Brackenhill Glamping

Travel by Public Transport

Brackenhill Glamping is located in a quiet rural village in South Devon. The nearest railway station is at Ivybridge (2.2 miles/5 min.). Totnes railway station (10.9 miles/ 19 min.) and Plymouth railway station (13.9 miles / 26 min.) have regular services. The closest bus stop is at Bittaford (0.7 miles, 15 min. walk) and is well served by Stagecoach Gold and Stagecoach X38 (services to Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter).

Travel by Taxi

Ivycabs 01752 895555.
https://www.swpremiertravel.com/ 0800 048 7075

Sustainable Travel

In the interests of supporting public transport and sustainable travel, we are offering guests who are car free and travelling by bus or train in a single group (subject to taxi firm availability), free transfers between Ivybridge Railway Station or Bittaford Bus Stop to/from Brackenhill Glamping on arrival and departure dates.

Parking

There is a large car park with room for multiple vehicles. The car park surface is constructed from hardcore so it quite rough under foot. Feel free to park your car in the car park wherever you find easiest. Please do not drive onto the field. Parking is free.

Luggage

Check-in to the accommodation is from 3pm but we are more than happy to arrange for you to drop of luggage earlier. Please call 07739 473977 or email hello@brackenhillglamping.com

Arrival

Brackenhill Glamping is located on the left hand side after the Ugborough Village sign if approached from the north/uphill. There is a wooden sign on the gate. A short drive leads directly to the car park. Arrival time is from 3pm. If possible please give us an approximate time of arrival by calling or texting 07739 473977 or 07718495135.

Mobile Phone Signal and Wifi

4G mobile phone single is available on site. Free Wifi is available on request across the glampsite. Glow Worm tent has the best signal as it is closest to the office but please remember that we are in a rural area and speeds maybe slower than you are used to at home.

Access to and within the Safari Tents

Glow Worm

Glow Worm tent is located 32m walk from the car park along a mown grass path. A trolley is available to transport heavier items. Please ask for assistance with bags if you require it. The Glow Worm Tent has 11 steps to access a wooden deck which are 1.05m wide and lit with small solar lights after dark. There is a single low step into the Safari Tents. Then rest of the Safari Tent is on a single level. There is a narrow emergency exit zip in the double bedroom (rear of Safari Tent). The entrance to the bathroom is 670mm wide. The bathroom is accessible from both the bunk room and the double room and the doors are independently lockable. The shower has a 70mm step to access it through a 50cm sliding door. The kitchen is fully equipped and the space between the kitchen table and the kitchen units is 800mm wide. The height of the work surface is a standard 900mm.


Slow Worm

Slow Worm tent is located past Glow Worm, 100m down a relatively steep hill accessed via along a mown grass path. Slow Worm has a rear access with 3 steps (no hand rail) and a front access up 11 steps which are lit by solar powered lights at night. There is a single step into the tent from the terrace. The rest of the tent is on a single level. Furniture is not fixed so can be moved. There is a 700mm gap between the kitchen table and work surface. The bathroom door is 650mm wide, the shower has a 70mm step to enter the shower tray and the doors open to a maximum of 500mm. The bathroom floor is vinyl and is a black and white pattern. The king bedroom door opens to a maximum of 710mm and there is a narrow gap of 300mm on either side of the bed. The twin room has 600mm between the beds. The corridor between the bathroom and bedrooms is 760mm wide.

Cleaning Products

We use an unscented non-biological washing powder (Bio-d) and Method, Bio-d and Ecover cleaning products. Our linen is cotton and bedding is hypoallergenic (no down or feathers).

Electricity

There is electric in the Safari Tents. Sockets are available in the sitting room, kitchen and double bedrooms (twin and bunk room in Slow Worm tent) There are no sockets in the bathrooms.

Lighting

There are wall mounted lights in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Plug in spot lights in the kitchens and a floor lamp in the sitting rooms. There are bedside lamps in the double bedrooms (and twin room in Slow Worm).

Honesty Shop

There is a single step into the honesty shop.

Noise

We are in a quiet rural area over-looking a village. The church bells are quite noisy! They sound on the hour and there is bell ringing on a Sunday morning and Thursday evening. If the wind blows from the north (not prevailing) it is possible to hear traffic on the A38. This is more noticeable at night. We are surrounded by farms so farm machinery may be working at any time. Cockerels can be heard in the early morning and the sound of children playing in the neighbouring primary school during term time. The tents are situated approximately 100m apart. Guests are encouraged to use the whole glamping field and visitors to Slow Worm tent walk past the front of Glow Worm to get to the bottom of the field. There is a quiet after 10pm policy on site. Grass is mown in the glamping site when visitors or either out for the day or on change-over days.

Fires

There are log burners in both tents and fire guards are available. Both tents have firepits surrounded by a log seating area.

Security

The glamping field is enclosed by a hedgerow and there is a gate with a stile to the country road outside the site. The gate can be closed but not locked. The tents have a zip access to front and rear and cannot be locked. All but two windows in the safari tents are ‘fixed’ (two rear windows in Slow Worm tent open fully) i.e. They have a non-removable insect mesh layer and a roll up plastic layer when the weather is hotter. The safari tents are on raised platforms with a balustrade. There is a gate with a latch at the top of the stairs which enclosed the terrace area.

Bee Hives

We have local bee hives but none in the field which contain the Safari Tents.

Animals

We allow up to two dogs into the safari tents. They are not permitted on the bedding and furniture. We are not a farm but we currently have a few chickens and a couple of cats that may visit the glamping field. We have seen deer, foxes and badgers in the field.