A Glamping Weekend in Devon

Ever since the first time I laid eyes on the British countryside I was in love. I remember giggling while on every drive we took in those first few weeks because every church or village that I saw looked exactly like a postcard. It was everything I imagined it would be and more. Friends, British postcards don't lie....the countryside is incredible. Sometimes I seriously just want to cry it's so beautiful. And this past weekend, we finally had the chance to immerse ourselves in it.

I have been an admirer of Canopy and Stars website for a while (if you haven't seen it, go check it out now!!) And I found a great little yurt on an organic farm that I thought would be right up mine and Van's alley. And I was 100% right.





We set off for our glamping adventure in Devon on a Saturday morning and after a 5.5 hour drive we settled in to our host community. We stocked up on a few goodies for dinner from the local farm shop and headed back to the yurt. It was stocked with cooking equipment, firewood and a view.




While sipping wine, I learned a thing or two about cooking on a wood burning stove! I tended the veggies while Van turned caveman on me and cooked the locally sourced steaks on the fire pit! It was great just sitting out in the countryside, listening to the background of farm animal noises and enjoying the cold, fresh air. Yep. It's June and I'm wrapped up in a wool blanket!







After a fantastic dinner on our first night at the yurt, we set out to check on the farm babies. Our dinner, by the way...huge success. 

The evening fog rolled in, and although our view was now gone the setting was pretty magical.








While visiting the farm, we were lucky enough to play and feed the 5 little lambs. They were so stinking cute and warmed up to us pretty quickly. Borough Farm is lucky they aren't missing a little lamb. I was very tempted to pack one up in my bag and bring him home with me!!









Aren't they adorbs? Oh, and I just posted a video to Instagram of the little babes. Go take a look!
The rest of the farm was just as I would hoped it would be. Nothing too neat and orderly but a farm with incredible natural, comforting beauty. 




I loved the little duck just chilling with the chickens. I don't think he knew he was any different!


Oh....and the baby lambs. Have I mentioned them already?




While visiting Devon, we ventured out to see Brentor Church, Lydford Gorge and Tintagel Castle. And more will be written about them soon enough, but it was so nice to come back to our peaceful little yurt after a day out. I've stayed in many nice hotels in Europe but this experience takes the cake. Glamping. Do it!






We've travelled all over Europe and now that our stay is finally coming to a close, it was nice to take some time out to enjoy this beautiful country.




More coming later on the excursions! Have you ever been glamping?

Our Yurt: Devon Yurts

27 comments

  1. I didn't know such a website exists! I will definitely try it in the future. I just started staying in apartments from AirBnb and I just love how unique these traveling experiences are. Your yurt looks fantastic! :)

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  2. Your trip looked amazing! I wanna go glamping now in the English countryside now! I love your video on IG... too much cuteness going on!

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  3. Canopy and Stars is going to be my new obsession!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Those lambs, so cute! This sounds like my kind of weekend getaway!

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  5. AirBnb can be so wonderful! I use it for about 40% of our travels :) But yes, sites like canopy and stars are becoming prettypopular as well! So unique!

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  6. I definitely recommend! It was such an enjoyable and unique experience!

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  7. Isn't it awesome? I want to stay in a treehouse!!

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  8. Mr Tide is a massive fan of camping, but me...not so much. Maybe this is the ideal compromise. Going to bookmark Devon Yurts (although we've been living in Devon for 3 months so maybe we need to look further afield)

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  9. Oh those lambs! Ah! Way to go on not taking one home, that is impressive self restraint.

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  10. I've never done any kind of camping before -- this looks like so much fun (and in such a beautiful setting)! The veggies look fresh and delicious, and those lamb babies...too cute.

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  11. Not a big fan of either glamping or camping, but those lambs...they are so freaking cute!! I just love the English countryside. I spent a year studying in Lancaster and was surrounded by fields and sheep!!

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  12. I really hate camping lol!! So glamping was the PERFECT compromise! No bugs, no sleeping on the floor, and we had a lovely shower :) You should totally look into it!

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  13. I really depsise real camping! I can't deal with the bugs, or sleeping on the floor etc....this was so enjoyable! I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it!

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  14. Oh, I really despise camping haha!! But I was so shocked at how much I loved our little yurt! No bugs and no sleeping on the floor (our bed was super cosy) so I was happy! I just adore the English countryside!

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  15. Yurts are so cool! Never yet stayed in one (although we offered some of them to our wedding guests) but I would welcome the opportunity. Closer to nature, easier on the wallet, why not? Those English countryside scenes are absolutely enchanting!

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  16. I'm going to do my best not to sound like a crazy person...but I ADORE sheep! I kept asking Michael if we could have a pet sheep in Paris. It seemed like it could work - everyone takes their dogs everywhere, and I could take my sheep along. With that said, these lamb photos are the cutest thing ever!!!! I'm pretty sure if I were there, Borough Farm would be missing a lamb or two. SO SO CUTE!

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  17. This seems to good to be true- how perfect are those little lambs? Adorable!!

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  18. this looks like the most magical camping experience in history. and those sheep are adorable!

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  19. The experience so surpassed my expectations!!

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  20. They are precious!! This was a long wool kind and their wool was really soft :) And they do act like little puppies :)

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  21. The British countryside is magical anyway and this was just the coolest experience!

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  22. wow this looks so nice! also those lambs are so freaking cute!

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