Brownscombe Tabernacle

Our Brownscombe Tabernacle is based on the historic design of the traditional tin Tabernacles, once used by Methodist preachers throughout the Southwest. Utterly endearing with its stained glass window and tiny bell tower, it has featured in numerous magazines, is the scene of many proposals and has appeared on Channel 4 and the BBC. John Nettles described it as

A Tiny sacred Gem with the real Wow factor!

Outside the tabernacle

You have your own private parking space next to the field. After a short walk through the sheep field (lambs will be there in the Spring) you open the garden gate to a decked area with two Adirondack chairs for catching some sun, a fire pit BBQ and a covered dining area under an arbour.

Stargaze from the hot tub

We provide all the firewood and this gorgeous Danish tub heats up in just 90 minutes. It comfortably fits two people and the design makes it perfect for lying back and watching the night sky.

Watch the sun set while sipping bubbly in the hot tub, or lie back in comfy garden chairs with a fire crackling in the barbecue fire pit and gaze at stars so bright they’ll take your breath away.

Step inside the tabernacle

The pretty porch leads into an open-plan living space which is small but perfectly formed. The gorgeous woodland wall paper compliments the vintage furniture and the original period pieces built into the design.

There is a rocking chair next to the stove and a hand built kitchen (including a sink, two ring induction hob and fridge with ice box). The stove can also be used for cooking – toast marshmallows in the flames, let a casserole simmer on the top or let your coffee percolate. There is also a radiator to make you less reliant on the stove on Winter mornings.

There is a dining table and two chairs with a Roberts Radio and playing cards.

One end of the room features an incredibly comfortable king size bed with stunning views up the valley, with plenty of storage for clothes underneath. At the other is a well-fitted shower room with a flushing loo and washbasin (hot water on tap, of course).

A magical, peaceful place

The Tabernacle is very private as it is at the end of our site and has stunning views up the valley. There is a kestrel nest in the nearby oak tree, so you can watch the parents feeding the chicks in the summer and you can completely escape and getaway from it all, with only the birdsong and our friendly sheep to disturb you. More about the site.

A natural wonderland

Berkshire Pigs at Brownscombe Luxury Glamping UK farm

In this gorgeous part of the South Devon countryside there’s an abundance of wildlife, Look out for wild deer, rabbits, foxes, badgers and many species of wild bird, including the rare cirl  bunting. You never know, you just might spot the even rarer greater horseshoe bat and our resident Tawny and Barn owls.

Delicious local produce

Six brown and white eggs on a plate

You can order breakfast and barbecue hampers from our little onsite shop. Stock up on basics or try some amazing local produce. With a day’s notice we can also provide one-pot meals. Return from a long day out to find supper waiting for you.

Discover Devon

Babbacombe Beach near Brownscome Luxury Glamping in Devon

There is so much beautiful countryside to explore and Brownscombe provides the perfect base, with wonderful long walks starting right on your doorstep and the coast just a short drive away. There’s also a gorgeous pub in the local village, just a 20 minute walk.