A charmingly converted shipping container, set in a private meadow with panoramic views of rolling East Devon countryside.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2)
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Looking for a tranquil rural setting to relax and reconnect in?  Then you’ll find Huxham Hideaway, a pet-friendly studio space for up to four people, in an idyllic ten-acre meadow just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Friendly owner Callum designed and converted the former shipping container himself, with a little help from friends and family.  The result is a private and beautifully scenic home-from-home, filled with thoughtful touches and little luxuries that will make you feel welcome as soon as you step inside.

Callum and his family are on hand to show you around and answer any questions throughout your stay.  With a fully insured doggy day care centre on their farm site, they can even help take care of your four-legged friend while you explore the area!

Discover a cosy lounge at the centre of your cabin, equipped with a squishy sofa bed and a crackling woodburner.  You’ll find plenty of bespoke furnishings here too, including a handcrafted reading chair (what better excuse to pack that book you’ve never quite got around to opening yet?) and thoughtful additions that include books, games and a Bluetooth speaker.  

Wander along to the well-equipped kitchen, topped with granite work surfaces and featuring a Nespresso machine for morning coffee and evening hot chocolate.  Feast on those endless rolling countryside views as you sit outside at the hand-crafted oak table, or inside at the breakfast bar, on comfy stools made from antique pine.

You’ll find the kingsize, linen-dressed bed on a raised platform, perfect for waking up to views of the distant hills.  The light-filled bathroom, its floor paved with gleaming pennies, is home to a refreshing power shower, complimentary toiletries and plenty of fluffy towels.  You’ll also find robes and slippers provided, for that extra touch of indulgence!

Everything has been set up for you to enjoy long, lazy sunny afternoons outside, including a gas barbecue for sizzling suppers, a hammock for reading amongst birdsong, and an outdoor sofa and subtle mood lighting, for you to enjoy the first stars in the evening sky (after-dinner tipple optional!)

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At a glance

  • Lovingly bespoke-converted shipping container, transformed into a spacious and sociable living space for up to four people. Located in a ten-acre private meadow in Poltimore, Devon.
  • The owners are happy to arrange pick-ups from Exeter airport, train or bus station.
  • Well-behaved dogs are accepted, and must be kept on a lead outside. There is a doggy day care centre and pets living on the farm site.
  • Toiletries, robes and slippers, and firewood is provided. Luxury food and drink hampers are available to purchase by request.
  • Close to a wealth of walks, cycling trails and famed local attractions, including award-winning beaches, Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, and the Jurassic Coast.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Sleeps 2, plus an extra 2 guests on sofa bed. King size double bedroom, sofa bed, bedding & towels provided, shower room, basin, toilet, open-plan living-room, wood burner, logs provided, kitchen, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge, dining area, books, games, TV, WiFi, outdoor deck & furniture, Bluetooth speaker, gas BBQ, parking.

Local activities

Museums, cathedrals, blue flag beaches, wildlife reserve, canoeing, coastal walks, sailing, fishing, golf, cycling, horse riding.

More information

It’ll be incredibly tempting to stay put, yet with the unique delights of East Devon all in such easy reach, you won’t have to travel too far to explore.  To help you get started, Callum has supplied a detailed pack full of local information, including exclusive offers to try out…surely it would be rude not to?  

Meanwhile, take a long walk, hire a folding bike and whizz through the Exe estuary, or pack a picnic and head to Dartmoor or Exmoor National Parks.  Award-winning beaches are achingly close by, and you can reach the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, within an easy half-hour drive.

As if all that wasn’t enough, you’ve got the option to return from your hectic day out to a carefully curated local food and drink hamper – or a tasty breakfast hamper to treat yourselves on the following morning – with ingredients produced within an eight-mile radius.

With so much welcoming care, attention to detail, breathtaking attractions and rolling rural scenery on offer here, we’re willing to bet that your first relaxing stay at Huxham Hideaway won’t be your last.

Things to note

Dogs are welcomed but must have current vaccinations due to a dog day care centre being based on the grounds. No smoking permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Poltimore, Devon

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