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Ashbourne Woods: Wild camping at its best

General

  • Peaceful, rural and hidden away site on 68 acres of woodland
  • Campfires encouraged
  • Toilets, hot showers, laundry room and communal fire area

Have a secluded and hidden away stay at peaceful and rural Ashbourne Woods near South Brent in Devon, in a range of accommodation to suit all outdoor holiday sorts.

The site is set on 68 acres of woodland, fit around a growing forest with accommodation areas carefully laid out by the helpful and friendly owners, and is a mere ten-minute stroll from a cosy and rather fab eleventh century pub. And as befits a rural and tucked away site such as this, campfires are encouraged here, so bring along the sausages and marshmallows for toasty evenings under the Devon stars...

Ashbourne's main camping area has a shared fridge for essentials and a communal fire area, as well as water facilities, toilets, hot showers and a laundry/washing up area with hot and cold water and coin-operated washing and drying machines.

Pups are barking up the right tree at Ashbourne Woods too - they’re welcome across the site and accommodation types, and the two and a half miles of dog-walking tracks nearby will make a stay for pooches here anything but ruff.

Please note

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

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including the use of washing machine and tumble dryers are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception is unmanned from 15/09 to 15/05, please contact the site on arrival to check-in.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 497 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  88% described as Forest ?

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Stunning scenic level pitches,pristine facilities kind efficient staff06/05/2021

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  • Electric optional grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ease of booking and the fact that the campsite really was as advertised, beautiful setting.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Amazing site with clean facilities, staff are warm and welcoming.06/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKayla S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the area to explore and setting up a fire each night.

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Beautiful wild camping woods, great pub 15min walk away04/05/2021

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

  • Gypsy caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location! Atmosphere! Friendly staff! Clean toilets and (hot)showers! Use of microwave/kettle/toaster/washing machine/tumble drier!

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Good price, nice scenery, clean facilities and very friendly staff.04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeonard I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a very nice camping site, we really liked the layout of our pitch, it was very clean also we liked that we had water and a compost toilet close by. The price is very good, definitely we wil visit again.

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Very clean and an excellent location04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and an excellent location

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We loved the location, and how well run it was. …04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved the location, and how well run it was. It was a lovely site, and well equipped with facilities. Such USB charge points, ample water sources, and toilets throughout site. The wild section was nice and open.

    Would come back any time.

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Fantastic place, looking to book again possibly this year.04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great pitch and facilities. Very friendly welcome from Russell. Lovely setting in the forest. Allowed to forage dead wood off the ground to burn.

    Disliked: 

    Only bummer really was the electric hookup kept cutting out on the first day, and having to wheelbarrow your stuff from car park to pitch was a bit of a pain.

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The quietness, friendly staff and clean favilities04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRyan K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The quietness, friendly staff and clean favilities

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Nice quiet place, no problem to contact with the host04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet place, no problem to contact with the host

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was like 10 min walk from toilets

From the manager...

Hi Aleksandra

Thanks for the review, I find it very hard to believe that you found the toilet a 10 minute walk when the pub is a 10 minute walk where on earth did you go, are furthest pitch is only 5 minutes away, there is a compost toilet that in less than 30 seconds away from wild 14 which you where on and the main toilet block is 2 minutes at the most, I feel a 6 out of 10 in quite harsh as this is was not the case.

Regards

Helen

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Excellent site and very helpful staff02/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandy R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Gypsy caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely and quiet

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Gypsy caravans

Microlodges

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Rattery, South Brent, Devon, England, TQ10 9JZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4414°N 3.7878°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 2.9 miles
Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Ashburton: Bull Ring Bus Stop — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Totnes Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Ivybridge Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Paignton Rail Station — 9.9 miles
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 4.8 miles
Dittisham Ferry Landing — 9.4 miles
Greenway House Ferry Landing — 9.6 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 25.8 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

Tucked away needn’t mean being stuck for things to do... Set in South Hams on the south coast of Devon, the campsite is just off the accessible A38, ten miles from the sea and less than a mile from Dartmoor National Park.

Half an hour’s drive away is Compton Castle, a manor with orchard-filled gardens for apple-y ambling around, while the National Trust’s Church House on Dartmoor is just over a 20-minute drive north. For active types, horse riding and sailing can also be jumped upon around Dartmoor and on the coast.

Cast a line to Hatchlands Trout Farm, just ten minutes by car, ton fly fish on the well-stocked rainbow trout lake, or try the coarse fishing also available in the surrounding areas: ask the Ashbourne Woods team to point you and your rod in the right direction.

As well as the nearby beaches to treat and tire out, day trips to keep little holidaymakers happy also include Pennywell Farm (less than five minutes away) where animal fans can snuggle the pigs, collect eggs, help feed the lambs and even try their hand at milking the goats; Woodland Family Theme Park for daredevil youngsters (just 30 minutes away), with rides, falconry display and zoo farm, and Staverton Steam Railway, the first choo-choo-choice for little locomotive fans.

Must see

  • Buckfast Abbey (3.6 miles)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (9.1 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (9.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Compton Castle (8.6 miles)
  • The Church House (9.4 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. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Ashbourne Woods cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Ashbourne Woods will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

Bank transfer
Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Ashbourne Woods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ashbourne Woods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ashbourne Woods? Tucked away needn’t mean being stuck for things to do... Set in South Hams on the south coast of Devon, the campsite is just off the accessible A38, ten miles from the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ashbourne Woods?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Ashbourne Woods? From £20 (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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Facilities/activities including the use of washing machine and tumble dryers are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Generators, disposable barbecues, and storage of petrol/diesel are not permitted.
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.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
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.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Drinking alcohol is only permitted on your pitch.

Repeatedly overloading the electricity supply will result in it being switched off. No refunds will be offered.

Reception is unmanned from 15/09 to 15/05, please contact the site on arrival to check-in.

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