Ruby's Orchard

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Ruby’s Orchard

Key Features
Peaceful and private setting in rural Devon
Wildlife habitat with paths, grassy areas, bramble and gorse
Yurt for 4 people and option for a additional nylon tent for larger groups
Compostable toilets, gas-fired showers and kitchen
Local amenities nearby, but no electricity on site

Experience charming rural Devon with a stay at Ruby’s Orchard. Nestled between Dartmoor and the beautiful North Devon Coast, this exclusive-use woodland site is ideally placed for exploring the countryside. As well as having access to a National Cycle Route and the Tarka Trail, you’ll have your very own two-acre wood right next door.

The peaceful and private surroundings of Ruby’s Orchard provide the ideal setting for a peaceful wildlife holiday. The owners take great care to ensure the environment is kept as a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife, with paths maintained regularly, grassy areas left to thrive and bramble and gorse kept to provide shelter for wildlife. You can even go on your own wildlife safari – with a shallow, unfenced pond providing the perfect habitat for frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies.

As well as giving children the opportunity to make dens, climb trees and explore the woods next door, adults also have plenty to do; from relaxing in a hammock, cooking up a feast on the barbecue and gathering around the firepit for star gazing, to simply enjoying the peace.

There’s a yurt for up to four people, and the option of adding an additional nylon tent for larger groups. Mattresses, bedding and futons are provided – along with throws, blankets and hot water bottles for added cosiness. Featuring composting toilets, gas-fired showers and a kitchen tent with dining table, chairs and cooking equipment – all serviced daily – you’ll find everything you need here.

Despite the remote location, amenities are within reach – there’s a local pub and village shop a mere 15 minutes away by bike, as well as a picturesque riverside walk and a glorious stretch of the traffic-free Tarka Trail. Do bear in mind that as there is no mains electricity on site, it is best to bring your own solar or car charging devices for phones, and a torch for midnight toilet trips!

Escape from reality and explore untouched nature with a stay at Ruby’s Orchard. Book your stay at this charming Devon retreat today.

FAQs about Ruby’s Orchard

    • Q: What kind of setting is Ruby’s Orchard in?
      A: Ruby’s Orchard is situated in a peaceful wildlife haven on the fringes of mature woodland between Dartmoor and the north Devon coast. It is private and tranquil, perfect for nature-filled holidays close to the Tarka Trail and other attractions.

    • Q: Are pathways maintained to make it easy to get around?
      A: Yes, pathways are maintained at Ruby’s Orchard regularly to allow you to comfortably move around the grounds. Other grassy areas are allowed to remain untouched in order to provide a natural habitat for wildlife.

    • Q: Are there any amenities onsite?
      A: There are composting toilets and heated showers serviced daily, as well as a kitchen tent with cooking equipment and a picnic table outside.

    • Q: Is electricity available onsite?
      A: No, Ruby’s Orchard does not have mains electricity, but all lighting is solar and battery-powered. Visitors are advised to bring own torches and solar or car charging devices for phones and other gadgets.

    • Q: What kind of sleeping arrangements are available?
      A: Ruby’s Orchard has a yurt which sleeps up to four people, as well as the option of an additional tent for larger groups of up to four people. Mattresses, bedding and futons are provided, and for chillier times there are blankets and hot water bottles.

    • Q: What is close by Ruby’s Orchard?
      A: Ruby’s Orchard is located near Sheepwash, where visitors can find a pub and a village shop. There is also direct access to a national cycle route and the Tarka Trail, and a short walk by the river Torridge is accessible nearby.

    • Q: What kind of activities are available at Ruby’s Orchard?
      A: At Ruby’s Orchard, children can play hide and seek, climb trees and make dens in the two-and-a-bit acre wood nearby. There is also a small, shallow pond providing habitats for frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies. In addition, grownups can simply relax and enjoy barbecues and campfire evenings underthe stars.


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Postal Address
Filleighmoor Gate, Near Sheepwash, Beaworthy, Devon, England, EX21 5PW

About the Local Area (Beaworthy)

Settled in the heart of Devon lies the charming village of Beaworthy. If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Beaworthy is the perfect place to visit.

With its idyllic countryside, friendly locals, and rich history, there is something for everyone in this quaint Devonshire village.

What is Beaworthy Famous For?

Beaworthy may be small, but it has a rich history. The village was once a significant centre of the wool trade in the Middle Ages, and today, it still retains much of its old-world charm.

Beaworthy is also known for its beautiful countryside, which offers visitors a chance to escape the stresses of modern life and immerse themselves in nature.

Things to Do in Beaworthy

If you’re planning a visit to Beaworthy, there are plenty of things to see and do.

Here are just a few of our favourites:

  • Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque countryside and soak up the stunning scenery.
  • Visit the historic St. Andrew’s Church, which dates back to the 15th century and boasts stunning architecture and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Explore the nearby Dartmoor National Park, where you can hike, bike, or horse ride through the stunning landscape.

Things Near Beaworthy

While Beaworthy is a great place to visit in its own right, there are plenty of other things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Here are just a few of our favourites:

  • Visit the nearby Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is home to stunning scenery, wildlife, and outdoor activities.
  • Take a trip to the charming village of Clovelly, which is known for its cobbled streets, quaint cottages, and picturesque harbour.
  • Explore the historic town of Okehampton, which boasts a castle, museum, and a range of shops, restaurants, and pubs.

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