Sleepy Owl is a 20 acre property tucked away in a wonderful valley beneath the Hartland Peninsula in North Devon. House owners Jay and Mike fell in love with the world and in 2019 launched into their dream of making boutique wilderness retreats. What they’ve achieved is gorgeous: two handcrafted treehouses (opened final fall) and a transformed cowshed which are each homey and opulent. Unusually, canine are actively inspired to remain.
Positioned within the Unesco Biosphere Reserve of North Devon, the property feels splendidly reduce off from the world, but inside strolling distance of native pubs. Seashores are lower than a 20 minute drive away. The closest practice station is Barnstaple.
A pure, unadulterated catch-your-breath expertise. A secluded retreat to loosen up and unwind, watch the celebrities or take heed to the birds. And in addition to take pleasure in some good old style enjoyable – assume home made pizza in your backyard or film nights in mattress.
The Nest Tree Home is one in all three residences on the property (there may be one other tree home, Hideout, plus the Cozy Cowshed). Every property is exclusive, all made with native craftsmanship, sources and design.
Nest is accessed by means of a big enclosed personal courtyard with wooden burning sizzling tub and pizza oven, sitting space and hammock. Canine get their very own outside pool.
The treehouse sleeps two adults in a single main bedroom with a brilliant king-size mattress, full with cinema projector and fold-down display, plus a gold-tone roll-top tub with gorgeous views. Children have their very own treehouse-within-the-treehouse, with bunk beds and a telescope. Canine are welcomed by a mattress, bowls, treats, toys and blankets.
A cleverly designed open-plan residing space with a kitchen, eating space and huge couch, together with a woodburning range; You’ll be able to take pleasure in a drink on the terrace.
Food and drinks
The kitchen is excellently arrange for self-catering and is a pleasure to cook dinner in. To take advantage of your expertise, pre-order the pizza pack (£30 for 2 folks) and cook dinner your dinner alfresco one night.
For these celebrating, famend native firm Coastal Cooks gives a bespoke eating expertise with a non-public chef in your treehouse or you may order ready-made roasts.
Pattard’s Restaurant is a 5 minute stroll away and the village pub is simply 10 minutes away.
What should we do
With 20 acres to roam in your doorstep, you will not need to go far. Stroll by means of the flower meadow, observe the river and benefit from the woods. It is canine heaven.
The realm gives the perfect of the coast and countryside. Close by Hartland Quay sits on the sting of the Atlantic Ocean and gives dramatic surroundings and good cliff walks.
The picturesque fishing village of Clovelly is a 15-minute drive away. Comply with the cobbled foremost avenue down the hill previous sixteenth century whitewashed cottages and descend 400 ft within the half mile to the small harbour.
There’s a positive choice of seashores within the space together with Sandy-mouth, Crooklet or Saunton Sands.
The expertise of being in a tree home. Nest was designed with enjoyable in thoughts. Inside, it is sufficiently big to loosen up in, but snug sufficient to wish to keep in. Which means you are able to do as a lot or as little as you want – with out the guilt – and luxuriate in your keep regardless of the climate.
Nest Treehouse at Sleepy Owl sleeps as much as 4 folks and two canine, from £351 per night time, through pawsandstay.co.uk.
5 extra dog-friendly glamping experiences
Kalmynsi, Gweek, Cornwall
Kalmynsi, which means ‘calm’ in Cornish, actually lives as much as its identify. This curved tree home instantly has one thing soothing. Spend a splendidly stress-free day with a cup of tea and a e book, and let your four-legged pal heat up by the wood-burning range.
If all that lounging will get the canine a bit bored, have lunch or dinner on the dog-friendly Black Swan, 5 minutes’ stroll away, stroll and wild swim alongside the Helford, or go to Greenback Cove in Gunwalloe, which is dog-friendly all yr spherical . Treehouse for 2 folks and two canine from £260 per night time.
Pheasant Tree Home, Dartmouth, Devon
Positioned within the Devonshire countryside, close to Dartmouth, Pheasant Treehouse overlooks a wonderful wooded valley. Inside one can find the perfect of luxurious residing mixed with a stripped and classy inside. Cozy up in the lounge with a e book by a crackling wood-burning range or head out to the personal patio to discover a hammock, wood-fired sizzling tub, a choice of outside video games and even a BBQ. Must you handle to go away the property, limitless enjoyable will be discovered for adventurous canine round. Treehouse for 5 folks and two canine from £263 per night time.
Oriana, Bromyard, Herefordshire
Being tucked away in 70 acres of woodland, with limitless alternatives to smell and discover sticks, makes Oriana a canine’s paradise. Oriana is just styled to place you in contact with nature, however a contact of luxurious means it is much less of a frontier cabin and a nicer nation cottage. Your canine might not be too within the roll high tub however there’s a 4 mile stroll to the native pub and open air cinema to take pleasure in. Positively one to seize a uncommon summer time weekend for. Cabin for 2 folks and 4 canine from £170 per night time.
Meadow Hut, Ashurst, Sussex
Meadow Cabin is the place to stick with your canine in Sussex. Surrounded by miles of countryside for strolling, mountain climbing and exploring, you could have loads of walks proper in your doorstep to discover along with your four-legged pal. Begin the day with the patio doorways open, in and out along with your little pal, allow them to out within the one acre fenced discipline to stretch their legs whilst you take pleasure in a cup of espresso and plan your day. Take an journey to the coast close by and return to luxurious downtime, bathed outdoor underneath a blanket of stars, or indoors, within the roll high tub. Cabin for 2 folks and two canine from £200 per night time.
The Douglas Boathouse, Newton, Scotland
In case your canine is not dragging you out, you can sit on the Boathouse balcony all day and simply watch the water. The sunsets are spectacular, seals and seabirds are price preserving an eye fixed out for and when the night time will get colder you may retreat to the lounge and nook couch by the wooden burner. If the canine wants a stroll, you have acquired all of the house you want, from the loch shore to the deep woods of Puck’s Glen or the paths round Citadel Lachlan. Boathouse for 4 folks and two canine from £135 per night time.
See pawsandstay.co.uk for extra info.