The spacious open plan living area in this super-size safari tent.
The wood-fired range will keep you toasty in the cooler months (there's partial central heating too!) and doubles up as a cooking appliance.
The pretty king-size bedroom.
The wonderful countryside views can be enjoyed from inside and out.
Hayloft is a wonderful family retreat, complete with bubbling electric hot tub that will be turned on for your arrival.
There is a squishy sofa to cuddle up on.
A wonderfully spacious retreat.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch together.
Looking from the living area towards the bedrooms. The enclosed cabin is one bedroom, and then there is a separate double bedroom and a twin bedroom.
There is a handy fireguard provided for safety.
There is plenty of room for all around the dining-table.
Why not read a magazine while the children play in the spacious, car-free meadow.
The living area is really spacious.
The well-equipped kitchen.
Pop the kettle on and relax.
There is an electric hob - perfect for rustling up something scrumptious.
There's hot and cold running water too.
The kitchen is well-equipped with all the essentials.
The ideal family retreat.
Handy yet stylish storage.
Every little detail for your comfort and convenience has been thought of here.
Coffee, anyone?
Hayloft is full of ingenious touches - USB sockets are provided for charging your devices and the lighting is cleverly wired in (there are no sockets).
The cabin bed is super cute and cosy.
Lovely touches throughout.
The pretty king-size bedroom.
A thick sprung mattress ensures a restful night.
The twin bedroom has lovely copper bed frames.
And clever apple crate storage.
The bedrooms lead through to the shower-room and cloakroom.
The shower and WC facilities are excellent. Real glamping with instant hot water and no trekking across a field to reach them - they are integral to the tent.
There is even a wired-in hair-dryer!
Hayloft's large walk-in shower.
In addition to the shower-room with WC, the cloakroom is really handy.
This is the corridor to the shower-room and cloakroom, accessed from inside or outside the tent.
Take in the wonderful countryside views from the deck.
Enjoy some sweet treats whilst the children run and play in the spacious meadow.
This is the setting at Midleydown.  Hayloft is the furthest safari tent in this wonderful open meadow.
The hot tub sits proud on its own deck to the side of the tent.
Your neighbours!
What a wonderful setting.
Welcome to Hayloft.
This is the view from the hot tub! Each hot tub is carefully sheltered from its neighbour.
Looking past Hayloft and across the meadow with its fantastic views.
The fire-pit can be enjoyed by all - why not toast some marshmallows?
There's a play area for the children too.
Relax in the hot tub of an evening, watching the stars above.
Hayloft in all its glory.
The private drive leading to Midleydown - let the adventure begin!

Hayloft at Midleydown


7.4 miles W of Honiton / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £609 - £1400

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

Nearest pub

The Five Bells Inn (1 ½ miles)

This is a beautiful thatched pub, with many traditional features including beamed ceilings and slate floors. There is an elevated outdoor dining area set amongst the stunning cottage garden, which is fantastic in the warmer months. If you are staying locally you'll need to travel by car as the local roads are narrow and not ideal to walk along.

Nearest beach

Branscombe Beach (14 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

Cullompton Walk (3 ¼ miles)

A walk around the Cullompton area of over five and a half miles using tracks, paths and lanes. Most areas will be dry but watch out for Goblin Lane which may be muddy after wet weather. You will need GPS to follow the directions on the Web site.

Nearest town

Ottery St Mary (5 ½ miles)

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

The Keepers Cottage Inn (2 ½ miles)

A family run pub and restaurant which offers local ales and ciders to compliment the locally sourced menu.

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

Mr Goodall July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

Killerton House and Gardens (4 ¾ miles)

A fine example of 18th Century architecture, Killerton House is home to a vast collection of period costumes - 9,000 items in all - spanning the fashions of the past 200 years. The gardens are the star of the show at Killerton. Beautiful all year round, they put on a wonderful display of rhododendrons and magnolias, set against the backdrop of Devon's rolling countryside. Open-air theatre is hosted here during the summer.

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

Anna H February 2014

Really great for out of season walks - acres of woodland on the hill behind the house - discover that the hill is actually an iron age fort ! make sure you wear wellies at this time of year !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

wonderful gardens, beautifully maintained and worth a visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of Devon's great estates, Killerton was given to the National Trust by Sir Richard Acland. The famous garden was created by John Veitch and is beautiful all year round.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

A National Trust property with beautiful gardens in rolling Devon countryside. Lovely for a walk in any season.
- J M Wynne

The Wyndham Arms (3 ½ miles)

A refurbished Grade II Listed historic coaching inn where families and dogs are welcome and free internet access is available.

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

Mrs Shipway July 2018

Great Food - reasonably priced

We visited this pub twice during our stay at Snaffles Lodge. Both times we ate from the new summer menu. All the food was very good and well presented. We had for starters the scallops, the octopus and the duck - all yummy. And mains we went for the steak, the veggie noodles, the chicken Caesar salad , the Parmesan chicken and not forgetting the fish and chips. All were just perfect, if this is a temporary menu whist they attract new owners, then I can’t wait to go back and try the full one later. Highly recommended

Knightshayes Court (9 ¼ miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

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

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012


One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Flaming Tar Barrels (5 ½ miles)

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


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.

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