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Acorn Farm Touring Park

8.7

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General

  • Peaceful hideaway in Devon with countryside all around
  • In a birdwatching haven
  • Newly refurbished amenities block with free hot showers

Bring your binoculars if you're staying at peaceful and well-kept Acorn Farm Touring Park: this is a birdwatching haven with over 20 species to see in the surrounding countryside.

And bring your walking boots, as Acorn Farm is between Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks and has miles' worth of hikes in the immediate area (ask friendly warder Jan for a booklet detailing some of the ambles available locally). And your bike or some cash to hire one, as this is near the Tarka Trail too…

Acorn Farm is set over two and a half acres with countryside views to give guests a real feel of peace and quiet, and has a recently refurbished amenities block with free hot showers, washing-up sinks and a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Chemical disposal is next to the loo block.

The farm's local village is Dolton, which has three pubs, an antique shop, a butcher with delicatessen counter and a village shop and post office, both well-stocked.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 23 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 
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Fantastic site. Very clean and tidy. Very helpfull staff. 29/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wayne P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • All weather gravel electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean tidy site. Toilets and showers exceptional. 100% recommend site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Was a lovely clean and friendly site 13/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jemima J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities were very clean and modern. The site manager jen was very friendly and always avaliable to help x

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing we really disliked I'd read a review about the church bells chiming through the night and they weren't wrong but once you got used to it was quite relaxing

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This is a nice small camp site. toilet facilities were always clean. 04/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small camp site with pub and shops near by. Nice riverside walks within a couple of miles.

    Disliked: 

    Automatic Church bells became annoying after a while. Especially in the morning 4\5 am onwards. Not the campsites fault.

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Great Park! Lovely quiet village location, excellent facilities. Great 03/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location, very quiet but not too remote, 2 village pubs and a well stocked local shop for all needs, central devon location which means you're never more than an hour (ish) away from all the touristy bits (if thats your thing). Very spacious pitches with ample car parking beside your tent, refurbished and excellent on site facilities, the hot showers were very clean and very welcomed haha (and free), kitchen room with washing up and laundry facilities and at £3 a wash cycle i thought was very reasonable (modern machines too) a reliable, strong wifi signal is available if you wish to take advantage (£5 for 1gig/week or £7 for 2gig/fortnight allowances), breath taking scenery of the surrounding Devonshire countryside, attentive on site staff, very child and dog friendly and a range of pitches (grass, gravel, electric, non elrctric etc etc) to suit everyones taste....even a fantastically equipped 'bell tent' with a real bed, sofa, bbq, electricity etc for the families who like to add a little comfort to their camping experience. All in all an excellent site at an excellent price. I would highly recommend anyone camping in devon for a few days to check this site out. We had an ace time! Many many thanks

    Disliked: 

    Now I'm being petty here and let me express that this is no fault of the campsite what so ever but the local village church chimes its bells every 15 minutes, EVERY 15 MINUTES haha and where as most churches stop at midnight this parish bell continues all the way through the night. It adds a certain charm to the camping experience to say the least and it makes 'drifting off' a little more time consuming (no pun intended) but its nothing major...i even began to welcome it (sometimes ha) but that's it. The rest of the experience at acorn was 100% good.

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great little site. 02/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom philip_e199031 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    hot shower, location and level pitches,grass kept in good order.

    Disliked: 

    not much of a view just trees and a wee bit of hill.

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Fabulous warden near to a couple of pubs 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trina T. Confirmed

  • All weather gravel electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The near pubs and walks.

    Disliked: 

    The unisex toilet shower block.The church bells going off every 15 minutes

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Great little site. Great location and lovely little village. 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jane_h208631 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • All weather gravel electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Quiet, well run campsite in adorable picture postcard village. 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent welcome from Jen.
    Beautiful views & sunsets.
    Clean toilets & showers.
    2 pubs & shop within a few minutes walk.

    Disliked: 

    The rain!
    Bit of a drive to beaches (not a problem for us because we knew this & have 2 older children but I guess it could be "hard work" if you have younger kids.)

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Tranquillité et propreté 23/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France cyndie m. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    De vrais salles de bains privatives qui ne sont pas en supplément et disposant d'eau chaude.

    Peu d'emplacement donc tranquillité assurer

    Bar avec Happy Hour pour les amateurs de Bières / Cidres :-)

    Disliked: 

    Comme beaucoup de camping en Angleterre et comparé au camping en France, ce ne sont pas de réels emplacement mais un champ où chacun se met où il veut, il y a à la fois du négatif par rapport au prix payé mais en même temps du positif pour le fait de pouvoir choisir son endroit

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Great location 21/08/2016

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Second visit in 3 Weeks, love the place, Clean and tidy site well shelterd site from S/W winds that were topping 47 mph on our visit, Blocked by the high hedges,
    Nice Clean showers and amenities block,
    Quite and peaceful place that has easy access to many local walks and hikes.
    Plus two local pubs that are welcoming and serve excellent food,
    And a handy local shop
    Tarka trail within easy driving for cycling at Torrington

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Acorn Farmhouse, The Square Dolton Great Torrington, Devon, England, EX19 8QF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8898°N 4.0359°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 11.5 miles
South Molton (Devon): The Square Coach Stop — 12.5 miles
Train stations
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Kings Nympton Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Eggesford Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 11.5 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 12.8 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.2 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 29.3 miles

Directions


Acorn Farm is directly behind the Royal Oak Pub. We suggest you access the park from the A3124.

From the south
From the A30, join the A3124 at Whiddon Down or from Exeter/Crediton the A377 - B3220 then onto the A3124.

From the north
We suggest going via the B3227 to Great Torrington or taking the B3127, then joining the A3124.

Once on the A3124, take the Dolton turn off at Dolton Beacon (there is a large garage on the junction). Drive into Dolton village and at the war memorial bear right into Fore Street (the park is signposted on war memorial wall).

In front of you (150 yards) is the Royal Oak pub. Acorn Farm is to the left of the Royal Oak, and the park entrance is accessed at the side of the pub and the village square.

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

Acorn Farm Touring Park is well placed to get to many of Devon's main attractions and towns, and is within easy access of the coast at Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!

Walking, cycling and horse riding can be had at both Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks; a golf course is five miles away and fishing is available nearby at Stafford Moor. Feeling adventurous? Make your way to the local airfield for a microlight lesson.

The Tarka Trail, following the route of the otter in Henry Williamson's book, passes Dolton in an 180-mile figure of eight of walkways and cycle paths. His cottage (Williamson not otter) is at the small village of Georgham and has been kept as it was in Williamson's lifetime.

For town days, the market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are a short drive away: Bideford for several interesting shops and the ferry to Lundy Island, and Barnstaple for colourful flowers and its indoor market selling local pottery, pictures and food on different days (the Acorn Farm team recommends the fudge from the shop in the corner by the main entrance).

Exeter is also very much worth a look, around its shops, cathedral and ancient buildings, and Plymouth for Plymouth Hoe and its aquarium before a bite and a drink at the Barbican.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (5.7 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (16.6 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (24.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (12.0 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (16.6 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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Terms and conditions

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Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
American-style RVs or converted coaches are not permitted.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Additional terms

No campfires.

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