Brownscombe Tabernacle

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Welcome to Brownscombe Tabernacle, a lovely unique little building, made to a traditional design by a Cornish company, now located in the simply blissful countryside of south Devon.

Based on the historic 'tin tabernacles' used by Methodist preachers throughout the south west, Brownscombe Tabernacle has been created from salvaged materials complete with a stained-glass window in the bedroom and its own bell tower atop the roof. Inside, it is like a grown-up's Wendy House. To guarantee comfort whatever the weather brings, a rocking chair sits in front of a little wood-burning stove, there is a luxurious comfy king-sized bed, as well as a kitchen with a small hob and fridge and a well fitted shower-room. The owner has furnished and decorated this wonderful property to a very high standard. Gorgeous woodland wallpaper - this isn't simply camping - sumptuous bed linens and towels, it's all here. And then just when you thought it couldn't get any better than this outside in a sheltered spot, is a lovely Hikki wood-fired bathtub, what could be better than sinking into the hot water, maybe with a glass of bubbles in hand, and looking up to the gorgeous Brownscombe Hill.

The location is quite frankly idyllic, with open clear skies at night with very little light pollution. Home to an abundance of wildlife, including deer in the early morning mist, rabbits, foxes, badgers and many species of wild birds, such as rare cirl bunting and even rarer greater horseshoe bats - although they are pretty difficult to spot. Lovely long walks on National Trust land, opposite Compton Castle (where they filmed part of Sense and Sensibility) are to be enjoyed before returning to your little haven. This is relaxation at its best and if you can actually bear to tear yourself away, the beauty of the South Hams is close by.