Safari Lodge Accommodation
No cold midnight wanderings to the loos or cold showers here! Our lodges have en suite toilets and shower rooms with hot running water, proper beds and their own kitchens with wood burning stoves to keep you snug and warm. At Lower Keats we’ve thought of everything, even an additional double burner gas hob, for that early morning cuppa or cooking without the need to fire up the stove, so that all you will need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your stay.
As we are nestled in beautiful countryside and only a 15 minute drive from the amazing Jurassic Coastline, we have chosen to theme our lodges coast and country. Three lodges are named after local coastal places of interest: The Cobb, Golden Cap and Beer. The remaining lodges are named after animals that you are likely to see during your stay Stag, Deer and Pheasant.
Situated in the heart of Devon’s Axe Valley, between Axminster and Chard alongside the River Axe, Lower Keats is the ultimate destination for luxury glamping in Devon. Amazing views of our Devon meadow-land and unadulterated night skies gives you the chance you deserve to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, stress and worries.
Inside our lodges
- Sleep 6 (in 3 separate rooms) in a King Bed, Two Single Beds and a Double Cabin Bed
- Wood burning stove (firewood provided)
- Kitchen with hob, cool box and hot running water
- En suite bathroom with hot shower
- Travel cot and high chair available upon request
Outside our lodges
- Decked porch
- Picnic table
- BBQ / Fire Pit
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The Hive Commual Area
We are very excited to announce the build of a communal area for groups to gather, eat and relax together, sheltered from the elements.
We have got it all covered, if you are staying with us as a group, having a party or special birthday, The Hive is perfect for using when the weather is not so good.
This amazing space will get everyone together for your special occasion. We’ve thought of everything, a wheel barrow sink! and even a fire pit/bbq that you can sit around so all you will need to do is relax and enjoy your stay with great company.
Included in The Hive area is our woodburning pizza oven which is used for our popular pizza nights, Gary’s pizzas are not to be missed!
Ever passionate of our ‘support local pledge’, we used a nearby business for this very exciting project! – follow our blog to see progress of our builds and improvements.
360° Lodge Tour
View our lodges using this interior 360° tour.
Guest comments and testimonials
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Room for everyone
We can host up to 36
Dogs are welcome
The Honesty Shop - Open all hours!
Later in the day try our burgers or steaks or succulent beef, pork and lamb joints. They make a fantastic dinner with our locally sourced artisan ice creams – even better cooked on your own woodburning stove or bbq, and washed down with something special from our the selection of thirst quenching drinks from our Honesty Shop.
Nothing is too much trouble – just ask and we will do our best to help.
- Fresh eggs
- Locally reared meat
- Selection of produce
- Household products
- Ice Creams
Chicken & Apricot Tagine
Chicken & apricots slowly simmered in a comforting blanket of tomatoes, onions, cumin & fresh ginger.
Local west country beef mince cooked gently with tomatoes, garlic & rosemary, enveloped in a West Country Cheddar sauce and layered with Italian pasta sheets.
Using our finest west country beef – enveloped in best Italian tomatoes, fresh & dry chillies, pert kidney beans, plump onion & garlic, a pleasing warmth of chilli – not a burn!
Meals just need reheating either on your stove or on the hob top.
Potatoes and rice are available in the shop to accompany your meal.
There are two portion sizes available £15 serving 2-4, and £20 serving 4-6.
If you would like to reserve a meal just let us know.
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne
Oven roasted mixed peppers, courgettes, aubergines, red onions, tomatoes, rosemary & garlic, lovingly encompassed a rich tomato sauce, layered gently between Italian pasta sheets, enveloped in a rich, comforting cheese sauce of West-country Cheddar & Parmesan.
Lentil & Chickpea Stew
Lentils and chickpeas lovingly draped in a warming sauce of tomatoes, garlic, cumin & cinnamon with a pleasing hint of fresh chilli & ginger.
There is also a tasty selection of Khushi Kitchen authentic homemade curry dishes available in our freezer – prices from £5.
Items can be ordered on arrival evening by 5.30 pm and will be delivered the following morning between 7.30 & 8.30 am.
Things to bring when glamping
- Warm coats
- Warm socks and slippers
- Rain gear
- Swim suits/beach towels
- Wellies or crocs
- A good book – (although there will be plenty to borrow from the honesty shop).
Things not to bring when glamping
- Too much food – we have plenty of locally sourced, reasonably priced food and essentials for sale in the Lower Keats Larder.
- Too many clothes – everyone always packs too many clothes and remember all luggage has to transported across the field to the lodge in a wheelbarrow!
- The kitchen sink – we have beautiful Belfast sinks in all the lodges!
Protecting the Environment
At Lower Keats we are always looking for new ways to recycle and reuse items; we have recycled wooden crates in our lodges and honesty shop, and have also sourced lovely antique furniture for the living areas. The floor of our log store and the tent joists under your feet are also enjoying a second life. We would like our guests to recycle as much as possible whilst staying with us and we provide facilities for this.
We are focused on limiting our footprint on the land and the effect our visitors have on the local habitat. We believe that we are custodians of the land for our time here and seek to only improve it under our care. We use green power sources to light and warm our lodges, including solar and wind up lamps and wood burning stoves that use locally sourced sustainable wood.
To protect the environment we supply our guests with Oleo bodycare products for use in the lodges. The entire Oleo Bodycare range is created,manufactured and packaged locally at Bridport in Dorset. The formulations benefit mind, body and wellbeing, using high quality essential oils, herbs, vegetable oils and extracts. As nature provides an abundance of safe, therapeutic ingredients, Olivia from Oleo does not use anything synthetic or potentially harmful which is present in other products. Oleo products do not include: Parabens, Synthetic fragrances, Synthetic colours, Mineral oils or Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) – and none of the Oleo products or their ingredients have been tested on animals. This also means that our waste water is not contaminated with anything harmful either.
Here at Lower Keats all sewage is dealt with on site with no chemicals by use of a septic tank and clean water waste system. The treatment is achieved by high efficiency air diffusers continually pumping oxygen to protect the natural environment.
While you are here
If you’ve spent some time on our wonderful painted swing seat from our friends at Sitting Spiritually and would like to know more….they make a wide range of outside seating such as the Swinging Day Bed, the Harmony Swing Seat in Painted Pine (the one you have seen outside our Honesty Shop), the Kyokusen Oak Swing Seat in Curved Oak, the Tranquillity Oak Garden Swing Seat and the RHS Serenity Cedar range of swing seats and garden benches. Sitting Spiritually’s Show Garden is only 6.8 miles (14 minutes) from us & they welcome visitors to see and try the swing seats in the Show Garden, just phone first to check they are there.
The blog and fashion site Muddy Stilettos also stayed with us last year, read their review here.
On the Telly!
We took part in Channel 4's 'Four In A Bed' in May 2018! We are regularly repeated but also watch us here!
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