Prepare to be 'wowed' by this exceptional place to stay. Nestled in a dreamy woodland setting with beautiful views across a valley and a hot tub to enjoy them from, Woodpecker is furnished in contemporary colours with plenty of space to relax, inside or out.
No luxury or comfort has been left behind - the delightful main yurt is eight metres in diameter and is divided into sitting, bedroom (with king-size bed, no less!), dining and fully-fitted kitchen areas. There is an en suite shower-room and separate cloakroom, while an entrance hall/corridor links to the smaller yurt with a triple bunk-bedroom and its own shower-room with WC and wash-basin.
Under-floor heating and a wood-burner guarantee you will not be cold whatever the elements throw at you, WiFi is available and there's a TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Bluetooth sound system, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and even a washing machine tucked into a cupboard with an iron and ironing board.
The adventure starts at the shared private parking-area, transport your luggage with one of the handy wheelbarrows to your gorgeous cedar-clad yurt (Woodpecker is the closest to the parking-area and the access is level), which is set apart from its siblings Owl, Pheasant and Buzzard in this idyllic spot.
We think that, apart from cooking or sleeping, and even the former can be done on the barbecue outside, you will spend most of your time on the large deck, soaking up the woodland setting and views or lolling gently in the warm water of the wood-fired hot tub. This is stunning accommodation.
Please don't be nervous about the 'glamping experience'. Woodpecker is just incredible with all the equipment you would expect to find in a cottage with the added charm of an unusually and beautifully designed space. No doubt you'll find it hard to tear yourselves away from this amazing place but do venture out from time to time as south Devon has so much to offer; glorious tree-lined estuaries, some fantastic beaches, Blackpool Sands in particular, pretty higgledy piggledly thatched cottages in tiny villages, historic towns such as Dartmouth and Totnes are all well worth exploring.
Also do try to visit Greenway, Agatha Christie's house which has now been totally restored by the National Trust. You can get the foot ferry across to the estate from nearby Dittisham. You can also arrange hire of a motor boat, sailing boat, paddle boards and kayaks locally.
But no matter what you decide to do or where to visit, be assured there will be a warm welcome back at Woodpecker when you return and evenings can be spent on the deck, in the hot tub (the water does take at least a couple of hours to warm up initially), or snuggled up around the wood-burner.
linking the two yurts
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Bluetooth sound system, electric cooker, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), washing machine/drier and dishwasher. King-size double bed (5'), en suite Shower-room with shower and en suite Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom with triple bunk-beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Deck furniture and barbecue
- Under-floor heating
- Logs for wood-burner and wood-fired hot tub
- Tesla charging points for electric cars (At cost)
Woodpecker is set into the woodland with a huge deck and fabulous views.
The fabulous wood-fired hot tub.
The gorgeous open plan living space.
There are superb views across the valley and countryside beyond.
The gorgeous king-size bed in the main yurt.
The kitchen-area is fully fitted including a dishwasher!
There is a huge 8 metre diameter living space in the large yurt and a triple bunk bedroom and en suite shower-room in the smaller yurt.
Every detail has been thought of here, the delightful colour scheme is carried throughout the yurt.
There are plenty of spaces to sit down with a good book and relax.
Luxury glamping at its best.
A cosy wood-burner suppliments the under-floor heating.
A comfy bed to return to after a day of exploring.
The interior is gorgeous.
The is an en suite shower-room off of the bedroom area in the main yurt.
With a fabulous shower.
The stylish en suite shower-room.
The kitchen is well-equipped, perfect for rustling up a scrumptious supper.
Lovely touches throughout.
Gorgeous fabrics have been used for the furnishings.
The entrance hall separates the big yurt from the smaller yurt.
Handy hooks are provided.
The triple-bunk bedroom is in the smaller yurt.
This room has been cleverly designed to maxmise space and comfort.
The bunk bedroom also has an en suite shower-room.
The shower-room includes a WC and wash-basin.
The modern shower-room.
Woodpecker Cedar Yurt.
A great view out of the traditional yurt ceiling window.
Fabulous views accross the valley.
What better than a leisurely lunch in the sunshine.
Hop in the hot tub and relax.
Sun loungers are provided.
Plenty of space to dine al fresco on the deck.
Sit and enjoy the spectacular view.
Al fresco dining is a must.
This setting is truly stunning.
Just look at that view.
Hot tub heaven.
Enjoy a real get-away-from-it-all break.
What a wonderful setting.
Spend the evening star gazing from the hot tub.
Woodpecker from across the valley.
Another view of Woodpecker from across the valley.
Star-gazing really is a must.
Looking towards the yurts from across the valley.
What a magical setting.
While away the hours star-gazing through the traditional yurt ceiling window.
Woodpecker is at the far left, with Buzzard to its right, then Pheasant and then Owl.
Woodpecker is the closest to the parking-area and the access is level.
There is a lovely path behind the yurts for you to explore.
You don't have to venture far to enjoy the great outdoors.
There are so many lovely places to visit along the beautiful River Dart, including the infamous naval town of Dartmouth and its castle.
There are some great beaches and coves to explore in the South Hams, not least Blackpool Sands - one of Devon's loveliest beaches - which is just a short drive.