Bulstone Springs' Wild Earth

UK England South West England Devon Sidmouth & Seaton

  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
A unique combination of off-grid glamping and spa days in Devon
If you’re seeking a break within the unspoiled wilderness, camping amid untamed woodland accessible across a babbling brook, at the head of a valley on an organic poultry farm with delightful roaming chickens, then chances are you’re looking to properly relax. Wild Earth’s eco-conscious campsite provides the above, and knows that its visitors are looking to truly unwind; it’s a good thing, then, that your trip can also be complemented by a masseuse and aromatherapist, in this unique combination of off-grid glamping and luxurious spa day.

Wild Earth is located in the 40 acres of a spring-fed wooded valley that make up Bulstone Springs farm, run by certified organic farmers Laura and Jon looking to share their land and its diverse ecology with guests. The spring in question runs down to the quiet village of Branscombe and then into the sea, and so Wild Earth’s hosts are respectful of the land they own and what they put into it. But that doesn’t mean that your spacious, furnished bell tent — heated by a wood burner — isn’t without its amenities; a fire pit sits beneath a separate, raised “parachute” tent, surrounded by benches for an evening natter, a hot shower looks out onto the woodland for sheltered but scenic bathing, and the camp kitchen and compost loo round off everything you need.


With the essentials comprehensively covered, all that’s left to do is relax in your surroundings. And what a place to relax — on top of the site being ideally situated close to the Jurassic Coast with its myriad of beaches, clifftops, and stunning walks, on-site you’re offered the luxury of holistic massages from aromatherapy studio Wyldlore. Book them before you arrive and get those aches and pains smoothed out from the comfort of your heated bell tent, with bespoke offerings available along with the likes of balm and perfume-making workshops. For more energetic activities, axe-throwing is also available, as is tracking and natural navigation that takes visitors on an adventure in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And, if you’re hungry, a delicious batch of fresh local food can be pre-ordered before your arrival from In My Back Yard, the local producers' co-op that Bulstone Springs is proudly a part of. Laura and Jon want you to leave Wild Earth as relaxed as the site itself; with its flowing spring, valley setting, and on-site massages, they’re adeptly equipped to achieve this goal.


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Facilities

Accessed across a babbling brook and surrounded by trees, Wild Earth is sunny, secluded and entirely private. The 5m bell tent is on a platform and furnished for four guests: a double and two single futons, made up with fresh, clean linen and woven Welsh carthenni blankets. The floor is natural coir matting, a wood burner and fairy lights provide warmth and ambient lighting. Towels are also provided, but please bring your own beach towels. Wild Earth has its own compost toilet. It shares access to a natural spring and a hot shower in the woods with one other pitch. To protect the environment and water course, organic castile soap / shampoo and washing up detergent are provided, so there's no need to bring your own.

There’s a fully kitted-out camp kitchen with washing-up area, a rocket stove, skillet, Dutch oven, fire pit and grill for outdoor cooking over a fire. There is also a large cool box with ice packs that can be regularly replaced. A first basket of seasoned logs is provided, and more logs are available to buy from the farm. Phones can be charged from a leisure battery provided. (Please note - whilst there is a gas-powered hot shower, we are trying to minimise use of fossil fuels so there is no hot water in Wild Earth itself - you'll need to heat your washing up water on the rocket stove or over your fire as you relax after your meal.

Although furnished for four, the bell tent has room for a fifth family / group member - please bring your own extra air bed / mat and bedding. There is also space for a second 5m bell tent we have available to hire unfurnished with matting and fairy lights, and / or you can bring your own additional tent(s) for an extra pitch charge - please see extra options on the bookings section.

Suitable For

We’re really sorry our farm isn’t easy for people with limited physical ability. This is something we'd like to address for the future but it will take some work. The glamping area, compost loo and shower access are up steps / along uneven, flinty ground. Please keep this in mind when considering staying with us, and make sure you have friends / family members to help you. Please message us to find out more, we will always try to be as accommodating as possible.

We welcome larger families / groups but no events / parties or loud amplified music, thanks. No age restrictions, but please be aware there is a water course and a couple of ponds on site, and plenty of other things for little people to fall in / over. Smoking is allowed outside, please dispose of all your cigarette buts in the bin. Thank you for keeping the site litter-free and using the recycling and rubbish bins provided.

Well-behaved pets are allowed. Please keep in mind we are a poultry farm. There are plenty of free ranging chickens that, if chased by an enthusiastic dog, may get very stressed and die. So please keep your dog on a lead when walking up through the farm. If they are in any way chicken enthusiasts, this might not be the place for you, as you will need to keep them on a lead at all times which could be stressful for you and your dog.

Large areas of our valley are also left to be wild. So we have lots of wild creatures - owls, bats, foxes, buzzards, song birds, insects, rodents, slow worms and more. We love it wild, and hope you will too. Whilst most are harmless, you will need to be aware of some of the flora and fauna such as ticks, adders and harmful plants like hogweed. We’ll provide boxes to store your food away from wild creatures in the night. Please bring your citronella / mosquito ointments and anything else you think you might need for a back-to-nature stay.

COVID
All facilities will be deep-cleaned between bookings, linen is boil washed and we regularly test to be covid-safe. Thank you for taking extra care the week before you arrive and ideally testing before you come. If anyone in your family / group tests COVID positive and you have been in close contact with them already, please don't come - we are happy to discuss alternative dates with you to rebook.

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MASSAGE & COURSES
We are delighted to arrange on-site massage and aromatherapy treatments in the heated bell tent for anyone in your group, with Ella Staff from wyldlore.co.uk. These are £50 for an hour's session, £35 per additional booking, please see the extras on the booking section. Ella also offers a range of aromatherapy balms and perfume workshops and can plan these to suit your group's requirements.

Natural movement coach and ecologist Will Robinson is available for axe throwing, tracking and natural navigation workshops. Please message us for more information.

SURROUNDING AREA
We are in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a mile from Weston and Branscombe beaches. We are near to the seaside towns of Sidmouth, Beer and Seaton, where you can often see dolphins swimming in Lyme Bay. The magical Lyme Regis is 20 minutes away. We are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes to nourish mind, body and soul.

There are endless foot paths around the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the South West Coastal Path which is only a mile from here. A local and regional bus service stops 10 minutes walk away, with easy connections to nearby towns, Exeter, Lyme Regis and Weymouth. There are trains from Honiton Station only 15 minutes drive away, and we are close to the A3052, A30, A303, A35, M5 and other trunk roads easily connecting you to the rest of the Southwest.

Wild Earth is also a great base camp for day trips to other AONBs, National Parks and fantastic wild, rural and urban places to visit....Dartmoor, Exmoor, Eden Project, South Devon, Blackdown Hills, Marshwood Vale and lots more!

Food & Drink

IN MY BACK YARD - EAST DEVON LOCAL FOOD COOP
Enjoy the best of the Southwest - right on your doorstep! Fresh local food (including our organic chicken and eggs), local sustainable charcoal and other essentials for your stay can be pre-ordered ahead of your arrival from the In My Backyard food co-op. Please see imby.co.uk for more information and place an order the week ahead of your arrival, selecting ‘collect from hub’ at check out. The orders are packed in our barn on Fridays and we will deliver them to your camp kitchen. If you arrive over the weekend, we’ll keep your order cool for you. We always have fresh eggs available and we are happy for kids (and parents!) to come and collect eggs with us and say hello to the hens and alpacas.

Great places to eat out: the Fountainhead is a fantastic traditional local pub with great food and local ales, only 10-15 minutes walk from our farm. The Mason's Arms is at the other end of the village, also great, a little more tourist-focused. There's also the Sea Shanty cafe at Branscombe Mouth beach, and The Hideaway cafe at Seaton beach.

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The Owner Says

A new off-grid, eco-glamping experience to fully unwind and reconnect with nature, in a spring-fed wooded valley close to East Devon’s Jurassic cliffs and beaches. Completely private, 'Wild Earth' is a sunny, secluded clearing with a large bell tent furnished for four. There's a covered fire pit area, camp kitchen, compost loo and hot shower in the woods. You can enjoy a holistic massage (Swedish / aromatherapy) in the heated bell tent, or book workshop activities such as aromatherapy / botanical balm and perfume making, tracking, natural navigation and axe-throwing.
Bulstone Springs is a small family farm producing organic eggs and poultry, and there's also a local sustainable food hub based here called 'In My Backyard'. Please see further info below. Our guests love arriving at their holiday destination to their pre-ordered box of delicious, local produce and other essentials for their stay.
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For larger families / groups, there is space for an additional 5m bell tent available for to hire unfurnished, or to bring your own extra tent(s).
You'll have access to the freshest, organic / natural local produce ready for your arrival (please see below) and we can arrange massages, bush craft, natural navigation and other activities for you to enjoy.
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We are a family of three humans, a dog, three cats, two alpacas and lots of chickens! We don't get to travel often so we love it when people travel to us! We have been hosting farm crew members from around the world for several years through the WWOOF and Workaway volunteering schemes, and we are now very excited to be able to host holidaying guests here too. We are passionate about our environment and love meeting people from all cultures and walks of life. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Accommodation

One five-metre bell tent sleeping four, with the option of a fifth (though own bedding must be supplied) and an additional, unfurnished bell tent for more guests.

Wild Earth

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Bell Tent off-grid glamping in a private, sunny clearing on an organic farm on the East Devon Jurassic coast. With well equipped private camp kitchen and compost loo, and a shared woodland hot shower. Space for bigger group / family.

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Location

Contact Bulstone Springs' Wild Earth, Bulstone Springs Farm, Branscombe, Devon EX12 3BL

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Getting There

We are located half a mile from the A3052 coast road between Sidmouth and Beer / Seaton. Please take the turning at the Branscombe Cross junction signposted to 'Branscombe and Bulstone'. Drive for half a mile until the road goes steeply down a hill, round a sharp left hand bend and our entrance is immediately on the left after the cottage. We have a round black and white sign 'Bulstone Springs Farm & Bulstone Barn'. Come down the track to the parking and our cabin. The postcode will take you directly to our farm. Please let us know your approximate time of arrival so we can make sure we are around to meet you and show you to Wild Earth.

There’s parking on-site however the glamping is towards the centre of the valley and is not accessible by vehicle. There are wheelbarrows to help you move your gear and we are also happy to help you.
Our nearest train station is Honiton, on the London Waterloo - Exeter St David's train line. There are taxis available from Honiton. Alternatively you could get the train to Exeter and a bus from there.

There is a regular bus service along the A3052 that connects us to Exeter, Lyme Regis, Weymouth and other towns along the coast. Please check google for more information. The A3052 is only 10 minutes walk from our farm, if you have heavy bags we can come and collect you from the main road.

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