We look forward to having guests in the cabin as soon as the situation allows. With no shared facilities, and set in it’s own woodland glade, it is the perfect place to have a break in a socially isolated way.
The cabin is unavailable until the 4th of July, which is the earliest date that it might be able to open under the latest government guidance. You can book after this date, but as we are aware that the government may well continue to impose restrictions after this date, we are happy to postpone any bookings made for as long as necessary and as many times as necessary to ensure that you can come and have a great time in the woods. We have had to move the check out time from midday to 11am and the check in time from 3pm to 4pm to allow for a deep clean between guests.
This luxurious off-grid cabin is set in its 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. 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 wood burning stove, which creates a lovely cosy feel for romantic evenings. Within its little glade the cabin has its 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 its 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.
Environmental awards and credentials
As well as holding gold awards from Devon Wildlife Trust and Green Tourism, 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 and we have pledged to plant a tree for every night that the cabin is booked out.
The cabin comes complete with:
● Towels and bedding
● Bath mat and toilet roll
● Wood for the wood burning stove 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
Things 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.
You are welcome to 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.
We’d be happy to show you around the woods. We can take you on a guided walk which takes about an hour. We’ve done guided walks with lots of people during the ten years that we’ve lived in the woods and each one is different, depending on the interests of the people who we’re walking around the woods with and what we’re particularly fascinated by at that moment. Sometimes it’s more about the habitats, sometimes more about self-sufficiency and off-grid systems. Sometimes during a particularly good mushroom season, there are fungi popping out of the ground all over the place, sometimes there are beautiful displays of wildflowers. We don’t charge for this for people who are staying in the cabin, but it’s best to arrange a time in advance, so that we can make sure that we’re available.
Things 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.
Less than 10 minutes away in the other direction is the The Rose and Crown Riding Stables where you can have a go at horseriding whatever your ability. It’s also conveniently right behind the Rose and Crown pub if you want to combine your visits.
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 its history and culture as well as its 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.
Our official accessibility guide is here: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/luxury-eco-cabin-bulworthy-project
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 its surroundings.
If you would like to give a stay in the cabin as a gift, please let us know and we’ll send you a gift certificate to present on the special day.
We ask that guests check in between 4pm and 8pm. If it is not possible for you to arrive before 8pm, please contact us to let you know.
Check out time on your last day is 11pm.
Peak season runs from May to September (inclusive) plus Christmas, New Year and Valentines day.
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We leave a feedback form in the cabin. The idea was to help us improve our offering, but it’s great to read them when someone has stayed. We’ve posted some for you to get an insight into how our guests see the cabin. Click here to see them.
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
Bulworthy Project holds a gold Green Tourism award