Stylish and sustainable off-grid cabins, beautifully secluded high on a privately-owned estate that overlooks South Devon’s sweeping, unspoilt Start Bay coastline.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Nestled high on a hillside, amongst historic garden woodland that overlooks the breath-taking Start Bay coastline, wildcomfort is a magical secret waiting to be discovered.

Laid-back owners Tim and Lou are passionate about sustainability and exploration, which is why their creative, cleverly-designed Birdhouse cabins are both blissfully off-grid, and perfectly placed for you to immerse yourselves in the wild, glorious South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coastline.

But they’re also passionate about style and comfort, which is why each Birdhouse features a private bathroom cabin with eco-toiletries and high-tech facilities (no composting loos here!), a biofuel fireplace to warm chilly nights, and a private deck that showcases the most spectacular natural views you can imagine.

Rather stay inside? Your Birdhouse’s expertly-crafted round window means you can snuggle up and be entertained by the ever-changing sky; whether it’s dramatic storm clouds gathering over the coast, or the golden sun melting into the horizon.

What else? There’s a large, downy double bed to curl up in when you finally say goodbye to the day, dressed in sustainably-produced linen and locally-sourced, 100% merino wool duvets.

Meanwhile, your in-cabin kitchen facilities include a gas hob, a cool-box, and hot and cold running water. And although your Birdhouse is a Wi-Fi and electricity-free zone, you can still charge your phone and give your evenings an irresistible glow with power direct from the sun… adding to that wonderful sense of being at one with these incredible surroundings.

Once you’ve settled in, why not head to the Captain’s Cabin to chat with friends you haven’t met yet? Beautifully crafted from locally-sourced, sustainable larch, you’ll find the sociable, sea-view cabin deliciously tucked away in the woodland, amongst gently-rustling magnolia and cork trees.

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At a glance

  • A selection of beautifully-designed Birdhouse cabins with private facilities, off-grid and crafted from sustainably-sourced wood.
  • The cabins are nestled amongst historic woodland on the privately-owned Blackpool and Start Estate, overlooking Start Bay AONB.
  • Each solar-powered Birdhouse boasts large private bathroom cabin with high-tech facilities and complimentary eco-bathroom products-.
  • Relax on your scenic deck, or light your biofuel fireplace and watch storm clouds gather through the expertly-crafted round window.
  • Head for the Captain’s Cabin, an on-site BYOB bar, kitchen, and hangout space, to cook larger meals and chat with new friends.
  • Blackpool Sands is a mere stroll away, and you’re perfectly positioned to explore the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coastline, with its surrounding villages and hotspots.


  • Adults Only
  • Off-Grid
  • Seaside Breaks


Per cabin: large double bed with linen and merino wool bedding, biofuel fireplace, storage, towels, gas hob, hot and cold water, Yeti cool-box, tea/coffee, plates/bowls/glassware, solar lighting, USB charging points, furnished deck, private bathroom cabin with shower, eco-toiletries, high-tech off-grid loo. On-site BYOB bar and kitchen with fireplace, dining table, wood oven, 3 gas hobs, hot water sink, 2 x Yeti coolers, kitchen/cooking essentials. Free on-site parking available, just a short walk up to the cabins.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, beaches, swimming, surfing, watersports, birdwatching, picnic spots, historic sites, stargazing, vineyards, village pubs

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This is the perfect place to chill out over a bottle (or two!) of wine, read or play games by the fire, or whip up a gourmet storm in the kitchen. Gainfully equipped with a roaring wood-oven and three gas hobs, you’ll also find plenty of cooking essentials… and of course, a large dining table to help you enjoy the fruits of your culinary labour!

After a sound night’s sleep and morning coffee with epic views, why not head to Blackpool Sands (Conde Nast Traveller No1 UK Best Beach), just a short stroll away, for an energising sea-swim?

The rest of the day can be spent however you choose… whether that’s simply rolling your beach towel out and getting lost in a good book, surfing the waves, or lacing up your hiking boots and heading for the rolling hills.

And that’s just for starters! With easy and tempting access to beach café and restaurant village pubs, bustling food-markets, and local vineyards, foodies will be in heaven, too.

(There’s so much to discover, in fact, that you may well find yourselves booking your next wildcomfort experience before you’ve even arrived home!)

Things to note

2-night minimum stay. The units are most suited to adults, but there is extra space for a travel cot (not provided) if needed, and young children must be supervised at all times. Regrettably, pets are not permitted. Beach towel hire is available on request. There is no Wi-Fi in the cabins, but a 4G/5G mobile signal should be available if needed. The accommodation is positioned on a hill. Free on-site parking.

Where you'll be staying

Dartmouth, Devon

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