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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.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop
— 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Kingskerswell: Arch Bus Stop — 4.8 miles
- Train stations
Totnes Rail Station
— 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Paignton Rail Station — 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Torre Rail Station — 5.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing
— 2.5 miles
2.5 miles Torquay - North Quay — 6.4 miles
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.
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.
- Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (4.7 miles)
- Buckfast Abbey (5.0 miles)
- Living Coasts (6.5 miles)
- Compton Castle (3.3 miles)
- Greenway (6.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.