Polly the Lorry
5.1 miles W of South Molton
£140 per night
Horsebox in Devon: Lovingly restored with recycled materials, Polly is an eco-chic hideaway full of character and charm. Nestled in the Devonshire countryside, there's nowhere better for a peaceful retreat to nature.
For the travel seekers who are on the search for an utterly secluded, heavenly hideaway, Polly the Lorry is just the dream. Settled in the corner of a tranquil meadow in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, Polly is host to sweeping vistas of blissful green pastures. Take a seat on the deck and pour yourself a glass of something special as you soak up the last of the evening warmth and admire the sun as it dips beyond the horizon. When it's time to rest your head, step inside your humble abode and fall head over heels for the earthy, upcycled interiors of your unique haven.
The lovely owners of Polly have cleverly resorted the interior of this horsebox with an array of recycled materials. The warm tones from the reclaimed wood walls, mixed with an earthy paint pallet and plenty of natural light, make the space so inviting. Climb the steps to the raised double bed and sink into the soft linens. There's a cleverly placed window at the foot of the bed, which allows you to gaze out to your uninterrupted countryside views. The off-grid kitchen is at the opposite end of the horsebox and is equipped with everything you need to prep delicious holiday meals. There's a sink with cold water (hot water can be run from the shower room), a double ring gas hob and oven, kettle and a high-end cool box that can be found just outside the lorry under the steps. Fresh produce will stay cool in here for up to five days and please note there is a fridge for you to use in the barn where you leave the car. On rainy days, light the wood-burner and cosy up on the beautiful bench seat with a good book or pack of cards. This cleverly designed seating area can also be turned into a pull-out double bed for two children between the ages of two and ten. There's a fold down breakfast bar at the end of the kitchen, which is perfect for romantic dining if the weather isn't being so kind. As this hideaway is off-grid, there is no TV or Wifi, but we truly believe this adds to the magic of your time spent in nature. Simply switch off from the pressures of the modern world and spend time with your nearest and dearest in a truly special setting. There are plenty of boardgames to keep little ones busy, a sweet little radio to listen to morning music and an array of books to enjoy, while swinging in the hammock. There are two USB charging points within the horsebox and lighting which is all powered by solar energy.
Just footsteps away from the horsebox is the shower room. A smaller converted horse trailer with a gas shower, flushing WC and sink. The effortlessly beautiful interiors flow through to this extra space, making it an inviting area to refresh your sun kissed skin after a day of exploring the local area.
The magic of Polly only gets better as you step outside the horsebox. From where you park the car Polly can be found a leisurely stroll away across a tranquil meadow. If you need help with your luggage this can be arranged on arrival. Enroute to the horsebox you will pass through the owner's vegetable patch. You are welcome to take a little of what you fancy from the seasonal produce and are invited to collect eggs from the chickens and ducks on the farm. There's a fire pit for you to cook fresh local produce upon and as the sun sets, bring out the marshmallows and indulge with a hot chocolate around the dancing flames. For alfresco lovers you'll adore the raised deck. The perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. Just through the gate you will find a small, secluded woodland, that is for your use only. There are ample places to sit and watch the world go by, including the leisurely hammock. Being tucked away, off the well-worn path is what makes this hideaway so peaceful. No neighbours, just bird song and distant church bells keeping you connected to the outside world.
Polly is a brilliant eco retreat where the owners have made every effort to create a low impact glamping site. Lighting and charging points are all powered by solar and recycled materials have been cleverly incorporated into the restoration of this hideaway, helping to tell a story whichever way you turn.
Out and About
Situated in the heart of Devon, Polly is in the perfect position for exploring many beautiful landmarks across the county. Close to the picturesque village of Chittlehampton, Polly is walking distance to a brilliant local pub called The Bell, which serves wholesome meals, (including a children's menu) created using local and seasonal produce and also serves a great selection of drinks. There's a sunny garden area, so if you fancy a stroll and a G & T in the sunshine, you are in luck!
Chittlehampton is close to South Molton, known as the gateway to Exmoor. South Molton is a picturesque town with independent shops and a thriving market that takes place twice a week in the main square. Be sure to head here for a delicious array of local produce to bring back to your hideaway. And if you fancy a little refreshment while exploring, there are plenty of lovely cafes and eateries to try throughout the town.
Exmoor National Park is only a short drive from Polly and for those who love adventure it is well worth a visit. It's a place where you can simply reconnect with nature while wandering wild walks, cycle trails and meeting and greeting the famous wild ponies! Exmoor is home to some of England's most untouched woodlands, river-valleys, rambling lanes, high clifftops, unbeatable views and pretty villages.
Although Polly is encompassed by countryside, the coast isn't too far away. The likes of Saunton Sands and Croyde can be found within a half hours drive.
Polly can accommodate two adults and two children between the ages of two and ten inside the horsebox. For larger families, two additional children are welcome to pitch a tent beside the horsebox. Please contact the owner to arrange this.
Open-plan layout with kitchen, living room, dining, and bedroom areas Wood-burner. Gas hob, gas oven. Double bed (4'6") and sofa bed (4' suitable for children only)
External shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Availability, reservations and pricing: £140 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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