Devon Dens

Okehampton, Devon

Devon Dens is a little woodland treat set in two acres of woodland, in one of the least light-polluted areas in England. The site is open year round, and is private and south facing with a delightful stream babbling away - perfect for paddling. Located just eight miles from Dartmoor, we are surrounded by heavenly countryside with walks taking in a proper local pub and pretty Devon villages. The site is owned by Jo Henderson and Ben Ranson, founders of Barrel Top Wagons making remarkable timber structures from sustainable local wood. 

The eco ethos runs through both businesses, and Devon Dens is run very much with an intention for guests to holiday with a light foot print. Power is supplied by solar, toilets are compost, and grey water is treated through reed beds. Much is done to encourage wildlife and biodiversity. 

We're proud as punch of where we live, and keen as mustard to introduce you to the delights on offer in the area. Lovely local produce can be ordered - from wine and cider to bacon, sausages and eggs, veg, apple juice and cheese. The kitchen garden bursts into life in summer, and we love supplying guests with home grown goodies whenever possible.

With no WiFi or phone signal, this is the perfect place to escape from this sometimes crazy world, to stop, breathe, read, rest, walk, eat and reconnect. With nature, with loved ones and WITH YOURSELF. 

This sweet wooden cabin sleeps up to four (five at a push if there are small ones and you're happy to cosy up - just ask) with an amazing outdoor shower, private compost loo, fantastic fire pit area with log table, and everything you need for a stress free, tech-free break.

Here's what's in The Den:

one double mattress with pillows and all bedding
one double sofa bed with sleeping bags
brilliant Windy Smithy wood burner to keep you warm year round - wood supplied
two-ring gas burner with grill
good pans, knives, plates, cups, beakers, utensils
cool box with freezer packs
games, books, guitar, jigsaws, colouring books, cards
maps, binoculars, local info
fire pit (and wood) and barbecue
solar lights and torches
washing up area with tea towel, sponges and washing up liquid
outdoor shower with eco-friendly toiletries
compost loo with recycled toilet roll and hand soap
bath, hand and tea towels
three person hammock

Our super, new off-grid cabin is now ready to welcome guests. Sleeping up to six in a double bedroom, on the mezzanine and on a double sofa bed, with an indoor bathroom, spacious living area, kitchenette, fancy pants solar set up and private decking area for the all-important fire pit.

This beautiful space looks out over the pond and reed beds, with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing, digital detox.

What' in The Cabin:

lounge area with 2 x sofa beds
dining table seating up to 6
brilliant Aga wood burner to keep you warm year round - wood supplied
electric cool box
gas oven with grill
two-ring gas burner
good pans, knives, plates, cups, beakers, utensils
gas combi boiler
radiators in each room
mezzanine with 2 x single mattresses with pillows and all bedding
bedroom with king size bed, pillows and all bedding
bathroom with spacious shower, dry toilet, urinal and sink
bath, hand and tea towels
games, books, jigsaws, guitar, maps, local info, binoculars
digital radio
fire pit (and wood) and barbecue
solar panels for lights and charging points


Devon Dens
EX21 5AL

Tel: 07969 948 631