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 awaits you – the setting for Beaver’s Lodge, a safari tent for four and Otter’s Holt, a shepherd’s hut also for four set at angles to each other for privacy. This wonderful glamping site is in an enclosed meadow of approximately one and a half acres. Here you will share the setting with an intriguing range of wildlife; foxes, deer, badgers, an otter if you are lucky and, quite amazingly, the wild beavers that live secretly by the river bank – really! At Beaver’s Lodge you can lie back under the stars from your own wood-fired outdoor hot tub or enjoy al fresco cooking on the fire-pit. This spacious safari tent sits in a private, enclosed corner of rolling hillside with glorious views, and boasts a wonderful range of mod-cons on site. From running hot and cold water, comfortable beds and a fully fitted kitchen to a log-fired range and shower-room with shower, wash-basin and a proper flushing toilet, it has it all! Park up at the end of the track, load your things into a wheelbarrow for the final few steps, open the gate and take in all that is on offer here.
You will have a real taste of self-sufficiency at Beaver’s Lodge as there is no electricity; instead, a generous supply of firewood is provided throughout your stay for the range, which will keep you cosy and warm and doubles as a cooker. Your first bag of logs for the hot tub is included and the Owner will top-up your supplies as required – all at a very reasonable cost. There is a solar panel to power the lighting in the living-room and shower-room (and you can also charge your mobile if needs be) and there is a two-ring and grill camping gas stove on the deck (under canvas cover) for al fresco cooking. The large, south-facing deck at the front of the tent has fabulous views and is a great place to start or end your day of adventures. On your doorstep, for you to explore and enjoy, are a further 60 acres of farmland. 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.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Wood-fired range
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with bunk-beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Deck with fridge and double ring camping stove/grill (both gas-fired)
Please note that the property may be unsuitable for babies during the months of October to April due to the colder weather. The power at Beaver’s Lodge is solar-powered and therefore limited - there is enough power for the lights and to charge a phone. The owner has kindly provided an in-car hair dryer for guests’ use.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and fire-pit barbecue
- Logs for range
- Logs for the hot tub – first bag included thereafter £5 per bag pay Owner (At cost)
Part of Glamping at Knightstone Farm
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 Knight...Read More
Beaver's Lodge and its wood-fired hot tub sit at the top of a gentle slope.
The hot tub is positioned around the other side of the safari tent for total privacy.
What a fabulous place to relax after a day exploring the walks and woodland surrounding.
There are fabulous views from the deck.
The open plan living space.
Furnished and equipped with everything you will need.
There's a kitchen-area, dining-area and sitting-area too.
The deck at the front of the tent is a great place for al fresco eating - or for sharing a good bottle of wine and soaking up the views.
Hot water to your kitchen sink.
A log-fired range for your cooking and heating although there is gas stove on the front deck with two rings and grill too.
There are lots of nature books for you to use during your stay.
The double bedroom.
With pretty linens and a nice comfortable mattress.
The cheerful bunk-room.
Looking through to the bunk bedroom and double bedroom from the living space.
At the rear of the safari tent is a shower-room with hot shower, proper flushing toilet and wash-basin too. Towels are provided.
There are plenty of books to read!
And lots of lovely little farm life touches throughout.
Will you spot a real fox?
The Owner kindly leaves a courtesy 'welcome pack'.
Looking up at Beaver's Lodge from the firepit barbecue area.
Sizzle a sausage on the firepit barbecue.
Looking up to Beaver's Lodge from the parking area.
Beaver's Lodge on the left and Otter's Holt on the right.
Enjoy lighting the stove and heating the water for an open-air hot tub experience. A large basket of logs can be purchased from the owner for £5.
The on site honesty shop stocks lots of lovely local produce.
And some other produce too.
The wooden steps lead from the glamping site down to the lower meadow, lake and network of footpaths beyond.
There is even a swing hammock in the lower meadow.
The wildlife lake is a short walk away and fenced but please take care with children.
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.
The entrance to Knightstone Glamping.
Follow the footpaths into Ottery St Mary - a pretty little local town with an excellent range of shops for local produce.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts in east Devon - this is the beach at the western end of Sidmouth. There is sand at low tide!
This is the fabulous pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton - this place will be a favourite with all the familiy. Best Fish and Chips in east Devon too!