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Orchard Wagon

Kenn, Devon, England

Gorgeous shepherd's hut & bathing wagon in an orchard in the tranquil village of Kenn offers a romantic rural retreat.

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The Wood Life offers all the charm of camping but with the comforts of home set in stunning scenery & total privacy in the little Devon village of Kenn. Enjoy a romantic break here with your loved one in a gorgeous shepherd's hut for two. 

Imagine having a beautiful old orchard all to yourself with total privacy away from the hassles of everyday life. Think of the freedom - watching wildlife, lighting a fire and just getting back to basics - quite simply magic! There is no light pollution - just star gazing and spending quality time with your loved one.

The quirky accommodation at Orchard Wagon features a spacious Shepherd's Hut with a hand-made double bed & there's also a field kitchen and campfire, with all cooking equipment provided. Cooking can be done on gas hobs, over an open fire on a BBQ grill or even using an old fashioned Dutch overhanging from a tripod.  The wonderful bath with a view is set in its own hand-built wagon, featuring an eco bathroom with hot water provided by a wood-burning stove and a compost loo. There is mains lighting and plug sockets in the bedroom and a fridge.

The Wood Life is neatly located in the middle of Devon, just outside Exeter. The quaint little village of Kenn has a beautiful thatched pub, one of the oldest Yew trees in the country and a little river which runs out into the River Exe Estuary, a haven for wildlife and an internationally important conservation area. Kenn is under 5 miles from the historic Cathedral City of Exeter, tucked under the impressive Haldon Forest Park (full of walking and cycling trails) and only five miles from the beach at Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve in one direction and Dartmoor National Park in the other.

This hut offers a perfect retreat for couples to take a break from modern life and get back to 'the good old days' with fresh herbs growing in pots, cooking oil, salt & pepper, tea & coffee all provided free of charge.

Pets at Orchard Wagon by special prior arrangement.

Orchard Wagon prices are from £80- £120 per night. 2-night min stay with Monday, Wednesday and Friday arrivals. Open to guests February to November.

Also see Woodman's Wagon in a separate area at the same property. A wagon on a raised decking, treehouse-style, with wonderful views to the coast.

Room Types

Double

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter