🐶 Dog-Friendly | 🛌 Sleeps 6 | 👨👩👧👧 Family Friendly | 🌳. Solar powered | 🏕 4 luxury safari tents
When you need to unplug from the digital world and sink back into nature with your loved ones, there’s a quiet meadow in mid-Devon waiting just for you.
In it, you’ll find 4 safari tents gazing out towards the valley beyond: Foxes Earth, Badger Sett, Heronry and Otter Holt. Their canvas walls stirring softly in the Devon breeze. This is Exe Valley Glamping: a natural Devon glamping playground, set on a 150-acre family farm near Bickleigh, and created especially for those who want to switch off, spend time with their family and leave the stresses of life behind.
“Connect with nature, camp in comfort”, are the words that greet you as you open the five-bar gate as you drive across acres of farmland to reach the secure glampsite car park. Each tent is found by following a woodland path shaded by trees and studded with bird song; it’s a 2-minute stroll but don’t worry, you won’t have to haul your luggage unaided. Roger, will drive to meet you and load your bags into his quad and trailer, so you can enjoy the walk through the woods unencumbered.
Once you arrive in the glamping meadow the stillness is palpable; thanks to the spot’s secluded and rural location, folded away into the countryside between Dartmoor and Exmoor. And once you step inside your canvas home for the weekend you won’t be disappointed.
The Safari Tents
Thoughtfully-built and carefully designed to have no negative impact on their surroundings, each safari tent at Exe Valley Glamping is furnished to make sure you feel at home whilst enjoying the outdoors.
Inside them all, you’ll find three comfortable and warm bedrooms – one king and one twin, freshly-made with soft linen, plump pillows, thick duvets, and hot water bottles. And each with their own access to the shower and toilet. There is also a whimsical cabin bed with hatch doors and a canopy, perfect for a children’s snuggle den.
The open-plan living and dining space has a rustic Devon farmhouse theme: thick wooden furnishings, soft leather sofas, and natural fabrics await you. The wood-burning stove kicks out enough heat to keep you all snug and cosy, whilst the kitchen area has everything you need to feast inside, including a log-burning oven, gas hob and small fridge.
Beyond the canvas doors of each of the Devon safari tents, is a large deck, complete with a fire pit (the wood is free of charge wood from the owners’ woods) and views that roll on down to the horizon. If the Devonshire beauty gets too much for your aching eyes, you can always lie down in the hammocks or take a stroll through the woods to the village of Bickleigh. This friendly, small village offers a warm welcome alongside its pubs, tearoom and craft shops.
Should you want to venture further afield, the market town of Tiverton is just three miles away. And don’t forget, the beautiful River Exe is a stone’s through from your front door, so should you fancy a wild swim, you can.
- All safari tents feature 3 warm and cosy bedrooms – one king and one twin, plus a cabin bed with a double mattress for kids
- Each tent has its own access to a private shower and toilet room
- Hot water is warmed by a wood-burning stove that you’ll need to light yourself
- Cookware, enamelware crockery, glasses, utensils and cutlery are all provided
- Towels and bedding provided
- Large veranda with seating
- The River Exe is a stone’s throw from your tent
- Dogs welcome (for a small charge)
- All electricity is provided by solar power
- Charging sockets and 4G available – although there is no wifi
- Open March – November