Glamping in Devon
Award-winning Valleyside Escapes in Devon is a hidden glamping gem, located in the village of Bickleigh, close to nature but ideally positioned to explore the county. We are set in an amazing valley in the heart of the countryside. It’s a chance to spend some precious time with family and friends. The scenery is beautiful, we have pubs, the river Exe, lots of space and all sorts of nature on our doorstep, including peacocks, sheep and herons!
OUR SAFARI TENTS
Situated in our top paddock overlooking the Exe valley we have three fully-equipped safari tents – Oak, Maple and Birch.
Each tent sleeps up to 6 and is furnished with:
- King and twin bedroom with all bedding
- A cabin bed with bedding accommodating two children or adults
- Space for hanging your clothes including hangers
- Throws and hot water bottles
- Lounge Area
- Kitchen containing hot running water, a small fridge-freezer and gas hob
- Cooking essentials – condiments, butter and olive oil
- Household essentials – foil, washing up liquid and cloths and tea towels
- A Welcome Pack containing milk, tea, coffee, bread and a few extra treats
- Dining area
- Wood Burning Stove
- Basket of logs and fire lighting equipment
- Bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
If you are staying with very young children we can also provide a travel cot, high chair and step for bathroom.
OUTSIDE there is a veranda to watch the sun set and a BBQ area for creating some culinary delights and for the traditional custom of marshmallow toasting. We also have a small honesty shop stocking essential items, snacks and breakfast goods.
PLAY AREA & SKITTLES COURT
We have a children’s play area on-site with a Mud kitchen, swing, slide, tree stumps and tyres to climb and balance on. Children can also take part in our complimentary nature trail. The adults are not forgotten either they can have some fun on the the skittles and boule court – but don’t get too competitive!
MEDITERRANEAN COURTYARD BAR
On Friday evenings our Mediterranean courtyard bar is open for drinks, it’s family-friendly with games and colouring for children.
EATING OUT AND SUPPLIES
We offer paella meal kits supplying all the ingredients and pan for you to create a delicious Spanish meal and we even do the washing up!
If you would prefer to have a night off cooking you can stroll across Bickleigh Bridge to the Fisherman’s Cot pub, less than a five minute walk. Bickleigh Mill is even closer and is a great spot for lunch or to enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea. There are numerous other pubs serving great food a short drive away too.
If you need to stock up on fresh, local supplies Exe Valley farm shop is just 7 minutes drive. The historic market town of Tiverton which has three supermarkets, a number of independent and high street shops and even a department store, is only 10 minutes away.
£395 for a 3 night break for up to 6 people
Open March to November
VALLEYSIDE ESCAPES HAVE BEEN AWARDED
2022-23 – Visit Devon Awards: Glamping Business of the Year – COMMENDED
2021 – Corporate Livewire South West England Prestige Awards: Glamping site of the Year (South West England – Devon) – WINNER
2021 – Lux Life Magazine: Glamping Destination of the year (Devon) – WINNER
2021 – Visit Devon Awards: Glamping Business of the Year – COMMENDED
2020 – SME News: Best in luxury glamping – WINNER
2019 – i-news Staycation Awards: Camping and Caravanning Holiday – FINALIST
2019 – South West Rural Business Awards: New Rural Business – RUNNER-UP
2019 – Visit Devon Awards: New Tourism Award – BRONZE