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The Wagon at Burrow Hill

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Ottery St Mary, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "I had a wonderful week stay at The Wagon and feel reinvigorated and raring to go again - a real cure for burnout!"

    Everything is so well thought out and - despite mostly terrible weather - the wagon was always cosy inside and with plenty of solar power available. A lovely bottle of home-produced wine was provided too! I couldn't fault what Nicki and Ben have produced one bit. This is one I would come back to!

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "Amazing !!!"

    ! This place is perfect , me and my partner were here for a week and it was the loveliest little get away , Ben and Niki were great and helped us with anything we needed while we was there , ottery st Mary is only a 25 min walk away with some lovely pubs and shops around , I honestly could not recommend a better place to stay , if your reading this … BOOK THIS PLACE!!

    Reviewed by Willow5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was an incredible stay."

    I was previously in the travel industry for 11 years and this by far is the best "glamping" experience that I have had. Just enough off the grid so that you can enjoy the quiet and complete privacy, but at least cellphone reception, if you want it. I spent a week here with my dog for some R&R and we were both very comfortable. Everything you could need was there and the hosts Ben & Nicki were lovely and I even bought some of their lovely Solaris wine. You can see that there is great attention to detail and I am still impressed with what they have created here. Great bed, enough space to unwind and cook and it is also lovely for dogs. Great location as you can get to the ocean (various options) by car in a short drive, and lovely farm shops (also various options) to buy some treats/snacks/meat/eggs etc., within walking distance and there was also a restaurant, lovely hikes and more shops in the village (about 5 min drive). I am already planning my return next year. Thanks Nicki & Ben :) Adéle xx

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Sep 2023

  • "One of the most beautiful places we have stayed."

    Wonderfully relaxing! Lots to see in and around the area. Welcomed with card, flowers and a complimentary bottle of luscious local wine! So relaxing we both read a book and neither of us had picked one up for years! Ben and Nicki have smashed it! Perfect rural retreat. Oh and our dog Reggie loved it too!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2023

  • "The wagon was unbelievable."

    You can see the love and thought that has been put into every aspect of it, making the holiday experience amazing. We especially loved the setting, so peaceful, relaxing and isolated (but in a good way) and not far from Sidmouth and other areas of interest. On arrival we we're delighted when we saw that the wagon had flowers, a note from the owners, wine and a pint of milk waiting for us. It's these little touches from the owners that make such a difference and made us feel special. The owners themselves were wonderful and eager to help with anything we needed and much thought had been put into the information pack, including some fantastic places to visit and eat at. This is a gem of a place and we will be coming back soon

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had the most perfect stay here."

    The view was beautiful and we loved the privacy. Our dog wandered around freely without a care in the world. The wagon itself is a work of art. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is very impressive. All the facilities you need are catered for and the bed was so comfortable. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really lovely quiet break."

    Have recommended it to my family for a get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow… what an experience."

    Would highly recommend! Such a beautiful and loved wagon. Great set up with everything we needed. Peaceful location yet close to amenities. We had a fabulous time. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was the most unusual place we ever stayed and most quirky but to know it was ..."

    It was the most unusual place we ever stayed and most quirky but to know it was all built by hand is amazing comfortable bed everywhere was nice a clean and if your looking to be totally isolated this is the only one in the field it was so relaxing and there are small towns not to far away with all you would need for your stay the owners were great very polite and couldn't do enough to help if asked to

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jun 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay, incredibly relaxing peaceful time."

    All amenities were top notch, although special mention to a great shower. Perfect for someone bringing their dog, as plenty of space to play in. Can't fault the place, thinking about return dates already

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay - such a relaxing place to get away from it all!"

    We were very impressed with the facilities, especially given that it was in a compact place - we had absolutely everything we needed. The owners were very responsive to our queries and resolved an issue we had on the same day! We will definitely want to book another stay here!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "I honestly could not recommend this place enough."

    Set in an idyllic part of Devon with the most beautiful views and wildlife around. Very peaceful and great place to get some headspace. Amentities close by for anything needed. Lots to do around the area. Accommodation was very well equipped. Literally had everything you could think of. Maybe could do with a little oil for cooking but otherwise all considered. Very warm and comfortable whilst there and all facilities well looked after. We had an issue with the shower being a bit too hot and Nicki and Ben came out and dealt with it straight away, no bother. Very pleased we chose this accommodation and would love to come and stay again!

    Reviewed by Frazer5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely superb, really enjoyed our stay here."

    You will not find anything else like it and would highly recommend. Will definitely be rebooking

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable especially the bed albeit difficult to get out of if you are far side in the middle of the night!"

    !!!! Otherwise very peaceful and enjoyed it immensely and due to good weather stayed another night Unique accommodation but all embracing and a great talking point to share with friends and family Hosts very amicable and helpful

    Reviewed by Laurence4.4Mar 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette, and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower
  • External compost WC
  • Outdoor kitchen/living space with woodburning stove
  • Air-blown heating
  • Gas hob, fridge
  • TV monitor
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned area with furniture and firepit barbecue
  • One small/medium well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the property and external WC
  • Note: The internal WC should only be used for liquid; toilet roll shouldn't be flushed
  • Note: This is an off-grid property with solar-powered electricity, therefore hairdryers/straighteners and other high-powered appliances cannot be used (maximum 300W)
  • Note: The owner's washing machine and tumble dryer can be used upon request
  • Note: There is no WiFi in the property, however mobile signal is generally good
  • Note: The TV monitor does not have satellite or terrestrial channels, however can be used as a Smart TV via hotspot from mobile network and has a USB port

The property

Enveloped by countryside near Ottery St Mary, Devon, is The Wagon at Burrow Hill, a lovingly hand-built, single-storey wagon.

Enjoying a private surrounding and a bespoke design based on a traditional shepherd’s wagon, it has been built by the owner using many recycled materials, including wood from their land, the property offers a rustic base for a rural escape, inviting two guests and one well-behaved dog.

Despite being an off-grid property, the wagon is designed to be used all year round being fully insulated and still boasts contemporary comforts such as push-button heating and USB ports for charging phones.

Park up and stroll through the field, reaching the delightful exterior of The Wagon at Burrow Hill, where you'll locate an outdoor seating area, a fire pit barbecue, and access into the outdoor kitchen; prepare meals upon the gas hob, or within the woodburning stove, before venturing into the studio-style interior.

Unwind after a day of adventure upon the plush sofa with the TV on in the backdrop, before climbing into the sumptuous double bed.

Awaken to a refreshing shower, with the convenience of both internal and external cloakrooms, ahead of exploring East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a host of attractions in the area.

Just a short journey away you'll reach Wildwood Escot animal park, the picturesque woodlands surrounding the remains of Woodbury Castle.

Within easy reach by car is the charming resort of Sidmouth, known for being a gateway to the Jurassic Coast and home to a wealth of restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic date night, followed by a walk along the beach.

Travelling towards the coast, stop off at Exmouth Beach, or visit Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre for an immersive afternoon, ahead of venturing to Exmouth Marina and its sailing club.

Complete your getaway with a tour of Exeter Cathedral, a visit to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, and a romantic stroll alongside River Exe.

Book a bespoke abode in The Wagon at Burrow Hill.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Alfington 2 miles; Honiton 5.5 miles; Sidmouth 6.5 miles; Exeter 14 miles.

Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year. Ottery has welcoming traditional Devon pubs and plenty of individual shops, offering quality local produce and a warm welcome to visitors. The area is a walkers’ paradise, with strolls along the banks of the River Otter or hill climbs offering magnificent views as far as Dartmoor. Nearby Escot Country Park is a fabulous wildlife visitor attraction for the whole family and the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site is a short drive from Ottery where resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline. Sidmouth is an elegant seaside resort on the south Devon stretch of Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site of great natural beauty. Lined with stylish Regency cream-and-white architecture, creating an elegant Esplanade which makes for a relaxing stroll whilst looking out towards Beer Head. There are a variety of attractions around Sidmouth including Pecorama with award-winning miniature railway and gardens, the Seaton tramway and the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve. An easy drive from Ottery is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and many fabulous restaurants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas