The modern world, with its ringtones, notifications, and endless distractions, is enough to drive anyone into the woods for a little bit of rest and relaxation. Natures call has never been so alluring, just ask Bear Grylls or Ray Mears! But not everyone wants to have to pitch a tent in the wild just to get close to mother nature and get away from it all. Fortunately, you don’t have to endure the hardships of the British weather under canvas, sat around a damp campfire, to experience that much-needed peace and quiet, that so many of us find difficult to attain in our day-to-day lives. Nestled deep within the South Devon countryside, is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets. A bolt hole, if you like, for the stressed out, overworked, or those merely looking to reconnect with mother nature, their partner or themselves: welcome to Churchwood Valley, Holiday Cabins, your new favourite holiday destination.
Churchwood Valley is a little piece of heaven, a beautiful wooded valley, that slowly makes its way down to the ocean at Wembury Bay. A quiet, natural landscape, devoid of the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan and provincial, England. Here car alarms and loud music are replaced by bird song, wind through the willows, and the sound of silence. Nestled deep within the trees that line the valley, if you can see them, amongst the vast green foliage, are a handful of charming, wooden cabins, that offer a gateway to an environmental wonderland seldom experienced in the United Kingdom or indeed beyond. If you’re looking for something unique, this may just be for you, put down the laptop, stop searching for “lodge holidays Devon” or “chalet holidays Devon”, your search is over.
Getting Away from it All
Churchwood Valley is the ideal location for those of us looking for to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. The cabins, from the outside, are non-imposing, rustic, quaint even. Still, inside they are comfortable, equipped with all of the essential amenities, you’d come to expect from a modern townhouse or chalet. They even come with a space for your car. The cabins are not all one size, they have different specs, but each cabin has a fully fitted bathroom or shower, and some of the bigger ones even have walk-in showers. Whatever your wants or desires, you’re sure to find something that suits you at Churchwood Valley Holiday Cabins.
The cabins are private and secure and come with their very own plot nestled into the hillside, peeking out from trees, wildflowers, and timber fences. The views from the cabins are spectacular all year round. All of them, look down on the valley below, and some of them even out towards the ocean in the near distance, where passing ships easily catch the eye. At night, when the darkness descends, and the view slowly disappears, you can make use of the television and DVD facilities that come included with each cabin or retreat to the veranda on selected cabins for a glass of wine and a good book, weather permitting.
Being out of the way doesn’t necessarily mean being isolated at Churchwood Valley Holiday Cabins, with many entertainment options available in the surrounding areas, ensuring that cabin fever never sets in. A short, skip, hop, walk, and a boat ride will bring you to two of the best pubs in South Devon, the Ship and the Swan. Both of which have an excellent selection of scrumpy, wine, lager, and a locally renowned pub-grub menu, for those nights when you’d prefer to be away from the stove, put your feet up, and let someone else do the heavy lifting. Thoroughly recommended at least once during your stay.
There is also an excellent selection of local shops, hairdressers, pharmacies and cafes and restaurants to grab a bit of lunch from in the surrounding areas. If you’re an especially active person, after lunch, you should also check out the free tennis courts, or local riding stables, both of which are accessible nearby, in Wembury and will definitely get your heart racing and burn off those extra calories.
The Best Night’s Sleep Possible
At Churchwood Valley Holiday Cabins there’s no need to rely on audiobooks or cd’s that recreate the sound of nature to help you nod off at night. It’s all right there for you, playing in real-time in the trees above, encouraging a peaceful and rejuvenating nights sleep under the South Devon skies. The Churchwood cabins all have single or double beds in the master bedroom. The Lodges, have double beds in the master and singles in the second room, ensuring you have plenty of options when it comes time to slumber away for the night. Each cabin also comes equipped with sheets and bedding, the only thing you’ll need to remember is your towels.
Your Home Away from Home
As lovely as it is to get away from it all, there are certain home comforts and essentials that we all need when we’re away. Churchwood Valley Cabins all come equipped with a fridge-freezer, cooker, and a modern microwave, so that you can cook your favourite foods, just like you were at home, with absolute ease and convenience. This will not only save you money on eating out but will ensure that search and rescue don’t have to be called to track down any missing delivery men lost in the woodland hillsides. Touch-wood, this hasn’t happened yet, but better safe than sorry!
Each cabin and lodge also comes equipped with a vacuum cleaner, as standard, so that you can keep your cabin spick and span at your own leisure, just like you would back home. Every little detail and convenience has been thought out thoroughly at Churchwood Valley, Holiday Cabins, allowing you to focus on what really matters, your holiday, with your friends, family, or mother nature.
You’re Not Alone
As much as you may like to be alone, I’m afraid you’ll have to share your little piece of paradise with a whole bunch of neighbours such as foxes, badgers, squirrels, insects, and hundreds of different species of bird also call this place home. Your neighbours are friendly enough though, and the more inquisitive amongst them may even pay you a visit on your patio! Alien big cats have also been spotted in Devon over the years, whether these are hoaxes or real sightings, nobody knows, but if you’re lucky enough, and the moon is full, you never know, you just might strike gold and see one yourself. Just make sure to have your camera handy, for that much-needed photo.
South Devon and especially the Churchwood valley are a great place to bring your four-legged friend away for a little R&R, with endless sights and sounds, and vast expanses of forest and parks for them to roam freely, it’s a pet paradise. The cabins are pet-friendly, meaning your pooch is welcome to stay in the cabin with you during your getaway. There aren’t many locations in the UK that can so perfectly accommodate both man and his best friend, but South Devon and the Churchwood Valley most definitely do. Take your dog along the coastal path to take in the sea air and great views, and if you and your pooch are feeling adventurous, hop aboard the water taxi and head over to the Barbican harbour in Plymouth, for a little bit of civilisation. Where you can stock up on dog treats and snacks until your hearts are content or take in the local pubs, which are also mostly pet-friendly.
On Your Doorstep
If you’d prefer to not stray too far away from your cabin the holiday site has a licensed shop where you can stock up on all of the essentials, from bathroom supplies to wine, beer and spirits. A good selection of beach toys, gifts, and snacks and treats are also available, for those midnight snack supplies.
You’re in Safe Hands
Churchwood Valley Holiday Cabins are an excellent option for those of us looking to take in the best of mother nature and the stunning Devon scenery in style, comfort and peace. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle to relax, but not so far away as to feel lonely or isolated, Churchwood Valley Holiday Park offers a brilliant compromise, having won numerous environmental awards for their commitment to the environment and sustainability. This family run company are the recipient of the David Bellamy conservation award (won 24 years in a row), and have recycling facilities on site, for plastic, glass, cans, and paper. The cabins are also environmentally sound, using low wattage lighting, further, they only use environmentally friendly cleaning products on site. Giving you the peace of mind to enjoy the incredible natural countryside, knowing that you’re in safe hands and that the environment is unspoilt by your visit to the best-kept secret in England.