Beaver's Lodge and its wood-fired hot tub sit at the top of a gentle slope.
The hot tub is positioned around the other side of the safari tent for total privacy.
What a fabulous place to relax after a day exploring the walks and woodland surrounding.
There are fabulous views from the deck.
The open plan living space.
Furnished and equipped with everything you will need.
There's a kitchen-area, dining-area and sitting-area too.
The deck at the front of the tent is a great place for al fresco eating - or for sharing a good bottle of wine and soaking up the views.
Hot water to your kitchen sink.
A log-fired range for your cooking and heating although there is gas stove on the front deck with two rings and grill too.
There are lots of nature books for you to use during your stay.
The double bedroom.
With pretty linens and a nice comfortable mattress.
The cheerful bunk-room.
Looking through to the bunk bedroom and double bedroom from the living space.
At the rear of the safari tent is a shower-room with hot shower, proper flushing toilet and wash-basin too. Towels are provided.
There are plenty of books to read!
And lots of lovely little farm life touches throughout.
Will you spot a real fox?
The Owner kindly leaves a courtesy 'welcome pack'.
Looking up at Beaver's Lodge from the firepit barbecue area.
Sizzle a sausage on the firepit barbecue.
Looking up to Beaver's Lodge from the parking area.
Beaver's Lodge on the left and Otter's Holt on the right.
Enjoy lighting the stove and heating the water for an open-air hot tub experience. A large basket of logs can be purchased from the owner for £5.
The on site honesty shop stocks lots of lovely local produce.
And some other produce too.
The wooden steps lead from the glamping site down to the lower meadow, lake and network of footpaths beyond.
There is even a swing hammock in the lower meadow.
The wildlife lake is a short walk away and fenced but please take care with children.
Beaver's Lodge (left) and Otter's Holt (right). Both are set at different angles to make them private, both have wood-fired hot tubs and lovely views.
The entrance to Knightstone Glamping.
Follow the footpaths into Ottery St Mary - a pretty little local town with an excellent range of shops for local produce.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts in east Devon - this is the beach at the western end of Sidmouth. There is sand at low tide!
This is the fabulous pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton - this place will be a favourite with all the familiy. Best Fish and Chips in east Devon too!

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Volunteer Inn (½ mile)

First registered as a public house in 1820, this is a traditional pub with restaurant area and roof terrace for alfresco drinks. Food is cooked fresh to order using high quality ingredients.

Nearest beach

Branscombe Beach (7 ¾ miles)

A long shingle mile long beach stretching from Branscombe to Beer Head. You can walk there along the coastal path or park in the nearby car park (charges apply). There are facilities nearby and a dog exercise area.

Nearest walk

Newton Poppleford (3 miles)

Start at Newton Poppleford Church, between Exeter and Sidmouth, for quiet countryside and good views across the Otter Valley. A circular route of 6.25 miles starts towards the west of the village before linking with the East Devon Way and crossing the River Otter.

Nearest town

Ottery St Mary (¾ mile)

One of the oldest towns in Devon, Ottery St Mary pre-dates the Domesday Book by some margin. Nestling in the Otter Valley, Devon’s rolling countryside spreads in every direction. Just a few miles to the south are the beaches of the south coast, perfect for days out. Ottery St Mary has a number of mystifying annual celebrations that are always great fun to witness: Tar Barrel Rolling in November (the barrels are on fire!), the spectacular carnival and Pixie Day, when local bellringers are taken captive by ‘pixies’, with a fete, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

Also nearby

Flaming Tar Barrels (¾ mile)

17 wooden barrels are coated in tar, set alight and carted shoulder-high through the streets of the town. Yes, on fire. It’s been a tradition since 1605-ish and probably started to brace the town for the imminent invasion of the Spanish Armada.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Amazing!

This really is a spectacular event. The atmosphere is electric as locals hurtle through the streets with the flaming barrels hoisted onto their backs. Thousands of people come to witness the tradition each year - if you don't like crowds, then this is probably not the event for you, but you can take refuge by the huge bonfire, which has to be one of the largest and most impressive in the South West, if not the country.

The Donkey Sanctuary (5 miles)

The focus here is on the animals, so there are no rides or play parks, just rescued donkeys to see and stroke. The Donkey Sanctuary is dog-friendly and admission is free.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wise July 2016

Dinky Donks

Lovely to visit, and as it's free you can spend as little or as long as you like. Not just donkeys, there are some walks / trails to follow and a good cafe.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mills April 2012

A great family day out, free entry, free parking, all facilities on site are good - from eating to toilets, beautiful grounds. Only downside is reliant on reasonable weather as mostly outdoors.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2009

A wonderful day out for all the family - go on a fine day as you can walk a long way. A great bonus is that it is FREE to visit and there is no pressure on visitors to pay anything - but you will want to help this super charity.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

The donkey sanctuary is a brilliant day out for families. We have been here on numerous occasions and it is a joy to see the smiles on the childrens faces as they interact with the donkeys. We are always made to feel very welcome and the staff are very well informed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

One of the largest in the world. Great for children and adults will enjoy it too.
- J M Wynne

The Masons Arms (7 ¼ miles)

Excellent food and great pub atmosphere with plenty of outside seating for balmy summer evenings. The Good Hotel Guide 2008.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Nichols October 2016

You have to visit here !

The Masons Arms, from the outside it looks stunning, charming thatch, honey stone, you expect so much from this first impression, well we were not disappointed, inside the atmosphere is spot on, and the food, local beers and especially the service from the ever attentive staff was brilliant. Welcomes dogs too, a truly British pub experience.
Glad we are not locals, we'd be in here every day !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great crab ploughman's!

Get there early at lunch time for a table outside in the summer. The famous crab ploughman's makes a wonderful lunch - washed down with the local Branscombe Bitter. For me the beer of the week!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Chocclate box pub in a chocolate box village

The Mason Arms is a very popular pub in the heart of Branscombe village. It has lots of nooks and crannies and plenty of eating space, although it can get extremely busy in the summer months and at bank holidays - make sure you book ahead for a table. The food is fresh, great quality and very well cooked - a surefire winner!

Sidmouth (4 ¾ miles)

Sidmouth has all the classic appeal of a traditional English seaside resort, with wonderful Regency architecture and a genteel atmosphere. Tourism has been kind to the town, leaving its character intact. At the beginning of August the town rocks to the rhythm of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, a week of music, singing, dancing and storytelling.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Sidmouth Folk Festival

For most of the year Sidmouth is a sleepy little seaside town, with a pebbly beach, great coast walks and really good ice-cream. But for the first week of August it turns into a fantastic festival with traditional folk sounds from all over the world, dancers, singers, musicians, ceilidhs til the early hours. It's really family friendly, with lots of craft activities for kids.

-D Brazendale

Connaught Gardens (4 ¾ miles)

In a lovely setting overlooking Sidmouth and the bay, these gardens offer a fine range of plants which thrive in the temperate climate. A leafet with a guided walk is available from the attached Web site. The Clock Tower Cafe serves light refreshments throughout the day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd September 2016

Simply delightful throughout the year these gardens are divided into 'rooms' each planted to perfection. The vista could not be bettered with the sea appearing far below and between the creative planting out to the horizon providing the perfect backdrop. A superb little cafe sells everything delicious to encourage you to sit down and savour the delightful planting around you. Jacob's ladder tempts you down to the waters edge with it's pebbled and sandy beach but for those of us less agile the gardens can be accessed almost on the level from Manor car park. Most weekends throughout the summer a band will be playing and occasionally outdoor theatre performed. These lovely gardens are really worth a visit

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