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£145.00 per night as of 31/07/2023

This unique handcrafted wood house, known as a Truffle, is one of five, spaced out across 15 acres of oak woodland that’s home to a variety of flora and fauna including wild orchids, a young family of deer, buzzards and woodpeckers. As well as an inviting wood burning stove inside, there’s a sheltered outside cooking area with a nifty Aquaforno cooking system that includes a bbq and pizza oven, and a single gas hob so you can make a speedy cup of coffee to get you going in the morning. A short walk through the sun-dappled woodland is the shower block; you’re assigned your own bathroom for your stay so you can leave personal items inside.

Lie indoors in your hammock listening to the rain bounce off the Truffle with the door open – nothing smells better than the woodland in the rain – or snuggle next to your wood-burner or around your firepit if it’s chilly. In fine weather, gently swing on the outside hammock; at night you can gaze at the stars through the tree canopy above. A quarter of the site has been returned to nature, and you’ll find ancient hedge banks, a gentle stream and rope swings hanging from trees waiting to be discovered. Although you’re surrounded by a 300-acre sheep farm, Hatherleigh town centre is a short walk away and has two lovely pubs as well as a supermarket, cafe and local farm shop. North Cornwall’s beaches are half an hour away and you’re only a ten-minute drive from the edge of Dartmoor.

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