larkworthy retreat

This barrel topped wagon is not just another glamping pod set in a field with dozens more alongside. You are right in the middle of nature, surrounded by our beautiful Devon countryside. But….. you have an ensuite! You have heating! You have a hot tub! We want you to be comfortable and feeling pampered whilst enjoying this glorious country.

There are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and a covered verandah. You can see the milky way on a clear moonless night. This place is a gem, as quite a few of our guests have commented.

Includes ensuite shower room,  a mezzanine double bed plus further double sofa bed,  kitchen area with gas hob, electric oven and fridge, and a dining/ sitting area . There are two electric wall heaters together with a woodburner, which makes the retreat cosy and warm even on the coldest days. This shepherds hut was made locally by Barrel Top Wagons and is beautifully built with plenty of insulation. 

Outside is a covered verandah with small table and two chairs. Steps lead down from the verandah to the gravelled private terrace which has a further larger table with four chairs, recliners and firebowl for barbecues. The terrace has immediate access to a three acre meadow with a firepit for guests' use. At the far end of the meadow is a copse and an orchard containing many old varities of local Devon apple trees. Guests are welcome to explore the whole 10 acres of grounds in the owners' smallholding. Up to two dogs are welcome.


The surrounding area

This is a nature lover's paradise, with the Tarka Trail, famous for walking and cycling, going through the village and within walking distance of the cottage. Accessed from the Tarka Trail or by car is 350 acres of nature reserve run by Devon Wildlife Trust at Meeth Quarry, also within walking distance. RHS Rosemoor is a short drive and near to Great Torrington, a quirky, lively local town and home to the last battle of the English civil war in 1646. This pretty little town has two butchers, two greengrocers, two bakeries, The Plough Arts Centre which hosts films, live music, theatre and art gallery and has a lovely cafe which also serves meals, Further afield are the surfing beaches of Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows, Bude, Widemouth Bay, and spectacular coastal scenery at Hartland Quay. Hartland Quay also has a pub right down at the quayside which serves good pub lunches.Dartmoor is a twenty minute drive to the south with the nearest set of Bronze age stone circles near Belstone, just beyond Okehampton. Lydford Gorge, a National Trust property, has a magical two mile walk along a river set deep in the gorge with The White Lady waterfall and' The Devil's Cauldron' along the way.

Neighbourhood overview

The retreat is located in the village of Petrockstowe, which is a pretty, small village with lots of old Devon thatched cottages full of character. There are lots of walks nearby, lots of nature, beautiful views- oldy worldy Devon!

Getting around

You need a car. There's no public transport nearby, although having said that, a friend used public transport to get here last summer, so it is possible, with care. You can hire a car from Exeter if you fly here or get a train here.

As well as our own beautiful Larkworthy Retreat, there are other quirky, pretty glamping places in Devon. Find them at