Beaver's Lodge (left) and Otter's Holt (right). Both are set at different angles to make them private, both have wood-fired hot tubs and lovely views.
Beaver's Lodge and its wood-fired hot tub sit at the top of a gentle slope.
Otter's Holt with its wood-fired hot tub and patio area with fabulous countryside views.

Glamping at Knightstone Farm

Ottery St Mary / Sleeps Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties

The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches right into east Devon and, just a few miles inland from magical Budleigh Salterton on the coast, over Woodbury Common with its Iron Age fort on the skyline and close to Coleridge’s historic home town of Ottery St Mary, a dedicated meadow at Knightstone Farm awaits you – the setting for Beaver’s Lodge, a safari tent for four and Otter’s Holt, a shepherd’s hut for four. This wonderful glamping site is in an enclosed meadow of approximately one and a half acres – but on your doorstep, for you to explore and enjoy, are a further 60 acres of farmland, including a wide curve of the River Otter where nature has created an ‘island’. Wander through a little copse where steps lead down to a bridge over a spring-fed stream that feeds a beautiful wildlife lake and on through the fields to pick up the ancient travellers’ paths to Ottery St Mary (just a half-hour stroll), or further on to the traditional village of Tipton St John, where there is an excellent pub. You are welcome to explore: that is what this unique place is all about (see if you can find Coleridge’s Cave!), but do take care if you have children with you, please. The wildlife lake is completely fenced, but the River Otter, though shallow and sandy in places, is not. Guests here will share the setting with an intriguing range of wildlife; herons, deer, badgers, an otter if you are lucky and, quite amazingly, the wild beavers that live secretly by the river bank – really! Beaver’s Lodge and Otter’s Holt are set at angles to each other to maximise your privacy, so you can sit on your own verandah, relax in your own hot tub or by your own fire-pit and take in the dawn or the night sky, listen out for an owl or the call of a fox across the valley. Knightstone is a working family farm and you are welcome to join in with farming life by watching the milking, helping to feed the calves and collecting eggs from the chickens (by arrangement with the Owners). Cattle from the dairy herd will be grazing in some of the fields, too, but the meadow where Beaver’s Lodge and Otter’s Holt are situated is completely enclosed. There is even a little honesty-shop in one corner of the meadow, with some basic provisions – and some treats! Knightstone Farm is a place to get away from it all and to enjoy the glamping experience. You will go home refreshed and recharged, and the smell of the meadow grass at dawn and the wood smoke in the night air on a lazy evening in the hot tub or around the fire-pit will stay on in your mind.


Luxury shepherds hut with hot tub and fabulous views in the countryside near Ottery St Mary, Devon


The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches right into east Devon and, just a few miles inland from magical Budleigh Salterton, a dedicated meadow at Knightstone Farm awai...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £375 - £816

Luxury glamping safari tent with hot tub, sleeping 4, near Ottery St Mary, Devon.


The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches right into east Devon and, just a few miles inland from magical Budleigh Salterton, a dedicated meadow at Knightstone Farm awai...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £392 - £981