The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches right into east Devon and, just a few miles inland from magical Budleigh Salterton on the coast, 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 Otter's Holt, a shepherd's hut for four.
Accessed via a quaint country lane, this cosy off-grid hideaway is set in its own wonderfully tranquil location and is perfect for those looking for a digital detox. 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! Otter's Holt is a beautifully handcrafted shepherd's hut with a king-size double bed and pull-down/up bunk-beds (2'6" wide) within its clever, space saving design.
The fully fitted kitchen includes a mini fridge and mini oven with double hob (run on gas), and there is an en suite shower-room with shower, wash-basin and proper flushing loo. You have your own large patio-area - complete with a wood-fired hot tub and table and chairs to the front, as well as a delightful snug fire-pit area to the side, where toasting marshmallows under the stars is a must.
Sharing your location, but set within their own meadow just above Otter's Holt are fellow hideaways Beaver's Lodge, a safari tent for four, and Rancher's Hut, a gorgeous cabin for four. All three hideaways share the fabulous DeliVita pizza oven, so remember to bring all the necessary ingredients - including your favourite toppings of course!
You will have a real taste of self-sufficiency at Otter's Holt; it's off-grid so a generous supply of firewood is provided throughout your stay for the wood-burner, which will keep you cosy and warm (the hut is fully insulated too). There is a solar panel to power the lighting and charge your mobile if needs be too. 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.
Knightstone is a working family farm and therefore cattle from the dairy herd will be grazing in some of the fields, but the glamping meadow is completely enclosed.
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, set in a spacious meadow complete with enclosed play area, picnic table and swing chair. The wildlife lake is completely fenced but the river, though shallow and sandy in places, is not, so please take care. Walk 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, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, gas cooker (two ring hob and mini oven), mini gas fridge, king-size double bed (5') and pull down bunk-beds (2'6" recommended for children only)
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Otter's Holt is solar-powered and therefore the supply 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.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub/Outdoor bath
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and fire-pit barbecue
- Logs for the wood-burner
- Logs for the hot tub – first bag free thereafter pay owner £5 per bag (At cost)
- Logs for the shared pizza oven (At cost)
This secluded spot oozes peace and tranquility.
Finished to perfection, you will instantly feel at home in this gorgeous little hut.
Younger guests will absolutely love the quirky bunk-beds.
You'll find Otter's Holt nestled at the end of a quaint country lane.
The sumptuous king-size bed is snuggled to the left of the hideaway.
With a wood-burner to keep you cosy, no matter the season.
The top bunk-bed folds up, creating extra living space during the day.
The super sweet kitchen area, complete with everything you'll need during your stay.
Idyllic breakfast moments await at Otter's Holt.
The shower-room is beautifully presented, perfect for freshening up after a countryside ramble.
Plenty of spots to relax, unwind and soak up your tranquil surroundings.
Serve up some delicious crispy-based pizzas with use of the DeliVita oven (please note this is shared with the other guests onsite).
Then dine al fresco!
The snug fire-pit area is a magical feature.
Day or night, this seating area is perfect.
Follow the track to your peaceful paradise...
There are also two other hideaways on site; Beaver's Lodge Safari Tent and Rancher's Hut, both sit quietly behind Otter's Holt.
The breathtakingly beautiful Jurassic Coast is less than 15 minutes away!
Beer beach isn't far and is perfect for a family day out.
Visit stunning Shaldon for aqua blue waters and a whole array of wonderful eateries!
Explore the long sandy beach at Teignmouth and the historic pier.
For some retail therapy head into the Cathedral City of Exeter.
Around 40 minutes away you will find gorgeous Dartmoor. For keen walkers, be sure to pack your hiking boots!