The Eggbeer Trust
The Eggbeer Trust

How it all started

Colonel R. A. G. (Bertie) Bingley C.V.O., D.S.O., O.B.E., set up the Eggbeer Trust in 1964. Mindful of his own full, active and happy life - and very much in tune with his personal belief - he was resolved to ‘give something back’. This he felt could best be accomplished by sharing his own home and his farm.

To begin with, he welcomed clergy, particularly those from the mission field and in need of a holiday, into his home. As he became older and less able to look after others, he established The Caravan in the secluded old orchard at Middle Eggbeer, as a holiday retreat. This caravan has now been replaced by two Finnish Log Lodges.

The Trustees share his vision and maintain the Lodges to a high standard to provide free holidays for those who qualify under the terms of the Trust.

The Accommodation

The two Lodges enjoy views across the Dartmoor National Park and comprise three bedrooms: one bedroom with a king size bed and ensuite shower room, one with two single beds and the third, much smaller bedroom, has bunk beds. There is also a family bathroom and this too has a shower over the bath. The spacious kitchen is incorporated in the open plan living room. Each Lodge is equipped to cater for a maximum of six people. They are all electric and are on mains water.  For those with small children or babies, a high chair and travel cot are available in each Lodge.

Please note that we do not provide washing machines in the Lodges

Our Lodges might not be suitable for all wheelchair users.

A ‘games room’, which is a barn for the exclusive use of our guests, is close by for youngsters on wet days!

The Trustees ask for a non-returnable booking fee of £35 which is put towards the cost of electricity during your stay.  Instructions about paying this are sent out with confirmation of booking.  

Please do not send cheques with your application form.

We do not allow Pets and there is No Smoking throughout the site.

The Eggbeer Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registration Number 1168656