Jabba the Hut
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- A bed with bedding and log burner make this sleeping space comfy and cosy
- Campfires allowed and first bag of logs provided
- One of four glamping options on a 24-acre camping and glamping site
The Owner Says
- All bedding plus spare blankets
- Gas heater
- Complementary bag of wood (£4 per bag after)
- Electric candles
- Camping cooker
- Crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and basic kitchen utensils for 2 people
- Tea towels
- Table and two chairs
Features & Facilities
All tent pitches have their own firepit. Communal cabin space with sofas, log burner, 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. Range of 1-hour therapies on offer (reflexology, reiki, massage, shamanic healing) costing £30 (half price for under-16s). All glamping accommodation is fully furnished (including bedding and linen), with log-burners, cooking facilities, real beds and more. See website for further individual furnishing details.
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.
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.