timber tent camping / glamping pods
welcome to the hen’s dens
The Hen’s Dens are our timber tent camping / glamping pods.
The Dens are our original chicken sheds built by us at the start of our organic laying hens enterprise, and which became redundant as we have expanded the business.
A few years ago we had a light bulb moment the thought ‘why don’t we turn them into Timber Tents’, and with the support of the planning authority, we set out on the task of converting them.
The Dens have been carefully set in a quiet spot amongst our cob nut trees and adjoining an orchard of organic desert apples trees.
To make room we dug up and transplanted some nut trees and planted many dozens of new trees and hedging plants.
After many months of hard work, hopefully you will agree, we have created an attractive and appealing, unique, small site to provide an enjoyable place to stay.
The intention from the outset was to provide:
- camping without the need for a tent
- high quality spacious accommodation
- flexible stay which you are able to tailor to suit your needs
what people say
Some of the recent reviews from our guests.
What a brilliant place to stay! Had a fab two nights here. Lovely location, and really good amenities. I particularly liked that there is an actual kitchen, shower and loo for each of the ‘Den’s’ in a separate block. With a fridge and microwave. Makes food storage and prep really easy, especially in the hot weather. The Den’s are ridiculously sturdy, and well built, and we loved the idea that they have been re-purposed from actual chicken coops. Come stay here!
Loved being cooped up here on the edge of an orchard with breathtaking views of the Devon countryside and a whiff of sea in the air. Snug in my simple hut (with all mod cons discreetly at hand) I felt very much at home with the chickens roaming their free range fields. Newly laid eggs for breakfast and freshly baked bread delivered to your door at weekends. For a cheap no frills stay it would be hard to beat. Very high in the pecking order!
We had a lovely stay in ‘The Roosts’ with our two girls. Really friendly, peaceful , and smart. Proved to be a great location with loads to do nearly, but girls just loved chilling, playing and having a tour of the farm. We hired beds and cooking kit and it worked out a treat, saved lugging loads of stuff and good value. We will be back. Thanks.
A first holiday in England. My boyfriend said it would be just like visiting my dacha in Russia. And it was! A comfortable wooden building surrounded by nature. Perfect for a girl who is keen on these sort of things. Lots of wildlife and starry nights.
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