Brownscombe Tabernacle

Our Brownscombe Tabernacle is utterly endearing with its stained glass window and tiny bell tower. One guest described it as “A wonderful retreat – beautifully fitted out“, the Tabernacle features an incredibly comfortable king size bed with sumptuous bed linen, sweet woodland wallpaper, and vintage furniture. Couples can cosy up inside with a hot chocolate by the wood burning stove, or relax outside with a glass of bubbly in the wood-fired hot tub.

Our Tabernacle is based on the historic design of the traditional ‘tin tabernacles’, once used by Methodist preachers throughout the South West.

It was created for us by a very lovely Cornish company using salvaged materials to give it heaps of personality.

Step inside the tabernacle

You will be whisked up to the Tabernacle by Landrover. Outside is a decked area with two Adirondack chairs and a dining area leading to the hot tub. The pretty porch leads into an open-plan living space which is small but perfectly formed.

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.

At one end of the room is the built in bed, with plenty of storage for clothes and a Roberts radio. At the other is a well-fitted shower room with a flushing loo and washbasin (hot water on tap, of course).

Stargaze from the hot tub

Tucked into a sheltered spot just outside is our wood-fired 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.

A magical, peaceful place

The Tabernacle is tucked into a dip on the side of the hill and is in its own meadow and is separate from the safari tents on site. We have built a private parking space next to the field, so that 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.