A romantic and restorative eco-retreat, lovingly hand-crafted and nestled on a shimmering Devon farm lake, with an on-site vineyard and a hammock suspended over the water for ultimate luxury.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

In need of a detox from hectic everyday life? Spirit your loved one away for a well-deserved break at Lilypod, a hand-crafted Devon sanctuary that floats on a tranquil lake at Alder Farm.

Surrounded by mature whispering trees and soothing scenes of flowing water, you’ll feel blissfully ready to relax and reconnect – with nature and each-other – in no time at all.

The elegant pod itself has been beautifully created from Devonian timbers, and is powered by the sun for an eco-friendly, off-grid experience that perfectly showcases the power and beauty of the natural world.

And although you’ll find a vineyard and a restaurant on-site, the peaceful farm itself is illuminated only by gentle starlight once night falls, priming your senses for a restful and restorative slumber.

Better still, you’ll find Lilypod rich in everything that makes a luxury escape so magical, from convenient facilities to ultra-cosy comforts. Bean bags, books, and boardgames are on hand for fun entertainment, and along with a soft-glowing wood-burner, hand-made hanging glass bulbs and accent lighting will cast a soft, warm haze over your evenings.

Simply open a bottle of Alder wine, wrap yourselves up in butter-soft blankets, and get lost in conversation for a wonderful while… though on balmy summer nights, why not relax around the firepit, perhaps after a sizzling barbecue supper? With both gently elevated over the lake, you’ll be treated to the most incredible sunset views.

When you’re finally talked out, make your escape to the kingsize bed; hand-made from oak and cedar, and dressed in sumptuous bamboo linen.

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At a glance

  • A lovingly hand-crafted, off-grid Devon eco-pod, dreamily elevated over a tranquil lake at Alder Farm, nestled on the edge of Dartmoor.
  • The pod sleeps 2 guests in a hand-made kingsize bed – an ideal romantic break for lovers of luxury!
  • Self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchen, and a bespoke walk-in shower with super-soft towels. 
  • There is a vineyard and restaurant on-site, and the owners have created a digital welcome pack filled with information about local sightseeing and activities. 


  • Adults Only
  • Off-Grid


Hand-crafted floating eco-pod, sleeps 2 guests. Wood-burner, blankets, beanbags, selection of books and boardgames, accent lighting, hand-made hanging glass bulbs, kitchen area with dual ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, Le Creuset stovetop kettle. Hand-made oak and cedar kingsize bed with bamboo linen, bespoke walk-in shower with gas boiler, towels, waterless composting toilet. Front deck with table and chairs, barbecue and firepit, suspended hammock. Dedicated on-site parking. Vineyard and restaurant on site.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, nature-watching, stargazing, wild swimming, horse riding, farm shops, country pubs, beaches, shopping, historic sites.

More information

Devour a long, languorous breakfast, personally whipped up in Lilypod’s well-equipped kitchen. Then, freshen up in the bespoke walk-in shower – with its indulgent stock of super-soft bath sheets – and you’ll be ready to face the day!

What to do with it is completely up to you. Maybe you won’t feel like planning anything in particular… aside from brewing a fresh pot of coffee and grabbing a book to enjoy out on the pod’s sun-trap front deck. Oh, and not forgetting the hammock, which you’ll find dreamily elevated over the glistening water, for the ultimate ‘lazy afternoon’ treat.

If you feel like exploring, the friendly owners have crammed their handy digital welcome pack with information on the best sights to see and places to go; whether that’s horse riding in Dartmoor National Park, indulging in wild swimming, visiting the golden beaches of Devon and Cornwall, or kicking back in a historic village pub.

Of course, you’ve always got the option of taking a tour of Alder Farm’s on-site vineyard, or holing yourselves up in the restaurant with an indulgent winemaker’s platter-for-two, without a single care in the world.

Things to note

2 to 4-night stays available. The retreat is designed for two adults only. Pets are not permitted. Please note there is no TV, Wi-Fi or phone signal at the pod – this is a true digital detox!

Where you'll be staying

Lewdown, Devon

What the guests of Lilypod say

“Wow – what an amazing stay!! We stayed here after our wedding and it was absolutely beautiful. It is so peaceful and calm outside and we did some beautiful walks round the vineyard. In the mornings we walked up to the cafe and had a delicious breakfast and coffee. Before you arrive you get sent a very helpful manual which was great for us as we had never stayed anywhere ‘off grid’ before. Everything was easy to understand and the manual had great detailed instructions. The place was even more beautiful than the photos and so cosy – we stayed at the end of November so we got to enjoy the fire and hear the rain outside. If your arriving by car there is Waitrose about a 5 min drive away and lots of nearby places to drive to and explore. Would 100% recommend this stay if you are looking to rest and re-charge.”

“This is a wonderful place to spend a couple of days or more away from the city, enjoy the magical views, the warmth of the fire in the fireplace, peace and quiet. Kyle is very hospitable and friendly, met us, helped us get to this place and showed us around. The pod has everything you need for a comfortable stay, everything is tastefully decorated and made with love. On the lake, you can even hear the sound of a waterfall and in the evening small lights are beautifully lit and illuminate the pier to the pod. I am very glad that I found out about this amazing place and I plan to visit the Lilypod again.”

“A stunning location, perfect hosts and a beautifully crafted Lilypod. If you want to stay here then you’d better book soon as this currently undiscovered treasure is going to fill up fast when the secret gets out.”

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