advance booking recommended

The Horse Guards Inn, Tillington (4 miles)

The Haslemere Cellar – Lovely wines, cheeses and other goodies.

Madeleine’s Kitchen  - Let them do the catering, for picnics and more.

Meet your hosts

Gary & Yvonne have lived in the beautiful village of Chiddingfold for 21 years and are both professional gardeners - especially Yvonne, whose fresh veg you'll find in your welcome hamper. They discovered Ges in September 2011, and converted her into a quirky place for them both to have some chill out time away from their busy lifestyles.

Wildlife & Environment

Ges is surrounded by ancient woodland and farm land, and you'll probably see foxes, pheasants, rabbits and birds of prey. In late summer the meadow is full of butterflies, and Yvonne and Gary are hoping to add more wild flowers over time and rejuvenate the little pond to encourage more butterflies, bees and other wildlife.

Ges is completely off-grid and surrounded by working farmland - for the safety of the animals, please leave gates as you find them and don't leave any litter!

Getting there

2 Langhurst Manor Farm Cottage, Pook Hill, Chiddingfold, GU8 4XR

By public transport

The nearest train station is Witley, 2 miles away, or the nearest bus stop is in Chiddingfold, also 2 miles away. These are both within walking distance if you fancy it, otherwise Yvonne and Gary can pick you up for £10 return.

By car

From Chiddingfold, with the Green and the Crown Inn on your left, turn right into Coxcombe lane (between the village pond and St Mary'S Church), go over two speed bumps, and then turn left into Ridgeley Road. Keep going up Ridgeley Road until you come to a left turn to Grayswood. This road is called Prestwick Lane (opposite the turning is The Barn children's nursery and a post box).

Once on Prestwick Road, after a short way turn left into Pook Hill. Go to the top of the hill and turn right for Langhurst Manor, Langhurst Lodge and Langhurst Farm.

The Lodge will be on your immediate left and opposite are two cottages. Go to the no. 2 to meet Yvonne and Gary, who will take you to Ges.

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;


  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.


The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.


1. Booking and payments


1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).


1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email ( Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.


1.3 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.


1.4 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.


1.5 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.


2. Cancellation and Amendment by You


2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email ( and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.


2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.


4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.


5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.


6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;


(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.


10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.


17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.


18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.