Cider Press at Midleydown
7.4 miles W of Honiton
From £14 per person per night
Sleeps 6 people
Safari tent with hot tub in Devon: Where can you go for a fun family getaway, a back-to-nature luxury camping retreat with fabulous country views? Look no further than Cider Press at Midleydown.
King-sized beds, a hot, en suite shower, USB charging sockets and central heating - yes, central heating - and more are part of your luxury glamping experience at Cider Press, a stunning super-size safari tent set on a 260-acre farm in the heart of east Devon. Pass the ginger beer, this is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned family holiday, but with all the mod-cons you could possibly wish for.
Your unforgettable getaway starts with a wheelbarrow to push your supplies to the far end of a large meadow, where Cider Press is the first of three spacious tents, all carefully sited so they don't overlook each other. Pop your head through the door and you'll find an inviting, open plan living space with a squashy leather sofa, big dining-table, the cutest of cute cabin beds (king-size, no less) and a kitchen that's fully-equipped for all your culinary adventures. You can also cook on the wood-fired range (logs are provided), which has an integrated oven, while extra heat is provided by gas central heating in the bedrooms, shower-room and cloakroom. Cosy from head to toe all year round, this extra roomy tent is full of ingenious touches from wired-in lighting (so there are no sockets) to a wired-in hair-dryer. At the far end of the tent are two gorgeous bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed and the other with twins, both of them featuring proper sprung mattresses - and super-stylish with quirky apple-crate storage. Beyond the bedrooms is a shower-room with a walk-in shower, flushing loo and wash-basin, plus a separate cloakroom with another loo and basin, both boasting a heated towel rail and, of course, hot and cold running water.
Outside the tent is a large veranda where you can nestle into the comfy chairs with a cup of tea and gaze at the panoramic rural view or lose yourself in a good book for an hour or two. When you fancy a sundowner, this is the place to be, though you might want to crack open the bubbly and enjoy a glass in the fabulous electric hot tub, watching the stars start to twinkle one by one. Right in front of the tent is a huge meadow, where a fire-pit, BBQ and picnic-table and chairs ensure you can toast marshmallows or grill bangers in the fresh, open air, while watching the children run around and enjoy themselves with absolute freedom.
Out and About
Cider Press is a short half a mile stroll away from the small village of Plymtree, where you can stock up on basic provisions at the community-run village shop (which includes a good selection of wine, perfect for enjoying whilst watching the sun go down) and grab a bite to eat at The Blacksmith's Arms pub. The popular market town of Honiton is just a few miles away, where you'll find antiques shops galore, and close to the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can hike on Exmoor and Dartmoor, walk or cycle around the National Trust's 800-acre Killerton Estate, or explore east Devon's amazing Jurassic Coast, including the lovely towns of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe and Beer. Shop till you drop in the Cathedral City of Exeter, just half an hour away, or have a family day at any number of attractions, including The Bear Trail, Escot Park, Crealy Adventure Park, The World of Country Life, Donkey Sanctuary and Seaton Jurassic.
Safari Tent: Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Two ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, wood-fired range and king-size cabin bed (5'). Bedroom 1 with king-size bed (5'). Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Shower-room with walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin. Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £609 to £1400 per week Powered by Classic Cottages
All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.
For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.
A non-refundable booking fee of £28 is payable per booking.
Seasons Book Now
|Dates 2018||Price Band (£609 to £1400 )|
|1 Jan - 10 Feb||: 609|
|10 Feb - 24 Feb||: 686|
|24 Feb - 24 Mar||: 609|
|24 Mar - 31 Mar||: 770|
|31 Mar - 14 Apr||: 798|
|14 Apr - 28 Apr||: 665|
|28 Apr - 5 May||: 693|
|5 May - 12 May||: 749|
|12 May - 26 May||: 819|
|26 May - 2 Jun||: 1106|
|2 Jun - 16 Jun||: 910|
|16 Jun - 23 Jun||: 959|
|23 Jun - 30 Jun||: 1064|
|30 Jun - 7 Jul||: 1127|
|7 Jul - 14 Jul||: 1190|
|14 Jul - 21 Jul||: 1260|
|21 Jul - 25 Aug||: 1400|
|25 Aug - 1 Sep||: 1246|
|1 Sep - 8 Sep||: 931|
|8 Sep - 15 Sep||: 826|
|15 Sep - 22 Sep||: 735|
|22 Sep - 20 Oct||: 693|
|20 Oct - 27 Oct||: 889|
|27 Oct - 15 Dec||: 644|
|15 Dec - 31 Dec||: 1120|
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