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General

  • Family-friendly site half an hour from the edge of Dartmoor
  • Relax on site with reiki, massage and reflexology therapies
  • A 45-minute drive from shops, museums, restaurants of Exeter

In 2013, the owners of Hideaway Camping upped sticks and left London to escape the chaos of city life in favour of something a little slower and a little more peaceful. At the family-friendly site they set up 15 minutes’ drive from Northlew village in Devon, they want to give their guests a taste of that escape: come here to hide away.

You can start your relaxation right on site by signing up for some of the therapies on offer (how do reflexology, reiki, massage and shamanic healing sound?), before getting out in nature to really soothe your work-addled spirit. The site is about half an hour from the edge of Dartmoor National Park, so walking, hiking, biking and riding trails are all nearby, including the Granite Way cycle path, National Route 27 and the Tarka Trail.

Put your feet up back on site and bask in the peace and quiet, dozing gently over a book or board game in front of the Little Melbury communal cabin logburning stove; if you want to explore instead, there are trails to wander along leafy banks.

Feeling peckish? Nab supplies in Okehampton, 15 minutes away, and cook up a storm in the Little Melbury kitchen or over a barbecue. Once you’ve eaten your fill, pass the evening next to the campfire making the most of any clear skies for a bit of stargazing... then get ready to hide away doing the lot all over again the next day.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Chilled and quiet. Pods well spaced. Helpful friendly staff. 07/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, remote paradise. Cosy hut.

    Disliked: 

    Website said log burner, but has been changed to a gas fire.

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An absolutely amazing site with excellent facilities. We loved the ... 20/08/2018

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

  • Iglulu camping pod
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    An absolutely amazing site with excellent facilities.
    We loved the fairies, the pigs, the swings, the hammocks...the list is endless!

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Excellent site a great place to get away from it all 18/08/2018

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    It would be difficult to find more welcoming and accommodating hosts, we felt like we were visiting old friends. A beautiful site hidden away in the heart of the countryside with a limited number of individual pitches which are well spaced meaning a degree of privacy whilst still maintaining a feeling of community. Each pitch has its own fire pit with logs, 'Mystical Fire' and marshmallows to toast available in the on site shop. Lots for children to see and explore on site including the Fairy Glade, a stream and pond and The Cabin well equipped for those wet days. A haven of peace, quiet and tranquillity, a great place to get away from it all and relax with camp fires and stargazing.

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    Nothing

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A great place to camp. Spacious pitches with good distance ... 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tomm C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A great place to camp. Spacious pitches with good distance between, so you are not intruded by any neighbours. Fire pits set up on each pitch and they sell firewood etc to get them going. Nice a quite during the nights. Lots for kids to do during the day including a fairy glade, pond and hammocks. The owners are really friendly and always on hand (or at the end of the phone) to help and advise. Good location, close to Dartmoor, Lydford and Okehampton. Within driving distance of some beaches and other activities like Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth etc

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again!

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excellent. Lovely site. Lovely hosts. 11/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steve p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The place. The people

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it! Glad you had a good time

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A true hideaway for those who love living in the outdoors 08/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jan S. Confirmed

  • Iglulu camping pod
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    Everything you needed was thought about from an umbrella to a fly swat. Wonderful surroundings with lovely extras such as hammocks, fire pits and fairy lights.

    Disliked: 

    The extremely bumpy track down to the camp site

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thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it!

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Beautiful, 'hidden' campsite in a gorgeous valley in Dartmoor. Jenny, ... 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachael R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful, 'hidden' campsite in a gorgeous valley in Dartmoor. Jenny, Amy and Eddie were the perfect hosts. They provided a warm welcome and felt like we were visiting old friends. They put on a bonfire to celebrate their 5th anniversary, which was lovely to celebrate with them.
    The Hideaway has the nicest showers and toilets we've ever seen on a campsite! Small shop on site was handy for buying extra gas and logs for the fire. Very child friendly with swings, pigs and even a fairy den to play in. Lovely and quiet as the pitches are very well spaced. Tent and igloo campers can drive their car right up to their pitch which made it so easy to get set up.
    One of the best starry night skies I have ever seen. Such a beautiful escape from everything, wish we were still there. Thank you!

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Thank you for your lovely review!! It was so nice to meet you guys, thank you for helping us celebrate our 5th Birthday. Would be great to see you again!

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Beautiful site, quirky and the staff were friendly. 02/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jodie C. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Shepherds hut. Cosy, comfortable and well equipped.
    The camping ground and the walk around it
    Loved the hidden gems around the camping ground such as the hammocks and the ornaments on the trees
    The lovely welcome we got when we got there.

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loved site very thoughtful lovely room very child friendly all ... 28/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Frances O. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    loved site very thoughtful lovely room very child friendly all ages and adult. thank you for spare tent. glad we could help with dog. one of your books paula c the vallekries came home with me please email yr address (ocean262@btinternet.com)

    I would and my family would highly recommend this campsite amazing views, versatile, hammocks and beautiful places and central for Dartmoor bude polperro etc...

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We loved the campsite but the road was terrible . 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Quiet surroundings, fire pits, lovely welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Long, unmade bumpy access road.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Shower available

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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

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Gypsy caravans

Jumbo tent pitches

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Higher Melbury, Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, England, EX20 3PG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7397°N 4.1362°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 12.3 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 13.2 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Eggesford Rail Station — 15.4 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 19.5 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 21.6 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 21.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 31.6 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

Start your stay by getting a taste of the Dartmoor experience in the town of Okehampton, 15 minutes’ drive from the site: explore the ruins of the 11th-century castle (rumoured to be haunted), then continue on to the Museum of Dartmoor Life to learn about the people who have lived here over the last 5,000 years.

Keep it in the past with stops at some of the neighbouring stately piles to see how the wealthy used to live (Castle Drogo, Powderham Castle, Cotehele, Killerton House and Knightshayes Court are all within around an hour), or venture into Exeter, 45 minutes away, for museums, underground passages and the famed Exeter Cathedral.

After something a little more active? Make a foray into Dartmoor for horse riding, gorge scrambling and whitewater kayaking and canoeing, climb Hay Tor for spectacular views, swim over to Tamar Lakes for sailing and windsurfing, or head coastward for beaches, surfing, coasteering and paddleboarding in Bude seaside resort.

Got kids toddling along behind? There are plenty of theme parks and adventure parks within an hour of the site, or you could try something a little less high-octane with afternoons at the Miniature Pony Centre or Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (14.0 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (14.5 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (23.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Lydford Gorge (6.8 miles)
  • Finch Foundry (9.2 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. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

If you expect to arrive after 7pm, please call the site using the number in the confirmation email.

Hideaway Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

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. Hideaway Camping will debit the balance from your card 2 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

General
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.

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

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

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

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