Dartmoor Domes

UK England South West England Devon Plymouth

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  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Walking
Geodesic glamping domes with a ceiling that lets you stargaze and a dark-sky setting on the edge of Dartmoor

Fancy a ceiling full of stars? Tucked in a meadow surrounded by trees in deepest, darkest Devon, the geodesic domes at this Devon glamping site offer a window into the natural world above. The skylight in the roof lets you stargaze while you lay in bed, so you can pick out the big dipper and Orion's belt as you drift off to sleep. Visit during a full moon and it's a truly awe-inspiring experience.

It’s all about being comfortably cocooned in nature at Dartmoor Domes, which sits just south of the national park and 10 miles from the nearest beaches. On arrival it seems appropriate that you leave the car behind and walk 150 metres through a woodland and over a stream before finding the site’s four domes. Each sits on its own wooden deck, like a bubble that’s floated in and landed there.

The domes are insulated and inside have made-up beds and a log burner to keep things cosy. Outside there’s a little kitchen cabin and a solar shower on your deck with your own private toilet just a few steps away. Sit outside and from this sheltered low-point in the land, you can see alpacas grazing in the fields that rise up behind you and hear woodpeckers tap, tap, tapping in the trees. The site is bathed in sun from mid-morning until sundown and if you get too hot, the tinkling stream which passes by each dome offers a place to cool hot feet (or drinks).

From this location in south west Devon, Dartmoor and the coast hold equal appeal; one an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the other a National Park. It was a love of these outdoor spaces that kept site owner James and his wife Em coming on holiday to Devon year after year, until they decided to stay. It’s the wild open moorland that James says he loves the most but, then again, there’s that particularly spectacular stretch of the South West Coast Path. And don’t forget those stars; so dazzling, he put a window in the roof so you wouldn't miss them as you drift off to sleep.

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Facilities

Each dome has its own kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Inside they have a king-sized bed and bunk beds or single futon beds and can sleep up to four, with eco-friendly toiletries provided. Bedding and towels can be arranged. Domes are insulated and have wood-burning stoves for heating and solar fans for keeping them cool in the summer, as well as solar lighting. The kitchens have a fridge, sink, two-ring gas stove and all the utensils you should need for cooking. Outside each dome has a barbecue and either a double hammock or sun loungers and a picnic table. There are also two fire pits.

Suitable For

The site is perfect for couples and families. Groups and parties only if agreed.

Nearby

The south west edge of Dartmoor National Park is just a couple of miles away and the area is great for walking, river swimming and taking in this unique landscape. There are many outdoor activities, including great cycling, diving, climbing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving and sailing on the Devon and southern Cornish coast. The Drake's Trail cycle route passes close by site linking Tavistock to the north and Plymouth to the south. To reach it you pass through Cann Wood, less than a mile from Dartmoor Domes, and worth a visit in its own right for mountain bikers and walkers. For coastal walks, head for the well-signposted South West Coast Path, perhaps heading out from Bovisand Beach (10 miles from Dartmoor Domes). The stunning National Trust beach at Wembury is a beautiful spot for time on the beach and about the same distance, while, for surf, you'll need to head to Bantham, 20 miles away. It's only a 20-minute drive from your dome to the historic waterfront city of Plymouth, where there's all sorts of entertainment, including harbour boat tours and the National Marine Aquarium (0844 893 7938). Further afield the Eden Project (01726 811972), and Tintagel Castle are absolute musts while you're in the South West, both are a little over an hour's drive away.

Food & Drink

The closest place to get a bite to eat out is less than a mile away at The Farmyard Cafe (07711 583985), a slightly ramshackle little place that welcomes dog walkers, horseriders and offers a great-value menu of fry ups, burgers and, of course, cream teas. For the closest pub, you'll have to travel further. The Skylark Inn (01822 853258) is four miles away; a short drive or a long walk (uphill there, downhill back). And if you want a special meal out while you're on holiday, book in at The Moorland Hotel (01752 839228), three miles from Dartmoor Domes. If you're catering for yourself, you can stock up on local goodies at the Cornwood Store and Tearoom (01752 878885), five miles from site, or the recommended farm shop at Endsleigh Garden Centre (01752 895533), 10 miles away. Plymouth, with all its supermarkets, shops and eateries, is just eight miles away for anything more.

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Easter–October.

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The Owner Says

Escape to the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, Devon with a stay in one of our luxurious, insulated domes. Walk the moors and the coast path, swim and surf in the sea, cycle the Drakes trail, or simply sit by the stream and breath it all in. Whatever your plans, Dartmoor Domes is the perfect location for an amazing holiday.

Set on the southern tip of Dartmoor in our four acres of woodland we have four geodesic domes nestled by the stream. Perfect for dipping toes or paddling on a hot day, or simply enjoying the sound of the water passing by.

Social Distancing Measures

Having constructed our site during lockdown, and with one of us being a nurse we have taken Covid very seriously.
Each dome has its own facilities. There are no shared facilities on site.
Each dome, and its facilities will be deep cleaned. Hence we have had to extend the departure and arrival times slightly.
There are multiple paths down through the woodland to each dome so there is no need to get with 25m of anyone outside of your party.
If you would like a contactless check in please let us know and we will email you all the information you will need before your arrival.

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Accommodation

Four geodesic glamping domes.

Haytor

Dome Sleeps 4
Positioned next to the stream, Haytor dome sleeps four, is fully insulated and has its own toilet, kitchen and shower. Haytor dome is heated by a wood burning stove and has a skylight for watching the stars.

Sheepstor

Dome Sleeps 5
Sheepstor dome is a 7m diameter, insulated geodesic dome positioned right next to the stream. Sleeps 5.

Great Staple

Dome Sleeps 4
6m insulated geodesic dome, positioned at the back of the meadow on a large deck. Sleeps 4

Hound Tor

Dome Sleeps 4
Secluded 6m geodesic dome screened off at the end of the meadow by the stream. Sleeps 4

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Getting There

From the A38 Devon Expressway, head towards Plympton on the B3416. After about two miles, you reach a roundabout with a right turn towards Lee Moor. This is the B3417 Strode Road. Continue following signs for the B3417 for three miles until a left hand turn, where you'll see a signpost for Portworthy. Take this road and follow for half a mile until you find Dartmoor Domes on your left.

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