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We have had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Beautiful surroundings and Kate being a brilliant host. We will be back, with hopefully slightly nicer weather next time!
Norman & Simone, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Lovely place and so tranquil and relaxing in the most beautiful surroundings. Loved the outside shower, a genius idea that rally works! The bath tub id a real touch of luxury and the bed is so comfy. An all round wonderful weekday, thank you Kate!
Carole & Graham, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Our second stay here and it is still as enchanting now as it it was before. The tabernacle has everything you need to relax whilst enjoying the amazing views (except pint glasses at Steve’s request), from a vintage shop we found in Ashburton! Thought this would make you smile Kate! Thank you for making our week away so special Kate, hope to see you again.
Amy & Steve, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Such a lovely peaceful location. And a proper cosy home from home. As I was lying in the Nath I watched the deer go across the field, and sat outside at night and watched the bats flying round. We had lie ins! Although that meant that Jack missed out on farmers rounds. Thank you for the hospitality! More sunshine would have been nice to truly appreciate the outside areas – The joys of the British summer time!
Darrell, Hayley & Jack, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Despite the very unsettled British weather, we have had a wonderful time in this cosy warm and unique Tabernacle. The attention to detail makes it so comfortable and relaxing – everything has been thought of. Our hot tub was toasty on arrival (thank you Kate) We jumped straight in even though it was raining! The next day we cooked our breakfast hamper, tasty sausages and delicious. With better weather we visited Torquay then came back to relax in the sun. Spotted Pheasants, Deer Rabbits, and your friendly sheep of course. The next day we went to Paignton and it was sunny and hot! Then returned to het the hot tub again and passed the time by playing trivial pursuit! Night times were cosy with the fire on and the bed was so comfy. A thoroughly delightful peace of Devon here for a fun and relaxing break! We would love to come back, thank you for everything.
Kate & Johnathan, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Fabulous weekend, could not have asked for anything to have been different. The attention to detail and comfort has completely spoilt us. Coasteering with Reach Outdoors was fun. Cant wait to come back with the children, and alone! Thank you!
Mel & Matt, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Our mini-moon! This cabin stayed formed the second part of our mini-moon and boy did it not disappoint! We bathed in the Woodford hot tub, took a stroll around the windmill to the pub and dined in your lodge. Thank you for a tranquil and memorable stay!
The Oakley’s, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Sixtieth birthday – what a place to hide away! animals, no cars or aeroplanes, and children playing outside. Bickley Mill, amazing steaks, and babbacombe cliff railway and beach for a lovely day out. Lots of hot tub time relaxing. Perfect break, thank you Kate.
Dale and Karen, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Thanks for a great stay in the cabin. We had a great time in this beautiful location, we saw some sheep, squirrels and a fox.
Axel, Eva, Emma & Louise, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Really rustic ambience, host was fantastic, food was fabulous and great company. If you’re ever in Wiltshire and in need of physiology go to Matts! Thank you Kate.
Matts Clinic Team, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Thank you for the lovely relaxing stay, the tabernacle is decorated so beautifully and succeeds in fitting so much into such a small space. The bed is so comfy, and we had lovely mornings and evenings in the hot tub. Also explored the area and pubs during the days. Thanks for a great stay.
Eleanor & William, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Thanks for having us to celebrate Ciara’s last party as a Patterson!
What an amazing place to have a mini-moon. The weather has been incredibly kind to us. It poured down on our entire wedding day so I think we deserve it! The hot tub and views have been incredible. We only boiled ourselves alive 2 out of 4 nights! We saw an owl land on top of the tabernacle which was incredible! Loved our sheep neighbours! The bed is extremely comfortable and we slept so well in the peace and quiet. Kate has been an excellent host with great food – especially pizza night. Recommendations for walks at Babbacombe and a great spot for an ice-cream! We loved every minute and will be back!
The new Mr & Mrs Elliott, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Wow, what an adventure! Archie has had a wonderful time doing the farmers rounds and we thought we were going to blow away last night! Thank you Kate!
The Winch & Chipperfields, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
What a magical place. The outdoor shower was my favourite thing, closely followed by the cabin bed nest! Loved sitting with a proper coffee in the morning enjoying the peace and countryside. Thank you Kate, you were a wonderful hostess. We loved the animals too. We will be back!
Jilly, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We really had had the most amazing, relaxing and magical time here, this place is very special. We arrived on a real high after a best friends wedding and are leaving feeling relaxed, revitalised and balanced. What an oasis of calm and beauty. Every morning we woke up having a good sleep, the beds are so comfy! After putting on the whistling kettle we jumped into the hot tub, tea in the hot tub is a must! Its been lovely to spend so much time outside. Wildlife – we have seen Pheasants, Rabbits, Swallows, Dung Beetles, Blackbirds, Magpies, and of course the sheep! To be honest we haven’t gone far to explore much as we have been thoroughly enjoying sitting in the sun, relaxing in the hot tub and eating a lot of cheese! Reading and just enjoying the peace and quiet! And a game of scrabble! George and I both have busy jobs, so to come here and completely switch off has been wonderful. We have loved every minute and have enjoyed our visits from Oreo and Cookie the sheep! I know want sheep myself! Thank you! We will return!
Naomi and George, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
We’ve had an amazing time and laughed all weekend, and explored the beautiful Devon coastline and countryside. We will definitely recommend it to everyone we know! Thank you!
Team Cunningham, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Thanks for a fantastic time, including the unexpected activity of sheep hearding! The cabin was home from home, and we hope to be back again soon!
Charley & James, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Thank you for such a wonderful stay. It has been perfect! We loved having the adorable sheep as our neighbours for the weekend. You have been so welcoming and friendly and your cheese fondue was amazing! It has been the most beautiful and peaceful place we have ever stayed. We will be back again soon!
Jasmin and Ben, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Your beds are amazing! Only time in 25 years of travelling that I will miss the holiday bed rather than my bed at home! You’re like the pied piper with all the children in the mornings during farmers rounds, and a wonderful memories for them as well as half an hours peace for us! Hugely appreciated! Every touch thought of made our stay indulgent and comfortable. Thanks so much Kate!
The Browns, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate, As you can see from the two previous notes our girls loved farmers rounds and the animals. This has been a lovely stay, even on the rainy days we just sat back and recharged whilst the children played in the hot tub, swing, or games room. After many previous clamping trips, this has been a revelation. Recommendations – Preston Sands, one of the closest and accessible. I grew up coming to this beach, great sand for constructions projects! But park early! Paignton Zoo, expensive but packed full of interesting animals, watch our for all the hills with pushchairs or wheelchairs. Berry Head, great for walks and picnics. Don’t know when but we will definitely be back!
I loved the farmers rounds, especially the duck race. Molly is a softie but Margot is a tiny monster with little legs that can run really fast. KitKat the cat liked sitting on my lap and was really sweet. The play ground was fun and I liked the games room. I had lots of fun in the hot tub too.
Love from Evie. Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Thank you for an awesome stay at the tabernacle. We have thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw magpies, Sheep, Rabbits and Pheasent. We ate ate the Church House Inn and it was delicious. We will definitely recommend you to all our family and friends and you may see us again soon too. Thank you Kate for letting me feed the pigs with, it was lovely and they’re so sweet1 The hot tub was amazing also, we stayed in it until the stars and moon came out, it was perfect!
Sam & Andy, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
I loved all of the animals especially Margot, Molly and Kitkat. I love the kitkat toy I bought in your shop. The farmers rounds were great fun.
Love from Lydia. Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
We have had a fantastic time and loved every minute of our stay – its a beautiful place! We have seen deer and the hare had made a few appearances. Also seen lots of birds. Children really enjoyed farmers rounds, and pizza night and raclette were both amazing. Finally we all enjoyed the hot tub and the outdoor shower. A memorable and lovely holiday!
Anna, Rick, Isaac and Libby, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We had the most wonderful relaxing stay here, it was a dream to wake up in the mornings to such a stunning view from the comfort (of a very comfortable) bed. Thank you for being such a lovely host and for this gorgeous place! Loved it!
Jane & Assaf, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
The set up surpassed our expectations. Exactly what we were looking for and more. I loved that there was something for everyone, children, dogs and adults! All of the little touches are done so tastefully. We will be back and we will tell our friends!
Jerramy, Micheal, Cecily and Percy, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
What a lovely little place to stay at and relax! The hot tub was lovely and warm when we arrived, so jumped straight in and started relaxing as soon a s we arrived. It was lovely to wake up and see nothing but blue skies and green fields. The bed was amazing too, best sleep ever! We visited Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and Dartmouth. All lovely places to go. I would recommend any of the boat trips – its lovely to get out on the sea, and we got to see some seals chilling on a rock! This really was a lovely, relaxing few days away in such a unique place. Thank you.
Alice & Nathan, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Thank you so much for an absolutely fab holiday! Kate, you have made this place – what a fabulous lady! Thank you to you and all your family!
Tim, Amanda, Louie & Charlie, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Thank you all so much for a wonderful week here at Brownscombe. The children loved the farmers rounds, I’ve never seen them leap out of bed so quickly and get dressed in a matter of minutes! Molly our black Labrador felt very at home here and enjoyed meeting your dog Molly when she came to visit us! We enjoyed a couple of lovely pub (dog friendly) lunches at the Bickley Mill and Church House Inn. We had a lovely morning at North Sands beach, Salcombe and a yummy lunch a The Winking Prawn. Most of all we just enjoyed chilling out and relaxing here. The hot tub was a fab treat, pizza night was delicious, and the children had such fun making new friends. Thank you!
We were very sad to leave Brownscombe. Its beautiful and the perfect antidote to living in a hot busy city. You have been an incredible host, no request is too much, even Andrew valeting our car! Our kids are animal mad, so the ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, pigs and dogs eased there separation from our dogs, snakes, rabbits and bearded dragons! Pizza night was not only delicious but a great opportunity to get to know you, Andrew and the other guests. Lucy is a star and will go far, but you already know that. I really can’t think of a single improvement I could suggest! A fantastic stay! Thank you.
Our second visit and it won’t be the last! We all love this place! Kids love feeding the animals and making new friends, and we love the hot tub – a massive plus this year! See you next year! Thanks for having us!
Beau, Abbie, Brooke and Blake, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
We had the most wonderful stay. We have enjoyed every minute of exploring the area and the cabin was incredible! Thank you so much Kate!
Ashley, Grace, Arthur and Billy, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We picked Brownscombe to celebrate our mini moon, and are so overjoyed that we did. The Tabernacle offered all that we could wish for. The bed is so comfy which is a huge plus! We’ve spent 5 days totally relaxing, marvelling at the glorious countryside, enjoying the incredible hot tub, and getting about locally, which has been great fun. We will definitely be recommended this place to all our family and friends. Just the perfect place to relax and unwind. Thank you Kate for being so welcoming and for introducing us to our resident neighbours, Oreo and Cookie the sheep, we will miss seeing them even morning looking for treats! This morning we caught a glimpse of three deer walking out in the field opposite – it was magical to see! Thank you so much Kate!
Rose and Jon, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
We had a great time at Brownscombe, and we particularly enjoyed the pizza night and the hot tub! The safari tent was amazing and so comfortable. All of the animals are very cute, and we loved the pigs. Kate was very welcoming and suggested some great places to go. Bantham beach was the best! All the best for the future, I’m sure we will se you again!
The last days of our two month trip through Europe! And we spent it at this lovely, beautiful, peaceful and calm place! What a wonderful end to our trip! We loved it all, wood fired hot tub, the privacy, the nature so close to the outdoor shower. The farmers rounds were great for our children and for us providing adult time only for the first time on our trip (what wonderful coffee time!) Thank you Kate and all others for your big engagement full of love!
Alice, Martin, Marla & Benno, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We all loved our stay, the tent was everything we could have hoped for. Kate and family were so helpfuland hospitable. The boys loved farmers rounds… and getting a Labrador is on the cards!
The Thompson Family, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Fabulous, the whole family have really enjoyed the animals, space, and food! Thank you!
Johnston Family, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Thank you so much for the most wonderful 40th – perfection!
Alice and Adam, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We came to Brownscombe to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We were both in desperate need for relaxation and calm, our stay in the Tabernacle delivered just that! We’ve had the most wonderful week. Kate and family have been superb hosts, nothing was too much trouble. We’ve also loved getting to know the lambs and KitKat! We have already started recommending Brownscombe to our friends! Thank you!
Louise and Ian, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
A wonderful place to spend our family holiday. The kids loved helping with the farmers rounds and pizza night.
The Thatch Family, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The tabernacle is simply bliss. An amazing place to greet a new day. The bed os so comfy too. The food was so lovely and you have created a special place with the barn.
Rob and Julie, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Once again thank you so much for a fantastic stay. The third trip here for us and second time in the cabin. We love the new outdoor shower! Lots of wildlife seen, and Willow enjoyed her first stay here – she is worn out! She loved the new orchard, but was scared of the pigs! See you again soon Kate.
Sam, Lloyd and Willow, Summer 2019 – Cabin
Thank you so much for all the care and attention to detail that makes Brownscombe such a wonderful place. Kate you are a great host and Brownscombe is perfect in every way.
The Murdeu-Regau Family. Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Wow, everything about this place is amazing. Beyond our expectations and every detail in the design is stunning. The whole place has been lovingly thought out. Lots of relaxing and the best sheep! We will be back!
Michelle and Richard, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
We have had a fantastic holiday here at Brownscombe and loved the cabin. Beautiful position and it really makes you appreciate how simple life can be when you get away from the every day. The hot tub was a big hit and we all spent a lot of time in there! Thank you Kate for a wonderful few days.
Louise, Charlie, Olivia and Alice, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We loved all the exquisite scenery and enjoyed doing farmers rounds. Making pizzas was so much fun and the chickens clucking did interrupt our games! Molly was very friendly and I loved all the animals. The den was a great place to hang out, thank you so much for a lovely holiday!
Clover and the FB Family, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Another amazing long weekend at your beautiful and serene Brownscombe. Kate, Andrew, Annabelle, and Emma, not forgetting Margot and Molly, Thank you for a fabulous stay!
The Yates Family, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Thank you for such a wonderful stay, and a great base from which to explore Devon. We really enjoyed the food, and had fun getting the fires to light! Hopefully we will be back!
Katya & Nick, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Lovely relaxing stay… loved the Bear Grylls hot tub, the shower, the bath and just the simple peace and quiet. Would be great to have a couple of bath robes to snuggle into between soaks! Thank you so much for your hospitality, a thoroughly enjoyable break.
Summer 2019 – Cabin
A lovely relaxing weekend in a relaxing location. Thank you Kate for having us and for recommending The Cary Arms. We had a wonderful meal, and met the resident Seals in the harbour! We would recommend staying in the Tabernacle to everyone as it is such a unique place.
Peter and Linda, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful luxury and comfortable place. We’ve seen lots of nice camping in other parts of Europe, but your place is unique and perfect. Extraordinary and completely different from the other accommodations. Were blessed that we could stay for a week at Brownscombe. we’ve really enjoyed your hospitality and suggestions for nice trips, like Blackpool Sands and becky Falls. We hope to see you again, thank you!
Martyn, Gertshe, Olivier, Thomas & Casper (From The Netherlands) Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Idyllic, we loved the cabin and gazing out over the beautiful fields. Totally romantic and a slice of heaven!
Joel, Claire, Amber & Bobhi, Summer 2019 – Cabin
We have been so excited to visit and Brownscombe didn’t disappoint. Everything is so well thought out, the attention to detail makes such a difference. Grace loved the hot tub and wants one at home! The farmers rounds and pizza nights are a great way for kids and parents to meet each other. We have laughed, played, hot tubbed, talked and chilled. Just what we needed to re connect as a family when we are all so busy at home. A perfect holiday!
The Oberg Family, Summer 2019 – Safari Tent
Had an amazing few days relaxing in the hot tub. Kate was a fantastic host who could not have been more helpful, we will definitely be coming back soon!
Helena and Chris, Summer 2019 – Tabernacle
Great stay, exceeded all expectations. The Cabin and Yealm are both equally gorgeous, so glad we got to experience both. All the small details were thought of, and very much appreciated. We loved the personal touches! (Very tired nurses!) Thank you, we will be back!
We had such a perfect stay in the beautiful Tabernacle. Thank you so much to Kate for her superb and great hospitality. We actually booked our stay through Canopy and Stars having being given vouchers for our wedding anniversary, although we have never tried clamping or stayed anywhere like this before we absolutely loved it! We will definitely recommend a stay at Brownscombe to our family and friends. Hot tub was amazing even though we were both clearly not skilled in starting fires!
Eloise and Jorden, Spring 2019 – Tabernacle
Thank you so much for such a fabulous trip, you have an absolute gem here and can’t wait to book to come back! That hot tub!!! And I’ll never forget my bath with a view!!!
Jamie, Alex & Rocky the dog, Spring 2019 – Cabin
A massive thank you to Kate and her family for such a wonderful stay. We booked the tabernacle for our mini moon and are so glad that we did! We visited Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts (pair of animal lovers!) and had such a lovely time. Also found Cockington and the Drum Inn pub, lovely grounds, food and staff. Sausage pasta from Kate larder was lovely, 100% recommend! Thank you for having us and for being such accommodating hosts. We would definitely stay again!
Katie & Kyle, Spring 2019 – Tabernacle
What an amazing gem of a site! We have had a fantastic time, and Kate was the perfect host. Her home cooking was delicious. Lovely location to explore the coastline. Dartmouth and Milton Sands were lovely. Thanks a million, wed love to return to what the boys say is their favourite ever campsite!
The Palmer-Smiths and Daisy the dog, Spring 2019 – Cabin
Wow what a fabulous long weekend we have had. As all the previous comments state you really have put all of the luxury into proper glamping. We have loved all of the extra details you have so thoughtfully provided, and the beds, they are heaven to fall asleep in! The log burner has provided plenty of heat during the cooler evenings, and much fun for keeping stoked! And the hot tub has been such fun, and sensibly you have provided plastic prosecco glasses for us to enjoy the proper hot tub experience! The piece and quiet, bird call and animals have created the perfect back drop to our time away. And all your great suggestions we have thoroughly enjoyed. Coleton Fishacre – for stunning walk and indulgent national trust cream tea. Church House Inn – for delicious food just a 30 minute stroll away. The forty minute walk around the field as detailed in your map provided stunning views amongst the noisy cows! Bickley Mill – another lovely pub. And we have taken full advantage of your lovely stores, so many lovely gifts, drinks and nibbles. All in all we have had a truly wonderful weekend, and we highly recommend it to any age group, with or without kids! Thank you for all of your hard work, and ease at booking.
Lisa, Sue, Megan & Debora, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
Thank you for an amazing relaxing break. Just what we needed! Definitely recommend The Church House Inn Marldon, food and service was great! Kate is the best host, nothing is too much trouble, and we really enjoyed her pizza night, we will be back! Thanks so much!
Anne & James, spring 2019 – Tabernacle
Thanks you for this incredible sanctuary in the midst of stunning Devon. For us city folk and our city bred children its been a treat to experience the quiet, and chirping of birds and spontaneous chorus of animals to announce day break. The kids loved everything, the ducks, guinee pigs, Margot and Molly, KitKat, and the chickens, the bikes, the swings, and even the games room and barn – you have thought of everything! The unforgettable hot tub in the rain and under the stars, and the woodfire kept me plenty occupied! Thanks too for the helpful suggestions. Torquay Rockfish, Dartmouth, and the little ferry from Kingswear. Scones in Widdicombe and the kids had great fun scrambling the rocks on Haytor in Dartmoor! Finally thank you for pampering us with such an amazing luxurious tent, its been one of our best family holidays! With much love and gratitude…
What a wonderful stay we have had in this wonderful Cabin. Set in an idyllic location! It is clear that so much thought and care has been put into Brownscombe. Nothing has been too much trouble for Kate, she could not have been a better host. We will definitely be back! Many Thanks!
The Grewd Family, Spring 2019 – Cabin
Thank you so much for an amazing stay in the safari tents. You have been a fantastic host and catered to our every need. The stunning views combined with beautiful decor have made us all feel very comfortable and sad to leave. All of my hens have had a relaxed weekend full of tasty food and fun times in the lodge and hot tub. Thank you for making my hen do so special.
Lauren and the girls, Spring 2019 – Safari Tents
We’re so glad that a friend asked on ‘Cobham mummies’ where to go clamping. We have all made amazing memories here, the farmers rounds, the daily BBQ’s and watching the children running round as free range as the chickens! Thank you!
The March and Heenan Family, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
What more can we say than simply we will be returning to this lovely hideaway in the very near future. We recommend the nice easy walk to The Church house Inn and if they still have it on the menu try the seabass. Also the Daymark which is a structure on the coastline near a lovely walk along a path and through some wood offering spectacular views of the coast. Thanks again Kate, Andrew and Cookie and Oreo for providing us with a wonderful place to stay!
Ross and Melissa, spring 2019 – Tabernacle
We found Brownscombe online, and it looked so amazing we decided to drive all the way from Cambridge just to experience this, and were glad we did! Absolutely fantastic place, we will definitely be back and bring friends with us too. Thank you so much Kate and family, we enjoyed every little detail.
Juhana, Heidi, Elliot & Paloma, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
We have had the most amazing weekend in the cabin. Kate and her family have been absolutely fantastic! The welcome was great. The larder was a great addition and the family pizza night was great fun! Our girls aged 9 and 7 had their first taste of roaming free ad thoroughly enjoyed it! Farmers rounds were fabulous and the girls adored the animals. We will be back next year! Kate, Brownscombe was an absolute joy! Thank you so much!
The Tilleys & Lulah the pug, Spring 2019 – Cabin
Our grandchildren Sofia and Lucas had so much fun and really enjoyed the farmers rounds each morning. Also enjoyed pizza night in the barn, making there own pizzas was right up there with Peppa Pig World! High praise indeed! Thank you for your kind hospitality.
The Gibbins Family, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Tabernacle this weekend celebrating our first wedding anniversary, and our last get away before the arrival of our baby next month! My second stay at Brownscombe but my husbands first after I came lat year with the girls! We have been blessed with sunny skies this weekend, total chill out time, enjoying the beautiful bird song, and loving the little lambs who have made us giggle so much. Tabernacle has been very cosy and comfortable – thank you for having us! P.s. Thank you for all of the delicious food, cannot recommend enough!
Andy & Harriet Barfoot, Spring 2019 – Tabernacle
Another lovely stay at Brownscombe. Thank you for your kind hospitality, fab food, and free range kiddidom! Had a lovely day at Bantham, ending with Pizza and G&T and sunburn! Also a great day out at Stoke Gabriel for lunch, a walk, and crabbing. Relaxing and restorative, Thanks!
Liz, Geordie, Fraya and Izzy, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
The Cabin is truly one of the most peaceful relaxing and beautiful places we have ever stayed – I could quite easily stay for another week! Kate is amazing and really welcoming and we loved the animals. Really memorable stay. Thank you so much!
Emma-Louise & Ollie, Spring 2019 – Cabin
What a find! After extensive research Glenda selected Brownscombe for my 65th birthday family get together. And we were delighted with our stay! The youngest member of our group was 6 months old, and every one of us had a great time! Thank you so much Kate, then tents were so comfortable and a lot of thought and effort had gone into the attention to detail. It was always going to be chaotic with all the babies, but your help enabled us to have a lovely family holiday.
The Bowdens and Bennetts, Spring 2019 – Safari Tents
What a fantastic stay! We had the BBQ and hot tub going, some fantastic weather to sit outside, and we agree… the bed is VERY comfortable! The lambs were so cute and we even spotted a cheeky woodpecker! Thank you for having us, we will definitely visit again! P.S. If you are lighting the hot tub yourselves do so early as it took us a while!
Ash & James, Spring 2019 – Tabernacle
Such an incredible memorable place. The kids have loved the freedom to explore and make new friends. We have done some great day trips (Stream Train, Paddle Steamer and South Milton Sands) and explored the local area (Dartmoor, Compton Castle, and Coleton Fishacre) The tent is fantastic, so comfortable and cosy. Thank you so much Kate, we hope to be back soon!
Abbi, Chun, Ethan and Grace, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
What a fantastic birthday surprise! I Had no idea my lovely boyfriend and family and friends had organised such a wonderful party! Spending time in this beautiful cabin with the tumbling hills and tranquillity bird song, while in the hot tub, what more could you want! Just beautiful! Lots of lovely memories made.
Fearn, Leo, Lola, Willow and Aubrey, Spring 2019 – Cabin
This is our fourth year here and we’ve loved it as much as the first time. We’ve loved Brownscombe, the farmers rounds hold the same excitement for our 11 and 8 year old as they did four years ago. Lovely to see how the place is evolving but still keeping its special quality. We enjoyed Go Ape at Haldon and had a fantastic meal at the Crab Shack. Also enjoyed Crabbing at Stoke Gabriel and Crealy. Thanks again Kate, we will be back next year.
Claire, Andy, Emma and Harry, Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
Kate, you have created something really special here, from making flower crowns, to Molton Brown, the tastiest sausages, the softest sheets and pizzas to die for! Thank you!
The MacKenzies (Iysha’s Hen), Spring 2019 – Safari Tent
We have had the most wonderful weekend, such a beautiful place, Kate is so friendly and kind, and the tent was lovely.
Chelle, Lisa, Charlotte & Alice (Iysha’s Hen), Spring – Safari Tent
We are the first guests of 2019, how exciting! Now on our third stay at Brownscombe, first time in the cabin, we’ve loved every minute even thought the weather didn’t live up to expectations following the glimpse of summer we had earlier in the week! We’ve spotted lots of pheasants this weekend, and a few sheep in the distance too. we were sorry to miss Margot this time but well be back with the children at some point later in the year so know doubt well catch up with her then. P.S. The bed is so comfy I want one at home!
Lisa & Paul Green, Winter 2019 – Tabernacle
Our mini moon! We have had the best few days here at the cabin! Attention to detail is next to none. Kate is such a friendly lady, thank you! We will most definitely be back!
Mr & Mrs Warren, Winter 2019 – Cabin
Thank you so much for letting us stay in the Tabernacle once again. The last time we were here was just over 3 years ago when we got engaged! The first at Brownscombe! Here we are again, married and with our 9 month old Florence. We very much enjoyed our stay. Tom went in the hot tub on his own as I fell asleep. Motherhood ay?! We will definitely be here again, a place very special to us.
Rachel, Tom and Florence Andrews, Winter 2019 – Tabernacle
Lovely cabin, great views and so peaceful. Nice to spend time with our teenagers playing games. No TV or Wifi! Would definitely recommend to others! Thank you.
Louise, Tony, Morgan, Ioan and Luna, Winter 2019 – Cabin
A wonderful relaxing New Year break! Beautiful location with lovely walks from your doorstep. We loved the hot tub and BBQ, especially as we had no rain. Thank you for a brilliant stay at the Tabernacle, we will definitely be back!
Katie and John, New Year 2018/19 – Tabernacle
Dear Kate and Andrew, Thank you for a lovely stay in your cabin. Everything and more than we could ever have expected. We will be back! That view in the morning is just stunning! Thank you again!
Teressa, Mark, and the doggies, Paige and Lissey, New Year 2018/19 – Cabin
AMAZING!! What a find. This place really has it all. So much thoughtful detail has been put into this place. The kids have had a wonderful time – they have loved meeting all the animals and playing on the bikes and in the games room. The meal in the lodge was magical! Brilliant location to get to so many places but also a lovely place to retreat back to. We can’t wait to come back! Thanks again.
Wow! What an amazing set up you have here at Brownscombe Kate. Our first experience of glamping and we loved it! From the toasty warm fire to the comfy warm beds and yuyu hotties – just glorious and much needed with the chilly nights and mornings. Our girls had an amazing time exploring the farm and all it has to offer. It was incredibly special to share this magical place with our lovely new friends. Thank you so much Kate – you really have thought of everything! We loved our time here, with best wishes.
Thank you for such a wonderful weekend for our hen party! Everything has been so great from start to finish. Kate has been an absolute dream with planning and the lead up to the weekend, and a fantastic, friendly and warm hostess. The tents and dining areas are so well thought out, decorated to a high standard and the epitome of luxury. The food was delicious! We can not stop talking about how wonderful it all is and would love to re visit. Thank you Kate – you are a star!
Jenny and Amy’s hen party tribe! Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you Tregoning family for yet another truly sublime stay. Kate, you are the epitome of the perfect host – kind, your guests want for nothing, wonderful local knowledge of things to do, and superb attention to detail. It really is the ‘little things’ that can make a stay somewhere unique. Wherever we go in the world our boys will always ask for a trip to Brownscombe, and we are more than happy to say yes! Thank you!
Chris, Trish, Patrick and Thomas, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
Many thanks for a wonderful October break. Fantastic pizza, amazing sunsets, great tips for days out, and the most amazing base for us to relax as a family, everything thought of and plenty of logs to keep the cold at bay. We have had the most wonderful family break. I think Teddy has been very happy too!
Gideon, Olivia, Ben, Iona, Arthur & Teddy the dog, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
Another amazing stay at Brownscombe. First a safari tent and this time the cabin. Your eye for detail is amazing and we will miss that view! Must admit, with having ice all over the car, we were so glad to be all cosy in the cabin! The boys just loved farmers rounds and would loved to have stayed longer. Im in no doubt that we will be back again! P.S. Fab pizzas! Thank you!
The Moseley’s, Autumn 2018 – Cabin
What a magical adventure, despite the dreadful weather we loved every second, comfortable, cosy, peaceful, delicious break – A perfect birthday weekend, thank you so much!
Bridgman Family, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
Had a wonderful stay, Kate was lovely, a great place!
The Arena’s, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The boys and I have had an amazing time here at Brownscombe. The view here is spectacular and we will miss waking up to it, rest assured we will be back here in no time. You have such great eye for design and the cabin is very much in style and I jut love everything about this place. Thank you for creating a wonderful space that our boys could be themselves in! See you soon!
Bukky, Lee, Hunter and Hendrix, Autumn 2018 – Cabin
Many thanks for a lovely stay, your hospitality and delicious food (pan au chocolate very tasty!) “I really liked the hot tub” Isabella 5yrs. “I loved Margot, the ducks, the chickens, the pigs, the guinea pigs and Molly” Rose 2yrs.
Isabella, Zoe, Rose and Brody, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
We have had a lovely time here at Brownscombe Cabin. Its so lovely and quiet, and such a good view to wake up to every day. Its been a great base for visiting Torquay and Exeter. But we have most enjoyed relaxing in the cabin in the evenings, just what we needed for our baby moon!
Emma and Andy, Autumn 2018 – Cabin
This was our first time glamping and we have absolutely loved every single minute of it. Kate had made every aspect so special. The kids couldn’t get enough of the place and we had to force them into the cars to go out on day trips! They really enjoyed the farmers rounds, the pigs in particular. The breakfast hampers were fab and delicious. We booked the private lodge for our last meal and were in awe of the place. It has inspired us to want to build one for entertaining. All the home comforts and added luxuries in the tent are very appreciated and can’t wait to come back next year. Thank you so so much Kate. P.S We also did the make your own pizza night and would recommend anyone else to do the same, it was delicious!
Thank you so much Kate – what a comfortable and friendly stay. Our girls loved roaming free and you were so wonderful and kind with them! Such a beautiful area to explore and we loved our first clamping experience – what a treat! P.S Loved all the attention to detail in our tent.
Louw Family, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
Lovely few days! Our girls have enjoyed the freedom of roaming and especially loved the ‘farmers rounds’. And Kate, the safari tents are fab and the beds are so comfy. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, see you next year!
The Williams Gang, Autumn 2018 – Safari Tent
What a magical place you have here! I wish we could stay here forever! You really have a rare eye for detail and the Cabin is a wonderful getaway. As you know we got engaged here so it will always be a special place for us – we will be back!
Charlie, Kerry and Lily, Autumn 2018 – Cabin
What a wonderful few days – we loved every minute. Cooking over the campfire was so much fun, and the girls absolutely loved farmers rounds, we can’t wait to come back!
So sad to leave this lovely cosy cabin, its been the best warmest week. We have been on a road trip to Cornwall and back and don’t want to go home! We have made the most amazing memories and have the best baths! We will most definitely be back one day!
Karen, Roy and Baxter, Autumn 2018 – Cabin
Dear Kate. We love glamping! This has been all the good bits of camping! Lots of fresh air, space for the kids to room, eating outside, without any of the bad bits like a lumpy airbed and no loo etc! Hot shower, cosy wood burner, plug sockets and extremely comfy beds have made this feel like a proper holiday, not to mention the luxury of the hot tub and the delicious food. The breakfast hampers were a real treat, and the cassoulet was lovely, and pizza night was fun! The kids have really enjoyed the animals (despite Ewan’s face!) And being able to have a little bit of independence. Best of all they have slept so well and therefore so have we, that whenever they start getting up too early or waking during the night we will simply have to book another stay at Brownscombe! Thank you for having us and we hope to come again. Currently weighing up the benefit of the electric hot tub Vs staying up on the hill for the view next time! We recommend, St Mary’s Bay (although lots of steps) for a nice sandy beach, Model Village for young children, Ullacombe Farm cafe for a cream tea and kids play area after climbing Haytor of course!
Helen, Robin, Alex (nearly 6) and Ewan (nearly 3), Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you for a lovely glamping experience. Very comfy ‘tent living’. Lovely to see you again and hope to see again soon. Hot tub was a real success.
Yates & Locks (Team Jago)
What an amazing surprise weekend have had thanks to my wife Emma. The tent, site and food were all fantastic and know we will definitely be returning but for a week next time.
The Mortens, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you for a lovely time Kate!
The Clews Clan, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
A wonderful week. The safari tents and site far exceeded our expectations. Wonderful. The children loved it all and there was more relaxing and sleeping had by all than in the past year or two! Beds and comforts all very considered. Kate is a great hostess, Pizzas are delicious! Highly recommend!The free fun of the beaches around here I most recommend to all. Lots of chat about returning can only be a good thing! Thank you Kate!
The Kingstones, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
We have had an amazing time here at Brownscombe, and are very sad to go. We stayed for 7 nights but still feel like there’s so much more to see. Kate’s recommendations in the book of treats are not to be missed. The highlights for us were Bantham beach, South Milton, Dartmouth and Salcombe, all such beautiful scenery. The best bit is coming back to the cabin to soak up the last bit of the days sun with a glass of wine in hand. Attention to details are amazing and Kates’s cooking is not to be missed – That cassoulet! Very sad to be going back to London, and are already planning our return.
Emma, Brendon and Stanley, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Great stay. The girls adored farmers rounds and gave your sausage pasta a high rating! And of course your nephew Jack was a huge hit. Thanks for everything, Emma, Isabelle, and Maddie were all huge fans of Margot the pug!
The Gregory’s, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Kate and family. We have thoroughly enjoyed our second visit. following our first visit we came with high expectations and it hasn’t failed to disappoint! We loved the new addition such as the hot tub and the pizza nights. The whole family have had a fantastic week. It has been lovely to see the children make new friends and play freely. Farmers rounds are the highlight and even got them out of bed in the mornings! (Even Samuel enjoyed it in the end!) Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We will definitely return, perhaps we will try a different tent each time! Thank you one again.
The Fairbairns, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate, it was a total joy to come back to the cabin again with our 2 girls for a few nights. Lovely to see you again, and thank you for your tips on keeping chickens! Will keep you posted on progress!
Trevor, Sue, Amelia and Madeline, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Dear Kate and family. We have had an amazing week. We came here to relax and cill out from our normal busy lifestyles, and that is exactly what we did. Your beds were so so comfortable! We enjoyed lovely days out to places like Becky Falls, Dartmouth and Brixham, plus the water park. The kids loved making pizzas with you and your lovely niece and nephew. We will def come back and recommend to family and friends! Thanks again.
Paula, Paul, Jack and Ellis & Pixie the dog. Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
A wonderful first glamping holiday for us. We loved our tent and all its colonial touches. This is a super spot to relaxant just take things as they happen, far away from our usual lives. Excellent larder system! We’ve had breakfasts, bbq sausages and loved the glamping mess. Lots of time in the hot tub, and visits to Oddicombe, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Thank you for all your super hospitality.
The Filton Family, Summer 2018 – safari Tent
Dear Kate, I have enjoyed this week so much – I loved the bath tub especially because it was so different to a normal bath so I went in it every day. Also my bed was so comfy I woke up so late one day. When it was pizza night the pizza was so different to normal. Thank you for everything, from Harry. Thank you for everything you have done for us and for the days we have spent in the amazing cabin. The bath was amazing and so different to normal. The beds were so comfy that in the morning I woke up late, which is unusual for me! Farmers rounds were so much fun and I got to see my favourite animal, ducks! I loved lady Jane! The pizza night was amazing and different. Thank you Kate, from Georgina. P.S. I want to come back again! Dear Kate, thank you so much for a wonderful 4 night stay at Brownscombe. We’ve all had an amazing time! The cabin was fantastic and every little detail has made it truly special. The feature bath was superb and a true luxury. There are not enough words to express what a memorable time we have had. A huge thank you again, and it was so lovely to meet all of your family. We would definitely love to come back again! With very best wishes.
Pam, Pete, Georgina and Harry, Summer 2018 – Cabin
It’s so good to this this family run business doing so well! Not surprised given all your hard work and attention to detail. Second visit for me, the first being a fab hen do in 2016 (A fab weekend!) This time it was a family break which was much needed. “Brownscombe Luxury Glamping” does exactly what it says on the tin! Fabulous place. Tents are amazing and the location is fab. Hosts fantastic. Ten out of ten! Back next year for sure!
Bex, Matt, Harry and Jo, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you so much for a lovely time. The weather has been fantastic and we have made full use of that! The boys have loved joining you on farmers rounds and especially spending time with Margot. Your pizzas are the best! Thanks for your tips on the local area and the best beaches and places to eat. The hot tub was put to good use and we will definitely be back.
Mark, Claire, James and Henry, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you for welcoming us to your lovely site. The cabin was cosy for the 4 of us but beautifuly done. The bath tub with the door opening was super exciting for our 5 year old! Elena has had a ball, farmers rounds were amazing and gave us a cuppa in peace! The pizza making evening was fab and also when we managed to BBQ it was also great. Thank you!
The Greenaway’s, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Dear Kate The Farmer!
Thanks so much for an amazing week of glamping. We have all had a really magical week together making memories that I’m sure will last for ever – or until next time we visit! The twins enjoyed the morning farmers rounds and it was fantastic watching them grow in confidence with the animals each day. The quiet evenings in the hot tub with a prosecco in hand was my highlight. Matt enjoyed chasing an escaped Margot the pug whilst in a towel!
Thank you so much for welcoming us to this magical place! We had a truly amazing time celebrating Megan’s 30th. We loved the Pizzas and the hot tubs! Also everyone commented on hoe incredibly comfortable the beds are. We would love to come back again soon! Thank you.
Pippa, Adam, Chris, Racquel, Fiona and Dan, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you so much for having six 18 year old girls! We’ve had such an amazing time. Including fun times in the hot tub, making pizzas and of course making memories in the lodge. We would love to come back again and will definitely miss Margot and Molly. Thank you Brownscombe!
What an amazing holiday. Thank you Kate and family for being wonderful hosts! We couldn’t have asked for a better glamping experience! The girls loved farmers rounds and the pizza night as well as the freedom to roam free on the farm. The views are stunning and we visited lots of lovely places from the reccommended list provided. We fully intend on coming back to make even more wonderful memories.
The Edwards family, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Our third visit and just as special as the previous two. Peace and quiet, comfort and hospitality all wrapped up in 10 fantastic days. we are all going to miss this place and look forward to next time.
The Devlins, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Back for our fourth visit and once again it didn’t disappoint! Fabulous weather, fabulous host, and a fabulous week. We absolutely love our annual pilgrimage to Brownscombe and are always so sad to leave – usually the whimpering lasts till Exeter!!! Huge thanks once again, and no doubt we will see you soon.
Kate, Dan, Logan and Jude Waterson, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
We have enjoyed this week so much! We have seen a fox, rabbits, deer, pheasants, and heard a badger! Arthur has loved doing the morning farmers rounds with you and has very much enjoyed playing with the other children. I am going to miss waking up to such a lovely view. Thank you!
Eve, Andrew and Arthur, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Perfectly idyllic! Had a brilliant few days here, and feel very relaxed now! Would not hesitate to come back! Thank you!
Lucy and Rob, Summer 2018 – Tabernacle
What a wonderful magical place! Beautiful position and such comfy tents. The children have had the best time ever! They loved the freedom to explore, making friends and of course animal feeding. Kate is an amazing host, and Molly and Margot are much loved by the boys. We’ve done so many good things, Campfire tea, totted marshmallows, tried surfing at Bigbury, mountain biking at Haldon Forest, Hired a boat in Dartmouth… the list goes on! I’m sure we’ll be back next year!
Everything about this place is stunning! A wonderful 3 nights stay for Mats 40th birthday celebrations. We felt instantly at home in the cosy Tabernacle, so much so that we will be sad to leave. Such an idyllic peaceful setting. Love all of the detail of the decor, the wall paper is fab! And to top it off Miles tea and coffee! We will definitely return to Brownscombe, what a treat! Thank you Kate!
Laura and Mathew, Summer 2018 – Tabernacle
By a stroke of luck we managed to book a last minute cancellation at Brownscombe for Rich’s birthday. I knew how brilliant it would be because I came here a year ago on a hen do… but it was brilliant as he chose this week to propose! BEST WEEK EVER! We lived off champagne and double yolk dippy eggs and made friends for life with the pigs! We’ll be back, for a very long time to come… thanks Kate for making everything about this week perfect.
Polly and Rich, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Kate the farmer! Thank you for an amazing stay, we love this place so much!
Jen, Simon and Jayden, Summer 2018 – Cabin
We have all had a wonderful stay in the heavenly cabin! We loved field watching, and saw deer, rabbits, hares, pheasants, swallows, swifts, tits, and so many other birds. The children loved the morning farmers rounds and wanted to take Molly and Margot home.
Jo, Nick, Daniel and Billie, Summer 2018 – Cabin
A great week away and our first glamping experience was great fun and very comfortable. Farmers rounds together with Molly and Margot were a big hit with Finlay. Thanks to Kate for her great hospitality and for making us feel welcome. Great days out were, Paignton Zoo, Dartmouth Steam Railway, Salcombe, South Milton Sands (book the Beach house for lunch!), Plymouth Aquarium, and a great night in having Pizza Night!
Richard, Kirsty and Finlay, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate and family.
We have had the most wonderful magical time at beautiful Brownscombe. Yealm exceeded our expectations and gave us some much needed family time. My husband and I even managed a hot tub under the stars. Thank you for taking Millie to feed the animals and for being such a kind and considerate host. The whole experience has been blissful, saying thank you doesn’t seem enough. We are already excited to return next March. With best wishes.
Glen, Gemma, Millie, Gill and The Girls, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
What an amazing Place to stay! Very rare for us to switch off and relax! Can not wait to come back. Kate was friendly and welcoming, plus we loved the little lambs. Thanks for such a great time.
Jazz and Ben, Summer 2018 – Tabernacle
Dear Kate and family. Best glamping experience ever. At first we thought we should have gone for the bigger tents with having an 8month old and a 4 year old. On reflection and the enjoyment had, the cabin gave us so many fun experiences. Bath time has never been so long and enjoyable. The surroundings are so beautiful and peaceful. No wifi meant we appreciated us as a family unit even more. We have captured so many memorable moments, from feeding the animals, to relaxing in the evening with a Pimms. Bantham beach is stunning, we recommend, but you need to be patient with the narrow lanes. The reward is worth it, and the food from the grub bus is amazing. Thanks for an amazing time.
Glyn, Martina, Mila, Bow and our little star Max, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Thank you for a fab time. it has been a break from our ‘9-5’ and getting our bus down the lane was like a ‘road to hell’ but when we arrived it became a ‘stairway to heaven’ and wasn’t a ‘tragedy’ at all. ‘When the sun goes down’ we have spent our nights ‘dancing in the moonlight’, and we didn’t even need you to ‘relight our fire’ because ‘we’ve been going wild in the country’. We have loved all of the animals but ‘who let the dogs out?!’ Our cocktails in the lodge were better than ‘drinking Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain’. We saw the ‘castle on the hill’ on the way to the pub but we were ‘chasing pavements’ on the way back. ‘We couldn’t help falling involve’ and would ‘walk 500 miles’ to return because ‘nothing compares to you’!!!
Love Bethan and her hens! Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you for being so accommodating for our stay Kate. A gorgeous experience, so peaceful and relaxing, we will be back, thank you!
Jess and Kay, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Kate and family… Wow, we came for my daughters 30th birthday. Pizza making was amazing. Everything you would need was here. We enjoyed a few nice walks and the peace up at the cabin plus the views made me very happy. Hopefully we will be back with the grandkids next time. Loved the hot tubs and the barn. My you did well to get us all together and have such a fun stay. Congratulations all on making such a perfect site. Everything A*.
Katie and Andy, Summer 2018 – Cabin
We have had a wonderful experience glamping and will be telling all of our friends in Surrey about our experience. Kate is a fantastic host with very helpful suggestions of where to visit to suit our family. The kids have loved making new friends and roaming free around the site. Every morning they looked forward to farmers rounds. Thank you very much, we take away fond memories.
The Creer Clan, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
We have had an absolutely wonderful holiday here at Brownscombe. Kate you have been a fantastic host and couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. Noah and Arther’s top favourite things at Brownscombe were… Farmers rounds, the park, the cabin bed, hot tub and pigs.
The Cox Family, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
This is without a doubt the best self catering holiday we have ever had. Like other people have said, every tiny detail has been thought of, and the view is absolutely beautiful. Our 2 year old twin nieces really enjoyed visiting us here, they particularly enjoyed the bath and the bunk beds! The food was also excellent and made catering very easy. Thank you to Kate for being so welcoming and helpful. We never go to the same place twice, but we are sure that we will be back here again soon!
Robin and Kirsty, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Our first time and we really enjoyed it! The safari tents are so comfortable, and Kate the host was always so pleasant, helpful and full of knowledge. Many thanks for a fab week.
The Baker Family, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Fantastic week had by all. Loved Dartmouth, Brixham and Salcombe. Kids enjoyed pizza making. Kate a fantastic host – many thanks.
The Hedges Family, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate, thank you for creating such a beautiful space! When we arrived we were only a few days post wedding so we were in need of a place to chill and unwind! We certainly got that here. The sites are breath taking… and the bath is out of this world (what a great addition). Your recommendations are also perfect and has meant we’ve been well fed with delightful grub all week. Thank you again for such a wonderful week. We will return again in the future for sure!
Ellie, John and Digby, Summer 2018 – Cabin
Once again had a fabulous time at Brownscombe, weather fab until this morning. Once again visited Paignton Zoo but did some firsts too. New additions to Brownscombe pizza night went down well. Can’t come next year as GCSE’s but never say never.
The Williams Family, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you for the most wonderful time again, breaking up for the summer and arriving here is amazing! Love the new pizza night. Kate and Jack adore you and your family. Kate thank you so much, we will be back.
The Luscombe Family, Summer 2018 – Safari Tent
These comments are written on the deck at sunset with a gin and tonic in hand – highly recommend! Every detail in the cabin is beautifully considered. Its worth taking a whole evening to do nothing but relax in this stunning place. Kate food recommendations are worth listening to. This is a brilliant location, Torquay, Paignton, Dartmouth, BeckyFalls are all within 30 minutes from Brownscombe by car. The candles, wine and bath tub are a romantic combination. The cows look friendly but can run quite fast! Iced coffee in a thermos is a good reward for climbing Haytor! Pigs are surprisingly friendly. Theres a lot of wildlife here, wild ponies, bats, birds, snakes, and even otters if you venture to Living Coasts. You can make a lot of memories in a long weekend. Kate is a fantastic host. Thank you so much!
Vicky and Alex, Summer 2018 – Cabin
As a treat for my birthday I couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay. The Tabernacle is a magical place to stay, and I loved the decor, location and facilities. Star gazing in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly was the ultimate indulgence. Thank you Kate for creating somewhere so enchanting. I can’t wait to come back next year, keep up the good work!
Amy and Steve, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
A definate 10 out of 10 for our stay! An absolutely breathtaking view to wake up to every morning. Jonah definitely enjoyed farmers rounds every morning (nearly as much as mum and dad!) even if he was a little scared of the lambs to begin with, by our third day we had to say ‘hello’ to the animals everytime we walked in that direction! He has definitely done more walking this week than ever before! He has also loved sleeping in a bed and not a cot for the first time ever! We have all loved the two meals that we ate here and have really enjoyed Tea Room recommendations in Widecombe On The Moore and Rockfish in Torquay. The only sad thing was the weather stopping us from rockpooling and crabbing, so we’ll definitely be back! Thank you Kate.
Tina, John & Jonah, Spring 2018 – Cabin
We could not have imagined a more perfect getaway. The Tabernacle is beautiful inside and out and the hot tub is an absolute delight to stargaze from. Our hosts have been great and were there for anything we needed – whilst also creating a perfectly isolated hideaway! The food we were provided with was delicious and locally sourced. The views and wildlife are exceptional, we even had a visit into the Tabernacle from a little yellow bird! Our time here has been perfect – Thank you so much!
Lucy and Jonny, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
We’ve had such a magical and memorable stay at Brownscombe. The cabin has been really fun, definitely the best bath time experience for the UK! Completely at one with nature, and we all feel very relaxed. Kate has made our stay really lovely, and the farmers rounds each morning have been a delight. We’d definately recommend her home cooking too – delicious! See you again, and thank you!
Hannah, James, Isla & Marina, Spring 2018 – Cabin
Wow, such an amazing romantic weekend. So relaxing and peaceful, feel fully re-charged. Such a fabulous way to celebrate my partners 50th. He loved doing all the fires and cooking on the BBQ. A weekend full of sunshine, love and stars! The hot tub was amazing and toasty when we arrived, with a bottle of prosecco chilling. Thanks Kate for everything.
Janet & Lawrence, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
Wow! We’ve been glamping but now we’ve experienced “Brownscombe Glamping” I’m not sure well ever be satisfied again. The cabin was perfect for all our needs, and the bath was amazing! The boys loved feeding the animals every morning, Duck Vadar and Princess egglayer were personal favourites. The view from the bed was gorgeous. I spent hours watching the pheasants. We were even lucky enough to spot a few rabbits and a fox. The site was great for the boys, who enjoyed being free range! We hope to be back! Thanks!
Kelsey, Mark, Owen, & Finley, Spring 2018 – Cabin
Kate, we have all enjoyed all things at Brownscombe. The kids have loved it, and have got much more confident riding bikes. Dan doesn’t normally do baths, I didn’t tell him there wasn’t going to be a shower, but he’s loved them with the door open, who wouldn’t! The towels, bedding and crockery, everything is perfect, and there was even kitchen tongs, not something you easily find in a kitchen that isn’t your own. We also especially liked the kitchen stools and the splash back. Thank you so much for hosting an unforgettable holiday, we will be back. we loved working our way through your recommendation list, and totally loved a digital detox!
Dan, Kate, Frankie & Reid, Spring 2018 – Cabin
Thank you for your hospitality! We have had a fab time, beautiful views, wonderful tents (amazing!) and a great opportunity for the kids to be free, and to learn about the animals! We will be recommending it to all of our friends!
The Edwards Family, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
What an amazing adventure we have had over the last few days! The snow has made the view even more wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for a more cosy and lovely place to stay the last few days. You have gone above and beyond to make sure we were both ok, and the extra breakfast, lovely home made diner and plenty of logs for the fire were greatly appreciated. despite the snow from stopping us from venturing too far, I’m sure we will be back again for sunnier days, BBQ’s and paddle boarding on the coast. We can’t thank you enough and we are very sad to go! But will take away lovely memories of our stay. Best wishes.
Grace & Matt, Spring 2018 – Cabin
We came here on our honeymoon, and what a fantastic break it has been, allowing us to relax after the busiest time of our lives! Kate has been fantastic, with all her local knowledge and tips – just tell her where you are going or what you’d like to do and she will give you the best advice! The food is great at both of the local pubs and we really recommend all of the walks that Kate suggested to us, especially the coastal walk at Coleton Fishacre – absolutely stunning. We spent our last night here having a cheese fondue dinner in the lodge – the perfect end to a brilliant week. Thank you so much Kate!
Daisy and Dom, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
Thank you so much for a lovely stay in this beautiful safari tent. We as a group do a long weekend away every year as a time to have a good girlie catch up! We’ve now made it a glamping themed trip so have tried a few places already, but this is by far the best one! Kate was so welcoming and a great hostess. The farm and land is beautifully kept making the whole experience even more lovely. We will definitely be coming back if she’ll have us!
Kat, Alex, Lizzie, Em & Maria, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
The Tabernacle definitely exceeded all our expectations. The peaceful evenings sat relaxing in the hot tub looking out across the countryside, watching and listening to all the wildlife is picturesque. The perfect weeks break from our busy lives. Made even more special by having such wonderful hosts – who make such wonderful brownies! The highlight was definitely being given the opportunity to bottle feed the baby lambs! Snowy enjoyed catching the morning sunshine on top of the hill and watching her sheep friends grazing. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
April, Micheal & Snowy the dog, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
Thank you so much Kate for a wonderfully relaxing stay at Brownscombe. We have been cosy and snug despite some blustery conditions! The hot tub was such a treat and you really have thought of everything. The cabin design is genius and so luxuriously furnished – truly inspirational. Spoilt for choice with local eateries, we enjoyed all recommendations. such a beautiful part of the country we loved it. a much needed retreat! We really appreciated you pulling out all the stops to make it possible. Best wishes.
Tom, Laura & Murray, Spring 2018 – Cabin
What a wonderful place! Thank you to Kate for making us so welcome, doing the farmers rounds with the kids, lovely food, and advice! We will be back for sure! A fantastic time at Brownscombe and we loved Dart!
Liz, Geordie, Freya and Izzy, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
First visit and we’ve had a lovely family holiday. Kids had a great time doing the morning rounds, especially time with Margot. Thank you Kate, I’m sure well be back!
The Fallas Family, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
We had a beautiful stay in your lovely Tabernacle. Loved sitting in the hot tub and making friends with the little lambs. Thank you Kate and family for being so welcoming, it was a perfect break after finishing our final year at uni. Molly was also very sweet!
Courteney and Ollie, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
Wow, such an amazing romantic weekend. So relaxing and peaceful, feel fully re-charged. Such a fabulous way to celebrate my partners 50th. He loved doing all the fires and cooking on the BBQ. A weekend full of sunshine, love and stars! The hot tub was amazing and toasty when we arrived with a bottle of prosecco chilling. Thank you Kate for everything!
Janet and Lawrence, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
Dear Kate, Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. We really enjoyed our stay, we had everything we could need, the perfect break from reality. Callie loved feeding the animals, especially the chickens. Hope to see you again, take care.
The Debenhams, Spring 1018 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate, we have had a fabulous time! Thank you so much! Blackpool Sands was a great recommendation, we had a wonderful day! Best wishes.
The Whites, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
What a wonderful week we have had here in your stunning cabin. Luxury and nature combined to make a relaxing stay. Lily and Ruairi have loved the freedom of running around and exploring. The best part of every day for them was going on Farmers Rounds with Kate, who was amazing! Fears of animals that they had before coming here have gone and they can’t wait to get a puppy of their own. Thank you Kate. A holiday with a 4 year old and a 2 year old can be quite tiring and hard work, however, we are going home relaxed and rejuvenated from our sty here. Five stars for hospitality and accommodation. We will definitely be back next year!
The Kanes, Spring 2018 – Cabin
Such a beautiful place, was so lovely to just talk and walk, enjoying the views and wildlife. Kate is a very lovely host and we look forward to returning with the children. Thank you.
Austin & Katie, Spring 2018 – Tabernacle
After a whole week it is such a wrench to up sticks and go home! So relaxed were almost horizontal! Such a calming view, and as others have said its so calming to wake up to. There are so many places to visit from here, but we came back here to the peace and view mid afternoon on most days. We were fortunate with the May weather ad chatted to Kate often, and sampled her cooking – delicious! The cabin is so well planned with such thoughtful touches. We really enjoyed the bath with the wall pushed open. Such a comfortable bed and very relaxing. We will be returning and recommending to lots of friends. Kate is so attentive and lovely to chat to. We Must return! Thank you!
Sue and Neil, Spring 2018 – Cabin
Dear Kate, thank you for this amazing stay! The kids and us had a fantastic time, despite the cold and wet weather. The Farmers Rounds in the mornings were amazing. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
The Duchard Family, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate and family, Thank you for a wonderful stay at Brownscombe. Myself and family have had a lovely stay. We lead busy work life and school schedules and to just sit and relax and not set alarm clocks has been amazing. Such a relaxed atmosphere, the safari tent and surroundings was everything and more. Kate is lovely and so accommodating, I forgot my wellies and she had 3 pairs waiting for me to try on the next day! Our children have had a lovely time bike riding and meeting new friends. Thank you for everything.
The Smith Family, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
Thank you for such a wonderful stay, the cabin and the views surrounding were lovely. We loved all of the small touches, and the big ones like the magical bath tub! This has been a relaxing trip, we hope to come back and bring others!
Lara and Nick, Spring 2018 – Cabin
We have had the most lovely stay for our Easter holidays. The children have loved making friends with their camp mates. Kate you have been so welcoming and we have loved joining you on the Farmers Rounds. All of Kates recommendations have been spot on. We have been to Paignton Zoo, Becky Falls, Living Coast, Paignton Pier, Pennywell Farm, and Dartmouth on the Steam Train. All the food had been amazing and I had the best pie and brownie ever tasted last night at The Cott Inn! Thank you Kate for a truly memorable break.
The Leale Family, Spring 2018 – Safari Tent
What an amazing place booked for my 40th birthday, and we have absolutely loved it! The quaint Tabernacle tucked away on its own was very peaceful. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in, and to lay in bed looking out was peaceful. Sitting in the hot tub with the stars out as lovely. Last morning watching a fox come out and play made the ending perfect, thank you so much Kate & Andrew, we will be recommending you to others.
Sacha & Ryan, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
What a wonderful stay in a gorgeous location and a stunning cabin. Adore the bath and the genius door! Best nights sleep ever!. Thank you so much. Such an inspirational creation, you are a genius… will be ordering my yuyu hot water bottle and gorgeous bedding for at home!
B & G, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
What can I say, our first trip to the Tabernacle last year was magical, but nothing compared to the surprise I had in store – hot tub ready on arrival, prosecco in fridge (thanks Kate!) and a beautiful star lit first night. Trevor asked me to marry him! I am officially the happiest woman in the world – and it all happened in my favourite place in the world! Thanks so much Kate – see you again soon!
Kelly & Trevor, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
What a magical way to spend my surprise 30th Birthday! Gazing at the stars, in the hot tub with a glass of prosecco, or two. All food prepared by Kate was delicious and we had everything we needed in the Tabernacle. Already thinking of our next excuse to visit again! Thank you!
Rose & Jo, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
Brownscombe Clamping has absolutely everything you could ask for. The Cabin is spectacular – the opening door to that view whilst relaxing in the bath was unbelievable! We saw so much wildlife, a red squirrel (we think!) an owl, a jay, pheasants, woodpecker and lots of robins. Our meal in the Lodge was really special, thank you Kate for making our special break away so memorable.
Chloe & Max, Autumn – Cabin
A very enjoyable and relaxing stay in the quaint and cosy Tabernacle. Two enjoyable meals provided by Kate and two walks to the pub (The Mill at Bickley and The Church House Inn at Marldon) for more good food as no cooking to do! Very comfortable bed – luxurious really. The hot tub was great, even in the rain! A very private, quirky place to stay, highly recommend.
Steve, Celia, Pheonix, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
Kate. All I can say is wow! Thank you so much for another fantastic stay! We have all fallen in love with your gorgeous cabin! Our 11 year old book worm could not get enough of the top bunk area – it was perfect! Our little Archie was in his element being able to run free in a puddle suit and his favourite part was Farmers Rounds with you! On a personal note we would like to thank you for making our stays what they are! Yes you have beautiful beautiful buildings and decor, but you yourself make Brownscombe a very special place indeed! Thank you!
Ben, Claire, Maddie and Archie, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
Kate, thank you for a fabulous three nights. Beatrice loved the farmers rounds, even in the rain. The cabin stood up well to the storm! Completely wind proof! The bath is amazing, and the location perfect. With thanks.
Anna, James and Bea, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
Dear Kate, we have had the most wonderful time staying in Tamar. We loved the animals especially Sam and Fred. And the hot tub. The hot water bottles were great and the fire to keep us warm. We hope to see you at Brownscombe again.
Anna, Aimee, Ali, Ian and Sarah, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Kate, thank you so much for having us, an absolutely heavenly place to celebrate our engagement. The Lodge was beautiful, we will be back again and again I’m sure. Thanks!
Jade and Sean, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
We had such a relaxing week in the Tamar tent. Everything we needed was supplied and we loved every minute of it. Doris was content as soon as she arrived and hopefully we get to come back soon. Many thanks!
The Duffett’s and Dorris the dog, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate, well… yet another amazing holiday in the most beautiful location. The Cabin, your attention to detail, the service are truly the best, thank you so much, we will be back again, again and again… Lots of love.
Rose, Rob and Angus, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
Our first wedding anniversary – A place only fit for a fairytale (0r at least we thought so). Such a beautiful magical place. Have loved every quiet and peaceful minute. Thanks Kate for the welcome to your wonderful place and thanks for dinner and the bubbles! Was delicious! Will definitely be back!
Rebecca and Anthony, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
We had a wonderful weekend in the Tamar tent. We want to thank Kate for creating such a relaxing and homely environment – we loved every minute of down time, and we strongly recommend the camp fire cassoulet, delicious! Hopefully get to come back soon!
The Kenuels, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Lovely place, had a wonderful break, so peaceful. Lovely memories to keep and share. Visited so many lovely places. Thank you for the welcome. Hope to come back soon.
Steven and Hefina, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
The Tabernacle met and exceeded expectations. Made to feel very welcome and enjoyed every peaceful magical moment. Plenty of beautiful memories. Thanks Kate for a wonderful and unforgettable experience! Too many highlights to list!
John and Bozena, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
Thank you so much for an amazing time! We have had a lot of fun seeing the animals (especially Lady Jane) and had a lot of fun sleeping in the safari tent during Storm Brian! We thought we were going to fly away! We went in the hot tub every single night even in the storm, and we loved it. We will definitely be coming back in the summer time! Thank you Kate.
Marion,Gigi, Rach, Neil and Frankie, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Dear Kate thank you for your hospitality. We have had an amazing time at the Cabin. We have never had so many baths! We have the loved the view and seen lots of wildlife. Jessie (the dog) has loved it too! We will be recommending the Cabin to everyone!
Patrick and Katie Bunting, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
This is our second visit and one we will never forget! We have all had a great 10 days and visited lots of local attractions. The boys will miss waking up to feed the animals. Thanks for the lovely evening at the lodge. It was a very special last night. We really don’t want to leave. Thank you Kate for everything, I’m sure we will see you again soon.
Jo, Micheal,Henry, Joe and Charlie, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Thank you so much for an amazing experience. All the facilities were superb and we’ve been truly spoilt. Darcie loved the animal feeding with you Kate.Thank you. Thank you for everything we’ll be back and see you all next year .
Jon, Kelly & Darcie (2) Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Thank you so much for such an amazing stay! You have really made us feel welcome and supplied us with some amazing home cooked food! Had some lovely walks. I’m outside now and can hear the owl but can’t spot it ! Will definitely be back as we have had such a relaxing time in this beautiful cabin. Thanks again, cannot wait to come back!
Rachael and Andy, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
We have had such a fabulous three nights stay here at Brownscombe! We loved the whole experience! Kate I have to say, that you are just amazing! You have been so warm and welcoming, plus hugely kind and patient with the children. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!…Hope to see you again for a never short break away.
The Smith Family, Autumn 2017- Safari Tent
This was our second visit to the glorious Tabernacle, and we are already planning our third. Kate is a wonder! A fabulous host who is always wearing a smile, and always easy to find if you need her. We have loved getting aquatinted with the inquisitive sheep Fred and Sam, who seemed to want to join us in the magnificent hot tub! Thank you Kate and family for creating such a fantastic space, and for making our anniversary unforgettable!
Tammy and Owen, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
Couldn’t have chosen a better place to spend our honeymoon! A really warm welcome, and the Tabernacle was better than expected, if thats even possible! we even made friends with the sheep Fred & Sam, who somehow even found their way into our gate one evening! There must have been something good in here, because they are back at our gate every day! Thank you for sharing a slice of heaven with us, it was much needed and we hope to come back.
Lee and Rhea, Autumn 2017 – Tabernacle
Dear Kate, we have decided that we will tow the Cabin home! Thanks for a great stay at Brownscombe – and the bed is the most comfortable that we have ever slept in!
Sue and Martin, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
Thank you for such a lovely stay. This was our first time camping/glamping and it was perfect. The kids loved the farmers rounds and the playground. Your hospitality warm and friendliness and beautiful tents made this so special . Thank you!
Simone, Jamie, Eden (3) and Jesse (1), Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
What can I say – amazing, will definitely come back if Kate would have us! Hugo (my toddler) had a ball! Kate has such a way with children, and the attention to detail was superb. We took the Cabin folder everywhere with us, which we called the BIBLE! Crabbing a must, Dartmouth, Blackpool sands, Church House Inn in the village was so welcoming. NO WIFI – BLISS! Thanks gang!
The Burrows Family, Autumn – Cabin
We had a great time and the hot tub was really fun, once we got it hot enough! The meal and brownies were delicious. Thanks so much!
The MacDonald family, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Thank you so much! We have all had an incredible weekend. Kate, you have been amazing! The food was delicious, and you have looked after us so so well. I love your pigs! The girls.
Kirsty’s Hen Party, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
It was really really fun and we had such a great time! one of the highlights of our trip was going in the hot tub and doing the farmers rounds. Thank you so much for having us, we definitely want to come again!
The Pavey family, Autumn 2017 – Safari Tent
Amazing weekend! Such a gorgeous place, every detail has been thought of. Our children loved the morning farm walks, especially Margot and of course Molly. We saw a Deer and lots of birds, including a lovely Robin who visited us every morning. Such a wonderful view to wake up to and the peace and quiet! It will be missed! Thanks Kate!
The Atkins Family, Autumn 2017 – Cabin
We have had such a lovely relaxing week. Thanks so much for everything Kate, the small people loved the farmers rounds in the morning. We needn’t have worried about being cold – the tent was super – cosy, and the weather was better than in Scotland! We loved clamping and hope to come back one day. Like everyone else who has stayed here, we will be sad to go home! Blackpool Sands – amazing beach, and we loved the Dartmouth Steam Train.
Exceeded every expectation we could of ever imagined. Just a perfectly presented holiday from start to finish. The hospitality of Kate is second to none and our Floryn enjoyed the morning rounds with Kate feeding al the animals. Whilst Paula and I feel totally relaxed and revitalised. The champagne in the hot tub under the stars really is exceptional. And all of Kates advice on where to eat and go was 100%. There really isn’t enough to be said about this place except thank you for sharing it with your guests. We will definitely be back on one or more occasions.
Daniel, Paula and little Floryn, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
The sun shone and the rain fell but lots of fun at all times. For our three and five year old girls the highlight was the morning feed – animals at the heart of their fun here.For us , clear starry skies, fire burning bright and gazing up at the night sky, listening to the owls. Exploring the coast and seaside adventures for the girls , Coleton Fishacre for a beautiful landscape, beaches of the southwest coast, open air pool at Kingsteignton was fun. Coppa Dolla food was great if needing customer service by manager. Crab fishing at Stoke Gabriel ,so many places to explore and enjoy! A lot of fun, lovely to avoid internet, media unless you really want to find it!
Trevor, Sue, Amelia and Madeline, Summer 2017- Cabin
We have had a wonderful time in the cabin. The view is stunning and its amazing just to sit in the bath and enjoy such a view day and night. We had visit from a robin who enjoyed a short perch on the cabin bed and a flying visit from the deer in the early hours – Fabulous!. Kate you have been a wonderful host, every detail has been thought of, and your fondue was delicious, Thank you! We will miss being here.
The Atkinksons, Summer 2017 – Cabin
A truly enchanting place to spend our first wedding anniversary. Thank you Kate for making us feel welcome and for the thoughtful little touches (processco, roses, and card) Loved the hot tub the whole decor and feel of the Tabernacle… If only we could afford the wallpaper! Was great to relax in such peaceful surroundings by nature. Will definitely be making the long journey from Cornwall to visit in the future. Ps the cassoulet and breakfast was delicious.
Jenny and Giles, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
Have had a fab time here in the Tabernacle, so quirky and unique! Loved it! Hot tub great – great to relax and look up a t the stars! Many thanks for the surprise drink to accompany our stawberries. Will definitely be recommending this perfect spot to our family and friends to come and visit. Had some lovely memories of our eldest son taking part in Ten Tors Challenge, as we walked on Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey was a delight, many many years since we visited. Weather was kind, sun shone and was very warm. Thank you to Kate and family for a tranquil weekend.
Dale and Fran, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
Beautiful Tabernacle! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay despite the unsettled weather – the hot tub was a great extra! We managed to get out and visit Hope Cove, The coastal Walks had spectacular views, also the Butterfly Centre at Buckfastleigh was a highlight on a rainy day. We have enjoyed star gazing, bbq’s, and fires most evenings, and caught a glimpse of the deer and owls! Will definitely be returning one day! Thank you Kate for making us feel most welcome.
Amy and Joel, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
Thank you for such lovely hospitality and for entertaining our children every morning! Both boys have had farmers rounds and have enjoyed getting to know the animals. The location is perfect and so quiet! We have had a wonderful week and hope to return!
Rachel, Jonathan, James and Henry, Summer 2017 – Cabin
The Cabin is wonderful, the beautiful views across the field is the perfect way to start the day. We have had a lovely time here and hope to return in the future. The boys were especially taken by Molly, Margot and Kit Kat. And really enjoyed the morning Farmers Rounds! Thank you.
Liz, Jon, Lucas and Joseph, Summer 2017 – Cabin
“Heaven in Devon” An absolute gem of a find! Im torn between everyone I know about Brownscombe or keeping it a secret! The Tabernacle – sumptuous bed, hot tub, potjie and fondu in the gorgeous lodge… all absolutely perfect! We will definitely be returning again and again!
Rachel and Neil, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
What a fantastic week in Devon! Kate was a very enthusiastic host and always happy to help. Not to mention her and her daughter prepared us a wonderful dinner in the lodge, every detail was catered for. A great way to end our stay, thank you!
Rachel and Micheal, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
We have had a wonderful honeymoon and couldn’t be happier with our stay at the Tabernacle! We are already picking out activities for our return. Thank you for a lovely week.
Curtis and Sam, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
Dear Kate and family, We have loved every minute since we arrived from the bunkbeds, Duck Vader, Margo and Molly, THE BATH (just amazing). All the activities we picked from your amazing guide, were like having all the best spots hand picked for us… Pony riding, Crabbing, Living coast, The Cott Inn – We have had the most amazing time and coming back each day to the cabin – A total haven. Every detail of this cabin is a joy. We have had a magical time.
The Nortley Family, Summer 2017 – Cabin
Totally delightful! Amazing stay – Sorry, but we will be back… Love the attention to detail and views, and, and, and….
The Lambs, Summer 2017 – Cabin
Thanks for the great hospitality you provided for both of us and the children. I have not seen the kids so excited in the mornings, for feeding the animals! It is the perfect relaxing location and you have made us feel most welcome and relaxed. Thank you!
Phil, Sarah, Sid (11) Fred (9) and Pip & Maisy (the dogs), Summer 2017 – Safari Tent
A wonderful hidden gem, everything from the location to the weather made this weekend perfect. Three fantastic nights sleep and woken by the most incredible view. We will certainly be back. Thank you for letting us experience it!
Rosie and Matthew, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
This is our third visit and I’m sure it won’t be our last! Once again another fantastic holiday in what now feels like our second home. Kate as always is the perfect hostess with the mostess and makes sure we are all catered for – the prosecco is always a welcoming site! The animal therapy has once again worked its charms – woe betide us if we miss feeding time! thank you Kate, see you soon .
Kate, Dan, Logan and Jude Waterson, Summer 2017 – Safari Tent
This is our second stay at Brownscombe, having all loved it so much last summer, yet again we have had a lovely time. Kate’s attention and eye for design and detail are amazing, her kindness and ability for diplomacy during the animal rounds with numerous keen children is a well refined skill of hers! She also has amazing knowledge of Devon, best places to go for certain activities, i.e. Crabbing. A highlight for Louie this year is the addition of Fred & Sam the sheep – they have a real shine for each other! They all like football. Yet again we will be talking about Kate, Molly, Margot, Duck Vader, the escapee chickens and three little pigs for the next year…. when I hope we will come back once again.
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
Thank you Kate for the most amazing stay. The tent was a real treat with all of the details thought of – we felt truly spoilt! A real highlight for the children was being able to help with the animal feeds in the mornings – and 30 mins for me to have a quiet cuppa and admire the view, amazing. Molly, Margot and Kitkat will remain celebrities in our household for many years to come I’m sure. We would love to come back and explore more and couldn’t praise you and Brownscombe highly enough.
James, Hannah, Harry and Liv Teddington, Summer 2017 – Safari Tent
We had a wonderful stay, thank you for thinking of everything to make our stay perfect. The hot tub was great and the tabernacle is small but very beautiful. Thank you again.
Rachel and Anton, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
Thank you very much for a very comfortable and fun glamping experience. With four of us from New Zealand and used to camping – this was camping on a whole new level. Especially enjoyable was the open fire for toasting marshmallows and the spa pool fire. For some reason open fires really bring out the best in people and this was certainly the case here, with the kids really appreciating doing something that they don’t often get to do. Also the amount of child entertainment was fantastic with the games room, especially the cart being a big hit. Wonderful place, great hosts! Will fully recommend.
I have had a brilliant time here feeding the animals and sitting in the hot tub at night. I also loved seeing the barn owl swoop over the trees. I also liked seeing Molly and Margot and walking them in the morning. Thank you for a lovely time Kate. From Evie and Alfie. We have had a fab time here at Brownscombe,you have thought of everything! To top off a great week we were lucky enough to see not only the deer in the valley but also the the barn owl, twice! Thank you for a fab time.
The Newson’s, summer 2017 – Safari Tent
Thank you for a wonderful stay! The perfect place to come back to each night after a day of exploring Devon. The hot tub was great to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and we will be back soon!
Matt and Freya, Summer 2017 – Tabernacle
We had high expectations from the website and these were exceeded in every way! Nellie (5 & 3/4) and Agnes (2) loved feeding the animals, toasting marshmallows on the fire, and sitting in the hot tub. Duck Vader was our favourite and farmer Kate, of course! We can’t wait to come back, thank you so much Kate for thinking of everything!
The Armstrong Family, Summer 2017 – Safari Tent
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!!
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?!
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!!!
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.