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General

  • Nearly-wild camping in fields and wildflower meadows
  • Set in rural west Devon

This is *nearly* wild camping, which means that your pitch is set in a secluded position. Each pitch has a field entirely to itself! You'll have no neighbours (other than the occasional duck, pheasant or frog) when staying here - erfect for peaceful evenings spent stargazing beside the campfire.

To gain this seclusion, your pitch may be up to 200m from the parking area. If staying in Pond Field you will have to cross the river (don't worry there is a bridge). Wheelbarrows are available for transporting your kit to your pitch, and we'll lend a hand if we can.

Pitches are located in clearings among the grasses and wildflowers. To protect our most delicate habitats we ask that families with children only book Pond Field and Lower Field. Please note that the Pond Field pitch sits near the river which is unfenced.

We have only five pitches, which are limited to one month of bookings each, to protect the natural habitats.

There are no showers here. A basic compost toilet is located in your field. An indoor toilet and hot water basin is available (at set times) through the scullery, adjacent to the owners' home. A butler sink is also in the scullery, for washing up.

Sorry, no dogs.


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Excellent nearly wild camping site 20/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Pond Field non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant hosts Laura and Matt
    Beautiful location
    Very peaceful
    If are looking for a nearly wild camp site, Kelly Mill is highly recommended

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Beautiful location 13/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • River Field non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful, almost felt like camping in the wild

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A beautiful location with perfect amount of privacy! 21/07/2016

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We wanted a campsite that was as close to wild camping as possible, Kelly Mill was exactly that! Our pitch was in its own field situated next to a lovely little river (perfect for keeping milk or cider cool in!). There was no road noise and no light pollution providing for fantastic starry evenings. There was a basic composting toilet in the same field which was more than adequate and there was wifi near the house but not in the field which was perfect especially when we were after the wild camping experience!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, loved it all!

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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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Lifton, Devon, England, PL16 0HH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6089°N 4.2767°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 7.1 miles
Yelverton (Devon): Roundabout Bus Stop — 11.7 miles
Train stations
Gunnislake Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Calstock Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Bere Alston Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Ferry ports
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 16.6 miles
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 16.6 miles
Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal — 17.5 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 34.0 miles

Directions


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Local attractions

Footpaths can be accessed directly from Kelly Mill.

Within a ten-minute drive you will find Cornwall, Lifton Farm shop, the Dingles Heritage Fairground and the Barn Indoor Climbing Centre.

A little further afield are the beautiful Brentor Church, Lydford Gorge, Tavistock and Morwellham Quay. Nature lovers can enjoy hiking in the Dartmoor National Park, rock climbing at Moorland and hill walking.

Exeter, the north coast of Cornwall and Plymouth are all within an hour's drive.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (17.9 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (18.6 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (21.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (4.3 miles)
  • Lydford Gorge (7.7 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 8am.
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.
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.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8am to 10am and from 2pm to 6pm between 01/06 and 31/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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.

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