If you long to be on your own in the open countryside, in a secluded spot with far-reaching views over a stunning area of wild Devon, but also like the idea of little luxuries like solid walls and windows, a comfy double bed, wood burner and hot shower, come and spend a few days in Fingle Caban. Nestled on the edge of a native broadleaf woodland with wonderful views over a large south-facing field that we manage for wildlife and up the Teign gorge towards Fingle Bridge, Fingle Caban provides unique accommodation for two.
The Caban has a woodburner (Chilli Penguin) to cosy up to on chillier evenings (wood supplied) and a stylish table and chairs has been thoughtfully decorated and has full blinds so that you can enjoy a lie in- though we can’t guarantee the morning chorus will allow it. Outside is a well equipped, covered kitchen, a hammock, fire pit/BBQ, picnic bench and private composting toilet. A short walk down an oak and cherry lined private green lane (approx. 300m or 4min walk) takes you to a shower and toilet room and a wash room with sink, kettle, fridge, washing machine, power points, etc.
You’ll have sole access to Fingle Caban and the woodland and field around it. Use of the toilet and shower and wash-room/kitchen area in the old farmyard. You’ll also be able to use the shared facilities at Clifford Barton, namely access to the 50 acres of private woodland/meadows/lake, the Games Room: a historic barn with table tennis, table football and snooker/pool table, and a bike pool to assist guests’ exploration of the wider area,.
Take a wander up the lovely Teign river-side track to Fingle Bridge, where you can enjoy a riverside pint and look out for the vibrant blue flashes of the kingfisher, dippers, see salmon leaping and if you’re lucky get a glimpse of an otter. If you are feeling more energetic you can walk or cycle to the Salmon Leaps, probably the best wild swimming location in the South West. Sustenance is at hand: from here it’s only a short walk up to the National Trust’s Castle Drogo and their great cakes. So you can put your car keys away and go and explore the wonders that the Teign Valley and Dartmoor has to offer.
If you are interested in joining in any Green Woodworking courses and making a chair or table using traditional woodworking techniques then Ali has a workshop on site and runs regular/tailor made courses.