Glamp Site and Facilities

On site amenities

Honesty shopThings to bring

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.

Our lodges

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 on booking form

Outside our lodges

  • Decked porch
  • Picnic table
  • BBQ / Fire Pit

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The Hive Communal 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

We have some lovely guest comments and reviews.

Family

Room for everyone

Couples

Wonderful weekends

Groups

We can host up to 36

Pets

Dogs are welcome

The Honesty Shop - Open all hours!

Freshly baked bread and pastries still warm from the morning delivery; Newly laid eggs from our own farm hens; local milk, yoghurts, cheese, butter, jams; and sausages or bacon from our home reared livestock; you really won’t ever taste anything quite as delicious for breakfast.

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. Why not order a vegetable box ready for your arrival, we are fortunate to have two local suppliers: Trill Farm and Holly Farm (during the summer months).

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

Food Hygiene Rating of 5!

In June 2022 we were scored on our food provision at Lower Keats and are so delighted to have received the highest grade possible for our meals, pizzas and cakes!

Meat Meals

We have tried to think of everything to make your stay at Lower Keats as comfortable as possible and have the following meals available for you in our honesty shop (subject to availability).

Our meals just need reheating either on your stove or on the hob top. Potatoes and rice are available in the shop to accompany your meals.

Portions will serve 2-3: £20 – if you would like to reserve a meal just let us know.

Chicken Curry

A gently spiced melody of medium curry, slowly simmered in a comforting blanket of tomatoes, onions, coriander, paprika, cumin and ginger.GF DF.

Beef Lasagne

Our beef cooked gently with tomatoes, garlic & rosemary, enveloped in a West Country Cheddar sauce, and layered with Italian pasta sheets.

Beef Chilli

Our beef – enveloped in best Italian tomatoes, fresh & dry chillies, pert kidney beans, plump onion & garlic, a pleasing warmth of chilli – not a burn! GF DF

Homemade Quiches

£5 Serves 4: Cheese and Bacon

BBQ

We also have our own sausages, burgers and bacon for sale from the freezers!

Vegetarian Meals

Meals just need reheating either on your stove or on the hob top.  Potatoes and rice are available in the shop to accompany your meals.

Portions will serve 2-3: £20 – 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, mushrooms, rosemary & garlic, lovingly encompassed a rich tomato sauce, layered gently between Italian pasta sheets, enveloped in a rich, comforting cheese sauce of Westcountry Cheddar.

Vegetable Bean Chilli

A hearty, delicious vegan bean chilli with potato, peppers, kidney beans, lovingly draped in a warming sauce of tomato, garlic, onion, oregano, paprika & cumin. V VE GF DF

Homemade Quiches

£5 Serves 4: Cheese and Onion V

Bakery

Bakery items can be ordered by 12pm each day for delivery the next morning, by texting 07540 367386, with croissants and sausage rolls available on Sunday mornings.

 

Things to bring when glamping

  • Warm coats
  • Shoes/boots
  • Warm socks and slippers
  • Hats/gloves/scarves
  • Rain gear
  • Swim suits/beach towels
  • Wellies or crocs
  • Torches
  • 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.

Read more in our sustainability policy

Outdoor gym and fortress

We all know that excercise and fresh air are good for us, both for our bodies and soul.

On site Gary has been busy building our outside gym and fortress, so guest’s have plenty of opportunies for children and adults to play, exercise or hang about!

We are always thinking about our footprint on the land, therefore, both the fortress and gym equipment are made from leftover project or recycled wood.

Lower Keats Fortress

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.

Lower Keats Fortress