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Beaconside Cabins

England / Bideford, Devon
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Full description
A sumptuous collection of individually styled glamping havens, magically secluded amongst ancient fairytale woodland on a 25-acre North Devon estate.

Set amongst 25 tranquil acres of picture-perfect countryside, Beaconside is a magnificent country estate nestled on the edge of the historic town of Bideford.

Just five minutes from the sweeping North Devon coast, there's plenty of scope to explore far and wide... if you can tear yourselves away from the luxurious confines of the estate, that is!

Not only can you relax in outdoor hot tubs, or swim languorous lengths in heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, but your idyllic glamping accommodation will be second to none.

Nestled amongst the estate's private, ancient Annery woodlands - featured in the classic children's story Tarka the Otter, no less - are nine elegant, fully self-contained cabins.  

Each cabin has been carefully designed and individually styled, so there's one to suit every holiday taste, from Scandi to boutique.  Each one also boasts its own whimsical Tarka-inspired name that's sure to bring on a delighted grin... who wouldn't want to stay in a cabin named Pollywiggle, Old Nog, or Dimity?

Even the journey to your chosen cabin will feel soothingly magical, as you make your way along the sloping, festoon-lit pathways, under a canopy of whispering trees.

Once inside, you'll be greeted by a downy kingsize bed (there's also a sofa bed chair that can accommodate an extra guest if needed), with a sleek en-suite shower room for that morning freshen-up.

Prepare a tasty breakfast in the kitchen - gainfully equipped with a combi oven, two hot plates, and a fridge - and then enjoy the fruits of your culinary labour at the stylish bistro table, in or out of doors!

You'll need the fuel, because there's plenty for you to see and do in the local area, including the wide, golden sandy beach at Westward Ho! where you can sunbathe or surf to your hearts' content.

And don't worry if you forget to bring your bikes, as you can hire them to be delivered straight to your cabin.

But if all that sounds a little too energetic, you could always while away some time weaving in and out of the shops at Bideford, or visiting one of the many National Trust properties you'll discover nearby.

And of course, there's your private firepit to relax around later, after you've greeted that glorious sunset in the al fresco hot tub - a perfect way to end yet another perfect day!

Things to note

Minimum 3-night stay. Please note that access to the cabins is gained via sloping terrain, which is not suitable for wheelchairs.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Bideford, Devon
Cost (from): £160 per night
Sleeps: 2-3 per cabin
Bedrooms: Open plan (9 cabins)
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1866

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9 individually styled glamping cabins, each sleep 2-3 guests.  Access via sloping pathways.  Per cabin: kingsize bed, sofa bed chair, en-suite shower room, kitchen area with combi oven, 2 hot plates, fridge, bistro table and 2 chairs, outdoor firepit.

On-site facilities: heated indoor/outdoor swimming pools, outdoor hot tubs, games room, private fishing.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife watching, fishing, village shops, National Trust properties, gardens, swimming, beaches, watersports

At a glance

At a glance

  • Nine luxurious, individually styled glamping cabins, secluded amongst private ancient woodland on the 25-acre Beaconside Estate in North Devon.
  • The woodland featured in the enduring children's tale Tarka the Otter, and each cabin is whimsically named after an aspect of the story... such as Dimity and Old Nog!
  • Each self-contained cabin sleeps 2-3 guests in a kingsize bed and a sofa bed chair, with an en-suite shower room and a well-equipped kitchen area.
  • There is a range of additional accommodation on the estate, sleeping up to 75 guests in total.
  • Guests are free to use the facilities on the estate, which include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, al fresco hot tubs, and private fishing.
  • There is plenty to see and do in the local area, including the beach at Westward Ho!, shopping in Bideford and Instow, and several National Trust properties and gardens.

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