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  • Woodland Camp for families or Orchard Wagon for couples
  • A large tent for families set in a beautiful woodland clearing
  • A Shepherd's Hut and Bathing Wagon in an old Orchard for couples

The Wood Life has two units - one private Woodland Camp with a large safari tent sleeps 6 set in its own 8 acre woodland, surrounded by farmland. This is ideal for family groups, there's a treehouse, swing and see saw. Or, for couples we have Orchard Wagon - a Shepherd's hut to sleep in and a bathing wagon for a bath with a view.

Both units are set entirely on their own in different locations near the sleepy Devon village of Kenn. Both camps are very well equipped with everything you need for a hassle free holiday. Bedding, towels, tea, coffee, fresh herbs etc all provided. All you need to bring is some food and your clothes.

The site is located a few miles from the end of the M5, five miles outside Exeter, set between the glorious South Devon beaches and the wilderness of Dartmoor.

For wildlife watching, spending quality family time and getting back to the joys of the great outdoors it's a great escape.

The Travel Editor of The Independent called it 'very close to the perfect camping holiday'.

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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

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed





Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly


Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market



Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams



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  • Thornton Cottage, Kenn, Exeter, Devon, England, EX6 7XH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6578°N 3.5277°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Exminster Bus Stop — 2.0 miles
Kenton (Devon): Coach Stop — 2.6 miles
Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
Train stations
Topsham Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Exton Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Lympstone Commando Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Ferry ports
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 3.0 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 3.2 miles
Exeter International Airport — 7.0 miles


All bookings need to be made in advance. We have not shown the exact location on this map as we like to show people around when they arrive and keep the location as secret as possible.

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

There are tons of attractions and activities nearby including: Haldon Forest Park (cycle hire & Go Ape), Powderham Castle, Exeter Cathedral, Castle Drogo, Crealy Adventure Park, River Dart Country Park, Pennywell Farm, Escot, Dartmoor National Park, Paignton Zoo, Killerton, RHS Rosemoor, Fishing Trips from Exmouth, South West Coast Path, Exeter Racecourse and the list goes on and on and on.

Good places to eat include The Turf Locks, The Fat Pig, The Nobody Inn and The Ley Arms.

Must see

  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (4.5 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (6.0 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (9.7 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (5.4 miles)
  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (8.1 miles)

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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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