Blackdown Yurts is a tranquil getaway for you to relax and reconnect with each other and with nature. Although we are often busy with families during the school holidays, at other times of year, particularly mid-week during term time, the valley is peaceful and perfect for a couple's getaway from it all. Even if there are other people around, there is enough space that you don't feel on top of each other.
Willow Yurt is particularly private with its location slightly apart from the other yurts and screen of willow trees.
Buzzard Yurt is also set slightly apart from Badger and Woodpecker in a slightly raised position in the meadow, which gives it superior views down the valley.
Despite their apparent proximity to one another Badger and Woodpecker are actually very sound-proofed and private thanks to the high Devon banks behind and between them, abundant with beautiful wildflowers in Spring and Summer.
Things to do in the surrounding area:
Get wet! Have a go at stand-up paddle-boarding at Sidmouth. Take a surf lesson together on the North Devon coast. Hire a canoe or rowing boat or float along that canal on a horse-drawn barge. Go river swimming at Culmstock or in the River Dart.
Go driving or flying! Get muddy on the Landrover Experience at nearby Awliscombe. Glide over our beautiful rural landscape from the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club. Drive a supercar at Smeatharpe track. If you must, chuck yourself out of a plane at Dunkeswell.
Search for treasures Check out the antique shops and auction rooms of Honiton. Potter in the art galleries of Topsham, Budleigh or Beer. Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey Dartington / Darts Farm
Get crafty Learn to blow glass at nearby Siddy Langley Glass
Enjoy a tour Salcombe Distillery Cider tour
Enjoy an evening out Sidmouth theatre Exeter Phoenix Arthouse cinemas