The gorgeous Cider Press is a great family retreat, set on a 260 acre farm in the heart of east Devon, just a few miles from the popular market town of Honiton and close to the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The first of three stunning, sturdy, super-sized safari tents in a spacious meadow, Cider Press is carefully positioned so that it is not overlooked by its neighbour and there is a wonderful panoramic rural view from the large veranda.
Inside, the extra roomy tent is not only great fun, with all of its welcoming and ingenious touches including cleverly wired in lighting (so there are no sockets) and even a wired in hair-dryer too, but is really luxurious and comfortable too. The lovely open plan living-room is complete with squishy sofa (perfect for cosying up on), dining-table with enough room for everyone, well-equipped kitchen including a two-ring electric hob and fridge/freezer, and comfy king-size cabin bed and dressing-area.
There is also a wood-fired range, which doubles up as a cooking and heating appliance (logs are provided) - with the bonus of partial central heating too (in the bedroom areas, shower-room and cloakroom), year-round cosiness is ensured and USB sockets are provided for charging your devices. Just beyond the living area are the two pretty bedrooms, one with twin beds and one with a king-size bed, and both with thick sprung mattresses and lots of storage in the form of quirky apple crates. In true luxury glamping style, there is a shower-room (with 5-foot walk-in shower) and a further wash-room at the back of the tent, both, of course, with wash-basin, flushing loo, hot and cold running water and heated towel rails too.
Outside is just as special as inside here - the veranda itself has lovely furniture with comfy cushions (great for enjoying the view from) and, just down the steps on the decking, is the fabulous whirlpool electric hot tub. The huge meadow stretches out in front of the tent, where the children can run around to their hearts' content and there is a picnic table and barbecue for al fresco cooking and dining.
If you can bear to tear yourselves away, there is plenty to see and do nearby. The small village of Plymtree is a short half mile stroll where you can try out The Blacksmith's Arms and the community run village shop which has all the basic supplies you will need as well as a good selection of wine for those sunset evenings on the veranda (or in the hot tub!).
The Cathedral City of Exeter is just a 30 minute drive and it is very easy to reach the stunning Jurassic Coast as it stretches along the east Devon coast (including the towns of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe and Beer) and across the border into Dorset and Lyme Regis.
The market town of Honiton, with its renowned antiques shops, and Exmoor and Dartmoor - great for walking - are within an easy drive. The National Trust's Killerton Estate, with 800 acres of woodland - ideal for walkers and cyclists, and visitors attractions including The Bear Trail, Escot Park, Crealy Adventure Park, The World of Country Life and Seaton Jurassic are all nearby too.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Two ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, wood-fired range and king-size cabin bed (5')
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with 5' walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Children will have the freedom of the huge open meadow setting but please do not let them explore the separate working part of the farm.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Ample private parking
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Deck furniture and barbecue
- Partial LPG gas-fired CH and heated towel rails in cloakroom and shower-room
- Logs for wood-fired range
Part of Midleydown Safari Tents
Sleeps 18 + 3 cots in 3 properties
This 260 acre family farm is at the heart of east Devon, an easy drive inland from the Jurassic Coast and half-way between the market towns of Honiton and Cullompton. Ample car parking and luggage trolleys mean that the glamping meadow is car free so that children can race around in the fresh air an...Read More
The wonderful Cider Press at Midleydown.
The bubbling electric hot tub sits proud on the deck just to the side of the tent.
The wood-fired range keeps you toasty in the cooler months (there is the luxury of partial central heating too!) and also doubles up as a cooking appliance.
The pretty double bedroom, with king-size bed, is situated towards the back of the tent.
This is the lovely view that stretches out in front of you.
As you can see here, there is a handy fire-guard provided for safety, should you need it.
Enjoy a cuppa and read a magazine whilst the children run and play in the safe, spacious meadow.
A squishy sofa to snuggle up on of an evening.
The open plan living area is really spacious.
Enjoy a leisurely meal and a glass of wine or two.
There is plenty of room for all around the dining-table.
The well-equipped kitchen.
Complete with an electric hob.
There is hot and cold running water too!
The lovely countryside views can be enjoyed whilst cooking at the hob.
The kitchen area is well-equipped with all of the essentials and clever storage.
Every little detail for your comfort and convenience has been thought of here.
The ideal family retreat.
Lovely touches throughout.
Handy yet stylish storage.
Cider Press is full of ingenious touches - USB sockets are provided for charging your devices and the lighting is cleverly wired in (there are no sockets).
Which game will you choose? What better way to spend some good old fashioned family fun together.
The king-size cabin bed is super cute and cosy. This fun enclosed cabin is in the main living space and there are two further separate bedrooms.
Pretty details add to this special retreat.
The lovely twin bedroom is located towards the back of the tent.
Complete with quirky storage/bedside tables.
The twin bedroom leads through to the living area.
The gorgeous king-size bedroom.
Complete with pretty fairy lights and central heating!
What a glamping treat! Instant hot water and your own facilities. Shower, WC and basin in one room and a second WC and basin in the other.
Cider Press' large walk-in shower and you can just see the clever wired in hair-dryer too.
In addition to the shower-room with WC, the cloakroom is really handy.
This is the corridor to the shower-room and cloakroom, accessed from inside or outside the tent.
This is the overall setting. Cider Press is the nearest safari tent in this huge car free meadow.
The comfy outside seating is the perfect place to read a good book.
The wonderful views can be enjoyed from any direction on the deck.
Steps from the wide veranda lead down to the decked hot tub area.
Cider Press in all its glory.
What a wonderful setting.
There is a fire-pit for all to enjoy - why not toast some marshmallows?
There's a play area for the little ones too.
A magical setting, day or night.
The driveway leading to Midleydown - let the adventure begin!