Our Story


Family Business

A combination of cherished childhood memories sailing on the River Dart in this exact spot coupled with a desire to share it with others, led us to create River Dart Hideaway, an exclusive habitat of individual Hideaways to holiday in and share the delights of the South Devon countryside.

As the second generation of an established, Devon based family holiday company, operating successfully for over 40 years, we have a clear vision for the future and this exciting next step of launching these luxury Hideaways feels like a natural one.  Our roles both as responsible custodians of this stunning landscape and that of parents wanting to protect the future environment for our children, has meant that both conservation and preservation lie at the heart of this development.


Environmentally Friendly
Our Story

Natural Evolution

River Dart Hideaway has been developed on the site of a former holiday park, established since the 1950’s and once known as ‘Bat Hill Camp’. With an increasing demand for higher quality, luxury and sustainable holiday accommodation the decision to evolve the business to cater for a more discerning market led us to River Dart Hideaways. 

Each Hideaway is crafted by the British company Retreat Homes & Lodges Ltd. Based in Cumbria in the Lake District they have been manufacturing bespoke holiday homes for many years and were chosen by us for their traditional construction methods and extensive building knowledge. Their approach to exceptional build quality and commitment to sustainability sits perfectly with our desire to achieve carbon neutrality, whilst also enhancing the holiday experience.

Where it all began…

Growing up on Dartmoor, many family holidays were spent enjoying the glorious Devon beaches with grandparents. Some of the fondest childhood memories are of sailing the River Dart in a small dingy with family, stopping for supper at the pubs nestled along the river and in Dartmouth. Sailing along this river (in the same spot the Hideaways look out onto now) was always full of excitement and exploration – coming ashore at the many hidden coves and beauty spots.

Now our children are enjoying the very same thing we did as kids!  Our aim for River Dart Hideaway is to protect and preserve this treasured landscape for both their, and future generations to come.


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