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Hidden away on a woodland trail in Devon, this secret glamping hideaway offers a gloriously secluded and tranquil sanctuary - perfect for a relaxing escape beneath the stars. Simply unwind in nature with beautiful views across the gently rolling hills and ancient woodland with just the birds and the bees for company.
The three pristine safari lodges have been thoughtfully positioned on a 150-acre farm site, offering privacy, seclusion and their own gorgeous aspect over the flourishing Devonshire countryside. The extra special accommodation really does offer a luxurious glamping experience with ultra-soft beds, warming woodturning stoves, fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, and of course, miles of unperturbed natural wilderness.
The lodges are equipped with barbecues, large balconies and outdoor seating for magical nights toasting marshmallows beneath the starry skies, or why not try making your own s'mores with the welcome pack provided (if you haven't tried a s'more - have a look through photo selection for a gooey campfire treat!).
The open grassy fields are perfect for children or dogs to run around, while there are plenty of walks in around the site from romantic strolls along the Exe River to enchanting adventures through the magnificent woodland surrounds.
Spot and listen to an abundance of native wildlife from woodland birds, squirrels, foxes and badgers. Buzzards soar majestically overhead, while allusive woodpeckers and owls can sometimes be heard tapping or hooting amongst the wilderness.
For the more active travellers, the site also makes a great place to explore Devon with sandy beaches and spectacular coastline within easy reach, while there are a variety of activities close by from adrenaline-filled adventures to quaint country villages and towns to wander through.
However, you'll be more than happy putting your feet up and simply unwinding in this gorgeous countryside location near Tiverton. If you're looking for a tranquil glamping escape with a luxury touch, this family-run site makes a perfect choice.
Check-in 3pm - 7pm
Check-out 10 am
To book individual Safari Lodges please click on the direct link provided -
Each safari lodge - 1 King, 1 double and 1 twin (can also be made up as a double if required).
Each safari lodge has its own private hot shower and flushing toilet.
The site consists of 3 safari lodges, each has its own woodburning stove, gas burner, fire pit, and small refrigerator.
There is no internet access in this property.
Heating and Lighting
Woodburning stove and solar lighting.
2 dogs welcome per safari tent (£20 per dog per stay).
Grounds and Nearby
Each safari lodge has Bbq, outdoor seating on the balcony and lots of natural wilderness.
Parking is a 5-minute walk from the property. The owner will meet you on arrival to help transport your luggage.
Check in from 15: and check out by 10:
Nearest Train Station; Tiverton, 8 miles away.
Interior and Facilities
Each lodge is purpose-built for a stress-free glamping holiday. Powered by nature the eco-conscious accommodation uses solar energy and wood collected through woodland management to heat and power the lodges.
Each lodge comes equipped with a woodburning stove, gas burner, fire pit & a small refrigerator to keep your essentials cold.
The site also provides its own Larder Menu if you haven't had time to shop, with various food hampers and goodies available.
3 bedrooms - one King & one Twin, each with their own access to the shower & loo. Soft linen, plump pillows & cosy duvets await at the end of each day.
The twin can be converted into a generous Super-king for couples sharing.
However, the ultimate snug is the cabin bedroom with its own canopy, double mattress & hatched doors. It also doubles up as perfect children's den and nighttime refuge (if you can get there first!)
Celebrating an occasion? Let us put the champagne on ice! You can pre-order 'little something extras' from our Larder Menu and we'll make sure you lodge is set-up for your arrival with special provisions awaiting
Woodland walks, picnics on the river Exe or wading on the pebbled bank just a stone's throw from the accommodation.
Each lodge has board games, puzzles and books for precious family time together.
Glamping with Babies & Toddlers
If you let us know in 'Special Requirements' on the booking page the age of your child and their requirements, we can ensure your lodge is equipped with all the child-friendly extras you will need.
Below is a list of some of the items we can provide.
- High chair
- Travel cot
- Cot linen & summer duvet
- Night light
- Baby bathing tub
- Melamine & BPA-free tableware & bottles
- Milton's sterilising formula & disinfectant wipes
- Spare nappies & changing mats
- Soft toys, trucks & puzzles
- Scruffy all-terrain buggy
The accommodation has socket points from which mobile devices can be charged. There is also a strong 4G signal at the glamping site.
However, please be mindful of electricity usage for charging devices, as the off-grid eco-site relies on solar power for lighting & refrigeration.
Each accommodation has a few doggy essentials - compostable poo bags, water bowl, and a treat jar.
If car space is tight, the owners can also provide a dog bed for your stay, just be sure to request at the time of booking so it can be set up for your arrival.
Location and Destination
Food & Drink
For glamping and family holidays in Devon
RECOMMENDED PUBS & INNS
THE RING OF BELLS, Cheriton Fitzpaine 5.4 miles
THE BEER ENGINE, Newton-st- cyres 9.2 miles
THE LAMB INN, Sandford 9.8miles
THE SWAN INN, Bampton 11.4 miles
RECOMMENDED CAFES & FARM SHOPS
RIVER EXE CAFE, Exmouth (Water Taxi) 19.4 miles
DARTS FARM, Topsham 14.2 miles
THE EXPLODING BAKERY, Exeter 10.6 miles
GREENDALE FARM SHOP, Farringdon 14.8 miles
THE GINGER PEANUT, Bampton 11.2miles
JACK IN THE GREEN, Rockbeare 12 miles
THE MASONS ARMS, Knowle 16 miles
THE TURF LOCK, Exeter 17.3 miles
NOBODY INN, Doddiscombsleigh 18.5miles
Go Ape, Haldon Forest
Nestled in 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter, gather your adventurous friends and family, head to the forest and take on our awesome challenges. From tree-to-tree crossings to super-springy bounce nets and zippy Segways, we have an adventure for you and your Tribe.
The Bear Trail, Cullompton
The Bear Trail is a muddy adventure assault course for all the family. With 27 obstacles for you to climb, slip, slide, run and swing under, over and through.
The Bear Trail is perfect for all ages from toddlers, teenagers, and adults.
Saddles & Paddles, Exeter Quay
Hire a bike and pedal from city to the seaside, or hire a boat and paddle to the pub. Saddles & Paddles offer easy, relaxing, outdoor fun for all ages. Choose from bikes, canoes, kayaks or Paddleboards to explore the area. Fantastic cycle routes and waterways to explore from Exeter Quay.
Horse Riding Exmoor
Breath-taking scenery, ancient beech forests, and the dappled banks of the River Barle. An Exmoor horse riding experience to truly delight both young and old.
All horses are fit and well schooled and rides are escorted by friendly and experienced guides who know both the horses and the terrain extremely well.
Why not incorporate cream tea or some local cider at the wonderful Tarr Farm Inn, overlooking the ancient steps.
River Dart Country Park, Ashburton
With over ninety acres of woods, scenic walks and beautiful lakes, the River Dart Country Park is the perfect setting for all kinds of outdoor activities. With over 25 park attractions, children can rough-and-tumble over space nets, swing through trees on jungle ropes, or even capture a wooden pirate ship surrounded by water! Toddlers aren't left out either with our Toddlers Beach and Playground (Lilliput), just perfect for tiny explorers.
ISCA Outdoor Activities
ISCA Outdoors specialises in a wide range of adventure activities in Devon.
Experiences include a fully qualified instructor for the day.
Activities include: climbing, abseiling, caving, orienteering and courses such as the 'crystal maze' designed to test problem-solving skills and team building.
Surf North Devon
Surf Saunton is a Surf School located at Saunton Sands beach on the North Devon coastline, widely known as one of the most spectacular beaches in the country. With its 3 and a half miles of epic golden sands, backed by stunning dunes and family friendly access, there is no better place in England for a day at the beach with perfect waves.
Saunton Sands & Braunton Burrows
Renowned for its long swathe of sandy shoreline and backed by grassy dunes, Saunton Sands is one of the UK's most unspoilt, underpopulated and wonderful natural beaches. Popular with surfers of all levels, walkers and nature enthusiasts, this dog-friendly beach is also neighbour to the UNESCO biosphere reserve - Brauton Burrows, which is the largest sand dune system in England, and home to a number of rare plants and animals.
A big favourite amongst families, surfers & sunbathers, this 3-mile stretch of golden sand has won this beach numerous awards. Even in the height of summer, there's enough space to sprawl, play cricket or find your own quiet spot.
Attracting youngsters each summer, this is North Devons most popular surf beach. You'll find other lively activities both on the beach and in its old-world village, where the surf culture continues, and pubs host live music most evenings throughout the summer.
Budleigh Salterton is a lovely seaside town situated on the Jurassic coastline. With a 2-mile pebbled beach and connecting estuary, this safe beach is a hit with young children who can splash and ride the estuary tides on boogie boards and inflatables. Pack a picnic or grab a crab sandwich at fifty degrees north behind the brightly coloured beach huts.
A charming fishing cove backed by high limestone cliffs and strew with crab pots, lines & brightly coloured fishing boats. At high tides, the shingled beach provides the depth of water perfect for swimmers.
Killerton House, Broadclyst
A National Trust-owned house, and part of a historic estate; the gardens & surrounding parkland cover a vast 6,400 with a Georgian house at its centre. It is home to one Devon's largest woods: Ashclyst Forest, where you can enjoy numerous walks and dogs are also welcome.
The formal and woodland garden has one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country. With over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes, an ever-changing display and a walled kitchen garden, brimming with seasonal produce, it's always worth a visit.
RHS Rosemoor Garden
An enchanting place to visit in every season. With contrasting gardens; formal & less formal, traditional & exotic, there is a learning centre and activities for all ages.
Cothay Manor, Greenham
12 acres of magically romantic gardens surround a 14th-century medieval manor house. Many of the garden rooms are set off a 200-yard yew walk. In addition, fine trees, courtyards, and a river walk; is a plantsman's paradise.
Villages & Towns
The picturesque village on the banks of the River Exe, and home of Exe Valley Glamping. Bickleigh is well known for its thatched-roof cottages, attractive medieval bridge & its scenic drinking hole, the Fisherman's Cot.
The southern outpost to Exmoor, Dulverton is a historic market town which hosts over 40 independent shops, award-winning restaurants & cafes. The ever-popular farmers market is the last Saturday of every month (April - September). TryWoods for a relaxed pub lunch on the edge of Exmoor
Dubbed the gateway to the moor, this elegant town with its bunting and traditional shop frontages is home to a selection of attractive antique shops, delis and cafés. Check out The Fish Deli & Ella's Artisan Bakery for local treats.
Hidden in a wooded combe, this enchanting village is one of Dartmoor's most lovingly maintained. Its thatched cottages are grouped around a 13th-century church, with the Primrose Tea Rooms to one side and village shop to the other. The rural idyll is completed by the cricket pitch, communal apple orchard and a friendly pub 'The Cleave' serving real ales and great food.
The beautiful town of Dartmouth is situated on the mouth of the River Dart is one of Devon's most popular and lively towns. With its charming historic streets, scenic river location and upmarket shops, it's a favourite for those who enjoy boutique shopping, river cruises & being wined & dined.
Walks & Cycle Routes
Exe Estuary trail
A 26 mile, mainly flat cycle route and walkway which runs around the entire Exe Estuary linking Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish, with fantastic views along the River Exe.
The predominantly off-road route provides an exciting opportunity for people to experience cycling or walking around the Exe Estuary, appreciating the wildlife and passing through some beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history.
The ancient beauty of the Tarr Steps is well worth a visit if you have made it to Exmoor National Park. The circular route leads you along the river Barle, through woodland and picnic pastures, finally ending where you began at the clapper bridge", the longest and oldest of its kind in Great Britain. For walkers wanting a more challenging walk, link this route with another. 2miles Easy. Afterwards, why not enjoy a cold drink or lunch at the Tarr Farm Inn overlooking the bridge.
Hound Tor, Dartmoor
The Tarka Trail, Barnstable
Inspired by Henry Williamson's much loved novel 'Tarka the Otter' this 163 miles route follows Tarka's journeys, in a figure of eight, through the North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Trail takes you through ever-changing scenery described in the book, including tranquil countryside, wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and dramatic coast and is a wonderful and sustainable way to explore this area.
Wistmans Wood, Dartmoor
Wistman's Wood is an easy walk on a waymarked path in the middle of Dartmoor National Park. Creep beneath the trees' lichen-covered boughs in woodland that has remained unspoilt for hundreds of years. 2.8miles Easy/Moderate. Whilst your there, don't miss out on a jar at the Warren House Inn, a traditional inn with oak beams & log fires
Steeped in history this moderate route takes you to some of Dartmoor's most famous Tors: Saddle, Haytor, Howell & finally Hound Tor. Pack a picnic for the most scenic lunch amongst the heather or sheltered beneath a tor.
The Rugglestone Inn in Widecombe-in-the-moor is just a stone's throw for those wanting to warm up by an open fire after a blustery walk.
East Devon Way
This 38-mile path takes you from Exmouth in the west to Lyme Regis in the east and follows footpaths, bridleways, and stretches of quiet lanes. The route passes through the heart of the East Devon, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), linking to the South West Coast Path, the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Exe Estuary. You can pick up short sections of the trail from a number of easily accessible points. 38 miles Easy/Moderate
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