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A quirky and luxurious Devon escape for two, in the form of a lovingly converted horse truck with magnificent views towards Exmoor.

Set in a privately secluded hamlet in North Devon's Sterridge Valley, The Lazy Mare is an idyllic rural escape for two, tucked away by a barn in its very own gated, landscaped garden.

The charmingly converted horse truck also makes an ideal base if you're in the mood to explore the naturally stunning local area, with a plethora of beaches, coastal walks, invigorating cycling routes, and pretty villages all within easy reach...

...that is, if you can just tear yourselves away!

Before you've even stepped inside, outside awaits some truly spectacular scenery, with views that lead your gaze towards Exmoor, and across the shimmering Bristol Channel towards Wales. Greet the sunrises over morning coffee on your balcony, or enjoy a supper at sunset in your gorgeous private garden.

You'll enter your lovingly crafted, cheerfully decorated haven via the balcony, through double glass doors that you can fling open to bring the outside, inside.

Here you'll find comfy armchairs to relax in, along with plenty of games, books, magazines, and a Bluetooth radio to help keep you entertained. Meanwhile, soft woollen throws and a log burner (complete with logs and kindling) promise to warm your evenings beautifully.

There's a well-equipped kitchenette to help you whip up holiday feasts, with a gas oven and hob, and a small fridge freezer. Right at the end of the truck, your snug-style bedroom is furnished with a luxurious kingsize bed that was made for long, heavenly lie-ins!

You'll find a small-yet-perfectly-formed ensuite to freshen up in, with a piping hot water shower and a sink. Eliminating those nasty long midnight dashes in the dark (this is glamping, after all!) just 20 footsteps will lead you to your private loo in the main barn.

Better still, there's an array of optional ‘extras' on offer, if you decide you'd like to be pampered during your stay...and why wouldn't you? So, you could opt to have a delicious, home-prepared evening meal or graze board awaiting your arrival, or wake up to a tempting selection of breakfast ingredients and fresh juices - or how about an open-air film night by the firepit (naturally, with giant beanbags, popcorn and nachos included!)

Of course, if you prefer getting out and exploring instead, you can do so in the cosy knowledge that when you come back, simple evening relaxation is covered.  

Just light the firepit in your soft-lit garden, and toast a few marshmallows as you reconnect with the one you love under the emerging stars.

Things to note

Additional glamping accommodation for 2 adults can be booked in a skylit bell tent with yoga & massage available.

Tried and tested

"We had a wonderful holiday here. We love this area and the accommodation was just perfect - peaceful yet easy to travel to beaches etc."

"We had an incredible stay, the garden and views are simply spectacular. The area is the perfect choice, so much to see and do. Wish we could have stayed a lot longer!"

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The basics

Region: Ilfracombe, Devon
Cost (from): £60 per night
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1454

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Converted horse truck, sleeps 2 guests.  Access via steps and balcony with double doors, leads into open-plan living space with armchairs, woollen throws, log burner with logs and kindling, electric heating, board games, magazines, books, Bluetooth radio.  Kitchenette with gas oven/hob, small fridge with freezer compartment, tea and coffee, kitchen essentials.  Bedroom with kingsize bed and luxury bedding, ensuite shower room with sink.  Access to private WC in main barn.  Exterior: private furnished garden with lighting, barbecue, firepit, giant bean bags (summer months).

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, woodland picnics, nature watching, yoga, beaches, surfing, watersports, villages.

At a glance

  • A luxurious converted horse truck for two, set in its own landscaped garden in North Devon's Sterridge Valley.
  • The self-contained retreat is tucked away by a barn, with a well-equipped kitchenette, a small shower ensuite, and a private toilet in the main barn, just 20 steps away.
  • Optional ‘extras' include an evening meal/sharing board on arrival, breakfast items or an open-air film night by the firepit.
  • There is plenty to see and do in the local area, with some of Devon's finest beaches (including Woolacombe, Saunton, and Croyde) all accessible under half an hour.

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