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Devon Dens

Ref: dew4504
Germansweek, Devon
Single Property

Contact: Jo Henderson

Devon EX21 5AL

Changeover: Any
Open: All year

Short breaks available
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Number of properties: 1
Maximum group number: 4

Pets not allowed
No smoking
Open Fire
Romantic Cottage for Two Romantic Cottage for Two
Glamping or camping onsite Glamping or Camping
Eco Friendly Eco Friendly

Single holiday let sleeping up to 4 guests

Hidden amongst the deep lanes of West Devon is an amazing, off-grid sanctuary. Designed to offer cosy and comfortable, year round accommodation, Devon Dens is the sweetest solid timber cabin which sleeps up to four, all set in it's own private woodland. With a hammock, stream, fire-pit and even a guitar - you just need to bring the camp-fire tales and marshmallows.

This pretty and practical den is surrounded by woodland, wildlife and starry skies. Perfect for escaping from the hullabaloo. So, if you're seeking a tech-free, stress-free break, want to enjoy local walks and fascinating sites, or just time to sit, switch off and read, then this place is just the ticket.

The woodland is in one of the least light-polluted areas in England and is surrounded by wonderful countryside. There are many local footpaths for wandering, passing through delightful villages and taking in the cracking local pub. From vineyards to cider makers, bacon and sausages to eggs, honey and cheese, we're keen as mustard to introduce you to the delights on offer in the area and can provide you with a basket of goodies for your stay. We also have our very own kitchen garden which can supply guests with delicious, home-grown produce.

We think this area is Devon's best kept secret - with castles, gorges, secret swimming spots and some of the best beaches in the country within easy reach. Nearby Roadford Lake, three miles away, offers a smorgasbord of activities such as bird watching, archery, canoeing, wind-surfing and a circular cycle route with tea rooms.

Devon Dens is a natural environment, with a beautiful stream, pond, and features which some parents may not be comfortable with - such as no railings on the mezzanine bed - and no-go areas, such as the polytunnel.

We don't want to create a sterile, generic space - we want it to be fun with a sense of freedom. We have lots of kids come to stay, and get great feedback. However, it's not for everyone and if you do bring small ones, it's at your own risk and we advise parents to have eyes on the whole time.

We also welcome one, well-behaved pooch along with responsible dog owners who pick up their poo!

What we provide..

•Comfy double mattress
•Sofa bed (double)
•Wood burner
•2 ring gas burner with grill
•Table with four chairs
•Hot outdoor shower*
•Washing up sink*
*Three person Hammock
*Massive log picnic table
•BBQ / Fire pit
•Solar PV for lighting
•Power capacity for 1 device
•Double chamber compost toilet
•Tea, real coffee, sugar
•Cool box
•Really good Saucepans, frying pan, cast iron stew pot
•Plates, bowls, cups, beakers, wine tumblers
•Cutlery, bottle opener, ladles, serving spoons
•Very sharp brand new knives!
•Books and games
*Writing bits and bobs

What we CAN provide...

•Bio-logs and wood for the wood burner - £4.50 a basket
•Locally made Charcoal - £5 a bag
•A grocery basket of yummy locally sold food –olive oil, cider vinegar, bacon, sausages, excellent local beef or lamb, eggs, honey, veg, wine, ale or cider. Ask for details.

What you need to bring...

•Bedding (There is a protector sheet over the mattress but nothing else)
•Food (There are supermarkets in Okehampton as well as lots of local producers we can tell you about)
•A readiness to relax and unwind!

The Nitty Gritty...

*There is currently no mobile signal or wi-fi on site.
*Hairdryers and similar do not work on the solar system - go natural!
*It is a very quiet area -if you're looking for a wild and noisy weekend, I’m afraid it's not for you. We trust you will respect our neighbours and the tranquility of the Devon landscape.
*Dogs - we accept one well-behaved dog that must be kept on the lead. £5 a night

If you're looking for a relaxing, tech-free break, soaking up the joys of nature, pure silence and total darkness at night, then you will truly love Devon Dens.

Forget glamping.... This is grown up camping for the clever crowd.

What people are saying about Devon Dens....
"Just back from the most incredible nights stay in a Devon Den! Cannot recommend this place enough. If you want a total escape with complete rest and relaxation, then this is a must for you! First class, hand crafted little piece of heaven nestled in the Devon was so hard to leave!"

"We had a perfect weekend tucked away from the rest of civilisation. We loved it so much we're coming back next month for another three days! You've thought of everything to make a stay as comfortable as possible and it was completely delightful; a lovely way to spend our anniversary."

"Had a lovely peaceful night away. Could have stayed indefinitely. Everything was thought about and the woodburner was so warm and kept us toasty all night. The cabin is beautiful, the work put in is amazing. A wonderful place right on our doorstep that felt like the only place on earth. Thank you for letting us stay. Enzo the dog loved it too and hoping to stay again soon"

Price information

Nightly £85 - £100
Two nights £150 - £200
Three nights £210 - £285
Weekly £435 - £550

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