Owlet Cabin

UK England South West England Devon Bideford Owl Valley Glamping

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Candlelight and a crackling fire in the log-burner add to the romantic atmosphere of this rustic off-grid cabin.

  • Insulated cabin accommodation with beds, bedding and log burner
  • Separate but private compost toilet and shower shack
  • Shares the wildlife-rich Owl Valley with just three bell tents in summer

The Owner Says

Owlet Cabin is an off grid peaceful retreat, nestled at the top of beautiful Owl Valley. The cabin is fully insulated and has a log-burning stove, perfect for cosy nights in by the crackling fire. Your stay includes a daily allowance of logs (more available for sale from the honesty shop). It has a sunny deck with views into the trees and over the stream, where you can while away the hours with a good book or cook up a storm on the gas BBQ. There is also an outside covered kitchen complete with a two-ring gas burner and a sink with cold mains water, stocked with all kitchen/dining equipment plus a cool box.
The cabin sleeps five, there is a comfy double bed (all bedding provided) and a king size mezzanine which sleeps up to three children or two adults. You will only need to bring sleeping bags/duvets for the happy campers on the top bed, all pillows are provided. On the ground floor there is a settee/chaise longue that can also be used as a bed for a small child (will also need a sleeping bag/duvet). The cabin has solar fairy lights, a rechargeable lantern and lots of candles. A private compost toilet and eco shower with solar lighting completes the picture.
What’s included:
Comfortable beds
All the bedding for the double bed. (please bring sleeping bags/duvets for mezzanine and chaise lounge)
Pillows for all  beds
Pots and pans plus extra utensils can be found in the parliament shack (from April - Sept.)
Crockery and cutlery/ BBQ tools
Cooking equipment
Logs and kindling restocked each day free of charge. (more if needed can be purchased in the honesty shop)
Blankets/hot water bottles.
Cool boxes and ice packs ( exchange your ice packs daily in the honesty shop freezer)
Your own private compost toilet and eco shower
We provide eco friendly soap/shampoo.
Owlet has its own fresh water tap in the outside kitchen.
Please bring:
Sleeping bags for mezzanine/chaise lounge
Torches (it is very dark!) but the stars are amazing! We will have wind up/solar torches you can borrow from us (subject to a £10 deposit) if you forget
Good shoes and wellies, we are of course at the mercy of the British weather!
Clothing for all weathers
Insect repellent (seasonal).

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Features & Facilities

Bell tents have a double futon bed (bedding included) and single fold-out beds, a dining table and chairs, cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery, a BBQ, cool box and a campfire bowl (logs provided onsite). The off-grid Owlet Cabin (sleeps 5) has a double-bed (with bedding) and king-sized mezzanine (without), plus a chase lounge an extra child can sleep on. It has a wood-burner (and initial supply of logs), fairly lights, lanterns and an outside sun-deck with a BBQ, plus a covered kitchen with a 2-ring gas burner, sink with cold water cooking equipment (including coolbox) and crockery. Each unit has its own private compost toilet with sink, eco shower, eco liquid soap and shampoo and an outside fresh water tap. The 'parliament' recreation room has a porch with gas hobs, washing up facilities, table and chairs, pot bellied log burner, books, board games, dart board and a mini billiards table. There's also a kettle pizza BBQ in the 'beater's hut'. Further up in the woods you'll also find the campfire site and there's a small pond for dipping and a stream for dam building.


One mile away, Bideford is the closest town, with independent shops and restaurants but it's the beaches beyond that most folks come here for. Famous Westward Ho!, Braunton Burrows, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude are all popular sand and surf spots, while the pretty harbour town of Clovelly (01237 431781) is hugely popular for a non-beach related stroll. Take a boat out to Lundy Island (01271 863636) for the day or stay inland and cycle the famous Tarka Trail – miles upon miles of traffic-free cycle path passing close to the site and directly through Bideford.

Food & Drink

An honesty shop at the campsite sells milk, bread, beans and eggs – plus logs for the campfire and BBQ coals. There's also a great selection of nearby pubs. The Crealock Arms (01237 477065) is the closest – approximately one mile away (uphill going, downhill back!), while The Coach & Horses (01237 451214) in Hands Cross is also worth a visit, as is the nearby Thatched Inn (01237 471321) in Abbotsham.
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Getting There

Nearest train station is Barnstaple (0845 700 0125). From here you can catch a bus into Bideford. If you are feeling more adventurous you can hire a bicycle from Barnstaple station and cycle along the Tarka Trail into Bideford, it's then a short ride on to the campsite.