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The Lazy Mare

Part of the Shack & Pantry North Devon Retreat, The Lazy Mare is a beautifully converted horse truck nestled in the Sterridge Valley close to Ilfracombe. Set in a rural location this lovingly created luxury glamping accommodation is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The rural location boasts stunning sunrises and picturesque views of Exmoor and across the Bristol Channel.

Tucked away next to a converted barn, The Lazy Mare has been creatively designed to fit in all the homely comforts you could ever require on a glamping holiday. The location is private and secluded yet within easy reach of stunning beaches, coastal walks, cycle routes and idyllic villages, just ready to be explored. And with dine-in options, yoga sessions or even a massage it really can be the most relaxing getaway where you can truly switch off.


The Lazy Mare is approached via its own gated garden, accessed up a small staircase leading you to the balcony where you can soak up the views. Step into your glamping nest to find a lounge area with comfy armchairs, the perfect spot for reading and taking an afternoon snooze. In the summer months, open up the double doors and enjoy the beaming sunlight and bird song. A bluetooth speaker, board games and magazines are all provided in the lounge area to peruse as you please.

In the cool winter months you may fancy lighting the wood burning stove and putting on the electric heating till you get nice and cosy. A sumptuous king size bed with soft bedding and woollen throws awaits your tired legs, snuggle on down for the best night’s sleep. A small kitchenette provides all the cooking equipment you would require for some easy meals. Tea & coffee are also provided so you can enjoy a nice cuppa after your journey here. There is also a small, well designed en-suite with a main shower and wash basin. And a private WC is provided within the main house just 20 steps away.

If you really do fancy being ‘lazy’ and making the most of your stay, then The Pantry can provide a variety of tasty dining-in options for you to put your feet up! From evening meals to grazing boards, perfect for when you arrive. To breakfast items and fresh juices and even hidden woodland cream teas.

Outside The Lazy Mare

Both doors from the lounge open up onto your private balcony where you can enjoy al fresco dining. Down the steps you will find your own festoon-lit landscaped garden area with a fire pit and charcoal BBQ to cook up some real mouth-watering foods. After eating, sink into giant beanbags and enjoy your own outdoor cinema experience. The Shack & Pantry also offer private yoga and massages that can be booked before your arrival.


The Lazy Mare is situated in the small village of Berrynarbor, North Devon. A rural and coastal community with a great spirit. The village itself has the essentials you need for your glamping stay. A small general store and a local village pub, perfect to stop at for a quick pint after your day of exploring. The stunning Ilfracombe harbour and Woolacombe beach are just a short distance away from The Lazy Mare, as well as the lovely Broadsands Beach.

There are an abundance of outdoor pursuits to wet anyone’s appetite. For beginner surfers to those wanting to brush up on their skills, a lesson with Surfing Croyde Bay may be right up your street. Or have a go at coasteering or paddle boarding. Golf lovers could spend the afternoon at Ilfracombe Golf Club, with amazing views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Cyclists will revel in the amazing cycle routes that head off straight from the doorstep of The Lazy Mare, so you don’t even need to venture very far. No matter how you choose to spend your time on holiday, there is something for everyone to enjoy in North Devon!

Best choice for…

Couples wanting to explore Devon in quirky accommodation

Why it should be on your Wanderlist

Outdoor cinema nights on long summer evenings



Price Information
Minimum no of nights: 2
Nearest Town:
County: North Devon
Postcode: EX34 9RW
Country: United Kingdom
Property ID: 41603
Number of guest: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Check-in Hour: 2pm
Check-Out Hour: 11am
The Little Extras
Other Features
Flushing Loo
Fridge Freezer
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Games & Books
Hair Dryer
No Pets
Towels Included


December 2021
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