Luxury glamping at gorgeous Midleydown, Devon
Just 30 minutes from Exeter in the car and you could be luxury glamping at gorgeous Midleydown!
We love camping. But sometimes the thought of getting the tent out of the garage and filling the car up with stuff that you might not even use, to spend a weekend in a (most likely) wet field. Then putting down a wet tent while the kids wreak havoc, taking it home in the car (with all of the things that you didn’t use) and attempting to dry it with a hairdryer, so that it doesn’t go mouldy and fall apart just isn’t appealing.
Sometimes, you just want to grab some clothes and tasty food and experience the great outdoors in luxury and without all the faff.
At the end of the summer holidays we did just that and drove thirty minutes away to Cullompton to experience luxury glamping at Midleydown. In case you have been living under a rock and you aren’t aware of what glamping is:
a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.“glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life’s luxuries”
We take pride in being seasoned glampers, Hubby and I have been camping since we were kids but when we acquired our small people we found that sometimes a luxury camping trip is just the ticket and beautiful Midleydown is the perfect remedy to beat the ‘back to school blues’.
Set in beautiful fields near Cullompton, Midleydown is a brand new blissful country escape. Nicky and Richard have given up work to follow their dream starting a luxury camping business on the family farm and they have gone all out. With three full size safari tents available to hire currently and plans for more in the future and maybe a swimming pool and a bandstand and a whole field with shepherd huts just for couples, Middleydown is definitely a glamping destination.
We rocked up to the house and Nicky took us down to the carpark where we decanted our car into garden trollies and pulled our belongings across the field to our safari tent. As I said, we have been on a few glamping holidays so we had an idea of what to expect but Midleydown totally surpassed all expectations. The safari tents have everything you could possibly need, all we had to bring with us were clothes, food and towels for the jacuzzi (which the kids got in before we had even unpacked) – easy!
The tents have two bedrooms, two heated toilets (one with a walk in shower) a cabin room with a double bed in it, a fully equipped kitchen, open plan living / dining room, a fridge freezer, a BBQ, table, chairs, woodburner, etc, etc… There are no normal power sockets – so you can’t plug in a laptop and work or watch a film, but there are USB ports to charge phones or portable speakers. Hubby thought this was a clever touch.
Let’s have a little tour!
During our stay we visited local attractions; Diggerland and Wildwood Escot. There are lots of other day trips to chose from close by, including; The Bear Trail, Seaton Jurassic and popular seaside town Sidmouth.
It’s obvious that Nicky and Richard put lots of thought into the tents and have paid particular attention to detail, making sure they had everything covered. From the simple things like plates, cups, wine glasses and egg holders..
To cafetieres, jugs, matches, torches, lamps, games, leaflets of places to visit and cutlery for the kids…
The luxury escape came with home comforts; a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine to welcome us, a leather sofa for lounging on and a lovely shabby chic dining table.
It just felt SO spacious we could have happily moved in!
When the rains came (and as you can see in the video they did) we utilised the woodburning stove, which made the tent toasty.
Plus we could still take a dip in the heated hot tub!
The lighting throughout was just right with a mixture of lamps and stylish fairy lights and we didn’t need to worry about towels (one less thing to wash!)
The lighting in the kids room was perfect for making shadow monsters!!!
Did I mention the sunset?
When the kids were in bed, it was wine time, in the hot tub under the stars. There is practically no light pollution so on a clear night there’s plenty of opportunity for star gazing.
If you follow my social media you’ll know that sadly we got called away early because our cat Arnold Lane was run over. If we hadn’t, we might not have ever left – or we would have claimed squatters rights and they would have had to evict us!
We stayed in the Hayloft and if you fancy experiencing the ultimate in decadent camping, it will set you back £538 – £1236 per week. Which, in our humble opinion, is well worth it!
Midleydown Glamping is at Greenend Farm, Plymtree, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2JR
for info call : 01884 277 788
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*Disclaimer: We were given a lovely free stay in exchange for a write up but all opinions are my own!
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