Lower Keats Glamping

South West England Devon Axminster

  • 6 Safari Lodges

Luxury glamping in the heart of the Devon countryside

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Situated in the heart of Devon’s Axe Valley, Lower Keats Glamping is the ultimate destination for luxury glamping in this part of Devon, close to the Dorset border and the fabled jurassic Coast. Their six canvas safari lodges, set in peaceful countryside adjacent to the river Axe, are a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and they are as luxurious as glamping gets, with en-suite toilets and showers with hot running water in both, three comfy double or twin bedrooms (each lodge easily accommodates six people) and a kitchen with wood burning stove to keep you snug and warm. What's more, you can wake up and have your morning cuppa as each lodge is fitted with a double burner gas hob.

The names of the lodges reflect the area – Cobb, Beer and Golden Cap, Deer, Stag and Pheasant – encouragement perhaps (if any was needed) to get out and explore what by any standards is a great location: Lyme Regis and the glorious Dorset coast is just a short drive away, as is the perhaps slightly lesser-known southeast coast of Devon, notably the resorts of Beer and Sidmouth; and there are loads of great walks you can do from the site, plus for the culturally inclined a fair number of National Trust properties too, including Tudor stunners like Barrington Court and Montacute House.

The site itself is great for kids, with a wildflower meadow and pigs and lambs to pet – plus chickens to collect eggs from in the morning. They are dog-friendly, and also an environmentally friendly place to stay, with locally made natural bathroom products available in the lodges, low-energy power sources, eco-friendly toilets and lots of recycled materials in the lodges and other buildings. They really have thought of everything, with an honesty shop selling local produce so you don't need to bring too much with you. It is, as they say, 'a little bit of paradise', and we're grateful that they decided to share it with the rest of us!



Each  safari tent sleeps up to 6 in one king bed, one double cabin bed, and two singles (all in three separate rooms). All lodges have en suite walk-in showers. Hot water (instant and unlimited) is provided throughout the bathroom & kitchen. The kitchen features a twin burner gas hob, Belfast sinks and a cool box. A wood-burning stove with oven and BBQ/firepit can be found outside with complimentary firewood provided. Guests are welcome to interact with the farm animals including pigs, lambs, ducks, and hens (whose eggs can be purchased in the onsite honesty shop). 

We have got it all covered, if you are staying with us as a group, having a party or special birthday, The Hive (our communal area for groups) to gather, eat, and relax together, sheltered from the elements, 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 wheelbarrow 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!

For remote working, we are great, we do not have wifi but most networks secure 4g in the field. We have mains electricity in our shop and guests often work there too, as there is good lighting and a large table.

New in 2023: Off-grid wood-fired tubs

Immerse yourself in the relaxing ambience of woodsmoke and warm water, as you create memories at Lower Keats that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing quite like sitting in warm water, looking up at our wondrous starry night sky… experience the unforgettable!

Our off-grid wood-fired tubs will heat fresh water from cold in less than 3 hours and with a stock of logs, are simple to use.  Simply add one to your booking (subject to availability).

Suitable For

Glampers only, so no tents, campervans or caravans. Two dogs are also permitted per lodge (£25 per pooch). Groups/wholesite booking - sleeping up to 36.

Full statement available on their website. Safari tents, honesty shop and beer lodge all have ramps available for accessibility with level interiors. Tent furnature can be rearranged at request for best accessibility. Bathrooms have hand and overhead showers. Non-allergenic bedding and optional WiFi free rooms. Sloped/ gravel access to petting farm and the Hive communal area. Charging points for electric mobility vehicles. Staff available 24h/day. Free parking less than 50m from main entrance.


The breathtaking Jurassic Coastline World Heritage Site is just 15 mins drive away. Discover the secrets of the south west's prehistoric past at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre (01297 560772), being sure to visit some its lovely seaside retreats such as charming Beer and Lyme Regis whose 13th century curving harbour, The Cobb, featured in the Meryl Streep starring period drama The French Lieutenant's Woman. There's a fantastic collection of National Trust properties nearby including Barrington Court (01460 241938) and Montacute House (01935 823289) and the gardens at Forde Abbey (01460 221290) are spectacular. The classic Seaton Tramway (01297 20375) offers a wonderfully nostalgic way to explore the bucolic Axe Valley, with a three-mile route from Seaton, through Colyford and ending at Colyton. For the little ones, there's a host of animal- and adventure-based attractions nearby including the Axe Valley Wildlife Park (01297 34472), Wildwood Escot (01404 822188), Crealy Great Adventure Park (01395 233200) and Woodlands Family Theme Park (01803 712598). 

Food & Drink

The onsite honesty shop ('The Lower Keats Larder') is filled with lots of lovely local and farm-reared produce, delicious artisan ice cream and freshly-baked break delivered daily. You can even pre-order a meal for your first night and have it waiting for you in the larder on your arrival. A five minute stroll up the lane you'll find the popular Tytherleigh Arms (01460 220214) a 16th century coaching inn which boasts an impressive seasonal menu (not to mention a fine selection of ales) featuring the best West Country produce such as Ilminster steak and Tremlett farm pork. Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall's River Cottage Field Kitchen (01297 631715) at HQ serves everything from breakfast and healthy lunch options to a fantastic Sunday roast. River Cottage HQ also hosts regular dining events and cookery courses. If it feels like a fish night, Hix Oyster & Fish House (01297 446910) has you covered. The panoramic sea views are the perfect accompaniment to their sensational array of fresh locally-caught seafood. 


Easter until October half term.


One week at Lower Keats Glamping costs £748–£1,375; 3–4 night breaks cost £495–£795.

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Lower Keats Glamping - a luxury indulgence and country charm holiday experience in Devon. Come Glamping in one of our six luxurious canvas lodges, set in peaceful countryside in the beautiful Axe Valley adjacent to the River Axe near to the impressive Jurassic Coastline.

​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 meadowland and unadulterated night skies gives you the chance you deserve to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, stress, and worries.

This multi-award-winning luxury site proudly boasts being the 2023 Winners of the Gold Devon Tourism award for Glamping Business of the Year; double Bronze Tourism award winners for Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism as well as Accessible & Inclusive Tourism, along with the prestigious Green Tourism Gold Award too!

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Lower Keats Glamping is just off the A358 between Chard and Axminster, just 20 mins from Lyme Regis and the A303. It's also a 10-minute taxi journey from Axminster station.

Axminster railway station is just 7 minutes away. It is on the London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids Line. The number 30 Axminster to Chard First Link bus stop is 2 mins walk away at Tytherleigh 


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