Beaver's Lodge Safari Tent

Ottery St Mary

Sleeps 4

From £434 per week

Safari tent in Devon with a hot tub: a spacious, off-grid retreat in the rolling countryside. Perfect for walkers and wildlife-loving families who want to escape to nature with a little luxury.

General

Beaver’s Lodge Safari Tent is the ultimate peaceful retreat to switch off from the busyness of everyday life. This remote hideaway, set in Knightstone Farm in a valley above the meandering River Otter, comes with its own wood-fired hot tub, so after a day of wildlife watching and exploring the surrounding rolling countryside you can unwind with a dip under the stars.

Through the canvas doors you’ll find a large living area with wooden interiors and rustic details. It’s a welcoming space where you’ll immediately feel relaxed, whether you’re snuggling up on the comfortable sofas or gathering around the country-style dining table together. The kitchen area has ample worktops and cupboards to prepare a family meal, as well as a beautiful wood-fired range to cook up your feast (which also provides heat for the tent on cooler evenings). A generous supply of firewood will be stocked for your stay. There are two charming bedrooms sectioned off at the end of the tent - a double and a twin - as well as a shower room to enjoy a long hot soak after a day out walking.

Outside, the large south-facing deck looks out to the tranquil Devonshire countryside, with cattle grazing in the nearby fields. As well as comfy loungers to admire the view and watch the birds, there’s a double gas ring and grill on the decking too, so if you’re in need of a quick cup of hot tea you don’t always have to fire up the range. As the sun goes down, cook up a delicious supper or toast marshmallows around the fire pit barbecue, before enjoying a romantic glass of fizz and star-gazing into the night from the secluded wood-fired hot tub.

In the idyllic natural environment surrounding Beaver’s Lodge, you might be lucky enough to spot herons, deer, badgers, or even otters. If you’re incredibly lucky you might even spot wild beavers that have made a secret home in the nearby riverbank, giving this retreat it’s charming name.

The one and a half acre meadow here is shared with Otter’s Holt Shepherd’s Hut, but don’t worry, they’re set at angles to each other to ensure maximum privacy.

Eco-features

Beaver’s Lodge runs on solar-power - you can charge your phone if needed but for a true escape, why not go completely off-grid and leave your devices switched off?

Out and About

Beaver's Lodge is just a few miles inland from the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast, not far from picturesque Budleigh Salterton, the Iron Age fort of Woodbury Castle and even - should you feel you're missing out on some urban action - the bustling city of Exeter. Alternatively, without expending too much energy you might wish to wander through Knightstone's fields, which include a beautiful meadow with lovely lake (please take care with chrildren), enclosed play area, picnic table and swing chair, and pick up the ancient riverside travellers' path to historic Ottery St Mary, birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, or head in the opposite direction to the traditional village of Tipton St John - don't miss the Golden Lion for a refreshing local ale.

Layout

Steps up to the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Small gas fridge and wood-fired range. Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

Extra Information

Please note that this property may be unsuitable for babies during the months of October to April due to the colder weather.

Availability, reservations and pricing: £434 - £1086 per week

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

A non-refundable booking fee of £38 is payable per booking.

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