Cosy fun stay with beautiful views North Devon

Entire place hosted by Jane

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Magical, quirky caravans lovingly renovated and upcycled making cosy fun accomodation in the Devonshire countryside with beautiful views over the Taw valley.
Ideal for couples during the cooler months and families during the warmer months.
Securely fenced safe place for dogs.
Close to the coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor. Ideal base to explore the beauty of North Devon or for those looking for a place to relax. Lovely views during daylight, and with minimal light pollution, amazing skies at night.

The space
Just under a quarter of an acre paddock that has a 2002 touring caravan, "The Shepherd" set on it that has been renovated and upcycled with a cosy Shepherd Hut vibe, affording a very comfortable place to stay for two during the cooler months October to April. The warmer months May to September we offer accommodation for up to four guests when The Shepherd is joined by "The Retro" a lovely little 1982 Sprite caravan that has been lovingly renovated and upcycled with a modern retro vibe.

The area is securely fenced making it an ideal stay for those looking for a place to bring their dog as well, and be able to all relax together. Situated where there is minimal light pollution, so the night skies over Knott's Corner give a stunning view point to see the constellations from Orion the Great Hunter, Leo the Lion, Taurus the Bull, The Plough, The Big Dipper to name a view.

The Shepherd sleeps two and has been very thoughtfully kitted out to make guests stays fun and enjoyable. The Shepherd is mains electric hooked up and contains a very comfortable double bed with large window with beautiful views over the valley to wake up to with a skylight above (with blind and fly screen) to star gaze through at night time. Comfortable bench seating area and desk/table with stools, with window giving beautiful views over the valley. Very well equipped kitchen area with all you should need for cooking and eating. Very quiet fridge, sink with hot and cold mains water, gas oven and hob. Thermostatically controlled heating and also lovely good tempered little wood burner to enjoy cosy evenings indoors during the colder months, that you can boil a kettle on or warm beans etc. Well lit with touch lighting throughout. The Shepherd is set to take full advantage of the amazing views over the Taw Valley, whilst nestling unobtrusively on the site.

The Retro (available from May to September) is a comfortable bedroom area with a small double bed (spacious single) and a sofa bed that opens up to make a small double bed (spacious single). With electric hook up for lights and heating, also is kitted out for making hot drinks and toast. With it's own toilet tent with compost toilet. The Retro enjoys like The Shepherd amazing views over the valley. The Retro adds a lovely space for a further two guests to enjoy the site.

All bedding, towels supplied for your stay along with a welcome pack with your basics plus some extras to give you a taste of Devon. Also complimentary box of lightings and wood provided for woodburner and large fire pit.

Outside to the back of The Shepherd, the paving for the paths to the toilet and shower is made from recycled tyres. A spacious wooden hut houses a compost toilet and sink made from recycled plastic, and a spacious wooden hut that houses the gas shower. Both have privacy glass and the shower has a half privacy glass window, so you can enjoy the beautiful views over the valley to Exmoor as you take a shower.

There is a large galvanised box beside the toilet that houses recycling bins, grill and wood for the fire pit etc, and can be used for muddy boots etc. This bin also makes a lovely bench as well to enjoy your morning coffee from and listen to the birds singing.

Outside to the front of The Shepherd there is a decking area that enjoys spectacular views over the valley. This area is furnished with a solar LED lit cantilever parasol to give shade on sunny days and light as the evening draws in. Around The Shepherd there are solar lights and they spring into life as dusk beckons, as if by magic.

We also provide outdoor furniture: a kissing bench, table and chairs along with large fire pit to enjoy evenings under the stars cooking and eating al fresco and enjoying each others company.

What this place offers

River view
Valley view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel crib

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Where you’ll be

High Bickington, England, United Kingdom

Knott’s Corner sits neatly on the side of the Taw Valley half way up Pound Lane just under a mile away from the village of High Bickington in a stunning spot overlooking the river Taw that was the setting for the book "Tarka the Otter" by Henry Williamson. Surrounded by the rolling Devonshire countryside wildlife is abundant here from the Magpies nesting in the trees above Knott's Corner to the Kites, Buzzards circling the valley, Red and Roe deer to the nocturnal stirrings of Owls and the occasional fox, badger or hedgehog crossing across the paddock.
High Bickington is served by a well stocked Community shop and cafe only a five minute drive away.
Knott's Corner sits half an hour from Exmoor and Dartmoor. With only half an hour drive to hit the beaches along the North Devon coastline. With many woodland areas to enjoy long walks close at hand with Upcott and Northcote Wood at Kingsford Hill, Slew Wood at Chittlehamholt only a ten minute drive away and a little further are the group of woods known as Eggesford Woods where at Heywood wood you can ascend the remains of Heywood Castle an early medieval motte and bailey castle. Also a stones throw from the well known Tarka trail ideal for walking and cyclists.

Hosted by Jane

  1. Joined in May 2021
  • 9 Reviews
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Hello I'm Jane and with my Husband and family human and canine enjoy life in North Devon. Love eating, drinking, walking and noticing the little things, appreciating what's around me. Along with trying not to take myself too seriously.

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Check-in: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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