Brownscombe Luxury Glamping

Hidden in the heart of Devon's South Hams, Brownscombe Luxury Glamping offers the perfect escape, with the most luxurious cabin you've ever seen, superb safari tents and a unique Tabernacle.
  • Sleeps: Varies
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Brownscombe Luxury Glamping is found on a family farm in the village of Compton, just a 15-minute drive inland from popular Torbay, close to Totnes. Surrounded by lush pastures, this countryside idyll is the perfect setting to unwind, relax and rejuvenate in a choice of three truly sensational glamping hideaways.

A wonderfully indulgent couple’s retreat or a perfectly enchanting family holiday, the Cabin showcases the undoubtedly glamorous side of glamping. Set in its own private location beside a barley field with endless valley views, you’ll feel like the world’s your very own in this secret hideaway.

The attention to detail is exceptional, with no luxury overlooked. From the Egyptian cotton linen to the immaculate décor, you’ll be thoroughly spoiled at every turn. The romantic Master bedroom offers sensational views from your pillow, while kids will adore the pair of ingenious bunk beds in the living area – complete with porthole windows.

A further surprise waits behind a sliding door – a magnificent bathroom with a luxurious free-standing copper bath. Big enough for two, relax among bubbles to see the horizon come into view through the low-level picture window. Or, for a truly natural experience, open out the bathroom wall and bathe in the open air!

For larger groups searching for an experience under canvas (without leaving the luxuries behind), four safari tents – Bovey, Dart,Tamar and Yealm – are waiting in a two-acre, buttercup-filled field. Sleeping six apiece, each features two bedrooms (a king and a twin) as well as a charming cabin- bed hidden away in the spacious living area. With a fully fitted kitchen area (including a fridge and induction hob) and luxurious shower room, these tents break all preconceptions of camping – you can even recharge your phone as there are electric sockets next to the bed!

Outside, a huge deck, complete with Adirondack chairs, is the perfect place to relax back with a book, enjoy your favourite tipple or simply snooze in the warm Devon sunshine. And if you stay in Bovey, Tamar or Yealm, you can even arrange for a wood-fired hot tub to be set up outside your tent throughout your stay. You can also guarantee perfect privacy with 30 metres between each tent – but you’re still close enough to meet the neighbours if you wish!

Finally, the Tabernacle offers a cute and cosy corrugated sanctuary for two. Built from salvaged materials and based on the ‘tin tabernacles’ used by Methodist preachers in days gone by, you’ll be swept away by its charming design – including stained glass windows and a little bell tower on top.

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At a glance

  • Exceptional luxury glamping on family farm in Compton, Devon
  • Choose from:
    • The Cabin – sleeps 2 + 2 (double bed and bunk beds)
    • Safari Tents – sleep 6 (1 king, 1 twin, 1 cabin bed)
    • The Tabernacle – sleeps 2 (double bed)
  • All feature fitted kitchens and en-suite bathrooms
  • Outdoor hot tubs with 3 safari tents and the Tabernacle
  • Also on site is Brownscombe Roundhouse, a couples or family roundhouse retreat with wood-fired hot tub
  • Private locations and stunning views for total relaxation
  • Onsite Larder honesty shop; order delicious meals and hampers
  • Free Wi-Fi in the Lodge; hire for delicious evening dining
  • Explore countryside and coast on your doorstep
  • Within 10 miles of Dartmoor, Totnes and the beaches of Torbay


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


Cabin sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, 2 bunk beds, private ensuite bathroom, copper bath tub, fully equipped kitchen, induction hob, fridge, wood burning stove, heated towel rail, USB sockets, briquettes, outside seating, fire pit barbecue, outside dining area.

Safari Tents sleep 6 plus a cot, double bedroom, twin bedroom, ensuite bathroom, shower,  kitchen, hob, fridge, hot water, wood burning stove, firewood provided, electric sockets, wood-fired hot tubs (in two tents), timber deck, seating, picnic table & bench, fire pit barbecue.

Tabernacle sleeps 2, double bed, ensuite bathroom, hot shower, wood burning stove, fire wood provided, outdoor seating, fire pit barbecue, wood-fired hot tub.

Local activities

Onsite:  Animals, games room, football, cricket, rounders, frisby, go karting, scooter, bikes, wildlife.

Offsite: Blue flag beaches, mountain biking, nature reserves, yachting, hiking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, cooking classes, golf.

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Vintage furniture, a rocking chair beside the stove and designer woodland wallpaper (complete with woodpeckers and squirrels!) create a whimsical haven from the world. Sleep peacefully in the sumptuous king size bed topped with the highest quality linen, while further relaxation waits outside in your private wood-fired hot tub – perfect for stargazing.

The indulgence doesn’t stop there. The Brownscombe Larder honesty shop stocks a range of scrumptious local produce, drinks, snacks and ice creams, as well as any camping essentials you might need. Even better, guests can order from a tantalising selection of incredible breakfast hampers, BBQ baskets and delicious homemade dinners – including Irish Stew, Sausage Pasta and Afrikaaner Beef Potjie.

The Lodge is open throughout the day for you to enjoy a warming cup of tea, coffee or chocolate while catching up with the world courtesy of the free Wi-Fi, and is also available for exclusive hire in the evening. Enjoy delicacies ranging from Raclette to Teppanyaki, cooked for you by your superb hosts – delicious!

New for 2018 is Brownscombe Barn with it’s own Pizza oven for the whole family to enjoy and eat together at the trestle tables – useful on rainy days!

Beyond Brownscombe, you’re ideally placed for exploring the stunning Devonshire countryside and coastline. Just a few miles away, the English Riviera promises miles of sandy beaches, blue seas and a wealth of things to see and do. Explore historic churches and stately homes (including Compton Castle on your doorstep), or simply make the most of the stunning countryside with long walks, cycles or horseback rides on nearby Dartmoor.

In short, if you’re searching for a holiday where luxury, indulgence and relaxation is guaranteed, you’ll find it at Brownscombe Luxury Glamping.

Things to note

Cot and highchair can be provided. Dogs are welcomed in two of the safari tents upon prior arrangement. No smoking permitted. Minimum booking 3 nights at weekends or 2 nights midweek off peak.

Where you'll be staying

Compton, Devon

What the guests of Brownscombe Luxury Glamping say

“Thank you so much for everything. My boyfriend planned this trip as a complete surprise for our anniversary, so I had no idea what to expect. I can honestly say he chose somewhere better than I could imagine. This place is truly magical and every second has been so special. The Tabernacle is so beautifully decorated and being out amongst the sheep is worlds apart from London life. I slept like a baby in the cosy bed. Hope to see you again.”

“THANK YOU KATE! We had the most wonderful time; 20 hens with all the space you could wish for to play, chill, laugh and bond. It was a really special weekend. For anyone planning a hen (or family holiday!) I cannot recommend Brownscombe highly enough – Kate was the perfect host and shared in our excitement, nothing was too much trouble, and her help was invaluable in pulling off our ideas to show the Bride to Be the perfect weekend. Thanks so much.”

“Another fabulous break supplied by the wonderful Kate. Such a great host and amazing accommodation. The attention to detail is superb. Some great ideas for luxury to take home. The meals are great and more than generous. My 14 year olds are already talking about next year and I feel would never tire of this lovely, relaxing place. Such a lovely setting.”

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