This luxurious retreat really does encapsulate the idea of glamping.
A magnificent interior greets you as you enter.
The indulgent wood-fired hot tub sits at the back of the tent.
The delightful double bedroom.
There are plenty of gorgeous outside spaces to relax.
Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen.
The open plan layout is great for socializing.
There are comfy sofas to relax on.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in bed!
The inviting bedrooms are located at the back of the tent.
Natural light floods into the delightful twin room.
Wake up to the crisp morning sun.
Refresh yourself in the excellent shower room.
The deck is a perfect place to enjoy the evening sun.
Prepare hearty lunches with the quirky outdoor cooking facilities.
Enjoy a glass of something special on the wonderful wooden deck.
The excellent outside spaces have everything you'll need to unwind.
Retreat to the secluded hot tub after a delicious alfresco dinner.
Beaver Lodge's brilliant garden also includes a sunken fire pit seating area.
Spend nights under the stars around the firepit.
So many places to sit and watch the world go by.
These wooden steps lead from the glamping site down to the lower meadow which has an enclosed play area, lake and network of footpaths beyond.
Take a picnic or relax on the hammock in the lower meadow, it's such a beautiful setting.
There is an enclosed play area in the lower meadow.
The pretty, fenced pond on-site (please take care with children).
An amazing setting, with both retreats enjoying lovely views. (Picture taken before new fire pit areas were complete)
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!

Beaver's Lodge Safari Tent

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Ottery St Mary / Sleeps 4 (no children under 3)

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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

Sidmouth Town Beach (4 ¾ miles)

This is a wide sandy and shingle beach with good access and parking nearby. Jacobs Ladder leads down to the beach from Connaught Gardens, a lovely place to take in the view. A great family beach, you'll find lots of facilities and cafes nearby. Dogs are allowed year round at the easterly end of the beach.

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 Golden Lion Sidmouth (1 ¾ miles)

In the heart of the pretty village of Tipton St John, this pub offers a warm log fire in winter and plenty of outside seating in summer in the beer garden. The menu blends classic British with rustic French, courtesy of the French owners.

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

September 2019

Philip A. Wooster and Jean Wooster

We lunched at this pub. (We have eaten there previously).
Extensive menu to choose from. Food well prepared and presented.
Outside tables, some under cover. (Dogs allowed outside)

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

October 2019

Liz Riley

Loved this place! So well-kept and loads of gorgeous donkeys to stroke. Good cafe too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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 Holt Bar and Restaurant (5 ¼ miles)

You will find a lovely relaxed area downstairs with comfy sofas and upstairs a light and airy dining area. Food is prepared in an open kitchen which adds to the vibrant and lively atmosphere!

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

November 2020

Great food and atmosphere

Coping well with Covid restrictions, had great atmosphere .
A short menu, included the most delicious fish sharing platter to start, and amazing sea bream main course.
Hope they can open up again soon....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely pub

Although we didn't eat, the food looked excellent, the beer was good and the general ambience wonderful. Would highly recommend


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2017

Birthday celebration!

Ten of us enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal (the smoked chicken starter was particularly good) with fantastic wines at The Holt. There were plenty of waiting staff who made us feel very welcome.

Honiton (5 ¾ miles)

Once famous for lace-making, now renowned for its busy antiques trade. Georgian houses line the streets and give Honiton the perfect atmosphere for a spot of antique shopping.

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

September 2021

Birthday bouquet

We needed some flowers for a birthday while in the area and found Wild and Whimsical florist in Honiton to be fantastic. While walking along the high street we were impressed with the range of shops.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2017

Lots of character

Lots of small local shops to enjoy in this small town

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