The Hen's Dens at Orchard Organic Farm
- Small, quiet, dog and family friendly
- Spacious Dens with own bathroom etc.
- High quality spacious accommodation
- Flexible stay to suit your needs
- Camping without the need for a tent
- Fire pit and barbeque area
The Hen’s Dens - Dog Friendly Glamping In Higher Gabwell, Devon
The Hen’s Dens are our timber tent camping / glamping pods.
The Dens are our original chicken sheds built by us at the start of our organic laying hens enterprise, and which became redundant as we have expanded the business.
A few years ago we had a light bulb moment the thought ‘why don’t we turn them into Timber Tents’, and with the support of the planning authority, we set out on the task of converting them.
The Dens have been carefully set in a quiet spot amongst our cob nut trees and adjoining an orchard of organic desert apples trees. To make room we dug up and transplanted some nut trees and planted many dozens of new trees and hedging plants. After many months of hard work, hopefully you will agree, we have created an attractive and appealing, unique, small site to provide an enjoyable place to stay.
Each Den has its own private lockable bathroom / welfare room (as described below), complete with shower, toilet and wash basin plus welfare area. You have your bathroom for the duration of your stay. It is key locked, so you can leave all of your personal washing and cooking gear and possessions within it (no dragging to and fro).
Parking for one car per Den.
We have good 4G coverage (most of the time).
Low level site lighting to find your way around plus a torch for going to the loo in the night.
Outside tap and wetsuit rinsing barrel - Fire pit and barbeque area.
Benches to sit out in the field and take in the view and sunset - Space to play in amongst the trees.
We are happy for guests to bring one well-behaved dog and there are lots of walks on our doorstep. Please add your dog when booking.
Each of the three Dens are basically the same offering a spacious and flexible space approximately 6m x 3m
Insulated and heated with an electric oil filled radiator.
Lighting and electric socket with USB charging point
Six seater picnic bench
Double glazed windows and doors with blinds or curtains.
Your own secure ‘welfare’ room as below, yours exclusively for your stay.
Toilet and wash basin
900x900mm Shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer shower
Small kitchen / general area with storage cupboard with:
Fridge with freezer box and ice tray
Cleaning equipment - Microwave - Kettle
Socket and space for food preparation - Coat hanging hooks
Your own washing up sink in a large cover area with bins etc.
A shared washing machine (honesty box for contribution towards to running costs) with clothes airers and baskets.
All the above are included in your stay so you can have comfortable and straightforward stay, camping without needing to bring a tent, for those who are happy to bring their own sleeping bags and be self sufficient. If however, you simply want to rock up and stay, you can add the below ‘bolt on’ extras to make your stay easier and add the glamping feel.
A dog lying on a porch of the Hens Dens
A picnic table in front of the Hens Dens with a glass of champagne an open book and flowers
Hiking boots, two pairs slightly muddy
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