In the media

A feature in 'Manor' magazine, showcasing Brownscombe's luxury Tabernacle accommodation
A newspaper cutting showing the inside of a Brownscombe safari tent taken from The Metro newsapaper's 2015 glamping feature
A picture of the Brownscombe Tabernacle in The Times' best glamping breaks 2015 feature
An image of The Guardian's '2015 top 20 new places to stay' article featuring Brownscombe Luxury Glamping

Guest reviews

Don’t just take our word for it, we publish every review. Here’s what our guests have said on social media and in our visitors book …

Thank you so much for the most perfect hen location. Everything was just spot on! Your meals were incredible and the facilities that separate you from other glamping sites really make Brownscombe special. The location was perfect for our night out in Torquay and our visit to Salcombe. The pool was lovely too but what really made it was your friendly and accommodating self…and of course Molly and Margot! We’ll be back!!

Rachel’s Hen party, Summer 2017 – All 3 Safari Tents

Delightful glamping – all the attention to detail sets it apart from other places. So peaceful – despite all the “hens”!! Thank you so much.

The mother hens!, Summer 2017 – Cabin

We’ve absolutely loved it here at Brownscombe for a week. The glamping really is luxury and meaning that we’ve had the best of the out doors but the comforts of home. Thank you Kate for the amazing set up of the tents and for thinking of everything. Hugo has really got a lot out of the morning farmers rounds and as a London city dweller it’s great fun to be so close to nature! Thanks for the recommendations too – we’ve been so lucky with the weather the beaches have been spactacular – Bantham, Bigbury, Oddicombe and Black pool sands! Plus Paignton Zoo is so close! Our first staycation glamping and probably won’t be our last. So pleased with my real sheep fleece as a reminder of the great memories we have made here at Brownscombe! xx

Lydia, Ryan and Hugo, Summer 2017 – Safari Tent

Dear Kate, It was just so peaceful and beautiful. Bo has grown so much during our stay – she now sings to the sheep! You have been a superb host – thank you for the advice. We could drink in these views for ever. PS the brownies were AMAZING!

The Blake-Turners, Summer 2017 – Cabin

What a wonderful time we have all had. We laughed from the moment we arrived. It is an idyllic, magical place and memories have been made. It’s been a weekend to treasure.Kate has been wonderfully welcoming, the beds are heavenly. It is all so beautifully put together. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay for the week and take advantage of the suppers that are available – they sound amazing.

Gayna, Bee, Leah, Gem, Eve and Jackie, Summer 2017 – Safari Tent

“I might cry when I have to go home” George – age 6 (and Emma age 43…)

We have had a lovely stay here. The food is brilliant, so many clever and stylish touches. We have made full use of Kate’s tasty menu and enjoyed time in the hot tub, also sitting out late waiting for the barn owl to appear. Unfortunately it remains elusive…but we have spied bunnies and many other birds. Favourite day trips were to Greenway – home of Agatha Christie, by ferry and the South Milton sands where the beach cafe is amazing. Thank you for a memorable week!

Emma, Ian and George, Summer 2017 – Safari Tent

Dear Kate, Thank you so much for everything. My boyfriend planned this trip as a complete surprise for our anniversary, so I had no idea what to expect. I can honestly say he chose somewhere better than I could imagine. This place is truly magical and every second has been so special. The Tabernacle is so beautifully decorated and being out amongst the sheep is worlds apart from London life. I slept like a baby in the cosy bed. Hope to see you again.

Fran and Will, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle

What a truly amazing and beautiful place! This was a surprise for Nigel’s 60th birthday. During our (relatively short) journey here, I’d told him that we were going to a holiday camp and said that I’d already entered him into the knobbly knees contest and the talent show. I told him that we would be awakened each morning by a loudspeaker system – Hi de hi style and the whole experience would be such fun! He was absolutely horrified!  When we arrived we were both gobsmacked and have loved every minute of it. The peace, beauty and wildlife have been exquisite. Thank you so much Kate xxxx

Lesley and Nigel, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle

We’ve had such a lovely few days. Don’t think we will ever tire of the amazing countryside and view. The children, as ever, loved the freedom of the meadow and helping out with the animals.We had great days out, BBQ’s meals out and weather. What more could you ask! Thank you Kate! We will be back for longer next time.

“I loved this. Thank you for the amazing holiday. We’ll be back next year. Thanks Kate 0x” Emma

“I love the animals thank you Kate x0x0xx0xx0x0” Harry age 6

Claire, Andy, Emma and Harry, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Fantastic stay. Kate was a fantastic host and looked after us brilliantly! She looked after the boys amazingly and they loved the morning feeding trips. We appreciated all her help and kindness;

Cormac “I loved feeding the pigs, the Cabin bed and the hot water bottle”

Edward ” I loved the goKart and feeding all the animals”

Look forward to staying again soon!

Pete, Emma, Cormac and Edward, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Another fabulous break supplied by the wonderful Kate. Such a great host and amazing accommodation. The attention to detail is superb. Some great ideas for luxury to take home. The meals are great and more than generous. My 14 year olds are already talking about next year and I feel would never tire of this lovely, relaxing place. Such a lovely setting.

 Jacqui, Rhys and Evan, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Thank you for a brilliant stay. It was really good to disconnect and enjoy this fabulous location. Brilliant accommodation, comfortable beds and toastie living room once the fire got going. We are sad to be leaving but look forward to returning again soon. Thank you!

Sophie, Dolf, Emilio and Xavier, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Amazing bit of Glamping heaven – my pyromaniac husband loved having 3 fires to tend and Kates’ Farmers rounds were the highlight of the childrens mornings. Highly recommend taking the ferry across between Dartmouth and Kingsweir and Blackpool sands is lovely on a sunny day. If the weather is wet and your children are 8 and under the Hedgehog hospital is worth a trip. Kate is an incredible host – thank you for sharing your piece of Devon 🙂

Alison, Carl, Matilda and Charlie, Spring 2017 – Safari tent 

Amazing weekend away – so relaxing. Tent is fabulous – love the decor. Ludo loved helping with the animals. Great hot tub and bubbles on the verandah! Thank you Kate!

Browne family, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Kate, what an amazing host you are. You have something very beautiful here and you have thought of every last detail. Thank you for helping to provide a very relaxing long weekend, it has been everything we wanted and more xx

Kimberley, Ricki and Lillie, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Well, we didn’t know what to expect and were not disappointed!! Listen to Kate she is by far the oracle of the area. The places she suggests to visit are magical and the places to eat are a must!! The family experience has been superb, with open fires/BBQ’s and snake-like hot water bottles. Kate has created something really special, in a secret “hide away” location that we have enjoyed so much and we are sad to leave but look forward to coming back next year 🙂

Gemma, Simon, Courtney, George and Charlie, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Had a fab stay – girls loved feeding animals every morning. Hot tub fun – once we got it going! Loved the playing areas. Can’t recommend the Lodge highly enough – amazing fondue!

I loved going crabbing and rock pooling, sleeping in the cabin bed and walking the dogs Margot the pug and Molly the labrador. Going on the go kart we had fallen off but it was quite funny after it happened, even though it fell on me and not my sister Freddie. Betty was too small to go on it. – Charlotte

Charlotte, Freddie, Betty, Ed and Michelle, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

What a wonderful little bit of paradise the Tabernacle is and the farm and the whole family! Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing break. Will definitely be back xxx

Mike and Clare, Spring 2017 – Tabernacle

Thank you for a fantastic break – a wonderful relax away from it all and recharge. The children have woken us every morning with “is it time for farmers rounds?” and have delighted in helping out and playing with their new friends. Thank you Kate for making us feel very welcome and we look forward to a return visit xx

Ed, Sarah, Henry and Bella, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Had a fantastic time . It was wonderful to see our 3 year old Abigail go off feeding all the animals and being independent “Mummy and Daddy I just want to go with Kate!”. The romance of Betty and Abigail her first holiday friend will not be forgotten. Thanks Kate.

Matt, Sarah and Abigail,Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

We have all had a really lovely time here. The boys have enjoyed doing the farmers rounds each morning and LOVE Margot 🙂 Never been camping / Glamping before, so it was nice to stay in luxury tents surrounded by beautiful countryside views. Thank you Kate for making our holiday one to remember!

Donna, Matt, Jack and Max, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Dear Molly, Margot, Kitkat, Duck-vader, Spot, Patch, Ham solo, Princess Layer, Freddie and family, thank you very much for a wonderful weekend in your idyllic hideaway. We have had a totally chilled time with our home from home and hot tub. You have been so very kind and your hospitality and food stores are a delight. Great days out. Thank you for your advice. Looking forward to our next visit.

Madeleine, Hugo, Susan, James, Elaine, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

We had a wonderful time here, enjoyed the surroundings, the green nature, the birds singing and especially the hot tub! 🙂 Thank you for creating such a nice place.

Martin and Birgit, Spring 2017 – Tabernacle

THANK YOU KATE! We had the most wonderful time; 20 hens with all the space you could wish for to play, chill, laugh and bond. It was a really special weekend. For anyone planning a hen (or family holiday!) I cannot recommend Brownscombe highly enough – Kate was the perfect host and shared in our excitement, nothing was too much trouble, and her help was invaluable in pulling off our ideas to show the Bride to Be the perfect weekend. Thanks so much. XxX

Thank you for our lovely tent, hot tub, lunches, breakfasts and dinners. The free range hens have been very happy here and will definitely come back 🙂 The animals are so sweet and your dogs are adorable – happy happy hens xxxxxx

Free range Hens!, Spring 2017 – whole site

Thank you so much for a wonderful short break at the Tabernacle. We have had an amazing time – very relaxing and homely and felt very welcoming. Looking forward to booking our next stay already 🙂 xxx

Alice and Billy, Spring 2017 – Tabernacle

We had the most wonderful time! Special place, magical experience 🙂

Mark, Helen, Olivia, Benjamin, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

From the moment Kate greeted us we knew this place would be special. Incredible food, excellent suggestions of what to do, a hot tub and the comfiest bed ever – amazing from start to finish.

Get yourself down to Pie Street in Totnes for some excellent pies as shopping fuel, then be sure to pop up the road to Totnes Wines for a bottle of “La Prade Vari” to accompany Kate’s fine cassoulet! Thank you from all 3 of us x

Kev, Toni and bump, Baby moon, Spring 2017 – Tabernacle

An amazing week in a wonderful tent. Everything we needed plus an amazing wood burner that the dog claimed prime spot in front of each night. A boiling hot tub for relaxing in each night. Lots of places to visit, didn’t get to see them all, so we will definitely be back, and we will be recommending this lovely place to family and friends. Hope to be back soon, thanks for a lovely break x

Sonia, Rupert and Jimmy, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Great time, Loved the hot tub! BBQ’s for every meal x

Sarah and Joe, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

We have had a lovely time here. It’s a great place and a lovely location. The boy’s really enjoyed the Farmers rounds and fell in love with Kate. The food was lovely especially the brownies. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Paul, Gemma, Noah and Isaac, Spring 2017 – Safari Tent

Had a wonderful, relaxing stay here very special as it was our mini-moon! This is my second stay and we will certainly be back! Kate was a brilliant host as always, we especially appreciated her recommendations (the Elephant is amazing!) Thank you!

Jo and Russ, Spring 2017 – Tabernacle

Thank you for a wonderful stay, much better than a hotel. Can’t wait to return in the summer. Many thanks 🙂

Jade and Danny,Spring 2017 – Tabernacle

A perfect escape, the setting is utterly beautiful, tranquil and pure bliss. The Tabernacle far exceeds expectations, everything is thought about and provided for. Kate’s cooking is highly recommended. Thank you for a perfect and relaxing stay.

Rory and Leigh, Winter 2017- Tabernacle

What a peaceful restful place – it’s lovely to get away from it all for a couple of nights. Kate was very accommodating when I rang to enquire about staying in the Tabernacle with a baby. Furniture was moved, a cot was provided – extra blankets (-5 the first night!), extra baked beans – nothing was too much.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and even made it into the hot tub with Amelia. Lovely and toasty for her. Not sure we’d come with a toddler – think she’ll be left with her grand parents next time!

Emma, Christoph and Amelia (11 months), Winter 2017 – Tabernacle

What a lovely place. Even though the days are short, it doesn’t really matter…we’ve seen friends, walked the coast and had a welcome time out from pre-christmas nuttiness. Am sure we’ll return to this unique spot. Gorgeous! 🙂

Keith and Anni,Winter 2017- Tabernacle

What can we say, peace, child free, beautiful place to stay. A little piece of heaven – loved the hot tub, the stars and winning at scrabble a lot!!

Kelly and Trevor, Winter 2016- Tabernacle

Our third year Glamping but our first at Brownscombe and this is by far the best week away yet. Getting kids back to being kids and away from their electronic world is so important and spending time here has made that transition so easy. Going farming with Kate has certainly been one of the highlights and the kids are full of stories of what Molly and Margot got up to when we sit down for porridge. A fantastic holiday, a true escape and experiences we’ll be smiling and laughing about for years to come. Thank you Kate for making us feel welcome in your little escape from the world!!!

David, Sharon, Oliver and Emma, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

We have had a fantastic time here in Tamar. It was nice and cosy even with our chilly evenings and mornings! Kate, you are an amazing host and have made us feel so welcome. I have been able to relax and chill on the decking listening to nature and watching the stars. To my surprise, I have enjoyed a digital detox. We all need to get away to have me/us time and this is the place to do it.

So nice to have the dog with us and the country has lots to do where you can take them. This place will be highly recommended to friends, family and colleagues.

Sam, Lloyd and Pixie, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

What a fantastic place to spend our Anniversary. So peaceful and the hot tub was great. A great place to unwind and get away from it all, thank you xx

Rob and Helen, 20th wedding anniversary Autumn 2016 – Tabernacle

Dear Kate, Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. What an incredible place you have here, tucked away in Devon. You were so welcoming and as you said, it allowed the boys to get the “Bear Grylls” out of them. Hot tub was definitely a huge perk! Hope we weren’t too noisy! Great to get together away from the digital world! Will definitely recommend to all friends and family and hope to visit again!

Lizzie, Sophie, Andy, Matt and Jaci, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

Tom and I decided to have a weekend away to celebrate a year before we get married and when Tom found Brownscombe Tabernacle online we thought “wow”!

Welcomed by Kate on arrival and given a small tour, we soon realised what a magical place it is! Amazing attention to detail, amazing views and amazing owners – the perfect little getaway. We definitely plan to come back as newlyweds! xx

Kerryn and Tom, Autumn 2016 – Tabernacle

We have had an absolutely magic time, I can’t imagine anything being better. We’ve explored all around the coast from what really is a perfect starting point. Can thoroughly recommend Dartmouth and Oddicombe, with its funicular railway. I am planning a return trip as soon as possible. Thank you x

Alex and Gudrun, honeymoon! Autumn 2016 – Tabernacle

Kate, what you have created here is something unique. The feeling of being away from it all but also knowing you are part of something very special. We look forward to returning – thank you!

Adam, Jo, Sammy (2) and Henry (9 months), Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

What a 60th birthday celebration, the whole family plus grandchildren. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you.

Mum had a wonderful 60th Birthday and you made our stay so comfortable with your beautiful tents, finishing touches and absolutely scrummy casserole, breakfast and bbq!  The kids had so much fun doing the morning rounds and little Esme wants to be a farmer. My brother wants a hot tub and Joe a go cart!! That’s Christmas sorted for this year!

We have tried to hold on to the magic with our yuyu hot water bottles!

Frank, Pauline Katy and family plus Maisey Dog, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

We had a brilliant hen do here at Brownscombe! Kate and family made sure we wanted for nothing. The hot tub was fantastic in the evenings and we loved splashing around in the pool. Our favourite part of the holiday (apart from the peace and quiet and beautiful sunsets) was probably Margot the pug!! Thanks for having us! x

Caity, Jess, Jo, Sophie, Cath, Mel, Jo, Rosie, Jess, Vienna and Lucy, Autumn 2016 – Hen Weekend Autumn 2016

Thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend – the safari tent is just gorgeous, so relaxing and beautifully decorated. The setting stunning, the hot tub was a fab treat and we all had so much fun, it really was perfect. The boys also enjoyed their morning animal rounds and will be talking about Molly and Margot for months to come! Thank you again and we can’t wait to come back soon.

Lucy, Ali, Kate, Tom, Alice, Will and Teddy, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

Just what the Doctor ordered!! Awesome! xxx

Owen and Tammy, Honeymoon, Autumn 2016 – Tabernacle

Thanks for an incredible holiday! It’s our first as a three and we think Edie absolutely loved it 🙂 Everything has been well thought through and we loved the extra little touches like plenty of cosy blankets, tea lights and the delicious breakfasts. We will definitely return and we’re pretty gutted to have only had 3 nights! Thoroughly recommend Dartmouth and Blackpool sands. Great fish and chips from Rockfish. We had a pretty average meal in The Castle unfortunately – seemed overpriced to us. We urge you to try the Durant Arms in Ashprington. So relaxing and the best roast dinner we’ve ever eaten, anywhere!

Thanks for being such lovely friendly hosts xx

The Murray family, Autumn 2016 – Safari tent

Your warm manner and gentle approach and willingness to do everything, you made this week an absolutely wonderful experience. For Oscar and I it was like a retreat. The stillness, the view of the meadows. Best of all no TV or radio. Chris and Alison and the little ones had a great time. Especially the hot tub looking up at the stars. All your guidance, the crabbing, the steam train and we all swam in the sea at Babbacombe  beach. So clean and family friendly.

PS Left the needle and thread you let me use. Nothing was too much trouble for you.God bless you and your family, fond memories Teresa and family

PPS Chris says to say “it is the best ever feeding time with animals ever”. Just perfect timing. To think the children were walking Margot and Molly just after a few days. Brilliant.

The D’Souza family, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

Amazing, fantastic. We hardly left the beautiful Tabernacle. Had everything we needed and more. Kate is the best host I have ever met for a weekend retreat away. Hot tub each night with the music on was better than most nights away abroad. Could go on for ever but will tell all our romantic friends about this hideaway. Thanks xx

Jason and Lisa surprise weekend away, Autumn 2016 – Tabernacle

We’ve had a fantastic time, thank you! Ayla wanted to say a special thank you!

Thank you for all you’ve done to make us feel welcome and at home! Such a lovely place to stay.

Kylie, Eddie and Ayla, Georgi and Sue, Autumn 2016 – Safari Tent

What a wonderful place. Had an amazing time. Thank you Kate you are a wonderful host. We will definitely be back.

Anne and Dennis, Autumn 2016 – Tabernacle

We’ve had a wonderful time here, many memories made! The weather has been so kind to us, and now its pouring  – the day we leave. Your hospitality Kate has been second to none, Archie has fallen in love with Margot! Rich is planning to do the 10k dart swim again next year, so I guess we will be seeing you before too long! Many thanks x

Rich, Sarah, Archie and Barnsley, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

We’ve had a fabulous break with many enjoyable activities – walking on Dartmoor and the coastal path, cycling in Haldon Forest Park and stand up paddle boarding were some of our favourites. It was lovely to come back after a tiring day to relax in the hot tub. Thank you Kate for being so helpful and welcoming.

Clare and Tim, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Thank you so much for such a wonderful time in your Devon retreat. We have all made such wonderful life long memories. The boys (particularly Louie!) thoroughly enjoyed helping you each morning with your animals – that really made his holiday, such a lovely thing for them to do. You have created such an idyllic holiday for your guests, from the beautiful, peaceful location (I loved having not TV or internet!) to the homely accommodation, and then your time, patience and kindness, not to mention your great days out and beach suggestions, you really have created an amazing escape. We can’t thank you enough and we were all really sad to leave, the week passed too quickly. We hope to return next year 🙂 xxx

Helen, Kev, Louie and Zac, Summer 2016 – safari Tent 

Absolutely Fab-U-Lous!!! We had an amazing weekend, weather gorgeous…steaks on outdoor fire, stargazing from the hot tub and being with the wonderful, generous “Tregs!”! Beds super comfy, everything you need, thought of. We love Brownscombe!

Duncan, Nikki, Mimi and Anna, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent 

We have had a perfect week honeymooning in the Tabernacle! After a busy year (getting married and buying our first home) this was the ideal place to just relax and unwind! Highly recommend a walk to Bickley Mill, climbing Haytor and a trip to Riverford Farm Shop. Thank you Kate and family for creating such a beautiful little house in your quiet corner of the world – and for being a lovely host! We hope to return for an anniversary! 🙂 xx

Emma and Tom, Honeymoon, August 2016 – Tabernacle

Our second visit at fabulous Compton and it was as perfect as the first time – no doubt there will be a third visit next year. A huge thank you once again to our hostess with the mostess, the ever knowledgable Kate! We always have such a relaxing but fun filled and jam packed holiday in this beautiful place and the kids don’t even mention TV!! Becky Falls is a huge hit with all the family, as are beach days at South Milton and Blackpool sands and an activity day at Woodlands. We are all very sad to be leaving but Jude has assured us that he is coming back to his holiday home next year! Much love and best wishes and thanks again xxxx

Kate, Dan, Logan and Jude, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

We’ve had a wonderful week glamping in Devon. Thank you Kate and family for being fantastic hosts. We followed some suggestions and would recommend South Milton beach…however book ahead if you want to eat there and don’t panic if following sat nav…it really is there at the end of lots of small roads. Becky Falls was lovely and dog friendly and we had a fab picnic. We have been glamping a few time before but never to somewhere so well equipped. 5 star glamping at it’s best.

Dave, Kirsty, Beth (18), Issy (15) and Finton (11), Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Wow! What an amazing place, so tranquil, so picturesque – a real haven! We walked around the beautiful countryside including a walk to the Church House Inn which was wonderful. The sun was shining so we spent time relaxing on the decking, reading colouring and playing scrabble! The hot tub was put to good use on a daily basis and very easy to work after Kate’s excellent instructions 🙂 The views are magnificent and the Tabernacle was so clean and comfortable – we’ve had a fabulous holiday and now feel relaxed and refreshed. Thank you so much Kate, Andrew, Annabel and Emma x

Lizzie and Andy, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Such a fantastic tent and place to stay, we have had a great holiday! The boys have loved getting up each morning to help feed the animals – and I enjoyed the peace and quiet whilst laying in the most comfortable bed ever!! Kate – you have been a great host, we will be sad to say goodbye. We will be back very soon – thank you

Henry, Joe, Charlie and Mum and Dad, Summer 2016 – Safari tent

An amazing experience in the “Tin Palace” so cosy and yet really well equipped. We loved the decor and beautiful stained glass window. With the rest of the family in “Dart” we had the first summer break together for many years, taking full advantage of the Games Room and enjoying all the open space and nature. Thank you Kate and family.

Chris and John, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Thank you for such an amazing place to stay during our family holiday! Kate has been lovely, the scenery is superb and we have had such wonderful days out – and lots of ice cream! Thank you for letting Charlie help feed the animals and collect the eggs every morning, what a lovely experience! Thanks again, and we look forward to staying here in the near future! x

The Hulse family, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

A wonderful magical weekend! Thank you Kate and family for making it a 5* stay in this lovely part of the UK with your lovely smile! Taking lots of Pics with us to remember it by! Hoping to return…from all of us, especially Sebastian! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 xxxx

Dries, Juliana, Nina and Sebastian, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What a wonderful way to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. A slice of paradise, we simply loved being away from it all but with the cosy comforts of the Tabernacle and of course the sumptuous hot tub!

Thank you Kate for making us so welcome and making it just so easy to relax and unwind. We’ll be back!!

Alex and Dan, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

A fantastic stay. Thank you so much. We all came to stay with Auntie Vicky who was visiting us from New Zealand and we loved it! We thoroughly recommend Kate’s cooking- delicious! Louisa and David

I loved the food and the little cubby bed, also the breakfast. Thank you Kate for the animal rounds in the morning. From Freya (10) xxxxxxx

The food was fantastic and I loved doing the animal rounds in the morning. I loved sleeping in the cubby bed and it was so comfy. Thank you Kate and Annabel for an amazing stay! From Emily (12)

Louisa, David, Emily, Freya and Vicky, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What an amazing place! We had stunning weather so saw Devon at its very best. Kate is an incredible host and the kids loved her – morning farmers rounds have definitely been a highlight!

Went to: Dartmouth on the steam railway, Boat trip up the Dart, Torquay and Paignton, Broadsands beach, Exeter Cathedral and Quay, Becky Falls and Newton Abbot. All highly recommended! We’ll be back (like Duck-Vader!)

Donna, Elliot, Wilf and Megan, Summer 2016 – Safari tent

Thanks Kate! We have had a lovely stay in the Tabernacle and a brilliant start to our married life together! I spent my honeymoon in a magical place with excellent food and tranquility. Having had my hen party weekend in the luxury tents and now my mini-moon here, Kate you really made these times extra special!!

Now we just have to return with Quinlan our toddler for a family holiday! Love and hugs x

Ruth and David “mini-moon”, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Definitely our style of camping! We loved the comfy beds and the cabin bed was perfect! Thanks very much so peaceful and idyllic – would love to return 🙂

Your dogs are really cute and very kind and nice. From George

Elizabeth, Laura, James, Charlie and George, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Thank you Kate for our fun, peaceful and very different holiday here at Brownscombe. As I’m sure you know, Aiden and Willow have adored helping with the animals each morning, they both stated that was the best bit of their whole week! We had fun with the wood-burning stove (quite impressed we managed fried eggs and bacon with toast!) and toasting marshmallows on the fire pit. We has some great days out at Blackpool Sands, Compton Castle, crabbing at Dartmouth (22 crabs!), South Milton Sands and Paignton Zoo was superb. I love the yuyu hot water bottles, made such a difference even in July/August! Thanks again, we had a great week in a beautiful setting with wonderful hosts (and we loved Molly and Margot too) xxx

Peter, Lucy, Aiden and Willow, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Thank you Kate for a brilliant week of Glamping. Tent was fabulous, the kids loved you, Annabel, Margot, Molly, Duck-Vader and Le Croissant!! The tips in your book ant the Wild Guide were ace – especially Staverton Weir and Sharpham Wine and Cheese. I don’t think any of  us can think of a single thing we would change about our week here x

Fran, James, Eve, Fearn and Oscar, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

It has been really lovely staying here and we will try to come back soon. Thank you Kate for making us meals, taking James out every morning and being a great person to talk to about places to go xxx

Canzini Family and Zoe and Siobhan, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What a super place to relax. We both really enjoyed our stay – we haven’t slept so well when staying away from home – sure it’s the effect of a hot tub and lots of fresh air!

Many thanks for letting us celebrate our anniversary in your super Tabernacle!

Gina and Ian (20th Wedding Anniversary), Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

What a superb holiday we have had here! The kids have adored their morning animal rounds…first time I have EVER had a bit of peace in the morning…and had such fun playing with the other children all around your wild spaces. We have had great day trips to Dittisham (brilliant for crabbing and sailing), Babbacombe Beach, fantastic aquarium at Torquay, Bovey Tracy wonderful for kids river swimming and the dog. A lovely open space for dog walks and cream teas was Cockington. I could go on and on but we have enjoyed most our wonderful comfy tent, hot tub and BBQ!! It has for sure been one of our best ever holidays. Thank you for all your kindness Kate xx

Polly, Tim, Tessa (7), Beth (5), Ted (4) and Jumble the dog, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What a fantastic Holiday! Kate couldn’t have made us more welcome. Our two girls, Flo and Violet had the best time farming; feeding the chickens, ducks and pigs. We didn’t see the barn owl, so a good excuse to come back next year!!

Gareth, Sophie, Florence and Violet, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

An amazing 5 night mini-moon stay in the Tabernacle! Like a fairytale! Kate was fab giving help and advice, which really added to a brilliant experience. Pub wise visit the Drum Inn in Cockington, Bickley Mill, Carey Arms (Babbacombe) and Church House Inn. Really sad to be leaving but will be back! Thank you!

Jon and Laura, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Thank you for the most wonderful few days to celebrate John’s 70th! We had the most amazing and special time thanks to your superb hospitality and top tips!!

Sam, TJ, Joshua, Sophie and Toby, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What an amazing tent – so luxurious and we were very comfortable. Just our sort of camping! Got the hang of cooking on the fire by the last night, maybe we better come back to perfect the art! The boys loved the games room and the go-kart.

Andrew, Isabel, Alex and Hugh, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

A wonderful 3 night stay at the Tabernacle. Great local pub and wonderful relaxing beach, South Sands is a must! Follow Kate’s advice with the hot tub – it’s stays warm for days. Just a shame we have to leave but we’ll be back, so please leave it nice! 🙂

Ed and Xhana, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

We were made so welcome and feel this placed enhanced Ruth’s hen Party. Great glamping experience. Also a big thanks for taking us down to the restaurant on Saturday. We came to celebrate our friend Ruth’s Hen party. Some knew her from school, some from work and some of us just friends and family. The atmosphere here helped everyone gel together in a relaxed, chilled out and informal way. A big thank you from us all.

The Gandy hen Party, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Dear Kate, What a wonderful relaxing place Brownscombe is. It was the Perfect venue to celebrate Ruthie’s pre wedding hen / pampering party. I was looking for the ultimate Glamping weekend that would bring friends and family together. Thank you so much for sharing your world with us. Look forward to returning.

Rachel, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What a wonderful place! We enjoyed our stay so much, thank you for your constant support to make Ruth’s Hen Party such a success. Kate was such a great host, nothing was too much trouble. The hot tub was fantastic even at 1 in the morning!

Comfortable, peaceful, beautiful – what a location. We will be back!

Ruth, Rachel, Sharon, Barbara, Bernie and Lizbeth, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Thank you Kate so much!! We had an amazing time. We loved feeding the animals with you in the morning.

What a view! Loved making fires. Avoid Windmill Lane!

Aimee, Anna, Ali, Ian and Sarah, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

We had a lovely long weekend. The cassoulet was wonderful – just what we needed when we arrived. We really enjoyed the walk at Parke and the sun shone and Dartmouth was very pretty – had a great boat trip up the Dart. The hot tub was very relaxing and to top it all on our last night the Barn Owl flew over our heads. We did have a 5.30am tap from the crow our first night, which was funny. Beautiful setting. Thank you Kate and Andrew.

Katharine and Steve, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

What a special place you have. We will be back next year! Much love xx

Emma, Jake, Oliver, Eva, Brent and Christine, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent 

Once more – even better! xx

Nick, Safari Tent, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Thanks Kate so much for a wonderful stay. The tent was absolutely amazing – every comfort and luxury accounted for! The children loved feeding the animals and we all feel so lucky and rested. The perfect family holiday!

Laura, Derek, Angus and Rosa, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

What an amazing time we have had! The Tabernacle is truly beautiful. Kate and her family were so welcoming (especially Margot!). Please do try Kate’s food! All of it was delicious Kate. Thank you for having us and we will definitely be back!! xxx

Carly and Matt, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Kate, Thank you so much for being so great with Hazel. Only problem now, we need to buy a farm for her to fulfil her new favourite career choice “Hazel the farmer”. We also had “Mummy, can we stay hear forever…?” We were really lucky on the weather  with only some mizzle on one of our mornings and were super happy eating outside every night. We slept well, turned brains off so much so that writing this was difficult! We have already telephonically (not email-phonically) recommended to people and will be recommending too ourselves for many weeks, months, years to come. I am sure everyone leaves feeling like friends – part of your great service – but if you want to stay you’d be very welcome! Thank you, thank you!

Jonny, Sophie and Hazel, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

Had the most wonderful week in the Tabernacle! The hot tub was incredible and the views were picturesque. We are now the most relaxed students in the world! Thank you so much for letting us stay in such a beautiful little house. All the best.

Jess and Tye, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle 

I booked with trepidation as with arthritis and other issues I wondered if I’d cope. How silly I was. Perfect comfort and everything we needed and more. Kate was so helpful before and during our stay and her food was lovely, the baguettes and fresh eggs were a perfect start to the day – so tasty.

Margaret and David, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

A fab way to celebrate my 40th, lots of relaxation and nothing to worry about! The food is yummy and Kate has thought of everything!

We loved drinking prosecco in the hot tub and cooking s’mores on the BBQ. Highly recommend a trip to Dartmouth and Blackpool sands – possibly the best beach in the UK (that we’ve found anyway!). Thanks again for your hospitality and we hope to be back again soon xxx

Nic and Marc, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Like something out of a fairy tale, loved every minute of it; from the BBQ, hot tub, pug cuddles and even the 5am crow wake up call! Kate you have been extremely welcoming and gave great trip advice. Hopefully see you again soon.

Chiara and Toby, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

Thank you so very much for a perfect stay! We couldn’t have asked for more. A slice of heaven! We feel so relaxed and ready to start again. Thank you so much Kate, Molly and Margot, we have had an amazing time! xxx

The Sly’s, Summer 2016  – Safari Tent

LOVELY! LOVELY! LOVELY!

Very idyllic, quiet and peaceful. Great hosts and they really have thought of everything. “5 star glamping”.

Disappointed we didn’t see the deer and we slightly over cooked the hot tub…if you do the field walk to the Inn, keep a dock leaf handy 🙂 Thanks Kate and Andrew

Rob and Heidi, Summer 2016 – Tabernacle

We have had a lovely relaxing week. Everything we needed was here. The beds are very comfortable and the hot water bottles were a great idea. Saw the barn owl and also a bullfinch which was a nice surprise as haven’t seen one for many years in my area. Kate very friendly and helpful 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Karen, Chris, Pete and Chris, Summer 2016 – Safari Tent

We had the best time – all was as it should be and we feel very rejuvenated. Beautiful setting with every comfort. Loved the swallows, the hot tub was amazing. Thank you so much Kate, for your cheerful and thoughtful hospitality. All the best and happy anniversary.

Sue and David, Tabernacle – Summer 2016

Dear Kate,

We have had a lovely time on the farm. I loved helping you collect the eggs and it was funny watching Margot get chased by Duck-vader. The pigs were very funny when we were feeding them. It was fun helping with their water and there was a lot of hay. I hope they enjoy their beds that we made them. I’m happy that the hens and ducks laid a few eggs. I hope people buy them when they’re in the shop.

Sam 🙂 (aged 8)

Sam, Mummy, Daddy, Matt and Gareth, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

“It was fun to feed the hens. I had lots of adventures whilst we were here!”  Harry (7)

Just as fabulous as it was last year! Kids had a fantastic time tending to the animals in the morning and the go-kart is a brilliant idea! Very relaxing for Mummy and Daddy and we hope to return for a 3rd year – outdoor hot tub sounds too tempting! Kate and family as welcoming as ever and make for perfect hosts. Brilliant!

Rebecca, Sebastian, Harry and Isabella, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

Thanks for a great weekend! Great location, fantastic view and amazing food! Thanks to Kate for making the kids welcome on the farm 🙂

The Smiths, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

This is our second time back to Brownscombe – but our first time in the Tabernacle, it has been truly magical!! The attention to detail is amazing – love the decor so much – the stained glass window!! Everything is just so beautiful! We have never been so relaxed as when we are at Brownscombe! Feeling like we are at the heart of nature!

Can’t thank Kate enough for everything, she is amazing!! The food here has been delicious – we got to enjoy 2 BBQ’s outside the Tabernacle and many croissants!! As well as discovering the Beach House – South Milton and going back to the best pub – The Treby Arms. Can’t wait to be back.

P.S. Absolutely love Margot! and Molly of course!! Thank you Kate and family xx

Harri and Matt, Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Brownscombe! It is such a lovely place and Kate and family are fabulous hosts. The weather was very kind to us this time so we explored more – Blackpool Sands was the favourite for the boys, but we also enjyed Kents Cavern, a brisk walk up to the rocks at Haytor (with a lovely lunch at the Rugglestone Inn), Compton Castle and crabbing in Dartmouth. So many places that we didn’t have time for – we’ll just have to come back again!

We had some lovely meals at the Drum Inn, Bickley Mill, Alf Resco and the Wheelhouse chip shop in Dartmouth (enormous portions!). The hot tub was a super treat as the sun went down (and the kids were in bed) with a glass of wine. We loved meeting Margot as well as seeing Molly again, and the boys are just thrilled at the freedom they get here, collecting eggs every morning! See you again soon x

Darryl, Katie, William and Theo, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

We’ve had an amazing time. It’s all been brilliant even the weather. The boys loved feeding the animals but especially liked Margot and Molly. Will be back next year for sure. Thank you, whoever had to cancel. Thank you Kate.

Jacqui, Rhys and Evan, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

“I loved farming because I’m going to be a lady farmer when I grow up. I loved the woof woof doggys and Kate because they are cute and friendly. Thank you for my best holiday ever. Love Emma and Harry xxx”

Amazing holiday, exceeding all expectations! Harry and Emma loved helping Kate with the animals in the mornings. Emma now set on being a lady farmer! Becky Falls was lovely, as was Blackpool sands and Dartmouth. Firepits, BBQ’s and log burners, lovely weather brilliant friendly hosts…cannot wait to return. Thank you!!!

Andy, Claire, Emma and Harry, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

“Wow! I came here last year and thought it couldn’t get any bettera nd it has! There’s also… a pug on the farm. Margot (AKA Margot Pollo) I musn’t forget about the animals. The pigs (Pinky and Perky, Gryffendor and Slytherin). The ducks whom one of is famous, Duck Vader. Finally the chaotic chickens. All in all the farm is a great place to stay. Thumbs up to Kate. LOL 🙂 🙂 🙂 ***** ” Michael

“I have really enjoyed looking after the animals and Annabel was very sociable too. I think to improve there should simply be a dog house for each tent so that dogs can take shelter while it is raining. It was very nice how friendly Molly and Margot were. I will post the funky Margot montage when I get around to it. Thanks for a great time Andrew, Annabel, Kate, Emma, Kitkat, Margot and Molly.” Lex

We’ve had another amazing week here at Brownscombe. Gorgeous weather (in May half term!) we visited the aquarium in Plymouth, Haytor, Canonteign Falls, Babbacombe model Village, Oddicombe beach, Haldon forest, Kents Cavern and Blackpool sands. So much to do, a beautiful part of the world, lovely to come back to. Thank you Kate and family!

Jenny, Robey, Lex and Michael, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

In a word: Fantastic!!

Helena, Lisa and Lola, Spring 2016 – Safari tent

Have had the most fabulous time away- really enjoyed the quiet peaceful place – found lots of great places to visit – Dartmouth via ferry was great, lovely walks along the river from Dartington Hallto Totnes – totnes was a fabulous town to bumble and lose the day. Everything you need is here, hot tub was a great indulgence. Great places to eat, Bickley Mill was the best by far – Also Coppa Dolla was great for 2in-1 pie.Thanks to Kate – great host, always happy to chat and help, love Molly and Margot.

“Really enjoyed the games room and especially the table tennis”Josh 🙂

“Had great fun playing in the games room and with the basketball, Molly and Margot are so cute.” Bastie 🙂

Dave, Lou Lou, Joshua and Sebastian, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

We’ve had a great stay in the Tabernacle – it is in the best spot and very relaxing! The weather has been amazing which made it even better, meaning we could have BBQ’s! We have absolutely loved the hot tub, ice cream and waking up to the sound of singing birds. Kate was helpful from the start and very welcoming and attentive. We will definitely be visiting again soon! Thank you for an amazing weekend 🙂 x

Olivia and Alex, Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

Dear Kate

We are having a brilliant time. I really enjoy feeding the animals with you. I really enjoy the cabin bed. We went on a 3 mile walk today. We had a lovely roast dinner.

Love from Bella age 5

Wow! Thank you so much Kate and Andrew. You know you have had a special holiday and made some brilliant memories when your little girl asks when we can come back before we have even left. The grounds are fantastic for little ones and Bella absolutely loved feeding the animals. Also with a 6 week old baby all the creature comforts made it a lovely place to stay for Penny’s first holiday! Thank you so much.

Silsby Family, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

Arrived to a lovely welcome from Kate and had a really relaxing time. BBQ and hot tub were fantastic fun and the weather was really kind (only rained at night!). Brilliant time, thanks for everything.

Grandad Kevin and Nanny Dorothy, Safari Tent – Spring 2016

Thank you Kate, Andrew and family for sharing your little piece of heaven with us, it is truly sublime and we instantly relaxed upon arrival. The boys have loved every second and love you and the animals. We cannot fault the service or the setting and we will definitely be back – we have found our heavenly bolthole! Thank you xxx

The Gannon family, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent 

Thank you so much for a wonderful time. Thank you for letting us feed the animals and play with the go-cart. This was an amazing experience. The tent was the most comfortable tent I ever sleeped in and the biggest. The marsh mallows were the best. We were so comfortable waking up and going to feed the animals. We loved playing with Molly and Margot (so cute!). I totally recommend it to all.

Mia (aged 10)

Thank you so much Kate and family, hope we see you soon. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as us xxxx

Ela (yes with one L) 8

The Orengo Family, Spring 2016 – Safari tent

Such an amazing stay, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind, the Tabernacle is so beautifully decorated and has inspired us for our own future home. The hot tub was awesome. Kate is so lovely and welcoming, we could not ask for a better host. We tried the burgers and sausages and would highly recommend them to anyone staying here – they were delicious. This holiday will remain in our hearts, as Amelia proposed to me under a starlit sky, perfect. Thank you for such an incredible stay, we will be back.

Nikita and Amelia, Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

Thank you Kate for making our stay here unforgettable. We had an unbelievably great time here and Ollie and I had so many moments when we thought “Life can’t get any better than this.” We had great walks, food and views and used the hot tub whenever we had a second. A great place, great “house” and really great host! We will recommend it to our friends and family!

Yinge and Ollie, Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

We had a wonderful time staying at Brownscombe. I simply cannot fault our stay. Kate is incredibly welcoming and our safari tent was comfy and had everything one needs for a glamping get away. We loved the kids being able to play safely and having the experience of feeding the animals. We loved the area and the walks and places to go. And we loved the recommended pubs/restaurants too! Thank you Kate!

Alice and Family, Spring 2016 – Safari tent

We have had such a brilliant time, we loved all the animals, especially at feeding time. Thank you so much Kate, we will definitely be back 🙂

Dave, Charlotte, Beth, Ellie and Hugo, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

Thank you Kate and family for making our weekend so wonderful, from lighting the stove for our arrival, the loan of the crabbing buckets and taking the boys to feed the animals; this is the type of holiday that childhood memories are made of and your attention to detail and comfy beds have made it perfect for us too! We hope to see you again soon! xxx

The Bradshaws, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

We’ve had a wonderful week in the Tabernacle. We have loved the peace and quiet and chance to relax in such beautiful surroundings. We will be back for sure.

Charlotte and Jon, Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

A wonderfully relaxing week. Thank you for all the little touches that made the stay extra special. This is a really special place made better by the amazingly friendly hosts. Thank you.

Nick, Clare, Beth, Charlie and Jonny, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

Such friendly and welcoming hosts. Perfect setting for kids to run and explore, relaxing for adults (especially with wine) cooking outdoors and sitting in the hot tub under the stars were some of the highlights. Would definitely return. Thank you!

Taryn, Andrew, Milla, Charlie and Lola (dog), Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

What a wonderful way to start married life! We have enjoyed the peace and tranquility – in and out of the hot tub, saw plenty of wildlife and even enjoyed the crow with his “8 o’clock” alarm call on the roof!

Thanks to our host Kate, who was simply wonderful. We will be back for an anniversary…xxx

Jack and Sian, Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

What an amazing place. We have just spent five days at Brownscombe staying in the Dart tent. Our children ( 6 and 10) have never been so committed to a task as they were to the animal feeding, they did not want to come home and are already plotting how we can return before the lambs leave in five weeks’ time! The tent is beautifully fitted out and the views are fantastic. Kate and her family could not have been more welcoming or helpful. We highly recommend Brownscombe for a genuinely lovely family holiday.

Nikki Barnett, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent – 5 star review on Facebook

A wonderful stay in the Bovey tent. Kate and her family were truly hospitable and our experience lived up to the title ‘glamping’. We managed to brave Storm Katie. A great place to stay if you have kids.

Becky Hogan, Spring 2016 – Safari tent – 5 star review on Facebook

The most amazing stay in the magical Tabernacle. Eaten the most amazing food at the Treby Arms, Beach House and Bickley Mill. Spotted deer and badgers but not the barn owl – will have to come back to find him. Thank you so much Kate!!! Can’t wait to be back as a little family 🙂

Matt and Stine (+ little man in belly), Spring 2016 – Tabernacle

What a wonderful visit. Kate, Andrew, Annabel and Emma were welcoming hosts. Our Annabelle loved the piggies and ducks plus the new lambs that arrived. We will definitely be back – thank you.

Huxham family, Spring 2016 – Safari Tent

We secretly live here! In a cupboard in the Tabernacle! We adore it. It recharges everything and we are blessed to have found it. Here’s to Kate, Andrew and the girls new 2016 season. Thank you with love, sunshine and gratitude xxxx

Erica and Matt (first break without toddler!), Winter 2016 – Tabernacle

What a lovely Tabernacle in such a peaceful setting. We’ve enjoyed our wonderful stay, lounging in the hot tub, soaking up some sun(!) and celebrating our Devon engagement! Thank you for this magical place x

Craig and Grace, Winter 2016 – Tabernacle

The perfect hideaway for a peaceful weekend away. Absolutely love the design of the Tabernacle, particularly the beautiful woodland wallpaper and stain glass window. Have very much enjoyed a perfect stay in Devon, despite the storms/torrential rain! (thank goodness for the wood burning stove). We hope to be back soon – thank you Kate x

Henry and Sophie, Winter 2016 – Tabernacle

Thank you for a wonderful weekend in the Tabernacle, we had a great time. Great weekend, very dark skies over the wood fired hot tub. Great time, well recommended.

Liz and Paul (via Twitter), Winter 2016 – Tabernacle

What can we say about our weekend here! Fabulous location, Beautiful hot tub, Amazing Tabernacle and great hosts. We have had the most fabulous weekend break here. What made it unforgettable was the proposal I got in the hot tub with a full moon, lots of stars and a sparkly.

A very special place in our hearts forever.

Rachel and Tom, Winter 2016 – Tabernacle

We’ve had a wonderful long weekend break in the Tabernacle! Thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility and hearing the owl in the evenings. Had a relaxing time in the hot tub stargazing. Hope to be back again next year – maybe when the weather is warmer!!

Thank you for your kind hospitality Kate!

Seb and Fiona, Winter 2015 – Tabernacle

WOW – What an amazing place! Firstly we want to thank Kate for being so welcoming and friendly when we arrived. We have had a very relaxing break! The Tabernacle is so beautiful and is in such an amazing place, very sad to leave but VERY excited to come back next year. Thank you SO much Kate 🙂 PS the hot tub is amazing!

Hannah and Luke, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

We have both had the most fantastic time in the Tabernacle for our “mini – moon”! The hot tub, tranquility and stunning scenery made for a truly peaceful and relaxing break.

Kate’s hospitality was outstanding – thank you for a perfect and very special break x

Abbie and Peter, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

Had the most wonderful stay in the Tabernacle – 3 nights in the hot tub is not enough!

Such a beautiful spot, although we don’t live far away we feel like we have had a proper escape to relax. Thank you for such a lovely holiday! 🙂 xxx

Hannah and Adam, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

We could not have asked for a warmer welcome from Kate and family. What a fantastic setting for a holiday, with dark evenings and winter approaching we could not have been more snug and cosy! The wood burner was great, we cooked delicious Pizzas and sausages in the oven. We really enjoyed our visit to Compton Castle and cycling in Haldon Forest. It really is camping in style; we will not be able to recommend it enough. Many thanks for a special holiday.

Philip, Jennie, Joe, William and Tom, Autumn half term – Safari Tent

Thank you for a fantastic few days in the Tamar! So luxurious and relaxing, going home recharged after three of the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages!

This is most definitely Glamping at its best. Kate, thank you for being such a fantastic, helpful host 🙂 xxx

Charles and Selena, Autumn 2015 – Safari Tent 

Thank you so much Kate and family, we had the BEST time ever!!! It was the most perfect week and we are definitely coming back! So, so, so sad to leave!! Thank you again!! xxxx

James and Camilla, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

Thank you very much for the lovely time, it was amazing. Hope to come again, thank you! xxx

Hawkins and Mutti family, Autumn 2015 – Safari Tent

We both had a really fantastic stay here in our special little Devonshire chapel! Devon is already our fav place ever and Kate’s warm and friendly welcome ensured us of a really relaxed stay!! Awesome decor, idyllic location, absolutely perfect holiday! Thank you Kate! xx

Angus and Laura, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

A huge thank you to Kate and family! We had an amazing, relaxing time here! The food has been great – we couldn’t get enough of the fresh pain au chocolat!! Going home a stone heavier! The tent was pure luxury and so cosy! Kate’s recommendations for dinner and places to visit were perfect – couldn’t recommend Bigbury – on – sea / Burgh Island enough – get the sea tractor! Also  the best meal we have EVER had was at The Treby Arms, Sparkwell. Thanks again so much for everything – you were so welcoming, it’s truly beautiful here, we will be back!! xxx

Harriet, Matt and Sid (the pug), Autumn 2015 – Safari Tent

Thank you for a wonderful stay! We loved the Tabernacle – the hot tub was incredible under the stars each evening with the accompaniment of an owl or two! We could  not have had a better time and we hope to be back one day for another stay in this amazing space. Thank you again Kate!

Imogen and Peter, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

Kate and her family have created an amazing place here in such peaceful surroundings. The Tabernacle itself is extremely creative and very well thought out, with lots of attention to detail. We love the hot tub and spent plenty of time gazing at the view and stars at night.

We would love to return one day and would definitely be recommending to friends and family.

Thank you for an amazing stay!

Tommy and Kirsty, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

Thank you for a wonderful stay at the lovely Tabernacle. We have loved the peace and quiet in this beautiful location, watching the birds in the hedgerow and meeting the barn owl! Thoughtfully and beautifully decorated and kept us warm and cosy on a stormy night!

Amy and Louis, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

An amazingly blissful, cosy and enjoyable stay. Will be back.

Mr Ayles, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

We had an amazing time staying here, thank you so much for being a fantastic host and giving us so many tips on things to do and see. Everything was spot on, we really enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings and looking up at the stars!

Can’t wait to come back 🙂

Holly, Dan and Oscar, Autumn 2015 – Tabernacle

We had a fabulous stay – the safari tents are superb. The beds, the linen made our stay so luxurious! I don’t generally camp – BUT this kind of camping is sooo do-able! Thank you so much to the Tregonings for making us welcome!

The Maxwell family, Autumn 2015 – Safari Tent

Our first family holiday with Frankie and Nancy, what an amazing time! Kate so welcoming and helpful. Will definitely come again, beds comfy, best nights sleep for all for ages!

Really fantastic family business, a secluded haven, we want to tell all our friends, but actually want to keep it just ours! Thank you, you better get used to us Kate!

Erica, Matt, Frankie and Nancy, Autumn 2015 – Safari Tent

Me and my husband have just come back from staying in the tabernacle, what can I say, simply the most beautiful place to get away and relax. Made to feel very welcome! Will definitely be going back. Thank you.

Nicola (5* facebook review), Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

Tent amazing (did some glamping last year, not a patch on this). Beds comfy, electricity (yeah!!). Esme loved the animals. Kate so friendly and welcoming. Luxury, understated glamping heaven. Will absolutely come again. A wonderful experience.

Pete and Kate, Dawn, Paul and Esme, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Absolutely stunning. We stayed in the Tabernacle, and it was beautiful. We loved our stay and didn’t want to leave, so we put our names down for next year the hosts were amazing so lovely, welcoming and thoughtful. A truly wonderful holiday, we cannot wait to come back.

Sophiena (5* facebook review), Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

Best place ever – we just had the best week there with our son who is four. The feeding the animals in the morning and collecting the eggs was his favourite bit of the whole holiday and let me get dressed in peace! The tents were so comfy and we loved cooking outside every night. We will be back

Charlotte (5* Facebook review), Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Thank you for a perfect stay! Fantastic location, amazing tents and a great host. The kids have had a fantastic time feeding the animals with their new friends. The little touches in the tent are much appreciated. We hope to be back next year xxxx

George, Georgina, Theo and Annabel, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Thank you Barn owl, thank you meadows, thank you Molly, piggies, chickens and duck-vader! Most of all, thank you Kate, we enjoyed every minute!! xxxx

Katharina, Juergen, Sophie, Lucie, Anton and Johann, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Thank you Kate for a fabulous holiday. Your safari tents are amazing and your hospitality has been wonderful. The children have loved helping you with the animals and your sightseeing recommendations have left us wanting to see so much more of this beautiful county. We’ll be back!! xx

Andrew, Catherine, Ben and Georgia, Summer 2015  – Safari Tent

A wonderful break – we have all had such fun; feeding the animals, making fires, sleeping in the wonderful comfy beds! Thank you for making this a great experience – truly luxury camping!

Hannah, Finn, Orla, Ivy, Grace and Phoebe, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

The perfect place to finish our summer holiday (we’re teachers!). Enjoyed Coleton Fishacre gardens, fireworks at Dartmouth Regatta and walking on Dartmoor, but mostly loved relaxing in the hot tub before going to bed and listening to the owls. Thanks for showing us how to get the fire going!

Jonathan and Elizabeth, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle 

Thank you for our lovely stay. We LOVED our campfire.

Mummy, Daddy, Rachel and Mabel (the dog), Summer 2015 – Safari tent

What an amazing little spot! The perfect place to celebrate our “tin” wedding anniversary!  We don’t live far away but we feel like we’ve been miles…relaxing, indulgent and beautiful. Thanks so much for everything.

Fleur and Tom, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

We had a wonderful time here. My 3 children absolutely adored the site, the tent, the farm animals and of course, so did we! Kate, Andrew and Annabel were wonderful hosts, very welcoming and helpful and lovely company for all. My boys are 5, 6 & 9yrs and a couple of days just wanted to stay at the tent rather than explore Devon. Couldn’t recommend it enough!

The Boden family, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

We have had an absolutely amazing time here in Devon. Kate and her family were very helpful and provided us with everything we needed. The tent was luxury and the views were stunning! We loved surfing at Bigbury-on-sea and crabbing at Dartmouth and recommend the Rockfish cafe – the fish is super 🙂 The week’s been amazing and we will definitely recommend this holiday to our friends. Thank you very much x

Sam, Craig, Chris, Emma, Lauren and Chip (the dog), Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

We have had the most fabulous week here, spotting wildlife everyday – the owl, two pheasants, a mouse carrying a baby mouse, a fox, swifts and even a family of cirl buntings paid us a visit. Kate is a superb host making sure we were comfortable throughout our stay – thank you!

Ali and Ed, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

We have all had a fabulous time – thank you so much. The children have loved feeding the animals and having so much free space to run around safely in. We are total glamping converts and will 100% be back next year – put that prosecco on ice!! Thank you Kate for an amazing experience – let me know when the “retreat package” is up and running – happy to be a guinea pig!! xxxx

Kate, Dan, Logan and Jude, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

We’ve had a fabulous stay – there’s so much to do here on site, the boys loved playing cricket and feeding the animals, as well as meeting the other boys! Thank you for your hospitality and for providing all the home comforts that we needed. South Devon is a beautiful spot and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area, your recommendation of South Milton Sands was spot on and stunning! Definitely recommend Kents cavern, Dartmouth castle, Babbacombe model village and crabbing!

Scott, Karen, Sebastian and Michael, Summer 2015 –  Safari Tent

A lovely stay with beautiful deer and a great view of the Milky Way. Thank you to Kate and Andrew for making everything super – easy.

Rhian and Phil, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

“Molly and Kitcat were very lovely. I loved feeding the animals. The cupboard bed was cool.” Zara and Manaal

Absolutely loved it. From cooking on the fire to the comfy beds and lovely hosts. Thank you so much Kate for such a lovely experience. Can’t wait to come back next year xx

Hania, Adnan, Zara, Manaal and Grandma, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Thank you Kate and Andrew for an absolutely wonderful week. Beautiful surroundings and the tent was real “luxury”, bedding especially – I am now going home to order some! Will miss the stunning view so much. Kate has gone above and beyond with her hospitality, thank you so much.

Andy, Gemma, Amber, Adam and Lottie (the dog), Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

We had a great holiday. Luxury tent, with everything we needed. Kate and her family were always helpful and so kind. Anna the dog sitter was fantastic. We loved Dartmouth crabbing, Paignton Zoo, Becky Falls, tea at the Bickley Mill was delicious. Climbing the rocks at Haytor was great. Barny loved the games room and we generally had a great week.

Thank you so much – we will be back!

Roz, Bic, Barny and Fudge (the dog), Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Thoughtful, generous and kind, thank you. Our weekend flew by – just like the owl!

Kay and Alan, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

“In the beds it is very high and Molly is very friendley xxxx” Samuel and Albie

What can we say!?! The comfiest beds that we have ever slept in, the best view we have woken up to and the kindest hosts that you could wish for! Thank you so much for everything, we have all had a fabulous time and we will definitely be back!

Emily, James, Samuel, Albie & Esme, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

We have all enjoyed our holiday. The safari tent is fantastic with everything we could possibly need (lovely cosy beds and a great hot shower!). The children really enjoyed playing outside and feeding the pigs, chickens and ducks – Kate you were brilliant with them!

Despite the weather at the beginning of the week we did get some sun and enjoyed beach days at Blackpool sands and South Milton sands. The children said that their best day was Becky Falls (they liked the boulders). Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality – we’ll be back!!

Angela, Brett, Joseph, Samuel & Isla, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts. Your hospitality and the beautiful Tabernacle made our tenth anniversary exactly what we needed; Intensive relaxation! It’s lovely to see such care and attention to detail in such a little space!

Liam and Verity, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

I really enjoyed helping out with the animals (pigs, ducks and chickens, Oink, Quack, Cluck!) My favourite part at the campsite was the games room because there was so much stuff to entertain children. My favourite thing in Devon was Haldon Forest Park 🙂 Michael

I really liked going to Haytor and climbing the rocks and at Becky Falls. The fact that all the animals were interactable was wonderful. Thank you for making this a really enjoyable week and I really want to come again. Lex 🙂

Robey, Jenny, Lex, Michael and Wombat (the dog), Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

This has been a fantastic holiday, worth every penny! The kids have thoroughly enjoyed helping out with the animals, the morning croissants are yum! Kate and the girls make you feel so welcome and we will take home many happy family memories (Listen out for the owl at night!). Thank you Kate – you’ve made us feel so at home! We will come back 🙂

Stuart, Louise, William and Isobel, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

A week in the Tabernacle – the only thing to worry about is shall we eat in or out?!

Lovely location, Lovely Tabernacle, Lovely host family, Lovely Molly the dog!

Kate provided everything that we needed for a perfect stay, will recommend to friends and family – it’s just lovely here! I sincerely hope we make it back here one day!

Lisa and Tim, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

Fantastic set up; Kate is a natural host. All extra touches appreciated including the emails before we even arrived. Fabulous beds, amazing towels and linen all made it that bit extra special. Finn loved feeding the animals and farm life in general. We all started to unwind within minutes and were even greeted by the rare barn owl. Even though the weather wasn’t on our side there was plenty to do, with mountain biking in Haldon forest park being a highlight.

We wish you every success in this amazing venture.

Adrian, Melanie, Bailey and Finn, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

What an amazing week in the ‘Tamar’, we all had a brilliant time!

Glamping at its best – total luxury! So much to do – we went to Living Coast in Torquay, surfing in Bigbury on Sea, steam train to Dartmouth, we had brunch at Cafe Alf Resco in Dartmouth; we would highly recommend (open from 7am-2pm), went fishing and crabbing. There are plenty of dog friendly beaches and Oscar thoroughly enjoyed his first trip to the beach. Back ‘home’ to the tent every evening, toasted marshmallows in the fire pit and sitting out on the deck waiting for the barn owl to fly by! Couldn’t have been a better holiday! Thank you so much.

Paul, Topsy, Maisie, Archie, Monty and Oscar the dog, Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

What a beautiful little spot! The Tabernacle certainly exceeded our expectations, with every small attention to detail! The hot tub was particularly enjoyable for star gazing on a clear night. Thank you Kate for your wonderful hospitality – we got some very useful advice on what to do or where to go, which made all the difference for a weekend break. Would definitely come again.

Bonnie and Claureinne, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle 

I can’t wait to come back. Amazing!! Jake 14

The most amazing, unique holiday 🙂 The beds were too comfy! Roxy 12

Congratulations, Fantastic, Will be back!!

Nick, Jake and Roxy, Summer 2015 – Safari tent

A wonderful retreat – beautifully fitted out. A perfect place to celebrate a special birthday – both evenings that we were in the hot tub, the barn owl flew right overhead.

Thank you Kate for being a perfect host – we will be back.

Diana and Phil, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

Stunning location – Beautiful Tabernacle. Thoughtfully decorated and laid out with everything you need. The hot tub was a real treat.

Thank you to Kate who provided us with everything we needed!

Sally and Paul, Summer 2015 – Tabernacle

Thank you so much for the most relaxing few days on your beautiful farm. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and you couldn’t have been more accommodating and welcoming. Everything has been thought of in the tent and all of an extremely high quality – those beds are incredible! I haven’t slept so much in my life, 12 hours!!

Louie particularly enjoyed feeding the animals and collecting the eggs in the morning – thank you Kate for being so lovely with him. Playing hide and seek in the “fairy garden” was also a big highlight 🙂 Thank you!!!

Amanda, Lauren, Katherine & Louie (2) Summer 2015 – Safari Tent

The weekend was fab-u-lous! The tents were warm & cozy, the valley beautiful and the weather extremely kind! Managed to cook on wood stove and enjoyed bubbles on the verandah. Ping-pong and table football kept us all amused – Kate is charming and helpful, nothing too much trouble. We’ll be back!!

Yve, Boo and Elke, Spring 2015 – Safari Tent

What a wonderful weekend! Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings, the perfect home away from home! Thank you to our friendly hosts for providing everything we needed and more for the perfect holiday. Can’t wait to come back.

Billy and Susan, Spring 2015 – Tabernacle

Amazing! What a fabulous place – lovely beds, perfectly set out accommodation and superb fields for sending out boisterous children to burn off energy! Really enjoyed getting great sleeps every night after watching the sunset over many G&T’s. A lot of thoughtful touches made for an excellent stay with a young family; feeding animals at breakfast was a great exciting adventure (if we woke up in time!). Kate and Andrew and family were extremely welcoming – looking forward to coming back again for another fun, stress free holiday!

Sebastian, Becca and family , Spring 2015 – Safari Tent

We have just returned from a wonderful half term glamping trip at Brownscombe Farm in Devon. We were treated like royalty. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine to a toasty warm tent with woodfire oven lit and posh Harrods yuyu hot water bottles already in the beds. The tents were really spacious with glorious views over the valley from our decks especially at sunset. The kids collected duck and hen eggs for breakfast, fed the new 8 week old piglets, played in the outdoor secret garden and had heaps of fun. The owners Kate and Andrew were so welcoming and friendly that we felt like a part of the family. Their twin daughters befriended our three children and were a font of knowledge when it came to farming. There was so much to do from lovely walks starting right outside your tent, National Trust places merely five minutes walk away, lots of outstanding beaches and gastro pubs short drive away. We can’t wait to go back and can’t recommend it enough. Great fun!

Runa, Peter + family Spring 2015, – Safari Tent

Had a wonderful time staying in The Tabernacle! The wood fired hot tub was amazing!! Lovely accommodating hosts and beautiful surroundings. Didn’t want to leave 😉

Susan (5* facebook review) Spring 2015 – Tabernacle

Just back from a weekend at Brownscombe and it was magic! Peace and tranquility ….except when we got competitive in the games room!!! Highly recommended

Yvonne (5* facebook review)  Spring 2015 – Safari Tent
We spent the May bank holiday weekend glamping at Brownscombe. Kate and Andrew were fantastic hosts and nothing was too much of a problem. What a fantastic family time we had, our children loved the open spaces and activities dotted around the farm.The tents are amazing and although it was a pretty cold weekend the wood burning stove keep us toasty warm. With your own hot showers and we’ll set up kitchenettes we were well served. With so many options for day outings we were kept pretty busy. We’ll be back.

Craig, Sarah and family Spring 2015 – Safari Tent