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The Wood Life

Bath with a view at Orchard Wagon
Total seclusion,safari tent for upto 6 in private woodland or romantic shepherd's hut & bathing wagon for 2 in an orchard near Exeter
Devon, England

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The Wood Life offers all the charm of camping but with the comforts of home. The secluded Woodland Camp is ideal for family holidays and the Orchard Wagon a perfect retreat for couples. Located just outside Exeter, it's five miles from the beach in one direction and Dartmoor National Park in the other.

The Woodland Camp sleeps six and offers exclusive use of a beautiful Devon woodland with total privacy away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Imagine the magic of letting your kids run wild in a wood for a week – think of the freedom. But you’re not cramped in a cold wet tent, you’re warm and dry in an amazing hand-made safari tent with real beds and a large wood burning stove.

While you relax with a drink around a proper campfire, the kids are busy playing in the treehouse, exploring, playing on the giant swing or building a den. Or maybe it’s a romantic break you’re after, gazing at the stars or a relaxing wildlife watching experience. The Wood Life offers all of these and more. It's a real opportunity to spend some quality time with the family and get back to basics.

The romantic old Orchard Wagon is also set exclusively on its own with stunning countryside views. At the end of a little country lane tucked under Haldon Hill in an old orchard, you'll find a cosy shepherd's hut and amazing bathing wagon. This is a perfect retreat for couples to get back to the good old days. From here there are only miles of green lanes and old drovers paths.

For both sites, cooking can be done on gas hobs or over an open fire. Most mod cons are provided, plus fresh herbs, tea, coffee, Egyptian cotton sheets, towels.

The Woodland Camp is off the grid, there's a huge wood burner (with oven), gas-powered fridge, wood powered shower and composting loo.

The Orchard Wagon has a shepherd's hut for sleeping and a wagon for a truly unique bathing experience - enjoy a bath with a view! An eco bathroom with hot water being provided by a wood burning stove. There is some mains power for lighting and the shepherd's hut has power and a fridge.

Woodland Camp is open from the end of March to the end of October. 2-night minimum stays from £250 by special arrangement. Short breaks of 3 to 4 nights start at £375 or weekly prices start at £600.

Orchard Wagon prices from £64 per night upwards. One night stays possible and changeover days are flexible, so please do enquire if the online system doesn't allow the flexibility you require. It is open to guests all year round.

No pets at Woodland Camp, and only at Orchard Wagon by special arrangement.

Please check the Calendar before clicking the Booking Enquiry link to get in touch and to book.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Accommodation for 5+


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Exeter


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
lovely bathtub view
Treehouse at Woodland Camp
Woodland Camp antique bed with comfy mattress
Interior of the tent at Woodland Camp - its got everything you need
Cooking over a camp fire at Orchard Wagon
Outdoor kitchen at Orchard Wagon comes complete with herbs
a great spot on a sunny day
Dogs are welcome but only by special appointment
view from Orchard Wagon
The swing at Woodland Camp is awesome
Bath with a view at Orchard Wagon
The veranda at Woodland Camp is great for wildlife watching
The shower hut at Woodland Camp has a woodburner to heat the water
Orchard Wagon-the bed is in the Shepherds hut & the bath in the Wagon
Woodland Camp in May in the height of the bluebell season
Orchard Wagon in Spring with apple blossom
Guests very likely to see all sorts of wildlife including badgers
Interior of Shepherds hut at Orchard Wagon

Amazing hidden gem
by Sarah and Mark
on April 22, 2018
Just spent 2 nights at The Orchard Wagon. All I can say is 'Magical', peace and serenity, ultimate glamping experience. Will definitely recommend as it's a little peace of heaven. Amanda and Matt have thought of everything! Thanks for an amazing time.
Client reviews from our visitor book
by Amanda Bate
on May 23, 2017
"Very close to the perfect camping holiday" - Ben Ross, Travel Editor of The Independent

"Thankyou so much for a truly magical week in your little oasis in Devon"

"The wood life is magical! Memories that will stay with us all forever"

"We had such a wonderful time. Amanda and Matt really have thought of everything"