Valleyside Escapes

Valleyside Escapes was honoured as the best glamping site in Devon and South West winning Gold at both the Devon Tourism and the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2023-24. Valleyside Escapes is a hidden gem, located in the village of Bickleigh-on-Exe, close to nature but ideally positioned to explore north and south Devon. There are three fully-equipped luxury safari tents, providing a home from home, with en suite bathrooms and instant hot showers, and a kitchen providing all essentials. The paella meal kits are a popular choice to do some al fresco cooking on the fire pit outside. Children love the play area and skittles court.

The private riverside meadow is just a couple of minute’s walk away and a great place for children to run around, complete the nature trail and burn some energy! There is a picnic area with benches right on the bank and we have also installed a fire pit so you can toast marshmallows and enjoy a sundowner here too. In the summer months it’s a great spot to paddle and swim and keep an eye out for the wildlife where kingfishers, egrets, salmon, trout and even the elusive otters can be seen.

On Fridays the Mediterranean courtyard bar is open to enjoy some local tipples. New for 2024 is a games room adjacent to the bar with pool table, darts board, table football and retro Nintendo.

The picturesque and panoramic views of the Exe Valley provide a perfect countryside escape.

Wild Swimming Fishing Glamping Luxury


  • Address Cleave Barton, Bickleigh, Devon. EX16 8RG
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  • Phone number 01884 855538
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  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Wifi


  • Wild Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Glamping
  • Luxury
Valleyside Escapes