Lower Whitsleigh Farm is a quiet, secluded world of huge green spaces, BBQ’s and campfires, an abundance of wildlife and late-night star gazing.
Our Luxury Safari Lodge is situated in a far corner of the farm with the most amazing views over the North Devon Countryside AND FAR AWAY.
An exclusive beautifully equipped 6-person luxury safari lodge nestled privately on our 17-acre smallholding. That means you’ll be staying exclusively and you’ll be free to explore the natural surroundings and footpaths on your doorstep.
Our 5-star safari tent is fully equipped with a kitchen, wood burning stove with a luxury bathroom and sleep six adults comfortably. A world away from everyday life, Lower Whitsleigh Farm is at the top-end of the glamping experience with the little luxuries of home.
The Safari Lodge has been built on a raised platform, with a huge timber deck. There is plenty of space to kick back and relax. Read a book, nap in the hammock, sip a coffee and take in the breathtaking views of the rolling North Devon Countryside. Or do nothing but stare up at the sky, watching the scudding clouds or at night indulge in a sport of star gazing under amazing dark skies
Settle around the campfire for long evenings of storytelling or setting the world to rights, or simply gazing into the flickering flames while toasting marshmallows.
Immerse yourself in nature, wake to fresh coffee and pastries, hot showers, play farmer and cook a feast over the fire pit. From family getaways, couples retreats, gatherings with friends, spa breaks or a dog-friendly stay, we have everything for a luxury glamping stay.
At dusk you may spot the residential barn owl hunting in the valley or catch a glimpse of a deer in the early morning mists.
Wake up to the sound of sheep bleating, donkeys braying, pigs snorting and the birds singing. Enjoy the dark skies and the starry nights. Children in particular will enjoy seeing the farm animals and enjoying outdoor activities. We always encourage guests to meet and feed the animals or even take a tour and collect fresh free-range eggs for your breakfast.
Let’s get down to basics. This fab-u-lous safari Lodge is just about as far as it’s possible to get from the stresses and strains of daily life, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A quick whizz with your kit in a wheelbarrow from the parking area to your very own private ten-acre meadow means the site stays car-free and totally tranquil, with plenty of room to run around, fly a kite or enjoy a picnic in your own private field.
THE safari lodge is at the top end of the glamping experience.
Styled like a traditional safari lodge and with plenty of extras – every creature comfort has been thought of!
Our Luxury Glamping Unit is designed, furnished and equipped to make your stay luxurious yet invigoratingly close to nature and off-grid enough to get them off their devices for a little while. Enjoy the best of camping without the not so nice bits, like pitching a tent and shared washrooms!
A beautiful four poster king size bedroom.
Twin room with two 3ft beds
Hanging space for clothes
Elevated fun cabin space with king-size double bed
(for kids or cozy couples)
Open plan living, with dining and lounge space large enough for 6, yet cosy enough for just 2!
Spacious bathroom with a top of the range walk in shower, washroom with basin, toilet & mirror.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and fridge
Plenty of electric sockets plus USB charging points
Covered veranda with table and chairs
External BBQ & Firepit Area
Your very own field
Fresh eggs to collect from our chickens
Up to 2 Dogs welcome
The Living area offers a comfy and spacious place to unwind, with sofa, dining area and books and games to keep everyone amused.
The luxury safari tent is always nice and warm even at the start and end of the season as the floors are insulated as are the walls with wooden dividers instead of canvas and the large wood burning stove generate a lot of heat. If you’re glamping in the summer holidays you can open the windows and doors of the safari tent. we’re in the foothills of North Devon and there’s always a breeze here.
The kitchen area has all you need to rustle up a feast, if you’re not cooking al fresco on the fire pit! There is a gas hob, fridge and a sink with hot water on tap. Why not book one of our fabulous food hampers too?
The bathroom doesn’t scrimp on luxury either. You have a flushing toilet, basin and hot shower. We also provide fluffy towels for your stay.
Outside, the tent has a huge and well sheltered veranda, facing away from the prevailing winds so that you can take in the fabulous view in all weathers. There’s a table and chairs for outdoor dining.
For the more adventurous glampers, pull up a log around the fire pit.
Luxury bed linen and towels
Hot & Cold water, electricity and WI-Fi are all included.
Generous log supply (extra can be purchased if required from our honesty/larder shop)
Cooking utensils and crockery
Firepit/BBQ (coals/wood can be bought at the farm)
Small selection of games and books
On-site parking, with a short transfer across the field to your lodge
Picnic area and private field of your own for you to play in.
High Chair and Travel Cot upon request.
Wood burning Stove
Outside Fire Pit and BBQ Area
Oodles of fresh air, open spaces for kids to play safely, and gorgeous Devon scenery!
Well-behaved dogs are accepted.
Good pair of walking shoes
Wellies and waterproofs
Food and drink for your stay
Everything you need for a day at the beach!
Can I pitch other tents on the site?
We don’t allow other tents or caravans – unless the whole site is booked by one group and special arrangements are made.
Is the site child-friendly?
Lower Whitsleigh Farm Glamping welcomes groups or families. Please be aware young children need to be supervised as there is unmodified, exciting nature all around. For instance, donkeys, pigs, chickens and uneven ground with rabbit holes and paths to be explored.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are very welcome but limited to 2.
We only ask that you keep dogs out of the human beds or on the sofas.
Do you host celebrations and parties?
The whole site can sleep up to 11 people. 6 people in our Luxury Glamping lodge and 5 people in our award winning self catering cottage and we welcome groups such as hen and stag parties, birthday parties and other celebrations can also be catered for.
We can offer a full ‘organised party’ service if required, including spa breaks and we are happy to help you organise some adventures out and about or maybe just some fun on the farm. Help with celebrating special occasions is also available.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your requirements and help make your stay as perfect as possible.
We are open from 1st March to 2nd January and closed from 3rd January to 28th February.
We are taking bookings for the summer from 4th July onwards and we still have lots of glamping availability. If you would like to stay please contact us letting us know how many people are in your group and what dates you are interested in.
Spring Stays Safe for social distancing
All of our accommodation is self contained and private. We don’t have communal areas to worry about. We will continue our farm feeds but in smaller groups and will stand 2 metres away from any guests
We hope to welcome you soon at Lower Whitsleigh Farm Retreat, if you have any questions about the accommodation, location or surrounding areas please feel free to contact us via our contact page or call us on 01805 603909
The Hastings Family, Daphne & Delilah (our rescue donkeys) our ex-battery hens, 3 piglets & ex-guide dog Rufus! Xxx
We look forward to your stay.