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Wildswim2sauna: Families welcome

General

  • Eight-acre waterside site by the river Avon in Devon
  • A 15-minute drive from Kingsbridge; Salcombe 25 minutes
  • Direct river access, hot tubs and a sauna; river views at all pitches

Always been curious about river swimming? Head to Wildswim2sauna and take the plunge in a gorgeous eight-acre waterside site in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This site also makes it easy to warm up after chilly dips – hot tubs and a sauna are available to hire, adding just a dash of luxury to this otherwise off-grid experience.

Set in the rural grounds of a 140-acre estate where you'll catch glimpses of a 12th-century farmhouse, this quiet south Devon site keeps its other facilities on the low-key end of the spectrum with its simple, well-maintained toilet block. Other adventures in the local area are very easy to come by, especially if you book one of the site-organised mackerel fishing trips, sea swims or coastal cruises that take place in and around Salcombe (25 minutes' drive).

All the pitches at this secluded site come with river views and have plenty of space for families, couples or groups of friends. Barbecues are provided on-site if you're up for an open-air sizzle, with supplies available close by in Modbury or Kingsbridge (both 15 minutes).

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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

Facilities/activities including Hot tub and Sauna are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  100% described as Wild camping ?

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Truly magical site with amazing wildswimtosauna experience.30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    We absolutely loved the site, it was so beautiful, peaceful, absolutely idyllic next to the river with the cries often buzzard up ahead. Pitches were private and quiet and huge next to the picturesque river. The kids loved the area next to the wild swim with a rope swing that even the adults adored! The wildswimtosauna experience was amazing! Charlie was a perfect host knowing when to chat and make us feel at home and when to leave us to enjoy the peace. Charlie was also super fast at communicating by email and getting us booked in for the wild swimming experience. I am
    Almost reluctant to say too much as I am not sure I want it to get busier or share the secret but this place was like something out of a film- off grid, basic (washed clean in the river) but truly magical and perfect. None of us were ready to leave and wished we had booked longer.
    If you go- please look after it! Such a very special and unique campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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A great place for a different type of adventure.29/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The Relaxed and warm welcome given by Charles. The safe and fun environment is just excellent!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We stayed at Wildswim2sauna for 3 nights with our two …15/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCheryl C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stayed at Wildswim2sauna for 3 nights with our two fifteen year old boys and dog. Amazing location next to the river. Spacious pitches and host Charles was friendly and keen that we had a great time. It's off-grid with no signal and has a wild, back-to-nature vibe. 20 mins from lovely beaches at Salcombe and Bantham plus a lovely farm shop Aune Valley Meat on the way down to the valley. The sauna / river swim is well worth doing.

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Anonymous user

Location was absolutely beautiful. Campfire and seating area was fab. …09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Location was absolutely beautiful.
    Campfire and seating area was fab.
    Peaceful.
    Resident dogs were very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the toilet facilities as well as not being able to access the part of the river with the swing due to private bookings.

    I fully expected rather less than a 5* toilet block in this wild camping experience but the facilities really were very unpleasant. A composting toilet would be much more preferable in this location.

    On our return home, I very politely got in touch with the manager who offered me a partial review for not posting a review. He has now decided that I am a scammer and that I have demanded a full refund- neither of these two things are true at all.

    Instead of actually sending through the partial refund which he had offered, he has been incredibly rude via email and has forwarded me the details of previous customers (email addresses, full names and phone number).

    In my opinion, this campsite is vastly overpriced and I would not recommend.

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Remote, spacious, quiet & wild. Spent a lovely week here, …04/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrobert o.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Remote, spacious, quiet & wild.
    Spent a lovely week here, 2 adults and 2 kids (13 & 6) and we had a fantastic time.
    It is what it says on the tin - wild camping - although the area is well kept and not TOO wild.
    We had a great time cooking on an open fire, splashing in the river, collecting herbs and making brews. With no mod cons, it's what we were looking for.
    There's loads of space, so even with a few groups there, it still has that wild & remote feeling.
    The Sauna & Hot tub were fab, we felt so clean after our "Detox" session.
    Charles is a great host, made us feel very welcome at all times, as did his lovely wife and little boy.
    I could have stayed all summer ;)

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Fantastic experience, excellent host, great site, definitely coming back again!01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGleb F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic experience, excellent host, great site, definitely coming back again!

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A great get away from it all site, "Wild Camping" at its best01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshley A.Confirmed

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

    Having stayed on many commercial sites over the years I found this site to be a refreshing change. Plenty of open space, great views of the river from where ever you pitch.

    This is a Back to basics site so don't expect your very own water tap, or showers but this is Wild Camping at its very best a safe and secure location for those with small children.

    The communal cooking area was such a great idea to encourage the art of talking again to fellow campers, the fact that there was no / very limited wifi was a blessing, a real chance to down the tech and get involved in nature, we paddled in the clear running river, we sat and communicated with total strangers and enjoyed the absolute freedom to roam.

    Charles the owner made our stay perfect. I would have liked to have a campfire near my own tent as once the sun goes down being at the bottom of the valley, the temperatures drop.

    Thank you again for a great stay, we will be back for sure -

    Kind Regards

    Ash Ayling and Family.

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Anonymous user

Exellent patch of land but lacked the absolute basics, overly priced.26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really lovely and peaceful location. The site is massive so you get lots of privacy.

    Disliked: 

    Some kind of permanent facilities should really be included for the price. It was the most expensive stay on our trip by a long way and all that is included facilities-wise is a non-potable water bowser and a portaloo which was really disappointing.

    Would've been perfect with a fresh water supply and a compost-loo at the very least. Additional showering facilities would bring this amazing site up to 5* for the price point.

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Beautiful off-grid site, close to many fantastic places25/07/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Being right by the river is glorious. It really is off grid (no internet or showers) and is so beautiful. We did the swim/sauna experience which was lovely. The toilets (portaloos) are kept clean. The owner, Charles, is a fantastic host and will make your stay really fun!

    Disliked: 

    Don’t ‘offend’ the owner’s wife by getting in his truck if he offers you a lift. Steer clear, her cold shoulder is harsh. And take insect repellent, as the horse flies are rampant.

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Amazing site. Charles is a great host. Will be back as soon as we can19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCheryl N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Peaceful

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

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Yeo Farm, Woodleigh, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, TQ7 4DR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.3459°N 3.7823°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
BP Garage — 6.7 miles
Town Hall — 6.7 miles
Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel — 7.3 miles
Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Paignton Rail Station — 11.4 miles
Ferry ports
Kingsbridge Ferry Landing — 4.5 miles
Cockleridge Ham Ferry Landing — 6.0 miles
Bantham Ferry Landing — 6.1 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 31.1 miles

Directions


Be careful if using satnav/Google Maps as several guests have been directed down farm gravel lanes resulting in bogged down/stuck cars. Keep to the tarmacked roads and do not enter gravel-laden farm lanes near the vicinity of the Avon Valley.

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

For a scenic three-part trip, head to Dartmouth (30 minutes' drive) for a 'round robin' tour of the Dart Estuary and English Riviera by boat, steam train and bus. You might also want to stick around at the set-off point – steeped in naval history and home to the 14th-century Dartmouth castle – or to take the ferry over the water to Coleton Fishacre House (just over an hour, including the crossing).

You have a generous supply of sandy beaches and fish restaurants in Salcombe (25 minutes), as well as the wilder shingle-lined shores of Slapton Sands, right next to the birdwatching and photography opportunities of Slapton Ley Nature Reserve (25 minutes). For a bit of contrast after all that wildlife, steer yourself towards the lively seaside city of Plymouth (35 minutes) for shopping trips, kid-friendly attractions or sheltered swims Tinside Lido.

Wildswim2sauna at Yeo Farm is also a quick 15-minute drive from the wilds of Dartmoor National Park or half an hour from the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bodmin Moor is an hour away, while trips to Exmoor National Park will take about an hour and 20 minutes.

Must see

  • Buckfast Abbey (10.2 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (10.3 miles)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (10.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Overbeck's (8.5 miles)
  • Greenway (9.0 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Wildswim2sauna cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wildswim2sauna will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wildswim2sauna have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wildswim2sauna dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wildswim2sauna? For a scenic three-part trip, head to Dartmouth (30 minutes' drive) for a 'round robin' tour of the Dart Estuary and English Riviera by boat, steam train and bus. You might also … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wildswim2sauna?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wildswim2sauna? From £32.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Hot tub and Sauna are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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