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Ashcombe Woodland Campsite

8.8

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General

  • Tents-only, wild-style campsite in a private Devon woodland
  • A 15-minute drive from Teignmouth and the coast; 20 minutes to Exeter
  • Individual firepits, chef-staffed woodland kitchen and foraging walks

Pitch up in a peaceful woodland clearing near the south coast of Devon and treat yourself to spectacular views across the Ashcombe Valley.

Several beaches in nearby Teignmouth and Dawlish can be reached in under 20 minutes by car, plus you'll have access to chef-cooked meals from the site's woodland kitchen (please check in advance for opening times) and foraging walks to help you get closer to the local landscape. If you don't want to bring food, ask in advance for a local meat and vegetable delivery.

Ashcombe Woodland Campsite has well-maintained basic facilities including shared toilets and a washing-up space. There are also individual firepits provided for guests who like a bit of outdoor grilling, or you can bring your own barbecue. Off-road parking is available a short distance away from the pitches, which are surrounded by footpaths that you can follow through leafy woodlands. You'd also do well to bring bikes here for cycles down to the sea or around nearby Haldon Forest Park (15 minutes).

Two miles away, Ashcombe Adventure Centre has a wide range of activities you can get stuck into, including a huge clay pigeon area, off-road quad bikes, archery and paintball. Not much further afield you have Exeter (20 minutes) for shopping, sightseeing and exploring Devon's most visit-worthy urban corners.

Ashcombe Woodland Campsite operates on a leave-no-trace basis, so please take all your rubbish home with you.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 32 reviews

 

81% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  100% described as Wild camping ?

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This was my first time camping with children aged 10 …07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHannah P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This was my first time camping with children aged 10 and 12 and 2 small dogs. We borrowed a friend's tent and liked this site as was secluded and in a woodland. Great access to Teignmouth beach 20 mins drive away and gorgeous views. The site has good access to drive car right up. We adored the fire pits which are actually old washing machine drums.. with a baking tray and saucepan we were well away! Bacon on bread all round. There was a water tap nearby (not drinking water) and a portable loo 100 metres away which was clean and perfectly fine.. Nice a roomy also not one of those ones you can barely stand up in!
    There was plenty wood and bracken around to burn so bring a saw and some fire lighters. The children loved collecting wood to light a fire and cook marshmallows.
    We happened to stay the final night before the site closed for winter and had the whole site to ourselves. As a single woman with 2 children I did not feel in the least bit worried it felt all perfectly safe. The kitchen had already closed for year which we may have used if open.
    Delighted with stay and would love to book to stay the first night it opens in spring as we were there on the last.
    Thank you so much ashcombe camping. You made our summer. Great value for money and proves that money doesn't buy happiness. Best wishes hannah

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    No dislikes. Only that we had to leave!

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Great camp site in lovely woods06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMorgan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Loved the pitches. There were great little fire pits made from repurposed washing machine drums. And plenty of dead wood to use as fule. I really loved the fact there were little grills to use as well.
    There are no showers but they make that clear on the website when you book so its no issue for seasoned campers

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    I am not a huge fan of portacabins It would be nice to have a proper toilet block.

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Just how back to nature this place is. My kids …08/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Just how back to nature this place is. My kids totally love this place and we can’t wait to use it again next summer. Owner is very attentive and friendly. Just felt relaxed the whole time. We used this place twice this year and both times wanted to stay longer.

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Proper wild camping toilets are cleaned often friendly owner06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Love wild camping and this was amazing and always is when we arrive. The view, the woods the real feeling of camping. The experience is as it should be. My children love it. And huge thanks to Ralph for making our visit incredible. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful land with us

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    There is nothing to dislike

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Going back next year, God willing.04/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Lovely calm time. Fred played with his new friends in the old fashioned way and forgot about his Nintendo and YouTube. Close to many beaches and social events but far enough away to rest.

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Just a beautiful place we’ve booked again!01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoseph C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Just how hidden it all is and the children loved exploring. Nice old fashioned campsite.

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Basic facilites in a woodland.... a great camping experience.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Lovely tranquil woodland site, with low key facilities..... really loved the woodland, sunsets, fire pits, owls and tranquility. A special space to reconnect with nature.

    Disliked: 

    Some of the pits in the entrance lane were a challenge.... would benefit from filling in.

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Ralph What happened to the logs you normally supply31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Once again lovely surroundings as always.

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Peaceful beautiful site, basic but clean facilities, level pitches.30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBecky M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Beautiful peaceful surroundings. Plenty of space between pitches. Firepit and plentiful supply of wood on site. Safe environment for the children to explore, catching bugs and climbing trees. Owner was more than happy to help and provide advice on the local area.

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    Nothing

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Peaceful stay in beautiful woodland & rural surroundings. Helpful & …30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Peaceful stay in beautiful woodland & rural surroundings. Helpful & friendly host.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

No cash accepted on site

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

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Location

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  • (Top of) Oak Park Lane, Ashcombe, Dawlish, Devon, England, EX7 0QD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6064°N 3.5270°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Westcliff Road — 3.2 miles
The Green — 3.3 miles
Opposite Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Dawlish Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Dawlish Warren Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Starcross Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Ferry ports
Starcross Ferry Landing — 3.9 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 4.6 miles
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 4.6 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 9.9 miles

Directions


The site is at the top of the hill – look for an access gate on the left. Parking is in the field on the right.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Ashcombe Adventure Centre: five minutes' drive

- Ashcombe Village Club (bar): five minutes

- Teignmouth: 15 minutes

- Haldon Forest Park: 15 minutes

- Dawlish: 15 minutes

- Dartmoor Whisky Distillery: 20 minutes

- Dartmoor National Park: from 20 minutes

- Canonteign Falls: 20 minutes

- Exeter Cathedral: 20 minutes

- iBounce Trampoline Park: 20 minutes

- Powderham Castle: 20 minutes

- Clip n Climb Exeter: 20 minutes.

Must see

  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (8.1 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (8.5 miles)
  • Living Coasts (10.2 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (5.9 miles)
  • Compton Castle (9.8 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.

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  • What attractions are near Ashcombe Woodland Campsite? Local attractions and activities include: - Ashcombe Adventure Centre: five minutes' drive - Ashcombe Village Club (bar): five minutes - Teignmouth: 15 minutes - Haldon Forest Park: 15 minutes - Dawlish: 15 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ashcombe Woodland Campsite?
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    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.
The site will send you further check-in information 6 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 01/09.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 30/09.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. between 01/07 and 01/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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