Devon is a place for adventures. Adventures on the beach, adventures on the moors and adventures in gastronomy. With such great adventures come great places to stay, and Devon does not lack in beautiful, quirky accommodation to lay your head for a night of recovery. Here are Devon’s best, weirdest and most beautiful Airbnbs.
Bluebird Penthouse, High Bickington, Devon | Airbnb
For beautiful panoramic views, cute 1950s vintage decor and a hot tub in the back of a beat-up Land Rover, look no further than the tranquil Bluebird Penthouse. This is a place to truly get away from it all and to sink into deep relaxation. There is no TV and just a radio, so a stay at the Bluebird is the best excuse to get back in touch with nature and yourself.
Tom’s Cabin is a one-of-a-kind romantic bolthole looking over a peaceful lake. Goats freely roam the site and rowing across the lake on your own little rowboat is highly encouraged. The space is small but perfectly formed, and lying in bed is akin to waking up in the Hundred Acre Wood. Have your morning coffee while your toes are dipped into the water and cook al fresco under the stars.
Close to Bantham, Bigbury and Burgh Island is this perfectly furnished converted barn loft. The space may be small, but the colours used throughout are popping and the beds are sublime. Access to the beach is this place’s best asset, with sand and surf being just a five-minute drive away. A fire pit and gorgeous outdoor seating area encourages breakfasts in the sun and nights spent outside.
Lounge on a floating island at Lily Pad Yurt, Woolacombe | Airbnb
Surrounded by miles of woodland, fields and a small lake — which attracts Kingfishers, otters and herons — is this gorgeous yurt in North Devon. With a separate kitchen and toilet, this Airbnb is as spacious as it is gorgeous. A rowboat is available for guests to use to explore the lake and lounge on the floating island with nothing more than a beer and a book.
This lovely home, which was hand built by the hosts, is the perfect location for exploring Dartmoor with friends and family. This house is cosy, spacious and quite obviously loved and adored by the owners, which only adds to its charm. Breakfast is something to remember here, and is exactly what is needed to fuel up for a day on the moors.
Stepping into this wooden wagon at Yonder Meadow is like stepping into F Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, if they did glamping in the 1920s that is. The wagon is oak-lined, with copper accents and plush leather seating, complete with a log burner and a sleigh bed. This is luxury meets the great outdoors, wilderness-cum-opulence. Surrounding the wagon is an orchard, chickens, ducks and the sound of the forest.