2015 was our best Glamping Season!

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2015 was our best Glamping Season!

2015 was by far the best year we’ve had in our short time providing glamping holidays on our farm here in south Devon. The great thing has been the feed back from people staying, saying how much they’ve enjoyed their time with us  and what a great position we are in being near the coast, not far from Dartmoor, and within easy reach of local towns and villages with so much going on .The other thing people comment on is that I’ve thought of everything when it comes down to the accommodation and facilities ! However I’m constantly trying to

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Long Time since last Torbay Yurt Blog

It’s a long time since my last blog! I find it hard to sit down with computer when so much needs doing around the farm all the time , but it needs to be done so no excuses – here we go. Rocombe Retreat has really taken off this year, after  3 years hard work the bookings are coming in much more freely ,word of mouth is helping with people coming after friends or relations have told them what a great spot it is, and also a lot more are coming back again having enjoyed it last time.Its really nice

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Why we turned into an all yurt Devon camp – Bye Bye Bell Tents

A big change for Rocombe Retreat. We are now a Devon Yurt Camp!  This year we have changed from having two bell tents, one one yurt and a shepherds hut. We swapped the two Belltents for another 16 foot yurt and an 18 foot yurt.We have decided to continue investing into the accommodation and facilities, after all this is what makes us who we are. More comfort and snugness can’t be bad right? We found last year that the bell tents were not standing up to the weather conditions that  we had (Even though we HOPE that was a freak

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Otters & Owls at Christmas time in Devon

Most of the time this month has been spent feeding silage to the cattle in the barn, and keeping there bedding clean with plenty of lovely golden straw. When we clean this out in the spring this will give us lots of manure to spread on the fields as we don’t spread any chemical fertilisers. It’s lucky we don’t have any cattle outside this year as the weather has continued very wet, although it has been very mild here in south Devon with temperatures in double figures most of the time . Because of this the wild life has had

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Silage and The Ship Inn for Campers!

We managed to finish off making the first cut grass silage despite the wet weather trying to stop us, there was never a window of more than 2 days dry weather in a row. Shocking summer so far this one, but even so the guests staying in the yurt, shepherds hut and bell tents didn’t seem to mind with so much to do in the local area. I sent a few people down to Shaldon to take the passenger ferry over to Teignmouth, always a fun time. Make sure you go to The Ship Inn when in Teignmouth, it is

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