Wootten Deer Park & Safari Lodges - Safari Lodge 'Roe'
Wootten Deer Park & Safari Lodges ( Crediton, Devon)
A rural glamping haven, with a difference! Our wood and canvas Safari Lodge ‘Roe’ benefits from an elevated position within a 15-acre field, overlooking the deer enclosure which is screened by woodland and hedging. Sleeps 6 guests (maximum 4 adults). 2 bedrooms both with king size beds and 2 cosy single cabin beds, tucked away hidden within the walls of the lodge. Includes two sunken jacuzzi baths, the use of a golf buggy during your stay, to drive to and from the carpark and the lodge during your stay. (T&C’s apply)
Glamping is the best way to experience the rugged outdoors, without having to compromise on any modern comforts – such as hot showers and comfortable beds ( electric blankets), which enable you to drift off to sleep, to the natural sounds of the wildlife, settling in for the night.
Roe enjoys wonderful far-reaching views across the deer park and the neighbouring countryside beyond, so you can observe the deer at your leisure, day and night.
Comfortably furnished throughout and benefits from mains electric, flushing loo, an LPG gas water heater for instant hot water, gas hob, wood burner/oven, TV & broadband.
The large decked area juts out into the deer enclosure, enhancing your deer experience.
Ideal for couples, friends and families looking for the ultimate glamping experience.
Our deer have either been hand reared or handled on a regular basis, so should you wish to get even closer to the deer, we do offer the opportunity for you to feed the deer (the perfect photo/selfie opportunity) accompanied by one of our rangers, giving you and your family the chance to really observe the deer up close.
A short distance from the lodges is a sunken communal woodfired firepit and seating area, perfect for you to enjoy a glass or mug of something you fancy and perhaps a s’more!
Only 20 minutes from the A30 and Dartmoor, Wootten Deer Park makes for the perfect rural retreat.
So if you’re celebrating a special birthday, an anniversary, looking for just a few nights away, a long weekend or a week’s holiday, either way you’ll create lifelong memories.
“As it has been said before …memories aren’t made in front of the T.V.!”
(single sex groups by prior arrangements).
Activities near us.
We are located in a destination which offers so much.
Fishing (within walking distance)
‘Taw Valley Brewery’ (walking distance approx. 1.7 miles away)
Local sports facilities at The Waie Inn, swimming, squash, tennis, children’s soft play and outdoor play area. (1.25 miles – within walking distance)
We are just under an hour from the lovely beaches at Bude, Newquay is only 1hr 20 minutes from us.
If you want to keep it local, there are an abundance of gorgeous local country walks and footpaths, some of which start right from our park entrance and circuit back to us in a loop.
More information on where to visit is provided in our welcome pack.
So…..what’s Included in your stay:
. The use of a golf buggy (T&C’s apply)
• Fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, champagne flutes, wine glasses, microwave, toaster, kettle for use on gas hob, 4 ring gas hob, sink and drainer, fridge with freezer compartment, the wood fired oven is the top compartment of the wood burner.
• Wood burning stove with integrated oven above.
• Electric lights and power points for chargers.
• Open plan living/dining area fully furnished with 2 sofas and a 6-seater dining table & chairs, TV & DVD player.
• 2 double bedrooms both with king size beds with electric blankets, made up with hypoallergenic duvets and pillows, cotton sheets and spare blankets. Hanging space is provided including shelves and dressing table area with mirror.
• 2 cosy children’s single size cabin beds with electric blankets, made up with hypoallergenic duvets and pillows and cotton sheets, spare blankets.
• Shower room within the lodge with flushing loo, sink, shower & mirror.
• Private 6m x 6m decking with 6-seater corner Rattan sofa and coffee table, two hammocks, charcoal BBQ & picnic table seating and two sunken jacuzzi baths.
• A basket of logs is included during the warmer months from 1st April to the end September and further logs can be purchased on site.
• NB **Logs are included for all stays between October & November**
• A welcome pack including Scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Additional sundries provided
Cleaning products and cloths/sponges
Tin foil, baking paper, cling film
Hand pump torches
(due to a strict Covid19 cleaning regime – games/DVD’s have been removed, so you will need to bring your own with you)
Available on request
Travel cot (Please bring your own bedding for the cot bed)
For the dog:
Wipe clean/waterproof dog bed
Dog food bowl
Dog water bowl
Venison available on site for your BBQ on the deck: Venison steaks, sausages & burgers.
Venison available: steaks, sausages, burgers, mince, diced and shanks. Purchased on site, please see site blackboard on arrival, or you can request the price list and pre-order prior to your visit.
Local Take Away
Fish and chips from our local North Tawton chippy (they are delicious!)
Indian take away from our local Okehampton Indian (highly recommended!)
Noises you will more than likely hear during your stay in the country!
Foxes (their cry can be quite alarming, if you have not heard it before – usually a loud high pitch screaming noise – at night)
Bats (a squeaky sound)
Essential items you WILL need to bring with you:
Welly boots – these are a must for a break in the countryside
Coats (even in the summer it can get chilly in the evenings)
Jumpers / Warm socks / slippers in cooler evenings.
If you are bringing a dog:
Breaks away in colder months:- For the hardy glamper.
Essential – Lighting a fire and keep it going!
We will be on hand to help at all times and able to help you get started, if you are not familiar with wood fires.
The wood burner is your heating and the oven, so lighting the is a fire is a must. ( full video instructions on how to light and keep the the fire going will be sent to you, along with written instructions on your welcome pack.)
There’s no central heating, the wood burner is your heating.
If you wish to bring a dog with you there is a £25 charge per dog. 1 x large dog or two small dogs maximum per Lodge.
Please consider how your dog will react being so close to livestock ( the deer will be able to poke their noses through the fencing and your decking balustrade to say hello!) your dog/s will need to be used to other animals and kept on a lead whilst on site and all dog mess picked up – appropriate bins are provided.
Dogs must not be left alone in the lodges at any time, they must be supervised at all times.
If you are happy that your dog will cope with the surroundings, payment is paid direct to the owners.
There is an enhanced Covid19 cleaning charge of £45 per stay which is added to each booking.