Iconic and distinctively-styled, with highly-polished chrome panels, this curvy American Airstream certainly is to be admired. Built in 1956, this Airstream is a ‘Sovereign of the Road’ model and epitomises the style of Wally Byam, the founder of Airstream trailers. This particular Airstream number 1234 was owned by a member of Wally Byam’s Caravanners Club, and the original stickers from a 1961 Omaha, Nebraska meeting are still on the windows.
Gleaming inside and out, it’s tucked into a secluded corner within the private woodland setting, with lovely far-reaching views of Dartmoor’s rolling hills. The ambience is truly romantic, with only the sound of the stream and the birds to keep you company.
The Airstream comfortably accommodates two people and boasts a large outside deck with a dining table and chairs (with a parasol for those sunny afternoons), a barbecue, sun loungers, a double hammock, outdoor chess and table football, and an indulgent outdoor Oak Japanese wood-fired spa bath.
The furnishings are totally in-keeping with the retro feel, but we’ve ensured that all mod-cons – and we mean all – are provided. The Airstream is fitted with smart TV, sound system, Wi-fi, combination oven, induction hob, fridge, ice box, dishwasher, power shower, and even under-floor heating and air conditioning.
Enjoy the burnt orange leather seats in the sitting-area whilst you cosy up with your favourite Tipple. Dine inside the warmth of the Airstream or al fresco in mild weathers. Clever use of space means that all the kitchen appliances are on-hand but tucked away neatly behind shiny walnut finish doors. The bedroom is gorgeous, with lovely Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and lots of retro fittings, clothes storage, hairdryer and a generous bathroom.
There is also an outside private storage cabin with washing machine/drier.
Imagine, to the sound of birds, lazing in the double hammock, bathed in the fresh Devon air and soaked in warm sun. You may be lucky enough to spot the iridescent wings of the resident dragonflies and butterflies, who put on rather a splendid show.
The Airstream features:
- 1 x luxury double bed
- Welcome hamper
- Your first large basket/bag of logs are provided complimentary. Additional bags of logs £8.00/bag.
- Fully-equipped kitchen with under counter fridge including a small freezer compartment
- Egyptian cotton bed linen
- Soft towels & essential toiletries
- Underfloor heating and airconditioning
- Private deck
- Traditional wood-fired outdoor Japanese spa bath
- Outdoor dining with BBQ
- Sun loungers and double hammock
- Activities including outdoor chess and football table
- Electric Vehicle charging points charged at £25.00 per charge
- Private parking space next to the Airstream
- 1 mile to the pretty waterside village of Dittisham
- 10 minute drive to the scenic & historical port of Dartmouth
I really enjoyed my stay in the Shepherds Lodges at Dittisham Hideaway. Every possible comfort was provided including a fantastic walk in shower and extremely comfy bed! Best of all was waking up to the clean air and birdsong and having a leisurely alfresco breakfast on the terrace. Bliss!
Tim, Conde Nast Johansens, May 2022
“Fabulous stay in the American Airstream at Dittisham Hideaway...” “Only the sound of birdsong to disturb you...” “Beautiful, peaceful setting...” “Accoutrements are sumptuous...”
Trip Advisor 5/5 .Paul C