13 of the most original Airbnb properties offering a unique stay in and around Devon

If you want a unique getaway you don’t have to look too far – Devon has plenty of places that fit the bill.

With the abundance of summer left, these Airbnb properties offer the perfect excuse to explore the best that the area has to offer in quirky, characterful locations.

So for a getaway like no other, take a look at these 13 unusual destinations.

The Steam Rocket, Wilton



The luxurious Steam Rocket is right next to the Somerset Steam Railway

This is no ordinary caravan – the luxurious retro-style steam rocket overlooking the Somerset Steam Railway lets you bring the countryside inside with an entire side wall that lifts up and out.

A cozy nest for couples, it’s a space where you can really relax listening to buzzards and owls or marveling at the night sky from the secluded deck.



It’s a cozy nest for couples, where you can really relax

The caravan is a feast for the senses, from its colorful crockery to the dim lighting on the deck and luxurious feather duvets to hot water bottles and fleece blankets to keep you warm when you sit outside at night.

There is access to a herb and vegetable garden where you can choose your own or order homemade sourdough bread and yogurt.

For more details see here

Cozy Nordic Chalet, Exeter



The lodge is located on over two acres of land to explore

If you don’t mind sharing a space, Reindeer Lodge is upscale camping at its best. Up to four people can stay and the space allows you to socialize, fall asleep, and wake up to stunning views.

It is in a secluded location on a two and a half acre lot on the edge of Exeter that you can explore and settle into a wooden deck where you can soak up the sun, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside .



Reindeer Lodge is premium camping at its best

The eight-sided space has seating around the walls that converts into four house-style bunk beds. And when the sun goes down, there’s battery-powered mood lighting.

For more details see here

Courlis Beach Chalet, Branscombe



What better view could you wish for than this?

What more could you ask for to wake up than to have a breathtaking view of a beach? In addition, if you are staying at Chalet Curlew, you have direct access to the sandy shore.

Located at East Beach, which is a World Heritage Site, you can open the balcony doors and soak up all the surroundings have to offer, from a changing sea to the coast.



The Beach chalet gives you direct access to the sandy shore

There are two bedrooms, with more space in the living room for up to six people to stay. A short walk away are two pubs where you can enjoy cliff walks.

For more details see here

Tom’s Hut, Lakemoor



Tom’s cabin is located next to a lake

If you want to be off the grid with peace and quiet, then this little gem near the River Taw, located right on a lake, is the perfect getaway.

Relax on the lakeside deck, paddle the boat or pet the dwarf goats that roam the site freely, then take the adventurer out inside and light a campfire, cook your dinner and watch the stars.



Tom’s Cabin is the ultimate romantic getaway

The cabin is lit by solar-powered LED lamps, it has a samovar for boiling water, a rocket stove for cooking and a brazier for exterior fires. The shower, sinks and drinking water and toilets are nearby.

There is a secluded meadow by the river where you can swim or relax in the teepee, where you can borrow books.

For more details see here

Apple Blossom Shepherds Hut, Kenn



Apple Blossom Shepherd Hut has its own hot tub

This cozy miniature home is nestled in a rural meadow, bordered by a bubbling creek, and has the added luxury of a full-size hot tub.

For those colder nights, the cabin even has underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove which should keep you toasty warm.



This cozy miniature house is nestled in a rural meadow

The cabin has a double bed, a kitchen and a bathroom with a private sunny terrace outside with deckchairs.

For more details see here

Marina Vacations, Brixham



The Sea Ray Sedan Flybridge is moored at Brixham Marina

If you’ve been wondering what it was like to stay on a boat, but hate the idea of ​​being at sea, this vacation is for you.

The ten-meter Sea Ray Sedan Flybridge, which can accommodate up to five people, will remain moored in the marina, but you can explore the town of Brixham just a three-minute walk away.



Not everyone is lucky enough to stay in such a beautiful setting, so close to the sea

Not everyone is lucky enough to stay in such a beautiful setting and so close to the sea. It is a great way to stay in the area and a truly different travel experience.

For more details see here

Bluebird Penthouse, High Bickington



The vintage Bluebird caravan is in a quite beautiful location

The Penthouse’s most unusual feature is the hot tub that’s inside a vintage Land Rover! It even lights up for nightly dips.

If you are looking for luxury, look no further than this vintage caravan which offers panoramic views of the valley.



The hot tub is a vintage Land Rover

The interior of the caravan exudes 1950s charm and features a double bed, shower, kitchen and central heating. Outside there are seating, a barbecue, a fireplace and a wine cellar.

For more details see here

Cabin in the woods, Dartmoor



The cabin in the woods is close to Dartmoor

This rustic cabin is exactly where you’d expect, nestled in the woods just a ten-minute walk from the 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park, via a public footpath through a meadow of wildflowers.

Up to six people can stay in the cabin, which really sounds like a fairy tale. Where you have to use lamps or candles or fire to light up the space at night.



The cabin exudes rustic charm

The toilet and shower are a short walk from the main house.

For more details see here

The Rock Shack, Torre



The Rock Cabin is nestled under mature oak trees

Rustic beauty describes this cabin, which sits under mature oak trees in the garden of the main house. But if you want privacy, don’t worry because it’s tucked away, accessible by a small path.

It is a single room, with a double bed and the possibility of an additional single bed, a kitchen and a dining area and a shower in galvanized wood.

You’ll see recycled items everywhere, reclaimed wood lights on the ground from a bowling alley. Even the veranda is made from reclaimed wood.



The cabin is just a bedroom with double bed and kitchen

The cabin is just a 15-minute drive from Dunster Castle, Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. Guests can also relax on site by relaxing on the lanai or meeting the chicken and dogs.

For more details see here

Yurt, Cawsand



These are not just any yurts, but the ones with clear roofs so you can watch the stars from your bed

You can actually lie in your bed and gaze at the stars as the yurts on this site have clear tops. If you don’t like the yurt, you can also rent a bell tent.

The yurts can accommodate six people each, but you can rent more if you want to come in a larger group. There is no electricity, but there are fireplaces outside and a wood-burning stove and gas stove inside.



There is no electricity, but a wood stove and a gas stove

The site between Cawsand, Whitsand and Milbrook, is close to the cliffs of White Beach Down, gardens and countryside and charming little fishing villages.

For more details see here

Woodpecker Lodge, Forton



The Scandinavian log cabin is surrounded by trees in eight acres of woodland

This gorgeous Scandinavian log cabin is surrounded by trees in eight acres of forest for total seclusion.

It can accommodate up to four people, but couples may want to enjoy the romantic setting on their own.



The cabin has its own private hot tub and wood-burning stove, and guests have free access to the heated outdoor pool.

Each chalet, as there are several, has its own private hot tub and wood-burning stove, and guests have free access to the outdoor heated swimming pool between May and September.

If you want to explore further afield, the site is close to Forde Abbey, a deer sanctuary, and a cycle path.

For more details see here

Camping lodge, Exeter



It’s camping at its simplest without the tent

If you want to experience basic camping but still want something a little stronger than a tent, this lodge is perfect.

The handmade lodge is located in a 20 acre field away from other properties. There is no electricity, but there is a wood stove to keep you warm and an outdoor fireplace.

Can accommodate up to four people, the lodge has a double bed on the mezzanine and camping beds. There is a sofa, stove, kettle, table and chairs.



The lodge is in a 20 acre field away from the hustle and bustle

As with any good camping trip – you should bring your own bedding, cutlery, torches, and fire lighters – don’t forget the marshmallows for toasting!

For more details see here

Star Watcher, Holcombe Rogus



You can fall asleep under the stars here

This rustic A-shaped structure may be small, but it’s perfect for falling asleep under the stars and waking up to the sound of birdsong.

Big enough for two, with a mostly glass roof, it’s simple, but effective.

It is located just 20 meters from the main house, where you can use the bathroom and the shower and use the kitchen for tea and coffee, toast and microwave, as well as the veranda, the garden. and the terrace.



The stargazer is just big enough for two

Dartmoor and Exmoor, and the North and South Devon coasts are a half hour drive away and there are many lovely walks nearby, including the Great Western Canal.

For more details see here

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