Brownscombe Luxury Glamping

Compton, Devon, England

Gorgeous glamping in private valley near Torquay. Safari tents for 6, hot tub available. Closed in winter.

Key Points

  • Seasonal luxury safari tent glamping in a private valley near Compton. Enjoy wild flowers and wildlife here.
  • Hot tubs, dogs, treatments, hampers and other tasty meals can be added at time of booking.
  • There is an honesty shop on site.
  • In the school holidays the focus is on families only and pizza nights are organised.
  • Gold Award for Green Tourism and 2021 Winner for Visit England Best Glamping Business in the South West.

Special Offer

£100 off and free hot tub on 4 night mid week breaks for couples (including a baby or toddler) outside of school holidays.


At Brownscombe you can expect luxury accommodation away from all the stress of everyday life in the beautiful South Devon countryside. There are 4 sumptuous safari tents sleeping up to 6 all with hot running water and electricity. There is the option to add a hot tub to each tent at extra cost for the duration of the stay.

Each safari tent sleeps up to 6 people in a double room, a twin room and a cabin bed in the living area. There is an open plan space with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and daybed plus the all-important bathroom with hot running water! There is even an electric socket in case you want to charge your mobile. Outside each tent has a decked area with furniture and a BBQ. Dart, Tamar & Yealm have electric hot tubs available to hire and Bovey has the option of a wood-fired hot tub, set up next to the tent so you can relax in the bubbles after a busy day exploring the local area.

There is an on-site honesty shop - Brownscombe Larder - selling delicious local produce, drinks and ice creams. Guests can pre-order from a selection of different breakfast, one pot meals and BBQ hampers and they will be waiting upon your arrival. Whole site pizza nights happen every week in school holidays.

The luxury glamping site is tucked away in a private valley in Compton, South Devon where you will find beautiful wildflowers and plenty of wildlife including rabbits, foxes, badgers and all kinds of different birds. There are lots of animals on site that you can feed and plenty of eggs to be collected plus a secret play area and a games room!

If you can drag yourselves away from the site Devon has plenty to offer such as award winning beaches and coves, lots of outdoor activities and many excellent places to eat and drink. The children will love Splashdown Quaywest with its water slides and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, where you can watch the animals feeding and enjoy a ride on a mini train. Of if you are feeling brave of heart, then a visit to the allegedly haunted Berry Pomeroy Castle will test your nerves whilst hikers will enjoy a day spent in nature in the wilderness of Dartmoor. 

Dogs welcome in selected tents (Bovey and Tamar and Yealm). A supply of logs is provided. Private parking available. The hot tub is optional and available to hire for an extra fee.

Reuseable plastic, low fuel use, environmental laundry and community support are amongst the reasons why this location has achieved a Gold Award for Green Tourism.

Up to 2 dogs are welcome at extra fee of £25 a stay, in all but Dart Safari Tent.

See also - The Tabernacle - for 2 with hot tub. 


Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more









 Dining area


 Plug sockets


Paid Extras


 Meals - Home cooked



 Fire pit

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance




 Family friendly site


 Games room

 Mobile - Strong mobile signal

 WiFi - Limited access to WiFi


 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen




Young Children


 High chair


 Welcome all ages


 Parking not alongside accom


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)


Can we order a supermarket delivery to our safari tent.

Unfortunately due to the restricted area for vehicles this isn't possible but Sainsburys and M&S Food Hall are just a 10 minute drive away.

Is there wifi on site?

There is wifi in the car park area outside the Larder shop. All tents apart from Yealm have 4G.

Is there a facility for washing/drying clothes?

Yes we have a washing machine available behind our Larder shop. We ask for a donation of £2 towards the Barn Owl trust when using it.

Is there somewhere I can walk my dog?

Yes we have a fenced in Orchard where dogs are welcome to go off lead and there is a pretty 40 minute walk on National Trust land starting just a few minutes from the site.

How do we order food from the Larder?

You can order online before you visit or up to 7pm the night before. (Service not available Thursdays and Sundays)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 22nd December 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Kate Tregoning from Brownscombe Luxury Glamping