Charmingly converted shipping containers, each with a private sauna and hot tub, set in a peaceful 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 The Hideaways perfectly positioned in an idyllic ten-acre meadow just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast.

The handcrafted Hideaways themselves are named The Hide and The Nook; former shipping containers designed and converted by friendly owner Callum himself (with a little help from friends and family!)

Whichever Hideaway you choose, 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.  Furniture, fixtures and fittings have been handcrafted from indulgent materials, including walnut or oak kitchen work surfaces, antique chairs, a bespoke breakfast bar and stools made from 150-year-old pine, and bathroom tiles imported from Italy or Portugal.

Discover a cosy lounge at the centre of your chosen cabin, equipped with a squishy sofa bed and a crackling woodburner.  You’ll find plenty of bespoke furnishings here too, including handmade birch ply shelving, and thoughtful additions that include books, games and a Bluetooth speaker.  There’s a wall-mounted TV too, complete with Freeview, Netflix, and Amazon Prime apps, to keep you entertained by evening.

Wander along to the well-equipped kitchen, which features delights including 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 bench, or inside at the breakfast bar.

You’ll find your kingsize, linen-dressed bed on a raised platform, perfect for waking up to rolling countryside views.  Your bathroom 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!

Out on your private enclosed decking, everything has been set up for you to enjoy long, lazy sunny afternoons al fresco, including a 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!)  Oh, and not forgetting the bespoke sauna and hot tub, for relaxation at its most sumptuous.

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At a glance

  • Two bespoke, lovingly converted shipping containers, transformed into spacious and sociable retreats 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 are all provided. Luxury food and drink hampers are available to purchase by request.
  • Each Hideaway features a private decking area with a bespoke-crafted sauna and hot tub.
  • 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
  • Hot Tubs


Each Hideaway 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, bespoke sauna and hot tub, 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?

Callum and his family are also on hand to show you around and answer any questions throughout your stay.  And with a fully insured doggy day care centre on their farm site (not operational at weekends), they can even help take care of your four-legged friend while you explore the area!

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, breath-taking attractions and rolling rural scenery on offer here, we’re willing to bet that your first relaxing stay at The Hideaways 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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