Meet Polly the Lorry, a converted horsebox that has been transformed by its owners into a delightfully secluded retreat in the beautifully unspoilt countryside of north Devon. Made from mostly recycled materials, this adorable hideaway is full of stripped back charm and provides the ideal place to snuggle up and enjoy a unique getaway.
The beautifully rural appeal of Polly's weathered exterior is continued inside with gorgeous wooden textures and fabulous pastel tones giving the space plenty of character. This rustic charm is complemented by the many luxuries dotted around the horsebox, ensuring you enjoy a wonderfully comfortable visit. An indulgent wood-burning stove is tucked in the corner by the kitchen, keeping the lorry nice and cosy on cooler days. The compact off-grid kitchen has everything you will need to prepare delicious meals for you and your loved ones, with a gas hob and oven beautifully integrated into the gorgeous wooden cupboards and worktops. When it comes to ingredients, the fantastic owners encourage you to take what you fancy from their delightfully well-stocked vegetable patch. A fabulous breakfast-bar sits next to the kitchen which is capable of folding up against the wall to allow more space in the lorry should you need it. A wonderful wooden bench covered in plush, inviting cushions provides a great place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee and also acts as one of the fabulously integrated storage sections dotted around your lorry meaning you have plenty of space for your holiday essentials.
At the end of the lorry sits the cosy double bed, raised up from the rest of the room as it sits above the lorry's driving cabin. Its position ensures an incredibly snug and intimate feeling as soon as you crawl into bed after a long day out exploring the surrounding countryside. For the little ones, the aforementioned bench can be transformed into a brilliant sofa bed that provides ample space for two children (up to the age of ten) to enjoy a great night's sleep.
The shower-room for Polly the Lorry can be found a few steps away in the small horse trailer. Here you will find everything you will need to freshen up after a day on the beach with a modern shower and wash-basin accompanying a flushing loo.
Along with a supremely cosy interior, Polly the Lorry also comes with plenty of fabulous outside space to relax in. A small wooden deck sits attached to the lorry, providing the perfect spot for al fresco dining in the cool summer breeze. The lorry itself is perched in the corner of a wonderful field that is free to roam around and great for enjoying the Devonshire sun. A fire-pit provides the perfect place to relax as you gaze up towards the stars after a busy day. Through a small gate you will find a secluded woodland clearing with a charming bench and the most delightful hammock to enjoy your favourite book.
Please note that Polly the Lorry welcomes four guests, two adults and up to two children aged between two and ten years old.
Once you've settled into your Devonshire home-from-home, there is plenty to discover if you venture further afield. For amenities, the nearby village of Chittlehampton is perfect and home to the lovely Bell Inn, a friendly-family pub that has great local and seasonal food and drink.
Chittlehampton is close to South Molton, known as the gateway to Exmoor. South Molton is a picturesque town with independent shops and a thriving market that takes place twice a week in the main square. Be sure to head here for a delicious array of local produce to bring back to your hideaway. And if you fancy a little refreshment while exploring, there are plenty of lovely cafes and eateries to try throughout the town.
Exmoor National Park is only a short drive from Polly and for those who love adventure it is well worth a visit. Exmoor is home to some of England's most untouched woodlands, river-valleys, rambling lanes, high clifftops, unbeatable views and pretty villages.
In terms of nearby beaches, you're spoiled for choice with Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Croyde all nearby. Alternatively, if you fancy a more sedate adventure, the National Trust's Arlington Court is a splendid day out and only a half-hour drive away.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner. Gas hob and gas oven. Double bed (4'6") and sofa bed (4' suitable for children only)
Outside Access to
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note this property is off-grid with no electric or mains gas. Please supervise young children around the pond (which is fenced off).
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car (300 yds distant)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Logs for wood-burner
- Fire-pit with barbecue grill
Welcome to Polly the Lorry.
Step inside and fall in love with the carefully handcrafted interiors.
The toasty wood-burner will keep you cosy whatever the weather.
The kitchen is perfectly equipped for your off-grid glamping getaway.
Pull up a seat at the clever drop-down table and tuck into some delicious local treats.
The cosy, raised double bed is idyllic for a peaceful night's sleep.
Positioned in unspoilt nature. No neighbours, just endless countryside views.
A picture-perfect paradise!
The shower-room is just foot steps away from the lorry.
Spacious and full of everything you need to freshen up after a day of adventures.
Upcycled and handcrafted features also run throughout the shower-room.
Quirky features throughout.
The raised deck is just idyllic for soaking up the sunshine.
Inside - outside living! That's our kind of hideaway.
Al fresco moments await.
Take in your peaceful surroundings and get lost in the beauty of an escape to nature.
Light the fire-pit and cook over a wood fire, or simply snuggle up under the stars once the sun has set.
So much space for you to relax and unwind.
Just through the gate is a secluded woodland for you to enjoy. Spend your afternoon reading a book in the hammock. What a dream!
What an idyllic set up!
Polly is nestled in the corner of a tranquil meadow. You'll feel a million miles away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Can you spot Polly? And in the distance, you can see Chittlehampton Village. Only a short stroll away.
Close to South Molton, known as the gateway to Exmoor.
Whether you’re a beach jogger, plodder, paddler or bather, the golden sweep of Saunton Sands near Barnstaple is gorgeous and is only a 30 minute drive away.
Croyde again is around 30 minutes away and is recognised as one of the best beaches in north Devon – and we can see why. A popular spot for surfers!
National Trusts Arlington Court is around a half-hour drive away. (Photo credit Arlington Court).
Quince Honey Farm is five minutes in the car and makes for a lovely day out! (Photo credit Quince Honey Farm).