“The Folly” is a unique, luxury one-bedroom hideaway set in two and a half acres of landscaped gardens, the main house being “Forest Gate” is one of the gate houses for the spectacular Mamhead Park in Devon.


Nestled within the rolling countryside woodlands to the west of Exeter, the terrace and veranda have sumptuous views overlooking Brickhouse Vineyard and onwards to the sea at Dawlish Warren.

The stunning terraced gardens are just perfect for capturing those special moments with the flora and fauna of the forest providing a picturesque back drop for your special photographs.


A perfect romantic hideaway for two…


A honeymoon retreat, elopement or somewhere where you can just ‘crash’ – the ambiance is one of relaxation and romance. A stone’s throw from a beautiful wedding venue, “The Brickhouse Vineyard”, it’s also perfect for singles holidays and somewhere you can keep your canine pals in a safe, beautiful and tranquil location.

The tiny 17 century fishing harbour of Cockwood is just down the road, where you can relax in one of it’s two pubs. Within half an hour is a rich choice of South Devon beaches and estuaries to explore, or slightly further on is Dartmoor or the historic market town of Exeter.

The Folly has been completely refurbished, under new ownership and consists of a double bedroom, bathroom, open plan diner/living area including tea/coffee making facilities, microwave and fridge.

Whist you can prepare snacks with the facilities provided, for a more substantial cuisine there is a private chefs service for breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea all of which are created in the main house from locally sourced fresh ingredients, which must be booked in advance.

A sample menu can be provided to suite your tastes and budget, give me a call to discuss your requirements for your special occasion.

Fluffy white dressing gowns, towels and bed linen are provided for your stay along with a selection of teas and coffee.

The owner is a Master Patisserie Chef so enjoy the home baked cakes and cookies on arrival and a complimentary hamper filled with a choice of cereals, bread for toasting, butter conserves and fruit.

The Folly is Dog Friendly and welcomes your well behaved four legged friend by prior arrangement.

We offer a warm welcome to the Folly in Devon and aim to make your stay a memorable one.



Carol x



Minimum Two-night stay or more – from £185 per night..

We allow small dogs, but by prior arrangement only; there is an additional charge of £15 per night for each dog. Limited to a maximum of two pets.

We can provide the following by prior order for an additional charge:

Breakfast – cooked or luxury continental £15 per person

*Afternoon Tea/High Tea – £28 per person Select Standard or Vegan Menu

*Private Chef: 3 Course Meal – from £140 for 2 people Select Standard or Vegan Menu

Luxury Picnic Hamper from £50

Toby the Campervan Hire from £225 (subject to mileage)

Eco Wood Fired Fresh Water Filled Hot Tub – Exclusive use for the whole of your stay; relax in style and enjoy the views across the beautiful Devon Countryside to the Sea – £75

*** Regrettably not available during Drought Restriction periods ***



Amenities Included


Tea and Coffee Making Facilities




ECO Log Burner

Complementary Cake and Cookies on arrival

Complimentary Basket (Includes bread, cereals, fruit, milk, butter and conserves)

TV and Sky (Limited entertainment channels only)

Large Shower (No bath)

Dressing gowns



Ironing Board and Iron

Private Gated Veranda

Furnished Terrace

Private Parking



*Please note: All guests are requested to select dishes from either one of our standard or vegan menus; we are happy to serve a mixed sitting if desired, but due to the additional time required to prepare and cook, there will be a £20.00 surcharge. Call for details..

Contact details:

+44 (0)7938 949100

Forest Gate, Mamhead, Devon, EX6 8HP


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