Valleyside Escapes

Cleave Barton, Bickleigh, Devon, England

Book this whole site with three large, luxury, award-winning safari tents, each sleeping 6, in a lovely spot near the village of Bickleigh near Tiverton. Closed in winter.

Key Points

  • Book the whole site for yourselves!
  • Small children's play area available on site.
  • Enjoy some al-fresco dining on your veranda.
  • Each tent has hot water, electricity & wifi and lovely views.


 WHOLE SITE BOOKING for 3 safari tents in beautiful location for up to 18 people! 

Hidden away on a valleyside are 3 award-winning, fully equipped safari tents sleeping up to 6 people each in the historic village of Bickleigh-on-Exe near Tiverton, ideal for a group holiday you can book this whole site for yourselves. 

Locally there is plenty for all the family to enjoy! Take a trip to the Devon Railway Centre where the children can burn off some energy at the soft play centre after seeing a model railway. Alternatively visit the local National Trust properties of Knightshayes or Killerton, where you can enjoy the period features and beautiful gardens before having a bite to eat at their onsite cafes. Or simpy visit the coastline and spend a day at one of the many beautiful beaches that Devon has to offer.

Back at Valleyside Escapes, there are 3 safari tents, Oak, Maple and Birch. Each has amenities including hot water, electricity, wifi and shower rooms, so this is glamping at its very best! There are 2 main bedrooms, one with a kingsize and the other a twin, plus a cabin bed which is perfect for 2 children. A kitchen area has everything you need to cook a basic meal, however why not treat yourself to dinner at the local pub which is less than a 5 minute walk away before returning to watch the sun set from your veranda.

Alternatively, you could try out one of the popular and delicious paella meal kits, ingredients supplied so you can cook al fresco, with the added bonus of no washing up! There is a small children's play area which they will have to themselves with a bespoke mud kitchen, swing, slide and tyres and beams to climb on, plus plenty of space to run around and for older children and the whole family there is a boule court.

There is an on-site courtyard bar open for glampers every Friday night and also a riverside meadow just a couple of minute’s walk away and a great place for children to run around, complete the nature trail and burn some energy! There is a picnic area with benches right on the bank and we have also installed a fire pit so you can toast marshmallows and enjoy a sundowner here too. In the summer months it’s a great spot to paddle and swim and keep an eye out for the wildlife where kingfishers, egrets, salmon, trout and even the elusive otters can be seen. 

One large or two small well behaved dogs are welcome per tent subject to a £15 charge each.

The location on the map is approximate. 



Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more



 Hot water







 Clothes rack

 Dining area

 Fairy lights


 Plug sockets






 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit


 Garden - enclosed

 Seating area


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance



 Corporate events

 Family friendly site

 Quiet after 10pm



 Whole site bookings for group events



 Board games

 Space for outdoor ball games


On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water






 Kitchenware / Utensils

 Tea & Coffee


Shared Facilities

 On-site bar

 On-site shop

Young Children


 High chair


 Toys, books


 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space


 Quiet location


 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 7th March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Emma Wright from Valleyside Escapes