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We have a shepherd's hut, yurt and two bell tents situated in a field beside a stream and three lovely lakes in a beautiful Devon valley on our organic beef and sheep farm. Each unit is fully equipped with cooking facilities and has a cosy double bed with all bedding provided and woodburning stoves using wood coppiced from the trees on the farm. Toilet/shower blocks are within easy reach of the accommodation (flushing toilets and hot showers).
There is parking on site for several cars and coarse fishing on the adjacent lakes - please bring your own equipment (Environment Agency licence required). We are perfectly situated for peace and tranqulity yet a 10-minute drive in any direction from the market town of Newton Abbot, the port of Teignmouth or Torbay the English Riviera.
Nearby attractions and activities
We are two miles from beaches with water sports and fishing, and the dog friendly beach at the Ness, Shaldon down the smugglers' tunnel. Within 15 minutes' walking distance is our nearest pub, serving real ales and exellent food, or we are five minutes' drive from another four other country pub / restaurants, all of which are very good. Within 30 minutes' drive you can be in the wilds of Dartmoor.
There are many lanes and tracks for walking or mountain biking in and around the Rocombe valley.
Other attractions within driving distance include Paignton Zoo, Kents Cavern, Babbacombe Model Village, Woodlands near Dartmouth, Crealy Park near Exeter, Haldon Forest (Go Ape), Shaldon Zoo, Brixham Fish Market. We are a two-hour drive from the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Attractions near Rocombe Valley Retreat
- Living Coasts (4.1 miles)
- Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (6.5 miles)
- Buckfast Abbey (10.5 miles)
- Compton Castle (4.0 miles)
- Greenway (9.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Rocombe Valley Retreat
Maidencombe (1.4 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Watcombe (1.8 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Ness Cove (2.2 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Overall rating based
Excellent location and tent facilities. Friendly welcome and lovely area.
Emma D. (Young couple, 1 review, 0 photos) Confirmed ?
Disliked: Changing area in shower cubicle cramped
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Kingskerswell: Arch Bus Stop — 2.2mi
Milber (Devon): Torquay Rd Coach Stop — 2.3mi
Newton Abbot: Lay by Coach Stop — 2.8mi
- Train stations
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 2.8mi
Teignmouth Rail Station — 2.9mi
Torre Rail Station — 3.0mi
- Ferry ports
Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 2.3mi
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 2.5mi
Torquay - North Quay — 4.0mi
Exeter International Airport — 15.7mi
Plymouth City Airport — 26.0mi
From the A380, come to the Penn Inn roundabout at Newton Abbot. Take the first exit for Combeinteignhead. Follow the road until you reach the village, take a right turn by the small garage sign posted for Stokeinteignhead.
You will go past a pub on your right called the Wild Goose. Follow this road for about a mile then turn right along the road signposted for Rocombe. Along here you will come to another junction, follow the road to the right and you are now in the Rocombe valley. Stay on this road for about half a mile and you will find Rocombe Valley Retreat on your right.
Springfields Farm is a working farm so there are cattle and other animals around. Well behaved dogs are permitted on site as long as they are kept on a lead and are cleaned up after.
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