This luxurious off-grid cabin is set in it’s own secluded woodland glade and is perfect for a romantic getaway. You are welcome to explore the woodland which is managed as a private nature reserve and has been described by Devon Wildlife Trust as “a mosaic of habitats”. The cabin is handcrafted from wood, some of which is the product of Bulworthy Project’s own woodland work. From the rustic frame of naturally fallen heartwood oak at the front of the cabin to the window ledges of cherry wood harvested as part of restoring an area of coppice, every part of the building combines the highest standards of ecology with the exquisite beauty of wood.
The cabin is off-grid for electricity, which is provided by solar and the water is heated by a woodburner, which creates a lovely cosy feel for romantic evenings. Within it’s little glade the cabin has it’s own private campfire and barbecue so that you can enjoy the great outdoors. Inside you will find all the creature comforts that you need. With it’s en suite and kitchenette everything is carefully designed to fit all the facilities that you would expect from somewhere much larger into a small space. The off grid electrics don’t include any 240v sockets, but the cabin is equipped with WiFi, an electric coolbox and USB sockets so that you can charge your phone.
The woodland is managed for charcoal, and you will find a bag of charcoal waiting for you when you arrive.
As well as holding a gold award from Devon Wildlife Trust for working to benefit Devon’s wildlife and natural environment, Bulworthy Project is also within and actively involved in the North Devon Biosphere which is designated by Unesco as an area of special environmental importance. Every aspect of the project has been thought out with the environment in mind.
The cabin comes complete with:
● Towels and bedding
● Bath mat and toilet roll
● Wood for the woodburner and campfire, including kindling, paper and matches
● A bag of charcoal for the barbecue
● A small selection of spices, salt & pepper, vegetable oil and olive oil
● Tea, coffee, sugar and a pint of milk
● Washing up liquid, sponge, tea towel and kitchen roll
● Crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, cafetiere, cooking utensils and barbecue tongs
● Bin liner and liner for the compost caddy
● A selection of books, including wildlife identification, and a local OS map
● A small selection of games
What To Do In The Woods
There are occasional events at Bulworthy Project, so if you time your visit well, you can combine your visit with a charcoal or bow making experience and you can explore the woodland which has been described by Devon Wildlife Trust as “a mosaic of habitats”. A pair of binoculars and a selection of wildlife identifying guides are in the cabin for your use. There are chickens and sometimes pigs to meet and from some places in the woods you have a view of Dartmoor on a clear day. The position of the woods, being in an unpopulated area just south of Exmoor (which is a “dark sky reserve”), makes it one of the best places in the country for stargazing.
What To Do In The Area
Just down the road, Olympic clay pigeon champion Katie Cox gives private tuition in shooting and archery for all levels.
Tiverton is the nearest town and has The Museum Of Mid Devon Life , a castle and The Grand Western canal where you can travel by horse drawn barge. Nearby is the grand gothic style estate, Knightshayes Court which is managed by the National Trust.
Heading in the other direction, you discover South Molton, known as “The gateway to Exmoor”. It has a proper traditional farmers market every Thursday. Even if you’re not in the market for a herd of cows, it has plenty to offer in the way of local produce and beautiful and useful things for sale.
Also in South Molton is Quince Honey Farm, where you can take part in various bee based experiences from a guided tour to a whole day of learning about bees and honey.
We’re just south of Exmoor which is home to an amazing array of wildlife including large herds of Britain’s largest mammal, red deer. If you want to see them in the wild, you couldn’t do much better than go on an Exmoor Safari, where you can be taken by 4×4 to the hidden gems of the moor and learn about it’s history and culture as well as it’s natural wonders. Alternatively, you can head up on to the moor and take advantage of this unspoilt landscape to walk and enjoy the views.
Where To Eat & Drink
The Stag Inn in Rackenford (our nearest village) serves excellent food and is very welcoming. The Rose and Crown in Calverleigh and the Mount Pleasant Inn in Nomansland are also great choices for a meal and a drink.
The cabin is wheelchair accessible and as no dogs or cats have ever been in it, it is suitable for people with allergies to animals. We have tried to make it as accessible to everyone as possible and have a shower chair and grab rails. If you have accessibility issues which require extra equipment or other adjustments, please do contact us to discuss how we can help.
If you would like to read an in depth review of the cabin by a wheelchair user, please click here
This film gives a bit of a view of the cabin and it’s surroundings.
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Bulworthy Project hold a gold award from Devon Wildlife Trust for working to benefit Devon’s wildlife and natural environment
Bulworthy Project is a member of the North Devon Biosphere’s Investing in Nature scheme
Bulworthy Project is part of the Low-Impact Network