Last summer we built an off-grid cabin in the woods for people who want to stay here. The inspiration to build it was the need for accommodation on our courses, but it is also available to rent for people who want to get away from it all in a secluded woodland setting.
The cabin has no mains electricity so there are no 240v sockets, however there is an electric coolbox large enough for bottles of champagne. There are two USB sockets so that you can charge your phone and other devices. The cabin has wifi, but this can be switched off for those who would prefer a wifi free environment. Warmth and hot water are provided by a woodburner and the electricity is provided by solar panels. There is a generously sized en suite and a kitchenette with a 2 ring hob. For when you’d prefer to cook outside, we provide a barbecue for your use. There’s a small wardrobe with coat hangers. There’s even a selection of books including wildlife identification guides, some board games and a local ordinance survey map.
It has some beautiful wooden features, some of which are the result of our own woodland management work. The post and beam framework at the front of the cabin is made from naturally fallen heartwood oak. The window ledges are cherry that we felled as part of a coppice restoration project before we moved into our own woods. The bed head is made of holly from the same woods. The flooring is reclaimed parquet. Not only is it beautiful and very sustainable due to being reclaimed, it adds a feeling of warmth to the cabin.
When building the cabin we tried to use locally sourced and reclaimed materials wherever possible. Some of the slates on the roof were left over from building our house. The rest are reclaimed Cornish slate. It is clad in local timber giving it a look which fits with it’s woodland surroundings. The look is finished off by a carving by Daniel Cordell who is a world renowned chainsaw carver.
Home cooked evening meals can be delivered to the cabin if ordered in advance. Devon and Exmoor provide us with an abundance of delicious ingredients which are the basis and inspiration for the food we provide. We can cater for any dietary requirements.
During your stay in the cabin, you are welcome to explore the woodland that Bulworthy Project is set in. This woodland has been described by Devon Wildlife Trust as “a mosaic of habitats”. It contains areas of species rich grassland, a pond and a stream as well as many varied areas of woodland each with it’s own character. It is managed with habitat enhancement as the main priority. As well as a multitude of different species of birds including tawny owls and buzzards, you may well see deer and if you’re quiet, you may see badgers, stoats and foxes.
Don’t forget to check out what events and courses are going on at Bulworthy Project during your stay.
Due to the nature of the cabin it is not suitable for children. We do not allow dogs or other pets at Bulworthy Project due to ground nesting birds and other environmental considerations. The cabin is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have specific accessibility requirements, please do contact us in advance so that we can cater for your needs. When you arrive you will find some essential items in the kitchen, these include: crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, cafetière and barbecue tools, tea, coffee, sugar, a pint of milk, cooking oil, salt, pepper and a selection of spices. Washing up liquid, sponge, tea towel, kitchen towel, toilet rolls and bin liners. We also provide bed linen, towels, bath mat and hand soap in the shower room.
We’ll provide enough firewood for your stay and a bag of charcoal. If you would like more, we have some for sale.