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Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping: Messing about in the meadow

General

  • Adults-only site on a 1.5-acre paddock in the Devon countryside
  • A 15-minute drive from Kingsbridge and 20 minutes from Salcombe
  • Stays on a working beef and sheep farm with scenic South Hams views

When you next find yourself hankering for fab West Country views, clear your schedule and zip down to Devon for a stint at Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping, a family-run farm site on the edge of the South Hams. Peace and quiet here are assured by a rural location and status as a total kid-free zone – without any under-18s around, your sweet repose in all that gorgeous green space should be blessedly undisturbed.

Any younglings you do spot roaming the farm will be of the four-legged variety, with Aberdeen Angus calves and woolly-faced Dorset lambs bounding around the fields in spring. (Because there's livestock about, you'll need to keep any dogs that accompany you on leads while staying here and give owners Cathy and Andrew a look at their vaccination records.)

This welcoming spot also has a fair few practical bits and bobs to make your stay easier, including a well-kept toilet block, water point, firepit and waste disposal station.

Make Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping your base if you intend to venture around south Devon's splendid seaside towns – both Kingsbridge and Salcombe can be reached by road within 20 minutes, with jaunts to pretty villages like Bigbury (20 minutes) and Bantham (20 minutes) also on the cards. Scoop up snacks at Aveton Gifford stores (five minutes), where there's also a village watering hole for pub-cooked dinners.

Please note

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

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

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 40 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

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Quiet & spacious located just away from the more crowded …19/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdavid a.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet & spacious located just away from the more crowded hustle & bustle of the coastal sites. Clean facilities. Lovely owners. Friendly welcome with a bonus cream tea!

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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Thank you very much for your review. It was good to meet you both and hope we can welcome you again. Hope the M5 wasn't too bad 🚗🚗🚗

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Excellent campsite.Nice and peaceful.Lovely countryside views.Spotless toilet facilities each with …07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDUNCAN T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Excellent campsite.Nice and peaceful.Lovely countryside views.Spotless toilet facilities each with own sink.
    Really nice welcome.To be given a cream tea on arrival a really special touch.
    Would fully recommend and hope to visit again.

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Hi Duncan

Thanks for your lovely review and compliments - glad you enjoyed your scones! We hope you will be able to visit again. Happy camping

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Space. Peace. Location. Clean toilets. Friendly welcome.01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Space. Peace. Location. Clean toilets. Friendly welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Thanks for that review - glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you can visit again

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Excellent site, lots of great views, friendly owners and animals!30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatherine S.Confirmed

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

    We enjoyed a brilliant stay at Markstone Farm. Cathy and Andrew are very friendly and we were welcomed with scones and cream. The facilities are excellent, very clean and tidy. The farm animals are excellent company in the adjoining fields and we were lucky enough to see some 2 week old calfs being fed by Andrew.
    Overall, a fantastic stay and really happy to recommend this camp site.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for those lovely words and for taking the time to review.

We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable time with us - your job is to feed the calves next time you visit!! - which we hope you will do again.

Happy camping!

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Great place to relax and friendly staff. Very clean.30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great place to relax and friendly staff. Very clean.

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Thanks for your kind review. We are pleased you found Markstone relaxing and that you enjoyed your break.

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Excellent30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Warm greeting, scones, scenery and able to use firepits. Also very clean facilities.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our site - glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly, helpful hosts24/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngelika W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely hosts and the field overlooked the Sheep, Cows and wider farm land all around. Plenty of Footpath, Bridleways and Byways to explore the land. Nearest public Transport with direct link to Plymouth and nearest largest Town of Kingsbridge only two miles down to Aveton Gififford. The number 3 bus also goes to Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands. The Campside was very clean.

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Hello Angelika

Thank you for that lovely review. It was so lovely to meet you both and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon
Best wishes, Andrew and Cathy

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Scones and cream and jam on arrival. An added bonus. …23/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Scones and cream and jam on arrival. An added bonus. Lovely clean toilets. A new block with 3 individual wash basins. Well organised. Quiet site. Good views all round. Can't quite see the sea. Lovely helpful owners. BBQ allowed. Fire grate for use too.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. Small roads to get there.

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Thanks for that lovely review, Angus. Good to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again.

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Really lovely welcome with a cream tea. Everything very clean.22/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Really lovely welcome with a cream tea. Everything very clean.

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Thanks for your lovely comments, Gillian. Hope to see you both again soon. Safe travels

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Great scenic location12/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Markstone Farm offers a quiet secluded site with good facilities and level ground
    Ideal for the surrounding area.

    Disliked: 

    Access is tight and lanes in this area are very restrictive in passing places.

From the manager...

Hello Anthony.

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed our site.

The narrow lanes are a feature of Devon, I'm afraid 🤗 . Hope that hasn't put you off coming back to enjoy more of our beautiful surroundings?

Happy travels

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Modbury, Devon, England, PL21 0SE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.3432°N 3.8276°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
BP Garage — 5.1 miles
Town Hall — 5.1 miles
Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel — 8.8 miles
Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Paignton Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Ferry ports
Cockleridge Ham Ferry Landing — 4.8 miles
Bantham Ferry Landing — 4.9 miles
Kingsbridge Ferry Landing — 4.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 32.3 miles

Directions


From the A38 (southbound): follow signs for Ivybridge Park and Ride/Modbury. Next, follow signs for Modbury. You will then come to a crossroads marked Kittaford Cross – go straight on.

You will come to an area signed California Cross with a BP garage on your left and the Cali Inn pub on your right. From here, head toward Modbury and take the second left fork in the road (signposted Bigbury). Continue up the road and take the 2nd left turn marked Aveton Gifford, Chillaton and Lixton. The marker posted is signed Hangman’s Cross.

Carry on, passing Cuckoo Farm, Greenlands Plant Nursery and Higher Wizaller Farm.

You will then see a stone wall on your left with a Markstone Farm sign in grey slate. There is a track running down the side of the farm – ignore it and enter the farm through the wooden gates instead. Come through the gates and follow the driveway on your 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

If you’ve not had enough hiking on the footpaths that crisscross the fields surrounding the site, fear not – there's a lot more where that came from. Motor down to Salcombe (20 minutes) for a circuit around Snapes Point, where panoramas over the South Hams hills and Kingsbridge estuary are a fine thing to behold. Inland, kick off Dartmoor explores in Ivybridge (25 minutes), a key stop-off point on the long-distance Two Moors Way.

Next, to Kingsbridge (15 minutes) and its streets stacked with independent shops and galleries, and where where a twice-monthly Saturday farmers’ market makes a top spot for sampling local Devon delicacies. There are plentiful paddling opportunities on offer here too – chat to specialists about paddleboarding tours or take a bit of coaching in the art of canoeing.

History buffs, meanwhile, may be drawn to the storied ramparts of Dartmouth Castle (half an hour) and Berry Pomeroy (40 minutes). This latter spot is rumoured to be haunted – if in need of less spooky historic times, try a reassuring ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway (30 minutes) instead.

Must see

  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (8.6 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (10.6 miles)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (12.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Overbeck's (8.6 miles)
  • Greenway (11.0 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping? If you’ve not had enough hiking on the footpaths that crisscross the fields surrounding the site, fear not – there's a lot more where that came from. Motor down to Salcombe (20 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Markstone Farm Caravan and Camping? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the at the farmhouse instead.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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 site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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