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Horizontal Leisure Club

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General

  • Wild camping on a working organic farm
  • Entertainment barn with sofas and tourist info
  • Guided walks, Dartmoor tours, archery and clay shooting available

The facts, given straight: Horizontal Leisure Club near Devon's Newton Abbot is a place in which to lose yourself for a few days (or maybe weeks). There are a full 15 acres of woodland for guests to spread themselves out among: you'll spy peace, you'll spy quiet, you'll spy maybe getting lost for quite some time…

This is wild camping on a working organic farm where the inhabitants include South Devon and Red Devon cattle, complete with occasional calves, as well as Texel sheep lambing in early March or thereabouts each year – and all quietly set about 10 miles from Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren.

The farm has an entertainment barn, the Pound House, with sofas, tourist info and a bar/counter: settle down here on wet days or maybe just to relax after a Devon explore. Speaking of which, the farm team can arrange small 20-minute guided farm walks through ancient woodland, or tours of Dartmoor in a Land Rover Discovery. Archery and clay shooting with lessons for novices is also available on site.

Mains water, litter bins, and fire extinguishers are provided for guests, and there's also a portable toilet.

A pub owned by Horizontal Leisure Club, the Palk Arms, is just over a mile away and dishes up food and real ales, alongside splendid Devon views from the restaurant over the Teign valley.


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Lovely little site away from everything06/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNico B.Confirmed

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

    Supported wild camping... It was great. Nick is very helpful. There is running water, a portaloo, small shed with one or two chairs and a fire pit. That's it. Perfect. We had it to ourselves. We could barely hear anything but the birds and wind in the trees. It was very nice and picturesque. It was close enough to the main road to Plymouth to be quick to get to, yet also far enough away, we couldn't hear the road and it was away from it all.

    There is a little slope on the field, but certain bits are flatter. We would recommend bringing your own wood if you want a fire, as any you collect will be either green wood or damp from recent rain - not good for fires.

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    Nothing really

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Large site, lots of privacy, helpful owner03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We rented the entire campsite for the weekend when our festival was cancelled and ended up having a better time than we would have done had we gone to the festival. It was absolutely fantastic!!

    Nicholas, the owner, was truly a brilliant host and was more than accommodating. There was a large group of us and he was more than happy to mow down a bit of extra space to make our camping experience even better. We cannot thank him enough for such a great time.

    The campsite is off the beaten track which gives you a great sense of privacy. It felt amazing to be able to chill in the camp knowing you had the field to yourself, something I don't think many other campsites can offer. We were even able to throw a bit of a party on Sunday comfortably knowing we wouldn't be disturbing anyone.

    Even though the camp is secluded you're a perfect distance from the supermarkets, Newton Abbot, Exeter and the beaches at Paignton and Torquay.
    The 4G signal was great there too which just made life so much easier.

    If you're looking for an easy stress-free weekend with a group of mates then this place is the spot. Book the field out entirely and enjoy having the field to yourself, it's so much fun. After one night of being at the camp, we were all agreed that we would come back again.

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Thank you so much indeed Sam and friends. Not much else I can add!

However I would mention this to others reading this review that Sam's group may give the impression that the campsite is always full ( ie cramped to those wanting space around tents etc) and that the vast proportion of bookings have plenty of space as they are not groups of 22 and often 2 or 3 folk staying 1 to 4 nights and some of these have left favourable reviews.

Again thank you Sam and friends.

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Lovely location. Really quiet . Perfect for a quiet getaway …14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely location. Really quiet . Perfect for a quiet getaway for the night.
    Close to paignton and torquay where we went for food...had a campfire in the evening. Definitely recommend if your just looking to escape for a few days

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A tremendous response for which thank you. The nearest food store is actually Chudleigh across the valley 3 miles away open 8am to 9pm. Nearest beaches are Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth where there is a pier about 8 miles away.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitising stations

No cash accepted on site

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

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Higher Crockham Farm, Trusham, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ13 0NX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6145°N 3.6279°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Shelter — 6.6 miles
Train stations
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Teignmouth Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Dawlish Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Ferry ports
Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 7.5 miles
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 7.6 miles
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 7.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 12.3 miles

Directions


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

The particular part of Devon around Horizontal Leisure Club has some fab fishing (and walks) nearby at the Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs, with boating also available on Kennick; a climbing centre at Chudleigh Rocks, and walks along the nearby River Teign.

The seaside towns of Teignmouth and Dawlish are both around 10 miles away and worth a day each; Teignmouth has a pier and day boating trips to the Torbay area (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) as well as occasional trips to Dartmouth (for Agatha Christie tours). Dawlish is one of the best places in all the land to spy birds too, at its RSPB-owned sandbar warren.

Also well worth a look, the cathedral city of Exeter is 12 miles away.

Must see

  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (8.6 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (9.8 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (10.6 miles)

National Trust

  • The Church House (8.5 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (9.8 miles)

Cycle routes

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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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Horizontal Leisure Club cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Horizontal Leisure Club 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Horizontal Leisure Club have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Horizontal Leisure Club dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Horizontal Leisure Club? The particular part of Devon around Horizontal Leisure Club has some fab fishing (and walks) nearby at the Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs, with boating also available on Kennick; a climbing centre … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Horizontal Leisure Club?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more

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