Beaver's Lodge Safari Tent
Ottery St Mary
From £66 per night
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.
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 some delicious italian delights in the DeliVita pizza oven (shared with two other hideaways on site) or toast marshmallows around the fire pit, 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.
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?
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.
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.
The site is shared with two other hideaways, Otter's Holt Shepherd's Hut (3013) and Rancher's Hut (5277), but don’t worry, they’re are nestled apart to ensure maximum privacy.
The onsite pizza oven is a wonderful feature for wood-fired feasting. If you would like to make use of this bespoke feature throughout your stay, please bring your own ingredients. All wood, kindling and lighters are provided.
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: From £66 - £163 per night
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 £40 is payable per booking.
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