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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

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

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

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

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


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9.1

Overall rating based on 270 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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Great site,will return 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Was a great campsite that had a wild feeling about it but had all the things you need

    Disliked: 

    The re-cycle area needs some work

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Great experience, clean facilities, friendly staff and cosy pods. 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kate_e123486 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Camping without putting a tent up or being cold. Snug and relaxing time and love being able to make a fire. Clean facilities and friendly staff. Pod was so cosy and great for photos.

    Disliked: 

    Hard to go for a walk as everywhere just leads to roads and private land. Being so close to other people's tents with children running into our campfire site.

From the manager...

Hi Kate,
Sorry to hear about children ruining your peace. Let us know next time. We only have 68 acres but the Moors were just across the bridge, 300 yards away for walking.
Glad everything else was ok
Thanks,
Lister.

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Fantastic place! Well recommended! 17/08/2017

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

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

    Me and my boys really enjoyed a week break in Ashbourne woods. Beautiful place with lovely people around! Facilities up to standards. We definitely coming back next year!

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A good site with welcoming staff. 16/08/2017

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

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

    The woods and surrounding countryside were beautiful. The people at the site were all nice. We arrived in the evening and we're given a pitch near to the van for unloading which I thought was lovely. Thank you for a pleasant stay on my first camping trip.

    Disliked: 

    I didn't like the rain on our first night.

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Great campsite and amazing value for money. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher F. Confirmed

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

    Amazing site. Located next to main road but yet rural and quiet. We stayed in a micro lodge which was perfect for the two of us. We could park in front of the lodge and had a fire pit next to us. The facilities were clean and tidy. The staff were polite and helpful. Great campsite and amazing value for money.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Excellent site, friendly staff, warm cosy camping pod. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine B. Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Received a friendly welcome, and a clear run-down of the facilities and resources on offer. The camping pod was great. Two electric sockets inside, and one outside (with led lights available to plug in. Three ceiling spotlights internally. Double glazing meant a quieter night's sleep, warm and dry. We made our first campfire, having gathered wood from the surrounding forest floor. The kids made friends with fellow campers. Wonderful.

    Disliked: 

    Overflowing rubbish bins in the parking area.

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Very friendly staff, nice family site. Love the wild feel. 15/08/2017

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

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities were good. Reasonably priced washing machine. Nice clean toilets. Lovely wild site.

    Disliked: 

    Static caravan dated and tired in condition. Would be lovely to have a small play area that is fitting to the feel of the site.

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Great base for Dartmoor 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sophie W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Setting, fire pit, dog friendly, no cars on site chewing grass and guffing fumes

    Disliked: 

    Litter, in mopped showers, screaming children by your head...all other visitors not owners who were super

From the manager...

Hi Sophie
Thankyou for a lovely review , look forward to seeing you again.
Best Wishes
Helen

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perfect to find your inner caveman 14/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I had my own private wild camping plot with a fire pit in the middle of a young woodland to share with my dog and it was perfection, I got woken up by the wild birds every morning with the sun piercing through the trees. The facilities were very good and very clean. i was pleasantly surprised by the fridge and freezer and washing machine available though I didn't use these.

    I would definitely come back here soon.

    Disliked: 

    nothing to dislike to be honest

From the manager...

Thankyou, i'm glad you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Helen

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Friendly and professional welcome. Beautiful setting. Great natural pitches in ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashley O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly and professional welcome. Beautiful setting. Great natural pitches in the woods with plenty of space and enough distance from each pitch to give privacy and feeling of genuine "wild camping" experience. Plenty of toilets and showers and washing up area, which are always very clean. Wonderful experience to sit next to a huge open fire with a glass of wine cooking marshmallows! Stunning 10 minute walk to 11th century pub with friendly landlord and staff. Highly recommend the whole experience.

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    Nothing

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Take away

Tennis

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Gypsy caravans

Jumbo tent pitches

Microlodges

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

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


Arriving from Exeter or Plymouth on the A38, take the Dry Bridge turn off to Rattery. Follow signs to Rattery village for about 500 yards and we are on your left up a wooded track.

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Guests arriving after this time must contact the site using the details provided in their booking confirmation email to organise check-in.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

This area is not subject to city tax.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
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 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 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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

Reception
Reception is open from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 05/06 and 08/10.

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

Additional terms

1. Openly drinking of alcohol is only permitted on your pitch.

2 . It is forbidden to take up residence on the site.

3. If the ground is wet cars will be parked in a special parking area and not by the pitch.

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

5. Bicycles are welcome on site.

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