The Stargazer: Not your average Devon garden shed!

June 14, 2017

What comes to mind when you think about a typical Devon garden shed? Somewhere to store your garden equipment and tool? Somewhere to keep that extra household clutter? Maybe even somewhere to carry out DIY projects?

Most of us wouldn’t associate a garden shed with a good night’s sleep; however, for the UK’s avid stargazers, it could just be the dream B&B! The Stargazer is the brainchild of Richard and Tess – a small wooden construction that serves as one of Britain’s quirkiest accommodations!

Putting their DIY skills to the test, the owners converted their Devon garden shed into an ingenious property, enabling guests to enjoy a true country escape, in a rustic space, where they can fall asleep watching the stars – all for just £30.

The property can be found on Airbnb, which describes the location as: “A rural spot, far from street lighting, the sky lights up on clear nights. Simple, basic, but unusual accommodation. This is a wooden A-frame structure for two with a glass roof. The Stargazer is in the garden so there is the possibility that small spiders might get in, so if you are worried about spiders, maybe this is not for you.”

Guests at the inventive property will be supplied with pillows, duvets and extra blankets on cool nights. There is no heating in the property, making it the perfect summer retreat; however, guests will be given the option of staying in Richard and Tess’ grand country home.

The large stone house is based in Devon, on the fringes of the beautiful little village of Holcombe Rogus, surrounded by stunning countryside. Ideally located, the property is close be to a small shop, garage and a pup, with Dartmoor and Exmoor (north and south coasts of Devon) an hour away, with Exeter City 40 minutes and Taunton just 30 minutes drive.

The Stargazer has received some exceptional reviews already. One former guest wrote:

“The hosts were great with the right balance of friendliness and privacy. We were lucky to have a clear night to enjoy the stars. A tasty homemade breakfast was provided before we left in the morning. I would not hesitate to recommend the accommodation.”

See more about The Stargazer here.

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