Otter's Holt with its wood-fired hot tub and patio area with fabulous countryside views.
There is plenty of space to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside.
The living space is surprisingly spacious.
There are fabulous views from every window (and the stable door too!).
The king-size double bed is positioned at one end.
There is a cosy wood-burner for extra warmth in the cooler months.
The hut is very light and spacious and enjoys fabulous countryside views.
The kitchen window looks out over the patio and farmland beyond. There is a two-ring hob and mini oven and a gas fridge.
The quirky bunk beds are 2'6
The bunk-beds can be used as a sitting-area too (the top bunk lifts up).
With the wood-fired hot tub, there is no better way to enjoy countryside living.
The lovely patio area.
Great views from every angle.
Including the en suite shower-room window too!
The en suite shower-room is beautifully fitted.
With hot shower, flushing toilet
There's even wash-basin.
There are plenty of lovely features throughout.
The cosy little wood-burner will keep you warm on cooler days (logs are inclusive).
The bunk beds even have reading lamps for your convenience.
The picture window above the double bed.
More lovely homely touches.
And decorative pieces.
The Owner kindly provides a courtesy pack for your arrival.
Looking up from the fire-pit barbecue area to Otter's Holt.
There is plenty of space to relax on the loungers provided and enjoy the sounds of the countryside all around you.
Countryside cooking!
Set at a different angle to Beaver's Lodge, Otter's Holt enjoys privacy by facing in a different direction.
The view from the firepit barbecue looking towards the Owners 'farm - Knightstone Farm in the distance.
Beaver's Lodge (left) and Otter's Holt (right). Both are set at different angles to make them private and both have fabulous views.
There is an on site honesty shop stocking lovely local produce.
These wooden steps lead from the glamping site down to the lower meadow, lake and network of footpaths beyond.
There is a swing hammock in the lower meadow.
Sit by the lake and watch the wildlife - as with the river and streams though, do supervise children at all times.
The natural wildlife lake is a short walk away and is fully fenced but please take care with children.
Welcome to Knightstone Glamping.

Otter's Holt Shepherd's Hut

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Ottery St Mary / Sleeps 4 + cot

10% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

7 Nights from £375 - £816

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

Beer beach (8 ¾ miles)

A shingle beach surrounded by high chalk cliffs on the south Devon coast. It's nice and sheltered with a cafe and toilets and there's even long rubber mats provided to help walking on the pebbles. A section of the beach allows dogs all year round.

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

Mrs Embley July 2016

Great little beach

We really liked beer and the beach, although stony, was pleasant with plenty of deckchairs and little cafes to grab a drink and sandwich.

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 Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant (8 ¾ miles)

If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.

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

Miss Hopkins April 2017

Very impressive

As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....

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

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