Anyone thinking of going hot tub glamping in Devon will be spoiled for choice. With nine Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or National Parks, the county is awash with glampsites and hidden corners where couples, groups and families can escape from it all. Devon offers much more choice, from cottages to lodges.
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Annan, South West Scotlandn / Sleeps 2
Book from £56 Per Night - Overlooking the Taw Valley, drop your car off and get picked up in a private buggy where you will get whisked off to your pod for a memorable stay.View property
High Bickington, Devon / Sleeps 2
Book from £56 Per Night - Explore the vast coastline within a half hour drive or stroll to the quaint villages of High Bickington or Umberleigh with local pubs and shops.View property
High Bickington, Devon / Sleeps 2
Book from £58 Per Night - Situated in North Devon, the market town of South Molton is a short 10 minute drive and the coast is a 30 minute drive.View property
As the largest county in the West Country, Devon really is a major player in the area's tourist economy. Glamping is just the latest version of getting away from it all. Bounded to the north by the Bristol Channel, and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel, Devon has plenty of coastline as well as countryside.
Dartmoor National Park dominates the south west of the county, for many reasons. As well as having untouched natural beauty and its own wild ponies, the Moor attracts fans of Sherlock Holmes and other fictional characters. Below Dartmoor on the south coast are the major attractions of Plymouth, Salcombe and Torquay. The other National Parks and AONBs are situated at the coasts, and Devon's borders with Cornwall and Somerset. The island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel is part of Devon, and is itself a renowned bird sanctuary. Glampsites boasting treehouses and safari tents are located throughout the county, and available most of the year.
People have been visiting Devon for the good of their health for many decades. Coastal resorts such as Budleigh Salterton were promoted as health retreats in the Victorian era. It was thought that the fresh, sea air, peace and quiet, and the beauty of nature, were good for people's physical and mental health; especially those from the big cities. All of this is still true, but since Victorian times, people have found ways to explore much more of what Devon has to offer.
From Salcombe in the far south of the county, the Devon coast takes a sharp turn north, then easterly after the seaside town of Exmouth. Located to the east of Dartmoor National Park, there are several national beauty spots in the south east, with plenty of glamping opportunities there to appreciate them. The River Exe in many ways separates east and west Devon, and the place names echo this importance. Exmoor National Park is to the north of the county, while its capital city, Exeter, is situated much further south. This historic city sits at the top of the Exe estuary, at whose mouth, not surprisingly, is Exmouth.
To the east of the estuary is the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which hugs the coastline up to the border with Dorset, at Lyme Regis. There are many bespoke glampsites in this area, some situated much further from the coast than others. The main coastal route in this part of Devon is the A3052, which leads to Lyme Regis. Glampsites near this road are sometimes aimed more at the motorist more than the actual glamper, such as the Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park. Further west along the A3052, and more inland, is the glampsite of Hunger Hill Yurts.
Further west still, and further from the coast is the Crealy Meadows campsite, which specializes in wooden glamping lodges. Further to the north of the A3052 is the A30, which is the main road through Devon and Cornwall. In between these two A roads are many minor routes, connecting the many farms in the area. Two of these, Knightstone Farm and Bovey's Down Farm, have their own tailor made glampsites.
The north coast of the county also has its National Park and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On a stretch of coastline starting from Barnstaple, then heading north and east, are the North Devon AONB and the North Devon Heritage Coast. This is a large swathe of land which ends just before the coastal resort of Ilfracombe. To the east of Ilfracombe lies the edge of Exmoor National Park.
There are many glampsites and holiday parks in this area, with caravan sites especially set up near the sea. Owl Valley Glamping and Treyhill Farm are two notable sites to the south of Barnstaple, with spectacular views out into the Bristol Channel. Further inland to the south east, on the A377, are the Bales Ash Campsite and Welcome Meadow.
On the Heritage Coast, there are a whole host of campsites and glampsites stretching out above the cliffs, coves and beaches. These reach the famous coastal town of Combe Martin, and then follow the edge of the National Park inland. Longlands Luxury Glamping and Westland Farm sit either side of the A39, and the Devon Banks Caravan and Camping Park is located deep in the Devon countryside, just outside of the National Park boundary.
Most of the glamping opportunities around Dartmoor are literally that; around the Moor, rather than actually on it. The two A roads in the area skirt the Moor, to the north, west and southeast, but neither penetrates its heart. The largest town near Dartmoor is Okehampton, which sits at its north west corner. To the east of Okehampton is the Woodland Springs Touring Park, which is on the far northern edge of the National Park. To the west, and beyond the Park's boundary, is the Devon Yurt Holiday site, for those with a Mongolian bent.
Within the Moor itself, in its western reaches, are the Langstone Manor Holiday Park, and Leewood Glamping. These are within a short drive of the town of Tavistock, which might give extra peace of mind. Pride of place for Dartmoor glampsites should probably go to Dartmoor Yurt Holidays, however. This site is right in the heart of the Moor itself, in between Believer and Ashburton. The B roads in the area negotiate their way around the River Dart, which criss crosses the Moor at this point. Yurts are set up around water features, which gives another perspective to the famed bleakness of Dartmoor.
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