Iglulu

UK England South West England Devon Okehampton Hideaway Camping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Unique glamping igloo with a spacious, futuristic feel, nestled in the sleepy setting of rural Devon.
  • Solid oak double bed for a great night's sleep
  • Found in a 4-acre field with stunning views and plenty of privacy
  • Relax around your own fire pit, and watch the shooting stars

The Owner Says

Iglulu is our brand new, unique glamping igloo with a spacious, unusual, futuristic feel. We wanted something completely different at Hideaway, we were playing around with ideas then spotted a white dome in a field. We found out it was a calf igloo and in a moment of madness bought two! Then the fun began and we slowly transformed the structure into iglulu. Iglulu has a solid oak double bed, cooker, heating, solar powered lighting and bean bags to chill out on. It lives in our 4 acre camping field which has stunning views, a stone circle and plenty of privacy. You can relax around your own fire pit, eat alfresco and watch the shooting stars across the vast sky.

Iglulu is ideal for a couple or a family wanting something a bit different. It would have been a home for up to fifteen calves and is now a holiday experience for up to four humans! Everything you need is provided - you just need to pack your clothes and toiletries to enjoy an alternative glamping holiday!

Features & Facilities

All tent pitches have their own firepit. Communal cabin space with sofas, electric heater, books, board games, kids corner, local info and ablutions (3 showers and 2 flushing loos). Extra, composting loos around the site. Shared kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, pots and pans and basic utensils. Pond and wildlife area, nature trails, picnic benches and 'Hideaway Henge'. Recycling. Small shop selling logs for your campfire and other essentials. Range of 1-hour therapies on offer (reflexology, reiki, massage) costing £30 (half price for under-16s). All glamping accommodation is fully furnished (including bedding and linen), with heaters, cooking facilities, real beds and more. See 'Accommodation' for further individual furnishing details.

Activities

The top of the campsite's track meets a bridleway which runs through countryside from Okehampton to Holsworthy. It makes for a pleasant walk or cycling route directly from the site. The castle in Okehampton is a worthy destination too. It's the largest castle remains in Devon (03703 331181), set on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. It was originally a stone keep, built after the Norman conquest, but was transformed into a residence for the Earl of Devon in the 1300s. There is a riverside picnic area and beautiful woodland walks nearby. From Okehampton, it's easy to dive into Dartmoor National Park for walking, mountain biking and more. Visit Lydford Gorge (01822 820320), the deepest gorge in the South West with a spectacular 30m waterfall, or climb up the banks of impressive Meldon Reservoir. In the opposite direction it's an 35-minute drive to Bude and the beaches of the North Devon and Cornwall coast.

Food & Drink

The campsite is at the end of a long, private track, so it's a bit of a shlep to find the nearest pub. It's just under 4 miles to the excellent Clovelly Inn (01837 871447) in Bratton Clovelly but most things can be covered in Okehampton, including a superb fish and chippie (Kempley's Catch; 01837 52503). There are also 3 supermarkets, a butchers, grocers and newsagents, amongst other independent stores.

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Getting There

From the Exeter direction, follow the A30, go past the first Okehampton turning then come off at the Sourton Cross turn-off towards Holsworthy. Turn right at the junction onto A386. Go past the Shell garage on your left and keep going straight until you reach the roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and keep going straight along the A3079 (for approx 5 miles). You will go through Thorndon Cross and a few minutes later will see The Railway Cottages on your right and a sign for Hideaway Camping. Turn here, go over the little bridge, bear left, then bear right and keep on going until you find the campsite car park.

From Launceston direction, follow the A30 and turn off at Sourton Cross. Turn left onto the A386 and keep going (past the Shell garage on your left) until you reach the roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and keep going straight along the A3079 (for approx 5 miles). You will go through Thorndon Cross and a few minutes later will see The Railway Cottages on your right and a sign for Hideaway Camping. Turn here, go over the little bridge, bear left, then bear right and keep on going until you find the campsite car park.