Brackenhill Glamping

Cosily furnished, family-sized safari tents with hot tubs, dog-friendly and secluded amongst 1,5 acres of Devon nature that's close to both Dartmoor National Park and unspoilt South Hams beaches.
  • Sleeps: 5 or 6 per tent
  • Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per tent
  • Bathroom: 1 per tent
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights

Friendly and family-run, you’ll find Brackenhill Glamping nestled amongst 1.5 peaceful acres of an idyllic farm field in the ancient South Devon village of Ugborough.

Not only is Dartmoor National Park in easy reach, but you’ll also be surrounded by fresh green valley views, peppered with free-roaming chickens, and fun spots for the kids to create new adventures… including a willow den and a mud kitchen!

Better still, your accommodation couldn’t be lovelier. Simply choose from two cosily-furnished safari tents, Glow Worm and Slow Worm.  

As well as separate rooms and ‘proper’ beds, both tents boast self-contained kitchen and bathroom facilities that make them ideal for laid-back family escapes – four-legged family members included.

Sleeping up to five guests, Glow Worm is perfectly positioned to showcase the countryside, and is also handily close to the on-site honesty shop. Inside you’ll find two separate bedrooms: one home to a four-poster bed with fairy lights, the other bunks that the kids will love.

Slightly larger, and secluded amongst whispering mature trees, Slow Worm sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms: a kingsize, a twin, and a bunk room. Filled with home comforts, the large kitchen even comes with a dishwasher, making clearing up after holiday feasts ridiculously easy.

(You’ll find the dogs are well looked-after here, too – as well as a large bed, towel and bowls, there’ll also be a doggy welcome pack ready and waiting!)

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At a glance

  • Two furnished, family-sized safari tents with self-contained facilities and wood-fired hot tub, secluded in a 1.5-acre farm field in the ancient South Devon village of Ugborough, on the edge of Dartmoor.
  • Glow Worm sleeps 5 guests in 2 bedrooms, and the slightly larger Slow Worm 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. Additional cot beds are available.
  • Both tents are dog-friendly, with a bed and a towel, bowls, and a doggy welcome pack provided.
  • There is ample space for games and adventure, including a mud kitchen and a willow den for the kids. Both tents also feature a private firepit for cooking and marshmallow-toasting under the stars.
  • There is an honesty shop on site for provisions, and breakfast hampers can be ordered for your stay.
  • Dartmoor National Park is a stone’s throw away, with a selection of unspoilt beaches accessible within 30 minutes’ drive. There are two village pubs just five minutes’ walk away.

Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups

Facilities

Two furnished safari tents, Glow Worm (5 guests), and Slow Worm (6) guests.  Fully-equipped kitchen (dishwasher in Slow Worm) with essentials provided, wood-burning stove, electric lights and power points, open plan living and dining room, selection of games, bathroom with flushing WC, sink, and shower.  Bedrooms: kingsize four-poster and bunk room in Glow Worm, kingsize, twin and bunk room in Slow Worm.  Linen and towels provided.  Decking area with table and chairs, firepit, barbecue with tools.  Provided: torch and LED lanterns, hot water bottles and blankets, local OS maps.  On-site honesty shop. Both tents come with a two-person wood-fired hot tub.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, beaches, watersports, swimming, zoos, historic sites, country pubs, markets.

More information

Whichever tent you’ve chosen, there’ll be plenty of wide-open space to make fun memories in, as well as your own firepit for barbecuing, storytelling, stargazing, and marshmallow-toasting, and each comes with its very own wood-fired two person hot tub, the ideal place to soak the day’s acitivities away and make you feel instantly relaxed.

If you’ve decided to treat yourselves to a delicious breakfast hamper, you can get your day off to a sizzling start with sausages, eggs and bacon, beans, mushrooms, and plenty of hot, buttered toast. Don’t worry about calories – you’re going to need the energy if you’re planning on exploring the local area!

Along with Dartmoor National Park, there’s a plethora of beautiful beaches to roam within a half-hour drive, including Mothecombe and Bigbury.

You could also plan a trip to Dartmoor Zoo – that of the Hollywood movie ‘We Bought A Zoo’ – and a charity dedicated to wildlife conservation. Home to an array of cared-for animals, including the largest variety of big cats in the region, there’s plenty of scope for making new friends.

But if all that sounds like too much, a five-minute walk will lead you into the village, where you’ll find welcoming, dog-friendly pubs.

Things to note

Glamping season runs from April to the end of October. Check-in/out days are Monday and Friday. There is a small additional charge if bringing a dog (Max. 2 per tent). A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

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What the guests of Brackenhill Glamping say

“This was an excellent break for a family with young children. The tent was spacious and very clean, we enjoyed the outdoor seating area in particular. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to camp but who enjoys home comforts too!”

“Everything you need and more. I would happily live here and I already have a nice home.Met the owners on the first day and was made to feel welcome.  However, did not see them after that. This is not a bad thing. The reason we did not see them is because every single little thing was thought of and worked perfectly. So we didnt actually need them although we always knew they were close by to give support if it was needed. This place is amazing….. No other words are needed.”

“The Safari Tent and all of the amenities were fantastic. From booking through to the end of our stay communication was great and the team were attentive and not overbearing. We had our dog and children with us and everyone was catered for to ensure that the stay was as smooth as possible, the dogs bed and treat was a lovely touch. The tent was spacious and comfortable even with our friends who were in Glow worm joining us for the evening. A great spot for visiting the local areas too. We’ll be back again.”

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