Kingsmead Centre

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  • Peaceful Blackdown Hills site with two fishing lakes
  • 15 minutes from Taunton and 30 from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast
  • In a walkers' paradise: free maps of local trails available on site
This peaceful little site may take its name from the monarch’s honey wine, but these days it’s the food in the area that’s fit for a king: about 20 minutes' walk from the site is the Half Moon, serving fresh and traditional pub food with side order views over the Culm Valley. Kingsmead Centre is excellent territory too for ramblers, cyclists and equestrians, with free maps for all the nearby trails available on site – a local recommendation is the longer-distance Neroche Herepath. In a wooded vale in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Kingsmead also has two coarse fishing lakes which are exclusively reserved for guests’ use, and is home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. The shower and toilet facilities are simple and clean, with no shortage of free hot water. Well-behaved pets are welcome on site.

Site type

Tent pitches 20
Touring caravan pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 5
Caravans for hire 5
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Rent a tent 2
Open all year
Please note
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Units longer than 7 metres are not allowed.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Languages spoken

English

AA 4 pennants

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

98%

would recommend this site to a friend

96%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely place to stay. You can relax

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely site with plenty of space. Facilities were clean and staff where very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: N/A

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Small, friendly site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Helen T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely site owner who gave us a great welcome. Pitches were set in various parts of the site allowing privacy. Shower block was spotless with a number of separate suites.

Disliked: We didn't dislike anything but were disappointed that our schedule didn't allow a longer stay

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Perfectly quiet site with nature surrounding it.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Melly K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: This campsite is set in Mid Devon perfect for exploring surrounding areas or just relaxing on site. Nestled in woodland with country walks all around. There are 2 lakes within the woods offering fishing or just space to sit relax and take in nature. The site is well maintained with a rage of pitches for all types of travellers. They have yurts in the woods, static caravans on the hill. Woodland pitches under the forest canopy. Hard standing areas with electric, grass pitches with electric and a meadow for the more wild camper. Shop providing things you need is open daily. Toilets showers and washing up areas are modern and clean with fridge freezer, baby changing, baby bath, shower seats and more. They have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you love walking, birds, peace and quiet then this is the place for you. We absolutely loved it here and will be returning soon with friends and family

Disliked: Nothing

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Perfect getaway

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
chris p. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: The rule about no music

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Fantastic site with great facilities and very friendly staff. Beautiful setting with…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jill C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Fantastic site with great facilities and very friendly staff. Beautiful setting with well thought out pitches. Very clean and tidy throughout. Great walks from site with dog and was lovely to be able to wash muddy paws with the on site doggy shower. Partner loved the fishing on site.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing

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Great stay with young children, good for our 8 months old + 3 year old

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Snowdrop bell tent

Liked: Facilities, quiet location, good for a dog with private-feeling pitch, quiet at night

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

The Oaks 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets)

Liked: It was a calm and cozy environment

Disliked: N/A

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Brilliant woodland site

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Michael G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Really lovely woodland setting, great facilities and lovely staff. Loads of space for kids to run around and explore the ponds.

Disliked: Free WiFi would have been appreciated since there is no phone signal. But an hour free was enough and we could switch off for the rest of the time.

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Perfect place to stay

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jo D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: We loved everything, a warm welcome on arrival, facilities were perfect, stunning surroundings, wish other places were as great as this site. Will definitely recommend to all our fellow campervan friends & family, amazing!

Disliked: Having to leave.

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We had the best 2 night break. Check in was simple. Staff…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bluebell electric forest floor tent pitch (large)

Liked: We had the best 2 night break. Check in was simple. Staff were friendly, Toilets were always clean and presentable, we had the best time fishing and Alan was so friendly loved him coming to talk to us about fish. Our new favourite campsite

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Baby-changing facilities Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest Gastronomic delight Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Bathrooms: Large spacious shower Bathrooms: Large spacious toilet Bathrooms: Step-free access Bathrooms: Wide doorways (over 30 inches/75cm) Disabled facilities Uneven terrain; gravel or loose mud

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point Tourer storage facilities

Location

Kingsmead Centre

Clayhidon

Cullompton

Devon

England

EX15 3TR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.94515°N
-3.16823°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.5 mi Post Office
3.5 mi Post Office
5.6 mi Bus Station
Rail
6.1 mi Taunton Rail Station
7.6 mi Bishop's Lydeard
8.6 mi Tiverton Parkway Rail Station
Ferry
15.7 mi Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
22.3 mi Topsham Ferry Landing
22.4 mi Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing
Airport
18.4 mi Exeter International Airport

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

On the border of Devon and Somerset, Kingsmead is only a short drive from the motorway, so visitors can easily explore the stunning countryside and attractions of Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Somerset Levels. In half an hour, you can get to historic seaside towns such as Lyme Regis, and start discovering the striking scenery of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. For more urban pursuits, it’s a 15-minute drive to the county town of Taunton, which has good shopping, eating and nightlife.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Seaton (Devon) 17.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beer 17.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lyme Regis Front Beach 18.4 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Charmouth West 18.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Sidmouth Town 18.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 3.1 mi

The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens 16.5 mi

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site 18.3 mi

Crealy Great Adventure Park 19.7 mi

Montacute House 19.8 mi

National Trust

Fyne Court 9.7 mi

Loughwood Meeting House 11.9 mi

Shute Barton 12.9 mi

Barrington Court 13.3 mi

Knightshayes Court 13.7 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

POUNDISFORD PARK 3.2 mi

WELLINGTON PARK 3.7 mi

NYNEHEAD COURT 4.3 mi

BRIDWELL 7.9 mi

HATCH (BEAUCHAMP) COURT 8.2 mi

Local events

  • Beautiful Days (Friday 16 August 2024 – Friday 16 August 2024)

    Ottery St Mary, Devon 13.1 mi

  • Sidmouth Folk Festival (Friday 2 August 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024)

    Sidmouth, Devon 18.6 mi

  • Glastonbury Festival (Wednesday 26 June 2024 – Wednesday 26 June 2024)

    Glastonbury, Somerset 29.3 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Devon?

  • Does Kingsmead Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Kingsmead Centre dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Kingsmead Centre? On the border of Devon and Somerset, Kingsmead is only a short drive from the motorway, so visitors can easily explore the stunning countryside and attractions of Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Somerset … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Kingsmead Centre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Kingsmead Centre? From £19 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.