Birch Safari, Devon.
Minimum of 3 nights offered during peak week school holidays
Safari Glamping in Devon with a slight shabby chic twist! 'Birch' is one of two bespoke tents tucked away in a small wooded plot on a private equestrian center. The Devonshire moors and Venn Ottery Reserve are right over the hedge with over 40 species of birds and Moorland horses, which can sometimes be seen seen mooching around the neighboring fields.
The tent is open plan with a dining space for leisurely meals, a kitchenette with cool-box and utensils. There is a single day bed, with another single pull-out bed underneath (N.B. pull-out bed suitable for children only). All bedding is included.
Under the canvas roof, two separate huts at the back of the main accommodation have a hot shower in one, and camping loo / Victorian style washstand in the other. Towels are provided.
To the front of the safari tent is a decked veranda with seating looking through trees towards the equestrian menage - a lovely spot for a 'sundowner' or breakfast on sunny mornings. A designated fire-pit is nearby for night time campfire chats.
Is a privately owned Equestrian Center which includes stabling and the owners' house. The first owner who commissioned the build had spent some years abroad which probably influenced its Colonial style. The safari tents therefore make a rather fitting contemporary tribute.
Children are welcome - they love playing around the tents and exploring the surrounding natural area. There are however two small streams (one runs behind the tents) and a pond nearby and supervisions around these is recommended with smaller children.
This is one of only two quality safari tents at this site the other, 'Willow' is about 5 meters away. They can be booked together for a larger group. Also available is Bramble Shepherd's Hut on the site, with private facilities.
Devon has many interesting attractions and natural sites. The coast is 20 minutes away with Jurassic geology. Check out independent eateries such as the 'The Pea Green Boat cafe' on the Sidmouth water front serving good quality food and wines. Overall this is a great spot to go glamping in Devon!
Arrival after 3pm - Departure 11am