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  • Glamping in a scenic rural setting three miles from Totnes
  • Accommodation in a quiet three-acre field
  • A 15-minute drive from Dartmoor

Hemsford Yurt Camp is in a valley three miles from Totnes, in a peaceful corner of a three-acre field and its lake, stable and barn, and set up for peaceful stays in an accessible setting. The Hems river runs through the field.

The lake on site is a haven for nature spotters as it's home to wild ducks, geese, newts and more. Off site, Hemsford is a couple of miles from the River Dart, within 20 minutes of Pennywell Farm and 15 minutes from Buckfastleigh and Dartmoor National Park.

The site is off grid with its own power supply. Showers, toilets and a shared kitchen are all in the Hemsford barn.

Open all year

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed


Lake and/or mountain


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

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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  • Hemsford House, Littlehempston, Totnes, Devon, England, TQ9 6NE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4628°N 3.6724°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop — 2.2 miles
Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 4.6 miles
Kingskerswell: Arch Bus Stop — 4.8 miles
Train stations
Totnes Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Paignton Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Torre Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Torquay - North Quay — 6.4 miles
Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon — 6.5 miles
Exeter International Airport — 21.7 miles


From Totnes take the A381. Approximately two miles on, take the lefthand turn signposted Littlehempston, follow the lane down into the valley at the bottom, go under the railway bridge and over the small humpback bridge. Immediately after the bridge take the next righthand turning signposted Hemsford. Follow this lane for ¾ of a mile when you will come up to a small junction. Travel straight on and within 50 yards ignore the next right also signposted Hemsford and travel a further 100 yards. The entrance to the yurt camp is on the righthand side, at Southford Stables. Ample parking for cars is situated in the stable yard. Parking for equestrian transport by prior arrangement.

Nearest railway station is at Totnes, Bus runs regularly from Totnes – get off the bus at the Pig and Whistle stop and follow the directions as above. Hemsford is ¾ of a mile from here.

Alternatively coming from Newton Abbot, regular buses run from Newton Abbot to Totnes and get off at the Pig and Whistle stop and follow directions as above.

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 arty town of Totnes three miles away on the River Dart is home to artists, writers and musicians as well as a good pick of individual shops; a market runs every week.

Options for days out nearby include Totnes Castle (10 minutes), Paignton Zoo (20 minutes), the coast at Torquay, Woodlands Family Theme Park and Babbacombe Model Village all within 25 minutes, and Kents Cavern within half an hour.

The nearby villages of Broadhempston, Littlehempston and Staverton have pubs and inns specialising in local produce.

Must see

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (4.7 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (5.0 miles)
  • Living Coasts (6.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Compton Castle (3.3 miles)
  • Greenway (6.6 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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Terms and conditions

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

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

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 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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: £150.00 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 £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

No hen/stag parties permitted via
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Additional terms

General safety: each yurt has a fire extinguisher. Heat-resistant gloves for loading the stove and a fire guard for your protection are also provided.