Willow Safari, Devon.
A stylish glamping safari holiday bordering the Devon moors, tucked away in the trees on an equestrian site. One of two such tents sharing this sheltered spot which is ideal for a couple's break or family holiday.
An open plan interior with kitchenette, dining area and a sectioned off double bedroom keep everything you need to hand, with enough space to relax, eat and sleep. There's a double 'bedroom for parents and a single day bed with pull-out single bed underneath (N.B. pull-out only suitable for children). All bedding is included. Scatter cushions, throws and board games add a homely touch without cluttering up your space and a log burner keep the chills away.
To the front of the safari tent is a decked veranda with seating looking through trees towards the equestrian menage - a lovely spot for an evening 'sun-downer' or breakfast on sunny mornings. A designated fire-pit is nearby for night time campfire chats. Behind the main living space are two separate huts with a hot shower in one, and camping loo / Victorian style washstand in the other. Towels are provided.
The site is a privately owned Equestrian Center which includes stabling and Judy and Ed's 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 here and exploring the surrounding natural area. There are two small streams (one runs behind the tents) and a pond nearby so supervision around these is recommended for smaller children. This is one of only two quality glamping safari tents at this site, 'Birch' Safari Tent is about 5 meters away from this one sectioned of with a reed screen, they can be booked together (along with 'Bramble' Shepherd's Hut) for a larger group.
The safari tents back onto the Venn Ottery reserve with over 40 species of birds, and the Devon moorland horses which can sometimes be seen seen poking their heads over the fence!
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.
Arrival after 3pm - Departure 11am