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A Woodland Escape in the Heart of Devon

About Honeydown

Honeydown offers a collection of handcrafted wooden houses, known as Truffles, spaced out across 15 acres of old oak woodland.


Each Truffle comes equipped with a super cosy double bed, toasty wood burning stove and selection of games and books for you to relax and unwind with.

Our location is home to a variety of flora and fauna including wild orchids, buzzards and woodpeckers and occasionally, a young family of deer.


As well as hammocks inside and out, there are sheltered outside cooking areas with nifty Aquaforno cooking systems that include a bbq and pizza oven, and a 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 and you'll find your own private bathroom and kitchenette situated in our rustic amenity block. 

Lie indoors in your hammock listening to the rain bounce off the dome cabin with the door open – nothing smells better than the woodland in the rain – or snuggle around your wood burning stove or fire pit 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 large part of the site has been returned to nature, and you’ll find ancient hedge banks, ponds and a gentle stream with rope swings hanging from trees waiting for children young and old to discover them. There are numerous secluded places to relax, perfect for hiding out with a good book. 

Although you’re in the middle of a 300-acre sheep farm, historic Hatherleigh town centre is a short walk away and has two lovely pubs as well as a supermarket, deli and local farm shop. The surrounding area is peppered with traditional small Devon towns and villages each bursting with individual charm and character. Explore and you'll discover vibrant age old pubs and markets where you can source the freshest and tastiest locally produced food and drink.

You're a stones throw from one of the South West's best cycle and walking routes, the Tarka Trail, which follows the regions historic disused railway lines all the way to the North Devon coast and on the doorstep of the majestic landscape of Dartmoor, less than a 10 min drive away. Take it all in on foot, bike or horseback, the choice is yours!


If it's a burst of beach life you're after you can explore some of the countries finest surfing spots, with easy access to the North Devon surf hubs of Croyde and Woolacoombe and the North Cornwall beaches of Bude and Widemouth, only half an hour away. 


Honeydown is the perfect destination to do as much or as little as you like. A woodland wonderland in the heart of Devon and an ideal base to explore the best of the region!

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