UK England South West England Devon Bideford Owl Valley Glamping

  • Sleeps 5 (max 3 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
Tucked away in a beautiful Devon valley, this simply furnished bell tent is a great place for an off-grid getaway in a beautiful wildlife haven.

  • Outdoor space includes a spacious deck and barbecue area
  • Separate but private toilet and shower shack
  • One of four glamping pitches on this secluded site with a communal fire pit

The Owner Says

What’s included:
Comfortable beds
All the bedding for the double beds. (please bring sleeping bags for single beds)
Pillows for single beds
Pots and pans plus extra utensils can be found in the parliament shack
Crockery and cutlery
Cooking equipment
Logs and kindling provided free of charge each day  (if you need more you can purchase it from the honesty shop.)
Blankets/hot water bottles
BBQ/Firepit bbq coal on sale in honesty shop.
Rocket stove (available for hire from the honesty shop)
Cool boxes and ice packs (You will be able to exchange your ice packs daily from the honesty shop freezer)
Your own private compost toilet and eco shower
We will provide eco friendly soap/shampoo
Each tent has its own fresh water tap
Please bring:
Sleeping bags for single beds
TORCH (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) Avons skin so soft works very well and is on sale in the honesty shop.

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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.