Multiple holiday lets sleeping up to 10 guests in total
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 has two of the sweetest, solid timber cabins sleeping up to four and six, all set in a beautiful, two-acre woodland.
With hammocks, games, books, woodburners, fire-pits and even guitars - you just need to bring the camp-fire tales and marshmallows.
The site 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 or venture further afield to Dartmoor or beautiful beaches, or you just want time to sit, switch off and read, then this is the bee’s knees.
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 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.
We also welcome one, well-behaved pooch in each cabin, along with responsible dog owners who pick up their poo, keep them off the furniture and under control.
The Devon Den:
The Den is one of two beautiful cabins on site. Available year-round and sleeping up to four with a brilliant, hot outdoor shower and compost toilet, this super cosy cabin is set in its own private area, with a huge picnic bench and fire-pit / BBQ. There’s loads of games and books and information about what’s to do nearby and further afield.
The Carpenters Cabin:
Designed to offer comfortable year round accommodation, this stunning, contemporary but cosy cabin, which sleeps up to six, sits beautifully looking out over the pond. There’s everything you need to escape, including a hammock, games, books, jigsaws, fire-pit, BBQ, wood burner, even central heating for the colder months. With an internal shower room, mezzanine with two singles, bedroom with king size bed plus two sofa beds, there’s lots of space for families or small groups of friends.
The two cabins can be rented together to sleep up to 10.
What we provide..
The Devon Den
* Comfy double mattress * Sofa bed (double) * 2 ring gas burner with grill * Table with four chairs * Hot outdoor shower * Washing up sink *Three person Hammock *Massive log picnic table * Solar PV for lighting * Power capacity for 1 device * Compost toilet * Cool box
The Carpenters Cabin
* Bedroom with king size bed * 2 x single mattresses on a mezzanine * 2 x Sofa beds (double) * Internal shower room with excellent hot shower, dry toilet, urinal, sink and heated towel rail * Solar PV for lighting + power capacity for 2 devices * Electric cool box * Gas central heating * Table with benches * Gas oven and grill * Hammock * Picnic table
* All bedding and towels * Torches * Tea, real coffee, sugar * 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! * Jigsaws * Books and games * Maps *Guitar * Writing bits and bobs * Bio-logs and wood for the wood burner * Locally made charcoal * A welcome basket of organic milk, organic eggs and apple juice. * Eco friendly toiletries
*We can also supply yummy locally produce - cider vinegar, bacon, sausages, excellent local beef or lamb, eggs, honey, veg, cheese, fizz and cider.
*Guests can book a 60 minute massage in advance from local therapist Karen Edworthy and her team. £45.
What you need to bring...
•Food (There are supermarkets in Okehampton as well as lots of local producers we can tell you about)
•A readiness to relax and unwind!
A willingness to share our eco-ethos. Recycling, reducing waste and adhering to the eco requirements of the site are important.
The Nitty Gritty...
*There is 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. £20 per stay
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 countryside.....it 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 wood burner 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"
“What an incredible place!! A lovely, secluded cabin, perfect for a few nights away. All of the finishing touches made it feel cosy and homely. Jo was extremely helpful and thoughtful and she definitely made us feel welcome. We will certainly be coming back for a longer stay. It is a perfect spot for feeling like you are alone in the great outdoors”
“Jo you were an incredibly lovely host, you made us feel so welcome and so at home. What you and Ben have achieved is amazing, everything was perfect!”
“I cannot recommend this highly enough! Fantastic hosts who go above and beyond to ensure everything you could possibly need is catered for, from the fresh veg growing on site down to the adorable little whistling kettle on the stove. Total slice of heaven, particularly loved watching the kingfisher hunting for his breakfast! The only thing we need to do before we visit next time is google how to cook crayfish”
Devon Dens is an off-grid sanctuary hidden in the deep lanes of this gorgeous county. For those wishing to escape the hullabaloo of life, this unique, solid cabin offers private and cosy accommodation, surrounded by glorious nature, wildlife and walks. Eat, sleep, read, walk, relax and repeat...
The Devon Den
Nightly £85 - £120
Weekly £500 - £800The Carpenters Cabin
Nightly £115 - £180
Weekly £800 - £1150