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Ruby's Orchard: Yurt and kitchen tent


  • Exclusive-use woodland site between Dartmoor and the north Devon coast
  • Direct access to a national cycle route and close to the Tarka Trail
  • Right next to a two-acre wood for making dens and nature spotting

What a splendid setting this is. Hidden away in a lovely little orchard on the fringes of mature woodland between Dartmoor and the north Devon coast, this place is quiet, rural, wild and – above all – private. Exclusive use of a peaceful wildlife haven makes this a great spot for nature-filled holidays close to the Tarka Trail, the Taw-Torridge Estuary and heaps of other Devon attractions.

The owners of Ruby's Orchard have created a cosy and comfortable site in a wild forest and orchard setting, all of which is carefully maintained as a natural habitat for wildlife. While pathways are maintained regularly to allow you to go about your daily business with ease, other grassy areas are allowed to grow in order to give butterflies and grasshoppers a place to breed, and bramble and gorse are kept to provide shelter for birds and small mammals. A small, shallow and unfenced pond provides a habitat to the likes of frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies. Wildlife safari, anyone?

While the kids are off playing hide and seek, climbing trees and making dens in the two-and-a-bit acres of woodland next door, grownups can get on with the important business of hanging around in a hammock and cooking feasts on the barbecue; when the sun goes down, turn your attention to the firepit in readiness for spotting the stars that cover the dark Devon skies, and listen out for the soundtrack of resident tawny owls.

The yurt can sleep up to four, and for bigger get-togethers there's the option of adding a nylon tent, which sleeps up to an additional four. Mattresses, bedding and futons are provided. For chillier times, throws, blankets and hot water bottles are provided for extra cosiness.

Amenities consist of composting toilets and gas-fired showers, serviced daily, and a kitchen tent kitted out with a dining table, chairs and cooking equipment. For alfresco dining, there's a picnic table next to the tent.

The remote rural setting of Ruby's Orchard means that there's no mains electricity on site, and all lighting is solar and battery powered; it's highly recommended that you bring your own torch for midnight toilet trips, as well as your own solar or car charging devices for phones and the like.

Around 15 minutes' bike ride away there's the local pub and village shop in Sheepwash, as well as access to a short walk by the river Torridge and the traffic-free Tarka Trail.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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A beautiful little find, full of little hidden gems.29/08/2022

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    What a beautiful little find! We couldn’t have asked for a better stay with our 2 children. The owner was so friendly and had thought of absolutely everything. Not only were we greeted and shown around but little notes were everywhere making sure everything was easily accessible. The children were free to explore the woodlands, build dens, pond dipping and so much more.
    The yurt was beautifully laid out with a large double bed and two separate beds for the children. All cooking equipment was provided and we enjoyed a bbq and a fire pit to make s’mores with the children each evening.
    All the facilities were clean and we were all able to have a warm shower each day. Little touches like the vase of fresh flowers, table cloths, fairy lights and solar lighting, box of blankets and hot water bottles provided a real sense of luxury.
    We will certainly be back for many more visits where we were able to truly enjoy uninterrupted family time and the children were free to be children.


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams




Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

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  • Filleighmoor Gate, Near Sheepwash, Beaworthy, Devon, England, EX21 5PW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8613°N 4.1527°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thomas Cook — 10.7 miles
Bideford Quay — 11.1 miles
Bideford Quay — 11.1 miles
Train stations
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Okehampton Rail Station — 11.2 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 11.1 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 13.2 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Exeter International Airport — 33.5 miles


Please note that the postcode provided is the nearest available postcode to the site, and that Ruby's Orchard is slightly north of this; when nearing the site you'll find it between the Filleighmoor Gate crossroads (signposted at the crossroads), and Hembury Gate Farm.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Ruby’s Orchard is right next to a lane that forms part of National Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, making it rather a handy spot indeed for cyclists and hikers.

For more walking and cycling slightly further afield (but not too far), the Tarka Trail – a 30-mile traffic-free walking and cycling trail from Meeth to Braunton on the north coast – is around 15 minutes' bike ride away. The vast dune network of Braunton Burrows (the UK’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) lies on the outskirts of the neighbouring Taw-Torridge Estuary, and you can cycle or walk along the trail towards Bideford, the estuary and the coast, or inland towards Meeth Quarry nature reserve.

Hire kayaks in Bideford or take the kids to its award-winning Westward Ho! beach or The Big Sheep adventure park; north Devon is fab for swimming, surfing, coasteering, paddleboarding, windsurfing and kite surfing – heaps of great award-winning beaches lie along its coastline, and if you're new or just starting out then there are plenty of surf schools around the area too.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (5.7 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (18.8 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (28.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (13.4 miles)
  • Lydford Gorge (15.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Ruby's Orchard cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ruby's Orchard will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Ruby's Orchard have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ruby's Orchard dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Ruby's Orchard? Ruby’s Orchard is right next to a lane that forms part of National Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, making it rather a handy spot indeed for cyclists and hikers. For … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ruby's Orchard?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Ruby's Orchard? From £95 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability


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