Into the Valley’s unique luxury self-catering cabin is located amid the nature, peace and exceptional beauty of the Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Designed using sustainable materials and eco-friendly techniques. All the creature comforts you need on holiday are here – your own deck for wildlife- watching and star-gazing and ample log supply for your wood-burning stove inside. A sumptuous king-size bed and crisp bedlinen. A kitchen complete with cooker and gas hob. Compact shower room with monsoon shower and compost loo. Sitting and dining area in the open-plan living and sleeping space with books and games to while away the nights when weather prevents star-gazing from your terrace. There is no light pollution here … so watching the night sky is a uniquely rewarding experience. As is the chance to reconnect with nature, and for wild swimming in the fresh, clear River Teign which flows by at the bottom of ‘your’ field.
THE OAK CABIN
Check in 3 pm > Check out 11 am
Cooking: Gas hob & oven, interior fridge.
Washing: Hot shower in the cabin, compost loo in cabin and out in the field.
Heating, lighting & bedding: Wood burner, solar lighting, all bedding and towels provided, plug sockets.
Entertainment: Games cupboard including chess, backgammon, cards and a selection of books. Mini Rig speaker system provided.
FOOD & DRINK
A welcome hamper will be provided with the basics for breakfast.
The local villages of Mortonhampstead and Chagford have shops for supplies.
Pubs and Restaurants:
The Old Inn, Drewsteignton (3 miles) – A small restaurant that has won various awards for culinary excellence.
The Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton (3 miles) – Good for a drink and a game of billiards.
The Horse, Mortonhampstead (4.3 miles) – Wood fired pizzas and other Italian delights. SAWDAYS AWARDED
Three Crowns, Chagford (6.3 miles) – Good for food and drinks.
The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh (7.8 miles) – Great food and a huge whisky selection.
Gidleigh Park, Chagford (8 miles) – 2 Michelin awards. SAWDAYS AWARDS
At Weir Mill
Go wild swimming or explore the two tree and river houses at Weir Mill. There’s also single bank fishing.
Places to Visit
Castle Drogo – National Trust castle to explore; walk around the beautiful grounds and surrounding woods teeming with wildlife. You can also swim in the ‘salmon leap’ below the castle.
Bovey Castle – country hotel with spa, ayurvedic treatments, golf course and restaurants
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
Teign Valley – woods and waterfalls
Market towns of Chagford and Mortonhampstead. If you’re visiting Chagford, Rupert recommends a trip to Bowden’s, a family run ‘tardis of a shop’ with plenty of wet weather gear, survival equipment and even its own museum.
Exeter – cathedral city
Outdoor & Active
There’s easy access to both the North and South Devon coast for surfing, kite-surfing and other water sports.
Out of the Valley is located on the Northern edge of Dartmoor.
Weir Mill, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX66QA
By public transport: The nearest train station is Exeter, 11 miles away.
The nearest bus station is Cheriton Bishop, 2.3 miles away.
Take the A30 towards Okehampton (from North) or towards Exeter (from South). Turn off at Cheriton Bishop and head into the village. Take the second left, signposted Woodbrooke. Continue for 3 miles until you reach a T-junction. Here go left, then immediately right down Weir Mill drive.
Sarah“It was a joy to stay in your cabin and absorb such true craftsmanship, you should be very proud of creating such a classy, comfortable and cosy little haven – you have thought of everything. The bed itself was luxurious! We had a welcome basket of food on arrival, which included tasty homemade bread. The surroundings were truly wonderful, really taking you away from modern life and feeling like a holiday. Amazing to experience the pitch black nights studded with stars and a near full moon".
Amy“A really special, magical weekend away. The cabin was amazingly well-designed and built, with wonderful attention to detail. The location was perfect, it felt like it was i the middle of nowhere – lots of birds, rabbits and deer to be seen while peeking from the cabin windows. Very close to footpaths along the river, we would love to come back in the summer as it looked perfect for wild swimming”.
Michael and Liv"The cabin made our hearts melt as soon as we entered! Instant relaxation. Everything in the cabin was beautifully done, well thought out and finely executed. Each time we opened a drawer we were left thinking ‘that’s a great idea’. If you manage to pull yourself out of the exceptionally comfortable bed, the walks surrounding the cabin are amazing, even in the middle of winter".
Tom Dixon"You are a champion cabin creator. You have made a wonderful space. So peaceful and cosy. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is unswerving. It’s all so beautiful. But the beautiful design is in no way indulgent, it’s always with the guest’s comfort in mind and it was such a lovely space to hang out in".
Alex & Georgie"We are both in awe of what you have created here. Everything is detailed perfectly, and a very comfortable bed. Just a perfect place to spend our honeymoon".