The Wagon with Faraway Views takes Glamping to a really high standard and is a great choice for a couple or a family with young children. Dogs are very much welcome here and there is a fully enclosed fenced garden - a lovely large space that wraps around the Wagon. Set in its own garden with a bubbling hot tub, to one side of this friendly mid-Devon farmstead setting, 100 yards beyond the farmhouse, the Wagon has a very high degree of privacy. There are tempting glimpses of the high hills of Dartmoor National Park in the distance, sweeping farmland stretching away to the front, incredible craftsmanship, the delight of unexpected space, and real style and comfort inside. Wide steps lead up to the covered verandah, a perfect place to sit to start and end each day.
The living-area has a wood-burner, a bespoke dining-table and bench seats, that convert effortlessly into a double bed, and a brilliantly fitted kitchen, giving you a full-sized oven, two ring hob and fridge. The main sleeping-area is the mezzanine hideaway at the opposite end of the wagon. The ladder is like a drawbridge to this gorgeous romantic space, with high ceilings and even a TV, and from your pillow you have panoramic countryside views. Beneath the mezzanine-area is the en suite shower-room with plenty of hot water on tap.
This part of Devon is really unspoilt, off the beaten track and yet easy to reach from the main routes across the county. The owners provide a map of the local footpaths so that you can set off on foot to explore. However, just a 20 minute drive will take you to the edge of Dartmoor for spectacular scenery and amazing walking.
This unique glamping wagon even amazed us! The high ceilings and large windows really bring in the light and the sense of the outside, so that whatever the time of year, you will have warm and cosy comfort amidst the elements. Whether the sun is warming the south facing verandah or the wind and rain blustering outside, The Wagon with Faraway Views is sure to be a memorable experience.
You can choose to forget the car and live the simple life for a few days or you can set off a bit further afield to explore the wilderness of Dartmoor, or the exhilarating endless sandy surfing beaches of the north Devon coast. You can even explore by train – the rural Tarka Line and its chain of little local stations is a lovely way to take in the area, stopping off as you wish for carefree pub lunches.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner. Electric oven, 2 ring gas hob, fridge with ice-box and fold-out double bed
Bedroom 1 on mezzanine level with double bed (4'6'') and TV
Shower-room with shower, WC, wash-basin and heated towel rail
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 2 electric radiators and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
Style, comfort and gorgeous views are what you get with our wonderful wagon.
The Wagon with Faraway Views by name and by nature, complete with a bubbling hot tub, bliss!
The raised deck is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or two and drink in the far-reaching countryside views.
This hand-crafted barrel-top wagon offers a true get-away-from-it-all retreat.
The wagon really is surprisingly spacious inside, complete with a fully equipped kitchen and dining-area.
A Devonshire cream tea is a must!
The lovely living-area leads through to the bedroom and en suite shower-room.
Open the door and your holiday begins.
Colourful details add character to this unique retreat.
The kitchen includes a electric oven, gas hob, kettle and fridge (with ice-box).
The double bed sits on a mezzanine level, which in turn makes the most of the glorious views.
A comfy bed to dive into after a day out and about exploring.
Colourful linens add to the character.
What a view to wake up to - lazy mornings are a must!
Looking through from the bedroom-area to the living-area.
The en suite shower-room.
Complete with hot shower.
The lovely welcome basket supplied by the owners.
Four-legged friends will love the safely enclosed garden and all the space. There is even somewhere to wash muddy paws.
Every detail has been thoughtfully put together here.
The dining table cleverly converts into a second double bed, if required.
Grab a book and a glass of something and sit out on the verandah enjoying the gorgeous surroundings.
The warming wood-burner ensures cosiness whatever the time of year.
A light, bright space to spend time.
A gorgeous countryside setting.
Grab a book and sit in the sunshine.
A perfect spot to chill-out.
The view is just incredible from here.
And the hot tub is THE place to enjoy the vista.
An idyllic hideaway.
The Wagon is off the beaten track and completely unspoilt, yet easy to get to and with plenty to do nearby.
The Wagon looks across gorgeous sweeping farmland to the hills of Dartmoor National Park.
This is the enclosed garden at the back of the Wagon. There are areas for wild flowers and lawns for your dog to run around on, or for you to have picnics that celebrate the views.
The handy parking space is at the end of the driveway.
You are greeted with a warm welcome here!
The Wagon in the distance, with the owners' house to the left.
Just a 20 minute drive will take you to the edge of Dartmoor for spectacular scenery and amazing walking.
Will you spot any Dartmoor ponies on your adventures?
For a highly recommended blast of sea air, the north Devon coast is around an hour away - this is the miles of golden sand at Instow.
Across the estuary from Instow, you can use the little seasonal passenger ferry, is the historic fishing village of Appledore.