Beaver's Lodge and its wood-fired hot tub sit at the top of a gentle slope.
The hot tub is positioned around the far side of the safari tent for total privacy.
The fire-pit barbecue is perfect for cooking up a yummy supper or toasting marshmallows under the stars.
The lovely open plan interior.
The deck is a perfect place for relaxing with a good book.
Looking from the bedroom areas to the front of the tent.
A light and airy space, with plenty of room for everyone.
There are comfy sofas to relax on.
What lovely countryside views from the deck.
There is a log-fired range for cooking and heating, as well as a gas oven with two rings and a grill on the front deck.
The delightful double bedroom.
The pretty bedrooms are located at the back of the tent.
The second bedroom has cosy twin beds.
Lovely linens and towels are, of course, provided.
Looking through from the twin bedroom to the living space.
At the rear of the safari tent is a shower-room with hot shower, proper flushing toilet and wash-basin too.
The owner has thought of everything here - there are even hot water bottles for those chillier nights.
Fresh eggs are on offer too, perfect for adding to your morning fry up - a must when on holiday!
The kitchen is well-equipped, with all you could need for your luxury glamping holiday.
The owner kindly provides a wonderful hamper for guests that are staying 7 nights or more.
There are lovely touches throughout, to make you feel at home.
Lovely details everywhere you look.
Holidays are all about losing track of time and totally enjoying the experience.
There is a gas fridge and a gas combination oven out on the deck, as well as a table for food prep - perfect for al fresco cooking and dining.
What will you cook up? The fire-pit is such a lovely feature of the glamping experience.
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.
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.
Lots of fun to be had here!
The pretty, fenced pond on-site (please take care with children).
The lower meadow is where you can see the lakes and trees, and the whole area around it is for guests' sole use. The glamp-site can be seen above with Ottery St Mary in the distance.
A fabulous setting, with both retreats enjoying lovely views, just a short drive from the east Devon coast.
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

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

Ms Riley 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

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 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

Mrs Paul 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

Mrs Webb 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.

The Masons Arms (7 ¼ miles)

Excellent food and great pub atmosphere with plenty of outside seating for balmy summer evenings and a roaring open fire for cooler weather. Dogs are welcome.

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!

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