Traditional timber countryside furniture

Croyde, Woolacombe and Mortehoe, Devon
A Ranger on a newly built bench, enjoying a sea view.
The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
The sitting and dining room at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
A dormitory at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
A Ranger on a newly built bench, enjoying a sea view. The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon The sitting and dining room at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon A dormitory at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Dates29 March 2020 to 5 April 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Rural skills, Special interest
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality4
  • Holiday code20ATZ124
  • AccommodationExmoor Bunkhouse

About Traditional timber countryside furniture

Learn traditional woodworking skills to create gates and benches.

The ranger team at Woolacombe need your help to improve their welcome to visitors by tidying up their outdoor furniture. They’re making gates and benches using traditional methods to dot around the place - perfect for weary walkers to sit down on, lean on, or simply pause at, while taking in the gorgeous North Devon coastal views.
Ranger Paul is a master woodworker and will teach you how to make cleft chestnut gates and benches in no time, which will then be added to the local landscape. You’ll also get a chance to have a go at some simple green woodworking crafts.

About the accommodation

A stone-built barn that was converted in the 1970s and is situated on the Watersmeet Estate on the North Devon coast. The bunkhouse provides a warm and comfy place to relax after a hard day’s work. There are two dormitories, a leader’s room and bathroom upstairs plus an additional bathroom downstairs. There is a pleasant garden with picnic benches and a barbecue. If you want to venture a little further, there is a delightful country pub a short walk away. The views of the coast and surrounding countryside are dramatic and spectacular.

Facilities: garden, drying room.

Bedding: pillow and base sheet provided.

Notes for guests

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm

Saturday: 9am to 7pm

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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