Wild Camping at Satori's Off-Grid Healing Retreat

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  1. 6 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Satori, 22-acres of enchanting woodlands and ancient meadows nestled on the Blackdown Hills in Devon/Somerset - an off-grid sanctuary for individuals, families, exclusive hire, small groups or specialist groups such as scouts or schools. All those wanting the opportunity to reconnect with the grounding elements of nature, be it for a day or longer. You'll find a tiny stream, waterfall and river, enjoy the wonderful night skies, fauna, beautiful mosses and wild flowers.

The space
Ok....just before I carry on describing Satori - for some reason Airbnb says that as a campsite, you'll have the whole place to yourself - this ISN'T true - sorry!!! But nonetheless, it is very magical here, and with plenty of space and a maximum of 12-guests at any one time, it may feel like you have the place to yourself!!! So to be clear...there are 6 camping possibilities: that might be 1 tent sleeping 6, 6 individual tents, or 3 tents with 2 guests in each etc. You need to provide your own tent, bedding and all your gear - don't forget a torch as we have no lights. The entrance is used by everyone. And unless you hire Satori exclusively (which is possible, please get in touch), as well as any campers, there may also be guests staying in our yurt and/or the little hut...

That hopefully clarified!...Satori is a Somerset County Wildlife Site, set on the side of a gently south-west sloping valley that levels out in the private wild flower glade and woodlands, where you can camp. A certain level of fitness and agility is required as there is no vehicle access to your pitch; parking is near the main entrance, where you'll find wheelbarrows available if needed to help move your gear.

Facilities are simple, off-grid and 'wild'. We don't mow areas specifically for you.

You'll find a compost toilet for all no.2's and mindful wild peeing is encouraged, in different places please. Tapped spring water is available for washing-up in our dedicated sink area, where there is a stand-alone tap offering Satori's very own filtered spring water for drinking. There's also our quirky wood-fuelled shower and an honesty box where we ask guests to leave donations towards any wood used. Seasoned/dry firewood is available to purchase at a suggested minimum donation of £7/sack for kindling and £10/sack for logs.

We are advocates of wildlife so please no loud parties and only tents that blend with the environment (i.e. greens, greys etc...). The site is suitable for tents, hammocks and bashers. You are welcome to use one of our designated fire-pits or create your own...please cover your own pit over when you leave.

Our philosophy: Even your footprints should be hard to find

Any vegetable waste (not tea-bag paper unless you know it's definitely plastic free) you can leave on one of our compost bins up near the main barn at the top of the hill. But, there are no other bins, so please take all other rubbish home with you. We've chosen not to offer bins to help highlight the amount of waste we all create - please support us and the environment by consuming less and reducing plastic :-)

And, why not add some basket weaving and reflexology to your stay, or during March and July some sensory-based wild food foraging....get in touch if you're interested :-)

What this place offers

Valley view
Free parking on premises
Fire pit
Smoking allowed
Long term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

Churchstanton, England, United Kingdom

The Blackdown Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (BHAONB). Most of the land here has been held in the same family for many generations. Because of the many natural springs and wooded valleys that are found here, the land has escaped intensive farming so retains a touch of Old England, supporting a diverse array of flora and fauna, some of it quite rare.

The BHAONB regularly put on interesting walks and talks to help rediscover the landscape, rural skills etc...

Our small and local village of Churchingford is within walking distance from Satori (approx. 1.9 miles away). This is home to The York, a good English country pub (pre-booking essential at weekends), a post office and well-stocked community shop.

Hemyock, the largest village on the Blackdown Hills, is 4-miles away - you'll find a post office and a Spar shop (open quite late). And, on a Friday night Exe-Valley Pizzas rock up in their mobile van and sell the most delicious wood-fired pizzas!

There are many small communities nearby with enthusiastic villagers who create activities for those that live here and visit, such as film showings, farmers' markets and tabletop sales....there are historic interests such as Hembury Hill Fort, Blackbury Camp and the Wellington Monument; and the ocean, with its striking Jurassic Coast, or Beer Caves - all not far if you have a car.

The ancient and historic city of Exeter is about 40-mins by car, with all medley of things to do there such as the Underground Passages tour (you need to book) which takes you through a network of ancient tunnels, some only chest height, where they used to channel water under the city!

There is loads to do!

Hosted by Emma

  1. Joined in October 2019
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I've always loved nature. But it took two significant events in my life to truly appreciate its power.

In 2002 I lost my father and in 2007, I was affected by cancer.

Although heartbreaking, these experiences helped illuminate nature as the root of all healing – motivating me to follow my heart and start this retreat.

I bring a rich career in reflexology where I’ve helped people find greater meaning in their life; and since 2015 I’ve been studying basket making with the English master craftsman, Ivor Hancock.

I have also undertaken extensive self-development studies in techniques such as shamanism, Focusing, and Pesso Boyden Therapy (PBSP).

I've completed a year-long apprenticeship with Sensory Solutions, run by two very passionate herbalists, progressing on to a one-year wild food teacher training course.

Inspired by my cancer journey and while studying for my philosophy degree, I personally discovered the power of creative writing for wellbeing.

But ultimately, I know it’s not my credentials that form a connection.

It’s my care for people, my warm spirit and my love of the Earth.
I've always loved nature. But it took two significant events in my life to truly appreciate its power.

In 2002 I lost my father and in 2007, I was affected by cancer…

During your stay

You are welcome to check yourself in. We'll send you a map of the land and a contact phone number once you book...if you need me I can be available, with enough notice....any concerns or questions please just ask.

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House rules

Check-in: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

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