- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
An experience akin to paradise in nature, you’ll discover Sleepy Owl Devon set amongst 20 beautiful acres of countryside that form part of the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Reserve.
Since the peaceful site is also located on the border of the Devon and Cornwall coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice of places to visit and activities to indulge in. Yet with three sumptuous, couples as well as family and dog-friendly retreats to choose from, actually making the decision to leave could prove more difficult than you realised!
Take Hideout Treehouse, for example. Described by The Times as “tailor-made for parents seeking romance”, this expertly hand-crafted hideaway is bursting with gorgeous grown-up luxury, yet there’s plenty to enthral the kids (and dogs) too.
For starters, this is the first-ever treehouse to feature a movable copper bathtub! Easily positioned indoors or out on the scenic woodland terrace, you get to decide exactly where you’ll enjoy that well-deserved bubble-soak with an outdoor shower. There’s a wood-fired hot tub to help you savour the emerging stars later on, too… oh, and a double hammock for lazy afternoon naps.
Though you’ll have a bespoke kitchen inside (complete with a bottle of bubbles and a treat to welcome you) you can also indulge in supreme al fresco dining with help from your sizzling barbecue or wood-fired pizza oven – perfect for slap-up family-sized suppers! Turn the mood lighting on, open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy romantic evenings cuddled up by the fire.
What next? Enjoy a fun-filled movie night, snuggled up all together in front of your living room’s pull-down cinema screen and projector, or linger outside awhile and tell stories around the fire. There’s a wide range of pre-bookable ‘extras’ available to help make your stay extra-extra-special, from massages and a private chef, birthday, anniversaries and honeymoon packages to popcorn and marshmallow toasting-kits to boost your evenings’ entertainment.
When it’s finally time to turn in, there’ll be a magnificently-dressed superking bed ready and waiting for you, while the kids will have their own playful bunk room. Oh, and the dogs won’t be left out of the luxury – with their own beds, treats, towels and blankets gainfully on hand (up to two dogs are welcome at an extra charge).Keep reading
At a glance
- A handcrafted, dog-friendly hideaway for two adults and two children, rich in luxury and set within 20 beautiful acres of countryside on the border of the Devon and Cornwall coast.
- Also on site are Nest Treehouse and Cosy Cowshed.
- There is beautifully designed master bedroom and a separate children’s bunk room, along with a handmade kitchen, spacious living room and a shower room.
- Outside awaits a scenic terrace with a double hammock, a wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue, and a wood-fired hot tub. Oh, and the copper bathtub is movable, so you can choose whether to enjoy an in-or-outdoor soak! You can also try the outdoor kettle shower, perfect whilst listening to the birding signing
- Curl up with an evening movie – shown on your very own cinema-projector. Popcorn, along with a wide range of other treats and services, can be pre-ordered for your stay. Rotating TV which can be enjoyed from your own bed or super comfy sofa
- You will have all 20 acres of the site to explore, peppered with woodland and wildflower-strewn paths and stream. The local village is a 10-minute walk away, with pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Renowned beaches, including Sandymouth and Westward Ho!, are all within 15 miles of the site.
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Hot Tubs
- Seaside Breaks
Log-burning stove, underfloor heating, colour-mood LED lighting, pull-down cinema screen and projector, selection of games, books and magazines for adults and children, telescope and binoculars, well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, Nespresso machine with pods, fresh coffee, selection of condiments, all cutlery, plates and bowls including children’s, welcome bubbles and treat, picnic bag packs, dining table and chairs, master superking bedroom with luxury bedding, movable copper bathtub, children’s bunk room, shower room with complimentary toiletries, towels, slippers and robes. Terrace with seating, double hammock, barbecue, wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired hot tub. Dedicated private parking.
Walking, cycling, nature-watching, riverside picnics, beaches, swimming, watersports, shops, pubs, restaurants, historic sites.
Wake up to a Nespresso coffee on the birdsong-soundtracked terrace, followed by a freshen-up in your opulent walk-in shower; complete with soft LED lighting, complimentary toiletries, and fluffy towels, slippers and robes… bliss!
What you do next could take a little time to decide. Will you wander the woodland and wildflower-steeped paths on-site, perhaps? You’ll even find picnic bag packs handily provided for an idyllic lunch by the river, if the mood should strike. Will you take the coast path to Harland Quay, or embark on a shorter 10-minute stroll to the g village, where you can enjoy delicious lunch or dinner?
Will you visit the local beaches – which include Sandymouth, Instow, Westward Ho! and Summerleaze – all within a 15-mile radius and perfect for swimming, watersports, and lazing on the sand?
Or will you simply stay put in your luxurious, new-found home-from-home? Rather wonderfully, the choice is all yours.
Things to note
Check in at 4:30pm, check out by 10am. If you are bringing a baby or very young children, a highchair, cot, potty, children’s toilet seat, baby bath, bath mat, and booster chair cushion can all be provided on request. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at an extra charge per dog, which includes water bowls, treats, towels, toys, blankets, beds, emergency poo bags, a first-aid kit and shampoo. There are dedicated doggy showers with hot-and-cold water, and light-up dog collars for late-night toilet trips!
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What the guests of Hideout Treehouse say
“Simply Phenomenal. You can’t fail to relax in this impeccably designed treehouse, set in such a stunning natural surroundings. We have never stayed anywhere better and hate to leave. We will just have to come back.”
“Wow, we are truly blown away by this magical place. Everything about our stay was perfect. The best holiday we have ever had.”
“The most magical paradise we have ever stayed in. The luxury and opulence of the treehouse was outstanding. The attention to detail is exquisite.”